The Best of Blue Note, Vols. 1 & 2

The Best of Blue Note, Vols. 1 & 2



Granted, a single-disc overview of Blue Note's finest recordings can't help but offer listeners more than a myopic view of the label's true scope, but for jazz neophytes, this nine-track collection will undoubtedly serve as a tantalizing taste of the company's riches. The song selection, though lacking few surprises, is consistently wonderful -- how could a disc featuring John Coltrane's "Blue Train," Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," Horace Silver's "Song for My Father" and Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" be anything but? -- and purists' complaints aside, for new fans it's a solid introduction to the Blue Note magic.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/12/1991
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0077779611027
catalogNumber: 96110

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Barretto   Conga
Ron Carter   Bass
George Coleman   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Drew   Piano
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
Herbie Hancock   Piano,Track Performer
Barry Harris   Piano
Joe Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Higgins   Drums
Carmell Jones   Trumpet
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Hank Mobley   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Horace Silver   Track Performer
Bobby Timmons   Piano
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams   Drums
Billy Gene English   Drums
Herman Foster   Piano
Major Holley   Bass
Butch Warren   Bass,Guitar
Bob Cranshaw   Guitar
Jymie Merritt   Bass
Donald Bailey   Drums
Art Blakey   Track Performer
Donald Byrd   Track Performer
Kenny Burrell   Track Performer
Paul Chambers   Bass
John Coltrane   Track Performer
Lou Donaldson   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Roger Humphries   Drums
Jimmy Smith   Track Performer
Teddy Smith   Bass
Donald Best   Tenor Saxophone
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Duke Pearson   Arranger,Composer
Bobby Timmons   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Producer,Engineer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Bob Porter   Liner Notes

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