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Produced by Sergio Mendes for A&M and wielding a sound comparable to Brasil '66, Bossa Rio boasted two bona-fide Brazilian stars in their ranks: Manfredo Fest and Pery Ribeiro. CD debut for this jazzy bossa-nova gem!

1. No More Blues
2. Long, Long Summer
3. I Waited for You
4. Desafinado
5. Here It Is
6. Pau de Arara
7. For the Gypsies

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 14, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B001UE27U6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,574 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dennis G. Voss Jr. on June 21, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Three years ago I wrote an Amazon review of this recording, praising the music featured on it and bemoaning that the CD had been out of print for more than 15 years. Now that the CD has become available as part of Verve's "Originals" series, I am thrilled to be able to revise the review to provide more consumer information:

"Dizzy on the French Riviera" combines music from two of Gillespie's 1962 small-group sessions, a June session recorded in France (Juan-Les-Pins) that reportedly produced tracks 1, 5 & 7 and a May session actually recorded in NYC that produced the remainder. The recordings are unified, though, by the presence of two unique soloists sharing the limelight with Dizzy -- Texan Leo Wright on woodwinds and South American composer Lalo Schifrin on piano, both of whom would be replaced in Gillespie's entourage within the year -- as well as by a decidedly exotic flavor combining bossa nova composition, multiple percussionists, and occasional gypsy-jazz guitar with Gillespie's growing tendency toward Afro-Cuban flavors in his soloing. Schifrin, best known as the composer of catchy TV themes such as "Mission Impossible" and the bossa nova groove of "I Dream of Jeannie," is astonishingly good whether taking the lead or comping behind the other soloists. His solo on "Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)" is so full of ideas that it feels as though they could have just played that song for the rest of the album. Wright's performances on alto and flute, meanwhile, will leave you wondering why he never achieved the fame of successor James Moody. And while the work by Hungarian guitarist Elek Bacsik, a cousin of Django Reinhardt, may not quite stand out at the same level, it lends a unique tone and is certainly not boring.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By G. F. Meister on March 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The sound of waves and childrens voices at the start and finish of the album conjure sunshine and good feelings, and frame some of the best jazz ever. This is an enchanting album, and contains the best versions of some of Dizzy finest compositions, played by a group that really feels like it's together... Dizzy plays with heart, eschewing his all too typical excess showmanship, Lalo Schifrin plays some his best piano solos, foregoing movie cliches, Leo Wright's flute and sax are splendid, Pepito Riestria's percussion and the rhythm section of Rudy Collins and Chris White really move, and as a special bonus, a couple of tracks feature neglected Hungarian gypsy jazz guitarist Elek Bacsik. I can't understand why this album has not been released on CD.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Oldnslow on April 17, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This magnificant live performance from Jan Les Pins in 1962 has finally been released on CD!!. It was always one of Gillespie's best---along with another live recording by the same group (Leo Wright, alto and flute, Lalo Schiffran, piano and most significantly, arranger, Chris White, and Rudy Collins) called "An Electrifying Evening With the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet" on Verve (which was, and hopefully still is, available on a Verve CD reissue). I believe these are the only two recordings of this fabulous group, and both are essential. Gillespie was at his best, Leo Wright is simply on fire on alto, and the kicker is the amazing piano and arranging of Schiffran. This CD conveys the wonderful seaside atmosphere of Juan Les Pins, and the addition of a percussionist and a guitarist add to the authentic flavor of the occasion. Snatch this one up, as well as the other live recording CD by this short-lived group.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Luu on September 14, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I grew up with my dad and his friends analyzing this album. As a result the record was scratched so badly we couldn't play it. My dad died 17 years ago and I didn't hear again for years. My mom asked a couple of months ago did I think I could find it. I did and my mom was thrilled to hear Dizzy on the French reviera playing in the house. It's brilliant on cd
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By saxman on January 21, 2007
Format: Audio CD
WBGO played "No More Blues" the other day and I recognized the cut immediately from the seaside intro. I own the album too but came here to add the CD. Alas. The other reviews are on point. This should be re-released and truly is a classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By F. Taylor on May 11, 2010
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Only two words are necessary to opine on this album: "Totally Joyous!"

I purchased the original back in the early 60's and immediately fell in love with it, pretty much wearing out the grooves on the original LP. I was thrilled to see that it had finally been reissued as a CD and quickly reestablished it in my collection.

Lalo's solo in "No More Blues" is one of the finest examples of Latin piano ever! Dizzy is great interspersed throughout and the rest of the group just happily swing along perfectly.

Anyone who doesn't fall in love with this album doesn't like jazz, music or life!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nisan on December 13, 2011
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I didn't realize that I knew every note of this LP. In my younger days this was a house staple on Saturday morning when the family would get together to clean the house. That's what this Album represents to me, beautiful summer saturdays with the people I love. Dizzy and Lilo, don't know why they didn't play together more. No more blues is brilliant. It does something to your heart and soul when your listening. Pure pleasure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RH on October 11, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Combining a live performance he gave at Juan-Les-Pins in France and in a recording
studio in New York City, Dizzy Gillespie delivered a refreshing masterpiece in 1962 with
Dizzy On The French Riviera. With a unified sound and small band, he delivers a down
to earth swinging mixture of bossa nova, post-bop, multiple percussion, their occasional
brand of gypsy jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz as it feature Argentine Latin jazz meastro Lalo
Schiffrin on the piano. Serving up a track list that includes few classic hits like No More
Blues (Chega De Suadade), an energetic song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim that
Dizzy rips into with delicate madness and soaring artistry; Long Long Summer, penned
by Schiffrin and hailed as one of Dizzy's greatest hits, while Pau De Arara (arranged by
Schiffrin) and For The Gypsies rounds out the live event that makes it a fun and jubilent
hit, which make Dizzy On The French Riviera a richly-textured masterpiece that will live
on through the ages and one of Dizzy's greatest achievements. However we may want
to check the definitive edition that might include the unissued bonus track, Mount Olive,
which is not only an important part of the CD edition, but help make it the best edition to
date, so Verve and Philips may want to look out for the `complete edition' that way they
can, because it'll will help make Dizzy On The French Riviera sound 100% perfect from
start to finish--and one that deserves to be included in your MP3 libraries. Just after the
performance, an elated Gillespie, who was on the beach smitten by the sounds and the
scene of The French Riviera, turned to a friend to sum up his experience: "Man, it's just
Heaven here", he said.
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