Interestingly, what you have on the other 8 tracks are jazz signature songs taken from the various artists’ albums. But, Telarc has a good ear for finding those signature versions that are quite different from the ones that you are normally used to hearing on compilations from "The Best of.... " albums. So in this respect, you may be delighted with the results.
Included on this CD in order are:
George Shearing’s "Lullaby of Birdland" recorded in Studio A, Power Station - New York City February 1994.
An unreleased "Minnie the Moocher" Live by Cab Calloway and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Cincinnati February 1993.
An up-tempo "Take Five" from Dave Brubeck with a phenomenal drum solo by Randy Jones, recorded Live at the Washington National Cathedral - Washington DC June 1995.
Dizzy Gillespie’s "Con Alma" from Bird Songs-The Final Recordings, Live at the Blue Note - New York City January 1992.
Ahmad Jamal and an unreleased "Poinciana" recorded in Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase at the Blackstone Hotel - Chicago November 1992.
Clark Terry’s "Mumbles" in a Tribute to Oscar Peterson - Town Hall New York City 1996.
Erroll Garner’s "Misty" recorded Live at the Seattle World’s Fair August 1963Lionel Hampton "Flyin’ Home" recorded Live at the Blue Note - New York City June 1991.
Liza Minnelli "New York, New York" recorded live Carnegie Hall - New York City 1987.
Nice compilation of unusual takes, but next time leave off Minnelli. (Groan)
Total Playing time: 56:04