Dizzy Gillespie wrote his classic "A Night in Tunisia" in 1942 when he was working with Benny Carter. Thirty-four years later the two recorded it together for this album and gave it one of its most luminous performances. In this encounter, Carter, at 70, and Gillespie, at 60, were inspired to some of the best playing of what might be described as their later years if it weren't for the fact that, at this writing, both were going strong into the 1990s. Among the pieces are two less well-known masterpieces, Gillespie's "Constantinople" and Carter's "The Courtship." Gillespie's superb bassist of the great 1947-48 big band, Al McKibbon, is in the rhythm section with Tommy Flanagan, Joe Pass, and Mickey Roker.
with Tommy Flanagan, Joe Pass, Al McKibbon, Mickey Roker