Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ain't Life Grand
Art Blakey 3:21
2 Summertime
Duke Ellington 2:12
3 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
Billie Holiday 3:40
4 Explosions
Bob James Trio 5:42
5 How High the Moon
Bud Powell 2:57
6 Autumn in New York
Dexter Gordon 6:27
7 Groovin' High
Charlie Parker 5:55
8 Mood Indigo
Nina Simone 4:00
9 East Coasting
Charles Mingus 5:10
10 Isn't It Romantic
Mel Tormé 3:38
11 There's No You
Herbie Mann 4:12
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Night in Tunisia
Bud Powell 7:00
2 My Baby Just Cares for Me
Nina Simone 3:33
3 Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington 2:50
4 Old Devil Moon
Carmen McRae 2:37
5 Ornithology
Charlie Parker 4:47
6 Closer
Paul Bley 3:34
7 Prophet
Albert Ayler 5:36
8 The Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Herbie Mann 2:39
9 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Charlie Mariano 3:09
10 Jive at Five
Zoot Sims 5:15
11 Billie's Blues
Billie Holiday 3:42

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (track 8)
membranophone:
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (track 8)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (track 8)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 8)
composer:
Victor Young (track 3)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 8)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 8)
lyricist:
Bing Crosby (track 3)
Ned Washington (track 3)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 8)
vocals:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 8)
publisher:
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 8)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 8)
recording of:
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (1957-12) (track 8)

CD 2

composer:
Walter Donaldson (track 2)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 3)
Dizzy Gillespie (track 1)
John Gillespie (track 1)
Frank Paparelli (track 1)
Billie Holiday (– 1936-08-01) (track 11)
lyricist:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 3)
Billie Holiday (track 11)
Gus Kahn (track 2)
publisher:
Basart Editions (track 11)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 2)
Tobago Music Co. (track 2)
Universal MCA Music Publishing (US film music publisher) (track 1)
cover recording of:
later versions:
A Night in Tunisia (vocal version) (track 1)
recording of:
Billie’s Blues (track 11)
Cotton Tail (track 3)
Night in Tunisia (instrumental) (track 1)