Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '60s, Vol. 1 features some of the finest performances from the label's roster of jazz greats, including John Coltrane's "Equinox," Charles Mingus' "Ecclusiastics," and Ornette Coleman's "Una Muy Bonita." Roland Kirk's "Volunteered Slavery," the Modern Jazz Quartet's "Summertime," and Herbie Mann's "Comin' Home, Baby" are among the collection's other highlights, along with tracks by Mose Allison, Hank Crawford, Les McCann, and Eddie Harris. Though the album isn't really a good introduction to any of its individual artists, Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '60s, Vol. 1 does offer a notable look at the mix of hard bop, free jazz, and avant-garde jazz that defined the label in the '60s.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares