The music all been out on Blue Note before but what a bargain this collection is.Dizzy Reece is.Dizzy a fine west indian trumpeter,with the usual unbeatable Blue Note sound and classy side muscians what a great set of records all in one boxed set.if you want a inexpensive christmas gift (or at any time!)for a fellow modern jazz fan they wont be disappointed with this set.great music/great price enjoy it.
I was recommended this set by Amazon but I see there is no information on which albums are on the set nor is there a track listing.
So this in no way is a review- rather a service to people, who like me, want to know what's on the set.
If you require a good review I can recommend some on the Amazon USA site for now.
Housed in a cheap booklet there is very little info on the Albums and the compilers have committed the sin of splitting the 'Star Bright' album over 2 different CDs rather than have them on one. But this is a minor niggle when the music is the thing?
There are few details on the CDs but at this low, low price you get eight LPs plus and EP for the price of one CD and the cover boasts that the albums have been 'digitally remastered and enhanced' so that cannot be bad can It? At this price we cannot complain can we??
There are 8 classic Albums and an EP.
'BLUES IN TRINITY' (1958) 'STAR BRIGHT' (1959) 'SOUNDIN' OFF' (1960) 'A NEW STAR' (1955) 'PROGRESS REPORT' (1956) 'NOWHERE TO GO' EP (1958) 'TOY TRUMPETS' (1956) 'TRANSATLANTIC ALLIANCE' (1957) 'A VARIATION ON MONK' (1957)
CD DISC 1: 'BLUES IN TRINITY' (1958): 1. Blues In Trinity 2. I Had The Craziest Dream 3. Close Up 4. Shepherd's Serenade 5. Color Blind 6. 'Round About Midnight STAR BRIGHT (1959): 7. The Rake 8. I'll Close My Eyes 9. Groovesville CD DISC 2: STAR BRIGHT (1959) (Cont.): 1. The Rebound 2. I Wished On The Moon 3. A Variation On Monk 'SOUNDIN' OFF' (1960): 4. (I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance 5. Once In A While 6. Eb Pob 7. Yesterday's 8. Our Love Is Here To Stay 9. Blue Streak CD DISC 3: 'A NEW STAR' (1955): 1. O' Moon 2. Butch 3. Bang 4. This Is Always 5. Now's The Time 6. Please Call? 'PROGRESS REPORT' (1956): 7. Riviera 8. Chorous 9. Out Of Nowhere 10. Momentum 11. Now 12. Basie Line 13. The Gypsy 14. Scrapple' From The Apple
CD DISC 4: 'NOWHERE TO GO' EP (1958): 1. Main Title / Nowhere To Go 2. The Escape & Chase 3. The Search 4. The Sunset Scene 'TOY TRUMPETS' (1956): 5. Yardbird Suite 6. How Deep Is The Ocean? 7. Bluebird (Take 1) 8. Bluebird (Take 2) 'TRANSATLANTIC ALLIANCE' (1957): 9. Stomp 10. Get Up! 11. The Gypsy (Take 2) ON THE SCENE (1957): 12. Eboo 13. On The Scene 'A VARIATION ON MONK' (1957): 14. A Variation On Monk 15. Sweet & Lovely 16. Glenn's Blues