Sunday, December 19, 2004

The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions

Today's Sunday NYTimes includes a review of a new 5-disc box set compiling 1950s-era jam sessions organized by noted jazz producer (and Verve Records founder) Norman Granz and featuring an abundance of A-list musicians. The Times review notes that "...Granz, obsessed by the artistic and commercial promise of jam sessions, convened all-star bands and fistfuls of famous frontline players, including Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, Sweets Edison, Stan Getz, Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie." The results were more than 20 energetic and swinging recordings, compiled here for the first time.

If you're a a jazz fan you *could* drop $60 to buy this set and hear these performances. Or you could just click here. Whichever. ;)


Post a Comment

<< Home