Essential Jazz [Time Life]

Essential Jazz [Time Life]

CD(Box Set)

Overview

Time Life's 1999 collection Essential Jazz lives up to its title. Notice it doesn't claim to be definitive or complete, just essential -- and when you start running down the track list, every song you hit seems perfect. Just throw out six random songs and see how amazing your results are. Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder," the Jazztet's "Killer Joe," Basie's "April in Paris," Erroll Garner's "Misty," Nat King Cole's "Route 66," and John Coltrane's "Lush Life." That's pretty hot stuff. Apart from missing Louis Armstrong (which is wrong no matter how you look at it), you would be hard-pressed to find a better three-disc jazz collection that delivers as thunderous a knockout punch.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/18/2000
Label: Time Life Records
UPC: 0610583013429
catalogNumber: 18340

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julie London   Track Performer
Cannonball Adderley   Track Performer
Mose Allison   Track Performer
Chet Baker   Track Performer
Count Basie   Track Performer
Tony Bennett   Track Performer
Charlie Byrd   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Dexter Gordon   Track Performer
Herbie Hancock   Track Performer
Eddie Harris   Track Performer
Illinois Jacquet   Track Performer
Jazztet   Track Performer
Lee Morgan   Track Performer
Gerry Mulligan   Track Performer
Sonny Rollins   Track Performer
Horace Silver   Track Performer
Ben Webster   Track Performer
Joe Williams   Track Performer
Billie Holiday   Track Performer
Nat King Cole   Track Performer
John Coltrane   Track Performer
Johnny Hartman   Track Performer
Charlie Parker   Track Performer
Mongo Santamaría   Track Performer
Sarah Vaughan   Track Performer
Oscar Peterson   Track Performer
Erroll Garner Trio   Track Performer
Ramsey Lewis Trio   Track Performer
Vince Guaraldi Trio   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Elmer Bernstein   Composer
Bill Evans   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Wes Montgomery   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Bill Brown   Illustrations
Johnny Burke   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Jim Fishel   Liner Notes
Ernest Gold   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Robert Hull   Executive Producer
Tish King   Contributor
Bart Howard   Composer

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