By Chip Deffaa
Updated January 10, 1997 at 05:00 AM EST

Virtually all of Concord’s recording artists, from Rosemary Clooney to Marian McPartland, donated their services for Jazz Celebration–A Tribute to Carl Jefferson to fund a music scholarship in memory of company founder/ president Jefferson. Not all 83 musicians here are stellar, but the guitar heights of Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd are breathtaking, and saxist Scott Hamilton’s full-bodied tone is immensely satisfying. Of the younger, lesser-known artists, pianist Bill Charlap scores a direct hit to the heart.