Jazz Giants Play Cole Porter: Night and Day

The Jazz Giants Play Cole Porter: Night and Day

     
 
The entire series of Jazz Giants Play compilations is well worth hearing, but this collection of jazz royalty interpreting the music of Cole Porter is one of the best of the lot. Porter's music has long been a favorite among jazzmen, and the variety of settings among the thirteen selections here shows why. There's

Overview

The entire series of Jazz Giants Play compilations is well worth hearing, but this collection of jazz royalty interpreting the music of Cole Porter is one of the best of the lot. Porter's music has long been a favorite among jazzmen, and the variety of settings among the thirteen selections here shows why. There's Art Pepper swinging "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," accompanied by the powerhouse rhythm section of Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. Vibist Cal Tjader's Latinized "I Love Paris" is a percussive revelation. John Coltrane deconstructs "I Love You," turning it into something entirely different from its balladic origins. The oft-recorded "Night and Day" is showcased here in a cooking version from Everybody Digs Bill Evans, and Herb Ellis and Joe Pass contribute a beautiful guitar duet on "Love for Sale." Tenor sax greats Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins and Gene Ammons each take a sizzling turn with a Porter tune, while Art Tatum delivers a dazzling solo piano run through "Begin the Beguine."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/1998
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218520324
catalogNumber:
24203

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Barretto   Conga
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Ron Carter   Bass
Sonny Clark   Piano
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Herb Ellis   Guitar,Track Performer
Bill Evans   Piano
Red Garland   Piano
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Louis Hayes   Drums
Joe Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Jackson   Vibes,Track Performer
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Steve Lacy   Soprano Saxophone
John Lewis   Piano
Brew Moore   Tenor Saxophone
Horace Parlan   Piano
Joe Pass   Guitar,Track Performer
Art Pepper   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Art Tatum   Piano,Track Performer
Art Taylor   Drums
Doug Watkins   Bass
Richard Wyands   Piano
Manuel Duran   Piano
Luis Miranda   Conga
Connie Kay   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
Ben Riley   Drums
Willie Ruff   French Horn
Mousie Alexander   Drums
Kenny Barron   Piano
Buddy Catlett   Bass
Paul Chambers   Bass
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Carlos Duran   Bass
Gil Evans   Piano,Track Performer
Roy Haynes   Drums
J.C. Heard   Drums
Dave Kurtzer   Bassoon
Earl May   Bass
George Mraz   Bass
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Nick Stabulas   Drums
Cal Tjader   Vibes,Track Performer
Bart Varsalona   Bass Trombone
Bayardo Velarde   Timbales
Jake Koven   Trumpet
John Richard Lewis   Piano

Technical Credits

Herb Ellis   Producer
Joe Pass   Producer
Norman Granz   Producer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Lester Koenig   Producer
Jeff Kaliss   Liner Notes
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction

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