A Piano Anthology

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD contains selections from 20 pianists, all but two Dodo Marmarosa and Bill Evans who play in pre-bop styles. Taken mostly from the Decca catalog, the collection has many fine performances highlighted by Jelly Roll Morton's "The Pearls," Fats Waller and James P. Johnson playing together on Johnny Dunn's "What's the Use of Being Alone," Joe Sullivan's "Little Rock Getaway," an alternate take of Art Tatum's "Deep Purple" and rare performances from Frank Melrose, Billy Kyle, Clarence Profit and Ralph Sutton. Not essential but this reissue has plenty of enjoyable music for fans of swing piano.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD contains selections from 20 pianists, all but two Dodo Marmarosa and Bill Evans who play in pre-bop styles. Taken mostly from the Decca catalog, the collection has many fine performances highlighted by Jelly Roll Morton's "The Pearls," Fats Waller and James P. Johnson playing together on Johnny Dunn's "What's the Use of Being Alone," Joe Sullivan's "Little Rock Getaway," an alternate take of Art Tatum's "Deep Purple" and rare performances from Frank Melrose, Billy Kyle, Clarence Profit and Ralph Sutton. Not essential but this reissue has plenty of enjoyable music for fans of swing piano.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/1994
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 011105063920
  • Catalog Number: 639
  • Sales rank: 324,223

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Pearls (2:48)
  2. 2 What's the Use of Being Alone? - Johnny Dunn's Original Jazz Hounds (2:39)
  3. 3 Black and Tan Fantasy (3:16)
  4. 4 Jelly Roll Stomp (2:45)
  5. 5 Nite Life - Mary Lou Williams (2:56)
  6. 6 Mr. Freddie Blues (3:00)
  7. 7 Little Rock Getaway - Joe Sullivan (2:33)
  8. 8 The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise (3:02)
  9. 9 DuPree Blues (3:04)
  10. 10 Riffs (3:11)
  11. 11 Morning Air (2:49)
  12. 12 Deep Purple (3:16)
  13. 13 Between Sets - Billy Kyle (2:28)
  14. 14 Hot and Bothered (3:13)
  15. 15 Everything Depends on You (2:34)
  16. 16 Honeysuckle Rose (2:33)
  17. 17 Hold 'Em Hootie (2:37)
  18. 18 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do - Ralph Sutton (2:54)
  19. 19 The Moose - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra (2:40)
  20. 20 Guys and Dolls - Bill Evans (6:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Count Basie Piano, Track Performer
Eddie Costa Vibes
Bill Evans Piano
Freddie Green Guitar
Earl Hines Piano, Track Performer
James P. Johnson Piano, Track Performer
Jo Jones Drums
Gene Krupa Drums
Jay McShann Piano, Track Performer
Jelly Roll Morton Piano, Track Performer
Ralph Sutton Piano, Track Performer
Art Tatum Piano, Track Performer
Fats Waller Piano, Track Performer
Dave Barbour Guitar
Oliver Jackson Drums
Frank Melrose Track Performer
Louis Metcalf Trumpet
Oscar Moore Guitar
Joe Sullivan Piano, Track Performer
Mary Lou Williams Piano, Track Performer
Bubber Miley Trumpet
Gene Ramey Bass
Israel Crosby Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Walter Page Bass
Ben Brown Bass
Garvin Bushell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Nat King Cole Piano, Track Performer
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Duke Ellington Piano, Track Performer
Fred Guy Banjo
Gus Johnson Drums
Billy Kyle Piano, Track Performer
Cliff Leeman Drums
Meade "Lux" Lewis Track Performer
Dodo Marmarosa Piano, Track Performer
Wendell Marshall Bass
Paul Motian Drums
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Bill Pemberton Bass
Wesley Prince Bass
Jimmy Shirley Guitar
Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano, Track Performer
O'Neill Spencer Drums
Jess Stacy Piano, Track Performer
Johnny Dunn Cornet, Group, Track Performer
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone
Clarence Profit Piano, Track Performer
John Mitchell Banjo
Tommy Taylor Drums
Herb Flemming Trombone
Technical Credits
Percy Grainger Composer
Earl Hines Composer
Butch Thompson Liner Notes
Ralph Burns Composer
Dave Grusin Executive Producer
Peter DeRose Composer
Porter Grainger Composer
Orrin Keepnews Reissue Producer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Larry Rosen Executive Producer
Clarence Williams Composer
Charles Carpenter Composer
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra Contributor
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Contributor
Erick Labson Remastering
Hollis King Art Direction
Everett Robbins Composer
Louis Dunlap Composer
Robert Prince Composer
Grahm Prince Composer
J. H. "Freddie" Shayne Composer
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