Now cut at 45 RPM 2LP for better tracking, exceptional fidelity!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, from the original 3-track tape
180-gram LP plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Gatefold old style tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing with gorgeous photos!
Featuring "Wild Man Blues" "Dickie's Dream" and more!
"The Sound of Jazz" brought together 32 leading musicians — a Who's Who of the swing era — including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry "Red" Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots (see the song list below), but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on "Fine and Mellow".