Best Jazz 50

Best Jazz 50

     
 
This three-disc, 50-track budget collection hops all over the jazz map in a seemingly random fashion, although each disc is thankfully thematically grouped, with disc one consisting of jazz vocals (including "My Funny Valentine" by Chet Baker, "Autumn in New York" by Jo Stafford, and "Stars Fell on Alabama" by

Overview

This three-disc, 50-track budget collection hops all over the jazz map in a seemingly random fashion, although each disc is thankfully thematically grouped, with disc one consisting of jazz vocals (including "My Funny Valentine" by Chet Baker, "Autumn in New York" by Jo Stafford, and "Stars Fell on Alabama" by Jack Teagarden) and the second disc compiling Latin jazz tracks ("Mambo Inn" by Grant Green and "Caravan" by Chucho Valdés, among others), while the third gathers assorted jazz ballads (Clifford Brown's "Easy Living," Miles Davis' "It Never Entered My Mind," and Dexter Gordon's "I'm a Fool to Want You"). Each disc is pleasant and fun, if somewhat random in feel, and there are enough cool stretches in the set list to makes this package a passable (but hardly essential) budget purchase.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/19/2011
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099963169423
catalogNumber:
31694

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  2. Something Cool
  3. My Funny Valentine
  4. Misty Blue
  5. Darn That Dream
  6. Autumn In New York
  7. April In Paris
  8. Do Nothing till You Hear From Me
  9. Day In -- Day Out
  10. It Had To Be You
  11. Angel Eyes
  12. The Man I Love
  13. It Don't Mean a Thing
  14. Here's That Rainy Day
  15. Stars Fell On Alabama
  16. Blue Moon
  17. A Foggy Day
  18. Exactly Like You
  19. I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
  20. Something To Live For

Disc 2

  1. Machito
  2. Jahberu
  3. Tin Tin Deo
  4. Basheer's Dream
  5. Congalegra
  6. Mambo Inn
  7. Paco
  8. Agua Dulce
  9. Favela
  10. I'm On My Way
  11. Oye Como Va
  12. Caravan
  13. Contagio
  14. Dance of Denial
  15. The Time is Now

Disc 3

  1. Someone To Watch Over Me
  2. Easy Living
  3. It Never Entered My Mind
  4. Violets For Your Furs
  5. Moonglow
  6. Like Someone In the Dark
  7. Stairway To the Stars
  8. Dancing In the Dark
  9. I'm a Fool To Want You
  10. Yesterdays
  11. The Good Life
  12. God Bless the Child
  13. Nature Boy
  14. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
  15. Laura

Album Credits

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Richie Havens   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Ray Barretto   Composer
Tito Puente   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Gigi Gryce   Composer
Gonzalo Rubalcaba   Composer
Joe Sample   Composer
Gerald Wilson   Composer
Pete Rugolo   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Michael Philip Mossman   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Eliane Elias   Composer
Clare Fischer   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer

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