Drums: Milestones of Jazz Legends | Documents 600394

Drums: Milestones of Jazz Legends

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600394

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 1st September 2017

Contents

Artists

Art Blakey
Elvin Jones
Buddy Rich
Max Roach
Louis Bellon
Shelly Manne
Chico Hamilton
Philly Joe Jones
Ray Bryany
Gene Krupa
Guy Warren
Manny Albam
Ernie Wilkins
Dave Bailey Sextet

Artists

Art Blakey
Elvin Jones
Buddy Rich
Max Roach
Louis Bellon
Shelly Manne
Chico Hamilton
Philly Joe Jones
Ray Bryany
Gene Krupa
Guy Warren
Manny Albam
Ernie Wilkins
Dave Bailey Sextet

About

When Jazz made the big step from dance music to Modern Jazz with all its different playing styles in the 1940s, its harmony and rhythm became more and more complex and it moved away from his “primitive” origins. Interestingly, however, this sparked an interest in the African roots of the music, fueled of course by the new self-consciousness of African Americans after World War II. The drummer Art Blakey traveled to Africa in 1947 in order to become more familiar with African polyrhythms. He used all of these experiences for albums like “Holidays for Skins”, which kicks o this comprehensive overview of the great drummers of Modern Jazz.

Guy Warren from Ghana was one of the pioneers of the fusion of African music with Jazz, which went on to in uence many musicians in Africa as well as North America - from Fela Kuti to Duke Ellington. With his “Percussion Bittersweet” Max Roach managed to create a wonderful work that confronts young avant-garde musicians such as Eric Dolphy with complex rhythms, enriching the mix with Abbey Lincoln’s new vocal accents. Two of the most important drummers of the “Swing into Bebop”-era cannot be left out: Gene Krupa and Jo Jones. Not least because of the successful drum battles at the popular Jazz At the Philharmonic concerts, encounters of the best drummers have always taken place for recording sessions as well, which fortunately presents all participants’ musical abilities.

With Chico Hamilton, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Shelly Manne, and Dave Bailey, some of the best drummers of the time present themselves in small and medium-sized ensembles without pushing their instruments into the foreground. A very special album is “The Drum Suite” by Manny Albam and Ernie Wilkins, who also wrote scores for the participating drummers. Feat. Art Blakey, Max Roach, Gene Krupa, Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Guy Warren, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Shelly Manne, Donald Byrd, Stanley Turrentine, Clark Terry, Eric Dolphy, Abbey Lincoln, Mal Waldron, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson.

CD 1: Art Blakey - The Feast / Aghano / Lamento Africano / Mirage / O’Tinde / Ray Bryant - Swingin’ Kilts / Art Blakey - Dinga / Reflection

CD 2: Max Roach - Garvey’s Ghost / Mama / Tender Warriors / Praise For A Martyr / Mendacity / Man From South Africa / Wee Dot / Fours / Philly Joe Jones’ Solo / Segue - Finale / Now’s The Time / Philly Joe Jones’ Solo / Art Blakey’s Solo / El Nino / Fours / Drum Ensemble - Segue - Elvin Jones’ Solo / Drum Ensemble - Segue - Charlie Persip’s Solo / Drum Ensemble - Segue - Finale

CD 3: Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich - Buddy’s Blues / Bernie’s Tune / Gene’s Blues / Sweethearts On Parade / I Never Knew

CD 4:
Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich - Idaho / Sophisticated Lady / Flying Home / Drum Boogie / The Drum Battle / Perdido / Shoe Shine Boy - First Take / Lover Man / Georgia Mae / Caravan / Lincoln Heights / Embraceable You / Shoe Shine Boy - Second Take

CD 5:
Buddy Rich and Max Roach - Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) / The Casbah / Sleep / Figure Eights / Yesterdays /Big Foot / Limehouse Blues / Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goodbye / Skin Deep / Claxton Hall Swing / Phalanges / For Europeans Only / Copasetic / Fascinatin’ Rhythm / Percussionistically Speaking / All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm / Loris / A Pearl For Louie

CD 6: Guy Warren With The Red Saunders Orchestra - Africa Speaks / Ode To A Stream / Duet / Eyi Wala Dong / Monkies And Butterflies / J.A.I.S.I. (Jazz As I See It) / Invocation Of The Horned Viper / Chant / My Minuet / The High Life / Eyes Of A Fawn / Fred Tone

CD 7: Manny Albam, Ernie Wilkins - First Movement: Dancers On Drums / Second Movement: Bristling /Third Movement: Chant Of The Witch Doctors / Fourth Movement: Skinning The Valves /Fifth Movement: Cymbalisms / Sixth Movement: The Octopus / Jonalah /Chrissie / The Wind / Gone Lover (When Your Lover Has Gone) / The Ghost / Sleepy Slept Here (Santa Monica) / Takin’ A Chance On Love /The Squimp / Topsy / Drums West / Sleep

CD 8:
Philly Joe Jones - Blue Gwynn / Stablemates / El Tambores - Carioca / The Tribal Message / Cherokee / Land Of The Blue Veils / Philly J.J.

CD 9: Elvin Jones, Shelly Manne - Lady Luck / Buzz-At / Shadowland / Pretty Brown / Ray-El / Four And Six / You Are Too Beautiful / Take The “A” Train / The Sicks Of Us / Slowly / Lean On Me / Cherokee / Me And Some Drums

CD 10:
Dave Bailey Sextet - One Foot In The Gutter / Well You Needn’t / Sandu

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