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Jazz Legends Series - The MEZZ MERROW Collection 1928-1955 - 2 CDs

Jazz Legends Series - The MEZZ MERROW Collection 1928-1955 - 2 CDs
£14.99
CD / Product Number: FADCD2057

Mezz Mezzrow was a jazz clarinettist and saxophonist, bandleader and entrepreneur, primarily associated with New Orleans and Dixieland jazz, whose career encompassed the decades before and after WWII, playing alongside some of the genre’s biggest names and organising many landmark recording sessions.
This substantial 45-track collection draws from a significant proportion of the recording sessions in which he participated in the quarter century and more which it covers, selecting material which highlights his distinctive style as an ensemble player, soloist and leader.
He was by no means a virtuoso musician but he was a vital catalyst in bringing together excellent orchestras and small groups, in the 1940s forming his own label King Jazz to release some of them. Some of his most notable work was with Sidney Bechet and Tommy Ladnier during this period, but over the years he worked with a host of major names, whose performances are featured here.
It’s an entertaining overview of the core career of one of the genre’s colourful and influential personalities.

Description

Disc 1

1. There'll Be Some Changes Made - Chicago Rhythm Kings
2. I've Found A New Baby - Chicago Rhythm Kings
3. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home ? - Frank Teschemacher With The Chicago Rhythm Kings
4. Friar's Point Shuffle - The Jungle Kings
5. Jazz Me Blues - Frank Teschemacher's Chicagoans
6. Makin' Friends - Eddie Condon And His Footwarmers
7. I'm Gonna Stomp Mr. Henry Lee - Eddie's Hot Shots
8. Dissonance - Mezz Mezzrow and His Orchestra
9. Swingin' With Mezz - Mezz Mezzrow and His Orchestra
10. Sendin' The Vipers - Mezz Mezzrow and His Orchestra
11. 35th And Calumet - Mezz Mezzrow and His Orchestra
12. How Can You Face Me ? - Fats Waller
13. Sweetie Pie - Fats Waller
14. I Feel Like A Feather In The Breeze - Art Karle And His Boys
15. Lost - Mezz Mezzrow And His Swing Gang
16. Mutiny In The Parlor - Mezz Mezzrow And His Swing Gang
17. I'se A Muggin' - Mezz Mezzrow And His Swing Gang
18. Blues In Disguise - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
19. Hot Club Stomp - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
20. The Swing Session's Called To Order - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
21. Revolutionary Blues - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
22. Swingin' For Mezz Careless Love - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
23. Really The Blues - Tommy Ladnier And His Orchestra
24. When You And I Were Young, Maggie - Tommy Ladnier And His Orchestra

Disc 2

1. Royal Garden Blues - Mezzrow/Ladnier Quintet
2. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly-Roll - Mezzrow/Ladnier Quintet
3. Gettin' Together - Mezzrow/Ladnier Quintet
4. Minor Jive - Frankie Newton
5. Rompin' Romping At Victor - Frankie Newton
6. Stop It Joe - Rosetta Crawford Acc By James P. Johnson's Hep Cats
7. Mezzin' Around - Mezz Mezzrow
8. Some Of These Days George Wettling Jazz Trio
9. Apex Blues - Art Hodes' Blue Five
10. House Party - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
11. Perdido Street Stomp - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
12. Minor Swoon - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
13. Bowin' The Blues - Mezz Mezzrow
14. Jelly Roll - Mezz Mezzrow
15. Gone Away Blues - Mezz Mezzrow
16. Out Of The Gallion - Mezz Mezzrow
17. Fast Blues - Bechet/Mezzrow Feetwarmers
18. Clarinet Marmalade - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
19. Revolutionary Blues No 2 - Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra
20. Clarinet Blues - Gene Sedric And His Rhythm
21. All Of Me - Mezz Mezzrow A La Schola Cantorum