Best Jazz 50

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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...
See more details below
CD
$12.34
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$12.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $6.23   
  • New (4) from $6.23   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2011
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099963169423
  • Catalog Number: 31694
  • Sales rank: 23,335

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Julie London (2:52)
  2. 2 Something Cool - June Christy (4:20)
  3. 3 My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker (2:20)
  4. 4 Misty Blue - Ella Fitzgerald (2:29)
  5. 5 Darn That Dream - Nancy Wilson (2:53)
  6. 6 Autumn In New York - Jo Stafford (2:42)
  7. 7 April In Paris - Dinah Shore (2:59)
  8. 8 Do Nothing till You Hear From Me - Abbey Lincoln (2:17)
  9. 9 Day In -- Day Out - Mark Murphy (3:59)
  10. 10 It Had To Be You - Dinah Shore (3:25)
  11. 11 Angel Eyes - Jack Jones (3:13)
  12. 12 The Man I Love - Carmen McRae (4:18)
  13. 13 It Don't Mean a Thing - Annie Ross (2:09)
  14. 14 Here's That Rainy Day - Sue Raney (4:13)
  15. 15 Stars Fell On Alabama - Jack Teagarden (3:01)
  16. 16 Blue Moon - Billie Holiday (2:13)
  17. 17 A Foggy Day - Dakota Staton (2:20)
  18. 18 Exactly Like You - Dianne Reeves (5:19)
  19. 19 I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues - Lou Rawls (3:26)
  20. 20 Something To Live For - Lena Horne (4:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Machito - Stan Kenton (2:28)
  2. 2 Jahberu - Tadd Dameron (2:55)
  3. 3 Tin Tin Deo - Chano Pozo (2:47)
  4. 4 Basheer's Dream - Kenny Dorham (5:00)
  5. 5 Congalegra - Horace Parlan (4:21)
  6. 6 Mambo Inn - Grant Green (5:50)
  7. 7 Paco - Gerald Wilson (6:22)
  8. 8 Agua Dulce - The Jazz Crusaders (5:19)
  9. 9 Favela - Clare Fischer (3:49)
  10. 10 I'm On My Way - Candido (3:11)
  11. 11 Oye Como Va - Bobby Hutcherson (5:10)
  12. 12 Caravan - Chucho Valdés (7:01)
  13. 13 Contagio - Gonzalo Rubalcaba (6:40)
  14. 14 Dance of Denial - Ray Barretto (5:53)
  15. 15 The Time is Now - Eliane Elias (4:36)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Someone To Watch Over Me - Coleman Hawkins (2:50)
  2. 2 Easy Living - Clifford Brown (3:44)
  3. 3 It Never Entered My Mind - Miles Davis (4:05)
  4. 4 Violets For Your Furs - Zoot Sims (6:10)
  5. 5 Moonglow - Benny Goodman (3:27)
  6. 6 Like Someone In the Dark - George Shearing (3:58)
  7. 7 Stairway To the Stars - Jim Hall (5:40)
  8. 8 Dancing In the Dark - Cannonball Adderley (4:07)
  9. 9 I'm a Fool To Want You - Dexter Gordon (6:45)
  10. 10 Yesterdays - Stan Kenton (5:38)
  11. 11 The Good Life - Hank Mobley (5:11)
  12. 12 God Bless the Child - Stanley Turrentine (4:00)
  13. 13 Nature Boy - Ike Quebec (2:45)
  14. 14 Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most - Zoot Sims (3:09)
  15. 15 Laura - Joe Lovano (4:31)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Technical Credits
Richie Havens 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
Michael Philip Mossman Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Eliane Elias Composer
Clare Fischer Composer
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Herzog Composer
Sinatra Composer
Rainger Composer
McHugh Composer
Gershwin Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously