|Musician, Composer, Raconteur|
|Live album by|
|Recorded||July 17, 1981|
|Venue||Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland|
|Label|| Pablo Live |
|Dizzy Gillespie chronology|
|Original LP Cover|
Musician, Composer, Raconteur is a live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1981 and released on the Pablo label.
The Allmusic review stated "This double album is subtitled "Dizzy Gillespie Plays and Raps in His Greatest Concert," an exaggeration to say the least. In reality, this set (which contains some of his humorous joking with the audience) is a fine all-around example of Gillespie at a typical concert in 1981. At the age of 63, he was no longer the powerful trumpeter he once was, but he still had something to contribute".
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|
All compositions by Dizzy Gillespie except as indicated
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