Jazz Piano Anthology [Box Set]

Jazz Piano Anthology [Box Set]

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This is an interesting, if not definitive budget-priced five-CD set put out by Laserlight that has music played by 32 different pianists. The label did their best to get one or two examples of recordings by virtually every major jazz pianist, and with the exception of Cecil Taylor, Oscar Peterson and Keith Jarrett, practically every key player is represented. The five CDs are divided into overlapping categories: "In the Beginning" (James P. Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines, Fats Waller and Teddy Wilson), "Bop" (Art Tatum, Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk), "Swingers" (Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Wynton Kelly, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Hank Jones, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Kenny Drew), "The Magic Touch" (Erroll Garner, Bill Evans, Roger Kellaway, Roland Hanna, George Shearing, Mary Lou Williams, George Cables), and "Modern Evolutions" (Lennie Tristano, McCoy Tyner, Mulgrew Miller, Chick Corea, Andy LaVerne, Paul Bley, Eliane Elias and Bill Mays). Some of the performances (many cut live) were made for the Laserlight labels, such as LRC and Groove Merchant, while others were leased from other labels such as Savoy, Denon and Delmark. A good sampler of the history of jazz piano; even veteran collectors will not already own some of these selections.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/1997
Label: Delta
UPC: 0018111595421
catalogNumber: 15954

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
Barry Altschul   Percussion,Drums
Count Basie   Piano,Track Performer
Paul Bley   Piano
George Cables   Piano
Casey   Guitar
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Kenny Drew   Piano,Track Performer
Bill Easley   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Evans   Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano,Track Performer
Larry Gales   Bass
Erroll Garner   Piano
Eddie Gomez   Bass
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Billy Higgins   Drums
Earl Hines   Piano,Track Performer
Dave Holland   Bass
James P. Johnson   Piano,Track Performer
Hank Jones   Piano,Track Performer
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Roger Kellaway   Piano
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Pete La Roca   Drums
Andy LaVerne   Piano
Hubert Laws   Flute
Bennie Maupin   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Mays   Piano
Jelly Roll Morton   Piano,Track Performer
Art Pepper   Saxophone
Bud Powell   Piano,Track Performer
Rufus Reid   Bass
Charlie Rouse   Tenor Saxophone
Woody Shaw   Trumpet
George Shearing   Piano
Horace Silver   Piano,Track Performer
Sonny Stitt   Alto Saxophone
Steve Swallow   Bass
Art Tatum   Piano,Track Performer
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Lennie Tristano   Piano
Fats Waller   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Cedar Walton   Piano,Track Performer
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Wilen   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano,Track Performer
Oliver Jackson   Drums
Michael Moore   Bass
Sherrie Maricle   Drums
Avery Sharpe   Bass
Mary Lou Williams   Piano
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Gene Ramey   Bass
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Larry Ridley   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Manny Albam   Conductor
Peter Appleyard   Vibes
Kenny Barron   Piano,Track Performer
Wallace Bishop   Drums
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Carl Burnette   Drums
Jon Burr   Bass
Ronnie Burrage   Drums
Paul Chambers   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Armando Anthony Corea   Percussion,Piano,Marimbas,Vibes
Raphael Cruz   Percussion
Duke Ellington   Track Performer
Eliane Elias   Piano
Steve Gadd   Drums
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Hall   Bass
Roland Hanna   Piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen   Bass
Milt Hinton   Bass
Harold Jones   Drums
Norman Keenan   Bass
Scott LaFaro   Bass
Dennis Mackrel   Drums
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
Thelonious Monk   Piano,Track Performer
Paul Motian   Drums
Bill Pemberton   Bass
Eric Peter   Bass
Alex Riel   Drums
Claudio Roditi   Flugelhorn
Mickey Roker   Drums
Gene Sedric   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
John Simmons   Bass
Sebu Sirinian   Violin
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Harry Dial   Drums
Racheal Evans   Viola
Aaron Scott   Drums
John Mastroianni   Alto Saxophone
David Williams   Bass
Billy Taylor   Bass
Deborah Assael   Cello
Billy Bawar   Guitar
Lisa Tipton   Violin
John Levy   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kenny Dorham   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Art Tatum   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Ma Rainey   Composer
Manny Albam   Arranger
Irving Caesar   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Barry Levenson   Liner Notes
Roy Shakked   Liner Notes
Clifford Grey   Composer
James Hanley   Composer

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Jazz Piano Anthology [Box Set] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Box Set sounds great, but don't be fooled by the other review. This set only contains 5 CD's. It is still worth the money though.