In 1937, Dizzy Gillespie visited Paris as a member of Teddy Hill's band. He returned to France 11 years later, leading his own spectacular big band which created a huge sensation in Europe. Four years later, in early 1952, Gillespie was again in the French capital - this time as a soloist. Since he had no longer a regular band of his own, Blue Star and Vogue recorded the visiting star with a bewildering variety of local artists and expatriate Americans including Don Byas, Art Simmons and Arnold Ross. Includes Cocktails For Two / Cognac Blues / Moon Nocturne / Sabla y blu / Blue And Sentimental / Just One More Chance / Fragile / Hurry Home / Afro Paris / Say Eh! / I Cover The Waterfront / The Man I Love / Night And Day and others.