Masters of Jazz, Vol. 1: Traditional Classics

Masters of Jazz, Vol. 1: Traditional Classics


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Masters Of Jazz 1: Traditional Classics is the first installment in Rhino's attempt to distill the history of jazz to a handful of discs. Of course, that means that it designed with the neophyte in mind -- scholars and jazz purists, who always disdian various artists collections and compilations in general, will find the cut and paste nature of the series overwhelmingly frustrating. However, if you are looking for an introduction to a genre as rich and complex as jazz, Masters of Jazz does a fairly good job. Masters Of Jazz 1: Traditional Classics covers a number of standards that need to be known by any jazz fan, such as Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose," and Bessie Smith's "St. Louis Blues," Benny Goodman's "That's A Plenty," Duke Ellington's "Black and Tan Fantasie," and Louie Armstrong's "Struttin' With Some Barbecue." While the artists involved may have written or recorded songs that are equally classic -- and several classic artists are nowhere to be seem -- Tradtionatl Classics remains an excellent overview of the early years of recorded jazz and the compositions and styles that provided the foundation of the entire genre.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/1996
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227246822
catalogNumber: 72468

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bessie Smith   Vocals,Track Performer
Buster Bailey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Casey   Guitar
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Eddie Condon   Guitar
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Track Performer
Max Kaminsky   Trumpet
Gene Krupa   Drums
Eddie Lang   Banjo,Guitar,Track Performer
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Jelly Roll Morton   Piano,Dialogue
King Oliver   Cornet
Kid Ory   Trombone
Ben Pollack   Drums
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals
Joe Venuti   Violin,Track Performer
Fats Waller   Organ,Piano,Celeste,Vocals,Track Performer
Red Nichols   Trumpet,Track Performer
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Georg Brunis   Trombone
Eddie Edwards   Trombone
Bob Haggart   Bass
Nick LaRocca   Cornet
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Louis Metcalf   Trumpet
Benny Morton   Trombone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Warren Smith   Trombone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Frankie Trumbauer   Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone,Track Performer
New Orleans Rhythm Kings   Track Performer
Bob Zurke   Piano
Coleman Hawkins   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Cornet,Dialogue
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Wellman Braud   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Louis Armstrong   Cornet,Vocals,Track Performer
Lil Armstrong   Piano
Baby Dodds   Drums
Sidney Bechet   Soprano Saxophone,Track Performer
Bix Beiderbecke   Cornet
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Dave Bowman   Piano
Bucky Calabrese   Bass
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet
Buddy Christian   Banjo
June Cole   Tuba
Charlie Dixon   Banjo
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Duke Ellington   Piano
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Chuck Folds   Piano
Fred Guy   Banjo
Lil Hardin   Piano
Jimmy Harrison   Trombone
Andrew Hilaire   Drums
Darnell Howard   Clarinet
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
Rudy Jackson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Piano
John Lindsay   Bass
Fred Longshaw   Reed Organ
Paul Mares   Cornet
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Glenn Miller   Trombone
Eddie Miller   Tenor Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Jerome Pasquall   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bill Rank   Trombone
Leon Roppolo   Clarinet
Tony Sbarbaro   Drums
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Bud Scott   Banjo,Vocals
Gene Sedric   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Larry Shields   Clarinet
Omer Simeon   Clarinet
Joe "Fox" Smith   Trumpet
Russell Smith   Trumpet
Bob Stark   Trumpet
Eva Taylor   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dave Tough   Drums
Clarence Williams   Piano
Jackie Williams   Drums
John Williams [double bass]   Bass
Harry Dial   Drums
Itzy Riskin   Piano
Morty Stuhlmaker   Bass
Bob Conselman   Drums
Art Miller   Bass
Mel Stitzel   Piano
Sid Stoneburn   Alto Saxophone
Ruby Weinstein   Trumpet
Bob Crosby's Bobcats   Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Fats Waller & His Rhythm   Track Performer
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers   Track Performer
Clarence Williams' Blue Five   Track Performer
Billy Taylor   Bass
Treg Brown   Banjo,Vocals
Bobby Stark   Trumpet
Otto Hardwick   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Original Dixieland Five   Track Performer
Ray Baudic   Drums
George Mitchell   Cornet
Doc Cheatham & His New York Quartet   Track Performer
WhoMadeWho   Piano

Technical Credits

Bob Crosby   Contributor
Bud Freeman   Contributor
Benny Goodman   Contributor
Jelly Roll Morton   Contributor
Kid Ory   Composer
Ben Pollack   Composer
Fats Waller   Contributor
Red Nichols   Contributor
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Frankie Trumbauer   Contributor
New Orleans Rhythm Kings   Contributor
Louis Armstrong   Contributor
James Austin   Producer
Sidney Bechet   Contributor
Marty Bloom   Contributor
Georg Brunis   Composer
Doc Cheatham   Contributor
Con Conrad   Composer
Duke Ellington   Arranger,Contributor
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger,Contributor
Will Friedwald   Producer,Liner Notes
Lil Hardin   Composer
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band   Contributor
Fred Longshaw   Contributor
Paul Mares   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Bert Williams   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Bix   Contributor
Clarence Williams' Blue Five   Contributor
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Original Dixieland Five   Contributor
Joe Young   Composer
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Anita Gonzales   Composer
Melville Stitzel   Composer

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