Best Jazz 50

Best Jazz 50


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This three-disc, 50-track budget collection hops all over the jazz map in a seemingly random fashion, although each disc is thankfully thematically grouped, with disc one consisting of jazz vocals (including "My Funny Valentine" by Chet Baker, "Autumn in New York" by Jo Stafford, and "Stars Fell on Alabama" by Jack Teagarden) and the second disc compiling Latin jazz tracks ("Mambo Inn" by Grant Green and "Caravan" by Chucho Valdés, among others), while the third gathers assorted jazz ballads (Clifford Brown's "Easy Living," Miles Davis' "It Never Entered My Mind," and Dexter Gordon's "I'm a Fool to Want You"). Each disc is pleasant and fun, if somewhat random in feel, and there are enough cool stretches in the set list to makes this package a passable (but hardly essential) budget purchase.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/19/2011
Label: Warner Classics
UPC: 5099963169423
catalogNumber: 31694
Rank: 110830

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George Gershwin   Composer
Richie Havens   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Ray Barretto   Composer
Tito Puente   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Gigi Gryce   Composer
Gonzalo Rubalcaba   Composer
Joe Sample   Composer
Gerald Wilson   Composer
Pete Rugolo   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Michael Philip Mossman   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Eliane Elias   Composer
Clare Fischer   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer

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