Concord Jazz: Collector's Series Sampler

Concord Jazz: Collector's Series Sampler

     
 

When Carl Jefferson established his Concord record label in the early '70s, he emphasized primarily West Coast swing-to-bop icons, and gave them an outlet to record music as they pleased. It lasted for two full decades, a testament to the continued viability of the music. This fortified the careers of many an aging superstar, and also allowed them to collaborate with… See more details below

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When Carl Jefferson established his Concord record label in the early '70s, he emphasized primarily West Coast swing-to-bop icons, and gave them an outlet to record music as they pleased. It lasted for two full decades, a testament to the continued viability of the music. This fortified the careers of many an aging superstar, and also allowed them to collaborate with each other. As Norman Granz was doing much the same at the time with Pablo Records, it gave the two labels a healthy chance to compete, and the traditional mainstream jazz world was all the better for it. The 14 selections on this collection show off many of those swinging combinations, with emphasis on guitarist Herb Ellis and cornetist Ruby Braff, who lead four tracks apiece. Guitarists Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Laurindo Almeida also each get a feature, while bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna are leaders, but mostly appear as sidemen. Trumpet master Harry "Sweets" Edison, who worked with both Concord and Pablo (so did Brown, for that matter), is also here and sounds great, even in his golden days. Jefferson must be given credit for buoying a sagging vintage jazz era, and this compilation is a great indicator of how he did it, and with whom.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1993
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431601326
catalogNumber:
6013

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laurindo Almeida   Guitar,Track Performer
George Barnes   Guitar,Track Performer
Bill Berry   Trumpet,Track Performer
Ruby Braff   Cornet,Track Performer
Charlie Byrd   Guitar,Track Performer
George Duke   Piano,Track Performer
Harry Edison   Trumpet,Track Performer
Herb Ellis   Bass,Guitar,Track Performer
Victor Feldman   Vibes,Track Performer
Freddie Green   Guitar,Track Performer
Jake Hanna   Drums,Track Performer
Plas Johnson   Saxophone,Track Performer
Barney Kessel   Guitar,Track Performer
L.A. 4   Track Performer
Shelly Manne   Drums,Track Performer
Dave McKenna   Piano,Track Performer
Joe Pass   Bass,Track Performer
Jimmy Rowles   Keyboards,Track Performer
Bud Shank   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Ross Tompkins   Piano,Track Performer
Carl Fontana   Trombone,Track Performer
Michael Moore   Bass
Joe Byrd   Bass,Track Performer
Herbie Steward   Flute,Multiple Reeds,Track Performer
Johnny Rae   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass,Guitar,Track Performer
Chuck Domanico   Bass,Track Performer
Milt Holland   Percussion,Track Performer
Mike Melvoin   Keyboards,Track Performer
Herb Mickman   Bass,Track Performer
Wayne Wright   Guitar,Track Performer
John Rae   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Laurindo Almeida   Contributor
George Barnes   Contributor
Ruby Braff   Contributor
Charlie Byrd   Contributor
Charlie Christian   Composer
Herb Ellis   Contributor
Benny Goodman   Composer
Jake Hanna   Contributor
Barney Kessel   Contributor
Shelly Manne   Contributor
Joe Pass   Contributor
Bud Shank   Contributor
Carl Fontana   Contributor
Richie Blakin   Engineer
Ray Brown   Contributor
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Larry Goldberg   Composer
George Horn   Mastering
Carl Jefferson   Producer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Bert Williams   Composer
Kent Judkins   Art Direction
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Peggy Shows   Composer
Len Bryson   Composer

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