Manny Albam (arr, dir), Art Farmer, Harry Edison, Conte Candoli, Jack Sheldon (tp), Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb), Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Georgie Auld, Bill Holman (ts), Phil Woods, Hal McKusick, Herb Geller, Charlie Mariano (as), Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams (bs), Eddie Costa, Hank Jones, Lou Levy (p), Milt Hinton, Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne (d)
Bar code: 8436019581186
This 2-CD set contains the complete recordings made both in the studio and live by the Jazz Greats Of Our Time for the first time ever on CD.
The first CD offers the two volumes recorded in 1957 under the generic title of "The Jazz Greats Of Our Time", one with important jazzmen from the East Coast, and the other with equally important jazz musicians from the West Coast. The second CD includes thet woultra-rare tracks from the LP "Jazz Cornucopia" recorded at the same sessions plus the themes interpreted by them in a memorable concert organized by Down Beat in the Town Hall in New York and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder.
Featuring: Art Farmer, Harry Edison, Conte Candoli, Jack Sheldon, Bob Brookmeyer, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Georgie Auld, Phil Woods, Hal McKusick, Herb Geller, Gerry Mulligan, Bill Holman, Charlie Mariano, Pepper Adams, Eddie Costa, Hank Jones, Lou Levy, Milt Hinton, Red Mitchell and Shelly Manne.
"Manny Albam charts the way for an excellent array of soloists on these selections with unintrusive yet provocative frameworks."
—Dom Cerulli, Down Beat ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"This discs have unjustly languished out of print for decades... Consider yourself fortunate if you locate a copy of these rare albums."
—Ken Dryden, All Music Guide