Monday, 22 March 2010

Various Artists ''The History Of Chess Jazz''

Various Artists

''The History Of Chess Jazz''
( Compilation, GRP Records, 1996 )
Catalog # 812

Disc: 1
1. Poinciana - Ahmad Jamal
2. My Main Man - Bennie Green, Sonny Sitt
3. Shaw 'Nuff - Red Rodney
4. Killer Joe - The Jazztet
5. Man I Love - Zoot Sims, Zoot Sims
6. Soul Station - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
7. Parker's Mood - Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
8. Keep on Keepin' On - Woody Herman
9. Gotta Travel On - Ray Bryant
10. Benny Rides Again - Benny Goodman
11. My Love Has Butterfly Wings (Meu Amor Tem Asasa Borboleta) - John Klemmer
12. At Last - Etta James
13. "In" Crowd - Ramsey Lewis

Disc: 2
1. Ornithology - Barry Harris
2. Last Train from Overbrook - James Moody
3. My Foolish Heart - Gene Ammons
4. Baltimore Oriole - Lorez Alexandria
5. Bientot - Oliver Nelson
6. Morning [Excerpt] - Yusef Lateef
7. Mellow Yellow - Odell Brown
8. Tonk - Art Farmer
9. You're My Thrill - Illinois Jacquet
10. House Warmin' - Howard McGhee
11. Tiny's Blues - Chubby Jackson
12. Candy - Clark Terry
13. Touch - Benny Golson
14. Silent Night - Kenny Burrell

A very nice 2 cd set featuring 27 Jazz classics on the Chess label.Set also contains a nice booklet with lots of famous names associated with the label making contributions.I am not too sure if this is still available (published 1996) but if it is, make sure you track it down.Recommended.
Credits here.

History of Chess Jazz is a double-disc set featuring highlights from the label's overlooked jazz catalog. Among the artists included are Kenny Burrell, Woody Herman, Ramsey Lewis, Etta James, Ahmad Jamal, and Zoot Sims. Jazz wasn't one of Chess' strong points, but there is plenty of fine music here, making it a worthwhile sampler.
By Stephen Thomas Erlewine
(AMG. Copyright © 2010 All Media Guide, LLC. Content provided by All Music Guide ®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC. All rights reserved.)

By Andy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


NOTE: Pictures copyright held by photographers. If you are the photographer of any picture and would like it removed please email us.

''Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentis.''

©® 2006-2016 My Favourite Sound© 1.0 (CC Licensed 3.0)