157

Various Artists: Jazz For A Lazy Day

By

Sign in to view read count
Various Artists: Jazz For A Lazy Day Jazz For A Lazy Day, fifth in the highly acclaimed Jazz For... series produced by Joel Dorn for The Masked Announcer, is most likely to follow its predecessors to the top of the charts. And deservingly so. The series is an excellent selection of traditional acoustic jazz led by such music legends as Hank Jones, Sonny Stitt, Houston Person, Donald Byrd and Pat Martino. Jazz For A Lazy Day, a 9-track CD also features stellar performances by newer artists such as bassist Christian McBride and drummer Cindy Blackmon. “Alone Together” led by Wallace Roney and “Alter Ego” led by Donald Byrd, are particular standouts because they clearly accentuate the “lazy” lifestyle jazz concept and mood of the compilation. Roney’s trumpet and Byrd’s flugelhorn whisper their respective melodies on relaxing, kicked-back listens. Jazz For A Lazy Day is filled with noteworthy artists and provides a consistent identity for the series which has spent a combined 76 weeks on the Billboard Traditional Jazz chart. The series includes Jazz For A Rainy Day, Jazz For The Quiet Times, Jazz For The Open Road, and Jazz For When You're Alone. The affordable series, with cover art that depicts its title, is available on 32 Jazz and is a definite “must have” for the novice or seasoned jazz collector.

TRACKS:Blue Monk, Monk's Dream, Chelsea Bridge, Walkin', Alone Together, Blue Seven, Fly Me To The Moon, Daydream, Alter Ego

PERSONNEL:Hank Jones, piano, Mickey Roker, drums; Sam Jones, bass; Ralph Moore, tenor sax; Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Victor Lewis, drums; Ricky Ford, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Walter Booker, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Sonny Stitt, tenor sax; Joe Newman, trumpet; Duke Jordan, piano; Roy Brooks, drums; Wallace Roney, trumpet; Donald Brown, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Cindy Blackmon, drums; Gary Thomas, flute; Houston Person, tenor sax; Ron Carter, bass; Russell Gunn, trumpet; Cecil Brooks III, drums; Cedar Walton, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Vernell Fournier, drums; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Donald Byrd, flugelhorn; Kenny Garret, alto sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums.


Title: Jazz For A Lazy Day | Year Released: 1999 | Record Label: 32 Records


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Eleven Cages CD/LP/Track Review Eleven Cages
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 27, 2017
Read Afro-Caribbean Mixtape CD/LP/Track Review Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
by Mark F. Turner
Published: June 27, 2017
Read Wake Up Call CD/LP/Track Review Wake Up Call
by Jack Bowers
Published: June 27, 2017
Read The Late Trane CD/LP/Track Review The Late Trane
by Roger Farbey
Published: June 27, 2017
Read Developing Story CD/LP/Track Review Developing Story
by Edward Blanco
Published: June 26, 2017
Read Inspirations (featuring Matthew Halsall) CD/LP/Track Review Inspirations (featuring Matthew Halsall)
by Phil Barnes
Published: June 26, 2017
Read "But Wait… There’s More! / Live 2017" CD/LP/Track Review But Wait… There’s More! / Live 2017
by Roger Weisman
Published: June 9, 2017
Read "One Minute Later" CD/LP/Track Review One Minute Later
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: April 28, 2017
Read "Sing House" CD/LP/Track Review Sing House
by Troy Dostert
Published: June 11, 2017
Read "Prick of the Litter" CD/LP/Track Review Prick of the Litter
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: January 28, 2017
Read "Life Compass On!" CD/LP/Track Review Life Compass On!
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: February 5, 2017
Read "Oakland/Lisboa" CD/LP/Track Review Oakland/Lisboa
by John Sharpe
Published: August 19, 2016

Smart Advertising!

Musician? Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with our Premium Profile service.