Great Moments in Jazz [Atlantic]

Great Moments in Jazz [Atlantic]


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Great Moments in Jazz [Atlantic]

Jazz was given a couple of CDs (or three LPs) as part of a brace of releases commemorating Atlantic's 40th anniversary in 1988, whereas only a few years before, without any such grand landmark as a peg, Atlantic's jazz story received a breathtaking 15 LPs of room. As such, Great Moments cannot hope to do more than offer newcomers a peek at a few corners of the Atlantic catalog, from the cool West Coast experiments of the '50s through slices of the emerging avant-garde of the early-'60s, the soul-jazz and jazz-rock explosions of the late '60s and '70s, and a leap from 1979 into the barely coexisting worlds of electric and acoustic jazz of 1987. Those who are checking out jazz for the first time will get plenty of inspiration; a lot of jazz collections have been launched by John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things," Eddie Harris' "Listen Here," Herbie Mann's "Memphis Underground," or the Manhattan Transfer's "Birdland." Or they might be intrigued by Shorty Rogers' laconic tune "Martians Go Home" (whose title Shorty claimed was inspired by some restroom graffiti in a Hollywood club) or Mose Allison's fabled rejoinder to hecklers, "Your Mind Is On Vacation," or Mel Tormé's atypical R&B-styled "Comin' Home Baby" (of which Mel wrote disparagingly in his autobiography). Other leaders represented are Jimmy Giuffre, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, Carmen McRae, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, David Newman, Hank Crawford, Yusef Lateef, Les McCann, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Passport, Gerald Albright and Ahmad Jamal -- in all, a pretty formidable gallery. The booklet notes unfortunately are printed in such tiny type as to render them useless without a magnifying glass.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678190728
catalogNumber: 81907


Disc 1

  1. Martians Go Home @@Rogers Shorty
  2. The Train and the River
  3. The Golden Striker
  4. The Spirit-Feel
  5. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
  6. In Walked Bud
  7. My Favorite Things
  8. Ramblin'
  9. Memphis Underground
  10. Comin' Home Baby
  11. Just a Little Lovin'
  12. Bright Moments

Disc 2

  1. Hard Times
  2. Whispering Grass (Don't Tell the Trees)
  3. Your Mind Is on Vacation
  4. Listen Here
  5. Live Humble
  6. Compared to What
  7. Up Jumped Spring
  8. Stratus
  9. Cosmic Messenger
  10. Birdland
  11. Rockport
  12. Softly at Sunrise
  13. Perugia

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Maunu   Guitar
Ray Barretto   Percussion,Conga
Tommy Bolin   Guitar
Ray Charles   Piano
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Gerald Albright   Bass,Saxophone,Track Performer
Mose Allison   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Roy Ayers   Vibes
Benny Bailey   Trumpet
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
Don Cherry   Trumpet
Jodie Christian   Piano
Richie Cole   Alto Saxophone
Larry Coryell   Guitar
Curtis Counce   Bass
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Track Performer
Albert Dailey   Piano
Booker Ervin   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Hall   Guitar
Jan Hammer   Keyboards
John Handy   Alto Saxophone
Bill Hardman   Trumpet
Eddie Harris   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Billy Higgins   Drums
Milt Jackson   Vibes,Track Performer
Ahmad Jamal   Piano,Track Performer
Elvin Jones   Drums
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Flute,Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Knepper   Trombone
John Lewis   Piano
Bobby Lyle   Keyboards
Manhattan Transfer   Track Performer
Herbie Mann   Flute,Track Performer
Shelly Manne   Drums
Cecil McBee   Drums
McCann   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Charles Mingus   Bass,Track Performer
Modern Jazz Quartet   Track Performer
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Horace Parlan   Piano
Passport   Track Performer
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Jean-Luc Ponty   Organ,Synthesizer,Violone,Track Performer
Dannie Richmond   Drums
Janis Siegel   Vocals
Horace Silver   Piano
James Spaulding   Flute
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Mel Tormé   Vocals,Track Performer
Willie Dennis   Trombone
Klaus Doldinger   Synthesizer,Reeds
Pete Jolly   Piano
Chuck Rainey   Electric Bass
Cheryl Bentyne   Vocals
Wolfgang Schmid   Bass,Guitar
Curt Cress   Percussion,Drums
Bobby Wood   Electric Piano
Sweet Inspirations   Background Vocals
Shorty Rogers   Trumpet
Joaquin Lievano   Guitar
Connie Kay   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
Yusef Lateef   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Otis Ray Appleton   Drums
Ralph Armstrong   Electric Bass
Art Blakey   Drums,Track Performer
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
David Bowler   Drums
Plato Brown   Percussion
Ron Burton   Piano
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Billy Cobham   Track Performer
Ornette Coleman   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
John Coltrane   Soprano Saxophone,Track Performer
Sammy Creason   Drums
Bob Cunningham   Bass
Donald Dean   Drums
Spanky DeBrest   Bass
James Luther Dickinson   Guitar,Keyboards
Bobby Emmons   Organ
Addison Farmer   Bass
Charlie Freeman   Guitar
Charlie Haden   Bass
Tim Hauser   Vocals
Freddie Hubbard   Flugelhorn,Track Performer
Ralph Humphrey   Drums
David Hungate   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Mike Leech   Electric Bass
Harvey Mason   Drums
Jackie McLean   Alto Saxophone
Tommy McClure   Bass
Carmen McRae   Vocals,Track Performer
Thelonious Monk   Piano,Track Performer
David "Fathead" Newman   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Michael Omartian   Piano
Alan Paul   Vocals
Henry Pearson   Bass
Ralph Pena   Bass
Joe Porcaro   Drums
Terry Santell   Percussion
Casey Schelierell   Percussion,Drums
Kristian Schultze   Keyboards
Richard Tee   Piano
Joe Habad Texidor   Percussion
Milt Turner   Drums
Mike Utley   Keyboards
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Edgar Willis   Bass
Joe Wohletz   Percussion
Reggie Young   Guitar
Allan Zavod   Electric Piano
Leland Sklar   Electric Bass
Willie White   Percussion
Gregory Moore   Guitar
James Gammack   Bass
Richard Smith   Drums
Melvin Jackson   Bass
Steve Davis   Bass

Technical Credits

Cecil McBee   Contributor
Gene McDaniels   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Contributor
Billy Cobham   Contributor
Robert Shy   Contributor

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