Manny Albam's Jazz Greats of our Time - Complete Recordings (2 CD set)
Manny Albam, 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
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.
01. My Sweetie Went Away
02. See Here, Miss Bromley
03. Poor Dr. Millmoss
04. All Too Soon
05. Minor Matters
06. Latined Facture
07. Blues from Neither Coast
08. Thunder Burt
10. How Long Has This Been Going On?
11. Jive at Five
12. It's De-Lovely
01. Am I Blue?
02. Home Brew
03. My Funny Valentine
04. Blues over Easy Part I
05. Blues over Easy Part II
06. A Little Eye-Opener
Total Time: Over 120 minutes.
Recorded in Los Angeles and New York, 1957-1958
"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, AMG
"Don't miss the unique oportunity to listen to Blues
Over Easy ( Part I & II )... Immmpresionante !"
- David Purull, Jazz Messengers