CD Atlantic Jazz: Classics (CD 6585229),
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Atlantic Jazz: Classics
1. Sweet Sixteen Bars - Ray Charles
2. Golden Striker, The - The Modern Jazz Quartet
3. In Walked Bud - Art Blakey/Thelonious Monk
4. Hard Times - David "Fathead" Newman
5. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - Charles Mingus
6. Ramblin' - Ornette Coleman
7. My Favorite Things - John Coltrane
8. Comin' Home Baby - Herbie Mann
9. Your Mind Is on Vacation - Mose Allison
10. Sweet Slumber - Hank Crawford/The Marty Paich Orchestra
11. Old Country, The - Nat Adderley
12. Inflated Tear, The - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
13. Compared to What - Eddie Harris/Les McCann
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 72965
Jerry Wexler; Joel Dorn; Nesuhi Ertegun; Bill Inglot; Joel Dorn (Compilation); Billy Vera (Compilation)
Includes liner notes by Billy Vera.
Personnel: Les McCann, Mose Allison (vocals, piano); Seldon Powell (flute, tenor saxophone); Herbie Mann (flute); John Coltrane (soprano saxophone); Rahsaan Roland Kirk (stritch, manzello, flexatone); Hank Crawford (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); David "Fathead" Newman , Jackie McLean, John Handy, Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone); Eddie Harris, Johnny Griffin, Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Don Cherry , Ernie Royal, Marcus Belgrave, Benny Bailey, Bill Hardman (trumpet); Nat Adderley (cornet); Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis , Benny Powell (trombone); Don Butterfield (tuba); John Lewis, Horace Parlan, Joe Zawinul, McCoy Tyner, Ron Burton, Thelonious Monk, Ray Charles (piano); Hagood Hardy, Milt Jackson (vibraphone); Chief Bey, Connie Kay (drums, percussion); Dannie Richmond, Elvin Jones, Grady Tate, William Peeples, Osie Johnson, Rudy Collins, Art Blakey, Billy Higgins , Milt Turner, Jimmy Hopps, Donald Dean (drums); Ray Mantilla (congas, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Dan Hersch.
Liner Note Author: Billy Vera.
Recording information: Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (11/20/1956-06/21/1969); Coastal Recording Studios, New York, NY (11/20/1956-06/21/1969); New York, NY (11/20/1956-06/21/1969); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (11/20/1956-06/21/1969); Vill (11/20/1956-06/21/1969).
Arrangers: Joe Zawinul; Marty Paich.
Released to celebrate Atlantic's 50th anniversary, Atlantic Jazz Classics is a budget-priced, 13-track collection that culls highlights from the Atlantic vaults. The collection spans from the '40s to the '70s and features cuts by Ray Charles ("Sweet Sixteen Bars"), the Modern Jazz Quartet ("The Golden Striker"), Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk ("In Walked Bud"), David "Fathead" Newman ("Hard Times"), Charles Mingus ("Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting"), Ornette Coleman ("Ramblin'"), John Coltrane ("My Favorite Things"), Mose Allison ("Your Mind Is On Vacation"), Roland Kirk ("The Inflated Tear") and Les McCann & Eddie Harris' ("Compared to What"). Although it isn't a comprehensive overview, the disc is nevertheless a strong sampler showcasing the finest singers on Atlantic, making it a nice budget-priced introduction to the label for curious listeners on a budget. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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