Various Artists

Jazz Monterey

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This long out-of-print double LP from the now-obsolete Palo Alto label has a dozen previously unreleased performances from the Monterey Jazz Festival, celebrating the annual event's 25th anniversary. There is a great deal of valuable music on this set, including selections featuring Cannonball Adderley, Toots Thielemans, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Joe Henderson, Jon Hendricks, the Jimmy Giuffre Three (playing "Doxy" at the very first festival), Johnny Griffin, Buddy Rich's big band with guest Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams with Prez Conference, Benny Golson and Joanne Brackeen's Trio. None of the valuable music (which is consistently enjoyable) has been reissued on CD yet.