Jazz at the Philharmonic

Blues in Chicago 1955

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This LP, one of ten released by Polygram in 1983 (and whose contents are not yet available on CD) has its moments of interest. The 20-minute "Blues" features enjoyable solos by five classic horn players: Flip Phillips, Lester Young and Illinois Jacquet on tenors and trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie. In addition Diz and Young are teamed up in "The Modern Set" while "The Swing Set" features Eldridge, Flip and Jacquet and there is a tasteful five-song ballad medley. Fans of these talented players will want to search for this out-of-print album.