Artist: VA Title: The Best Jazz Album in the World... Ever! Year Of Release: 2000 Genre: Jazz Label: EMI/Virgin Records Tracklist CD1:
(01). Ella Fitzgerald - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye [3:34] (02). Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine [2:18] (03). Nat King Cole - Let There Be Love [2:44] (04). Julie London - Fly Me to the Moon [2:32] (05). Peggy Lee - Fever [3:19] (06). Sarah Vaughan - Summertime [3:12] (07). Duke Ellington - Take the 'A' Train [2:54] (08). George Melly & Chilton's Feetwarmers - Anything Goes [2:13] (09). Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie [2:42] (10). Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames - Yeh Yeh [2:46] (11). Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man [2:27] (12). Wes Montgomery - Tequila [3:21] (13). George Benson - I Remember Wes [3:54] (14). Nina Simone - Wild Is the Wind [3:27] (15). Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child [3:09] (16). Billy Taylor Trio - I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free) [3:40] (17). Ramsey Lewis Trio - The 'In' Crowd [5:48] (18). Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder [5:07] (19). Louis Armstrong - Mack the Knife [3:22] (20). Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost [3:47] (21). Dr. John - It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Aint Got that Swing) [5:10] (22). Grover Washington Jnr. Feat. Bill Withers - Just the Two of Us [7:19]
(01). Miles Davis - Miles [5:42] (02). Count Basie - Come Fly with Me [2:43] (03). Horace Silver - Song for My Father [5:12] (04). Herbie Hancock - Cataloupe Island [5:29] (05). Duke Ellington - Caravan [4:31] (06). Dave Brubeck - Unsquare Dance [2:01] (07). Charlie Parker - Ornithology [4:25] (08). Art Blakey - Moanin' [4:02] (09). Dizzy Gillespie - A Night in Tunisia [4:19] (10). Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight [3:11] (11). Cannonball Adderley Feat. Miles Davis - Autumn Leaves [10:57] (12). Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo [3:58] (13). Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue [3:56] (14). John Coltrane - Blue Train [10:42] (15). Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train [4:51] (16). Mose Mose - The Seventh Son [2:39]
Product Description 38 track compilation covering a wide range of artists and styles of jazz music. Tracks include, 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye'-Ella Fitzgerald, 'My Funny Valentine'-Chet Baker, 'Fever'-Peggy Lee, 'Summertime'-Sarah Vaughan, 'Miles'-Miles Davis....
Review Not the most modest title for an eclectic double CD album of jazz music covering a wide range of artists and styles of jazz music. This most certainly isn't the best jazz album ever, but it is a basic introduction to what jazz music is like, suitable for absolute newcomers, or occasional listeners who'd like a little jazz in their CD collection. The tracks are, for the most part, judiciously chosen - though there is a distinct bias in favour of music that will be well known to a large audience through use on adverts and television, rather than maybe representative work of the most important jazz musicians. In this respect I must quibble about a few glaring omissions, particularly in the work of early jazz masters. So there is nothing on here of Bix Beiderbecke or Jelly Roll Morton; and even later musicians of the Big Band era like Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller are omitted. Anyone coming to this collection should be aware that there is very little music from before the War. I wish there had been room on here for these and for something by two of my favourite artists, Charles Mingus and Coleman Hawkins. For these reasons I hesitate to give this double album an unreserved recommendation, but as I say, if you're new to jazz, this might be as good a place to start as any. By the end of this you'll have a good idea of whether jazz is for you or not and then you can investigate further.
The Best... Album in the World...Ever! The Best... Album in the World...Ever! is a long running compilation album brand from Circa Records (trading under the 'strategic marketing' brand name of EMI/Virgin Records). Usually the album's title is made of the main title, genre and maybe issue number (so albums would include The Best Ibiza Album in the World...Ever!, The Best Rock Album in the World...Ever! etc), however on a number of indie music collections the genre aspect was replaced by a full list of artist names. Due to this these were just normally listed as The Best Album in the World...Ever!