Jazz Greats of Our Time: Complete Recordings

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Manny Albam led many fine all-star big bands assembled specifically for recording sessions, and this compilation combines two related Coral LPs into a double-CD set. The first volume is a star-studded disc with Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and Phil Woods in the reed section; Bob Brookmeyer, Nick Travis, and Art Farmer making up the brass section; and the rhythm team of Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson. Albam sticks mostly to originals. He spreads the solo responsibilities around a good bit while playing musicians against one another with inspired countermelodies. "My Sweetie Went Away," associated with Lester Young but dating from the 1920s, provides a bit of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Manny Albam led many fine all-star big bands assembled specifically for recording sessions, and this compilation combines two related Coral LPs into a double-CD set. The first volume is a star-studded disc with Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and Phil Woods in the reed section; Bob Brookmeyer, Nick Travis, and Art Farmer making up the brass section; and the rhythm team of Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson. Albam sticks mostly to originals. He spreads the solo responsibilities around a good bit while playing musicians against one another with inspired countermelodies. "My Sweetie Went Away," associated with Lester Young but dating from the 1920s, provides a bit of contrast to the remainder of the material. The second disc focuses heavily on West Coast players like Richie Kamuca, Conte Candoli, Bill Holman, and Shelly Manne, though there's a ringer on trumpet, Harry "Sweets" Edison identified under a pseudonym on the original record. Edison makes his presence known with "Sweet's -- Bread" and his easily identified muted horn in "Jive at Five." Candoli and Jack Sheldon trade licks in "How Long Has This Been Going On." Although each of these albums was reissued during the LP era, this Lone Hill Jazz compilation marks their first appearance in the CD era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2004
  • Label: Lonehill Jazz Spain
  • EAN: 8436019581186
  • Catalog Number: 10118
  • Sales rank: 188,534

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Manny Albam Primary Artist, Conductor
Steve Allen Piano
Paul Horn Flute, Alto Saxophone
Pepper Adams Bass Saxophone
Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Eddie Costa Vibes
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Art Farmer Trumpet
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone
Bill Holman Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones Piano
Richie Kamuca Tenor Saxophone
Shelly Manne Drums
Charlie Mariano Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Red Mitchell Bass
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Dick Katz Piano
Lou Levy Piano
Hal McKusick Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Gene Quill Alto Saxophone
Frank Rehak Trombone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Nick Travis Trumpet
Stu Williamson Valve Trombone
Med Flory Tenor Saxophone
Al Cohn Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Don Elliott Mellophonium
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Milt Hinton Bass
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
Osie Johnson Drums
Phil Woods Alto Saxophone
Jim Dahl Trombone
Tom Mitchell Jr. Trombone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Count Basie Composer
Harry "Sweets" Edison Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Manny Albam Arranger, Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Grant Clarke Composer
Lou Handman Composer
John Flanagan Liner Notes
Ad Artists Composer
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