Various Artists

Jazz Legacy Baden-Baden

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This very interesting CD has a variety of unique performances taken from radio broadcasts. Trumpeter Donald Byrd and tenor-great Stan Getz team up on "Fontessa"; Don Byas's tenor is showcased on a brief "How High the Moon"; "Zoot" features altoist Lee Konitz and baritonist Lars Gullin; Byas teams up with fellow tenor Hans Koller, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke on "Blues In the Closet"; singer Helen Merrill duets with Pettiford on "Yesterdays"; and several songs have altoist Bud Shank, Bob Cooper on tenor, trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff and pianist Joe Zawinul in a sextet. Bop collectors will want to search for this release, put out by the German Delta label.