Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Best of the 1940s Concerts

Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Best of the 1940s Concerts


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Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Best of the 1940s Concerts

This CD is a decent sampler of the ten-disc set, as far as it goes. Opening with the Buck Clayton showcase "Philharmonic Blues," it moves around a bit from year to year, essentially presenting snapshots of certain performers and ensembles featured on the ten-CD complete set. The choices will always be open to debate, although the inclusion of several longer numbers does give the budget-conscious listener, who may be wary of laying down the 140-plus dollars for the full set, a chance to audition some of the best parts ahead of taking the plunge. The sound, as on the full set, is amazingly clean and vivid for the music's mid-'40s vintage origins, with unobtrusive surface noise occasionally turning up.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/1998
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731455753424
catalogNumber: 557534

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul   Guitar,Track Performer
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet,Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Tiny Grimes   Guitar
Bill Harris   Trombone
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Hank Jones   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Gene Krupa   Drums,Track Performer
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Buddy Rich   Drums
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Ventura   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Arnold Ross   Piano,Track Performer
Howard McGhee   Trumpet,Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Ken Kersey   Piano
Trummy Young   Trombone,Track Performer
McKibbon   Bass
Jack McVea   Tenor Saxophone
Georgie Auld   Alto Saxophone
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Brown   Bass
Red Callender   Bass
Nat King Cole   Piano,Track Performer
Joe Guy   Trumpet
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
J.C. Heard   Drums
Killian   Trumpet,Track Performer
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Shorty Sherock   Trumpet
Teddy Napoleon   Piano,Track Performer
Lee Young   Drums
Tommy Turk   Trombone,Track Performer
Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Giulio Turturro   Art Direction
John McDonough   Liner Notes
Sydney Robin   Composer
Hans Lengsfelder   Composer

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