Milestone / Galaxy - Original Jazz Classics Sampler
Art Pepper, Chet Baker, McCoy Tyner, Lee Konitz & Ray Nance, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, J.J. Johnson, Jim Hall, Thad Jones & Pepper Adams, Joe Henderson, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland, Nat Adderley, Tommy Flanagan & Hank Jones
1. McCoy Tyner: Song Of The New World 6:56
2. Lee Konitz & Ray Nance: Duplexity 6:16
3. Sonny Rollins: Keep Hold Of Yourself 4:30
4. Ron Carter: NY Slick 4:04
5. J.J. Johnson: See See Rider 6:46
6. Jim Hall & Ron Carter: St. Thomas 4:44
7. Thad Jones & Pepper Adams:
Yes Sir, That's My Baby 4:07
8. Flora Purim: Dindi 3:35
9. Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock & Tony Williams:
United Blues 2:58
10. Joe Henderson: Mamacita 3:20
11. Wynton Kelly: Born To Be Blue 4:07
12. Art Pepper: Winter Moon 5:30
13. Red Garland: Oleo 5:15
14. Chet Baker: E.S.P 5:38
15. Tommy Flanagan & Hank Jones:
Our Delight 5:08
16. Nat Adderley: Come Rain Or Come Shine 5:28
Total Time 78:49 min.
Liner notes by Scott Yanow (August 2002)
Art direction: Jamie Putman
Stereo AAD · Digitally Remastered
"In 1966 - two years after Riverside, the important label that he had co-founded and helped run, folded - Orrin Keepnews started a new venture. Right from the beginning, Milestone managed to compile a very impressive roster of artists.
The 11 tracks from the Milestone vaults included on this disc span 1966-1979 and feature artists like Thad Jones, Wynton Kelly, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, and Lee Konitz playing mostly straight-ahead hard bop. A few of the highlights are McCoy Tyner playing with strings on his epic "Song of the New World" from 1973, a relaxed duet between Jim Hall and Ron Carter on "St. Thomas," and a great track from Sonny Rollins' 1972 comeback record. Five tracks are also included from the archives of the Galaxy label, a label that kept a lot of giants like Chet Baker, Art Pepper, and Nat Adderley in the studio and on record. The five tracks are from the years 1977-1980 and prove that good straight-ahead jazz was not dead; you just had to know where to look for it.
Although not as essential as other sets that features all the artists in their prime, this collection is still solid."
Tim Sendra -All Music Guide