Compact Jazz: Anita O'Day

Compact Jazz: Anita O'Day

by Anita O'Day

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Overview

Singer Anita O'Day has been well-served by a handful of quality roundups covering both her early Krupa years and later solo work for Verve. This edition of Verve's budget Compact Jazz series brings together highlights from O'Day's prime '50s and early-'60s sides for the label. Culled from such stellar albums as Sings the Winners, Pick Yourself Up, and Sings the Most, the 16 cuts here find O'Day making fine work of Jimmy Giuffre's cool jazz classic "Four Brothers," the ever dependable "Sweet Georgia Brown," and the rare and randy "An Occasional Man." Throughout, O'Day is heard coming into her own with that signature mix of rhythmic sophistication and bop energy. The egregious disregard for her great Cole Porter disc with arranger Billy May excepted, this sampler joins both O'Day's Jazz Masters and Ultimate collections as a worthy first-disc choice for newcomers.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/1993
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731451795428
catalogNumber: 517954

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anita O'Day   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bob Brookmeyer   Valve Trombone
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet,Vocals
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Harris   Trombone
Bill Holman   Conductor
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Gene Krupa   Drums
Mel Lewis   Drums
Dave McKenna   Piano
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Paul Smith   Piano
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Buddy Clark   Bass
Willie Dennis   Trombone
Bob Enevoldsen   Valve Trombone
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Lee Katzman   Trumpet
Lou Levy   Piano
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Hal McKusick   Alto Saxophone
Sam Noto   Trumpet
Lennie Niehaus   Alto Saxophone
Herb Pomeroy   Trumpet
Arnold Ross   Piano
Aaron Sachs   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Shu   Tenor Saxophone
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Stu Williamson   Trumpet
Don Lamond   Drums
Si Zentner   Trombone
McKibbon   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Charlie Kennedy   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Rae   Drums
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Billy Byers   Trombone
Monty Budwig   Bass
Ralph Burnes   Piano
Bill Catalano   Trumpet
Jules Chaiken   Trumpet
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Morty Corb   Bass
Johnny Drew   Bass
Jack DuLong   Baritone Saxophone
Bob Edmondson   Trombone
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Phil Gilbert   Trumpet
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Hendrickson   Guitar
Lonnie Hewitt   Piano
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Kent Larsen   Trombone
Archie LeCoque   Trombone
Walter Levinsky   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Maini   Alto Saxophone
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Larance Marable   Drums
Sam Marowitz   Alto Saxophone
Marty Paich   Piano
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Fred Ohms   Trombone
Albert Pollan   Tuba
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Kenny Shroyer   Bass Trombone
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Cal Tjader   Vibes
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Kai Winding   Trombone
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Larry Woods   Bass
Jackie Mills   Drums
Joe Howard   Trombone
Jim Amlott   Trombone
Red Kelly   Bass
Robert Corwin   Piano
Freddie Schreiber   Bass
John Poole   Drums

Technical Credits

Earl Bostic   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Jimmy Giuffre   Arranger,Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Billy May   Arranger
Russell Garcia   Arranger
Ernie Royal   Contributor
Heine Beau   Arranger
Buddy Bregman   Arranger,Contributor
Porcino   Contributor
Ben Bernie   Composer
Ralph Burnes   Arranger
Redd Evans   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Gary McFarland   Arranger,Contributor
Marty Paich   Arranger,Contributor
Tommy Wolf   Composer
Billy May Orchestra   Contributor
Holger Matthies   Art Direction
Ralph Blane   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Fran Landesman   Composer
Thomas Wolf   Composer
Ralph Burns Orchestra   Contributor
T. B. Harms   Composer

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