Gems of Jazz: All Star Jazz Artists

Gems of Jazz: All Star Jazz Artists


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Gems of Jazz: All Star Jazz Artists

The classical label Delos ventured into jazz for a few years in the late '80s and early '90s, putting out this compilation to give listeners a wide-ranging sampling of what it had to offer. Joe Williams' delightful blues "Who She Do" features alto saxophonist Cleanhead Vinson, guitarist Phil Upchurch, and the leader's swinging, humorous vocal. Trumpet great Clark Terry offers cooking bop in "The Snapper" and doubles on trumpet and flügelhorn while he trades licks with alto saxophonist Bunky Green and tenor saxophonist Red Holloway in a brilliant take of the ballad "Don't Blame Me." The always powerful hard bop of Art Blakey is represented by young alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett's "Feeling Good." Also not to be missed is the father-daughter team of Jimmy & Stacy Rowles for a Latin-flavored take of "You Don't Know What Love Is." Sadly, Delos unwisely chose to discontinue its line of jazz CDs not long after this collection was released in 1991, though the individual releases from which it was put together are all worth picking up, as is this now hard-to-find sampler.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/1992
Label: Delos Records
UPC: 0013491350721
catalogNumber: 3507

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Campbell   Piano
Donald Brown   Piano
Ron Carter   Bass
Billy Childs   Piano
Art Davis   Bass
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
Bunky Green   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Billy Higgins   Drums
Red Holloway   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
John Patitucci   Bass
Jimmy Rowles   Piano,Track Performer
Stacy Rowles   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Track Performer
Bobby Shew   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Track Performer
Norman Simmons   Piano
Cedar Walton   Piano,Track Performer
Joe Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
John Campbell   Piano
John Heard   Bass
Major Holley   Bass
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Charles Davis   Baritone Saxophone
Wallace Roney   Trumpet
Don Sickler   Trumpet
Art Resnick   Piano
Lewis Nash   Drums
Jean Toussaint   Tenor Saxophone
Donald Bailey   Percussion,Drums
Art Blakey   Drums,Track Performer
Ray Brown   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals,Track Performer
John Collins   Guitar
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Eric Von Essen   Bass
Sherman Ferguson   Drums
Chuck Findley   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Track Performer
Kenny Garrett   Alto Saxophone
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Hutcherson   Vibes,Track Performer
Gerryck King   Drums
Jack McDuff   Organ,Piano
Ralph Penland   Drums
Jerry Peters   Keyboards
Steve Turre   Trombone
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Peter Washington   Bass
Buster Williams   Bass
Lou Orensteen   Tenor Saxophone
Tim "T-Bone" Williams   Trombone
Billy Childs Trio   Piano

Technical Credits

Freddie Green   Composer
Bobby Shew   Contributor
Joe Williams   Composer
Ed Bland   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Josh Wink   Composer
Don Wolf   Composer
F. Wess   Composer

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