We’ve already covered the earliest years of jazz development, but as jazz started to mature, the music remained just as invigorating, and perhaps continuously more challenging.
The collection does not move in a strict chronological order, but rather presents artists in the timeframe that best represents them, even if the track is recorded at a later date, as we see here with our first track , Ella Fitzgerald’s 1964 recording of “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To”.
Featured tracks include:
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Ella Fitzgerald
Willow Weep for Me – Art Tatum
Too Marvelous for Words – Art Tatum
Organ Grinder’s Swing – Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra
Rockin’ Chair – Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
I Can’t Believe that You’re in Love with Me – The Chocolate Dandies
When Lights Are Low – Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra
Dinah – Quintette of the Hot Club of France
Doggin’ Around – Count Basie and his Orchestra
Taxi War Dance – Count Basie and his Orchestra
Lester Leaps In - Count Basie’s Kansas City Seven
I Found a New Baby – Benny Goodman Sextet
Breakfast Feud – Benny Goodman Sextet