Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, Vol. 3

Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, Vol. 3


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Volume three of a five-CD set issued by the Smithsonian, this set starts off with a short history lesson on the music of Duke Ellington, beginning with 1927's "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" and finishing with 1941's "In a Mellotone." From there on, however, the set moves straight into bop territory with essential sides from Dizzy Gillespie ("I Can't Get Started," "Shaw 'Nuff"), Don Byas and Slam Stewart ("I Got Rhythm"), Erroll Garner ("Fantasy on Frankie and Johnny"), Bud Powell ("Night in Tunisia"), Dexter Gordon ("Bikini"), and Tadd Dameron ("Lady Bird"). But the bulk of this set is turned over to the recordings of Charlie Parker, featuring "Ko Ko," "Embraceable You," two takes of "Crazeology," and his 1946 appearance at Jazz at the Philharmonic, playing on "Lady, Be Good" in the company of Lester Young, Howard McGhee, Willie Smith, and high-note trumpeter Al Killian.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/1992
Label: Smithsonian Collect.
UPC: 0033251033428
catalogNumber: 333

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jazz at the Philharmonic   Track Performer
Don Byas   Track Performer
Bud Powell Trio   Track Performer
Dexter Gordon Quartet   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer,Contributor
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer,Contributor
Dexter Gordon   Contributor
Bud Powell   Contributor
Slam Stewart   Contributor
Ray Brown   Composer
Duke Ellington   Contributor
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Charlie Parker   Contributor
Margaret Robinson   Producer
Jack Towers   Engineer
Traditional   Composer

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