Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz

Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz


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Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz

Kicking off Verve's series of soul jazz-focused compilations and single-artist collections, Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz offers up a hefty sampling of some of the best groove-friendly tracks from the years 1954-1972. The first of the two discs here features combo and big-band cookers by the likes of Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Willie Bobo, Donald Byrd, and Cal Tjader. Latin-boogaloo rhythms and Smith's organ-soul innovations inform a lot of the material, with the pop and blues elements in jazz getting a good dose of the spotlight. Other's contributing to the first disc's considerable store of quality material include Sonny Stitt, Oliver Nelson, Roland Kirk, and Milt Jackson. On disc two, the emphasis is on the fertile range of styles from the Latin side of '60s jazz (with a '50s and '70s track included as well). Highlights come courtesy of Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Tjader, and Grant Green. One of the best and most original modern jazz compilations available.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/1995
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452750426
catalogNumber: 527504


Disc 1

  1. Bumpin'
  2. Cantaloupe Island
  3. Chang, Chang, Chang
  4. Cool
  5. Bags and Strings
  6. The Cat
  7. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  8. Fall Out
  9. Nina's Dance  - Tony Scott
  10. Blues Greasy
  11. James and Wes
  12. Moanin'
  13. Boogaloo in Room 802

Disc 2

  1. Manteca
  2. Mambocito Mio
  3. Love
  4. Song of the Yellow River
  5. La Descarga del Bobo
  6. Latin Slide  -  Clave
  7. Manha de Carnaval
  8. Crickets Sing for Anamaria
  9. The Cantaloupe Woman
  10. Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)
  11. Yo Yo Yo
  12. Samba Triste  - Roy Kral
  13. Got My Mojo Working
  14. Devilette

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Scott   Track Performer
Stan Getz   Track Performer
Dizzy Gillespie   Track Performer
Grant Green   Guitar
Milt Jackson   Track Performer
Illinois Jacquet   Track Performer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Track Performer
Wes Montgomery   Track Performer
Oliver Nelson   Track Performer
Sonny Stitt   Track Performer
Little Richie Varola   Track Performer
Jackie Cain   Track Performer
Yusef Lateef   Track Performer
Willie Bobo   Track Performer
Donald Byrd   Track Performer
Roy Kral   Track Performer
Jimmy Smith   Track Performer
Cal Tjader   Track Performer
Marcos Valle   Track Performer
Slim Gaillard & His Internationally Famous Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Composer
Milt Jackson   Composer
Illinois Jacquet   Composer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Composer
Sonny Stitt   Composer
Osie Johnson   Composer
Don Kirkpatrick   Composer
Rick Ward   Composer
Keith Knox   Composer
Preston Foster   Composer

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