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The History of Chess Jazz

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The History of Chess Jazz

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Chess, GRP
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B+

Although this Chicago label was best known for the blues, in the ’50s and ’60s it also made definitive recordings of such jazz masters as Illinois Jacquet (”You’re My Thrill”), Zoot Sims (”The Man I Love”), and Art Farmer and Benny Golson (”Killer Joe”). They’re on The History of Chess Jazz to be savored, along with lesser talents offering little beyond a funky groove (Odell Brown’s ”Mellow Yellow”).

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