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History of Chess Jazz

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
History of Chess Jazz is a double-disc set featuring highlights from the label's overlooked jazz catalog. Among the artists included are Kenny Burrell, Woody Herman, Ramsey Lewis, Etta James, Ahmad Jamal, and Zoot Sims. Jazz wasn't one of Chess' strong points, but there is plenty of fine music here, making it a worthwhile sampler.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
History of Chess Jazz is a double-disc set featuring highlights from the label's overlooked jazz catalog. Among the artists included are Kenny Burrell, Woody Herman, Ramsey Lewis, Etta James, Ahmad Jamal, and Zoot Sims. Jazz wasn't one of Chess' strong points, but there is plenty of fine music here, making it a worthwhile sampler.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/16/1996
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105081221
  • Catalog Number: 812


Disc 1
  1. 1 Poinciana (9:28)
  2. 2 My Main Man - Sonny Sitt (5:57)
  3. 3 Shaw 'Nuff (6:33)
  4. 4 Killer Joe (4:12)
  5. 5 The Man I Love - Zoot Sims (5:14)
  6. 6 Soul Station (5:25)
  7. 7 Parker's Mood - James Moody (3:21)
  8. 8 Keep On Keepin' On (4:16)
  9. 9 Gotta Travel On (4:23)
  10. 10 Benny Rides Again (4:30)
  11. 11 My Love Has Butterfly Wings (Meu Amor Tem Asasa Borboleta) (3:51)
  12. 12 At Last (2:57)
  13. 13 The "In" Crowd (5:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ornithology (3:28)
  2. 2 Last Train From Overbrook - James Moody (3:00)
  3. 3 My Foolish Heart (2:47)
  4. 4 Baltimore Oriole (3:09)
  5. 5 A Bientot (3:47)
  6. 6 Morning (3:11)
  7. 7 Mellow Yellow (5:26)
  8. 8 Tonk (3:02)
  9. 9 You're My Thrill (3:47)
  10. 10 House Warmin' (2:28)
  11. 11 Tiny's Blues (4:59)
  12. 12 Candy (2:21)
  13. 13 The Touch (5:16)
  14. 14 Silent Night (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Master Henry Gibson Conga
Etta James Track Performer
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Lorez Alexandria Vocals, Track Performer
Gene Ammons Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Ray Bryant Piano, Track Performer
Art Farmer Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Track Performer
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Russ Freeman Piano
Curtis Fuller Trombone
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Track Performer
Jimmy Gourley Guitar
Barry Harris Piano, Track Performer
Bill Harris Trombone
Woody Herman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals, Track Performer
John Hicks Piano
Illinois Jacquet Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Ahmad Jamal Piano, Track Performer
The Jazztet Track Performer
Eddie Jefferson Vocals, Track Performer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer, Manzello
John Klemmer Track Performer
Shelly Manne Drums
James Moody Flute, Flugelhorn, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Oliver Nelson Conductor, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Terry Pollard Piano
Jerome Richardson Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Red Rodney Trumpet, Track Performer
Ira Sullivan Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone
Cy Touff Bass Trumpet
Bob Wilber Tenor Saxophone
Joe Diorio Guitar
Matthew Gee Trombone
Chubby Jackson Bass, Track Performer
Hal McKusick Alto Saxophone
Sandy Mosse Tenor (Vocal)
Eldee Young Bass, Cello
Sal Nistico Tenor Saxophone
Grady Tate Drums
Nick Travis Trumpet
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Jimmy Woode Bass
Odell Brown Organ, Track Performer
Richard Evans Conductor
John Gray Guitar
Don Lamond Drums
Sal Marquez Trumpet
Vito Price Tenor (Vocal)
Willie Rodriguez Percussion
Nabil Totah Bass
Howard McGhee Trumpet, Track Performer
Ramsey Lewis Piano, Track Performer
Israel Crosby Bass
Willie Ruff French Horn
Frederick Waits Drums
George Duvivier Bass
Yusef Lateef Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
McCoy Tyner Piano
Bill Adkins Alto (Vocal)
Dorel Anderson Drums
Bob Ashton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
William Austin Bass
John Avant Trombone
Remo Biondi Guitar
Tom Boras Baritone Saxophone
James Bossart Trumpet
Patricia Brown Piano
Sonny Brown Drums
Bob Burgess Trombone
Kenny Burrell Guitar, Track Performer
Bobby Buster Organ
Jay Cave Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet, Track Performer
Arthur "Babe"Clarke Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Cohn Trumpet
Buster Cooper Trombone
Pete Cosey Guitar
Lenny Druss Alto Saxophone
Bill Elton Trombone
George Eskridge Guitar
Addison Farmer Bass
Vernel Fournier Drums
John Frosk Trumpet
Frank Gant Drums
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Bennie Green Trombone
Harry Hall Trumpet
Riley Hampton Conductor
Albert "Tootie" Heath Drums
Redd Holt Drums
John Howell Trumpet
Arthur Hoyle Trumpet
Lex Humphries Drums
Morris Jennings Percussion, Drums
Eddie Johnson Tenor (Vocal)
Gus Johnson Drums
Clarence Johnston Drums
John Latham Bass
Steve Lederer Tenor Saxophone
Ray Lucas Drums
Roy McCurdy Drums
Harold Mabern Piano
Junior Mance Piano
Wendell Marshall Bass
Floyd Morris Piano
Pat Patrick Baritone
Nat Pavone Trumpet
Rex Peer Trombone
E.V. Perry Trumpet
Vincent Prudente Trombone
Hale Rood Trombone
Billy Root Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Sands Alto Saxophone
Louis Satterfield Bass
Sol Schlinger Baritone Saxophone
William Shepherd Trombone
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Allen Smith Trumpet
Ed Soph Drums
Henry Southall Trombone
Tony Studd Bass Trombone
Phil Thomas Drums
Ben Tucker Bass
Earl Turner Trumpet
Turk VanLake Guitar
Benny Ventura Trumpet
Frank Vicari Tenor Saxophone
John Williams [piano] Piano
Tony Williams Bass
Ronald Wilson Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Phil Woods Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Sam Woodyard Drums
Gene Wright Bass
Snooky Young Trumpet
Frank Young Drums
Joachim Jymm Young Piano
Wesley Landers Drums
Bill Massey Trumpet
Johnny Pate Bass
A'nt Idy Harper Bass
Charles Bateman Piano
Don Jacoby Trumpet
William Burton Organ, Piano
Ray Wiegano Trombone
Tommy Williams Bass
Pee Wee Moore Baritone Saxophone
Rich Thompson Piano
Curtis Prince Drums
Barney Richmond Bass
W.A.C.O. Bongos
Sonny Sitt Track Performer
Don Garrett Bass
Willie Jones Piano
Jake Fisher Guitar
Howard Davis Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Boyd Piano
Richard Thompson Piano
Technical Credits
Paul Clayton Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
Ray Bryant Composer
Gil Fuller Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Eddie Jefferson Composer
Oliver Nelson Arranger
Richard Evans Arranger, Liner Notes
Sandy Owen Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Ray Brown Composer
Phil Chess Liner Notes
Joel Dorn Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Duke Ellington Composer
Esmond Edwards Liner Notes
Mort Fega Liner Notes, Annotation
Riley Hampton Orchestral Arrangements
Lee Hays Composer
Fred Hellerman Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Dick Lapalm Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Sid McCoy Liner Notes
Charlie Parker Composer
Joe Segal Liner Notes
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Jack Tracy Liner Notes
Ned Washington Composer
Studs Terkel Liner Notes
JoDee Stringham Art Direction
Joseph Mohr Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert Composer
Jay Gorney Composer
Joan Whitney Composer
Dave Lazar Composer
Mack David Composer
Larry Ehrlich Composer
Alex Kramer Composer
Tom Six Composer
Dave Lazer Composer
Dick LaPalm Producer
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