May 18, 1987
Jazz, Classic Female Blues, World Fusion, Soul Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Standards, Neo-Bop, Post-Bop, Brazilian Jazz, Cool, Hard Bop, Crossover Jazz, Traditional Pop, Brazilian Traditions, West Coast Jazz, Bop, Bossa Nova

Album Review

With the Compact Jazz series offering plenty of fine single-artist starter discs, there should be no hesitation in picking up this multi-artist overview for that jazz neophyte friend. As usual, the price is right and the selection generous. Covering the '50s, '60s, and '70s, the disc includes both vocal and instrumental tracks from the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Bill Evans, Dinah Washington, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. And for the more discerning listener, cuts by Chick Corea and the Swingle Singers won't disappoint. A very enjoyable way to start down that road to jazz obsession.
Stephen Cook, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Mack the Knife [Live]
  2. April in Paris
  3. The Shadow of Your Smile
  4. Bernie's Tune
  5. The Girl From Ipanema
  6. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  7. Misty
  8. Djangology
  9. Goin' Out of My Head
  10. Vendôme
  11. What a Diff'rence a Day Made
  12. Walk on the Wild Side
  13. Lullaby of Birdland
  14. I've Got You Under My Skin
  15. Captain Marvel
  16. Friends and Love