Dizzy Reece


Asia Minor

  • Release Date: 19 May 1992
  • OJCCD-1806-2

The superb Jamaica-born trumpeter Alphonso "Dizzy" Reece has for too long been one of jazz's best-kept secrets. A fixture of the European jazz scene of the Fifties, Reece (b. 1931), who doesn't sound like his famous namesake, came to New York in 1959. Three years later he made this intriguing, Eastern-flavored date, sharing the front line with veteran baritonist Cecil Payne (b. 1922) and a promising young reedman named Joe Farrell (1937-1986), who would win critical and public accla… MORE