The Jazz Scene by Various Artists produced by Norman Granz in 1949
A tremendously important jazz release heralding the emergence of post war modern jazz styles
The Jazz Scene is an album (set of LP,78 records) produced by Norman Granz in 1949 in an effort to document what the current music and jazz artists of the time sounded like; only 5000 were pressed as a limited issue under Granz’s Clef Records label. Granz was the developer and producer of the Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) shows that toured the country, The Jazz Scene was in part a direct product of these shows. The set included music from what have become some of most historic and influential names in American jazz music: Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker,Lester Young, Machito, Coleman Hawkins, Bud Powell, and others. The later Verve Records CD re-issue includes un-issued material from the sessions and tracks contained on other Norman Granz JATP affiliated recordings. The Jazz Scene is among a set of JATP recordings that are #9 on the list of important American sound recordings in the United States National Archives Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
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