JAZZ: 100 Years Of Jazz: … A Celebration Through Ten Masterpieces (10CD Box Set)

100 years from the first commercial Jazz recording. Jazz as a great metaphor for American Culture in the 20th Century! Jazz as one of the most influential art forms of today! An essential box set including ten masterpieces everyone should own.

Each CD includes a beautiful reproduction of the original and iconic album covers. Ten milestones in the history of Western Music, created and produced by some of the greatest American composers and performers of all times. From the highly sophisticated music of Bill Evans, Chet Baker, and Dave Brubeck, through the great voices and personalities of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and some heavyweights such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus. Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby Bill Evans, Scott La Faro and Paul Motian.

The quintessential piano trio, caught Live at the Village Vanguard in 1961. Wonderful music that would influence generations to come. Nina Simone - Forbidden Fruit One of Nina Simone's finest recordings, A strong and varied set of songs performed by the unique High Priestess of Soul. (Including three Oscar Brown's originals) Chet Baker - Jazz At ann Arbor A West Coast - Cool Jazz Manifesto! Recorded Live during Chet Baker's first national tour in 1954. Miles Davis - Relaxin' With The legendary mid Fifties recordings featuring the first Miles Davis quintet with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. Eric dolphy - Out There Eric Dolphy was one of the greatest visionary in Jazz history. Out There stands out as one of his best sound creations.

With Ron Carter, George Duvivier and Roy Haynes John Coltrane - Blue Train A first big step in John Coltrane's discography. Here Coltrane heads up a powerful three horn frontline, including the legendary Lee Morgan and Curtis Fuller. An impressive early statement from one of all times Jazz masters. Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus One of the truly great modern jazz albums! Mingus's breakthrough as leader of an incredible hard driving combo with, among others, the great Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron Dave Brubeck - Time Out One of the world best known Jazz albums featuring the magnificent alto sax voice of Paul Desmond and the outstanding drumming of Joe Morello. Including classic

Hits such as Take Five and Blue Rondo a la Turk. Billie Holiday - Velvet Mood Velvet is the basic mood for this mid Fifties recording with the great Lady Day, backed here by Classic Jazz Luminaries such as Benny Carter and Henry "Sweet" Edison. Duke Ellington - Money Jungle Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach. The historical "One Off" studio session of three Jazz Giants. Simply a masterpiece!

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