Giants of Jazz Sampler

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Sold for an extremely low introductory price, the Giants of Jazz Sampler is a strong basic overview of the material licensed by the Italian Giants of Jazz label. Filling out the disc are numerous crucial cuts by many of the biggest names in jazz from the swing and bop eras. This is by no means a definitive microcosm of the jazz world during those periods, but as a very basic introduction for neophytes, the collection actually doesn't work too badly. Listeners get tracks like Coleman Hawkins' "Body and Soul," Dave Brubeck's "Take Five," Charlie Parker's "Lover Man," Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train," Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia," Thelonious Monk's "'Round ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Sold for an extremely low introductory price, the Giants of Jazz Sampler is a strong basic overview of the material licensed by the Italian Giants of Jazz label. Filling out the disc are numerous crucial cuts by many of the biggest names in jazz from the swing and bop eras. This is by no means a definitive microcosm of the jazz world during those periods, but as a very basic introduction for neophytes, the collection actually doesn't work too badly. Listeners get tracks like Coleman Hawkins' "Body and Soul," Dave Brubeck's "Take Five," Charlie Parker's "Lover Man," Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train," Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia," Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight," Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'," and many more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/5/2000
  • Label: Giants Of Jazz (Ita)
  • UPC: 800488335621
  • Catalog Number: 53356

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take Five (7:31)
  2. 2 Moanin' (9:38)
  3. 3 Nature Boy (3:51)
  4. 4 Moment's Notice (4:23)
  5. 5 Jeru (3:13)
  6. 6 Lover Man - Charlie Parker Quintet (3:20)
  7. 7 A Night in Tunisia (3:08)
  8. 8 Dance of the Infidels (2:55)
  9. 9 'Round Midnight (3:13)
  10. 10 The Frim Fram Sauce (3:17)
  11. 11 Don't Be That Way (3:21)
  12. 12 Body and Soul (3:04)
  13. 13 I Surrender, Dear (3:24)
  14. 14 Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:57)
  15. 15 For You (3:01)
  16. 16 Blue Lester - Lester Young (3:27)
  17. 17 Love Me or Leave Me - Billie Holiday (3:21)
  18. 18 I Got Rhythm (2:19)
  19. 19 Nuages (3:20)
  20. 20 Ain't Misbehavin' (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Horn Track Performer
Count Basie Piano
Dave Brubeck Piano
Miles Davis Trumpet
Charles Fambrough Bass
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Erroll Garner Piano
Stan Getz Track Performer
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Benny Goodman Clarinet
St├ęphane Grappelli Violin
Freddie Green Guitar
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Al Haig Piano
Lionel Hampton Vocals, Vibes
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Milt Jackson Vibes
Harry James Trumpet
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Gene Krupa Drums
Gerry Mulligan Baritone
Ray Nance Trumpet
Fats Navarro Trumpet
Oscar Peterson Piano
Bill Pierce Tenor Saxophone
Bud Powell Piano
Django Reinhardt Guitar
Max Roach Drums
Sonny Rollins Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart Cornet
Slam Stewart Bass
Art Tatum Piano, Track Performer
Fats Waller Piano, Vocals
Bobby Watson Alto Saxophone
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson Piano
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Trigger Alpert Bass
Irving Ashby Guitar
Joe Bushkin Piano
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Bill DeArango Guitar
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Bob Haggart Conductor
Tommy Potter Bass
Gene Rodgers Piano
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
Zutty Singleton Drums
Howard McGhee Trumpet
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Blanton Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Red Ballard Trombone
Billy Barber Tuba
Benny Carter Trumpet
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Billie Holiday Track Performer
Art Blakey Track Performer
Ray Brown Bass
Vernon Brown Trombone
Chris Brubeck Bass, Trombone, Electric Bass
Jimmy Bunn Piano
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Red Callender Bass
Harry Carney Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Junior Collins Flugelhorn
Chick Corea Piano
Duke Ellington Track Performer
Nick Fatool Drums
Jackie Fields Alto Saxophone
Coleridge Goode Bass
Harry Goodman Bass
Gordon Griffin Trumpet
Fred Guy Guitar
Joe Guy Trumpet
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Trumpet
Earl Hardy Trombone
Roy Haynes Drums
J.C. Heard Drums
Arthur Herbert Drums
George Koenig Alto Saxophone
Jack Llewelyn Guitar
Wynton Marsalis Trumpet
Thelonious Monk Piano
Alton Moore Trombone
Eustis Moore Alto Saxophone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone
Danny Perri Guitar
Gene Porter Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Roy Porter Drums
Allan Reuss Guitar
Arthur Rollini Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Sahib Shihab Alto Saxophone
Joe Shulman Bass
Jess Stacy Piano
Bill Stegmeyer Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Billy Strayhorn Piano
Juan Tizol Valve Trombone
John Williams [double bass] Bass
Shadow Wilson Drums
Kai Winding Trombone
Holiday Vocals
Wallace Jones Trumpet
Bob Paige Bass
George Taitt Trumpet
Jack Greenberg Tenor Saxophone
Bill Smith Clarinet
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Track Performer
Tommy Lindsay Trumpet
Rodney Richardson Bass
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Bob "Dingbod" Kesterson Bass
Art Drellinger Tenor Saxophone
William Oscar Smith Bass
Jimmy Wiliams Piano
Milton Schatz Baritone
Mark "Wilkie" Wilkinson Drums
Al King Bass
Allan Hodgkiss Guitar
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Miles Davis Arranger
Paul Desmond Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Gerry Mulligan Arranger
Bud Powell Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Bobby Timmons Composer
Edgar Sampson Arranger, Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Redd Evans Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Joe Ricardel Composer
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