Various Artists – The Sound Of Jazz (Stereo) – Analogue Productions

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“The Sound of Jazz” is a 1957 edition of the CBS television series The Seven Lively Arts and was one of the first major programs featuring jazz to air on American network television.

“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, 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”.

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    Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, from the original 3-track tape

    200-gram LP plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

    First time gatefold old style tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing with gorgeous photos!

    Featuring "Wild Man Blues" "Dickie's Dream" and more!

    "The only reason Classic Records failed to reissue this one back in the 1990s and 2000s is because the reel containing one side had gone missing. For this reissue Sony/BMG located the original 3 track recording from which this stereo record was sourced so it's one generation ahead of the mixed two track master. This tape probably hadn't been played in almost sixty years and so sounds remarkably fresh. … Analogue Productions reissued this in a tip-on gatefold sleeve with great black and white photos taken at the recording session of Count Basie, Billie Holiday and Ben Webster. A moment in musical time perfectly captured that's easy to recommend for the music, the sound and the packaging. The reissue sound is somewhat drier than the original, which makes it all the more intimate and less dated. A great lacquer cut by Ryan K. Smith." — Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com

    This 200-gram Analogue Productions LP reissue is a magnificent-sounding recording of a historic TV event. For a rare and glorious one-hour nationwide broadcast, CBS brought together 32 towering heavyweight jazz musicians of the swing era for the jam session to end all jam sessions.

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    Side 1

    1. Wild Man Blues – L. Armstrong, F.J. Morton
    2. Rosetta – W.H. Hoode, E. Hines
    3. Fine and Mellow – B. Holiday
    4. Blues – Giuffre, Russell

    Side 2

    1. I Left My Baby – Rushing, Basie, A. Gibson
    2. The Train And The River – Giuffre
    3. Nervous – Waldron
    4. Dickie’s Dream – Basie, L. Young

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