Rhapsody in Blue [Blue Note]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD sampler has 18 songs written by the Gershwins and recorded during a 24-year period for labels now owned by the Blue Note family. Featured are the Billy May Orchestra (playing a brief version of "Rhapsody In Blue"), Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Chet Baker ("But Not for Me"), Frank Rosolino, Julie London, Thelonious Monk ("Nice Work If You Can Get It"), Bill Evans and Bob Brookmeyer, Hank Jones, the Bill Potts big band, Louis Smith, Lee Morgan ("'S Wonderful"), Nat King Cole, Coleman Hawkins, John Lewis, Nancy Wilson ("Do It Again"), Ike Quebec, and Art Pepper ("Fascinating Rhythm"). The music is consistently excellent even if the programming (which is not in chronological ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This CD sampler has 18 songs written by the Gershwins and recorded during a 24-year period for labels now owned by the Blue Note family. Featured are the Billy May Orchestra (playing a brief version of "Rhapsody In Blue"), Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Chet Baker ("But Not for Me"), Frank Rosolino, Julie London, Thelonious Monk ("Nice Work If You Can Get It"), Bill Evans and Bob Brookmeyer, Hank Jones, the Bill Potts big band, Louis Smith, Lee Morgan ("'S Wonderful"), Nat King Cole, Coleman Hawkins, John Lewis, Nancy Wilson ("Do It Again"), Ike Quebec, and Art Pepper ("Fascinating Rhythm"). The music is consistently excellent even if the programming (which is not in chronological order) seems somewhat random.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/12/1999
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077778070627
  • Catalog Number: 80706

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rhapsody in Blue - Billy May (3:19)
  2. 2 Prelude No. 2 (2:50)
  3. 3 Strike up the Band - Bob Cooper (2:50)
  4. 4 But Not for Me - Chet Baker (3:02)
  5. 5 Embraceable You (3:03)
  6. 6 They Can't Take That Away From Me - André Previn (3:06)
  7. 7 Nice Work If You Can Get It (3:01)
  8. 8 I Got Rhythm - Bill Evans (8:35)
  9. 9 Summertime - Hank Jones (2:31)
  10. 10 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (3:25)
  11. 11 The Man I Love (6:45)
  12. 12 'S Wonderful - Jimmy Smith (5:07)
  13. 13 Bidin' My Time (2:27)
  14. 14 Someone to Watch over Me (2:40)
  15. 15 I Can't Get Started (3:37)
  16. 16 Do It Again (2:46)
  17. 17 How Long Has This Been Going On? (5:59)
  18. 18 Fascinating Rhythm (4:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julie London Vocals, Track Performer
Nancy Wilson Track Performer
Laurindo Almeida Guitar
Chet Baker Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Brookmeyer Piano, Trombone, Valve Trombone, Track Performer
Ron Carter Bass
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Bob Cooper Reeds, Tenor Saxophone
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Bill Evans Piano
Art Farmer Trumpet
Chuck Flores Drums
Russ Freeman Piano
Jimmy Giuffre Reeds
Chico Hamilton Drums
Elvin Jones Drums
Hank Jones Piano, Track Performer
Sam Jones Bass
Duke Jordan Piano
John Lewis Piano, Track Performer
Charlie Mariano Alto Saxophone
Billy May Track Performer
Lee Morgan Trumpet
Gary Peacock Bass
Art Pepper Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Bill Potts Track Performer
André Previn Track Performer
Ike Quebec Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Bud Shank Flute, Reeds, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Louis Smith Trumpet, Track Performer
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Bob Enevoldsen Reeds
Pete Jolly Piano
Stan Levey Drums
Rod Levitt Trombone
Sam Noto Trumpet
Gene Quill Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Frank Rehak Trombone
Earl Swope Trombone
Grady Tate Drums
Claude Williamson Piano
Stu Williamson Trumpet
Howard McGhee Trumpet
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Sir Charles Thompson Piano
Connie Kay Drums
Gene Ramey Bass
Percy Heath Bass
George Duvivier Bass
Al Cohn Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Donald Bailey Drums
Max Bennett Bass
Gene Bertoncini Guitar
Denzil Best Drums
Art Blakey Drums
Kenny Burrell Guitar, Track Performer
Nat King Cole Vocals, Track Performer
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Milt Hinton Bass
Wilbert G.T. Hogan Drums
Eddie McFadden Guitar
Thelonious Monk Piano, Track Performer
Bob Neel Drums
Charlie Persip Drums
Allan Reuss Guitar
Frank Rosolino Trombone, Track Performer
Sol Schlinger Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Zoot Sims Saxophone
John Simmons Bass
Carson Smith Bass
Jimmy Smith Track Performer
Ben Tucker Bass
Earl Van Dyke Organ
Phil Woods Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Billy May Orchestra Track Performer
John Richard Lewis Piano
Willie Jones Guitar
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Billy May Arranger
André Previn Arranger
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Bill Finegan Arranger
Ira Gershwin Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
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