The Sound of America: The Singles Collection

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Conventional wisdom has it that jazz is a style of music best suited for long-playing formats, and that it was never meant for the singles charts. Of course, that isn't really the case -- plenty of great jazz records were recorded long before the invention of the LP even if 78s made it difficult to document long improvisational jams, and jazz was a genuinely popular form before rock and other styles usurped it on the charts in the '60s and '70s. Even into the 1970s, stations geared for listeners with little interest in rock would regularly blend accessible jazz into the mix, before fusion alienated one part of jazz's mainstream audience in order to engage another. Jazz's ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Conventional wisdom has it that jazz is a style of music best suited for long-playing formats, and that it was never meant for the singles charts. Of course, that isn't really the case -- plenty of great jazz records were recorded long before the invention of the LP even if 78s made it difficult to document long improvisational jams, and jazz was a genuinely popular form before rock and other styles usurped it on the charts in the '60s and '70s. Even into the 1970s, stations geared for listeners with little interest in rock would regularly blend accessible jazz into the mix, before fusion alienated one part of jazz's mainstream audience in order to engage another. Jazz's relationship with the mainstream is the unspoken theme of The Sound of America: The Singles Collection, a five-disc box set that collects 100 tracks Verve Records issued as singles between 1947 and 1972 one track from Diana Krall brings the set into the 21st century as label head Norman Granz aimed for all kinds of listeners and not simply jazz snobs. While several of the early tracks on this set fall into the category of dance tunes and novelty items the latter best represented by Slim Gaillard's "Opera in Vout", there's plenty of "real" jazz on this set, with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Ben Webster, and Dizzy Gillespie all represented on disc one. As the set goes on, vocalists and stylish interpretations of old standards become a dominant force, performances that were expressive but still had one foot in the hit parade, and Ella Fitzgerald's many sides here demonstrate how formally innovative a performer could be and still please a crowd her scatting on 1961's "How High the Moon" is a dazzling show of imagination and technique. By the mid-'60s, things start to slip a bit, as Fitzgerald gets talked into recording something called "The Ringo Beat" and show tunes and covers of pop hits replace standards and originals, but there's still plenty that allows soloists to shine particularly Jimmy Smith's mighty organ workouts and Willie Bobo's sinewy Latin grooves, and "The Girl from Ipanema" by Stan Getz, João Gilberto, and Astrud Gilberto is a sterling example of jazz that could fit gracefully in with pop formats. Much of what's on The Sound of America: The Singles Collection is bold and brassy, but if most of this ignores the more experimental waters of bebop and beyond, nearly everything captures gifted and soulful artists working at the top of their craft, and it's hard to imagine how music as strong and approachable as this fell out of favor and was shunted into "specialty" programming. This is a fine set for jazz devotees, and a trimmed-down edition could be a convincer for folks who believe jazz is too esoteric for them; either way, it's a fascinating and entertaining look at an often forgotten aspect of a great record label.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/10/2013
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 600753455616
  • Catalog Number: 5345561


Disc 1
  1. 1 Perdido, Pts. 1 & 2 - Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars (6:00)
  2. 2 No Noise, Pts. 1 & 2 - Machito & His Orchestra (5:55)
  3. 3 Opera in Vout, Pts. 1 & 2 - Slim Gaillard (4:51)
  4. 4 Just Friends - Charlie Parker (3:31)
  5. 5 I Cover the Waterfront - Lester Young (3:51)
  6. 6 Bloomdido - Charlie Parker (3:26)
  7. 7 There's a Small Hotel - Coleman Hawkins (3:04)
  8. 8 Debut - Oscar Peterson (2:51)
  9. 9 Castle Rock - Johnny Hodges (2:52)
  10. 10 Port of Rico - Illinois Jacquet (2:44)
  11. 11 You Go To My Head - Billie Holiday (2:57)
  12. 12 Dale's Wail - Roy Eldridge (3:39)
  13. 13 Tenderly - Billie Holiday (3:23)
  14. 14 Tenderly - Ben Webster (3:04)
  15. 15 Alright, Okay, You Win - Count Basie & His Orchestra (3:05)
  16. 16 April In Paris - Count Basie & His Orchestra (3:50)
  17. 17 I Can't Get Started - Dizzy Gillespie (2:55)
  18. 18 The Rock & Roll Waltz - Anita O'Day (2:47)
  19. 19 Too Young For the Blues - Ella Fitzgerald (3:16)
  20. 20 Boogie Blues - Anita O'Day (3:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hello Baby - Fred Astaire (2:52)
  2. 2 The (End Of) A Beautiful Friendship - Ella Fitzgerald (2:39)
  3. 3 Stay There - Ella Fitzgerald (2:35)
  4. 4 Stars Fell On Alabama - Louis Armstrong (3:34)
  5. 5 Mountain Greenery - Bing Crosby (3:39)
  6. 6 Manhattan - Ella Fitzgerald (2:50)
  7. 7 I Wonder - Woody Herman (2:28)
  8. 8 I've Never Left Your Arms - Oscar Peterson (2:51)
  9. 9 It's All Right With Me - Ella Fitzgerald (3:09)
  10. 10 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - Johnny Hodges (3:30)
  11. 11 Derek's Blues - Buddy Bregman (2:51)
  12. 12 Sayonara - Joe Lippman Orchestra (2:54)
  13. 13 The Golden Striker - Oscar Peterson (5:14)
  14. 14 Sing, Sing, Sing - Gene Krupa (4:50)
  15. 15 Stairway To the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald (2:54)
  16. 16 Swing Low Sweet Cadillac, Pts. 1 & 2 - Dizzy Gillespie (7:06)
  17. 17 Frenesi - Billy May Orchestra (2:35)
  18. 18 Lulu's Back In Town - Louis Bellson (2:32)
  19. 19 Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday (2:59)
  20. 20 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - Louis Armstrong (4:51)
Disc 3
  1. 1 On the Street Where You Live - Oscar Peterson (5:34)
  2. 2 Mack the Knife - Ella Fitzgerald (4:44)
  3. 3 Let's Do It - Terry Gibbs (3:04)
  4. 4 I'm Gonna Go Fishin', Pts. 1 f& 2 - Gerry Mulligan & the Concert Jazz Band (5:54)
  5. 5 How High the Moon - Ella Fitzgerald (7:08)
  6. 6 Bossa Nova - Roy Eldridge (2:45)
  7. 7 Mr. Paganini - Ella Fitzgerald (4:05)
  8. 8 Cry Me a River - Ella Fitzgerald (4:16)
  9. 9 Walk On the Wild Side - Jimmy Smith (5:57)
  10. 10 Desafinado - Stan Getz (2:03)
  11. 11 Ol' Man River - Jimmy Smith (3:58)
  12. 12 Teach Me Tonight - Blossom Dearie (2:41)
  13. 13 The Hippie Twist - Terry Gibbs (2:33)
  14. 14 Desafinado - Ella Fitzgerald (2:12)
  15. 15 Manha de Carnaval - Stan Getz (5:49)
  16. 16 Hobo Flats - Jimmy Smith (4:46)
  17. 17 Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home - Ella Fitzgerald (3:26)
  18. 18 Sambalero - Stan Getz (2:11)
  19. 19 On Broadway - Bill Evans (2:33)
  20. 20 More (Theme from Mondo Cane) - Kai Winding (2:01)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Theme From the V.I.P.'s - Bill Evans (2:25)
  2. 2 What'd I Say - Jimmy Smith (2:54)
  3. 3 Theme From Any Number Can Win - Jimmy Smith (2:13)
  4. 4 Hymn To Freedom - Oscar Peterson (5:36)
  5. 5 Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:27)
  6. 6 Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Ella Fitzgerald (3:20)
  7. 7 If That's the Way You Want It - Wynton Kelly (2:39)
  8. 8 Mondo Cane #2 - Kai Winding (1:55)
  9. 9 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Pts. 1 & 2 - Jimmy Smith (9:28)
  10. 10 Blowin' In the Wind - Stan Getz (2:33)
  11. 11 The Girl From Ipanema - João Gilberto (2:49)
  12. 12 Hello Dolly - Ella Fitzgerald (2:54)
  13. 13 Makin' Whoopee - Louis Armstrong (3:57)
  14. 14 The Cat - Jimmy Smith (3:26)
  15. 15 Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5 - Lalo Schifrin (3:54)
  16. 16 The Ringo Beat - Ella Fitzgerald (1:49)
  17. 17 You've Been Talkin' 'Bout My Baby - Donald Byrd (2:42)
  18. 18 Soul Sauce - Cal Tjader (2:26)
  19. 19 Goldfinger - Jimmy Smith (2:48)
  20. 20 Agua De Beber - Astrud Gilberto (2:17)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Organ Grinder Swing - Jimmy Smith (2:14)
  2. 2 Loie - Kenny Burrell (3:19)
  3. 3 Imagine My Frustration - Duke Ellington (4:50)
  4. 4 Spanish Grease - Willie Bobo (2:49)
  5. 5 Goin' Out of My Head - Wes Montgomery (2:14)
  6. 6 Got My Mojo Workin', Pts. 1 & 2 - Jimmy Smith (8:02)
  7. 7 Pavanne - Bill Evans Trio (3:59)
  8. 8 Hoochie Coochie Man, Pts. 1 & 2 - Jimmy Smith (5:59)
  9. 9 Bumpin' On Sunset - Wes Montgomery (4:52)
  10. 10 Sunshine Superman - Willie Bobo (2:57)
  11. 11 California Dreaming - Wes Montgomery (3:08)
  12. 12 Dindi - Astrud Gilberto (2:43)
  13. 13 Evil Ways - Willie Bobo (2:41)
  14. 14 Manteca - Chico O'Farrill (2:47)
  15. 15 Chain of Fools, Pts. 1 & 2 - Jimmy Smith (5:02)
  16. 16 The Word - Don Sebesky (3:48)
  17. 17 The Preacher - Kenny Burrell (2:59)
  18. 18 Agnus Dei - Lalo Schifrin (4:20)
  19. 19 Communications '72 - Stan Getz (2:32)
  20. 20 The Look of Love - Diana Krall (4:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lalo Schifrin Piano, Conductor
Fred Astaire Vocals
Luiz Bonfá Guitar
Machito Conductor
Johnny Pacheco Percussion
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Count Basie Organ, Piano
Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone
Charlie Byrd Guitar
Frank Capp Drums
Ron Carter Bass
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Bob Cooper Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Larry Coryell Guitar
Richard Davis Bass
Blossom Dearie Piano, Vocals
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Mercer Ellington Trumpet
Herb Ellis Guitar
Peter Erskine Drums
Bill Evans Piano
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone
Stan Getz Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Terry Gibbs Vibes
Astrud Gilberto Vocals
João Gilberto Guitar, Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet, Vocals
Jimmy Giuffre Baritone Saxophone
Paul Gonsalves Tenor Saxophone
Joe Gordon Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Urbie Green Trombone
Al Haig Piano
Jim Hall Guitar
Herbie Hancock Piano
Bill Harris Trombone
Woody Herman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Illinois Jacquet Tenor Saxophone
Budd Johnson Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones Piano
Jo Jones Drums
Quincy Jones Trumpet
Sam Jones Bass
Thad Jones Trumpet
Richie Kamuca Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Kelly Piano
Barney Kessel Guitar, Conductor
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Gene Krupa Drums
Steve Lacy Soprano Saxophone
Hubert Laws Flute
Michel Legrand Conductor
Mel Lewis Drums
Melba Liston Trombone
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Dave McKenna Piano
Billy Mitchell Tenor Saxophone
Grover Mitchell Trombone
Wes Montgomery Guitar
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Ray Nance Trumpet
Ted Nash Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Oliver Nelson Conductor
Joe Newman Trumpet
Cecil Payne Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Peterson Organ, Piano, Vocals
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
André Previn Piano
Buddy Rich Drums
Jerome Richardson Clarinet, Flute, Reeds, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Al Sears Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank Flute, Alto Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Paul Smith Piano, Celeste
Willie Smith Alto Saxophone
Les Spann Flute, Guitar
Mel Tormé Vocals
Stanley Turrentine Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Joe Williams Vocals
Teddy Wilson Piano
Leo Wright Flute, Alto Saxophone
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bailey Drums
Ronnie Ball Piano
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Willie Dennis Trombone
Bobby Donaldson Drums
Russell Garcia Conductor
Mort Herbert Violin
Chuck Israels Bass
Stan Levey Drums
Rod Levitt Trombone
Lou Levy Piano
Ray Linn Trumpet
Hal McKusick Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Armando Peraza Percussion
Seldon Powell Tenor Saxophone
Gene Quill Cornet, Alto Saxophone
Chuck Rainey Electric Bass
Frank Rehak Trombone
Arnold Ross Piano
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Aaron Sachs Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Shu Tenor Saxophone
Grady Tate Drums
Ed Thigpen Drums
Nick Travis Trumpet
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Bill Watrous Trombone
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Stu Williamson Trumpet
Jimmy Woode Bass
Buddy Bregman Conductor
Mel Davis Trumpet
Stan Freeman Piano
Johnny Messner Trombone
Pat Moran Organ, Piano
Phil Sunkel Trumpet
Corky Hale Harp
Mitch Miller French Horn, Oboe
Frank deVol Conductor
Howard McGhee Trumpet
Billy Mure Guitar
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Slim Gaillard Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocals
Russell Procope Alto Saxophone
Danny Stiles Trumpet
Anita O'Day Vocals
Stan Webb Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Chuck Connors Trombone
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Britt Woodman Trombone
Al McKibbon Bass
Bob Cranshaw Bass, Electric Bass
Jymie Merritt Bass
Willie Ruff French Horn
Sonny Greer Drums
George Duvivier Bass
Johnny Rae Drums
Al Aarons Trumpet
Jack Agee Reeds
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone
Doug Allen Percussion
Gene Allen Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Ray Alonge French Horn
Frank Anderson Organ
Wayne Andre Trombone
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Bob Ashton Clarinet, Flute, Reeds, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Milton Banana Drums
Danny Bank Flute, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Robert Barene Violin
Mario Bauzá Trumpet
Max Bennett Bass
Benny Carter Alto Saxophone
Richard Berg French Horn
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Keter Betts Bass
Billie Holiday Vocals
Willie Bobo Percussion
Nelson Boyd Bass
Ray Brown Bass
Tiny Brown Bass, Vocals
Larry Bunker Drums
Donald Byrd Trumpet
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Bob Bushnell Electric Bass
Don Butterfield Tuba
Red Callender Bass
Harry Carney Baritone Saxophone
Al Casamenti Guitar
Buddy Catlett Bass
Paul Chambers Bass
Earl Chapin French Horn
Clark Terry Trumpet
Babe Clarke Tenor Saxophone
Claus Ogerman Conductor
Sonny Cohn Trumpet
Henry Coker Trombone
Nat King Cole Piano
David Coleman Drums
John Collins Guitar
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Luis Conte Percussion
Buster Cooper Trombone
Donald Corrado French Horn
Bill Correa French Horn
Carmen Costa Percussion
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Walter Davis Jr. Piano
Buddy Deppenschmidt Drums
Harold Dicterow Violin
Eric Dixon Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
João Donato Piano
George Dorsey Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Duke Ellington Piano
Don Sebesky Organ, Piano, Conductor, Harpsichord, Clavinet
Bernard Eichen Violin
Arnold Eidus Violin
Ernie Wilkins Tenor Saxophone
Harvey Estrin Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute, Soprano Flute
Gil Evans Conductor
Joe Ferrante Trumpet
Don Ferrara Trumpet
Andy Fitzgerald Flute
Marty Flax Baritone Saxophone
Frank Foster Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes Baritone Saxophone
David Frisina Violin
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Gene Gammage Drums
Chuck Gentry Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Paul Gershman Violin
Eileen Gilbert Vocals
Benny Gill Violin
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Bennie Green Trombone
Emanuel Green Violin
Joe Guy Trumpet
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Lookofsky Violin
J.C. Heard Drums
Julius Held Violin
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Sonny Henry Guitar
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt Woodwind
Lonnie Hewitt Piano
John Hilliard Bass
Milt Hinton Bass
Milt Holland Percussion, Bongos, Glockenspiel, Marimbas, Xylophone, Vibes
Max Hollander Vocals
Bill Hughes Trombone
Lex Humphries Drums
Jack Jennings Percussion, Vibes
Antonio Carlos Jobim Guitar, Piano, Vocals
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Gus Johnson Drums
Reunald Jones Trumpet
Anatol Kaminsky Violin
Walter Kane Clarinet, Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone
Raphael Kramer Cello
Phil Kraus Percussion
John Lamb Bass
Melvin Lastie Cornet
Eddie Locke Drums
Leroy Lovett Piano
Dan Lube Violin
Buddy Lucas Harmonica
Edison Machado Drums
Jose Madera Tenor Saxophone
Virginia Majewski Viola
Junior Mance Piano
Joe Mondragon Bass
George Marge Flute
Art Marotti Percussion
Sam Marowitz Alto Saxophone
Jack Marsh Baritone Saxophone
Marty Paich Conductor, Leader
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Christian McBride Bass
Charles McCracken Cello
Donald McDonald Drums
Tom McIntosh Trombone
Dick Meldonian Alto Saxophone
Wilfred Middlebrooks Bass
Thelonious Monk Piano
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Chico O'Farrill Conductor
Fred Ohms Trombone
Gene Orloff Violin
Robert Ostrowsky Viola
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone
Jose Paulo Percussion
Sonny Payne Drums
Romeo Penque Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Piccolo, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Persip Drums
Harvey Phillips Tuba
Benny Powell Trombone
Jimmy Powell Alto Saxophone
Don Rader Trumpet
Lou Raderman Violin
Alan Raph Bass Trombone
Milt Raskin Piano
Carline Ray Vocals
Dorothy Remsen Harp
George Ricci Cello
George Roberts Trombone, Bass Trombone
Bobby Rodriguez Bass
Roberto Rodriguez Bass
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Bobby Rosengarden Percussion
Curly Russell Bass
Wilbur Schwartz Flute
James Sedlar Trumpet
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Harvey Shapiro Cello
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone
Fred Skerritt Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Smith Organ, Vocals
Richard Spencer Alto Saxophone
Alvin Stoller Drums
Frank Strazzeri Piano
Billy Strayhorn Piano
Tony Studd Trombone
Bill Suyker Guitar
Milton Thomas Viola
Cal Tjader Vibes
Bob Tricarico Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Trotman Bass
Lloyd Ulyate Trombone
Carlos "Patato" Valdes Cornet
Carl Warwick Trumpet
Frank Wess Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Shadow Wilson Drums
Kai Winding Trombone
Phil Woods Clarinet, Reeds, Alto Saxophone
Sam Woodyard Drums
Snooky Young Trumpet
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Jean-Jacques Perrey Ondioline
Diana Krall Piano, Vocals
Billy Butler Guitar
Bert Gassman Oboe
Jan Hlinka Viola
Sylvia Ruderman Flute
Alberto Valdés Percussion
Clint Neagley Alto Saxophone
Albert Saparoff Violin
Justin DiTullio Cello
Arnold Koblentz Oboe
Abe Luboff Bass
Nino Rosso Cello
Gene Byrd Bass, Guitar
Sam Freed Violin
Leslie Johnakins Baritone Saxophone
Milton Lomask Vocals
Melba Moorman Vocals
Meyer Rosen Harp
Martin Ruderman Flute
Ambrose Russo Violin
Janet Sebesky Vocals
Tommy Turk Trombone
Tommy Williams Bass
Eddie Jones Bass
Jimmy Carroll Conductor
Paulo Ferreira Drums
George Werth Trumpet
Tommy Mitchell Bass Trombone
Eddie Wasserman Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Frank Brieff Violin
Paquito Davilla Trumpet
Bronislaw Gimpel Vocals
Abe Kessler Cello
Maria Toledo Vocals
Bobby Woodlen Trumpet
Herbie Jones Trumpet
Joe Howard Trombone
Maurice Stein Alto Saxophone
Gordon Schoneberg Oboe
Bill Reichenbach Percussion
Bill Tackus Bass
Kenneth Lowman Baritone Saxophone
Ernest Romersa Woodwind
Philip Stephens Bass
Sam Albert Violin
Bobby Brown Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Marky Markowitz Trumpet
Henry Hill Violin
Jim Buffington French Horn
Milt Bernhardt Trombone
Jerry Dodgion Clarinet, Flute, Reeds, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone
Gene Johnson Alto Saxophone
Bill Graham Alto Saxophone
Donald Byrd Singers Vocals
Armand Kaproff Cello
Bill Barber Tuba
Robert LaMarchina Cello
Fip Ricard Trumpet
Jim Reider Tenor Saxophone
Richard Williams Trumpet
Jose Carlos Percussion, Drums
Ray Beckenstein Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Johnnie Spence Conductor
Joe Malin Violin
John Drew Bass
Milton Bernhart Trombone
Jimmy Gannon Bass
Ed Caine Flute
Lennie Hambro Alto Saxophone
Rene Hernandez Piano
Walt Levinsky Clarinet
Harry Edison Trumpet
Ermit V. Perry Trumpet
Bob Northern French Horn
Louis Bellson Drums
Vincent Gambella Guitar
Bill Miller Violin
Albert Lustgarted Violin
G.R. Henhennick Viola
Edgar Lustgarted Cello
Joseph Koch Woodwind
Norbert Herzberg Baritone Saxophone
Misha Russell Concert Master
Sanford Schonback Viola
Ben Moten Bass
Frank Miller Cornet
Donny Moore Trombone
Clarence Henry Guitar
Bill Rodriguez Drums
Mike Romero Drums
Warren T. Smith Jr. Percussion
Tony Stuff Bass Trombone
Romero Lumbado Guitar
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Miklós Rózsa Composer
Lalo Schifrin Arranger, Composer, Director
Heitor Villa-Lobos Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Elmer Bernstein Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Peggy Lee Composer
Louis Prima Composer
Luiz Bonfá Composer
Machito Arranger
Ray Charles Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Roy Eldridge Composer
Ella Fitzgerald Composer
Gil Fuller Composer
Terry Gibbs Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Freddie Green Arranger
Illinois Jacquet Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger
Barney Kessel Arranger
Gene Krupa Composer
Michel Legrand Arranger, Composer
John Lewis Composer
Wes Montgomery Composer
Oliver Nelson Arranger, Composer
Oscar Peterson Composer
Nat Pierce Arranger
Al Sears Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Gerald Wilson Composer
Russell Garcia Arranger
Irving Mills Composer
Sy Oliver Arranger
Buddy Bregman Arranger, Composer, Director
Wild Bill Davis Arranger
Richard Rodgers Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Don Covay Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Barry Mann Composer
John Phillips Composer
Michelle Phillips Composer
Cecil Gant Composer
Frank deVol Arranger
Vernon Duke Composer
Gale Garnett Composer
Slim Gaillard Composer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Chano Pozo Composer
Jerry Herman Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
John Barry Composer
Manny Albam Arranger
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Remo Biondi Composer
Willie Bobo Composer
Billy Byers Arranger
Kenny Burrell Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Claus Ogerman Arranger, Director
J. Fred Coots Composer
Hal David Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Don Sebesky Arranger
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Gil Evans Arranger
Frank Foster Arranger
Gary McFarland Arranger
Ira Gershwin Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Walter Gross Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Arthur Hamilton Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Sonny Henry Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Don Kirkpatrick Composer
Melvin Lastie Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Marty Paich Arranger
Chico O'Farrill Arranger
Riz Ortolani Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Alan Roberts Composer
Jimmy Shirl Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Rick Ward Arranger
Harry Warren Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
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