Music to Make the Impossible Possible

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Despite its grandiose title, this jazz sampler provides a collection of excellent performances by major jazz instrumentalists and vocalists, all of them taken in a low-key, easygoing manner. After the tunes play, jazz pianist and interviewer Marian McPartland engages in a mutual admiration discussion with Bill Strickland, after which Strickland has a narrative in which he reveals that the album consists of his choices of his favorite jazz performances and makes claims for the music almost as over the top as the record title. Thankfully, one need not prescribe to his hubris to enjoy these tracks, even if the album could have been called Music to Make the Comfortable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Despite its grandiose title, this jazz sampler provides a collection of excellent performances by major jazz instrumentalists and vocalists, all of them taken in a low-key, easygoing manner. After the tunes play, jazz pianist and interviewer Marian McPartland engages in a mutual admiration discussion with Bill Strickland, after which Strickland has a narrative in which he reveals that the album consists of his choices of his favorite jazz performances and makes claims for the music almost as over the top as the record title. Thankfully, one need not prescribe to his hubris to enjoy these tracks, even if the album could have been called Music to Make the Comfortable Leisurely instead.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072306646
  • Catalog Number: 30664
  • Sales rank: 307,633

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A World of Possibility (3:39)
  2. 2 My Romance - Ray Brown (5:34)
  3. 3 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (2:51)
  4. 4 Laura - Billy Taylor (8:11)
  5. 5 After You've Gone - Joe Williams (5:28)
  6. 6 I Wish I'd Met You - Nancy Wilson (4:58)
  7. 7 If You Went Away - Sarah Vaughan (4:24)
  8. 8 Besame Mucho - Cal Tjader (5:25)
  9. 9 Be My Love - Ahmad Jamal (5:24)
  10. 10 When I Fall in Love - Miles Davis (4:25)
  11. 11 Começar de Novo (3:58)
  12. 12 Marian McPartland/Bill Strickland Interview (1:15)
  13. 13 Portrait of Bill - Marian McPartland (2:07)
  14. 14 Bill Strickland Narrative (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nancy Wilson Vocals
Ivan Lins Keyboards, Vocals
Phil Bodner Woodwind
Miles Davis Trumpet
Red Garland Piano
Jeff Hamilton Drums
Gene Harris Piano
Ahmad Jamal Piano
Henry Johnson Guitar
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Wes Montgomery Guitar
Ralph Moore Tenor Saxophone
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Joe Williams Vocals
John Heard Bass
José Roberto Bertrami Electric Piano
Teo Lima Drums, Vocals
Carl Allen Drums
Ariovaldo Percussion
Jay Ashby Trombone, Background Vocals
Marty Ashby Guitar
Ramon Banda Percussion, Timbales
Chico Batera Percussion
Al Bent Trombone
Ray Brown Bass
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Paul Chambers Bass
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Todd Coolman Bass
Wilson DasNeves Drums
Helio Delmiro Electric Guitar
Dwayne Dolphin Bass
Bob Fisher Bass
Jamey Haddad Drums
Mike Heathman Trombone
Milt Hinton Bass
Yoron Israel Drums
Chip Jackson Bass
Osie Johnson Drums
Vince Lateano Drums
Dennis Mackrel Drums
Carmen McRae Vocals
Kim Nazarian Vocals, Background Vocals
Gene Orloff Concert Master
Marshall Otwell Piano
Poncho Sanchez Percussion, Conga
Sarah Vaughan Vocals
Billy Taylor Piano
Cal Tjader Vibes
John Yarling Drums
Jeff Grubbs Bass
David Hazeltine Piano
Llew Matthews Piano
Joe Negri Guitar
David Siegel Piano
Jaguaraci P. Machado Percussion
Sergio Barroso Acoustic Bass
Marco Brito Keyboards, Vocals
José Carlos Santos Guitar, Vocals
Dimerval "Bororó" Silva Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
José Roberto Bertrami rhythm arrangement
Richard Rodgers Composer
Richard Rodney Bennett Composer
Jay Ashby Arranger, Producer
Marty Ashby Producer
Aloysio de Oliveira Producer
Edson Frederico Orchestration
Lorenz Hart Composer
Carl Jefferson Producer
Orrin Keepnews Producer
Marian McPartland Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Nick Phillips Executive Producer
David Raksin Composer
John Snyder Producer
Shari Hutchinson Producer
Joe Tarantino Mastering
Devra Hall Producer
Duke Markos Engineer
Frank Underwood Composer
Larissa Collins Art Direction
Jimmy Jones String Arrangements, String Conductor
Bill Strickland Liner Notes
John Levy Producer
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