Jazz-Club: Guitar

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
With nothing else but the PolyGram archives to comb through, Jazz-Club's pocket history of the guitar does offer a fairly representative list of post-World War II greats, at least. Though Eddie Lang, Charlie Christian and -- surprisingly for a European survey -- Django Reinhardt are early omissions, the set kicks off with a concise example of Les Paul's influential pre-pop swing manner on Willie Smith's "Moten Swing." The CD continues through Christian disciples Chuck Wayne, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Tal Farlow, and the cool school's Billy Bauer and Jimmy Raney before arriving at the stylistic break of Wes Montgomery's ecstatic "Tear It Down." The collection then...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
With nothing else but the PolyGram archives to comb through, Jazz-Club's pocket history of the guitar does offer a fairly representative list of post-World War II greats, at least. Though Eddie Lang, Charlie Christian and -- surprisingly for a European survey -- Django Reinhardt are early omissions, the set kicks off with a concise example of Les Paul's influential pre-pop swing manner on Willie Smith's "Moten Swing." The CD continues through Christian disciples Chuck Wayne, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Tal Farlow, and the cool school's Billy Bauer and Jimmy Raney before arriving at the stylistic break of Wes Montgomery's ecstatic "Tear It Down." The collection then jumps around from mainstreamers Kenny Burrell excellent choice, "Downstairs", Jim Hall and Joe Pass to Brazilian advocates Baden Powell and Charlie Byrd with Stan Getz, soul-jazz stars George Benson and Grant Green, and jazz-rock's John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell the latter in a Hot Club Quintette re-creation with Philip Catherine and Stephane Grappelli; they snuck in Django after all. Musically, a strong grab-bag of things.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/5/1990
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042284003520
  • Catalog Number: 840035

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moten Swing - Willie Smith (2:57)
  2. 2 Conception (2:51)
  3. 3 Interlude - Lennie Tristano (3:06)
  4. 4 Patti Cake (6:00)
  5. 5 Heat Wave (2:44)
  6. 6 Nobody Else But Me (4:30)
  7. 7 You Come Along (From Out of Nowhere) (5:26)
  8. 8 Tear It Down (3:10)
  9. 9 Downstairs (2:51)
  10. 10 Lil' Darlin' (3:45)
  11. 11 Samba Triste (3:21)
  12. 12 Song for My Father (4:47)
  13. 13 O Pato (The Duck) (2:30)
  14. 14 Extrapolation (3:59)
  15. 15 Blues for Django and Stephane (5:02)
  16. 16 Up, up and Away (4:56)
  17. 17 Cantaloupe Woman (4:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les Paul Track Performer
Billy Bauer Guitar, Track Performer
George Benson Guitar, Track Performer
Charlie Byrd Bass, Guitar, Track Performer
Philip Catherine Guitar, Track Performer
Larry Coryell Guitar, Track Performer
Richard Davis Bass
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Herb Ellis Guitar, Track Performer
Tal Farlow Guitar, Track Performer
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Bob Gordon Baritone Saxophone
Stéphane Grappelli Vocals
Grant Green Guitar, Track Performer
Jim Hall Guitar, Track Performer
Roger Kellaway Piano
Barney Kessel Guitar, Track Performer
Shelly Manne Drums
Billy May Trumpet
John McLaughlin Guitar, Track Performer
Wes Montgomery Guitar, Track Performer
Tony Oxley Drums
Joe Pass Guitar, Track Performer
Bill Perkins Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Raney Guitar, Track Performer
George Shearing Piano, Track Performer
Willie Smith Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
John Surman Baritone, Soprano (Vocal)
Steve Swallow Bass
Lennie Tristano Piano, Track Performer
Eberhard Weber Bass
Larry Young Organ
Bob Enevoldsen Trombone, Vibes
Daniel Humair Drums
Stan Levey Drums
Jimmy Wyble Guitar
Chuck Rainey Electric Bass
Arnold Ross Piano
Grady Tate Drums
Chuck Wayne Guitar, Track Performer
Jimmy Woode Bass
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Alan Dawson Drums
Baden Powell Guitar, Track Performer
Joe Benjamin Bass
Denzil Best Drums
Keter Betts Bass
Ray Brown Bass
Garnett Brown Trombone
Monty Budwig Bass
Kenny Burrell Guitar, Track Performer
Candido Camero Bongos, Conga
Clark Terry Trumpet
Kenny Clarke Drums
Arthur "Babe"Clarke Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Deppenschmidt Percussion
Ben Dixon Drums
Nick Fatool Drums
Paul Griffin Cello
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Bass
Margie Hyams Vibes
Larance Marable Drums
George Marge Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Murray McEachern Trombone
Hélcio Milito Drums
Leo Morris Drums
Brian Odgers Bass
Willie "The Lion" Smith Track Performer
Harold Vick Tenor Saxophone
Edward Mihelich Bass
Bobby Moses Drums
Marty Carb Bass
Bill Reichenbach Percussion
John Levy Bass
Technical Credits
Leonard Feather Producer
Billy May Arranger
Norman Granz Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Esmond Edwards Producer
Giorgio Gomelsky Producer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Buster Moten Composer
Don Schlitten Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Harry Lim Producer
Joachim Berendt Producer
Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer Producer
Horst Hohenboken Concept
Rolf Enoch Liner Notes, Concept
Alice Choné Cover Design
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