Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

It's My Way

LP (Item 52033) Solid State, 1969 — Condition: Very Good+
Gatefold

A weird batch of groovy tracks from Diz – more of a pop soul jazz instrumental set than a straight jazz one, recorded in 1969 with arrangements by Jimmy Mundy, who conducts a group with Paul Griffin, Billy Butler, and Jerome Richardson. As usual, Dizzy rises to any occasion – and brings out some great work for the album, grooving in a number of different modes as the moods of the tracks change with the backing colors of the band. Titles include a medley of "Aquarius" and "Let The Sun Shine In", plus "Exotica", "Besame Mucho", "Magic Tree", "This Girl's In Love With You", and "Galveston". Not all great – but with some really nice moments!  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, a large name in red marker on front and back, mostly split spine, with a wrinkled and peeled corner in back.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


Dizzy Gillespie

Good Bait
Spotlite (UK), Late 40s. Very Good+
Recordings in NYC from 1948 and 1949 with orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
Everest, Mid 40s. Near Mint-
A collection of recordings in various settings – with his sextet including Dexter Gordon, Frank Paparelli, Chuck Wayne, Murray Shipinsky, and Shelley Manne from 1945, with his quintet including Charlie Parker, Curly Russell, Al Haig, Sid Catlett, and Sarah Vaughan from 1945, with his ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dizzy Gillespie

Composer's Concepts
Mercury, Early 60s/1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
Nice 2LP set that brings together some of his most striking sessions of the early 60s recorded for Emarcy. This set includes pieces composed and arranged by Lalo Schifrin played by a large ensemble led by Benny Carter – with Dizzy as the main soloist, and work by players that include James ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dizzy Gillespie

New Continent
Limelight, 1962. Very Good+ Gatefold
A wickedly great album from Dizzy Gillespie – one of his most striking sessions of the early 60s, and a perfect blend of his Latin and modern modes! The album features an extended suite – composed and arranged by Lalo Schifrin, who'd just begun working with Dizzy at the time, and who ... LP, Vinyl record album
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Of the classic "big names get together for a session" albums on Verve, the best ones always seem to be the ones with one of the "Sonnys" in the list of leaders. This one compiles titles from the Sonny Side Up album – which featured Stitt and Rollins, plus others from 1957 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizziest
Bluebird/RCA, Late 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
Great great 2LP set that features some of Dizzy's incredible late 40s work for Bluebird! The set not only includes some killer bop material, of the sort that made Dizzy an instant fave, even with folks who hated Bird – but it also includes some of Dizzy's early cubop recordings, which mixed ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dizzy Gillespie

Ebullient Mr Gillespie
Verve, 1959. Very Good+
Ahhh . . . Diz in the 50s. What a great thing! He's post bop, post cubop, but still has all the best elements of those eras – wrapped up into a more complicated Latin-tinged style that's filled with warmth, humor, and some pretty compelling grooves. This set is one of Diz's best from the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dizzy Gillespie

Gillespiana
Verve, 1960. Very Good+
A great burner from Diz – and one that features a large group, long tracks, and some stellar early work from Lalo Schifrin! Schifrin was in Diz's group at the time, playing piano and contributing fantastic Latin-tinged arrangements that gave the band a whole new life. Other players on this ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dizzy Gillespie

Free Ride
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint-
A wicked bit of 70s funky fusion from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded with his old piano player from the 60s, Lalo Schifrin! Lalo arranged, conducted, and plays plenty of keyboards – giving the album a wicked groove that's a bit different than some of Dizzy's other 70s work – a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie Story
Savoy, Late 40s. Very Good
Classic Savoy bop work from Diz – featuring some sides cut with the orchestra of Johnny Richards, plus some cut with the "Bepop (sic) Boys", a group that includes Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Dave Burns, and John Brown. The Richards sides are great – a bit more ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jimmy McGriff

Thing To Come By
Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold
A really fantastic record from Hammond hero Jimmy McGriff – and one that has him opening up his groove a fair bit more than on his early Sue Records sides! Jimmy's sense of rhythm and timing here is great – really changing up and keeping things interesting – still with enough of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Johnny Lytle

Be Proud
Solid State, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold
A nice little sleeper of an album that has Johnny playing with a larger set of arrangements than you typically hear him in, and with a vocal group on a number of tracks. The set still has a good soul jazz groove, which you'd expect from Lytle at the very least, and spans a range of styles that ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top