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Introducing Jazz Masters: Verve Jazz Masters Vol. 20
Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan
Introducing Jazz Masters: Verve Jazz Masters Vol. 20
Genres: Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Terry M. (tmulcahy) from ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Reviewed on 12/28/2015...
Great stuff. Well worth listening to. Really, this is a roster of some the greatest jazz musicians ever.
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"What A Diff'rence A Day Made . . . And The Diff'rence Is Yo
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* | CA USA | 03/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you want to listen to a huge variety of jazz icons all together in one CD, then you're in for a delight with this outstanding compilation CD. Most of the famous jazz giants are represented here - from the majestic royalties Count Basie and Duke Ellington to the original divas Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, and not to mention Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Erroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie and Wes Montgomery.

Louis Armstrong opens up with Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things" and invites you for a "trip to the moon on gossamer wings." Sarah Vaughan presents her tantalizing vocals in "Lullaby of Birdland" and shows off her versatility in scat singing. Stan Getz performs a Bossa Nova staple "The Girl From Ipanema" with vocals from the husband-and-wife team of João and Astrud Gilberto.

Bill Evans contributes his delicate touch on the ivories as he plays "Here's That Rainy Day." Every tune that Mr. Evans plays becomes a beautiful masterpiece. Erroll Garner plays his signature composition "Misty" with an enchanting arrangement making it one of the best tracks. Count Basie wraps up this presentation with a beautiful tune that takes you back to the fifties, "April In Paris," a composition by Vernon Duke and Yip Harburg.

The First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald does a swinging Rodgers & Hart song, "Everything I've Got" while Dinah Washington sings another beautiful version of Maria Grover and Stanley Adams' "What A Diff'rence A Day Made" (the other fabulous version is found in Diana Ross' charming album, Blue).

"What a diff'rence a day made
Twenty-four little hours
Brought the sun and the flowers
Where there used to be rain

My yesterday was blue, dear
Today, I'm a part of you, dear
My lonely nights are thru, dear
Since you said you were mine

What a diff'rence a day makes
There's a rainbow before me
Skies above can't be stormy
Since that moment of bliss

That thrilling kiss
It's heaven when you find romance on your menu
What a diff'rence a day made
And the diff'rence"

With this CD, there is something wonderful to unfold if you're a fan of any of these jazz greats. If you're a fan of all of them, then so much the better. It's very rare to find an incredible collection such as this. It's a rare check this out and enjoy!

Wholeheartedly recommended."
Great CD!!
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* | 07/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Actually I would have content buying this CD if only one of the songs were on it - Wes Montgomery ... mmm, good!joshua"