The Compact Jazz: Best of the Big Bands

The Compact Jazz: Best of the Big Bands



A decent compilation. The lineup is excellent and most selections are first-rate. The only problem is you cannot get any idea from this of the greatness of Basie, Ellington, etc.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042283328129
catalogNumber: 833281

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Charlie Barnet   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Count Basie   Piano,Track Performer
Louie Bellson   Drums,Track Performer
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Cal Collins   Guitar
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Mercer Ellington   Trumpet
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Track Performer
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Urbie Green   Trombone
Lionel Hampton   Vibes,Track Performer
Jake Hanna   Drums
Herbie Harper   Trombone
Woody Herman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Track Performer
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Bill Holman   Tenor Saxophone
Harry James   Trumpet,Track Performer
Bobby Jones   Tenor Saxophone
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Gene Krupa   Drums,Track Performer
Dave McKenna   Piano
Oliver Nelson   Alto Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Bill Perkins   Tenor Saxophone
Nat Pierce   Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli   Acoustic Guitar
Buddy Rich   Drums
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Warren Vaché   Trumpet
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
George Young   Alto Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Eddie Chamblee   Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Coker   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Collins   Trumpet
Wallace Davenport   Trumpet
Rufus "Speedy" Jones   Drums
Ray Linn   Trumpet
George Masso   Trombone
Hal McKusick   Alto Saxophone
Michael Moore   Bass
Sal Nistico   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Aaron Sachs   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Shu   Tenor Saxophone
Louis Stewart   Electric Guitar
Earl Swope   Trombone
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Claude Williamson   Piano
Stu Williamson   Trumpet
Phil Wilson   Trombone
Guido Basso   Trumpet
Johnny Messner   Trombone
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Mary Lou Williams   Piano
Robert Burns   Alto Saxophone
Joe Evans   Baritone Saxophone
Anita O'Day   Vocals,Track Performer
Chuck Connors   Trombone
Connie Kay   Drums
Willie Ruff   French Horn
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Jack Arnold   Percussion
John Audino   Trumpet
Peter Badie   Bass
Don Baldwin   Bass
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Hoyt Bohannon   Trombone
Greg Bowen   Trumpet
Lennie Bush   Bass
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Bob Carter   Trumpet
Bill Chase   Trumpet
Keith Christie   Trombone
Henry Coker   Trombone
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Joseph DeAngelis   French Horn
Nick Dimaio   Trombone
Johnny Drew   Bass
Duke Ellington   Piano,Track Performer
Bob Efford   Tenor Saxophone
Graham Ellis   Trombone
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Vern Friley   Trombone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
David Gale   Trumpet
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Bill Graham   Alto Saxophone
Dick Hafer   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Hittner   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Hughes   Trombone
Bill Hunt   Trumpet
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
John Lamb   Bass
Bob Lawson   Baritone Saxophone
Billy Mackel   Guitar
Art Mardigan   Drums
John Markham   Drums
Sam Marowitz   Alto Saxophone
Lew McGreery   Trombone
John McLevy   Trumpet
Dick Meldonian   Alto Saxophone
Ed Mullens   Trumpet
Nick Nichols   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Ohms   Trombone
Bobby Orr   Drums
Truck Parham   Bass
Sonny Payne   Drums
Victor Paz   Trumpet
Nat Peck   Trombone
Tommy Pedersen   Trombone
George "Chocolate" Perry   Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Plater   Alto Saxophone
Benny Powell   Trombone
Eddie Preston   Trumpet
Frank Reidy   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Riggs   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Sol Schlinger   Baritone Saxophone
John Simmons   Bass
Ray Sims   Trombone
Henry Southall   Trombone
Arnett Sparrow   Trombone
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Bill Trujillo   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Wess   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Wells   Trombone
Kai Winding   Trombone
Wayne Wright   Guitar
Bumps Myers   Tenor Saxophone
Edward Mihelich   Bass
Sam Staff   Baritone Saxophone
Rene Bloch   Alto Saxophone
Mel Rodnin   Alto Saxophone
Corky Corcoran   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Hater   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Jones   Bass
James Araki   Alto Saxophone
Bob Dawes   Baritone Saxophone
Bill McGuffie   Piano
Hal Roberts   Trombone
Ziggy Elmer   Trombone
Paul Fontaine   Trumpet
Dave Gale   Trumpet
Dwike Mitchell   Piano
Eddie Wasserman   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Jack Perciful   Piano
Mel Rodnon   Alto Saxophone
Herbie Jones   Trumpet
Chuck Andrus   Bass
Ritney Brauer   Tenor Saxophone
Don Honeywill   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Huntzinger   Trombone
Gerald Lamy   Trumpet
Carlton McBeath   Trumpet
Tony Scodwell   Trumpet
Hal Wegbeit   Trumpet
Bob Rudolph   Trombone
Bobby Styles   Trumpet
Yeager   Trumpet
Ed Diamond   Piano
DelSimone   Trumpet
Bill King   Trumpet
Hayes   Trombone
Rod Adam   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Wilson   Trombone
Billy Brooks   Trumpet
Red Kelly   Bass
Fred Thompson   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Louie Bellson   Arranger
Roy Eldridge   Composer
Bob Florence   Arranger
Jimmy Giuffre   Arranger
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Woody Herman   Contributor
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Gene Krupa   Composer
Nat Pierce   Arranger
Sy Oliver   Composer
Ed Berger   Contributor
Wild Bill Davis   Arranger
Duke Ellington   Arranger
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger
James Isaacs   Liner Notes
Jimmy Jones   Arranger
Phil Schaap   Contributor,Tape Vault Research
Billy Moore   Arranger
Sydney Robin   Composer

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