Atlantic Jazz: Classics

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released to celebrate Atlantic's 50th anniversary, Atlantic Jazz Classics is a budget-priced, 13-track collection that culls highlights from the Atlantic vaults. The collection spans from the '40s to the '70s and features cuts by Ray Charles "Sweet Sixteen Bars", the Modern Jazz Quartet "The Golden Striker", Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk "In Walked Bud", David "Fathead" Newman "Hard Times", Charles Mingus "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", Ornette Coleman "Ramblin'", John Coltrane "My Favorite Things", Mose Allison "Your Mind Is On Vacation", Roland Kirk "The Inflated Tear" and Les McCann & Eddie Harris' "Compared to What". Although it isn't a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released to celebrate Atlantic's 50th anniversary, Atlantic Jazz Classics is a budget-priced, 13-track collection that culls highlights from the Atlantic vaults. The collection spans from the '40s to the '70s and features cuts by Ray Charles "Sweet Sixteen Bars", the Modern Jazz Quartet "The Golden Striker", Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk "In Walked Bud", David "Fathead" Newman "Hard Times", Charles Mingus "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", Ornette Coleman "Ramblin'", John Coltrane "My Favorite Things", Mose Allison "Your Mind Is On Vacation", Roland Kirk "The Inflated Tear" and Les McCann & Eddie Harris' "Compared to What". Although it isn't a comprehensive overview, the disc is nevertheless a strong sampler showcasing the finest singers on Atlantic, making it a nice budget-priced introduction to the label for curious listeners on a budget.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/1998
  • Label: Rhino Mod Afw
  • UPC: 081227296520
  • Catalog Number: 72965
  • Sales rank: 300,046

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sweet Sixteen Bars (4:08)
  2. 2 The Golden Striker (3:41)
  3. 3 In Walked Bud (6:37)
  4. 4 Hard Times - David "Fathead" Newman (4:42)
  5. 5 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (5:41)
  6. 6 Ramblin' (6:38)
  7. 7 My Favorite Things (13:43)
  8. 8 Comin' Home Baby (2:36)
  9. 9 Your Mind Is on Vacation (2:37)
  10. 10 Sweet Slumber (2:55)
  11. 11 The Old Country (4:29)
  12. 12 The Inflated Tear (4:53)
  13. 13 Compared to What - Les McCann (8:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Charles Piano, Track Performer
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Nat Adderley Cornet, Track Performer
Mose Allison Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Benny Bailey Trumpet
Marcus Belgrave Trumpet
Don Cherry Trumpet
Hank Crawford Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Booker Ervin Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Griffin Tenor Saxophone
John Handy Alto Saxophone
Bill Hardman Trumpet
Eddie Harris Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Billy Higgins Drums
Milt Jackson Vibes
Elvin Jones Drums
Sam Jones Bass
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Stritch, Track Performer, Manzello, Flexatones
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
John Lewis Piano
Herbie Mann Flute, Track Performer
Les McCann Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Charles Mingus Bass, Track Performer
The Modern Jazz Quartet Track Performer
Horace Parlan Piano
Dannie Richmond Drums
Willie Dennis Trombone
Ray Mantilla Percussion, Conga
Seldon Powell Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Grady Tate Drums
Hagood Hardy Vibes
Connie Kay Percussion, Drums
Percy Heath Bass
McCoy Tyner Piano
Ahmed Abdul-Malik Bass
Joe Zawinul Piano, Conductor
Chief Bey Percussion, Drums
Art Blakey Drums, Track Performer
Ron Burton Piano
Don Butterfield Tuba
Ornette Coleman Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Rudy Collins Drums
John Coltrane Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Donald Dean Drums
Spanky DeBrest Bass
Addison Farmer Bass
Charlie Haden Bass
Jimmy Hopps Drums
Osie Johnson Drums
Marty Paich Conductor
Jackie McLean Alto Saxophone
Thelonious Monk Piano, Track Performer
David "Fathead" Newman Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Steve Novosel Bass
William Peeples Drums
Benny Powell Trombone
Roosevelt Sheffield Bass
Ben Tucker Bass
Milt Turner Drums
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Edgar Willis Bass
The Marty Paich Orchestra Track Performer
Steve Davis Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Dorough Composer
Gene McDaniels Composer
Joe Zawinul Arranger
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Joel Dorn Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Bill Inglot Producer
Marty Paich Arranger
Ben Tucker Composer
Billy Vera Liner Notes
Jerry Wexler Producer
Nat Adderley Jr. Composer
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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