Jazz for Lovers [Prestige]

Jazz for Lovers [Prestige]


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Jazz for Lovers [Prestige]

Taking a hint from 32 Jazz, whose compilations garnered remarkable commercial success in the late '90s, Prestige Records revived its Jazz for Lovers compilation series which had originally been issued in the mid-'60s. The first new collection, also titled Jazz for Lovers, was released in 1999; it featured a collection of instrumental versions of jazz standards, mostly pulled from Prestige recordings in the late '50s and early '60s. The song list reads like a who's who of great soul jazz and hard bop artists, including Miles Davis, Art Farmer, Clark Terry and the Modern Jazz Quartet. Highlights include Gene Ammons' sweet and gentle version of "Someone to Watch Over Me" and Farmer's lingering, soulful version of "When Your Lover Has Gone." The overall collection is not very innovative or challenging and the all-instrumental versions of the songs rob them of some of their romantic content, but the album is definitely pleasant and soothing and sets a romantic mood.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/1999
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218500128
catalogNumber: 5001

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet,Track Performer
Kenny Drew   Piano,Track Performer
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Red Garland   Piano
Urbie Green   Trombone
Johnny Griffin   Saxophone
Barry Harris   Piano
Ernie Henry   Alto Saxophone
Claude Hopkins   Piano
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Hank Jones   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Wynton Kelly   Piano
John Lewis   Piano
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Herbie Mann   Alto Flute
Hank Mobley   Saxophone
Modern Jazz Quartet   Track Performer
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Max Roach   Drums
Shirley Scott   Piano
Ed Shaughnessy   Drums
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Art Taylor   Drums
Wilbur Ware   Bass
Doug Watkins   Bass
Trigger Alpert   Bass
George Handy   Piano
Major Holley   Bass
Klink   Flute,Bass Clarinet
Richard Wyands   Piano
Tommy Potter   Bass
Joe Puma   Guitar
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Marty Bell   Vocals
Coleman Hawkins   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Connie Kay   Drums
Percy Heath   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Vinnie Burke   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Paul Chambers   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Don Elliott   Trumpet,Vibes
Arthur Edgehill   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Roy Haynes   Drums
J.C. Heard   Drums
Wilbert G.T. Hogan   Drums
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Osie Johnson   Drums
Eddie Locke   Drums
Junior Mance   Piano
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Jack Nimitz   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Persip   Drums
Zoot Sims   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Smith   Drums
Idrees Sulieman   Trumpet
Clark Terry   Track Performer
Mundell Lowe Quartet   Track Performer
Zoot Sims Quintet   Track Performer
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
Jimmy Campbell   Drums
Robert Corwin   Piano

Technical Credits

Ernie Henry   Contributor
Herbie Mann   Contributor
George Handy   Arranger
Marty Bell   Contributor
Ozzie Cadena   Producer
Clark Terry   Arranger
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Bob Weinstock   Producer
Edward Nelson   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction

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Jazz for Lovers [Prestige] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I detest the title of this CD, but love the content. Jazz purists will like it. The songs are all old standards, played by the guys who knew how to play them best. Good CD to listen to with your lover, but also good to listen to if you're simply alone and in a mellow mood.