A Night in Tunisia is a composition of Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Paparelli dating from 1942 , which has become a jazz standard 1 .

Dizzy Gillespie first performed it at Kelly’s Stable in New York in the early 1940s when working with Benny Carter , and later performed by saxophonist Charlie Parker and pianist Bud Powell .

The 1946 recording was inscribed in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 2 .

A Night in Tunisia has been taken up in many styles by many bands and musicians, in particular, Charlie Parker , Sarah Vaughan Ella Fitzgerald , Stan Getz , Dexter Gordon , Ibrahim Maalouf , Davis Miles , Bobby McFerrin , Bud Powell , Sonny Rollins , The Double Six , Wayne Shorter , Peter Cincotti , Art Blakey etc.

Notes and references

  1. ↑ ” Night in Tunisia (1942) ”  [ archive ] , on www.jazzstandards.com (accessed November 12, 2013 )
  2. ↑ ( en ) http://www.safemusic.co.uk/12993/night-in-tunisia  [ archive ]