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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD sampler draws its 18 selections from the Blue Note, Pacific Jazz, Roulette, Solid State and Capitol vaults. There are two selections apiece from Nancy Wilson her "Lush Life" is rather bombastic, Abbey Lincoln, June Christy and Sarah Vaughan; other singers include Dianne Reeves a beautiful version of "I Got It Bad", Lou Rawls, Lena Horne, Ray Nance with Duke Ellington, Annie Ross, Billy Eckstine, Louis Armstrong a delightful rendition of "Drop Me Off in Harlem" with Ellington on piano, Jimmy Grissom, the Nat King Cole Trio and Joe Williams "Come Sunday". All of the music is readily available elsewhere, and this CD would have benefited from some real liner notes ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD sampler draws its 18 selections from the Blue Note, Pacific Jazz, Roulette, Solid State and Capitol vaults. There are two selections apiece from Nancy Wilson her "Lush Life" is rather bombastic, Abbey Lincoln, June Christy and Sarah Vaughan; other singers include Dianne Reeves a beautiful version of "I Got It Bad", Lou Rawls, Lena Horne, Ray Nance with Duke Ellington, Annie Ross, Billy Eckstine, Louis Armstrong a delightful rendition of "Drop Me Off in Harlem" with Ellington on piano, Jimmy Grissom, the Nat King Cole Trio and Joe Williams "Come Sunday". All of the music is readily available elsewhere, and this CD would have benefited from some real liner notes nothing is said about the many lyricists who actually wrote the words that the vocalists are singing, but otherwise, this is a well-conceived collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/1997
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724385522123
  • Catalog Number: 55221

Album Credits

Performance Credits
June Christy Vocals, Track Performer
Nancy Wilson Vocals, Track Performer
Lou Rawls Vocals, Track Performer
Pepper Adams Saxophone
Laurindo Almeida Guitar
Chet Baker Trumpet
Bill Berry Trumpet
Bob Brookmeyer Trombone
Ron Carter Bass
Bob Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Hank Crawford Alto Saxophone
Richard Davis Bass
George Duke Piano
Billy Eckstine Vocals
Bob Gordon Baritone Saxophone
Henry Grimes Bass
Herbie Harper Trombone
Lena Horne Vocals, Track Performer
Hank Jones Piano
Rodney Jones Guitar
Thad Jones Conductor, Flugelhorn
Mel Lewis Drums
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Shelly Manne Drums
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone, Track Performer
Ray Nance Vocals, Track Performer
Ted Nash Reeds
Houston Person Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Saxophone
Annie Ross Vocals, Track Performer
Bud Shank Flute
Joe Williams Vocals, Track Performer
Tony Williams Drums
Harry Babasin Bass
Dave Bailey Drums
Pete Candoli Trumpet
John Graas French Horn
Bob Hardaway Reeds
Mort Herbert Bass
Oscar Moore Guitar
Abe Most Reeds
Grady Tate Drums
Claude Williamson Piano
Justin Gordon Reeds
Jimmy Grissom Vocals, Track Performer
Corky Hale Harp
Trummy Young Trombone
George Duvivier Bass
Abbey Lincoln Vocals, Track Performer
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Victor Arno Strings
Buddy Balboa Saxophone
Danny Barcelona Drums
Eluriel Tinker Barfield Electric Bass
Edward Bergman Strings
Gene Bertoncini Guitar
Harry Betts Trombone
Barney Bigard Clarinet
Harry Bluestone Strings
Ben Brown Bass
Garnett Brown Trombone
Larry Bunker Drums
Stanley Clarke Bass
Nat King Cole Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
John Collins Guitar
Eddie Daniels Saxophone
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Donn Trenner Piano
Duke Ellington Piano
Joe Farrell Saxophone
Frederick Seykora Strings
Jacques Gasselin Strings
Nathan Gershman Strings
James Getzoff Strings
Buddy Grievey Drums
Roland Hanna Piano
Cliff Heather Trombone
Freddie Hubbard Flugelhorn
Sam Herman Guitar
Howard Roberts Guitar
Jimmy Jones Conductor
Anatol Kaminsky Strings
Louis Kaufman Strings
Harry Klee Flute
Raphael Kramer Strings
Joe Mondragon Bass
Bucky Manieri Trombone
Wendell Marshall Bass
Tom McIntosh Trombone
Charlie McLean Saxophone
Johnny Miller Bass
Erno Neufeld Strings
Dick Noel Trombone
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Frank Owens Piano
Chris Parker Drums
Dianne Reeves Vocals, Track Performer
George Roberts Bass Trombone
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Mischa Russell Strings
Sarah Vaughan Vocals, Track Performer
Henry Sigismonti French Horn
Marshall Sosson Strings
Ann Mason Stockton Strings
Akira Tana Drums
Richard Tee Piano
Bobby Tucker Piano
Gerald Vinci Strings
Charlie Walp Trumpet
Buster Williams Bass
Snooky Young Trumpet
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Justin DiTullio Strings
Dan Luse Strings
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
David Black Drums
Phillip Teele Trombone
Richard Mackey French Horn
Technical Credits
George Duke Producer
Harry James Composer
Billy May Arranger
Pete Rugolo Arranger
Richard Bock Producer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Duke Ellington Composer
Benny Golson Arranger
Jimmy Jones Arranger
Sonny Lester Producer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Frank Owens Arranger, Producer
Teddy Reig Producer
Bob Thiele Producer
Bobby Tucker Arranger
Billy Vera Producer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Sherman Sneed Producer
Dave Dexter Jr. Producer
Billy Carter Arranger
Patrick Roques Art Direction
Jim Conkling Producer
Dave Cavanaugh Producer
Sid Kuller Composer
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