Tracklist

CD 1: Classic Jazz Vocals
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Julie London 2:52
2 Something Cool
June Christy 4:21
3 My Funny Valentine
Chet Baker 2:20
4 Misty Blue
Ella Fitzgerald 2:30
5 Darn That Dream
Nancy Wilson 2:53
6 Autumn in New York
Jo Stafford 2:42
7 April in Paris
Dinah Shore 2:59
8 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Abbey Lincoln 2:17
9 Day In - Day Out
Mark Murphy 4:00
10 It Had to Be You
Dinah Shore 3:26
11 Angel Eyes
Jack Jones 3:14
12 The Man I Love
Carmen McRae 4:18
13 It Don’t Mean a Thing
Annie Ross 2:10
14 Here’s That Rainy Day
Sue Raney 4:14
15 Stars Fell on Alabama
Jack Teagarden 3:02
16 Blue Moon
Billie Holiday 2:14
17 A Foggy Day
Dakota Staton 2:21
18 Exactly Like You
Dianne Reeves 5:19
19 I Ain’t Got Nothin’ but the Blues
Lou Rawls 3:26
20 Something to Live For
Lena Horne 4:43
CD 2: Swing Classics
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 For Dancers Only
Billy May 2:42
2 Stompin’ at the Savoy
Benny Goodman 3:13
3 Leap Frog
Les Brown 2:49
4 Satin Doll
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:58
5 Let’s Dance (instrumental)
Benny Goodman 2:13
6 T’Aint What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)
Billie May 3:01
7 Opus No. 1
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra 2:58
8 Intermission Riff
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 4:16
9 Sleep
Woody Herman 3:52
10 Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Benny Goodman 3:31
11 Harlem Air Shaft
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:54
12 I’m Beginning to See the Light
Harry James and His Orchestra 3:08
13 A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Les Brown 2:29
14 Annie Laurie
Billy May 3:07
15 The Peanut Vendor
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 4:34
16 Come and Get It
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra 2:56
17 Margie
Billy May 3:07
18 I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Les Brown and His Band of Renown 2:48
19 Apollo Jumps
Glen Grey 2:59
20 Sing, Sing, Sing, (Parts 1 & 2)
Benny Goodman 7:25
CD 3: Latin Jazz
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Machito
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 2:28
2 Jahberu
Tadd Dameron 2:56
3 Tin Tin Deo
James Moody & Chano Pozo 2:47
4 Basheer’s Dream
Kenny Dorham 5:01
5 Congalegra
Horace Parlan 4:22
6 Mambo Inn
Grant Green 5:50
7 Paco
Gerald Wilson 6:23
8 Agua Dulce
The Jazz Crusaders 5:20
9 Favela
Clare Fischer 3:49
10 I’m on My Way
Candido 3:11
11 Oye Como Va
Bobby Hutcherson 5:11
12 Caravan
Chucho Valdés 7:01
13 Contagio
Gonzalo Rubalcaba 6:41
14 Dance of Denial
Ray Barretto 5:53
15 The Time Is Now
Eliane Elias 4:37
CD 4: Relaxing Jazz
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 At Last
Dianne Reeves & Lou Rawls 3:37
2 Makin’ Whoopee
The Three Sounds 4:23
3 Namely You
Sonny Rollins 3:22
4 Time After Time
Cassandra Wilson 4:09
5 Infant Eyes
Wayne Shorter 6:54
6 In the Winelight
Kurt Elling 6:39
7 Cantaloupe Island
Herbie Hancock 5:32
8 More Than This
Charlie Hunter & Norah Jones 4:12
9 Beatrice
Joe Henderson 5:40
10 Lazy Afternoon
Jackie Allen 3:54
11 I’ve Got the World on a String
Joe Lovano 4:19
12 Make It Go Away
Holly Cole 4:01
13 Dejà Vu
Stefon Harris & Jacky Terrasson 5:09
14 Don’t Worry Be Happy
Bobby McFerrin 5 4:50
CD 5: Jazz Ballads
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Someone to Watch Over Me
Coleman Hawkins 2:51
2 Easy Living
Clifford Brown 3:44
3 It Never Entered My Mind
Miles Davis 4:06
4 Violets for Your Furs
Jutta Hipp & Zoot Sims 6:11
5 Moonglow
Benny Goodman 3:28
6 Like Someone in Love
George Shearing 3:59
7 Stairway to the Stars
Bill Evans & Jim Hall 5:40
8 Dancing in the Dark
Cannonball Adderley 4:07
9 I’m a Fool to Want You
Dexter Gordon 6:46
10 Yesterdays
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 5:38
11 The Good Life
Hank Mobley 5:11
12 God Bless the Child
Stanley Turrentine 4:01
13 Nature Boy
Ike Quebec 2:46
14 Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Zoot Sims 3:09
15 Laura
Joe Lovano 4:32
CD 6: Legends of Jazz
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Boogie Woogie Stomp
Albert Ammons 3:39
2 Summertime
Sidney Bechet 4:11
3 Chicago Flyer
Meade Lux Lewis 4:01
4 Profoundly Blue
Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet 4:10
5 Topsy
Ike Quebec 3:04
6 Blues for Clarinets
Jimmy Hamilton 4:20
7 Lop-Pow
Babs Gonzales 2:42
8 Our Delight
Tadd Dameron 2:59
9 Boperation
Howard McGhee & Fats Navarro 3:10
10 ’Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk 3:12
11 Bouncing With Bud
Bud Powell 3:05
12 Born to Be Blue
Wynton Kelly 3:24
13 Bags’ Groove
Milt Jackson 3:07
14 Safari
Horace Silver 2:52
15 Carvin’ the Rock
Lou Donaldson 3:59
16 Lady Sings the Blues
Herbie Nichols 4:21

Credits

CD 1: Classic Jazz Vocals

drums (drum set):
Bob Neel (1954-02-15) (track 3)
reeds:
Bill Green (flute, sax) (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
Harry Klee (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
Lanny Morgan (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
Abe Most (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
Bill Perkins (jazz saxophonist) (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
trumpet:
Chet Baker (1954-02-15) (track 3)
Al Aarons (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
Buddy Childers (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
Bobby Shew (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
membranophone:
Harvey Mason (jazz drummer) (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
guitar:
Cornell Dupree (track 19)
Dennis Budimir (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
bass:
Joe Mondragon (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
electric piano:
Marshall Otwell (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
double bass:
Carson Smith (1954-02-15) (track 3)
alto saxophone:
Hank Crawford (track 19)
piano:
André Previn (track 7)
Russ Freeman (pianist) (1954-02-15) (track 3)
Artie Kane (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
horn arranger:
Benny Golson (track 19)
trombone:
George Bohanon (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
Lew McCreary (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
Ken Shroyer (trombonist) (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
arranger:
Johnny Mandel (American composer and arranger) (track 12)
Van Alexander (aka Al Feldman) (track 17)
composer:
George Cory (track 1)
Billy Barnes (composer and lyricist) (track 2)
Bob Montgomery (track 4)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 12)
Isham Jones (1924) (track 10)
Vernon Duke (1932) (track 7)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 17)
Richard Rodgers (1937) (track 3)
Jimmy Van Heusen (1939) (track 5)
conductor:
Van Alexander (aka Al Feldman) (1957-02-28 – 1957-03-02) (track 17)
engineer:
Hank Cicalo (track 12)
lyricist:
Billy Barnes (composer and lyricist) (track 2)
Douglass Cross (US songwriter) (track 1)
Bob Montgomery (track 4)
Ira Gershwin (1924) (track 12)
Gus Kahn (1924) (track 10)
Yip Harburg (1932) (track 7)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 17)
Lorenz Hart (1937) (track 3)
Eddie DeLange (1939) (track 5)
mixer:
Peter Darmi (track 19)
producer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (track 3)
Michael Cuscuna (track 19)
Billy Vera (track 19)
recording engineer:
Peter Darmi (1992-04 – 1992-10) (track 19)
vocals:
Dinah Shore (track 7)
Chet Baker (1954-02-15) (track 3)
Dakota Staton (1957-02-28 – 1957-03-02) (track 17)
Carmen McRae (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1954) (track 3)
Blue Note (1989) (track 3)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 7, 17)
New World Company (track 12)
Scarsdale Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 5)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 12, 17)
Warner/Chappell (track 3)
Talmont Music (publisher) (1966 –) (track 4)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1954-02-15) (track 3)
A&M Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
arrangements:
My Funny Valentine (arr. Bjørn Kruse) (track 3)
The Man I Love (for solo piano, transcr. by Percy Grainger) (track 12)
The Man I Love (for piano solo) (track 12)
cover recording of:
It Had to Be You (track 10)
Misty Blue (track 4)
My Funny Valentine (from "Babes in Arms") (1954-02-15) (track 3)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
A Newö heit (track 17)
Jour de brouillard (track 17)
Mia zwa (track 12)
Um dia de garoa (track 17)
later versions:
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 17)
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 12)
Babes in Arms (full musical) (track 3)
recording of:
April in Paris (track 7)
Darn That Dream (track 5)
Something Cool (track 2)
A Foggy Day (in London Town) (1957-02-28 – 1957-03-02) (track 17)
The Man I Love (1976-05-03 – 1976-05-12) (track 12)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2: Swing Classics

composer:
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 18)
lyricist:
Irving Berlin (1937) (track 18)
writer:
Sy Oliver (track 1)
Don Raye (track 1)
Vic Schoen (track 1)
publisher:
recording of:
For Dancers Only (track 1)
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (1958-12) (track 18)

CD 3: Latin Jazz

drums (drum set):
Chuck Carter (drums) (1963-12-02) (track 7)
trumpet:
Kenny Dorham (1955-03-29) (track 4)
Jules Chaikin (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Freddie Hill (trumpet) (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Carmell Jones (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Nat Meeks (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Al Porcino (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Oscar Brashear (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
Blue Mitchell (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
membranophone:
Satoshi Takeishi (track 15)
Art Blakey (1955-03-29) (track 4)
Willie Bobo (1962-04-26) (track 6)
flute:
Dave Valentin (track 15)
Ernie Watts (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
guitar:
Grant Green (Jazz guitarist) (1962-04-26) (track 6)
Joe Pass (jazz guitarist) (1963-12-02) (track 7)
bass:
Marc Johnson (US jazz bassist, composer & band leader) (track 15)
Oscar Pettiford (1955-03-29) (track 4)
Wendell Marshall (1962-04-26) (track 6)
Leroy Vinnegar (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Dave Troncoso (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
percussion:
Manolo Badrena (track 15)
Bobby Matos (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
Johnny Paloma (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
Victor Pantoja (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
alto saxophone:
Joe Maini (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Jimmy Woods (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Rhodes piano:
Larry Nash (piano) (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
bongos:
Modesto Duran (1963-12-02) (track 7)
piano:
Eliane Elias (track 15)
Horace Silver (1955-03-29) (track 4)
Johnny Acea (1962-04-26) (track 6)
Jack Wilson (Jazz Pianist) (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Eddie Cano (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
baritone saxophone:
Cecil Payne (1955-03-29) (track 4)
Jack Nimitz (1963-12-02) (track 7)
shekere [chekere]:
Garvin Masseaux (1962-04-26) (track 6)
bass trombone:
Don Switzer (1963-12-02) (track 7)
tenor saxophone:
Hank Mobley (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (1955-03-29) (track 4)
Teddy Edwards (jazz saxophonist) (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Harold Land (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Ernie Watts (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)
congas:
Carlos "Patato" Valdés (1955-03-29) (track 4)
Carlos "Patato" Valdés (1962-04-26) (track 6)
trombone:
Jay Jay Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (1955-03-29) (track 4)
Bob Edmondson (1963-12-02) (track 7)
John Ewing (jazz trombonist - do not confuse with John Ewing, Jr.) (1963-12-02) (track 7)
Lester Robertson (1963-12-02) (track 7)
arranger:
Eliane Elias (track 15)
Gerald Wilson (US jazz trumpeter/bandleader/composer/arranger) (track 7)
Bobby Hutcherson (track 11)
assistant co-producer:
Allen Levy (track 11)
assistant engineer:
Lawrence Manchester (track 15)
Bob Merritt (track 11)
Gary Townsley (track 15)
assistant mixer:
Anthony Gillis (track 15)
Anthony Gonzales (sound engineer) (track 15)
composer:
Eliane Elias (track 15)
Edgar Sampson (track 6)
Gerald Wilson (US jazz trumpeter/bandleader/composer/arranger) (track 7)
conductor:
Gerald Wilson (US jazz trumpeter/bandleader/composer/arranger) (1963-12-02) (track 7)
editor:
Federico Panero (track 15)
engineer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (track 7)
executive producer:
Jose Forteza (track 13)
行方均 (track 13)
mixer:
Masuzo Iida (track 13)
Phil Schier (track 11)
James Farber (sound engineer) (track 15)
producer:
Eliane Elias (track 15)
Alfred Lion (track 6)
Dale Oehler (track 11)
Gonzalo Rubalcaba (track 13)
Richard Bock (record producer) (track 7)
recording engineer:
James Farber (sound engineer) (track 15)
Rudy van Gelder (1962-04-26) (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (track 7)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1997) (track 15)
publisher:
Pandamandium Music (track 15)
edited at:
mixed at:
Westlake Audio (former name of Westlake Recording Studios) in West Hollywood, California, United States (track 11)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1955-03-29) (track 4)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1962-04-26) (track 6)
The Record Plant ((aka "Record Plant") Los Angeles) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1975-08-12 – 1975-08-14) (track 11)