Jazz 'Round Midnight: Chanteuses

Jazz 'Round Midnight: Chanteuses

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Overview

For budget jazz samplers, Verve is the place to go. The label's Jazz 'Round Midnight series particularly stands out, with its bevy of prime ballad sides by some of the music's most outstanding vocal and instrumental stylists. Mostly culled from the vintage vocal years of the '50s and early '60s, this Chanteuses roundup features both the stars (Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington) and the often unsung (Blossom Dearie, Shirley Horn, Helen Merrill). Usually strangers to the jazz-sampler world, both '50s pop star Patti Page and Broadway favorite Pearl Bailey are also featured. The material is all high-quality, with top honors going to Nina Simone's "Wild Is the Wind," Monica Zetterlund's fine take on the Bernstein classic "Some Other Time," and Dearie's absolutely transcendent "Manhattan." A perfect way to start off your jazz vocal obsession.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/1992
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731451346323
catalogNumber: 513463

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pearl Bailey   Vocals,Track Performer
Patti Page   Vocals,Track Performer
Nina Simone   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Louie Bellson   Drums
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Bob Cooper   Baritone Saxophone
Blossom Dearie   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Bill Evans   Piano
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Buck Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Shirley Horn   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Richie Kamuca   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Mel Lewis   Drums
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Helen Merrill   Vocals,Track Performer
Red Mitchell   Bass
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Nat Pierce   Piano
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Dinah Washington   Vocals,Track Performer
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Bob Enevoldsen   Trombone
Chuck Israels   Bass
Lee Katzman   Trumpet
Monica Zetterlund   Vocals,Track Performer
Sam Noto   Trumpet
Lennie Niehaus   Alto Saxophone
Pete Rugolo   Conductor
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Anita O'Day   Vocals,Track Performer
Charles Ables   Bass
Jim Amlotte   Trombone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Brown   Bass
Billy Byers   Trombone
Larry Bunker   Drums
Jules Chaiken   Trumpet
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Jack DuLong   Baritone Saxophone
Ernie Wilkins   Alto Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Phil Gilbert   Trumpet
Roy Haynes   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Kent Larsen   Trombone
Archie LeCoque   Trombone
Marty Paich   Piano
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals,Track Performer
Kenny Shroyer   Trombone
John Simmons   Bass
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Rudy Stevenson   Guitar
Lisle Atkinson   Bass
Ted Lee   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Calalano   Trumpet
Steve Williams   Drums
Red Kelly   Bass
Bobby Hamilton   Drums

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Arranger
Louie Bellson   Contributor
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Director
Pete Rugolo   Arranger,Contributor
Jean-Philippe Allard   Producer,General Coordination
Norman Granz   Producer
Marty Paich   Arranger
Dave Baker   Engineer
Quincy Jones & His Orchestra   Contributor
Philippe Carles   Liner Notes
David Weyner   Art Direction

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