Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Milestone/Galaxy

Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Milestone/Galaxy

     
 
In 1966 -- two years after Riverside, the important label that he had co-founded and helped run, folded -- Orrin Keepnews started a new venture. Right from the beginning, Milestone managed to compile a very impressive roster of artists. The 11 tracks from the Milestone vaults included on this disc span 1966-1979 and feature artists like

Overview

In 1966 -- two years after Riverside, the important label that he had co-founded and helped run, folded -- Orrin Keepnews started a new venture. Right from the beginning, Milestone managed to compile a very impressive roster of artists. The 11 tracks from the Milestone vaults included on this disc span 1966-1979 and feature artists like Thad Jones, Wynton Kelly, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, and Lee Konitz playing mostly straight-ahead hard bop. A few of the highlights are McCoy Tyner playing with strings on his epic "Song of the New World" from 1973, a relaxed duet between Jim Hall and Ron Carter on "St. Thomas," and a great track from Sonny Rollins' 1972 comeback record. Five tracks are also included from the archives of the Galaxy label, a label that kept a lot of giants like Chet Baker, Art Pepper, and Nat Adderley in the studio and on record. The five tracks are from the years 1977-1980 and prove that good straight-ahead jazz was not dead; you just had to know where to look for it. This collection is not as essential as one that features all the artists in their prime may have been, but it is still solid.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2003
Label:
Ojc
UPC:
0025218371124
catalogNumber:
3711

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
Chet Baker   Trumpet
George Cables   Piano
Ron Carter   Bass
Stanley Cowell   Piano
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
George Duke   Electric Piano
Art Farmer   Flugelhorn
Victor Feldman   Piano,Electric Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano,Keyboards
Sonny Fortune   Flute
Red Garland   Piano
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Hall   Guitar
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Louis Hayes   Drums
Joe Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Higgins   Drums
Bill Holman   Conductor
Hank Jones   Piano
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Thad Jones   Flugelhorn
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Lee Konitz   Tenor Saxophone
Mike Lawrence   Trumpet
Hubert Laws   Flute,Piccolo
Mel Lewis   Drums
Cecil McBee   Bass
Ron McClure   Bass
Alphonse Mouzon   Drums
Ray Nance   Violin
Duke Pearson   Piano
Art Pepper   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams   Drums
Harold Danko   Piano
Grachan Moncur   Trombone
John Blair   Violin
Kenneth Nash   Percussion
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Airto Moreira   Percussion,Drums
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Sanford Allen   Violin
David Amaro   Electric Guitar
Patrice Anderson   Violin
Julien Barber   Viola
Kenny Barron   Piano
Joony Booth   Bass
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Alfred Brown   Viola
Stanley Clarke   Electric Bass
Billy Cobham   Drums
Winston Collymore   Violin
Noel DaCosta   Violin
Audrey DeSilva   Violin
Clifton Foster   Violin
Stephen Gehl   Violin
Elisabeth Gibson   Violin
Gregory Herbert   Tenor Saxophone
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Ronald Lipscomb   Cello
Roy McCurdy   Drums
Greg Mazmanian   Violin
Mary Anne Meredith   Cello
Kermit Moore   Cello
Sharon O'Connor   Cello
Flora Purim   Vocals
Nathan Rubin   Violin
Dan Smiley   Violin
Harry Smyles   Oboe
John Tenney   Violin
Emily VanValkenburgh   Violin
Marie Hence   Violin
Carl Burnett   Drums
Selwart Clark   Violin
Terry Adams   Cello

Technical Credits

Ron Carter   Producer
Miles Davis   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Dick Katz   Producer
Ma Rainey   Composer
McCoy Tyner   Arranger
J.J. Johnson   Arranger
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Ed Michel   Producer
Flora Purim   Arranger
John Snyder   Producer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction

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