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Compact Jazz: Dinah Washington [Import]

Dinah Washington Audio CD

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Historical union of jazz's biggest labels results in the September 24, 2002

release of 14 wholly encompassing CDs by many of the music's greatest stars

For the first time in their histories, the prestigious jazz labels The Verve Music Group and Blue Note Records have joined forces to create The Definitive Series, remarkable collections of classic jazz artists compiled from ... Read more in Amazon's Dinah Washington Store

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1. What a Difference a Day Makes
2. I Could Write a Book
3. Make Me A Present Of You
4. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
5. I Wanna Be Loved
6. Manhattan
7. I've Got You Under My Skin
8. I Remember Clifford
9. Unforgettable
10. Easy Living
11. Backwater Blues
12. If I Were a Bell
13. Teach Me Tonight
14. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
15. All of Me
16. This Bitter Earth

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No plastic wrap. Product as shown in photos. Stickers/ sticker marks and some shelf wear. CD is perfect condition and never played. Fast shipping!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best 15 Mar 2001
By Barbara Moorman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is my very favorite cd. Ivery , highly recommend this cdfor anyone that want to hear avery well put together Dinah Washington cd. I play this a lot. You can`t get tired of hearing it because it shows in so many ways the variations ofDinah`s rare talent. If you everwonder whether any cd is worth the money spent, this one has nodoubt of being her best or oneof the best. It`s a must have.You definitely won`t be sorry you purchased it. You will enjoy it!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great jazz divas 22 Jun 2008
By sekander - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Although not usually considered in the same class as
Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday or Sarah Vaughan, there is
no doubt that Dinah belongs in any conversation about the
best female singers in jazz and blues. This is a great
collection of songs, as well. Broadway standards are given
the distinctive Dinah touch that will have you coming back for
more. Her bluesy delivery adds another dimension that is
sometimes lacking in Ella's renditions. Of course, the big hit
What A Difference A Day Makes is here, but there's so much more.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 17 Dec 2012
By Bob Nielsen - Published on Amazon.com
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What a a great combination of songs Wow she was blessed with a awesome voice, it was not my generation but it is great music, The Music sets a great tone and mood.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compilation showcasing Dinah's versatility 25 May 2012
By Mike Tarrani - Published on Amazon.com
A complete listing of tracks with sound samples can be found on the MP3 version of this album: Compact Jazz. You will find that whoever selected for this compilation chose wisely. The songs range from lush orchestra arrangements of standards such as What A Difference A Day Makes to a Bessie Smith cover backed by a trio. Many of the tracks are backed by orchestras conducted by Quincy Jones and Ernie Wilkins. The use of strings add considerably to such renditions as Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Unforgettable and Manhattan. Don't let the tracks using orchestras and strings deter you because those tracks swing. Dinah and the arrangements and ensembles were not compromised in any way.

Two highlights for me were I've Got You Under My Skin performed with the great Clifford Brown. His trumpet solo in the song is masterful. Her rendition of I Remember Clifford - Benny Golson's moving tribute to Brown who died at a young 25 - is so soulful that it evokes tears.

I also love All of Me, which is taken from her 1958 Newport Jazz Festival performance. She is backed by Wynton Kelly on piano, Urbie Green on trombone, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Don Elliot on mellophone, Paul West on bass and Max Roach (drums). What makes this song special is what actually happened at the Festival versus what you hear on the album - during Terry Gibbs's vibe solo she grabbed a pair of mallets and performed a duet with him.

Also, her performance of Backwater Blues backed by Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass and Max Roach on drums shows her jazz trio chops. This was also from the Newport Jazz Festival.

Dinah's versatility as a musician is clearly shown by this album. It's easy to see why she earned the title as Queen of the Blues, and equally easy to hear that she could perform jazz standards with the best of them.

I also recommend checking out Dinah Jams, which has an equal spot on my list of favorite Dinah Washington albums.
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Dinah Washington album - wonderful compilation! 22 May 2012
By Mike Tarrani - Published on Amazon.com
This album shows Dinah's versatility as a musician because not only does she show how she earned the title as Queen of the Blues, but does jazz standards with the best of them.

The tracks selected for this compilation range from lush orchestra arrangements of standards such as What A Difference A Day Makes to wonderful Bessie Smith covers with a trio (Backwater Blues.)

It would be subjective (and pretentious) for me to list the 'best' tracks, but I will list some that stand out and the reasons why. Tracks 7 and 8 and especially poignant in that she performs I've Got You Under My Skin with the great Clifford Brown whose trumpet solo in the song is masterful. In the next track her rendition of I Remember Clifford - Benny Golson's moving tribute to Brown who died at a young 25 - is so soulful that it evokes tears.

Another song that stands out is All of Me. It is taken from her 1958 Newport Jazz Festival performance that was captured on the video, Jazz on a Summer's Day. She was backed by Wynton Kelly on piano, Urbie Green on trombone, Terry Gibbs on vibes, Don Elliot on mellophone, Paul West on bass and Max Roach (drums). What makes this song special is what actually happened at the Festival versus what you hear on the album - during Terry Gibbs's vibe solo she grabbed a pair of mallets and performed a duet with him (and judging from Max Roach's bemused and surprised expression it was entirely impromptu.)

To me her performance of Backwater Blues backed by Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass and Max Roach on drums shows her jazz trio chops. This was also from the Newport Jazz Festival (although it was not included in Jazz on a Summer's Day.

Many of the tracks are backed by orchestras conducted by Quincy Jones and Ernie Wilkins. The use of strings add considerably to such renditions as Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Unforgettable and Manhattan. Don't let the tracks using orchestras and strings deter you because those tracks swing. Dinah and the arrangements and ensembles were not compromised in any way.

If you are a Dinah Washington fan and want to explore her other forays into jazz and standards I highly recommend pairing this album with Jam Session.
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