Reference: FSRCD 441_2
Bar code: 8427328604413
This de luxe 2-CD Box Set of previously unissued live recordings, includes a 16-page booklet plus a facsimile reproduction of the original German program that was handed during JATP's 1956 European tour.
In superb Hi-Fi Digitally Remastered sound, the only unreleased and undocumented Jazz At The Philharmonic show to see the light of day in recent years. What makes this extraordinary discovery so special is the consistently high level of invention, musicality, inspiration, excitement, sense of swing, and the relaxed spirit of happiness that pervades virtually every moment of this Hamburg concert that took place during JATPs fifth annual tour of Europe. There is no arguing that Norman Granz made, with the JATP concerts, his most spectacular contribution to the history of jazz.
THE JATP ALL-STARS: Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge (tp), Flip Phillips, Illinois Jacquet (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), and Gene Krupa (d).
01. Jam At JATP (16:21)
02. My Man Featuring Dizzy Gillespie (6:02)
03. The Modern Set (6:38)
04. Jam At JATP #2 (14:48)
05. My Man #2 Featuring Dizzy Gillespie (6:47)
06. The Modern Set #2 (7:17)
07. The Ballad Medley:
a) These Foolish Things Featuring Flip Phillips (3:28)
b) A Ghost Of A Chance Featuring Illinois Jacquet (3:50)
c) Rockin Chair Featuring Roy Eldridge (4:09)
d) Lullaby Of The Leaves Featuring Dizzy Gillespie (2:30)
08. Drum Boogie Featuring Gene Krupa (5:51)
THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO: Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b).
01. Indiana (4:26)
02. Easy Does It (7:25)
03. Airmail Special (5:58)
04. Elevation (3:07)
05. How High The Moon (6:27)
06. Seven Come Eleven (3:58)
THE ELLA FITZGERALD Set: Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), and Gene Krupa (d).
07. This Cant Be Love (1:32)
08. It Might as Well Be Spring (3:27)
09. Hard Hearted Hannah (3:01)
10. I Love Paris (3:08)
11. Lover Come Back To Me (2:21)
12. Lullaby Of Birdland (2:48)
13. I Cant Give You Anything But Love (4:27)
14. I Want You To Be My Baby (1:40)
15. Lady Be Good Featuring the full JATP ALL STARS (9:58)
"An outstanding JATP discovery! , June 1, 2007, Fresh Sounds has put together an outstanding 2-CD box with richly illustrated booklets from Norman Granz's Feb. 29, 1956, Jazz at the Philharmonic Concert in Hamburg, Germany. Ella Fitzgerald and the Oscar Peterson Trio (with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown, plus drummer Gene Krupa) present 15 classics on one disc. The JATP All Stars (trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge, plus saxophonists Flip Phillips and Illinois Jacquet) join Peterson, Ellis, Brown and Krupa for jams, modern jazz, ballads and a Krupa drum solo on the second CD. The sound is outstanding throughout. Many of the first JATP recordings were issued on Verve, and several others followed when Granz moved to Pablo. This is the first new JATP recording issued in recent years, and it belongs in any serious fan's collection. With Granz, Fitzgerald, Krupa and too many other All Stars gone now, we can only hope more of these once-in-a-lifetime sessions will turn up in the near future."