Jazz at the Philharmonic

Jazz in Europe

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Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic was at its peak in the early '50s. By the time of this 1960 Stockholm concert (which resulted in four LPs' worth of material), JATP was no longer touring in the United States and was soon to become a legendary part of history. The music on this album is quite good, which is not surprising when one considers that the band consists of tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, trombonist J.J. Johnson and the Cannonball Adderley Quintet rhythm section of the time (pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes). In addition to the fine jams, Getz sounds wonderful on "Yesterdays." Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie so enjoyed the set that he came on stage unannounced to play "Bop 'N Boogie" with the musicians. An infectiously enjoyable LP.