Tracks A1-C2 recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Los Angeles, July 2, 1944. Tracks D1-D8 recorded at Embassy Theatre, Los Angeles, April 22, 1946. Other Versions (5 of 5) View All. Cat.
Jazz at the Philharmonic, or JATP (1944–1983), was the title of a series of jazz concerts, tours and recordings produced by Norman Granz.
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Jazz at the Philharmonic: Lester Young Carnegie Blues showcases the tenor saxophonist on stage with such fellow greats as Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker and Illinois Jacquet, pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jo Jones. It has highlights from Young’s shows at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1946, 1953 and 1957. Jazz at the Philharmonic: Blues in Chicago 1955 is led by Peterson and features frequent partner, guitarist Herb Ellis, and early saxophone innovator Illinois Jacquet
Both Montreux and JATP were the brainchildren of Norman Granz, the jazz enthusiast and music business impresario also responsible for founding the prolific Clef, Norgram, Down Home, Verve and Pablo labels. Peterson proves, even at this early date, to be a supreme accompanist for Fitzgerald, foreshadowing the recordings the duo would later make for Verve and Pablo. Sidemen for the date include tenor saxophonist Lester Young and trumpeter Charlie Shavers, each of whom retains their swing chops while venturing into late bop phrasing.