Various Artists

Definitive Jazz Scene, Vol. 3

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The third of three LPs in this Impulse sampler series has eight selections (from the same number of artists) not originally included on any other albums; much of this music has since reappeared on CDs as "bonus cuts." The playing is particularly strong on this set with performances by the John Coltrane Quartet (a rare version of "Vilia"), Archie Shepp's Trio ("The Chased"), Oliver Nelson (featuring altoist Phil Woods on "One for Phil"), McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton's Trio, the Russian Jazz Quartet, Shirley Scott (with Stanley Turrentine) and the Elvin Jones Quartet. It's a good cross section of the many important artists who were on Impulse's roster in the mid-'60s.

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