The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks

The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks


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The Complete Jerome Kern Songbooks combines the three individual discs in the Jerome Kern Songbook series -- A Fine Romance, All the Things You Are, and the instrumental Yesterdays -- in a mid-priced slipcase. All three discs are intelligently compiled and presented. Jazz purists may balk at various-artists collections, but compilations rarely come as good as this. It may rely exclusively on the Verve roster, but Songbooks draws a good portrait of the songwriter through interpretations by Ella Fitzgerald, Margaret Whiting, Cassandra Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Arthur Prysock, Fred Astaire, Anita O'Day, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Stan Getz, Clifford Brown, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum, Roy Eldridge, Erroll Garner and Oscar Peterson, among many others.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/1997
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731453944121
catalogNumber: 539441

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fred Astaire   Vocals,Track Performer
Bing Crosby   Vocals,Track Performer
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Ernestine Anderson   Vocals,Track Performer
Count Basie   Piano,Track Performer
Louie Bellson   Drums
Walter Bishop   Piano
Clifford Brown   Trumpet,Track Performer
Terri Lyne Carrington   Drums
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Buddy Collette   Woodwind
Eddie Costa   Piano
Art Davis   Bass
Richard Davis   Bass
Blossom Dearie   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Buddy DeFranco   Clarinet,Track Performer
Billy Eckstine   Vocals,Track Performer
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet,Track Performer
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Tal Farlow   Guitar,Track Performer
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Erroll Garner   Track Performer
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jimmy Giuffre   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Freddie Green   Guitar
Urbie Green   Trombone
Grey   Trombone
Bill Harris   Trombone
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Jo Jones   Drums
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Morgana King   Vocals,Track Performer
Joachim Kühn   Piano
Helen Merrill   Vocals,Track Performer
Billy Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
Ted Nash   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Anthony Ortega   Alto Saxophone
Oscar Peterson   Piano,Track Performer
Lonnie Plaxico   Bass
Bud Powell   Track Performer
Arthur Prysock   Vocals,Track Performer
Buddy Rich   Drums
Jerome Richardson   Reeds
Max Roach   Drums
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
George Shearing   Piano,Ensemble,Track Performer
Paul Smith   Piano
Sonny Stitt   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Art Tatum   Piano,Track Performer
Dinah Washington   Vocals,Track Performer
Margaret Whiting   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Ronnie Ball   Piano
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Russell Garcia   Conductor
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Neal Hefti   Conductor
Daniel Humair   Drums
William James   Drums
Jean-François Jenny-Clark   Bass
Jan Johansson   Piano
Ronnie Lang   Alto Saxophone
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Hal McKusick   Alto Saxophone
Frank Rehak   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Joe Thomas   Track Performer
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Harvey Leonard   Piano
Dick Marx   Piano
Willie Rodriguez   Percussion
Jackie Cain   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Bain   Guitar
Felix Slatkin   Violin
Luis Miranda   Conga
Anita O'Day   Vocals,Track Performer
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Teddy Kotick   Bass
Yusef Lateef   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Abrams   Drums
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Louis Armstrong   Vocals,Track Performer
Victor Arno   Violin
Israel Baker   Violin
Raymond Beckenstein   Reeds
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Denzil Best   Drums
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Brown   Bass
James Buffington   French Horn
Larry Bunker   Vibes
Peter Buonconsigilio   Violin
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Joe Cain   Conductor
Red Callender   Bass
John Cave   French Horn
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Léon Cohen   Reeds
Henry Coker   Trombone
Joe Comfort   Bass
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
George Devens   Vibes
Don Elliott   Bongos,Mellotron
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Paul Faulise   Trombone
Frank Flynn   Drums
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Frigo   Bass
Ernie Furtado   Bass
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Roy Haynes   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
Tate Houston   Baritone Saxophone
Francis Howard   Trombone
Bill Hughes   Trombone
Margie Hyams   Vibes
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Osie Johnson   Drums
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Armand Karpoff   Cello
Harry Klee   Woodwind
Joe Koch   Woodwind
Roy Kral   Piano,Track Performer
Ray Kramer   Cello
Eddie Locke   Drums
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Carl Lynch   Guitar
Arthur Maebe   French Horn
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Vito Mangano   Trumpet
Jose Mangual   Bongos
Larance Marable   Drums
Charles McCracken   Cello
Donald McDonald   Drums
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
George Morrow   Bass
Dick Nash   Trombone
George Neikrug   Cello
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Erno Neufeld   Violin
Charlie Parker   Track Performer
Sonny Payne   Drums
Charlie Persip   Drums
Ralph Pollack   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Lou Raderman   Violin
George Roberts   Bass Trombone
Paul Robyn   Viola
Nathan Ross   Violin
Tosha Samaroff   Violin
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals,Track Performer
Emmet Sargeant   Cello
William Schiopffe   Drums
Lucien Schmit   Cello
Wilbur Schwartz   Woodwind
George Seaberg   Trumpet
Harvey Shapiro   Cello
Tommy Shepard   Trombone
Shorty Sherock   Trumpet
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Ann Mason Stockton   Harp
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Knobby Totah   Bass
Bobby Tucker   Piano
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Champ Webb   Woodwind
Frank Wess   Alto Saxophone
Hy White   Guitar
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Jack Zayde   Violin
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Alex Beller   Violin
Joseph Saxon   Cello
Joe Singer   French Horn
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Victor Bay   Violin
Daniel Jordon   Bass
Kurt Reher   Cello
Barbara Simons   Viola
Justin DiTullio   Cello
Michael Spivakowsky   Violin
Lee Young   Drums
Carl Poole   Trumpet
David Pratt   Cello
Jerome Slosberg   Drums
William Vanden Burg   Cello
Count Basie Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Quincy Jones & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Billy Taylor   Bass
Hal Mooney Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Carroll Lewis   Trumpet
Charles Parker   Track Performer
Tommy Mitchell   Bass Trombone
Sidney Sharp   Violin
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
Lewis Elay   Violin
Alex Neimann   Viola
Paul Weeden   Guitar
Bobby Whitlock   Bass
Jimmy Campbell   Drums
Jim Decker   French Horn
Ernie Wilkins Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Alexander Fishman   Viola
Bill Tackus   Bass
Benny Moten   Bass
Russell Garcia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Buddy Bregman & Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
William Hinshaw   French Horn
John Levy   Bass

Technical Credits

Russell Garcia   Arranger,Producer
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Buddy Bregman   Arranger
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Ray Heindorf   Producer
Luther Henderson   Arranger
Jerome Kern   Composer
Jean-Philippe Allard   Producer
Norman Granz   Producer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Richard Lyons   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Peter Pullman   Liner Notes
Herbert Reynolds   Composer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Bob Shad   Producer
Pete Spargo   Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Jack Tracy   Producer
Hy Weiss   Producer
Stefan Winter   Producer
P.G. Wodehouse   Composer
Kiyoshi "Boxman" Koyama   Producer
Jesse Kaye   Producer
Count Basie Orchestra   Contributor
Quincy Jones & His Orchestra   Contributor
Hal Mooney Orchestra   Contributor
Hat Nguyen   Art Direction
David Carroll   Producer

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