Verve Unmixed, Vol. 2

Verve Unmixed, Vol. 2


Verve Unmixed, Vol. 2 is a disc of originals to accompany the release of Verve Remixed, Vol. 2, a disc of post-rave dance reworkings from the catalog of post-bop's most important label. While such an undertaking shouldn't be considered "Verve's Greatest Hits," dance fans especially will find common ground with the remixers who chose the selections -- making it a solid point of entry for those beginning to pursue influences back to the '50s and '70s. It's understandable that groove music makes a larger impression here than improv; thus the CD includes the furious Dizzy Gillespie jam "Manteca" (one of his career highlights), the brassy bombast of Archie Shepp's "Blues for Brother George Jackson" (one artist on Mo' Wax, Attica Blues, is actually named after the LP it's taken from), and a pair of Latin music touchstones -- Cal Tjader's "Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)" and Willie Bobo's "Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries." Also making appearances are supper-club phenoms Oscar Brown, Jr. and Ramsey Lewis, vocal jazz iconoclasts Nina Simone and Betty Carter, and Brazilian Astrud Gilberto, whose imperfect voice lends a sublime melancholia to "Here's That Rainy Day."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2003
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602498605202
catalogNumber: 000088502

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Walter Davis   Piano,Electric Piano
Clarence White   Alto Saxophone
Nina Simone   Piano,Vocals
Ray Barretto   Percussion
Maurice White   Drums
Marion Brown   Alto Saxophone
Joe Carroll   Vocals
Betty Carter   Vocals
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet,Vocals
Beaver Harris   Drums
John Hicks   Piano
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Hugh Masekela   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Archie Shepp   Tenor Saxophone
Clifford Thornton   Cornet
Leo Wright   Alto Saxophone
Armando Peraza   Percussion
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Roland Alexander   Tenor Saxophone
Justin Gordon   Woodwind
Cal Massey   Flugelhorn
Walter Wanderley   Organ,Piano
Cleveland Eaton   Bass
Guy Warren   Vocals,Bells,Shekere
Oscar Brown   Vocals
Ramsey Lewis   Electric Piano
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Kiane Zawadi   Trombone
Craig Handy   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Rae   Drums
Jeff "Tain" Watts   Drums
Ollie Anderson   Percussion
Isaak Asante   Vocals,talking drum
John Barrows   French Horn
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Richard Berg   French Horn
Willie Bobo   Percussion,Timbales,Vocals
James Buffington   French Horn
Roy Burrowes   Trumpet
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Julio Collazo   Percussion
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Nene DeFense   Percussion
Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornu   Conga
Paul Faulise   Trombone
John Frosk   Trumpet
Adaloja Gboyega   Electric Piano
Charles "Majeed" Greenlee   Trombone
Sonny Henry   Guitar
Lonnie Hewitt   Piano
John Hilliard   Bass
Hakim Jami   Euphonium
Joe Koch   Woodwind
Stanley Todd Kwesi   Guitar,Vocals
Chuck Lampkin   Drums
Melvin Lastie   Cornet
Cappy Lewis   Trumpet
Hugo Peretti   Conductor
Vito Mangano   Trumpet
Jose Mangual   Percussion
Jose Marino   Bass
George Matthews   Trombone
Charles McGhee   Trumpet
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Yaw Opoku   Bass,Vocals
Victor Pantoja   Percussion
Bill Richmond   Drums
Michael Ridley   Trumpet
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Bobby Rodriguez   Bass
Ariel J. Roland   Bass
Bobby Rosengarden   Percussion
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals
Schackman   Guitar,Harmonica
Gunther Schuller   French Horn
Shorty Sherock   Trumpet
Arnett Sparrow   Trombone
Charles Stephens   Trombone
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Cal Tjader   Vibes
Papa Frankie Todd   Drums
Carlos "Patato" Valdes   Conga
James Ware   Baritone Saxophone
Carl Warwick   Trumpet
Richard L. Noel   Trombone
Claudio Slon   Drums
Rudy Stevenson   Flute,Guitar
Alberto Valdés   Percussion
Osvaldo Martinez   Bongos,Guiro
Fred "Happy" Morris   Piano
Chris Boyd   Drums
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Lisle Atkinson   Bass
Juma Sultan   Percussion
Herbert Brown   Bass
Paul Smith   Piano
Bobby Brown   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Herb Mondragon   Bass
John Hart   Bass
Bobby Hamilton   Drums
Billy Robinson   Tenor Saxophone
Roland Wilson   Bass
Orlando Julius Ekemode   Saxophone,Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Erik Darling   Composer
Nina Simone   Arranger
Betty Carter   Composer,Producer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
John Hicks   Composer
Hugh Masekela   Composer,Producer
Archie Shepp   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Hal Mooney   Producer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Ramsey Lewis   Composer
Chano Pozo   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Richard Adler   Composer
Willie Bobo   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Luchi de Jesus   Producer
David Ellis   Audio Sculpture
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ronnie Gilbert   Composer
Lee Hays   Composer
Fred Hellerman   Composer
Melvin Lastie   Arranger,Composer
Stewart Levine   Producer
Ed Michel   Producer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Cedric Sampson   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Fred "Happy" Morris   Arranger
Hollis King   Art Direction
Earl Brent   Composer
Bryan Koniarz   Compilation Supervisor
Rehab   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Trevor Gordon   Composer

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