Various Artists – NPR New Year’s Jazz Concert (1986/1987)

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And here´s their New Years live concerts 1986/87 with a lot of great Jazz musicians… look to personnel section in this entry.

I can´t imagine a better way to start this year (except the classical New Years concerts in Vienna) !

Recorded ive at The Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worh, Texas and Donte’s Jazz Club, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. December 31, 1986 – January 1, 1987.
Very good WBUR-FM Boston/NPR broadcast.

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Nat Adderley’s BeBop All-Stars (CD 1):
Nat Adderley (trumpet)
Gail Allen (vocals)
Walter Booker (bass)
Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Junior Cook (saxophone)
Sonny Fortune (saxophone)
Bertha Hope (piano)

Jazz Allstar Ensemble (CD 2):
Chuck Berghofer (bass)
Dick Berk (drums)
Herb Ellis (guitar)
Plas Johnson (saxophone)
Jack Sheldon (trumpet)
Joanie Sommers (vocals)
Ross Tompkins (piano)
Dave MacKay (piano on 09.)



CD 1: Nat Adderley’s BeBop All-Stars: Live at the Caravan of Dreams, Forth Worth:
01. I Must Try to Make the Girl Love Me 7.36
02. Book’s Bossa 15.18
03. intro 1.07
04. Corporate Ladder 4.39
05. DJ talk 1.33
06. What’s a Nice Guy Like You 3.32
07. intro 0.24
08. Nieta  6.34
09. My Funny Valentine 7.26

CD 2: Jazz Allstar Ensemble: Live at Donte’s Jazz Club, Los Angeles:
01. Intro 0.31
02. Slow Walkin’ Blues 6.55
03. intro/Secret Love 4.32
04. intro 1.57
05. Beginning to See the Light [Duke Ellington et al] 4.12
06. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be 8.37
07. I’ll Walk Alone 9.33
08. intro 1.04
09. Medley (including Lush Life) 8.53

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