Perfect Jazz: Original Recordings From the 1920s, 30s, 40s

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We’ve called this compilation ‘Perfect Jazz’ for that’s just what we think it is, especially as it presents examples of the genre which show off the music’s greatest practitioners at their creative best.
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TRACK LIST

  1. St. Louis Blues Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 0:30
  2. Someday Sweetheart The Charleston Chasers 0:30
  3. Singin' The Blues Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra 0:30
  4. 29th And Dearborn Johnny Dodds & His Chicago Boys 0:30
  5. Minnie The Moocher Cab Calloway & His Orchestra 0:30
  6. Clarinet Lament Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 0:30
  7. Royal Garden Blues Benny Carter & His Orchestra 0:30
  8. Stormy Weather Art Tatum 0:30
  9. One O'Clock Jump Count Basie & His Orchestra 0:30
  10. I Can't Get Started Bunny Berigan & Orchestra 0:30
  11. What Is This Thing Called Love? Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 0:30
  12. Flying Home Benny Goodman Sextet 0:30
  13. Taint What You Do (Its the Way That Cha Do It) Ella Fitzgerald 0:30
  14. Body And Soul Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra 0:30
  15. Sidewalks Of New York Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 0:30
  16. When A Woman Loves A Man Billie Holiday 0:30
  17. King Porter Stomp Bob Crosby & His Orchestra 0:30
  18. Cheatin' On Me Fats Waller & His Rhythm 0:30
  19. Frisco Fog Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra 0:30
  20. On The Alamo Benny Goodman Sextet 0:30
  21. A Fine Romance Billie Holiday 0:30
  22. All Of Me Benny Carter & His Orchestra 0:30
  23. Doug The Jitterbug Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five 0:30
  24. Ain't Misbehavin' (band) Fats Waller 0:30

FEATURES

  • Jazz Classics At Their Best
  • Expertly Remastered Sound Quality
  • 24 Energetic Tracks: Perfect Listening
  • From 1927 To 1943, And Not A Dull Track
  • Over 1 Hour of Music
COVER NOTES

We’ve called this compilation ‘Perfect Jazz’ for that’s just what we think it is, especially as it presents examples of the genre which show off the music’s greatest practitioners at their creative best.  Expressive, engaging, virtuosic, challenging, energetic or dynamic – all the adjectival attributes of jazz perfection are here, each track fit to rank with the best in their category.
Louis Armstrong is an American icon, the first great soloist and conceptual play-maker of the new music, an artistic innovator who became a popular entertainer, recognised everywhere in the world.  Here he plays the immortal St. Louis Blues, the best-known of W. C. Handy’s compositions, giving it a zesty quality, allowing his exceptional instrumental facility full reign. On this 1929 track, Louis is surrounded by old friends, many from New Orleans, the city of his birth and the cradle of jazz itself.  The shouting trombone is by J.C. Higginbotham, one of the most fluent of early stylists and a man who liked a drink – his trombone case was specially adapted to house two whiskey bottles!  The husky, intensely rhythmic vocal is by Louis himself, of course
The Charleston Chasers were a white recording group, Red Nichols providing the careful trumpet lead, with rubbery trombone by Miff Mole, something of a star in twenties New York.  The quietly fizzy clarinet is by Jimmy Dorsey, later a successful swing era bandleader, often with his combative brother, the brilliant trombonist Tommy Dorsey.  However likeable the period charm of the piece, the music sounds a touch effete when compared with Armstrong’s sturdy efforts.

REVIEWS

3 reviews for Perfect Jazz: Original Recordings From the 1920s, 30s, 40s

  1. Mr S

    Perfect Jazz excellent. Sound quality first-class as usual

  2. Jazz Magazine

    Ive never heard these legendary recordings sound so magnificent

  3. Mr RR

    Just a note to say how much I enjoy your products. I have played the recordings concurrently with original 78s from my “collection and I can confirm that the only thing lost is the surface noise. This is very much not the case with other re-recordings

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