Verve Unmixed

Verve Unmixed

     
 
This budget-priced disc is the companion to Verve Remixed, which finds underground knob twiddlers such as Richard Dorfmeister, Thievery Corporation, and Tricky reworking the grooves to seminal cuts by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Astrud Gilberto, and others. Verve Unmixed collects the original tracks in their unmixed

Overview

This budget-priced disc is the companion to Verve Remixed, which finds underground knob twiddlers such as Richard Dorfmeister, Thievery Corporation, and Tricky reworking the grooves to seminal cuts by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Astrud Gilberto, and others. Verve Unmixed collects the original tracks in their unmixed form.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
In 2002, the legendary Verve label took 12 tracks from its huge and varied jazz catalog and turned a bunch of DJs and producers loose on them, creating a mostly successful old-meets-new program of jazzy electronica entitled Verve Remixed. Simultaneously, the label released this collection, which contains all the same numbers in their original form, calling it Verve Unmixed. Without the unifying theme that pulled the first compilation together, Verve Unmixed comes off as rather slapped together -- the program begins with Willie Bobo's largely instrumental celebration of Cuban rhythm entitled "Spanish Grease," then jumps jarringly to Carmen McRae's subdued rendition of the teary standard "How Long Has This Been Going On?," then slides into Quincy Jones' orchestral bossa nova take on "Who Needs Forever?" And so it goes for about 42 minutes. There's some great stuff here, of course, and there's nothing the matter with a little variety. But there's also nothing the matter with a little cohesion and unity of vision; on its own, this compilation adds up to something less than the sum of its parts.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2002
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0731458962021
catalogNumber:
589620

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Scott   Clarinet,Vocals
Nina Simone   Piano,Conductor,Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Richard Davis   Bass
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
Urbie Green   Trombone
Shirley Horn   Piano,Vocals
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Steve Kujala   Flute
Anthony Ortega   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jerome Richardson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Lucky Thompson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Collin Walcott   Sitar
Dinah Washington   Vocals
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Carl Kress   Guitar
Hal McKusick   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
George Wettling   Drums
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Tutti Camarata   Conductor
Jim Walker   Flute
Hal Mooney   Conductor
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Charles Ables   Bass
Don Abney   Piano
Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson   Piano,Celeste
Danny Bank   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Willie Bobo   Timbales,Vocals
Dave Bowman   Piano
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Russ Case   Trumpet
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Luis Conte   Percussion
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Don Elliott   Trumpet,Bongos,Mellophonium,Vibes
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Eddie Karam   Conductor
Melvin Lastie   Cornet
Lenny McBrowne   Drums
Carmen McRae   Vocals
Victor Pantoja   Conga
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Rudy Stevenson   Guitar
Charles Edward Smith   Drums
Jim Phillips   Bass
Tommy Mitchell   Bass Trombone
Haig Stephens   Bass
Jack Cressey   Alto Saxophone
Steve "Syco Steve" Williams   Drums
Bobby Brown   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Tony Scott   Producer
Nina Simone   Arranger,Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Tutti Camarata   Arranger
Hal Mooney   Arranger,Producer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Milt Gabler   Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger,Producer
Bob Shad   Producer
Pete Spargo   Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Hollis King   Art Direction
George Bass   Composer
Bryan Koniarz   Compilation Supervisor
Lewis Allan   Composer

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