Various Artists

Stars of Modern Jazz Concert

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The music from the historic Christmas 1949 Carnegie Hall concert has all been reissued on CD by Stash. In addition to Charlie Parker (whose selections are not on this LP), nearly all of the top players of bebop are heard from including the Bud Powell Trio, trumpeter Miles Davis, baritonist Serge Chaloff, altoist Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz on tenor, trombonists Kai Winding and Benny Green, drummer Max Roach, pianist Lennie Tristano and his group (with altoist Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh on tenor) and Sarah Vaughan. Most of the performances are quite good, the recording quality is decent and this set gives one a fine all-around picture of the bop scene of the era (although the CD is obviously preferable).