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Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The 2011 Masterworks Jazz compilation Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas collects a bevy of songs that trace the influence of African drum traditions on American music from early jazz and blues to later Latin and funk styles of music. Generally, the tracks move from the '20s through to the '80s with a few cuts from the 2000s. Featured are such artists as jazz trumpeters Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie as well as vocalists Billie Holiday and soul legend Aretha Franklin. Also included are cuts from Latin artists like Machito and Tito Puente as well as fusion pioneers Weather Report and smooth jazzers Kenny G and Chris Botti. This is a sprawling, ambitious, and unique ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The 2011 Masterworks Jazz compilation Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas collects a bevy of songs that trace the influence of African drum traditions on American music from early jazz and blues to later Latin and funk styles of music. Generally, the tracks move from the '20s through to the '80s with a few cuts from the 2000s. Featured are such artists as jazz trumpeters Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie as well as vocalists Billie Holiday and soul legend Aretha Franklin. Also included are cuts from Latin artists like Machito and Tito Puente as well as fusion pioneers Weather Report and smooth jazzers Kenny G and Chris Botti. This is a sprawling, ambitious, and unique collection of music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2011
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886978577023
  • Catalog Number: 785770
  • Sales rank: 29,924

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Akiwowo - Babatunde Olatunji (2:32)
  2. 2 Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin (3:14)
  3. 3 Livery Stable Blues - Original Dixieland Jazz Band (3:07)
  4. 4 West End Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five (3:16)
  5. 5 One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie & His Orchestra (3:05)
  6. 6 Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington (2:56)
  7. 7 Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:52)
  8. 8 In the Mood - Glenn Miller & The American Band of The Allied Exp (3:33)
  9. 9 Downhearted Blues - Bessie Smith (3:27)
  10. 10 God Bless the Child - Billie Holiday (2:55)
  11. 11 Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week) - Frank Sinatra (2:45)
  12. 12 Taking a Chance On Love/I'm In the Mood For Love - Ella Fitzgerald (3:05)
  13. 13 Black Coffee - Sarah Vaughan (3:16)
  14. 14 Cloudburst - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (2:15)
  15. 15 Muddy Water - Aretha Franklin (2:24)
  16. 16 Ornithology - Charlie Parker (4:55)
  17. 17 Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra (3:07)
  18. 18 Mambo Inn - Machito and His Afro-Cuban Orchestra (3:29)
  19. 19 Ran Kan Kan - Tito Puente & His Orchestra (2:57)
  20. 20 Tu Conga Bach - Tiempo Libre (4:28)
  21. 21 Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (5:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Two Bass Hit - John Coltrane (5:12)
  2. 2 So What - Miles Davis (9:24)
  3. 3 Monk's Dream - Thelonious Monk (5:16)
  4. 4 Stone Flower - Antonio Carlos Jobim (3:20)
  5. 5 Doralice - Eliane Elias (2:59)
  6. 6 Sorceress - Return to Forever (7:36)
  7. 7 Birdland - Weather Report (5:59)
  8. 8 Funkin' For Jamaica - Tom Browne (4:39)
  9. 9 Rockit - Herbie Hancock (3:42)
  10. 10 Take Five - George Benson (5:42)
  11. 11 Strawberry Moon - Grover Washington Jr. (4:19)
  12. 12 Phryzzinian Man - Wynton Marsalis (6:46)
  13. 13 Songbird - Kenny G (3:55)
  14. 14 When I Fall In Love - Chris Botti (4:22)
  15. 15 Sweet Georgia Brown - Eldar Djangirov (3:19)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Larry Rosen Producer
Dave Baker Text
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
David Lai Executive Producer, Mastering
Laura Kszan Product Development
Jennifer Liebeskind Product Development
Bill Banfield Text
Maria Triana Mastering
Scott Farthing Marketing
Leslie Collman-Smith Marketing
Aaron Smithers Text
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