Various Artists

Jazzland - Original Jazz Classics Sampler

Other Labels: Jazz & Vocals

Personnel:
Chet Baker, Junior Cook, Harold Land, George Shearing & the Montgomery Bros., Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Don Elliot, Red Garland, Paul Gonsalves, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Junior Mance, Johnny Griffin & Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis

Reference: OJCCD-3708

Bar code: 090204933044

Tracklisting:

01. George Shearing & the Montgomery Bros:
Love Walked In 2:11
02. Johnny Griffin & Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis Quintet:
Tin Tin Deo 5:46
03. Chuck Mangione Quintet: Recuerdo 5:31
04. Paul Gonsalves: Yesterdays 3:34
05. Chet Baker: Pent-Up House 5:01
06. Mel Rhyne: Things Ain't What They
Used to Be 10:57
07. Don Elliott: When Your Lover Has Gone 5:07
08. Zoot Sims, Al Cohn & Tony Scott:
Treat Me Rough 2:54
09. Red Garland: Red's Good Groove 8:20
10. Dexter Gordon: Home Run 5:07
11. Lee Morgan: Take Twelve 4:59
12. Junior Mance: Letter from Home [Live] 4:50
13. Junior Cook: Blue Farouq 3:57
14. Harold Land: West Coast Blues 6:02

Total Time 74:22 min.



Liner notes by Orrin Keepnews (Sept. 2002)
Art direction: Jamie Putman

Stereo AAD ยท Digitally Remastered

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Review:

"Jazzland Records was a subsidiary of Riverside and began in 1960 as a reissue label, recycling Riverside titles. Their first new release was the 1960 record from organist Mel Rhyne. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" from that record is included here as are 13 other songs from the Jazzland archives. The label's mission was to spotlight new artists or artists they felt were worthy of wider recognition. Guys like Chuck Mangione and Don Elliott got their start on Jazzland. Blue Mitchell, Paul Gonsalves, and Junior Mance are players they recorded who had a pretty good name already. Jazzland also did a couple of one-off records with big-name artists. Tracks by Dexter Gordon and Red Garland certainly fit this bill.

The collection flows very well; everyone is firmly rooted in the hard bop sound and almost all the artists play with fire, soul, and imagination. This is a great collection that plays like 74 minutes of great jazz radio. Highly recommended."

Tim Sendra -All Music Guide
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$10.51  (tax incl.)

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