Verve Jazz Masters 20 - Introducing Jazz Masters
Audio CD (April 19, 1994)
Original Release Date: April 19, 1994
Label: Polygram Records
Bitrate: 192-320 kbps
Recorded between 1950 and 1972. Includes liner notes by Chris Albertson, David Dunn, Benjamin Franklin V, Carl Woldeck, Francis Davis, Peter Pullman, Scott DeVeaux, Kevin Whitehead, Kenny Washington, James Gavin, Jon Schapiro, Art Lange, John ... Full DescriptionLitweller, John McDonough and Jessica Raimi. INTRODUCING THE VERVE JAZZ MASTERS is a sixteen-track sampler of cuts by artists who are part of the Verve Jazz Masters series. INTRODUCING... is this series' twentieth release.
If you want to listen to a huge variety of jazz icons all together in one CD, then you're in for a delight with this outstanding compilation CD. Most of the famous jazz giants are represented here - from the majestic royalties Count Basie and Duke Ellington to the original divas Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, and not to mention Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Erroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie and Wes Montgomery.
Louis Armstrong opens up with Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things" and invites you for a "trip to the moon on gossamer wings." Sarah Vaughan presents her tantalizing vocals in "Lullaby of Birdland" and shows off her versatility in scat singing. Stan Getz performs a Bossa Nova staple "The Girl From Ipanema" with vocals from the husband-and-wife team of João and Astrud Gilberto.
Bill Evans contributes his delicate touch on the ivories as he plays "Here's That Rainy Day." Every tune that Mr. Evans plays becomes a beautiful masterpiece. Erroll Garner plays his signature composition "Misty" with an enchanting arrangement making it one of the best tracks. Count Basie wraps up this presentation with a beautiful tune that takes you back to the fifties, "April In Paris," a composition by Vernon Duke and Yip Harburg.
The First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald does a swinging Rodgers & Hart song, "Everything I've Got" while Dinah Washington sings another beautiful version of Maria Grover and Stanley Adams' "What A Diff'rence A Day Made" (the other fabulous version is found in Diana Ross' charming album, Blue).
"What a diff'rence a day made
Twenty-four little hours
Brought the sun and the flowers
Where there used to be rain
My yesterday was blue, dear
Today, I'm a part of you, dear
My lonely nights are thru, dear
Since you said you were mine
What a diff'rence a day makes
There's a rainbow before me
Skies above can't be stormy
Since that moment of bliss
That thrilling kiss
It's heaven when you find romance on your menu
What a diff'rence a day made
And the diff'rence is...you"
With this CD, there is something wonderful to unfold if you're a fan of any of these jazz greats. If you're a fan of all of them, then so much the better. It's very rare to find an incredible collection such as this. It's a rare find...so check this out and enjoy! ~ Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue*
Verve Jazz Masters 20 - Introducing Jazz Masters Tracks:
01 Just One Of Those Things (Louis Armstrong)
02 Woody ‘N’ You (Oscar Peterson)
03 Lullaby Of Birdland (Sarah Vaughan)
04 Tour De Force (Dizzy Gillespie)
05 The Girl From Ipanema (Stan Getz)
06 Diminuendo In Blue And Blow By Blow (Duke Ellington)
07 Captain Marvel (Chick Corea)
08 Ev’rything I’ve Got (Ella Fitzgerald)
09 Impressions (Wes Montgomery)
10 Love Me Or Leave Me (Nina Simone)
11 Star Eyes (Charlie Parker)
12 Here’s That Rainy Day (Bill Evans)
13 What A Diff’rence A Day Made (Dinah Washington)
14 Misty (Erroll Garner)
15 A Fine Romance (Billie Holiday)
16 April In Paris (Count Basie)