segunda-feira, 7 de agosto de 2017

Norman Granz | Jam Session Nr. 1

At the height of his career, Norman Granz was one of the most powerful non-musicians in jazz. He always fought for the music he believed in (having a love for freewheeling jam sessions), for his artists… 
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The historic Norman Granz Jam Sessions, recorded between 1952-1954 for Clef and Mercury, are among the most treasured jam sets of all time. The nine separate albums featured the crème de la crème of New York's jazz community from Charlie Parker to Roy EldridgeBen WebsterJohnny HodgesOscar PetersonLionel Hampton and Max Roach and dozens of others. This box set simply collects all nine LPs on five remastered CDs, containing original artwork in a slipcase that fits inside a handsome metal display box. The individual volumes are of consistently very high quality and are utterly indispensable to jazz aficionados. For those who already have the discs, this is merely superfluous. For those who don't, this is a pricey buy but a hell of a way to begin a jazz education.

Tenor Saxophone – Ben Webster, Flip Phillips
Trumpet – Charlie Shavers
Alto Saxophone – Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges
Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – J.C. Heard
Guitar – Barney Kessel
Piano – Oscar Peterson

A Jam Blues 0:00
B Ballad Medley 14:43
B.1 All The Things You Are
Soloist – Barney Kessel
B.2 Dearly Beloved
Soloist – Charlie Parker
B.3 The Nearness Of You
Soloist – Ben Webster
B.4 I'll Get It
Soloist – Johnny Hodges
B.5 Everything Happens To Me
Soloist – Oscar Peterson
B.6 The Man I Love
Soloist – Ray Brown
B.7 What's New
Soloist – Flip Phillips
B.8 Someone To Watch Over Me
Soloist – Charlie Shavers
B.9 Isn't It Romatic?
Soloist – Benny Carter

Recorded - June 1952 - Los Angeles

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