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Various Artists: The Best of Ken Burns Jazz [Box]

Track List

>Star Dust - Louis Armstrong
>Soon One Mornin' (Death Come A-Creepin' in My Room) - Jelly Roll Morton/Mississippi Fred McDowell
>Memphis Blues - Noble Sissle
>Livery Stable Blues - Original Dixieland Jazz Band - (featuring Bix Beiderbecke)
>Charleston - James P. Johnson/Louis Armstrong
>Chimes Blues, The - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
>Back Water Blues - Fletcher Henderson/Bessie Smith
>Pearls - Jelly Roll Morton/Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
>Dead Man Blues - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
>Wild Cat Blues - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
>Cake Walkin' Babies (From Home) - Count Basie & His Orchestra
>Sugar Foot Stomp - Fletcher Henderson/Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
>Heebie Jeebie - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet/Louis Armstrong
>Potato Head Blues - Thelonious Monk
>West End Blues - Sarah Vaughan & Her Trio/Louis Armstrong
>Mooche, The - Dave Brubeck/Duke Ellington
>East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Horace Silver & the Jazz Messengers
>Black Beauty - John Coltrane Quartet
>Mood Indigo - Miles Davis
>There Ain't No Sweet Man (Worth the Salt of My Tears) - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra/Paul Whiteman - (featuring Bix Beiderbecke)
>Singin' the Blues - Frankie Trumbauer - (featuring Bix Beiderbecke)
>Riverboat Shuffle - Frankie Trumbauer - (featuring Bix Beiderbecke)
>Hotter Than 'Ell - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Fletcher Henderson
>I Got rhythm - Ethel Waters
>It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington
>Echoes of Harlem - Duke Ellington
>Moten Swing - Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
>St. Louis Blues - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Jimmie Lunceford
>Ain't Misbehavin' - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Louis Armstrong
>For Dancers Only - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Jimmie Lunceford
>King Porter Stomp - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Benny Goodman
>Rose Room - Benny Goodman Sextet
>Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Benny Goodman
>Jumpin'at the Woodside - Count Basie/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
>Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today - Count Basie/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
>Lester Leaps In - Count Basie/Kansas City Seven
>Oh, Lady, Be Good! - Jo Jones
>Without Your Love - Her Orchestra/Billie Holiday
>Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
>God Bless the Child - Her Orchestra/Billie Holiday - (featuring Eddie Heywood)
>Three Little Words - Art Tatum
>Rebecca - Pete Johnson/Big Joe Turner
>Harlem Congo - Chick Webb/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
>A-Tisket A-Tisket - Chick Webb/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
>Shine - Django Reinhardt/Le Quartet Du Hot Club De France
>Dear Old Southland - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Noble Sissle
>Body and Soul - Coleman Hawkins
>Cotton Tail - Duke Ellington
>Take the "a" Train - Duke Ellington
>Begin the Beguine - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Artie Shaw
>In the Mood - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Glenn Miller
>Well, Git It! - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Tommy Dorsey
>Solitude - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Billie Holiday - (featuring Eddie Heywood)
>Drum Boogie - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra/Gene Krupa
>Salt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie
>Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
>Ko-Ko - Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers
>Scrapple From the Apple - Charlie Parker Quintet
>Embraceable You - Charlie Parker Quintet
>Get Happy - Bud Powell Trio
>Epistrophy - Thelonious Monk
>Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
>Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
>Moon Dreams - Miles Davis Nonet
>Just Friends - Charlie Parker
>Rockin' Chair - Louis Armstrong
>They Can't Take That Away From Me - Sarah Vaughan & Her Trio/Sarah Vaughan
>Walkin' Shoes - Chet Baker/Gerry Mulligan
>Fine & Mellow - Billie Holiday
>Doodlin' - Horace Silver/Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
>I Get a Kick Out of You - Clifford Brown/Max Roach
>St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
>Django - The Modern Jazz Quartet
>Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
>So What - Miles Davis Sextet
>Gaint Steps - John Coltrane Quartet
>Rick Kick Shaw - Cecil Taylor Trio
>Chronology - Ornette Coleman
>Original Faubus Fables - Charles Mingus
>Acknowledgment (From a Love Supreme) - John Coltrane Quartet
>Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
>Desafinado - Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd
>In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington/John Coltrane
>Tourist Point of View - Duke Ellington
>E.S. P. - Miles Davis Quintet
>Spanish Key [Single Version] - Miles Davis
>Birdland - Weather Report
>Mister Magic - Grover Washington, Jr.
>Rockit - Herbie Hancock
>Ange en Danger, Un - MC Solaar/Ron Carter
>Tanya - Dexter Gordon
>Soon All Will Know - Wynton Marsalis
>Death Letter - Cassandra Wilson
>Take the "A" Train - Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Album Notes

Compilation producers include: Ken Burns, Steve Berkowitz, Sarah Botstein, Michael Cuscuna, Peter Miller.

Includes liner notes by Ken Burns.

Digitally remastered by Seth Foster and Mark Wilder (Sony Studios, New York, New York).

This is part of the Columbia/Legacy Ken Burns JAZZ series.

Liner Note Author: Geoffrey C. Ward.

Recording information: 01/08/1925; 02/17/1927; 02/26/1917; 02/26/1926; 03/07/1919; 04/06/1923; 04/20/1926; 05/10/1927; 05/29/1925; 06/1925; 06/28/1928; 07/30/1923; 09/21/1926; 11/01/1928; 11/04/1931; 11/17/1930; 11/29/1926.

Photographers: Francis Wolff; William Gottlieb; Paul J. Hoeffler; Lee Tanner; Herman Leonard; Chuck Stewart; William Claxton; Austin Hansen; Otto Hesse; Cornell Capa.

Documentarian Ken Burns's ten-part JAZZ is an exhaustive history of that branch of American music, beginning with jazz's inception and moving with care and detail through ensuing decades. Though jazz developments from the '60s onward are given short shrift, the documentary, the five-disc box, and this one-disc distillation, all hit the prime target of the '20s through the '50s nicely. Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk represent the bebop contingent, while Miles Davis fills the cool jazz quota. Noble Sissle, Jelly Roll Morton, and of course Louis Armstrong represent jazz's beginnings, and John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" points towards the direction the music would take in the '60s.



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