55 Years of Jazz

55 Years of Jazz

CD(Bonus DVD)

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Delmark Records is more than an institution in the jazz and blues world. Founder and owner Bob Koester celebrated 55 years by issuing two collections of seminal blues and jazz recordings by artists across the spectrum of both genres. This double disc contains a CD with 17 cuts by legends and obscurities in jazz, including King Curtis, Sun Ra, Coleman Hawkins, Art Hodes, Curtis Fuller, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, and Malachi Thompson. Some of the new cats include the Deep Blue Organ Trio, Ted Sirota, and Eric Alexander. Disc one is loaded with excellent and sometimes rousing performances. There is also a DVD in the package, with performances by Ari Brown, Fred Anderson, Ritual Trio, Chicago Underground Duo, and Nicole Mitchell. For the price, this set is literally unbeatable.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2008
Label: Delmark
UPC: 0038153091422
catalogNumber: 914
Rank: 99242


Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Lewis   Clarinet
Gary Bartz   Alto Saxophone
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Billy Harper   Tenor Saxophone
Art Hodes   Piano
Franz Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Budd Johnson   Baritone Saxophone
Leo Parker   Alto Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Julian Priester   Trombone
Max Roach   Drums
Malachi Thompson   Trumpet
Georg Brunis   Trombone
Barrett Deems   Drums
Kid Howard   Trumpet
Alton Purnell   Piano
Jim Robinson   Trombone
Richard Evans   Bass
Brad Goode   Trumpet
Mickey Baker   Guitar
John Gorman   Valve Trombone
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Kahil El'Zabar   Kalimba
Steve Berry   Trombone
Ray Abrams   Tenor Saxophone
Eric Alexander   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Anderson   Trumpet
Harrison Bankhead   Bass
Robert Barry   Drums
Bobby Broom   Guitar
Ari Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Elmer Brown   Trumpet
Kirk Brown   Piano
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Wilbur Campbell   Drums
Steve Davis   Trombone
Hamid Drake   Drums
George Fludas   Drums
Wilburn Green   Electric Bass
Francine Griffin   Vocals
Clyde Hart   Piano
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Arthur Hoyle   Trumpet
Yosef Ben Israel   Bass
Andy Johnson   Piano
Harold Mabern   Piano
Laurence Marrero   Banjo
Bill McFarland   Trombone
Stewart Miller   Bass
Truck Parham   Bass
Jeff Parker   Guitar
Pat Patrick   Baritone Saxophone
Sun Ra   Piano
Jim Rotondi   Trumpet
James Scales   Alto Saxophone
David Spencer   Trumpet
Nappy Trottier   Trumpet
Joe Watkins   Drums
John Webber   Bass
John Whitfield   Bass
Pharez Whitted   Trumpet
Avreeayl Ra   Drums
Jeb Bishop   Trombone
Ed Petersen   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Herndon   Timpani
Vic Coulson   Trumpet
Ed Van Dever   Trumpet
Leonard Lowry   Alto Saxophone
Ted Sirota   Drums
Dave Young Orchestra   Trumpet
David Boykin   Tenor Saxophone
Clark Sommers   Bass
Joseph "Slow Drag" Pauageau   Bass
Nicole Mitchell   Flute
Jason Ajemian   Acoustic Bass,electronics
Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre & The Light   Tenor Saxophone
Kirk Tracy   Trombone
Leon Jr. Joyce   Drums
Geof Bradfield   Tenor Saxophone
Yves Francois   Trumpet
Greg Rockingham   Drums
David Allen Young   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Tomeka Reid   Cello
Roland Pilz   Cornet
Karl Montzka   Piano
Voltaire de Faut   Clarinet
Joshua Abrams   Bass
Chad Taylor   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Lester Young   Composer
Kahil El'Zabar   Composer
Ari Brown   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Sun Ra   Composer
Jimmy Rogers   Composer
Lloyd Sachs   Liner Notes
William Tyers   Composer
Chicago Underground Duo   Composer
Ted Sirota   Composer
Kalaparusha   Composer
Chad Taylor   Instrumentation

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