Billy Eckstine Timeless

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  • Released: October 1, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Savoy Jazz

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Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine featuring Fats Navarro, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey and more! An installment of Savoy's Timeless series, featuring 20-bit digital remasters from the original session master tapes!


  • 1.I Love The Rhythm In A Riff
  • 2.Sophisticated Lady
  • 3.She's Got The Blues For Sale
  • 4.Jelly, Jelly
  • 5.Lonesome Lover Blues
  • 6.Tell Me Pretty Baby
  • 7.Without A Song
  • 8.Cool Breeze
  • 9.Serenade In Blue
  • 10.Oop-Bop-Sh'Bam
  • 11.In The Still Of Night
  • 12.In My Solitude
  • 13.It Ain't Like That
  • 14.Prisoner Of Love
  • 15.Second Balcony Jump

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Personnel includes: Billy Eckstine (vocals, trombone); Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Criss (alto saxophone); Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone); Leo Parker, Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone); Fats Navarro, Miles Davis (trumpet); Tommy Potter (bass); Art Blakey (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York between 1945 & 1946. Includes liner notes by Bill Milkowski.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Savoy's Timeless series.
Personnel: Billy Eckstine (vocals, trombone); Connie Wainwright (guitar); John Cobbs, Norris Turney, Sonny Criss, Sonny Stitt, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone); Dexter Gordon, Arthur Simmons, Gene Ammons, Wardell Gray, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone); TEddy Cypron, Leo Parker, Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone); Boonie Hazel, Leonard Hawkins, Fats Navarro, Gail Brockman, Shorty McConnell, Hobart Dotson, Raymond Orr, King Kolax, Miles Davis, Ray Linn (trumpet); Taswell Baird, Walter Knox, Howard H. Scott, Chips Outcalt, Jerry Valentine (trombone); Warren Bracken, Richard Ellington, Jim Golden, Linton Garner, John Malachi (piano); Tim Kennedy, Art Blakey (drums).
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (05/02/1945-04/21/1947); New York, NY (05/02/1945-04/21/1947).
Photographer: Frank Driggs.
Timeless Billy Eckstine represents a nice single-disc overview of the bop stylings that influential vocalist recorded during the late '40s. Although there are better and more representative compilations out there, the Savoy Timeless series is a nice place for curious listeners to start. ~ Matt Collar

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  • UPC: 795041712929
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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