Putumayo’s Jazz features a veritable who’s who of jazz legends performing beloved standards. The 1950s was a golden age for jazz and three-quarters of this collection was recorded during this era. Many of these recordings have been remixed and remastered, providing a level of sound quality not available until recent years.
A wonderful introduction to the genre and a worthy addition to any aficionado’s collection, Jazz demonstrates the enduring, universal appeal of this homegrown American musical style.
1. Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
2. Maxine Sullivan – ‘Tain’t No Use
3. Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson – I Was Doing All Right
4. Zoot Sims – Someone To Watch Over Me
5. Chet Baker – There Will Never Be Another You
6. Anita O’Day – It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
7. Hampton Hawes – The Sermon
8. Blossom Dearie – They Say It’s Spring
9. Mose Allison – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
10. Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans – Waltz For Debby
11. Billie Holiday – Lover Come Back To Me