Jazz at the Philharmonic - Milestones of Legends (10CD)

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Dizzy Gilespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and others

Norman Granz (1918 - 2001) started out as a born marketing genius to become arguably the most important music producer in the history of Jazz. On his Norgran, Clef, Verve and Pablo recording labels he produced almost all of the most important artists in Swing and Bebop: from Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington and Count Basie, Colman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster to Stan Getz and John Coltrane, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Oscar Peterson.

It all started on July 2, 1944, when Granz staged his first Jazz at The Philharmonic concert at the Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles. At a time when Jazz-music evolved from Swing to Bebop, when the era of the big bands was fading out and the soloists heading a quartet or quintet started to dominate the scene, Granz decided to make the best of this situation: he hired the finest rhythm sections possible, the giants among trumpet - and saxophone players and had them all perform together in a large auditorium instead of small, intimate night clubs.

The looseness and informality of a typical after hour night club jam session, which often had a contest for the best tenor player or trumpeter on the stand, was the core of his successful concert series in the forties. The audiences’ enthusiasm was reminding of the beginning of the rock’n roll era and in fact the seeds were planted here. This 10 CD collection offers the best concerts which Granz produced between the start in 1944 and the American ending of the annual American tours in late 1957, after which he continued the series in Europe and Japan. Some of these appear here for the first time on CD.

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Tracklisting:

Disc: 1
1. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - Lester Leaps In
2. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - Tea For Two
3. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - Blues
4. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - Body And Soul
5. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - C-Jam Blues
6. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - Sweet Lorraine
7. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - The Man I Love
8. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - I've Found A New Baby
9. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - Rosetta
10. Nat King Cole, Jay Jay Johnson, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul - Buble Call Rag

Disc: 2
1. Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Howard Mcghee, Lester Young - Blues For Norman
2. Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Howard Mcghee, Lester Young - Oh, Lady, Be Good!
3. Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Howard Mcghee, Lester Young - I Can't Get Started
4. Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Howard Mcghee, Lester Young - After You've Gone
5. Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Howard Mcghee, Lester Young - Crazy Rhythm
6. Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Howard Mcghee, Lester Young - The Man I love
7. Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Howard Mcghee, Lester Young - Sweet Georgia Brown

 

Disc: 3
1. Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Buck Clayton - Philharmonic Blues
2. Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Buck Clayton - Oh, Lady, Be Good!
3. Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Buck Clayton - I Can't Get Started
4. Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Buck Clayton - Sweet Georgia Brown
5. Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Buck Clayton - The Man I Love
6. Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Buck Clayton - Slow Drag

 

Disc: 4
1. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - Blues
2. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - Blues
3. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - Just You, Just Me
4. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - I Got Rhythm
5. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - My Blue Heaven
6. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - Play, Fiddle, Play
7. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - Flying Home
8. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - Perdido
9. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - Mordido
10. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - I Surrender, Dear
11. Dizzy Gillespie, Jay Jay Johnson, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Hank Jones - Endido

 

Disc: 5
1. Norman Granz - Introduction
2. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - The Opener
3. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Lester Leaps in
4. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Embreacable You
5. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - The Closer
6. Norman Granz - Introduction Of Ella Fitzgerald
7. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Robin's Nest
8. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - A New Shade Of Blues
9. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Mother Hubbard
10. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Just A Lucky So-And-So
11. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Somebody Loves Me
12. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Basin Street Blues
13. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Ow!
14. Norman Granz - Announcement
15. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Flying Home

 

Disc: 6
1. Norman Granz - Introduction Of Oscar Peterson
2. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Fine And Dandy
3. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - I Only Have Eyes For You
4. Norman Granz - Announcement
5. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Carnegie Blues
6. Norman Granz - Introduction Of Coleman Hawkins
7. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Body And Soul
8. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Rifftide
9. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - The Big Head
10. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Stuffy
11. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Sophisticated Lady
12. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Ol'Man River
13. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Air Mail Special
14. Norman Granz - Introduction Of Ella Fitzgerald
15. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Oh, Lady, Be Good!
16. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Black Coffee
17. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - A-Tisket, A-Tasket
18. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - How High The Moon?
19. Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson - Perdido

 

Disc: 7
1. Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Oscar Peterson - Cool Blues
2. Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Oscar Peterson - Ballad Medley: September Song/Someone To Watch Over Me/Flamingo/I Can't Get Started/Makin' Whoopee/ Young Man With A Horn/Embraceable You
3. Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Oscar Peterson - The Challenges
4. Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Oscar Peterson - Norgran Blues
5. Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Oscar Peterson - I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance

 

Disc: 8
1. Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Oscar Peterson - Jam Session Blues
2. Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Oscar Peterson - Ballad Medley: I Can't Get Started/Summertime/Sweet Lorrain/It's The Talk Of The Town/Cocktails For Two
3. Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Oscar Peterson - The Trumpet Battle
4. Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Oscar Peterson - Jazz Concert Blues
5. Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Oscar Peterson - The Challenges
6. Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Bill Harris, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Oscar Peterson - The Ballad Medley: The Man I Love/Tenderly/Imagination/I'll Never Be The Same/Stardus

 

Disc: 9
1. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - It's Alright With Me
2. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Don'cha Go Away Mad
3. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered
4. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - These Foolish Things
5. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Ill Wind
6. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Goody, Goody
7. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Moonlight In Vermont
8. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Them There Eyes
9. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Stompin' At The Savoy
10. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Billie's Bounce
11. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - My Funny Valentine
12. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Crazy Rhythm
13. Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Jay Jay Johnson, Coleman Hawkins - Blues In The Closet

 

Disc: 10
1. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - Now's The Time
2. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - Round About Midnight
3. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - D & E Blues
4. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - Bean Stalkin'
5. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - The Nearness Of You
6. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - Time On My Hands
7. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - The Walker
8. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - Tea For Two
9. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - Blue Moon
10. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - Cocktails For Two
11. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - Kerry
12. Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge, John Lewis - Stuffy