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What's new in JAZZ and other  music?
August 2002 -- only Jazz this time

Four new albums with old songs by four outstanding musicians

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Chet Baker

Chet plays (doesn't sing) some of the great ballads of jazz and is accompanied by such great soloists as
Herbie Mann flute
Ppper Adams bs
Bill Evans p,
Kenny Burrell g
Paul Chambers b
Philly Jo Jones d
Connnie Kay d
John Coltrane
Coltrane for Lovers

Recordings 1961 - 1963.
Vocalist Johnny Hartman comes close to Billy Eckstine on "My one and only love",on "They say it's wonderful" and
"Dedicated to you"
Duke Ellington (!) plays the piano at two sessions.
The other pianist is
McCoy Tyner.
Miles Davis
Love Songs

Some old ones from
1957-1963 plus
"Time after time" and
"Human nature" both
from 1985.
An excellent compilation
spanning three decades
illustrating Miles' mastery in handling ballads old and new...
"And miles to go before I sleep."
Stan Getz
Getz for Lovers

I'm not sure whether the four Latin numbers, among them "Girl from Ipanema", are the best of these
1963-1968 renditions.
So what!
Look at the pianists:
Hank Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Duke Jordan.
And Astrud singing!!

oops ... something new after all!!
a new voice in jazz....

Who would have thought the
album would win
8 (eight) Grammies!! (March 2003)
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