100 Best Jazz Tunes of the 1950’s

November 6, 2014 - Comment

10 HOURS OF JAZZ FROM THE GENRE’S MOST EXPLOSIVE DECADE 8 DISCS IN A DELUXE BOX, ALL WITH INNER MINI LP BAGS, 64 PAGE, FULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET (w. extensive notes, detailing each track, by world renowned Jazz critic Charles Waring), & EVERY TRACK FULLY REMASTERED – ALL PRICED VERY COMPETITIVELY. All the biggest names from

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10 HOURS OF JAZZ FROM THE GENRE’S MOST EXPLOSIVE DECADE 8 DISCS IN A DELUXE BOX, ALL WITH INNER MINI LP BAGS, 64 PAGE, FULLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET (w. extensive notes, detailing each track, by world renowned Jazz critic Charles Waring), & EVERY TRACK FULLY REMASTERED – ALL PRICED VERY COMPETITIVELY. All the biggest names from jazz history are featured here – from early pioneers like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie to modern jazz pathfinders represented by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman.

Comments

Mike Tarrani "Jazz Drummer" says:

Cherry picked selections that are truly representative of the era 1950s jazz covers a lot of territory and this collection spans the entire spectrum of the sub genres that emerged from the Swing era to become bebop, hard bop, popular and even some west coast material.NOTE: See my comment to this review for the complete track list for each of the eight discs.This collection has no incongruous tracks. I have other collections that will go five or ten tracks of era-correct music, then jump back twenty of thirty years to something so corny you have to scratch your head. Try going from, say, Bird to Al Jolson (I have a collection that does that!) This one does not.Take the artists on the first CD and you will get a hint of how the entire collection goes: Monk, Bud Powell, Dizzy, Clifford Brown. And the rest of the CDs follow suit with Horace Silver, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Dorham, Ahmad Jamal, Clifford Brown and others. Impressively, there are important tracks from some of the 1959 albums that changed…

Roy F. Johnson says:

Great Sound Quality, Great Value, Here’s the Track List A quick check of the sound quality on a few of the tracks indicicated that it was excellent with no record noise like scrathes and such. I’ll change this review if, after careful examination, I find anything amiss.And here is the track list:CD 1:Bloomdido – Charlie ParkerSubconscious Lee – Lee KonitzBouncing with Bud – Bud PowellMy Funny Valentine – Gerry MulliganThe Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Ahmad JamalAu Private – Charlie ParkerStraight No Chaser – Thelonious MonkLullaby of Birdland – George ShearingAlmost Like Being in Love – Lester YoungBlack Coffee – Peggy LeeNuages – Django ReinhardtDjango – Modern Jazz QuartetWalkin’ – Miles DavisCaravan – Dizzy GillespieIf There’s Someone Lovelier than You – Tal FarlowOn the Sunny Side of the Street – Johnny HodgesLover Man – Sarah VaughanJoy Spring – Clifford BrownCD 2:Doodlin’ – Horace…

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