Masters of Jazz: The Sampler

Masters of Jazz: The Sampler

     
 

Founded in the early '50s in Denmark by Karl Emil Knudsen, Storyville Records developed into Europe's prestige jazz and blues label. Storyville earned a reputation as a record company with integrity, one that treated musicians fairly, particularly in the financial arena, and Knudsen was able to license a great deal of truly vintage jazz and blues material because of… See more details below

Overview

Founded in the early '50s in Denmark by Karl Emil Knudsen, Storyville Records developed into Europe's prestige jazz and blues label. Storyville earned a reputation as a record company with integrity, one that treated musicians fairly, particularly in the financial arena, and Knudsen was able to license a great deal of truly vintage jazz and blues material because of it, which has given Storyville's back catalog the kind of depth and quality that few other labels can match. This fine sampler doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of that catalog, and shouldn't be taken as anything more than an introduction to it, but it still makes for a wonderful little anthology on its own terms. Among the many classics here are versions of Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train," Ben Webster's signature "Cotton Tail," Art Tatum's absolutely stunning "Tiger Rag," Louis Armstrong's brilliantly sung and nuanced "When It's Sleepy Time Down South," and a wonderful take on "Caravan" by Stuff Smith. Consider this a gateway disc to the wonders of Storyville Records. You'll want more. Guaranteed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2006
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101101122
catalogNumber:
1091011
Rank:
64868

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Tracks

  1. Take the "A" Train
  2. Things Ain't What They Used to Be
  3. Caravan  - Jimmy Smith
  4. As Long as I Live
  5. When It's Sleepy Time Down South  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  6. C'est Si Bon  - Louis Armstrong
  7. Rhythm-A-Ning
  8. How High the Moon  - Teddy Wilson
  9. Easy Living  - Teddy Wilson
  10. Loverman
  11. Billie's Blues
  12. Mack the Knife
  13. The Jeep Is Jumpin'
  14. Bouncing with Ben
  15. Cotton Tail
  16. Stompy Jones
  17. Tiger Rag
  18. Sweet Lorraine
  19. Out of the Gallion  -  Mezzrow-Bechet Quintent
  20. Perdido Street Stomp  -  Mezzrow-Bechet Quintent

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Dexter Gordon   Reeds
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Harper   Trumpet
Earl Hines   Piano
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Red Norvo   Vibes
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Art Tatum   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Bell   Bass
Joe Darensbourg   Clarinet
Neal Hefti   Trumpet
Lou Levy   Piano
Palle Mikkelborg   Trumpet
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Jesper Thilo   Reeds
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Chuck Connors   Trombone
Trummy Young   Trombone
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Vocals
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Danny Barcelona   Drums
Sidney Bechet   Soprano Saxophone
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Palle Bolvig   Trumpet
Allan Botschinsky   Trumpet
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Duke Ellington   Piano
Pops Foster   Bass
Jimmy Hamilton   Tenor Saxophone
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen   Bass
Ole Kurt Jensen   Trombone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Uffe Karskov   Reeds
Perry Knudsen   Trumpet
Billy Kyle   Piano
Jesper Lundgaard   Bass
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet
Wilfred Middlebrooks   Bass
Ed Mullens   Trumpet
Johnny O'Neal   Piano
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Alex Riel   Drums
Bjarne Rostvold   Drums
Iggy Shevak   Bass
Sahib Shihab   Reeds
Stuff Smith   Vocals
Ole Streenberg   Drums
Williams   Piano
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Leon Cox   Trombone
James Martin   Drums
Red Norvo & His Orchestra   Accompaniment
Billy Cronk   Drums
Per Espersen   Trombone
Jens Melgaard   Bass
Torolf Molgaard   Trombone
Dewey Sampson   Bass
Bent Juul Nielsen   Reeds
Lawrence D. Brown   Trombone
Kaiser Marshall   Drums
Fitz Weston   Piano
Blinkie Garner   Drums
Herbie Stewart   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Sidney Bechet   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
M. Lewis   Composer
Mezz Mezzrow   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Hans Nielsen   Engineer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Anders Stefansen   Producer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer

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