Various Artists

Okeh Jazz

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

The Okeh label is best known for its recordings of the 1920s but it actually lasted on and off into the '50s. This double LP reissues a variety of formerly rare recordings by tenor-saxophonist Arnett Cobb (spirited R&Bish performances), tenor Johnny Griffin in 1954 (his first session as a leader), trumpeter Red Rodney (a fine jump date from 1952), pianist Ahmad Jamal and his 1951-52 trio, organist Wild Bill Davis (including a version of "April in Paris" that was used as the framework for Count Basie's big hit) and singer Mary Ann McCall. This historic music is not available on CD.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Arnett Cobb 02:45 Amazon
2 Arnett Cobb 02:05 Amazon
3 Arnett Cobb 02:23 Amazon
4 Arnett Cobb 02:54 Amazon
5 Arnett Cobb 02:52 Amazon
6
Arnett Cobb 03:00 Amazon
7 Arnett Cobb 03:01 Amazon
8 02:59 Amazon
9
02:59 Amazon
10
02:35 Amazon
11
02:47 Amazon
12
Red Rodney 02:44 Amazon
13
Red Rodney 02:42 Amazon
14 Red Rodney 02:46 Amazon
15
Red Rodney 02:37 Amazon
16 Ahmad Jamal 02:49 Amazon
17 Ahmad Jamal 02:41 Amazon
18 Ahmad Jamal 03:05 Amazon
19 Ahmad Jamal 02:37 Amazon
20 Ahmad Jamal 02:53 Amazon
21 Ahmad Jamal 02:34 Amazon
22 Wild Bill Davis 02:42 Amazon
23 Wild Bill Davis 02:44 Amazon
24 Wild Bill Davis 02:41 Amazon
25 Mary Ann McCall 02:48 Amazon
26
Mary Ann McCall 03:05 Amazon
27
Mary Ann McCall 02:57 Amazon
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