By Chip Deffaa
Updated May 27, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Concert

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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

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