Verve Unmixed, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Verve Unmixed, Vol. 2 is a disc of originals to accompany the release of Verve Remixed, Vol. 2, a disc of post-rave dance reworkings from the catalog of post-bop's most important label. While such an undertaking shouldn't be considered "Verve's Greatest Hits," dance fans especially will find common ground with the remixers who chose the selections -- making it a solid point of entry for those beginning to pursue influences back to the '50s and '70s. It's understandable that groove music makes a larger impression here than improv; thus the CD includes the furious Dizzy Gillespie jam "Manteca" one of his career highlights, the brassy bombast of Archie Shepp's "Blues for Brother...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Verve Unmixed, Vol. 2 is a disc of originals to accompany the release of Verve Remixed, Vol. 2, a disc of post-rave dance reworkings from the catalog of post-bop's most important label. While such an undertaking shouldn't be considered "Verve's Greatest Hits," dance fans especially will find common ground with the remixers who chose the selections -- making it a solid point of entry for those beginning to pursue influences back to the '50s and '70s. It's understandable that groove music makes a larger impression here than improv; thus the CD includes the furious Dizzy Gillespie jam "Manteca" one of his career highlights, the brassy bombast of Archie Shepp's "Blues for Brother George Jackson" one artist on Mo' Wax, Attica Blues, is actually named after the LP it's taken from, and a pair of Latin music touchstones -- Cal Tjader's "Soul Sauce Guachi Guaro" and Willie Bobo's "Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries." Also making appearances are supper-club phenoms Oscar Brown, Jr. and Ramsey Lewis, vocal jazz iconoclasts Nina Simone and Betty Carter, and Brazilian Astrud Gilberto, whose imperfect voice lends a sublime melancholia to "Here's That Rainy Day."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498605202
  • Catalog Number: 000088502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie (6:26)
  2. 2 Sinner Man - Nina Simone (10:20)
  3. 3 Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) - Hugo Perretti & His Orchestra (2:37)
  4. 4 Brother, Where Are You? - Oscar Brown Jr. (4:14)
  5. 5 Slap That Bass - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (3:23)
  6. 6 Blues for Brother George Jackson - Archie Shepp (3:49)
  7. 7 Angel Eyes - Ella Fitzgerald (3:21)
  8. 8 Do What You Wanna - Ramsey Lewis (2:42)
  9. 9 Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro) - Cal Tjader (2:25)
  10. 10 Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries - Willie Bobo (3:02)
  11. 11 Naima's Love Song - Betty Carter (8:25)
  12. 12 Mama - Hugh Masekela (5:12)
  13. 13 Here's That Rainy Day - Walter Wanderley (2:45)
  14. 14 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair - Nina Simone (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Walter Davis Piano, Electric Piano
Clarence White Alto Saxophone
Nina Simone Piano, Vocals
Ray Barretto Percussion
Maurice White Drums
Marion Brown Alto Saxophone
Joe Carroll Vocals
Betty Carter Vocals
Herb Ellis Guitar
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Astrud Gilberto Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet, Vocals
Beaver Harris Drums
John Hicks Piano
Plas Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel Guitar
Hugh Masekela Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals
Archie Shepp Tenor Saxophone
Clifford Thornton Cornet
Leo Wright Alto Saxophone
Armando Peraza Percussion
Nick Travis Trumpet
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Roland Alexander Tenor Saxophone
Justin Gordon Woodwind
Cal Massey Flugelhorn
Walter Wanderley Organ, Piano
Cleveland Eaton Bass
Guy Warren Vocals, Bells, Shekere
Oscar Brown Jr. Vocals
Ramsey Lewis Electric Piano
Britt Woodman Trombone
Kiane Zawadi Trombone
Craig Handy Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Rae Drums
Jeff "Tain" Watts Drums
Ollie Anderson Percussion
Isaak Asante Vocals, talking drum
John Barrows French Horn
Benny Carter Alto Saxophone
Richard Berg French Horn
Willie Bobo Percussion, Timbales, Vocals
James Buffington French Horn
Roy Burrowes Trumpet
Don Butterfield Tuba
Clark Terry Trumpet
Julio Collazo Percussion
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Nene DeFense Percussion
Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornu Conga
Orlando Julius Ekemonde Saxophone, Vocals
Paul Faulise Trombone
John Frosk Trumpet
Adaloja Gboyega Electric Piano
Charles "Majeed" Greenlee Trombone
Sonny Henry Guitar
Lonnie Hewitt Piano
John Hilliard Bass
Hakim Jami Euphonium
Joe Koch Woodwind
Stanley Todd Kwesi Guitar, Vocals
Chuck Lampkin Drums
Melvin Lastie Cornet
Cappy Lewis Trumpet
Hugo Peretti Conductor
Vito Mangano Trumpet
Jose Mangual Percussion
Jose Marino Bass
George Matthews Trombone
Charles McGhee Trumpet
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Yaw Opoku Bass, Vocals
Victor Pantoja Percussion
Bill Richmond Drums
Michael Ridley Trumpet
George Roberts Bass Trombone
Bobby Rodriguez Bass
Ariel J. Roland Bass
Bobby Rosengarden Percussion
Sarah Vaughan Vocals
Al Schackman Guitar, Harmonica
Gunther Schuller French Horn
Shorty Sherock Trumpet
Arnett Sparrow Trombone
Charles Stephens Trombone
Juan Tizol Trombone
Cal Tjader Vibes
Papa Frankie Todd Drums
Carlos "Patato" Valdes Conga
James Ware Baritone Saxophone
Carl Warwick Trumpet
Richard L. Noel Trombone
Claudio Slon Drums
Rudy Stevenson Flute, Guitar
Alberto Valdés Percussion
Osvaldo Martinez Bongos, Guiro
Fred "Happy" Morris Piano
Chris Boyd Drums
Tommy Pederson Trombone
Lisle Atkinson Bass
Juma Sultan Percussion
Herbert Brown Bass
Paul Smith Piano
Bobby Brown Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Herb Mondragon Bass
John Hart Bass
Bobby Hamilton Drums
Billy Robinson Tenor Saxophone
Roland Wilson Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Erik Darling Composer
Nina Simone Arranger
Betty Carter Composer, Producer
Gil Fuller Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
John Hicks Composer
Hugh Masekela Composer, Producer
Archie Shepp Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Hal Mooney Producer
Oscar Brown Jr. Composer
Ramsey Lewis Composer
Chano Pozo Composer
Jerry Ross Composer
Richard Adler Composer
Willie Bobo Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Johnny Burke Composer
Luchi de Jesus Producer
David Ellis Audio Sculpture
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ronnie Gilbert Composer
Lee Hays Composer
Fred Hellerman Composer
Melvin Lastie Arranger, Composer
Stewart Levine Producer
Ed Michel Producer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Cedric Sampson Composer
Creed Taylor Producer
James Van Heusen Composer
Fred "Happy" Morris Arranger
Hollis King Art Direction
Earl Brent Composer
Bryan Koniarz Compilation Supervisor
Rehab Art Direction
Traditional Composer
Trevor Gordon Composer
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