8/21/2007 Dig Up The Roots

 

Norman Granz was a producer who had ideas of how things should sound and let those around him make the sounds happen. These cuts are from a 5 CD set collecting the 9 Jam Session records put out on CLEF records from 1952 - 1954. The session dates and personnel listed below were those listed on the original records

Session #1 #2: June 17, 1952 Hollywood, CA
Charlie Shavers (t); Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker (as); Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (ts); Oscar Peterson (p); Barney Kessel (g); Ray Brown (b); J.C. Heard (d)

Session #3 #4: August 18, 1953 Hollywood, CA
Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t); Buddy DeFranco (cl); Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as), Stan Getz, Wardell Gray (ts); Count Basie, Arnold Ross (p); Freddie Green (g); John Simmons (b); Buddy Rich (d)

Session #5: September 2, 1953 NYC, NY
Roy Eldridge (t); Johnny Hodges (as); Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (ts); Lionel Hampton (vp); Oscar Peterson (p); Ray Brown (b); Buddy Rich (d)

Session #6 #9: October 30, 1954 Hollywood, CA
Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (t); Bill Harris (tb); Buddy DeFranco (cl); Flip Phillips (ts); Oscar Peterson (p); Herb Ellis (g); Ray Brown (b); Louie Bellson (d)

Session #7 #8: September 2, 1953 NYC, NY
Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (t); Johnny Hodges (as); Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (ts); Lionel Hampton (vp); Oscar Peterson (p); Ray Brown (b); Buddy Rich (d)

Playlist Tracks: 
VA - Session 2 - Funky Blues
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA - Session 4 - Blues For The Count
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA - Session 5 - Jamming For Clef
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA - Session 7 - Jam Blues
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA - Session 9 - Lullaby in Rhythm
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA - Session 6 - Stompin' at the Savoy (Part 1)
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
Air Date: 
August 21, 2007