Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity

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Blues in Trinity is an album by Jamaican-born England-based jazz trumpeter Dizzy Reece, featuring performances recorded in 1958. It was his first album for the Blue Note label and is considered by some to be a ‘bop classic’ and among Reece’s best work.

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars and the review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine stated, “Although the band was thrown together, there’s a definite spark to this combo, which interacts as if it had been playing together for a long time. Throughout it all, Reece steals the show with his robust playing, and that’s why Blues in Trinity rises above the level of standard-issue hard bop and becomes something special”.

Track listing:
All compositions by Dizzy Reece except as indicated
“Blues in Trinity” – 6:45
“I Had the Craziest Dream” (Gordon, Warren) – 3:04
“Close-Up” – 10:38
“Shepherd’s Serenade” – 6:36
“Color Blind” – 6:02
“‘Round About Midnight” (Monk) – 4:46
Bonus tracks on 1995 CD reissue:

“Eboo” – 4:02
“Just a Penny” – 5:28

Dizzy Reece – trumpet (tracks 1-5, 7, 8)
Donald Byrd – trumpet (tracks 3, 5, 7, 8)
Tubby Hayes – tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 3-8)
Terry Shannon – piano
Lloyd Thompson – bass
Art Taylor – drums


Released: Early June 1959
Recorded: August 24, 1958
Decca Studios, London
Length: 47:21
Label: Blue Note
BST 84006
Producer: Tony Hall