Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Cow Cow Boogie
Freddie Slack & Ella Mae Morse 3:14
2 Travellin' Light
Billie Holiday with The Paul Whiteman Orchestra 3:18
3 The Old Master Music
Johnny Mercer with Jack Teagarden & The Paul Whiteman Orchestra 2:57
4 Clambake in B Flat
The Capitol Jazzmen 2:49
5 That Old Feelin'
Peggy Lee & The Capitol Jazzmen 2:45
6 If I Could Be With You
Kay Starr & The Capitol International Jazzmen 2:47
7 What Is This Thing Called Love
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:00
8 Sweet Lorraine
The Nat King Cole Trio 3:10
9 Sweet Lorraine
Art Tatum 2:39
10 Just One of Those Things
Art Tatum Trio 3:19
11 Dutch Treat
Rex Stewart's Big Eight 3:01
12 Echoes of Harlem
Cootie Williams and His Orchestra 3:01
13 The Jeep Is Jumpin'
Louis Bellson's Just Jazz All Stars 3:06
14 Passion Flower
Louis Bellson's Just Jazz All Stars 2:46
15 Harlem Air Shaft
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:55
16 Serious Serenade
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:49
17 B Sharp Blues
The Duke Ellington Trio 2:46
18 Rifftide
Coleman Hawkins 2:56
19 It's the Talk of the Town
Coleman Hawkins 3:06
20 I Can't Escape From You
Benny Carter and His Orchestra 3:18
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Intermission Riff
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 3:18
2 The Peanut Vendor
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 2:45
3 Undercurrent Blues
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 3:09
4 Stealin' Apples
The Benny Goodman Septet 3:10
5 That's Right
Woody Herman & His Orchestra 3:06
6 Early Autumn
Woody Herman & His Orchestra 3:13
7 Overtime
Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra 2:49
8 Bop
The Red Norvo Octect 3:03
9 Orange Colored Sky (feat. The Stan Kenton Orchestra)
The Nat King Cole Trio 2:34
10 A Bird in Igor's Yard
Buddy DeFranco & His Orchestra 2:54
11 Intuition
Lennie Tristano 2:29
12 Godchild
The Miles Davis Nonet 3:10
13 Move
The Miles Davis Nonet 2:34
14 Over the Rainbow
Shorty Rogers 3:02
15 Rocker
The Gerry Mulligan Tentette 2:29
16 Something Cool
June Christy 4:20
17 Lover Man
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 2:49
18 It's Only a Paper Moon
Nat King Cole 3:05
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Junior
Serge Chaloff 4:20
2 Ragamuffin
Frank Rosolino 5:08
3 Round Trip
Sal Salvador 2:47
4 Ironic
Jimmy Giuffre 4:50
5 Waltz of the Prophets
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra 6:46
6 Little Niles
The George Shearing Quintet 6:51
7 The Late Late Show
Dakota Staton 2:35
8 Willow Weep for Me
Lou Rawls 6:00
9 Save Your Love for Me
Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley 2:45
10 The Man I Love
Shelly Manne 5:30
11 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Cannonball Adderley 5:09
12 KoKo
Supersax 3:22

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1953-04-13 – 1953-04-14) (track 17)
drums (drum set):
Butch Ballard (1953-04-13 – 1953-04-14) (track 17)
bass:
Wendell Marshall (1953-04-13 – 1953-04-14) (track 17)
piano:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1953-04-13 – 1953-04-14) (track 17)
performer:
The Capitol Jazzmen (tracks 5–6)
Ella Mae Morse (track 1)
writer:
Coleman Hawkins (track 18)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1953) (track 17)
recording of:
Rifftide (track 18)
B Sharp Blues (1953-04-13 – 1953-04-14) (track 17)

CD 2

composer:
Billy Barnes (composer and lyricist) (track 16)
Milton DeLugg (track 9)
William Stein (track 9)
Harold Arlen (1933) (track 18)
lyricist:
Billy Barnes (composer and lyricist) (track 16)
E.Y. Harburg (1933) (track 18)
Billy Rose (Lyricist and Broadway producer) (1933) (track 18)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 18)
cover recording of:
later parody versions:
It's Only a Paper Moon (parody version) (track 18)
later versions:
recording of:
Orange Colored Sky (track 9)
Something Cool (track 16)

CD 3

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1961-06-27 – 1961-06-29) (track 9)
cornet:
Nat Adderley (1961-06-27 – 1961-06-29) (track 9)
membranophone:
Louis Hayes (1961-06-27 – 1961-06-29) (track 9)
double bass:
Sam Jones (jazz bassist) (1961-06-27 – 1961-06-29) (track 9)
alto saxophone:
Cannonball Adderley (1961-06-27 – 1961-06-29) (track 9)
piano:
Joe Zawinul (1961-06-27 – 1961-06-29) (track 9)
composer:
Buddy Johnson (track 9)
producer:
Tom Morgan (producer) (track 9)
Andy Wiswell (track 9)
remixer:
Larry Walsh (track 9)
vocals:
Dakota Staton (track 7)
Nancy Wilson (jazz/blues/soul singer) (1961-06-27 – 1961-06-29) (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
Blue Note Records (this is the record company; for release labels use its imprint "Blue Note") (1991) (track 11)
Blue Note Records (this is the record company; for release labels use its imprint "Blue Note") (1997) (track 11)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (2004) (track 11)
Dobre Records (2010) (track 9)
remixed at:
recording of: