DISCOGRAPHY  PART 9
 
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Verve Unmixed, Vol. 2 is a disc of originals to accompany the release of Verve Remixed, Vol. 2, a disc of post-rave dance reworkings from the catalog of post-bop's most important label. While such an undertaking shouldn't be considered "Verve's Greatest Hits", dance fans especially will find common ground with the remixers who chose the selections - making it a solid point of entry for those beginning to pursue influences back to the '50s and '70s. It's understandable that groove music makes a larger impression here than improv; thus the CD includes the furious Dizzy Gillespie jam "Manteca" (one of his career highlights), the brassy bombast of Archie Shepp's 'Blues for Brother George Jackson' (one artist on Mo' Wax, Attica Blues, is actually named after the LP it's taken from), and a pair of Latin music touchstones - Cal Tjader's 'Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)' and Willie Bobo's 'Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries'. Also making appearances are supper-club phenoms Oscar Brown Jr. and Ramsey Lewis, vocal jazz iconoclasts Nina Simone and Betty Carter, and Brazilian Astrud Gilberto, whose imperfect voice lends a sublime melancholia to 'Here's That Rainy Day'. Verve Unmixed, Vol. 2 / Various Artists
issued: August 26, 2003 CD VERVE 88502

Hugh Masekela (tt, fl-h, voc, prod); Roy Burrowes, Clark Terry, John Frosk, Conrad Gozzo, Nick Travis, Cappy Lewis, Vito Mangano, Charles McGhee, Michael Ridley, Shorty Sherock, Carl Warwick (tp); Melvin Lastie (arr, co); Clifford Thornton (cor); Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc); Cal Massey (fl-h); Charles "Majid" Greenlee, Paul Faulise, Britt Woodman, Kiane Zawadi, George Matthews, Richard L. Noel, Arnett Sparrow, Charles Stephens, Juan Tizol, Tommy Pederson (tb); George Roberts (b-tb); Roland Alexander, Craig Handy, Plas Johnson, Archie Shepp, Billy Robinson (ts); Benny Carter, LEO WRIGHT(#1), Clarence White, Marion Brown (as); Bobby Brown (as, ts); James Ware (bar-s); O.J. Ekemonde (sax, voc); Justin Gordon, Joe Koch (ww); Rudy Stevenson (fl, g); Don Butterfield (tu); John Barrows, Richard Berg, James Buffington, Gunther Schuller (fr-h); Hakim Jami (euphonium); Betty Carter (voc, prod); Joe Carroll, Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Brown, Jr. (voc); Isaak Asante (voc, talking dr); Guy Warren (voc, bells, shekere); Fred "Happy" Morris (p, arr); John Hicks, Lonnie Hewitt (p); Walter Davis, Adaloja Gboyega, Ramsey Lewis, Paul Smith (el-p); Walter Wander ley (org, p); Nina Simone (p, arr, voc); Cal Tjader (vib); Phil Upchurch, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Sonny Henry (g) ; Stanley Todd Kwesi (g, voc); Al Schackman (g, hca); Jose Marino, Bobby Rodriguez, Ariel J. Roland, Roland Wilson, Herbert Brown, Lisle Atkinson, John Hilliard, John Hart, Cleveland Eaton, Herb Mondragon (b); Yaw Opoku (b, voc); Johnny Rae, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Beaver Harris, Maurice White, Bob Hamilton, Chuck Lampkin, Chris Boyd, Bill Richmond, Claudio Slon, Papa Frankie Todd (dr); Jose Mangual, Victor Pantoja, Bobby Rosengarden, Alberto Valdes, Juma Sultan, Ray Barretto, Armando Peraza (perc); Willie Bobo, Ollie Anderson, Julio Collazo, Nene DeFense (perc, timb, voc); Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Kwasi Dzidzornu (cga); Osvaldo Martinez (bgo, guiro); David Ellis (audio sculpture); Nelson Riddle (arr, cond); Hugo Peretti (cond); Luchi DeJesus, Hal Mooney, Norman Granz, Stewart Levine, Ed Michel, Creed Taylor (prod)


  1. Manteca / Dizzy Gillespie
  2. Sinnerman / Nina Simone
  3. Whatever Lola Wants / Sarah Vaughan, Hugo Peretti & Orchestra
  4. Brother, Where Are You? / Oscar Brown Jr.
  5. Slap That Bass / Ella Fitzgerald, Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
  6. Blues For Brother George Jackson / Archie Shepp
  7. Angel Eyes / Ella Fitzgerald
  8. Do What You Wanna / Ramsey Lewis
  9. Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro) / Cal Tjader
10. Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries / Willie Bobo
11. Naima's Love Song / Betty Carter
12. Mama / Hugh Masekela
13. Here's That Rainy Day / Astrud Gilberto, Walter Wanderley
14. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair / Nina Simone
     

  Hot Sax, Cool Jazz / Various Artists
issued: October 10, 2003 CD RHINO FLASHBACK 79896, 2003 CS RHINO FLASHBACK 79896

Craig DeGraff, Mark Pinkus (compilation prod.); Bob Fisher (remastering); N.N.P. (art direction)


  1. Cryin' Blues / Eddie Harris
  2. Embraceable You / The Ornette Coleman Quartet
  3. The Peeper / Hank Crawford
  4. Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am / Rahsaan Roland Kirk
  5. Confirmation / Sonny Stitt
  6. Down In Atlanta / Yusef Lateef
  7. September Song / Buster Smith
  8. Blues Shout / Leo Wright
  9. Moon Inhabitants
/ Ornette Coleman
10. Willow Weep For Me / David Fathead Newman
     

  The Prestige Years / Jack McDuff
recorded: January 25, 1960 - July 10, 1965
issued: April 6, 2004 CD PRESTIGE 24287

JACK McDUFF (org); GENE AMMONS, JIMMY FORREST, RED HOLLOWAY, HAROLD VICK (ts); LEO WRIGHT (as); LEM WINCHESTER, (vib); GEORGE BENSON, KENNY BURRELL, EDDIE DIEHL, GRANT GREEN, BILL JENNINGS (g); WENDELL MARSHALL (b); JOE DUKES, BILL ELLIOT (dr)  a.o.


  1. The Honeydripper
  2. Brother Jack
  3. Sanctified Waltz
  4. Yeah, Baby
  5. Mellow Gravy
  6. He's A Real Gone Guy
  7. Rock Candy
  8. Tough 'Duff
  9. Grease Monkey
10. Jive Samba
11. Organ Grinder's Swing
12. Screamin'
13. Hot Barbeque
14. Opus De Funk
(Liggins)
(Jennings/McDuff)
(McDuff)
(McDuff)
(McDuff)
(Lutcher)
(McDuff)
(McDuff)
(McDuff)
(Adderley)
(Hudson/Mills/Parish)
(McDuff)
(McDuff)
(Silver)
     

  Bossa Nova Lounge: Gentle Rain / Various Artists
issued: July 6, 2004 CD DUBAS MUSICA 2006533 ;
2004 CD UNIVERSAL INTERN.2006533

Maurílio Santos  (tp); Raul DeSouza, Edmundo Maciel, Urbie Green, Norato (tb); Ze Bodega, Cipó, Walter Rosa (ts); Aurino Ferreira, Alberto Gonçalves (bar-s); Paulo Moura (as, ss); Bebeto, Raymond Beckenstein, Phil Bodner, Copinha, Jerry Dodgion, Don Hammond, Jorginho, J.T. Meirelles, Romeo Penque, LEO WRIGHT (fl); Maurício Einhorn (hca); Harry Lookofsky (spalla); Oscar Castro-Neves (g, p, arr); Edú Lobo (g, arr, voc); Antonio Carlos Jobim (g, p); César Camargo Mariano (arr, el-p); Eumir Deodato (p, arr, cond); Dom Salvador, Luís Carlos Vinhas (p); Luíz Eça (p, string arr); Emanuel Green, David Nadien, Tosha Samaroff, Julius Schacter, Alfred Brown, Harold Coletta, Jack Zayde, Joseph Zwilich, Matthew Raimondi  (v); Dave Mankovitz, Emanuel Vardi (viola); Peter Dauelsberg, Charles McCracken, George Ricci (cello); Neco (g, el-g, arr); Durval Ferreira, Gilberto Gil, Geraldo Vespar, Marcos Valle (g); Roberto Menescal (el-g); Jorge Ben  (g, voc); Nana Caymmi (voc); Elis Regina, Caetano Veloso, Wanda Sá (voc); Dorio Ferreira (b, g, perc); Richard Anthony Davis, George Duvivier, Manuel Gusmão, Gabriel Bezerra, Luiz Marinho, Luizão Maia (b); Paulinho Braga, Wilson DasNeves, Edison Machado, Papão, Dom Um Romao (dr); Airto Moreira, Joao Palma (perc, dr); Ohana Conga (dr, afuche); Jorge Arena, Rubens Bassini, George Devens (perc); Claus Ogerman, Astor Silva, Lyrio Panicali (cond, orchestr.); Lindolfo Gaya (arr, cond); Dori Caymmi, Rogerio Duprat (arr); Eduardo Cardeal, Marisa Gandelman, Marcos Gurgel, Feliphe Lavor, Marnie Marques, Monica Trindade (prod)


  1. Watch What Happens / Tamba 4
  2. Chovendo Na Roseira / Elis Regina, Antonio Carlos Jobim
  3. Seu Encanto / Marcos Valle
  4. Rosinha / Edu Lobo
  5. O Morro Não Tem Vez / Antonio Carlos Jobim
  6. Não Tem Solução / Nana Caymmi
  7. Chove Lá Fora / Neco
  8. Chuvas De Verão / Caetano Veloso
  9. Chuva / Os Gatos
10. Insensatez / Alaíde Costa
11. Lágrima Flor/ Lyrio Panicali
12. Chove Chuva / Jorge Ben
13. Apelo / Rio 65 Trio
14. Inútil Paisacem / Wanda Sá
15. Nuvens Douradas / Antonio Carlos Jobim
     

Reviews: John Lewis formed Orchestra U.S.A. as a vehicle to potentially explore any composed or improvised music, blending elements of jazz and classical music by recruiting some first-rate players from both worlds. The result is one of the more successful third stream recordings. On this recording there are 2 string quartets, plus woodwinds, brass, and a rhythm section present. Collaborating with Gunther Schuller, who conducted the group and did some of the orchestrations, Lewis expanded his work ‘Three Little Feelings’ from its original chart for brass, featuring outstanding solos by alto saxophonist Phil Woods and guitarist Jim Hall. Lewis includes two pieces he had written for William Inge's play Natural Affection Dolphy's fireworks on ‘Donnie's Theme’ contrast with the easy-going ‘Natural Affection’, which features the leader's piano and has a sudden dramatic finale. Gary Mc Farland contributed both ‘Milesign’ and ‘Grand Encounter’ the former composition is a driving bop chart with a typically angular alto sax solo by Dolphy, while the latter piece is quirky and has a playful solo by Lewis. Schuller's stiff arrangement of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ serves as an odd but brief coda to close the record. Although there were additional records by Orchestra USA, none of them match the heights of this initial effort, which was long out of print and deserved to be re-issued on CD.
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In fall 1962, John Lewis, with the assistance of Gunther Schuller and percussionist Harold Farberman, formed Orchestra USA. The purpose of the huge orchestra (which included a string section


and jazz soloists) was to perform original works that combined advanced jazz with classical music - essentially 3rd-stream works. It´s repertoire ranged from pompous to inspiring with material contributed by Lewis, Schuller, Benny Golson, Gary McFarland, Jimmy Giuffre, Hall Overton, Teo Macero and others. Among the musicians who performed with Orchestra U.S.A. were Gerry Mulligan and Ornette Coleman. The venture lasted 3 years, until 1965. Orchestra U.S.A. recorded obscure albums for Colpix (1963) and Columbia (two in `64) which included players such as Herb Pomeroy, Nick Travis, Leo Wright, Richard Davis, John Lewis, Phil Woods, Jim Hall,  Connie Kay, Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Golson, Thad Jones, Joe Newman and Jerome Richardson. In addition, the Sextet of Orchestra USA made an album for RCA in 1964.
Orchestra U.S.A. The Debut Recording / John Lewis
recorded: January 12 (#1), February 4 & 27, 1963 at Atlantic Recording Studios, NYC
issued: September 7, 2004, 2 LP´s on 1 CD LONE HILL JAZZ LHJ 10117
for original recording >> see
disco 3

JOHN ROBERT LEWIS (p, prod., musical dir.); NICK TRAVIS, LOUIS MUCCI, HERB POMEROY (tp); MIKE ZWERIN (tb); WALLY KANE (fl, bassoon); LEO WRIGHT (fl); ROBERT DI DOMENICA (picc-fl); ERIC DOLPHY (fl, as); PHIL WOODS (cl, as); ROBERT NORTHERN, ROBERT SWISSHELM (fr-h); DON STEWART (cl, basset-h); PHILIPP WEST (ob, engl-h); RAY SHINER (ob); DON ASHWORTH (oboe, bar-s); HARVEY PHILLIPS (tu); NICK TRAVIS (p); ALFRED BREUNING, GERALD BEAL, NATHAN GOLDSTEIN (v); GINO SAMBUCCO, JERRY WIDOFF (v); JULIAN BARBER, AARON JUVELIER, SELWART CLARK (viola); ALLAN GOLDBERG,& JOSEPH TEKULA (cello); JIM HALL (g, perc); RICHARD ANTHONY DAVIS (b); CONNIE KAY (dr); STICKS EVANS, GARY MCFARLAND (perc); MICHAEL COLGRASS (orch. bells); GUNTHER SCHULLER (cond.); JOHN FLANAGAN (liner notes); WILLIAM CLAXTON (cover photo)

on #4,5,7 Aaron Juvelier out, on #6,8,9 Gary McFarland, Alfred Breuning out


  1. Three Little Feelings, Pt. 1
  2. Three Little Feelings, Pt. 2
  3. Three Little Feelings, Pt. 3
  4. Milesign
  5. Milano
  6. Natural Affection
  7. Donnies Theme
  8. Grand Encounter
  9. The Star Spangled Banner
10. Three Little Feelings
, Pt. 1
11. Three Little Feelings, Pt. 2
12. Three Little Feelings, Pt. 3
13. Milesign
14. Milano
15. Natural Affection
16. Donnies Theme
17. Grand Encounter
18. The Star Spangled Banner
(Lewis)
(Lewis)
(Lewis)
(McFarland)
(Harden)
(Lewis)
(Lewis)
(McFarland)
(Key)
(Lewis)
(Lewis)
(Lewis)
(McFarland)
(Milano)
(Lewis)
(Lewis)
(McFarland)
(Key)

#10-18 bonus tracks

Orchestra U.S.A. discography
     

  A Man And His Music / Claus Ogerman
recorded: May 9, 1963 - 2001
issued: October 12, 2004 CD VERVE 000315002

Claus Ogerman (p, strings, arr, cond, choir, orch, prod, adaptation, assist., annotation); Freddie Hubbard* (tp, fl-h, prod); Oscar Brashear, Randy Brecker, Mel Davis, Charles Finley, John Frosk, Bernie Glow, Steve Madaio, Bob McCoy, Marky Markowitz, Victor Paz, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (tp); Garnett Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, Dick Hyde, Tommy Mitchell, Buddy Morrow, Phil Ranelin, Sonny Russo, Phil Teele (tb); Jerry Hey (fl-h); Pete Gordon, Ray Alonge, James Buffington, Earl Chapin, Albert Richmond, Brooks Tillotson (fr-h); Harvey Estrin, Walter Levinsky, David Sanborn (as*); Wayne Andre, Michael Brecker, Buddy Collette, Joe Farrell, Stan Getz, Tom Scott, Ernie Watts (ts); Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods (as); Eddie Daniels, Danny Bank, Arnie Lawrence, Frank Wess, George Young (cl, sax); Phil Bodner  (cl, ob, sax); Don Hammond, Hubert Laws, Earl Slapin, LEO WRIGHT(fl); George Marge (ob); Wally Kane, Donald MacCourt (bassoon); Marilyn Schmiege, Frank Sinatra (voc); Jon Mark (g, voc); Hugh McCracken (g, prod); Kenny Burrell, George Benson*, Robin Ford*, Howard "Buzz" Feiten, Jim Hall, Sam Jones, Russell Malone, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Tropea, Wes Montgomery (g); Peter Maunu, Dean Parks (rhyth.-g); Antonio Carlos Jobim (g, p); Hank Jones (p, celeste); Diana Krall, Dr. John (p, voc); Warren Bernhardt, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Robert Noble*, Oleg Maisenberg, Bill T. Miller, Leon Pendarvis, Oscar Peterson (p); Joe Sample (el-p*); Ralph Grierson (org, p); Alan Pasqua, Richard Tee (keyb); Chick Corea (keyb, moog synth); Arnold Eidus, Emanuel Green, Paul Gershman, Ju- lius Held, Bernard Eichen, Gidon Kremer, Joseph Malin, Gene Orloff (v); Harry Lookofsky (v, concert master); Abe Kessler, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Harvey Shapiro (cello); Ron Carter, George Duvivier, Eddie Gomez, Stanley Clarke, Chuck Domanico, Richard Anthony Davis, Milt Hinton, Chuck Israels, Will Lee, Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, Ralph Pena (b); Colin Bailey, Bobby Durham, Steve Gadd, John Guerin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Peter Erskine, Chester Thompson, Marty Morell (dr); Ray Barretto (cga); Doug Allen, Larry Bunker, Dave Carey, Paulinho Da Costa, George Devens, Arthur Jenkins, Grady Tate, Chino Valdez, Ralph Mac Donald (perc); Israel Baker, Tony Mottola, Guy Lumia, David Nadien (conc. mast.); Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, Sonny Burke, Esmond Edwards, Friedemann Engelbrecht, Kiyoski Itoh, Yasohachi "88" Itoh, Helen Keane, Titus Lancer, Enoch Light, Tommy LiPuma, Creed Taylor (prod); Gene Lees (liner notes)
* = Soloist


  1. I Should Care
  2. Dreamer
(Vivo Sonhando) / A. C. Jobim
  3. Granados / Bill Evans
  4. Bumpin' On Sunset / Wes Montgomery
  5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was / Stan Getz
  6. I Concentrate On You / Frank Sinatra, Jobim
  7. The Look Of Love / Stan Getz
  8. Wave / Oscar Peterson
  9. By The Time I Get To Phoenix / O. Peterson
10. A Face Without A Name / Bill Evans
11. Ana Luiza / Urbie Green
12. Symbiosis (First Movement)  [Excerpt] / Bill Evans
13. Favors / Hank Jones
14. Time Passed Autumn Pts.1-3 / Ogerman Orch.
15. Vivaldi's Song / Mark-Almond
16. Lazy Afternoon / Freddie Hubbard
17. The Love Connection / Freddie Hubbard
18. City Lights / Dr. John
19. Rain / Dr. John
20. In The Presence & Absence Of Each Other,
        Pt. 1 / Brecker
21. Corfu / Michael Brecker
22. Lyricosmos / Michael Brecker
23. Symphonic Dances (2nd Movement)  [Excerpt] /+
24. Symphonic Dances (Third Movement)  [Exc.] /+
25. I Loved You / Marilyn Schmiege, L. S. Orch.
26. Elegia / London Symphony Orchestra
27. Smile / Gidon Kremer
28. I Should Care / Diana Krall, London S. Orch.
(Cahn/Stordahl/Weston)
(Jobim)
(Granados/*)
(Montgomery)
(Hart/Rodgers)
(Porter)
(Bacharach/David)
(Jobim)
(Webb)
(*)
(Jobim)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(Francks)
(Latouche/Moss)
(Hubbard)
(Dr. John/Pomus)
(Dr. John/Pomus)
(*)

(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*/Pushkin)
(*)
(Chaplin)
(Cahn/Stordahl/Weston)

* Claus Ogerman
     

  Bossa Nova Lounge: Box / Various Artists
issued: November 15, 2004 CD DUBAS MUSICA 325912006252

Johnny Alf, Alaide Costa, Gal Costa, Nara Leão, Elis Regina, Wanda Sá, Sylvia Telles, Caetano Veloso (voc); Buda, Julio Barbosa, Hamilton Cruz, Pedro Paulo, Maurílio Santos (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Edmundo Maciel, Edson Maciel (tb); Raul de Souza (tb, valve-tb); Joseph Singer (fr-h); Cannonball Adderley, Paul Desmond, Jorginho (as); Cipó, Hector Costita (ts); Paulo Moura (arr., ts); Alberto Gonçalves (bar-s); J.T. Meirelles (fl, arr., ts); Henri Ackselrud, Danilo Caymmi, Copinha, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Hubert Laws, Jorge Ferreira da Silva, LEO WRIGHT (fl); Raymond Beckenstein, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson (picc-fl); Celso Brando, Rosinha de Valença, Heraldo do Monte, Dorio Ferreira, Durval Ferreira, Geraldo Vespar (g); Jorge Ben, Celso Fonseca, Milton Nascimento, Marcos Valle (g, voc); Waltel Branco, Helio Delmiro, Heraldo De Monte (el-g); Antonio Carlos Jobim (g, p, el-p, voc, arr.); Roberto Menescal (g, el-g, arr.); Dori Caymmi (g, arr., cond.); Oscar Castro-Neves (g, p); Laércio de Freitas, João Donato, Daniel Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Toninho Oliveira (p); César Camargo Mariano (p, el-p); Luís Carlos Vinhas (p, celeste); Luíz Eça (p, arr., cond.); Eumir Deodato (org, p, arr., cond., prod.); Walter Wanderley (org, arr.); Ugo Marotta (arr., cond., vib); Irany Pinto (strings, concert master); Bernard Eichen, Lewis Eley, Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green, Louis Haber, Julius Held, Leo Kruczek, Harry Lookofsky, Joseph Malignaggi, Gene Orloff, Raoul Poliakin, Irving Spice, Louis Stone (v); Charles McCracken, Abe Kessler, George Ricci, Harvey Shapiro (cello); Bebeto (b, fl, ts, voc); Jose Alves, Octavio Bailly, Jr., Claudio Bertrami, Gabriel Bezerra, Humberto Clayber, George Duvivier, Manuel Gusmão, Luizão Maia, Luiz Marinho, Jose Marino, Tião Neto (b);Armando Marcal, Marçal, Amaury Rodrigues (perc); Juquinha, João Palma, Airto Moreira, Bobby Rosengarden (perc, dr); Milton Banana, Chico Batera, Paulinho Braga, Wilson DasNeves, Dirceu, Edison Machado, Ronnie Mesquita, Hélcio Milito, Ohana, Claudio Slon (dr); Everaldo Ferreira (cga); José Briamonte, Lindolfo Gaya (arr.); Eduardo Souto Neto, Claus Ogerman, Erlon Chaves, Jack Marshall, Nelson Riddle, Moacir Santos (arr., cond.); Rogerio Duprat (arr., cond., direction); Miriam Almeida, Mariana Amin, Eduardo Cardeal, Marisa Gandelman, Marcos Gurgel, Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Feliphe Lavor, Marnie Marques, Monica Trindade (prod.); Edison Viana (prod., prod. assistant, prod. coordination, research assistant); Marcela Boechat (prod., production assistant, research assistant); Walter Costa (remixing); Ronaldo Bastos, Leonel Pereda (compilation); Luiz Tornaghi (mastering); Gê Alves Pinto (graphic coordinator); Beto Martins (artwork, art direction)


     
1. Remember
2. Só Tinha de Ser Com Você
3. Summer Samba
4. Vivo Sonhando
5. Tristea Vai Embora
6. Lost in the Paradise
7. Coisa, No. 1
8. Você
9. Carota de Ipanema
10. Mas, Que Nada!
11. Know It All
12. Muito À Vontade
13. Ela é Carioca
14. Look to the Sky
15. Solo
16. Hô-Bá-Lá-Lá
17. Minha Saudade
18. Agua de Beber (Water to Drink)
19. Corcovado
20. Moça Flor
21. Tristeza de Nós Dois
22. Vocé E Eu

Antonio Carlos Jobim
Elis Regina
Walter Wanderley
Wanda Sá
Edison Machado
Gal Costa
Moacir Santos
Meirelles E Os Copa 5
Sergio Mendes, Bossa Rio
Jorge Ben
Tamba 4
João Donato E Seu Trio
Marcos Valle
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Meirelles E Os Copa 5
Jorge Ben
Cannonball Adderley
Wanda Sá
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Tamba Trio
Luiz Eça
Sylvia Telles

23. Surfboard
24. Só Danço Samba
25. Ansiedade
26. Juca Bobão
27. Samba de Uma Nota Só (Onc Notc Samba)
28. Samba Do Avião
29. Jodel
30. Dreamer (Vivo Sonhando)
31. Desafinado
32. Anoiteceu
33. Menina Flor
34. Ilusão À Toa
35. Tânia
36. Noite Só
37. Faithful Brother (Irmão de Fé)
38. Coração Vagabundo
39. Bonita Os
40. Slow Motion Bosso Nova [alternate take]
41. Amor Em Paz
42. Catavento
43. Triste
44. Eu E O Crepúsculo
Roberto Menescal
João Donato
Joyce
Bossatrês
Eumir Deodato
Antonio Carlos Jobim
João Donato E Seu Trio
Sylvia Telles
Sergio Mendes/Bossa Rio
Nara Leão
Mariano, César Camargo
Marcos Valle
Meirelles E Os Copa 5
Alaíde Costa
Paul Desmond
Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa
Gatos
Celso Fonseca
Tamba Trio
Milton Nascimento
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Johnny Alf
       

  Dizzy: The Music of John Birks Gillespie
recorded: June 1950 - April 25, 1963
issued: March 22, 2005 CD VERVE 000413302

Dizzy Gillespie, Talib Dawud, Roy Eldridge, John Frosk, Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, Lee Morgan Quintet, E.V. Perry, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Carl Warwick, Joe Wilder (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Al Grey, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Britt Woodman (tb); Ray Connor, Rod Levitt, Paul Faulise (b-tb); William Lister, Gunther Schuller, Morris Secon, Julius Watkins (fr-h); Don Butterfield (tu); Stan Getz, Billy Mitchell, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Ernie Wilkins (ts); Benny Golson (arr., ts); Ernie Henry, James Moody, Charlie Parker, Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (as); Marty Flax, Pee Wee Moore (bar-s); LEO WRIGHT (fl, as); Gilbert Valdez (fl); Kenny Barron, Ray Bryant, Walter Davis, Alejandro Hernandez, Wynton Kelly, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson (p); Lalo Schifrin (p, arr.); Harry Lookofsky (v, concert master); Frank Sinatra (voc); Herb Ellis (g); Antonio Carlos Jobim (g, p, voc, fender rhodes); Nelson Boyd, Ray Brown, Tommy Bryant, Ron Carter, George Duvivier, Art Davis, Don Payne, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Curly Russell, Paul West, Chris White (b); Louie Bellson, Rudy Collins, Chuck Lampkin, Edison Machado, João Palma, Dom Um Romão, Charlie Persip, Buddy Rich, Max Roach (dr); Rafael Miranda (perc); Jack del Rio, Jose Mangual (bgo); Candido Camero (cga); Willie Rodriguez (timb, tympani); Ubaldo Nieto (timb); Claus Ogerman (arr., cond.); Tadd Dameron (arr.); Norman Granz, Hal Mooney, Sonny Burke, Ray Gilbert, Creed Taylor (prod); Donald L. Maggin (liner notes, sequencing, selection); Stephanie Stein Crease (notes editing); Lee Herschberg, Frank Laico (engineer); Ellen Fitton (mastering); Celso Brando, Ed Thrasher, Charles Harris, Ted Williams (photography); Dany Gignoux (cover photo); Sherniece Smith (art direction, art prod.); Hollis King (ad); Susan Sanguily (cover design); Bryan Koniarz (supervisor); Hee Jeong Lee (package design)


  1. Bloomdido
  2. Africana
  3. I Know What You Know
  4. Exactly Like You
  5. Cool Breeze
  6. Caravan
  7. I Can't Get Started/'Round Midnight
  8. Blue Moon
  9. Bebop
10. I Remember Clifford
11. Leap Frog
(Parker)
(Schifrin)
(Caldwell/Harbach/Youmans)
(Fields/McHugh)
(Dameron/Eckstine/Gillespie)
(Ellington/Mills/Tizol)
(Duke/Gershwin/Hnighen/Monk)
(Hart/Rodgers)
(Gillespie)
(Golson)
(Parker)
     

Review: Any two-disc collection, no matter how well-intentioned, as this one most certainly is, that aims to cover a career 53 years long is going to be full of holes. That said, Shout Factory's handsomely packaged label-crossing Career: 1937-1992 tries hard. Beginning with Gillespie's tenure in the NBC Orchestra led by Teddy Hill, Diz can be heard alongside Dicky Wells, Russell Procope, and Howard Johnson tearing it up on "King Porter Stomp." Also from the early years are tracks that mark Diz's tenure with Cab Calloway and Billy Eckstine, "Pickin' the Cabbage" and "Opus X," respectively. On disc one, the years 1945-1949 are particularly well represented, there are a few cuts from just before Charlie Parker and Gillespie teamed up, and their time together is well considered here. There is also a version of "Birk's Works," from 1951 in Detroit, that stars a young John Coltrane alongside Kenny Burrell, Milt Jackson, and Percy Heath on Diz's own Dee Gee label. Disc two begins with a track from Jazz at Massey Hall and moves through the Diz and Getz set into the Modern Jazz Sextet with John Lewis, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Persip, Skeeter Best, and Percy Heath. Gillespie's big bands of the late '50s are documented here, from Dizzy Gillespie at

Newport and The Big Band Sound of Dizzy Gillespie, as are his fine quintets from the early '60s that starred Lalo Schifrin on piano. In addition, the Machito reunion from 1975, conducted by Chico O'Farrill, and dates with Arturo Sandoval are here, as well as a track from Gillespie's final offering, To Bird With Love. Sure, there is plenty to argue with here, about what is not included as well as what is. But with the fine digipack box, great notes by Neil Tesser, and a price that's mighty attractive, this is a fine little intro to Diz's legend.
Career: 1937-1992 / Dizzy Gillespie
recorded: May 17, 1937 - January 23, 1992
issued: April 26, 2005 CD SHOUT FACTORY 30850

Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc); Billy Eckstine (leader, voc); Cab Calloway, Joe Carroll, Sarah Vaughan (voc); Gil Fuller (arr., voc); Benny Bailey, Gail Brockman, Dave Burns, Shad Collins, Willie Cook, Talib Dawud, Bill Dillard, Kenny Dorham, Roy Eldridge, Benny Harris, John Lynch, Shorty McConnell, Matthew McKay, Raymond Orr, Arturo Sandoval, Carl Warwick, Ermet Perry, Elmon Wright, Lamar Wright, Lammar Wright, Jr. (tp); Manny Duran, Paul Gonzalez, Victor Paz (tp, fl-h); Taswell Baird, Andy Duryea, Leon Comegys, Chuck Connors, Charles "Majeed" Greenlee, Al Grey, Sam Hurt, Quentin Jackson, Jack Jeffers, J.J. Johnson, Keg Johnson, Lewis Kahn, Ted Kelly, Melba Liston, Barry Morrow, Jesse Tarrant, Gordon Thomas, Gerald Valentine, Dicky Wells, Howard H. Scott, Bill Shepherd Singers, Trummy Young (tb); Ray Connor (b-tb); Pee Wee Moore (tb, bar-s); Tyree Glenn (tb, vib); Mauricio Smith (picc-fl, as); LEO WRIGHT (fl, as); Mario Rivera (a-fl, ts); Bill Frazier, Antonio Hart, Ernie Henry, Johnny Jackson, Hilton Jefferson, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker (as); John Coltrane (as, ts); Ray Abrams, Gene Ammons, Don Byas, Chu Berry, Joe Gayles, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Teddy Hill, Clifford Jordan, Warren Luckey, George Nicholas, Yusef Lateef, Walter Thomas (ts); Al Gibson, Leo Parker, Cecil Payne (bar-s); Leslie Yahonikan (cl, bar-s); Mario Bauzá (cl, tp, as); Jerry Blake Clarinet, Sax (cl, as); Russell Procope (cl, as); Sam Allen, Wynton Kelly, Esko Linnavalli, Dwike Mitchell, Thelonious Monk, John Malachi, Al Haig, Clyde Hart, Frank Paparelli, Benny Payne, Danilo Perez, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Lalo Schifrin (p); Jorge Dalto (el-p); John Richard Lewis (p, arr.); Milt Jackson (vib); Dana McCurdy (synth);Danny Barker, Clifton Best, Kenny Burrell, John Collins, Herb Ellis, Remo Palmieri, Willie Ruff, Curly Russell, Pekka Sarmanto, Murray Shipinski, Slam Stewart, John "BJ John" Smith, Connie Wainwright, Chuck Wayne (g); Ray Brown, Carlos Castillo, Bob Cunningham, Percy Heath, Milt Hinton, Al McKibbon, Charles Mingus, George Mraz, Oscar Pettiford, Tommy Potter, Paul West, Chris White (b); Bill Beason, Louie Bellson, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Cozy Cole, Rudy Collins, Kansas Fields, Joe Harris, Irv Kluger, Chuck Lampkin, Shelly Manne, Lewis Nash, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Teddy Stewart, Charlie Persip, Mickey Roker, Esko Rosnell (dr); Chano Pozo (bgo, cga, voc); Mario Grillo (bgo, cowbell); Willie Bobo, Candido Camero, Papo Pepin (cga); Frank "Machito" Grillo (maracas, claves); Chico O'Farrill (arr., cond.); Jeff Palo (prod.); Patrick Milligan (compilation prod.); Neil Tesser (liner notes); David P. Jackson (photography); Tom Recchion (art direction, design); John Roberts (artwork, package supervision)
     
1. King Porter Stomp Morton
2. Pickin' The Cabbage
3. Opus X
4. I Can't Get Started
5. Good Bait
6. Blue 'N' Boogie
7. Groovin' High
8. All The Things You Are
9. Dizzy Atmosphere
10. Oop-Bop-Sh'bam
11. Things To Come
12. Two Bass Hit
13. Cubana Be/Cubana Bop
14. Manteca
15. Jump Did-Le-Ba
16. Hey Pete! Let's Eat Mo' Meat!
(Morton)
(Gillespie)
(Malachi)
(Duke/Gershwin)
(Basie/Dameron)
(Gillespie/Paparelli)
(Gillespie)
(Hammerstein/Kern)
(Gillespie)
(Fuller/Gillespie)
(Fuller/Gillespie)
(Gillespie/Lewis)
(Gillespie/Pozo/Russell)
(Fuller/Gillespie/Pozo)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie/Harding/Peterson)
17. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
18. Bloomdido
19. Birk's Works
20. I've Found A New Baby
21. Salt Peanuts [live]
22. Perdido [live]
23. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
24. Mean To Me
25. Cool Breeze [live]
26. I Remember Clifford
27. A Night In Tunisia [live]
28. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
29. Woody 'N' You [live]
30. Exuberante
31. Wheatleigh Hall
32. Bebop [live]
(Feyne/Young)
(Parker)
(Gillespie)
(Palmer/Williams)
(Clarke/Gillespie)
(Drake/ Lengsfelder/Tizol)
(Ellington/Mills)
(Ahlert/Turk)
(Dameron/Eckstine/Gillespie)
(Golson)
(Gillespie/Paparelli)
(Jobim)
(Gillespie)
(O' Farrill)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
       


NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Masters contains recycled tracks taken from trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's stint with Verve Records. These ten tracks are lifted from the albums Bird & Diz, Afro, Birk's Works: Verve Big Band Sessions, Have Trumpet, Will Excite!, and Gillespiana / Carnegie Hall Concert. Since the original discs are easily obtainable and highly recommended, there's no reason to purchase another mid-line, generic compilation of the type that jazz fans are continually bombarded with. NEA Jazz Masters / Dizzy Gillespie
recorded: June 6, 1950 - February 9, 1961
issued: 2005 CD VERVE 520902

John Frosk, Talib Dawud, Paul Faulise, E.V. Perry, Clark Terry, Nick Travis, Carl Warwick (tp); Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc); Al Grey, Melba Liston, George Matthews, Arnett Sparrow, Britt Woodman (tb); Rod Levitt (b-tb); Ernie Henry, Charlie Parker (as); Benny Golson (ts); Billy Root (bar-s); LEO WRIGHT (fl, as); John Barrows, Richard Berg, James Buffington, Gunther Schuller (fr-h); Don Butterfield (tu); Lalo Schifrin (p, arr.); Alejandro Hernandez, Wynton Kelly, Junior Mance, Thelonious Monk (p); Les Spann (g); Bob Cunningham, Art Davis, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Curly Russell, Paul West (b); Lex Humphries, Chuck Lampkin, Charlie Persip, Buddy Rich (dr); Ray Barretto, Julio Collazo, Rafael Miranda (perc); Jose Mangual (perc, bgo); Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Candido Camero (cga); Ubaldo Nieto (timb); Norman Granz, Charles Schwartz (orig. rec. prod.); Gene Paul (mastering); Sherniece Smith (art producer); Hollis King (art direction); Bryan Koniarz (sequencing, supervisor, selection); Willard Jenkins (liner notes); Herman Leonard (photography)


  1. Bloomdido
  2. Leap Frog
  3. An Oscar for Treadwell
  4. A Night In Tunisia
  5. Con Alma
  6. Birk's Works
  7. Groovin' High
  8. Woody 'n You
  9. Salt Peanuts
10. Manteca
(Parker)
(Parker)
(Parker)
(Gillespie/Paparelli)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Clarke/Gillespie)
(Fuller/Gillespie/Pozo)
     

  Bossa Nova Lounge: Rio Collection / Various Artists
issued: 2006, 3 CD DUBAS

Os Gatos, Rio 65 Trio, Tamba 4; Os Cariocas, Leny Andrade, Nana Caymmi, Alaide Costa, Edú Lobo, Márcia, Anna Margarida, Milton Nascimento, Quarteto em Cy, Caetano Veloso (voc); Hamilton, Maurílio Santos (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Astor Silva (tb); Elis Regina (tb, voc); Joel Ferreria dos Santos, Jorginho, Paul Winter (as); Stan Getz, Walter Rosa (ts); Aurino Ferreira, Roberto Quartin (bar-s); Bebeto, Copinha, Hubert Laws, J.T. Meirelles, Jeremy Steig, LEO WRIGHT (fl); Antonio Carlos Jobim (fl, p, arr., voc, fender rhodes); Luíz Eça (p, arr.); João Donato, Sergio Mendes, Dom Salvador, Luís Carlos Vinhas (p); Eumir Deodato (p, arr., cond., hammond org); Pat Rebillot, Walter Wanderley (org); Mauricio Einhorn (hca); Emanuel Green, David Nadien, Matthew Raimondi, Tosha Samaroff, Gino Louis Sambuco, Julius Shacter, Jack Zayde, Joseph Zwilich (v); Alfred Brown, Harold Coletta, David Mankowitz, Emanuel Vardi (viola); Charles McCracken, George Ricci (cello); Durval Ferreira, Neco, Baden Powell (g); Jorge Ben, João Gilberto, Marcos Valle (g, voc); Dorio Ferreira (g, b); Sergio Barroso, Ron Carter, George Duvivier, Richard Evans, Manuel Gusmão, Luiz Marinho, Sebastian Neto (b); Milton Banana, Juquinha, Edison Machado, Ronnie Mesquita, Ohana, João Palma, Dom Um Romão (dr); Wilson DasNeves (african dr); Rubens Bassini, Everaldo Ferreira, Airto Moreira (perc); Amaury Rodrigues (bgo); Gaya (arr., cond.); Lyrio Panicalli (musical dir.); Dori Caymmi, Aloysio de Oliveira, Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Milton Miranda, Creed Taylor (prod.); Wadi Gebara (executive prod.); Ronaldo Bastos, Leonel Pereda (compilation prod.); Célio Martins, Jorge Teixeira Rocha, Alberto Soluri, Rudy Van Gelder (engineer)


   
     

Dizzy Gillespie's career soared with the surge of interest in bop, but after the failure of his independent Dee Gee label, his career was in the doldrums. In 1953, Norman Granz added the trumpeter to his successful Jazz at the Philharmonic all-star roster for tours and also signed him to a non-exclusive recording contract, where the producer was very open to most anything Gillespie wished to record. This seven-CD boxed set, a limited edition of 10,000 compiled by Mosaic, draws material from selected studio and live sessions made for Granz between 1954 and 1961, in addition to a number of studio dates made for Philips, all of which featured his working bands of the time.
The Verve tracks are a treasure trove, as a good deal of these performances were not reissued on CD until this compilation, with six selections appearing for the first time in this collection. Aside from some of the early novelty songs like "Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat," the calypso-flavored "Money Honey," and the perennial jive number "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac," which wear out their welcome quickly, the remaining material is very strong. Up and coming musicians in his bands include saxophonists Hank Mobley, Gigi Gryce,


and Benny Golson, along with pianists Ray Bryant and Junior Mance. One of the obvious highlights is alto sax great Johnny Hodges' guest appearance on "Squatty Roo," which bolsters Gillespie's playing to its highest level. The addition of the relatively unheralded Leo Wright (who doubles on flute and alto sax) and young pianist Lalo Schifrin for a brief concert at the Museum of Modern Art marks the end of his association with Verve, which was sold by Granz that very same year.
Several of the earliest Philips sessions find Gillespie incorporating Brazilian
The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions / Dizzy Gillespie
recorded: May 25, 1954 - April 21, 1964
issued: August 29, 2006 CD MOSAIC 234, CD MOSAIC 1700973, CD VERVE 1700973

AKIYOS HI-TABACKIN BIG BAND feat. CLARK TERRY; PAUL DESMOND QUARTET: PAUL DESMOND (as), ED BICKERT (g); DON THOMPSON (b); JERRY FULLER (dr) ; BILL EVANS TRIO; DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA /w CAL TJADER, LEO WRIGHT (fl, a-fl); BOBBY BLUE BLAND; ETTA JAMES AND THE OUTLAWS; #7 MARIAN McPARTLAND; BILL EVANS, MARIAN McPARTLAND, JOHN LEWIS, PATRICE RUSHEN; BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS, DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS; JOHN LEWIS SEXTET feat. SVEN ASMUSSEN; CHUCK MANGIONE QUARTET




influences and exploring the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá, and even one extended work by Schifrin, "Mount Olive". Dizzy Gillespie & the Double Six of Paris features collaborations with a group of French vocalists arranged by Lalo Schifrin, with most of the songs utilizing Bud Powell, Pierre Michelot, and Kenny Clarke, with the trumpeter's regular group of the time on two selections. The Double Six of Paris' leader Michel Perin's vocalese interpretations of Charlie Parker's instrumental solos from Gillespie's well-known records of "Hot House" and   "Groovin' High" are outstanding, as are the big-band arrangements recast for small group and voices. The final sessions feature James Moody and Kenny Barron, with Chris White and Rudy Collins. The tracks from Dizzy Goes Hollywood are enjoyable but far too brief, as most of them hover around the three-minute mark. Better are the songs from Original Score from the Cool World, an updated look at music Dizzy composed for the film, with fine arrangements by Tom McIntosh. This collection should be considered essential for any Dizzy Gillespie fan.

  1. Sugar Hips
  2. One Alone (Lonely One)
  3. Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat
  4. Money Honey
  5. Blue Mood
  6. Rails
  7. Devil And The Flesh
  8. Rumbola
  9. Blues After Dark
10. Sea Breeze
11. Out Of The Past
12. Shabozz
13. Reminiscing
14. A Night At Tony's
15. Smoke Signals
16. Just By Myself
17. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
18. My Man (Mon Homme)
19. Moonglow
20. St. Louis Bridge
21. Woody 'N' You
22. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
23. There Is No Greater Love
24. I Found A Million Dollar Baby In
      A Five And Dime Store
25. Always
26. Swing Low Sweet Cadillac
27. Willow Weep For Me
28. Ungawa
29. Girl Of My Dreams
30. Lorraine
31. Constantinople
32. The Umbrella Man
33. Squatty Too
34. Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be
35. I Found A Million Dollar Baby In
      A Five And Dime Store
36. There Is No Greater Love [Alternate #1]
37. There Is No Greater Love [Alternate #2]
38. There Is No Greater Love [Alt #3]
39. Theme from Formula 409, Pt. 1
40. Theme from Formula 409, Pt. 2
41. Kush, Pt. 1
42. Kush, Pt. 2
43. Goin' Fishin'
44. Medley: This Is The Way/Cubano Be/
      I Waited For You [Untitled Track]
45. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
46. Kush
47. Salt Peanuts
48. A Night In Tunisia
49. The Mooche
50. Pau De Arara
51. Desafinado
52. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues), Pt. 1
53. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues), Pt. 2
54. Taboo
55. Long, Long Summer
56. This Is The Way
57. Cubano Be
58. One Alone (Lonely One)
(Gillespie/Legee)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie/Harding/Peterson)
(Stone)
(Gillespie/Harding)
(Gillespie/Harding)
(Gillespie/Harding)
(Gillespie/Harding)
(Golson)
(Golson)
((Golson)
(Gryce)
(Gryce)
(Gryce)
(Gryce)
(Golson)
(Porter)
(Charles/Pollack/Willemetz ...)
(DeLange/Hudson/Mills)
(Handy)
(Gillespie)
(Barris/Koller/Moll)
(Jones/Symes)
(Dixon/Rose/Warren)

(Berlin)
(Berlin)
(Ronnell)
(Gillespie/Nunez)
(Clapp)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Cavanaugh/Rose/Stock)
(Hodges)
(Carroll/Graham)
(Dixon/Rose/Warren)

(Jones/Symes)
(Jones/Symes)
(Jones/Symes)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)

(Fuller/Gillespie, Gillespie...)

(Ellington/Mercer/Persons)
(Gillespie)
(Clarke/Gillespie)
(Gillespie/Paparelli)
(Ellington)
(DeMoraes/Lyra)
(Jobim/Mendonça)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Lecuona/Russsell)
(Schifrin)
(Fuller/Gillespie)
(Gillespie/Russell)
(Gillespie)
  59. I Think That Maybe I Should Go Away
  60. I Waited For You
  61. Manha De Carnaval
  62. Pergunte Ao Joao
  63. Me-Da-Um Dinheiro Ahi (Give Me
        Some Money There)
  64. I Shall Never Forget
  65. Mount Olive
  66. Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be
  67. Lady Be Good
  68. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
  69. Carless Love
  70. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?
  71. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) [live]
  72. One Note Samba
  73. Here It Is
  74. Ole (For The Gypsies)
  75. Earliy Mornin' Blues
  76. Be-Bop
  77. Good Bait
  78. Medley: I Can't Get Started/'Round Midnight
  79. Dizzy Atmosphere
  80. November Afternoon
  81. This Lovely Feeling
  82. The Day After
  83. The Cup Bearers
  84. Ow!
  85. The Champ
  86. Emanon
  87. Anthrophology
  88. Tin Tin Deo
  89. One Bass Hit
  90. Two Bass Hit
  91. Groovin' High
  92. Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be
  93. Hot House
  94. Con Alma
  95. Blue 'N' Boogie
  96. Theme from Exodus
  97. Moon River
  98. Caesar And Cleopatra Theme
  99. Days Of Wine And Roses
100. Walk On The Wild Side
101. More
102. Love Theme from Lolita
103. Theme from Picnic
104. Never On Sunday
105. Theme from Lawrence Of Arabia
106. Carioca
107. Theme from The Cool World
108. The Pushers
109. Enter, Priest
110. Duke's Awakening
111. Duke On The Run
112. Street Music
113. Bonnie's Blues
114. Coney Island
115. Duke's Fantasy
116. Coolie
117. Duke's Last Soliloquy

(Gillespie/Russell)
(Bonfa/Creatore/DeMoraes...)
(Costa/Silvia)



(Schifrin)
(Carroll/Graham)
(Gershwin/Gershwin)
(Little/Schuster/Young)

(Razaf/Redman)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Jobim/Mendonça)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Dameron)
(Duke/Gershwin/Hanighen/Monk)
(Gillespie)
((McIntosh)
(Guryan/Mardin)
(McIntosh)
(McIntosh)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie/Shaw)
(Gillespie/Parker)
(Fuller/Pozo)
(Brown/Gillespie)
(Gillespie/Lewis)
(Gillespie)
(Carroll/Graham)
(Dameron)
(Gillespie)
(Gillespie/Paparelli)
(Gold)
(Mancini/Mercer)
(North)
(Mancini/Mercer)
(Bernstein)
(Olivieri/Ortolani)
(Harris)
(Duning)
(Hadjidakis)
(Jarre)
(Eliscu/Kahn/Youmans)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
(Waldron)
       
An extremely gentle, sweet and mellow sampler of love songs from Brazilian composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá done by Brazilian singers and American jazz musicians, Rio for Lovers is as soothing and affirming as a light spring breeze, with nothing jarring to shake the mood of impending romance, and the whole sequence drifts softly by like so many strands of silk. Highlights include Elis Regina singing (with Antonio Carlos Jobim playing piano and adding vocals) Jobim's "Inútil Paisagem (Useless Landscape)," Astrud Gilberto's interpretation (with Luiz Bonfá on guitar) of Bonfá's "Manhã de Carnival (Morning of the Carnival)," and American tenor sax player Coleman Hawkins' wink-and-a-grin version of Jayme Silva's "O Pato (The Duck)." Light and mellow enough to work as background music for a romantic evening, but with enough grace and class to actually work successfully with close listening, Rio for Lovers pulls off a nice little balancing act. Rio For Lovers / Various Artists
recorded: Feb 13, 1962 - Sep 19, 1994
issued: October 10, 2006 CD VERVE 007570

Astrud Gilberto, Elis Regina, Maria Toledo (voc); Jimmy Cleveland (tb, orch.); Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Henderson (ts); LEO WRIGHT (fl, orch.); José "Bebeto" DeCastilho E Souza (fl, voc); Luíz Eça, Herbie Hancock (p); Oscar Castro-Neves (org, p, orig. rec. prod.); Antonio Carlos Jobim (g, p, voc); Charlie Byrd, Gene Byrd, Howard Collins, Barry Galbraith (g); Luiz Bonfá (g, arr., vocals); João Gilberto, Marcos Valle (g, voc); Keter Betts, Iko Castro-Neves, Dorio Ferreira, Major Holley, Tommy Williams Jr. (b); George Duvivier (b, orch.); Paulo Ferreira, Eddie Locke, Rubens Ohana, Milton Banana, Buddy Deppenschmidt (dr); Roberto Dias (perc, dr); Claudio Slon (dr, orch.); Jose (Bigorna) Carlos, Bill Reichenbach, Willie Rodriguez (perc); Tommy Flanagan (claves); Manny Albam (arr.); Eumir Deodato (arr., orch.); Claus Ogerman (arr., cond., orch.); Aloysio de Oliveira, Ray Gilbert, Bob Morgan, Richard Seidel, Creed Taylor, Bob Thiele (orig. rec. prod.); Allan Tucker (mastering); Ken Druker (sequencing, selection); Clayton Junior (illustrations); Hollis King (art direction); Bryan Koniarz (supervisor); Al Young (liner notes)


  1. Inútil Paisagem (Useless Landscape) / Elis Regina
  2. Sambalero / Luiz Bonfa, Stan Getz
  3. Manhã de Carnival (Morning of the Carnival) / Astrud Gilberto
  4. Happy Madness / Joe Henderson
  5. Samba Triste / Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd
  6. Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer) / Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto
  7. Meditation / Antonio Carlos Jobim
  8. Siléncio Do Amor (The Silence of Love) / Luiz Bonfa
  9. Moça Flor (Flower Girl) / Tamba Four
10. Safely in Your Arms / Marcos Valle
11. O Pato (The Duck) / Coleman Hawkins
     

  Around the World for Lovers / Various Artists
recorded: December 18, 1954 - September 1991
issued: October 10, 2006 CD VERVE 0006001

Count Basie Orchestra; Grover Mitchell & His Orchestra; Al Aarons, Chet Baker, Sonny Cohn, Wallace Davenport, Phil Guilbeau, Irwin "Marky" Markowitz (tp); Louis Armstrong (tp, voc); Henderson Chambers, Al Grey (tb); Bill Hughes Trombone (b-tb); Bobby Plater, Marshall Royal (as); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette, Ben Webster Sax (ts); Charlie Fowlkes (bar-s); Dick Berg, Donald Corrado, Fred Klein, Tony Miranda (fr-h); Pete Fountain (cl); Herbie Mann, LEO WRIGHT(fl); Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, Anita O'Day, Arthur Prysock, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan (voc); Blossom Dearie (p, voc); Lou Raderman (v); Dan Lube Violin; Virginia Majewski (viola); Corky Hale (harp); Don Abney, Jimmy Jones, Jim McNeely, Oscar Peterson, Stanley Wrightsman (p); Count Basie, Dick Hyman (org); Antonio Carlos Jobim (g, p); Herb Ellis, Freddie Green, Barney Kessel, Mundell Lowe (g); Ray Brown, Aaron Bell, Joe Benjamin, Morty Corb, George Duvivier, Christian McBride, Norman Keenan, Joe Mondragon, George Mraz (b); Roy Haynes, Teddy Sommer, Jack Sperling, Alvin Stoller, Grady Tate, Ed Thigpen, Victor Lewis, Sonny Payne, Buddy Rich (dr); Paul "Scooby" Smith (celeste); Buddy Bregman, Ralph Burns, Claus Ogerman, Don Sebesky, Ernie Wilkins (arr, cond.); Don Sickler (arr, orig. recording prod.); Norman Granz, Richard Seidel, Bob Shad, Cees Schrama, Creed Taylor, Hy Weiss (orig. recording prod.); Bryan Koniarz Supervisor; Allan Tucker (mastering); Al Young (liner notes); Ken Druker (sequencing, selection); Sherniece Smith (art prod.); Hollis King (art direction)


  1. A Foggy Day / Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  2. April In Paris / Sarah Vaughan
  3. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square / Anita O'Day
  4. Corcovado / Antonio Carlos Jobim
  5. Dear Old Stockholm / Stan Getz & Chet Baker
  6. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? / Pete Fountain
  7. I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Arthur Prysock
  8. Isfahan / Joe Henderson
  9. Non-Stop To Brazil / Astrud Gilberto
10. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano / Carmen McRae
11. Manhattan / Blossom Dearie
     

Compiling all the major hits that legendary jazz alto saxophonist Stan Getz had with Brazilian songwriter and vocalist Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz/Antonio Carlos Jobim: Their Greatest Hits is a nice single-disc collection. While there are deeper double-disc anthologies available, Their Greatest Hits is a perfect summation of what made the '60s bossa nova sound so popular. Included are such iconic tracks as "The Girl from Ipanema," "Aguas de Marco (Waters of March)" and "Desafinado." Stan Getz & Antonio Carlos Jobim: Their Greatest Hits
recorded: February 8, 1962 - March 9, 1974
released: January 9, 2007, CD VERVE 0008270

Stan Getz (ts); Antonio Carlos Jobim (g, p, arr., voc); João Gilberto (g, voc); Astrud Gilberto, Elis Regina, Maria Toledo (voc); Bernie Glow, Doc Severinsen (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Bob Brookmeyer (valve-tb); Clark Terry (fl-h); Ray Alonge, Joseph Singer (fr-h); Jerry Sanfino, LEO WRIGHT (fl); Eddie Caine (a-fl); Jerome Richardson (picc-fl); Raymond Beckenstein (cl, picc-fl); Romeo Penque (fl, b-cl, picc-fl); Babe Clark (cl); Charlie Byrd, Luiz Bonfá, Helio Delmiro, Oscar Castro-Neves, Jim Hall (g); João Donato, Hank Jones, César Camargo Mariano (p); Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green, Louis Haber, Julius Held, Bernard Eichen, Lewis Eley, Leo Kruczek, Harry Lookofsky, Joseph Malignaggi, Gene Orloff, Raoul Poliakin, Irving Spice, Louis Stone (v); Abe Kessler, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Harvey Shapiro (cello); Gene Byrd (b, g); Keter Betts, Ron Carter, George Duvivier, Luizão Maiam, Joe Mondragon, Tommy Williams Jr. (b); Milton Banana, Paulinho Braga, Jose (Bigorna) Carlos, Buddy Deppenschmidt, Paulo Ferreira, Johnny Rae, Bill Reichenbach, Claudio Slon (dr); Dom Um Romão, Bobby Rosengarden (perc); Carmen Costa (cabasa); Jose Paulo (tamb); Gary McFarland, Claus Ogerman (arr., cond.); Aloysio de Oliveira, Creed Taylor (orig. rec. prod.); Richard Seidel (sequencing, selection); Allan Tucker (mastering); Brian Priestly (liner notes); Bryan Koniarz (supervisor); Hollis King (art direction); Chuck Stewart (photography); Kazumi Matsumoto (design)


  1. The Girl from Ipanema
  2. Desafinado (Off Key) [instr.]
  3. Wave
  4. Insensatez
(How Insensitive)
  5. Aguas de Março (Waters of March)
  6. Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)
  7. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  8. Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved)
  9. Samba de uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
10. Agua de Beber (Water to Drink)
11. Meditation
12. Desafinado
(Off Key) [vocal version]
(DeMoraes/Gimbel/Jobim)
(Jobim/Mendonça)
(Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Gimbel/Jobim)
(Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Jobim/Lees)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Jobim/Mendonça)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Jobim/Mendonça)
(Jobim/Mendonça)
     

On the back of this Verve compilation, it reads, "Everything Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote, played, or sang was for lovers." This is a true fact, but the compilers chose to present a very balanced look at Jobim's career, grabbing songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s instead of zeroing in on the time of his greatest accomplishments, the early to mid-'60s. For Lovers / Antonio Carlos Jobim
recorded: May 1963 - November 1981
issued: January 30, 2007 CD VERVE 008280

Edú Lobo, Elis Regina (voc); Marvin Stamm, Burt Collins (tp); Garnett Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green (tb); Joe Farrell (fl, b-fl, s-sax); Jerry Dodgion, Hubert Laws, LEO WRIGHT (fl); Raymond Beckenstein, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson (fl, picc-fl, as); Marcio Montarroyos (fl-h); Ray Alonge, Joseph DeAngelis, Joseph Singer (fr-h); Harry Lookofsky (v, concert master, tenor-v); Bernard Eichen, Lewis Eley, Paul Gershman, Louis Haber, Julius Held, Harry Katzman, Leo Kruczek, Joseph Malignaggi, David Nadien, Gene Orloff, Raoul Poliakin, Max Polikoff, Matthew Raimondi, Irving Spice, Louis Stone, Frederick Buldrini (v); Al Brown & His Tunetoppers, Harold Coletta (viola); Abe Kessler, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Harvey Shapiro (cello); César Camargo Mariano (p, arr.); Antonio Carlos Jobim (g, p, voc); Helio Delmiro, Paulo Jobim, Claudio Luiz (g); Luís Alves, Ron Carter, Richard Davis, George Duvivier, Luizão Maia (b); Chico Batera, George Devens, Dom Um Romão, Bobby Rosengarden (perc); Airto Moreira, João Palma (perc, dr); Paulinho Braga, Claudio Slon (dr); Bill Hitchcock (cond); Eumir Deodato (arr., cond); Claus Ogerman (arr., cond., prod.); Aloysio de Oliveira, Creed Taylo (prod.); Allan Tucker (mastering); Joe McEwen (sequencing, selection); Al Young (liner notes); Ray Avery (photography); Clayton Junior (illustrations); Hollis King (art direction); Bryan Koniarz (supervisor)


  1. Fotografia (Photograph)
  2. Água de Beber (Water To Drink)
  3. Look To The Sky
  4. Chovendo Na Roseira
(Double Rainbow)
  5. Tide
  6. Corcovado
(Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  7. Desafinado (Off Key)
  8. Captain Bacardi
  9. Ana Luiza
10. Caribe
11. Nuvens Douradas
(Golden Clouds)x
(Jobim)
(DeMoraes/Jobim)
(Jobim)
(Jobim)
(Jobim)
(Jobim)
(Gillespie)
(Jobim)
(Jobim)
(Jobim)
(Jobim)
     

What constitutes "Bar Jazz" is anyone's guess...perhaps it's the smoky, lounge lizard, romantic stuff that people associate with after 10 p.m. This sampler of 18 tracks is all over the map, with some fine singing from Billie Holiday, Mel Tormé and Anita O'Day, one contemporary cut from Freddy Cole, and another from the out-of-league Ruth Cameron. There's some fine playing from Kenny Burrell, Gerry Mulligan,or Oscar Peterson, and a stellar "'Round Midnight" from Stan Getz. Also out of place are the selections from faux-jazzmen Walter Wanderley and Xavier Cugat. From standards and ballads, swing to some bop and Brazilian sounds, this might have been what a dusky nightclub might have felt like, perhaps the Copacabana, during the '50s and '60s. It has little relevance to today, and is nothing more than a nostalgia trip. Bar Jazz / Various Artists
recorded: January 7, 1957 - October 13, 1999
issued: March 11, 2008, CD UNIVERSAL JAPAN UCCM4068

Ruth Cameron, Billie Holiday, Anita O'Day, Mel Tormé (voc); Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster (ts); Phil Woods (sax); LEO WRIGHT (fl, as); Bud Shank (as); Joseph Singer (fr-h); Art Farmer (fl-h); Harry "Sweets" Edison, Dizzy Gillespie (tp); Bob Brookmeyer, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green (tb); Raymond Beckenstein (fl); Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, Barry Galbraith, Jim Hall, Barney Kessel, John Pizzarelli, Jimmy Raney, Wally Richardson, Howard Roberts, Bola Sete (g); Antonio Carlos Jobim (g, p); Bob Corwin, Gene Harris, Jan Johansson, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Don Randi, Jimmy Rowles (p); Freddy Cole (p, voc); Alan Broadbent (p, arr.); Walter Wanderley (org); Dave Hildinger, Gary McFarland, Cal Tjader (vib); Art Van Damme (acc); Ray Brown, Bob Cranshaw, Bill Crow, Charlie Haden, Milt Hinton, Jose Marino, Red Mitchell, Ralph Pena, Milan Pilar, Andy Simpkins, Chris White (b); Carmen Costa, Willie Rodriguez (perc); Dom Um Romão, Bobby Rosengarden, Claudio Slon (perc, dr); Rudy Collins, Bill Dowdy, Osie Johnson, Sperie Karas, Mel Lewis, Larance Marable, Johnny Rae, Eddie Rubin, Alvin Stoller, Grady Tate, Ed Thigpen (dr); Hal Mooney (orch. arr.); Russell Garcia, Claus Ogerman (cond., string arr.); Xavier Cugat (cond.); Matthias Kunnecke (compilation); Emile Berliner (mastering); Knut Schotteldreier (design)


  1. Captain Bacardi / Antonio Carlos Jobim
  2. Dreamsville / Shirley Scott
  3. Moonlight Cocktail / Mel Tormé
  4. Rose Room / Kenny Burrell
  5. Cocktails for Two / Coleman Hawkins ...
  6. Sherry Blue / Don Randi Trio
  7. In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town / Dizzy Gillespie
  8. The Bobo / Walter Wanderley
  9. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) / Billie Holiday
10. Night Lights / Gerry Mulligan
11. Something Cool / Ruth Cameron
12. 'Round Midnight / Stan Getz
13. Cheers / Art VanDamme
14. Daiquiri / Xavier Cugat & His ...
15. After Hours / Three Sounds
16. Waiter, Ask the Man to Play the Blues / Freddy Cole
17. The Strut / Oscar Peterson Trio
18. The Party's Over / Anita O'Day, Cal Tjader
     


  VIDEOS  

A Night In Tunisia A Musical Portrait / Dizzy Gillespie
issues: 1991 VHS & Compact Disc VIEW VIDEO 1315 ; VIEW VIDEO 8151 ;
September 17, 1992 VHS XENON 1315 ; October 10, 2000 VHS 320076

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: DIZZY GILLESPIE, BILLY BUTTERFIELD, ROGER GUERIN, JIMMY NOTTINGHAM (tp); ÅKE PERSSON, FRANK REHAK (tb); JIMMY WALLACE (b-tb); LEO WRIGHT (fl, as); JULIUS WATKINS, JOHN BURDEN, ANDREW MC GAVIN (fr-h); GERD ? (b); RUDY COLLINS (dr)


  1. Night In Tunisia
  2. Emanon
  3. Chega De Saudade
  4. Con Alma
  5. This Is The Way
  6. Kush
(Gillespie/Paparelli)
(Gillespie)
(Jobim)
(Gillespie)
(Schrifrin)
(Gillespie)

Legend Dizzy Gillespie helped give birth to the Bebop era with his composition 'A Night In Tunisia'. Dizzy wrote a list of jazz standards "that is staggering in its impact", and he was "by far the most influential trumpeter in the world" wrote Leonard Feather, the noted Jazz critic who also appears in this film. In 1955, Dizzy was the first Jazz musician ever selected by The State Department for an international goodwill tour. More than 30 years later, he is still spreading his musical diplomacy. He received worldwide media coverage and acclaim as American Ambassador of music and good will at four special peace concerts in Moscow, East-Berlin, Prague and Warsaw. This exciting video begins with Dizzy's band in rehearsal and culmina- tes in a dynamic live concert performance. Dizzy shows and tells of the magic moment in 1942 when he composed this anthem of the bebop era, introducing Afro-cuban rhythms to the mainstream of American jazz and breaking new musical ground for bass players. A dynamic live concert performance highlights Dizzy´s unique talents as we become a video witness to the birth of the Bebop. (28 minutes, color)
     




Performances of Jazz legends Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, and John Coltrane’s on one Jazz Casual DVD. Also features 2 audio options (original mono or 5.1 enhanced sound), amazing animated menues and a vignette of Ralph J. Gleason’s life. [100 min. B&W]. Jazz great John Birks 'Dizzy' Gillespie trumpets with his quintet in this four-song set, which is a black and white episode of Jazz Casual, music critic Ralph J. Gleason's renowned series for National Educational Television. Aired January 17, 1961, this program features Gillespie's work during his middle period. Wright and Gillespie play standard bop heads in this interesting if unexceptional set of tunes. It's typical Dizzy fare from the early '60s - there are moments that fascinate in his solos and the ensemble work, but much of it leaves you wanting more. The most intriguing number is an excerpt from the extended Gillespiana suite.
                             --
Count Basie performs here in a quartet context. The casually attired, chain smoking legend improvises on the spot and reminisces with producer/host Ralph Gleason. He shows you a side of himself


that completes the picture of one of the godfathers of jazz. The usually ebullient Mr. Gillespie is rather reserved here, but as always his playing is stunning. He would continue to play well into the '90s, but his middle-period work,as captured in this Jazz Casual episode, is remembered fondly by many as some of his most important and enjoyable. It was his comfort with, and trust in, Ralph Gleason that got John Coltrane to perform on this show. For those of us who saw him live in his prime, this is a pleasant reminder of just how magnificent and singular an American artist John Coltrane was. For many, the golden age of jazz came to an end when Trane died at such a young age. Toby Gleason is a 30-year music-business veteran, nationally credited voiceover performer, and son of Ralph J. Gleason.
Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual / Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie &
John Coltrane

original release: March 23, 1999 VHS RHINO 2582 ;
re-issues: 1999 VHS RHINO 2586 ; August 22, 2000 DVD RHINO 976664
Basie, Gillespie, and Coltrane’s Jazz Casual stints are also available on individual VHS tapes (selection numbers: 2582, 2586, and 2581).
Special features: animated menues, region code: 1 (US & Canada), running time: 90 min.

Show 1  Count Basie  aired: May 6, 1968.
COUNT BASIE (p); FREDDIE GREEN (g); NORMAN KEENAN (b); SONNY PAYNE (dr)


  1. I Don't Know
  2. Handful Of Keys
  3. Untitled
  4. Squeeze Me
  5. Twenty Minutes After Three Blues
  6. I'm Gonna Love You As Long As I Live
  7. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
  8. National Educational Television Blues


All written by Count Basie


Show 2  Dizzy Gillespie  aired: January 17, 1961 on National Educational Television.
DIZZY GILLESPIE (tp); LEO WRIGHT (as, fl); LALO SCHIFRIN (p); BOB CUNNINGHAM (b); CHUCK LAMPKIN (dr)


  1. Norm's Norm  (Dizzy Gillespie)
  2. Lorraine  (Dizzy Gillespie)
  3. Blues After Dark  (Benny Golson)
  4. Toccata from Gillespiana  (Lalo Schifrin)


Show 3  John Coltrane  aired: January 4, 1964.
JOHN COLTRANE (ss, ts); MC COY TYNER (p); JIMMY GARRISON (b); ELVIN JONES (dr)


  1. Intro Theme: National Educational TV Blues
  2. Afro Blue
  3. Alabama
  4. Impressions
  Review:    
The first DVD of Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual TV series combines 3 separate 30-minute programs previously available individually as videos; obviously this is the better way to acquire them, both financially and from a preservation standpoint. Count Basie's appearance is a bit unusual. Gleason parks himself next to the piano following the opening number and remains there throughout the show, making Basie seem nervous and rather uncomfortable with his host during the interview excerpts and rarely, if ever, looking Gleason in the eye while talking to him. Gleason was not a rookie at doing on-camera interviews of musicians, so this presumptuous way of lingering so close seems a bit odd. Fortunately, Basie is often rather humorous in a dry way, such as offering that everyone has a better version of 'One O'Clock Jump' than he does and explaining that he was at one time a drummer but became discouraged after hearing Duke Ellington's drummer Sonny Greer. Basie is joined by his long-time rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, drummer Sonny Payne and bassist Norman Keenan; they primarily stick to blues, though there are surprises, such as the leader breaking suddenly into Fats Waller's 'Handful of Keys'. Unfortunately, Gleason's hovering close to the piano seems to distract Basie, who cuts off five of the songs after less than two minutes. The closing improvised blues, entitled "Na- tional Educational Television Blues", has become the theme song for this series of videotapes and DVDs; it´s heard in its complete form rather than being faded out as most closing numbers are in this series. It is obvious that the format Gleason used on other programs, one extended interview, or in one case, omitting the interview, makes for a smoother, more satisfying show. Dizzy Gillespie's appearance is more satisfying, as Gleason sticks to just one off-stage interview following the blistering opener, 'Norm's Norm'. The tasty 'Lorraine', a soft yet complex blues named   in honor of Dizzy's wife, features Leo Wright on flute, the leader on muted trumpet, as well as a bluesy solo by pianist Lalo Schifrin. 'Blues After Dark' has an Afro-Cuban touch, and they wrap with Schifrin's powerful Toccata from his 'Gillespiana Suite' Gillespie's quintet also includes bassist Bob Cunningham and drummer Chuck Lampkin, tapes that Rhino still sells separately. During the interview segment, Gleason and Gillespie discuss the growth of original compositions played by jazz musicians, differences in blues interpretations, and how playing piano helped him as a composer and arranger. Gleason is back at the side of the piano from the start of the John Coltrane Quartet's appearance on his show, but by 1964 these veterans had played so many gigs together they had probably put up with much worse. Coltrane declined to be interviewed, preferring to let the music speak for itself; it's just as well, because they needed every minute available to get their three numbers on videotape. They open with their sensational interpretation of 'Afro Blue', which rivals any of their several live versions released on LPs and/or CDs. Coltrane's soprano sax reigns supreme, though McCoy Tyner's intense piano solo is also very impressive. Col- trane switches to tenor sax for the remainder of the program, which includes his mournful 'Alabama' (written in honor of 4 young girls senselessly murdered by a bomb placed in a church just a short time prior to its composition) and 'Impressions', which sadly isn't quite complete by the time the show had to be faded out; bassist Jimmy Garrison takes an ex- tended solo, and the dynamic drummer Elvin Jones drives the band without overwhelming it in the studio, restraining his thunderous onstage sound. This performance is clearly the best of the three on this DVD, especially because there is so little videotape of Coltrane in performance with sound, although all three are recommended individually on the video.  
       


Reviews: John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, trumpeter, bandleader, entertainer was 43 and still at the peak of his powers when he appeared with his quintet on Ralph J. Gleason's performance-interview TV program, Jazz Casual, in early 1961. And while his style had become somewhat cooler since the days when he and Charlie Parker led jazz's bebop revolution, this four-song set is as identifiably Dizzy as his trademark up-tilted horn and ballooning cheeks. The tunes, from Benny Golson's mid-tempo 'Blues After Dark' to Dizzy's own 'Lorraine' (with an exotic, sinuous melody reminiscent of his more famous 'Night In Tunisia'), are invariably swinging, with fine solo turns by Gillespie, saxophonist / flutist Leo Wright, and a pianist named Lalo Schifrin. That's the same Schifrin, who, within a few short years would achieve pop music immortality by composing the Mission Impossible theme. From the Back Cover The usually ebullient Mr. Gillespie is rather reserved here, but as always his playing is stunning. He would continue to play well into the 90's, but his middle-period work, as captured in this Jazz Casual episode, is remembered fondly by many as some of his most important and enjoyable. Noted music critic Ralph Gleason created, produced and hosted this landmark public television program, which, from 1960 to 1968, presented some of the true legends of the jazz world in an intimate and informal setting. Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual / Dizzy Gillespie
recorded: January 17, 1961 live in a studio
issued: August 10, 1999 VHS RHINO RECORDS 2586, WEA Distribution
This is part of Rhino Home Video's Ralph J. Gleason's Jazz Casual Series. Also available in a video 3-pack with Mel Torme's Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual and Cannonball Adderley's Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual.

This 30 minute black & white 1961 TV show presented by Ralph Gleason features music & interviews with DIZZY GILLESPIE (tp) and sidemen LALO SCHIFRIN (p), LEO WRIGHT (as), BOB CUNNINGHAM (b), CHUCK LAMPKIN (dr) & THE LEA JANE SINGERS, THE JORDANAIRES (backgr. voc).


  1. Norm´s Norm  (Dizzy Gillespie)
  2. Lorraine  (Dizzy Gillespie)
  3. Blues After Dark  (Benny Golson)
  4. Toccata from Gillespiana  (Lalo Schifrin)
        & more

Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual  was a program created and aired between 1960-1968 on National Educational Television. This video contains a complete original installment of one program, as well as an original Rhino produced short on the life and times of Ralph J. Gleason.
     



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Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual / Dizzy Gillespie & Mel Tormé
issues: Nov. 19, 2001 IDVD 1009 (NIGHT AND DAY Distribution) ; DVD Video 4711089
60 min., b&w, hi-fi mono. This DVD features two shows:

Show 1:  The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet  aired: January 17, 1961
DIZZY GILLESPIE (tp), LALO SCHIFRIN (p), LEO WRIGHT (sax), BOB CUNNINGHAM (b), CHUCK LAMPKIN (dr)


  1. Norm's Norm  (Dizzy Gillespie)
  2. Lorraine  (Dizzy Gillespie)
  3. Blues After Dark  (Benny Golson)
  4. Toccata from Gillespiana  (Lalo Schifrin)

Show 2:  Mel Tormé & The Benny Barth Trio  aired: May 2, 1964
MEL TORMÉ (voc), GARY LANG (p), PERRY LIND (b), BENNY BARTH (dr)


  1. Route 66  (B. Troupe)
  2. Quiet Night  (Jobim)
  3. We've Got A World That Swings  (Mattis/Brown)
  4. Comin' Home Baby  (Tucker/Dorough)
  5. Sidney´s Soliloquy  (Wisner)
  6. Dat Dere  (unknown)
  7. When Sunny Gets Blue  (Fischer)

     
 
DVD liner notes   DVD liner notes
The legendary John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917-1993) was always more than just one of the great Jazz trumpeters of all time. A superlative musician of dazzling, astonishing technique, Gillespie was one of the key founders of the Bebop movement of the 40ies, to the point that his goatee, beret and "bop glasses" came to epitomize the new, revolutionary style. One of the masters of the Bopisism, Gillespie also was the first jazzman to seriously experiment with Afro-Cuban rhythms, the leader of two of the most exciting big bands in history, a composer of note, a masterful showman onstage, and an enthusiastic, quick-witted personality off it. In many respects Diz, as he was universally known, showed the vary to every post-war trumpeter in the jazz field. In this legendary Jazz Casual the faciled trum- peter heads a quintet which features a young Lalo Schifrin (prior to his emergence as a top-notch Hollywood composer) plus the little known but superb saxophonist Leo Wright. Diz and his men are in peak form at this live performance...   Probably the most versatile firgure in the jazz field, Mel Tormé (1925-1999) was one of the most exciting vocalists of the last fourty years, a talented literaray writer, an excellent arranger, a highly skilled drummer, a songwriter who created different standards, an actor of note, and, in all, a most compelling personality. A show-business boy wonder from a very early age, singer Tormé was initially nicknamed the "Velvet Fog" for his sustained, dark-toned vocals. Throughout the Fifties, Tormé´s voice became actually stronger, developing into a top-notch vehicle for his superb improvising skills, splendid control and very personal approach to ballads. It was during this period that Tormé made classic albums such as 'The Tormé Touch', 'Back In Town' or 'Swings Shubert Alley'. This classic Jazz Casual broadcast showcases the great Mel Tormé in superb artistic form ...  A true delight for all Jazz aficionados.
     


This fantastic DVD features live American TV broadcasts of four of the most outstanding musicians of the twentieth-century. Recorded during the 1960's, these programs are precious gems from the golden age of Jazz.
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20th Century Jazz Masters / Dizzy Gillespie plus Cannonball Adderley, Muggsy Spanier & Joe Sullivan
issued: IDEM IDVD1050. Total time: 120 minutes. This DVD features four shows:

Show 1: The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet  originally released: January 17, 1961
DIZZY GILLESPIE (tp), LALO SCHIFRIN (p), LEO WRIGHT (sax), BOB CUNNINGHAM (b), CHUCK LAMPKIN (dr)

  1. Norm´s Norm
  2. Blues After Dark
  3. Lorraine
  4. Toccata from Gillespiana


Show 2: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Quintet  orig. released: Oct. 24, 1961
NAT ADDERLEY (cor), CANNONBALL ADDERLEY (as), JOE ZAWINUL (p), SAM JONES (b), LOUIS HAYES (dr)

  1. Scotch And Water
  2. Arriving Soon
  3. Unit Seven


Show 3: Muggsy Spanier's Dixieland Band  orig. released: December 6, 1963 MUGGSY SPANIER (cor), ROBERT MIELKE (tb), DARNELL HOWARD (cl), JOE SULLIVAN (p), GEORGE "POPS" FOSTER (b), EARL WATKINS (dr)
  1. St. Louis Blues
  2. Beale St. Blues
  3. Someday Sweetheart
  4. At The Jazz Band Bell


Show 4: Joe Sullivan (p)  orig. released: October 6, 1963
  1. Ginn Mill Blues
  2. Squeeze Me
  3. Little Rock Getaway
  4. Memories Of You
  5. Black And Blue
     

This edition of Monterey Jazz Festival boasts an unforgettable line-up. This reunion of talent in this town on the Pacific was memorable. The international jazz elite was reunited there to play a great variety of concerts. Highlights Of The 18th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival 1975
issued: DVD 60213

#1 AKIYOSHI-TABACKIN BIG BAND feat. CLARK TERRY; #2 PAUL DESMOND QUARTET: PAUL DESMOND (as), ED BICKERT (g), DON THOMPSON (b); JERRY FULLER (dr); #3 BILL EVANS TRIO; #4 DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA /w CAL TJADER, LEO WRIGHT (fl, a-fl); #5 BOBBY BLUE BLAND; #6 ETTA JAMES AND THE OUTLAWS; #7 MARIAN MC PARTLAND; #8 BILL EVANS, MARIAN McPARTLAND, JOHN LEWIS, PATRICE RUSHEN; #9,10 BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS, DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS; #11 JOHN LEWIS SEXTET feat. SVEN ASMUSSEN; #12 CHUCK MANGIONE QUARTET


  1. Henpecked Old Man
  2. Emily
  3. Up With The Lark
  4. Improvisation & Blues By Dizzy Gillespie
  5. I Wouldn't Treat A Dog
  6. Woman (Shake Your Booty)
  7. Piano Solo Afterglow
  8. Billie´s Bounce
  9. One Room Country Shack
10. And When I Die
11. Lyons Head
  (excerpt from MJQ 'Point Of View' Suite)
12. Ichano
     


STORYVILLE issue
Monterey Jazz Festival 1975
issued: Nov. 9, 1999 VHS STORYVILLE RECORDS SV 6021 (Den), 59 min., colour, mono ; 1032 1 DVD & VHS, B&W

AKIYOS HI-TABACKIN BIG BAND feat. CLARK TERRY; PAUL DESMOND QUARTET: PAUL DESMOND (as), ED BICKERT (g); DON THOMPSON (b); JERRY FULLER (dr) ; BILL EVANS TRIO; DIZZY GILLESPIE ORCHESTRA /w CAL TJADER, LEO WRIGHT (fl, a-fl); BOBBY BLUE BLAND; ETTA JAMES AND THE OUTLAWS; #7 MARIAN McPARTLAND; BILL EVANS, MARIAN McPARTLAND, JOHN LEWIS, PATRICE RUSHEN; BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS, DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS; JOHN LEWIS SEXTET feat. SVEN ASMUSSEN; CHUCK MANGIONE QUARTET
     

The Founding Fathers Of Be Bop / Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie
recorded: 1947-1961
issued: September 28, 2004 DVD EFOR FILMS 9039

Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc); Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, John Lynch, Matthew McKay (tp); Taswell Baird, Gordon Thomas, Al Moore (tb); Charlie Parker, Scoops Carey, LEO WRIGHT (as); Bill Frazier (ts); Pee Wee Moore (bar-s); Kenny "Pancho" Hagood, Helen Humes (voc); Dick Hyman, John Richard Lewis (p); Milt Jackson (vib); Sandy Block, Bob Cunningham  (b); Joe Harris, Chuck Lampkin, Charlie Smith (dr); Gil Fuller (arr)


  1. Hot House
  2. Salt Peanuts
  3. Be Bab A Lee'ba
  4. Oop Bop Sh'bam
  5. I Waited For You
  6. Crazy About A Man
  7. One Bass Hit
  8. He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped
  9. Things To Come
10. Lorraine
(Dameron)
(Clarke/Gillespie)
(Humes)
(Fuller/Gillespie)
(Fuller/Gillespie)
(Humes)
(Fuller/Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
(Fuller/Gillespie)
(Gillespie)
     




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