Various Artists

Ken Burns Jazz, Vol. 1

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This three-CD set compiles various recordings by three of the most famous names in swing jazz: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. While the front cover claims to contain "3 classic albums," the set actually consists of three compilations: the Ken Burns Jazz collections of each artist, to be exact. So, as with the documentary series, it's a misleading presentation, but you still get some excellent music. Each over-70-minute disc provides a sampling of some of the best-loved songs by these artists.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:52
2 2:58
3 2:53
4 2:57
5 3:15
6 3:13
7 3:16
8 3:22
9 3:09
10 2:58
11 3:23
12 3:12
13 3:05
14 3:16
15 3:34
16 2:35
17 2:58
18 2:44
19 2:24
20 5:10
21 2:53
22 3:23
23 3:52
24 2:25
25 2:17

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:06
2 3:26
3 2:37
4 3:16
5 3:16
6 2:58
7 6:30
8 3:11
9 4:10
10 3:16
11 3:12
12 2:41
13 2:49
14 2:44
15 2:56
16 3:10
17 2:54
18 2:59
19 4:42
20 5:49
21 3:17

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:03
2 2:28
3 2:51
4 3:04
5 3:00
6 2:55
7 3:27
8 4:17
9 2:52
10 8:42
11 4:20
12 4:15
13 3:19
14 2:49
15 2:35
16 3:15
17 4:45
18 3:22
19 3:13
20 2:55
21 3:06
22 2:50
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