Various Artists

Jazz Originals, Vol. 1

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Jazz Originals, Vol. 1, released on the Play 24-7 label, collects classic recordings by the premier jazz performers of the 20th century. The 30 tracks on this volume include Jimmy Smith's "I Got My Mojo Working," Miles Davis' "So What," Duke Ellington's "St. Louis Blues," and the Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Take Five." This consistently satisfying disc also features outstanding tunes by the Count Basie Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, and Roland Kirk. While the packaging is drab, you can buy confidently knowing that these are the original LP versions and not dubious live tracks with questionable sound.

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