The Black Box of Jazz [Millenia]

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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
An excellent four-CD compilation of top-flight performances by members of the upper tier of the jazz world. This collection is a mixture of studio and live performances focusing on musicians from bop and post-bop era, although there's a healthy presentation of swing and pre-bop musicians. Moreover, many of these tracks had not been released when this set was issued in 1995. In addition, a lot of the performances from the late '80s and early '90s. But there are some cuts from the 1950s as well, most notably "Off Minor" from a 1957 set with Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and Coleman Hawkins. With 50 tracks covering more than five hours of different styles of jazz music, this...
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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
An excellent four-CD compilation of top-flight performances by members of the upper tier of the jazz world. This collection is a mixture of studio and live performances focusing on musicians from bop and post-bop era, although there's a healthy presentation of swing and pre-bop musicians. Moreover, many of these tracks had not been released when this set was issued in 1995. In addition, a lot of the performances from the late '80s and early '90s. But there are some cuts from the 1950s as well, most notably "Off Minor" from a 1957 set with Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and Coleman Hawkins. With 50 tracks covering more than five hours of different styles of jazz music, this box set is a veritable jazz smorgasbord. Woody Herman typically limited his solo opportunities, passing them onto the preeminent jazz musicians who worked in his various aggregations, Herds, and otherwise. But this compilation includes a version of "Mood Indigo" with Herman's clarinet working with Lionel Hampton's vibes and Roland Hanna's piano that can be best described as breathtaking. Playing mostly in the middle and lower registers, his clarinet captures the sense of "blueness" which is conveyed with this Duke Ellington classic masterpiece. Hampton, in fact, appears several times throughout this set in a variety of scenarios as leader and sideman and with players representing a variety of styles from Gerry Mulligan to Charles Mingus. Hard bop master Art Blakey shows up with a 1980 version of "Moanin" with a Jazz Messengers iteration that includes Wynton Marsalis and Billy Pierce. It are Marsalis' trumpet and Peirce's tenor that are highlighted on this track. Another treat is Louis Bellson's dazzling drumming on "Caravan," on a 1987 Phil Woods track. There's a fine Freddie Hubbard Quintet track, "Bolivia," from a live 1991 performance at a jazz festival in Warsaw, Poland. However, to fully enjoy this set, misspellings, incorrect recording dates, and other errors will have to be tolerated. But, given the amount and quality of music available here, more than a little forbearance is warranted. This set is still in print. But it may have to be obtained from a British distributor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/28/2000
  • Label: Castle Essential
  • EAN: 5017615245028
  • Catalog Number: 450

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take the "A" Train (6:13)
  2. 2 Lullaby of Birdland (4:18)
  3. 3 How High the Moon (3:49)
  4. 4 The Man I Love - Teddy Wilson (7:44)
  5. 5 Autumn Leaves - Stan Getz (7:14)
  6. 6 My Funny Valentine (8:10)
  7. 7 Blue Rondo a la Turk (7:13)
  8. 8 If I Had You (4:09)
  9. 9 Apple Core (6:18)
  10. 10 Mood Indigo (6:13)
  11. 11 Sonny's Blues (4:51)
  12. 12 Morning of the Carnival (3:57)
  13. 13 All Through the Night (6:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Moanin' (9:34)
  2. 2 Lover Man (7:30)
  3. 3 Walking Shoes (5:46)
  4. 4 Hush-A-Bye (7:34)
  5. 5 One by One (5:31)
  6. 6 Billie's Bounce - Stan Getz (11:29)
  7. 7 Groove's Groove - Richard "Groove" Holmes (4:34)
  8. 8 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise - Michal Urbaniak (7:30)
  9. 9 Slew Foot (5:02)
  10. 10 It's the Good Life - Ahmad Jamal (4:49)
  11. 11 Jodi (6:22)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Work Song (6:25)
  2. 2 Nature Boy - Stan Getz (3:47)
  3. 3 Caravan (7:17)
  4. 4 Limelight (5:24)
  5. 5 Jeepers Creepers (3:29)
  6. 6 One O'Clock Jump - Teddy Wilson (3:05)
  7. 7 Slop (5:11)
  8. 8 Satin Doll (5:07)
  9. 9 Yardbird Suite (4:13)
  10. 10 Have You Met Miss Jones? (4:05)
  11. 11 Lester Leaps In - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (9:08)
  12. 12 I'll Never Be the Same (3:35)
  13. 13 Gerry Meets Hamp (7:42)
  14. 14 Ol' Bill Basie (6:24)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Take Five (7:13)
  2. 2 A Wheel Within a Wheel (6:32)
  3. 3 Seven Come Eleven (6:31)
  4. 4 Dirty Dude (4:26)
  5. 5 Rose Room (6:38)
  6. 6 Old Folks (4:06)
  7. 7 Bolivia (12:39)
  8. 8 Fables of Faubus (6:14)
  9. 9 Off Minor (5:14)
  10. 10 Moment's Notice (4:24)
  11. 11 African Flower - Gary Burton (5:16)
  12. 12 Move to the Groove (7:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Horn Track Performer
Gary Burton Track Performer
Jimmy Hamilton Track Performer
Hampton Track Performer
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers Track Performer
Technical Credits
Odetta Contributor
George Gershwin Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Paul Horn Contributor
Luiz Bonfá Composer
Hoodoo Gurus Contributor
Nat Adderley Composer
Louie Bellson Contributor
Brian Bromberg Contributor
Dave Brubeck Contributor
Gary Burton Contributor
Ron Carter Contributor
Charlie Christian Composer
Harry "Sweets" Edison Contributor
Ricky Ford Contributor
Mike Garson Contributor
Stan Getz Contributor
Dizzy Gillespie Contributor
Benny Goodman Composer
Dexter Gordon Contributor
Stéphane Grappelli Contributor
Johnny Griffin Arranger
Gigi Gryce Contributor
Lionel Hampton Composer, Contributor
Heath Brothers Composer, Contributor
Woody Herman Contributor
Earl Hines Contributor
Hank Jones Contributor
Ellis Marsalis Contributor
Pat Metheny Composer, Contributor
Charles Mingus Contributor
James Moody Contributor
Gerry Mulligan Composer, Contributor
Joe Newman Contributor
Bill Pierce Contributor
Bucky Pizzarelli Contributor
Buddy Rich Contributor
Jerome Richardson Contributor
Dannie Richmond Contributor
Woody Shaw Contributor
Sonny Stitt Contributor
Jack Walrath Contributor
Wilbur Ware Contributor
Bobby Watson Contributor
Teddy Wilson Contributor
Cozy Cole Contributor
Marty Napoleon Contributor
Dennis Irwin Contributor
Oliver Jackson Contributor
Paul Jeffrey Contributor
Steve Marcus Contributor
Bob Neloms Contributor
Bill Smith Contributor
Grady Tate Contributor
Michal Urbaniak Contributor
Lenny White Contributor
Don Braden Contributor
Al Caiola Contributor
Candido Contributor
John Letman Contributor
Bobby Pierce Contributor
Michael Weiss Contributor
Coleman Hawkins Contributor
Oscar Brown Jr. Composer
Ray Copeland Contributor
Kenny Washington Contributor
Herbert Distel Composer
Greg Bandy Contributor
Art Blakey Contributor
Kevin Brandon Contributor
Garnett Brown Contributor
Chris Brubeck Contributor
John Burr Contributor
Candido Camero Contributor
Jeff Chambers Contributor
John Coltrane Contributor
Chick Corea Contributor
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Contributor
George Devens Contributor
Joe Farrell Contributor
Marc Fosset Contributor
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Jimmy Hamilton Contributor
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Roland Hanna Contributor
Ted Hawke Contributor
Ernie Hayes Contributor
Freddie Hubbard Contributor
Eddie Higgins Contributor
Milt Hinton Contributor
Richard "Groove" Holmes Contributor
Duffy Jackson Contributor
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Barry Kiener Contributor
Chuck Loeb Contributor
Ray Lucas Contributor
Carl Lynch Contributor
Wynton Marsalis Composer, Contributor
Ronnie Mathews Contributor
Peter Matt Contributor
Paul Moen Contributor
Thelonious Monk Contributor
Joe Muranyi Contributor
Charlie Parker Composer
Ed Pazant Contributor
Ralph Penland Contributor
Benny Powell Contributor
Richard Pratt Contributor
Gary Pribeck Contributor
Wally Richardson Contributor
Arvell Shaw Contributor
Frank Strazzeri Contributor
James Tyrell Contributor
Tom Warrington Contributor
Al Williams Contributor
Kai Winding Contributor
Jimmy Witherspoon Contributor
Phil Woods Contributor
Jean-Philippe Viret Contributor
Michael Gerber Contributor
Bross Townsend Contributor
Sheldon Powell Contributor
Gary Mayone Contributor
Art Hickman Composer
Sam Turner Contributor
Charles Farnbrough Contributor
John Fosset Contributor
Payton Crossley Contributor
Joe Straws Contributor
Teddy Wilson Jr. Contributor
Sabu Adeyola Contributor
Bill Smith Contributor
Morgan Lewis Composer
Andy LeVerne Contributor
Frank Reardon Composer
George Marz Contributor
Randy Jones Contributor
Harry Williams Composer
Delroy Thomas Contributor
Patrick Artero Contributor
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