Greatest Jazz Concert in the World (3-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 3
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  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Pablo

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Smedley
  • Buy for $0.992.Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Buy for $0.993.Daytrain
  • 4.Now's the Time
  • Buy for $0.995.Memories of You
  • Buy for $0.996.Misty
  • Buy for $0.997.I Can't Get Started
  • 8.Wee
  • Buy for $0.999.Moonglow
  • Buy for $0.9910.Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Buy for $0.9911.C Jam Blues
  • 12.Woman, You Must Be Crazy
  • Buy for $0.9913.Stormy Monday

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Swamp Goo
  • Buy for $0.992.Girdle Hurdle
  • Buy for $0.993.The Shepherd
  • Buy for $0.994.Rue Bleue
  • Buy for $0.995.Salome
  • Buy for $0.996.A Chromatic Love Affair
  • Buy for $0.997.Mount Harissa
  • Buy for $0.998.Blood Count
  • Buy for $0.999.Rockin' in Rhythm
  • 10.Very Tenor
  • Buy for $0.9911.Onions (Wild Onions)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Take the 'A' Train

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.Satin Doll
  • Buy for $0.992.Tootie for Cootie
  • Buy for $0.993.Up Jump
  • Buy for $0.994.Prelude to a Kiss
  • Buy for $0.995.Mood Indigo / I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good: Mood Indigo / I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  • Buy for $1.296.Things Ain't What They Used to Be
  • Buy for $0.997.Don't Be That Way
  • Buy for $0.998.You've Changed
  • Buy for $0.999.Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
  • Buy for $0.9910.On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • Buy for $0.9911.It's Only a Paper Moon
  • Buy for $0.9912.Day Dream
  • Buy for $0.9913.If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Buy for $0.9915.Cotton Tail

Product Description:

Recorded in New York, Hollywood, and Oakland, California in June and July 1967. Includes liner notes by Benny Green.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (January 1989, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); T-Bone Walker (vocals, guitar); Ella Fitzgerald (vocals); Johnny Hodges (saxophone, alto saxophone); Paul Gonsalves (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope (saxophone); Benny Carter (alto saxophone); Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone); Clark Terry, Cootie Williams, Herb Jones, Mercer Ellington, Cat Anderson (trumpet); Lawrence Brown , Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (trombone); Jimmy Jones , Oscar Peterson (piano); Louis Hayes, Rufus "Speedy" Jones, Sam Woodyard, Bobby Durham (drums).
Audio Remixers: David Luke; Eric Miller .
Liner Note Author: Benny Green .
Recording information: Hollywood, CA (06/1967-07/1967); New York, NY (06/1967-07/1967); Oakland, CA (06/1967-07/1967).
Photographers: Phil Stern; Chris Outwater.
In addition to having a somewhat immodest title, this three-CD set was not actually one single concert but two. That reservation aside, the music on the reissue is often quite special. There is a jam session in the Jazz at the Philharmonic vein with fl쳌gelhornist Clark Terry, altoist Benny Carter, the tenors of Zoot Sims, and Paul Gonsalves and the Oscar Peterson Trio with the all-stars playing a ballad medley and heated run-throughs of a few familiar standards. In addition, the Oscar Peterson Trio has a few features, an aging Coleman Hawkins does what he can on two numbers, Hawk teams up with altoists Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges on "C Jam Blues," and special guest T-Bone Walker sings and plays a couple of blues with assists from Terry, Gonsalves, Hodges, and Peterson. But that's not all. The Duke Ellington Orchestra is in prime form performing a great deal of new material, plus having guest spots for Sims (along with fellow tenors Gonsalves and Jimmy Hamilton on "Very Tenor"), Oscar Peterson (who gets to lead the band through a unique version of "Take the 'A' Train") and Carter; Johnny Hodges is also well-showcased. Ella Fitzgerald completes the memorable set with her usual classy performance (accompanied by the Jimmy Jones Trio and sometimes the Ellington Orchestra), finishing the show with some hot scatting on "Cotton Tail." Maybe this really was "the Greatest Jazz Concert" after all. ~ Scott Yanow

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  • UPC: 025218570428
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