The Complete Jazz at the Plaza + 11 Bonus Tracks
Essential Jazz Classics
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INCLUDES 11 BONUS TRACKS
This release presents the complete original albums "Jazz at the Plaza vols. 1 & 2" (Columbia C-32470 & C-32471), which contained the musical results of a party thrown by Columbia to celebrate the healthy state of their jazz division. As stated on the original liner notes by producer Irving Townsend: “It was a party. We taped it because we wanted to remember it, in case it never happened again.” The event brought together the talents of the Miles Davis Sextet (featuring John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans), the Duke Ellington Orchestra (showcasing the singing of Jimmy Rushing on afew songs), and Billie Holiday, who performed two tracks.
As a bonus to this unique concert, two rare live broadcasts of the Miles Davis Sextet from the same period (at the end of CD 1) have been included , as well as additional live performances by the Ellington band taped in Paris shortly after the Plaza concert (closing CD 2).
All tracks recorded live at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel,
New York, Tuesday, September 9, 1958.
On CD 1 [1-4]: THE MILES DAVIS SEXTET
MILES DAVIS trumpet
JOHN COLTRANE tenor sax
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY alto sax
BILL EVANS piano
PAUL CHAMBERS bass
JIMMY COBB drums.
On CD 2 [1-5] & : DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA
Clark Terry, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Cat Anderson (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln),
Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts),
Russell Procope (as, cl), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts),
Harry Carney (bar, b-cl, cl), Duke Ellington (p), Jimmy Woode (b),
Sam Woodyard (d), Jimmy Rushing (vcl on 5 only).
On CD 2 :
BILLIE HOLIDAY vocals
BUCK CLAYTON trumpet
MAL WALDRON piano.
Unknown bass & drums.
(*) BONUS TRACKS:
CD 1 [5-9]: THE MILES DAVIS SEXTET (Same personnel as above except Red Garland (p) replaces Bill Evans.
Live at the Spotlight Lounge, Washington D.C., November 1, 1958 (tracks 5-7)
& at Birdland, New York, January 3, 1959 (tracks 8-9).
CD 2 [8-13]: DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA
(same personnel as CD 2, 1-5 & 7 except Jimmy Rushing omitted).
Live at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, November 20, 1958.
INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET
CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 77:42
01 If I Were A Bell
03 My Funny Valentine
04 Straight, No Chaser / The Theme
05 Sid’s Ahead (*)
06 Bye Bye Blackbird (*)
07 Straight, No Chaser #2 (*)
08 Bags’ Groove (*)
09 All Of You (*)
CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 77:57
01 TOOT SUITE [JAZZ FESTIVal Suite]: a) Red Garter / b) Red Shoes / c) Red Carpet/ d) Ready Go
03 El Gato
04 All Of Me
05 Medley: a) Go Away Blues / b) Hello, Little Girl / c) Love To Hear My Baby Call My Name [Vocals By Jimmy Rushing]
06 Medley: When Your Lover Has Gone / Don’t Explain [Vocals By Billie Holiday]
07 Take The “A” Train
08 El Gato #2 (*)
09 Take The “A” Train #2 [Vocals By Ray Nance] (*)
10 V.I.P Boogie (*)
11 Jam With Sam (*)
12 Stompy Jones (*)
13 Hi Fi Fo Fum (*)
(*) BONUS TRACKS