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Compact Jazz
     

Compact Jazz

by Dinah Washington
 
Not quite as fine as Sarah Vaughan's Compact Jazz disc, this Verve roundup still nicely frames Dinah Washington's stay at the label with a fetching array of her best cuts from the '50s and early '60s. Taking in some of Washington's best-known pop songs ("What a Difference a Day Makes"), the disc touches on her excellent

Overview

Not quite as fine as Sarah Vaughan's Compact Jazz disc, this Verve roundup still nicely frames Dinah Washington's stay at the label with a fetching array of her best cuts from the '50s and early '60s. Taking in some of Washington's best-known pop songs ("What a Difference a Day Makes"), the disc touches on her excellent Fats Waller ("Keepin' out of Mischief Now") and Bessie Smith ("Backwater Blues") songbooks, while also including something from a fiery live date with Clifford Brown ("I've Got You Under My Skin"). And this is not to forget a handful of finely gauged readings of such perennials as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Easy Living," and "I Could Write a Book." Topped off with fine support by a bevy of top players, Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington makes for the ideal introductory disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042283070028
catalogNumber:
830700

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dinah Washington   Primary Artist,Vocals
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Johnny Coles   Trumpet
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Terry Gibbs   Vibes
Freddie Green   Guitar
Urbie Green   Trombone
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Melba Liston   Trombone
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Harold Ousley   Tenor Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Julian Priester   Trombone
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Max Roach   Drums
Jack Wilson   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Eddie Chamblee   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Rod Levitt   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Charles Davis   Baritone Saxophone
Richard Evans   Bass,Drums
Jimmy Cobb   Strings,Drums
Ray Copeland   Trumpet
Keter Betts   Bass
Billy Byers   Trombone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Don Elliott   Mellophonium
Ernie Wilkins   Vocals
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Benny Golson   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Belford Hendricks   Conductor
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Junior Mance   Piano
Fred Norman   Conductor
Charlie Persip   Drums
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Russo   Trombone
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Sahib Shihab   Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Frank Wess   Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Nat Goodman   Conductor
Paul E. West   Bass

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Melba Liston   Arranger
Max Roach   Contributor
Hal Mooney   Contributor
Ernie Wilkins   Contributor
Belford Hendricks   Arranger,Contributor
James Isaacs   Liner Notes
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Fred Norman   Arranger
Clyde Otis   Producer
Bob Shad   Producer
Nat Goodman   Arranger

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