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Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Concert

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Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Concert

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul, Nat King Cole, Various Artists
Producers:
Verve
genre:
Jazz, Reissues

We gave it an A

This is a classic recording-Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Concert-now reissued for the 50th anniversary. Giants Nat ”King” Cole (piano), Les Paul (guitar), J.J. Johnson (trombone), and Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) created a supercharged jam-session atmosphere. The high point is ”Blues”-Jacquet surging in the over-the-top style that influenced so many other jazz (and, eventually, R&B and rock) players, with Cole and Paul spurring each other on zestfully. A