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Jazz From the Hills
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop
These 21 tracks come from a series of 1950s sessions featuring the elite pickers of Nashville. The principal players are Chet Atkins (electric guitar), Homer Haynes (guitar and vocals), and Jethro Burns (mandolin); other n... more »
These 21 tracks come from a series of 1950s sessions featuring the elite pickers of Nashville. The principal players are Chet Atkins (electric guitar), Homer Haynes (guitar and vocals), and Jethro Burns (mandolin); other notables include steel guitarist Jerry Byrd, jazz guitarist George Barnes, and fiddler Dale Potter. Pop novelties, jazz standards, and original instrumental breakdowns all have a place here, and the quality of the playing is only equaled by the enthusiasm and enjoyment that clearly guides the sessions. The variety of the styles is remarkable: gently loping ballads ("Darkness on the Delta"), urgent Latin rhythms ("Lady in Red"), and fast-paced jazz romps ("Stompin at the Savoy," "Royal Garden Blues") join Hawaiian ditties ("Indiana March") and even a Sid Caesar tune ("It Goes Like This"). --Marc Greilsamer
Great Country Jazz from the Early 50s
Robert Lee Johnson | Denver, CO | 11/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These are all top players on the Albums and in some ways they represent the earlist recorded Jazz By Country Artist.
Chet Atkins was always a Jazz Fan and he has one of his Guitar Hereos on the Album with him, George Barnes a studio Guitarist out of Chicago that Chet worked with on some Early Country Sessions.
Fiddler Dale Potter is recognized as one of the Greatest of Studio Fiddlers to come out of Nashville. Dale Potter Influenced many of the present day Fiddling Great.
Homer and Jethro Made Comedy Records in the Country Music Genre and they were also great Jazz Musicians. Chet played with Homer and Jethro on his first radio job when he was 17 years old.
If you like the music from the early 50s and love Jazz, this has to be the record for you.
It's great that this record has is being offered for it is one of the Greats when it comes to Jazz From the Hills with Country Players who also were very accmplished Jazz Musicians."