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Jazz Memories [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Dear Old Southland - Louis Armstrong
    2. Song Is You, The - Charlie Parker
    3. Joy Spring - Clifford Brown/Max Roach
    4. Body and Soul - Stan Getz
    5. Easy Living - Dinah Washington
    6. Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
    7. Man I Love, The - Roy Eldridge
    8. If I Had You - Sonny Stitt
    9. Shoe Shine Boy - Count Basie
    10. Are You Real? - Art Blakey
    11. Time on My Hands - Ben Webster
    12. My Man - Billie Holiday
    13. Willow Weep For Me - Art Tatum
    14. Deep Passion - Lucky Thompson
    15. Broadway - Gerry Mulligan
    16. Stars Fell on Alabama - Cannonball Adderley
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Perdido - Dizzy Gillespie
    2. Embraceable You - Sarah Vaughan
    3. Frenesi - Benny Carter
    4. Don't Explain - Dexter Gordon
    5. Hallelujah - Bud Powell
    6. Tune Up / When Lights Are Low - Miles Davis
    7. All of Me - Lester Young
    8. Nostalgia - Fats Navarro
    9. How Long Has This Been Going On - Ella Fitzgerald
    10. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Milt Jackson
    11. Jitterbug Waltz - Erroll Garner
    12. St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
    13. Judy - Lennie Tristano/Lee Konitz
    14. Me and Some Drums - Coleman Hawkins
    15. Lotus Blossom - Duke Ellington
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 12

  • Credits
    ProducerAlan Douglas (Compilation)

    JAZZ MEMORIES includes a 70-page booklet of photographs by the famed jazz photographer Herman Leonard.
    Includes liner notes by Ross Firestone.
    Jazz Memories is a multimedia companion set that features two CDs and a beautiful 72-page book filled with exceptional photography by the brilliant photographer Herman Leonard. Each of the 35 photographs depicts the artistry and humanity of jazz greats at various times during their careers and all of them brilliantly emote and etch those priceless moments on one's jazz conscience. Ross Firestone's intimate session stories accompany each photograph. Thirty-one songs comprise the two discs. Disc one features 16 priceless jazz standards performed by such legends as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, and Thelonious Monk. Included on this excellent compilation is a duet rendition of Armstrong's 1930 recording of "Dear Old Southland," which he re-recorded in 1956 as part of a four-LP musical autobiography. Also featured is Dinah Washington's timeless 1955 rendition of "Easy Living" as accompanied by Wynton Kelly on piano, Keter Betts on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. Arrangements by a young Quincy Jones add to the historical significance of this enduring composition. Billie Holiday's 1948 and definitive rendition of "My Man" exudes the vulnerability and sexuality amid her musicianship that was rhythm and melody, not voice. Disc two features 15 songs performed by such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington. The inclusion of two rarely heard versions of "Tune Up" and "When Lights Are Low" by Davis' classic quintet of John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones makes this disc a standout for any avid jazz listener. A priceless solo version of "Lotus Blossom" performed by Duke Ellington (captured by the engineer after Ellington had completed recording his tribute album of all Billy Strayhorn compositions) closes the collection. Jazz Memories is a magnificent collection of jazz history and one any collector, student, educator, or jazz enthusiast would appreciate having in their collection. A must-have. ~ Paula Edelstein

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (May 2002, p.58) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - "...[The disc] mirrors each image with a corresponding music excellent period overview and is quite moving..."
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