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by AAJ Staff
Chu Berry Classic Columbia And Victor Sessions Mosaic Records 2007
Loren Schoenberg gets to the heart of saxophonist Chu Berry's story near the end of his superlative liners when he notes that Ghost Of A Chance," the 1940 ballad feature recorded by Cab Calloway's Orchestra in response to saxophonist Coleman Hawkins' immortal Body and Soul," actually presents the one aspect of the tenor man's conception that doesn't date well. Since this ...read more
by Nic Jones
Chu Berry Classic Columbia & Victor Sides Mosaic Records 2007
This seven-disc set is both a summary of tenor saxophonist Chu Berry's tragically short life and an important contribution to jazz history. It is a warts and all collection due to some of contexts in which Berry is heard, but in an odd way such contexts actually serve to accentuate his progressive vision and greatness; what we have here in bulk is the work ...read more