Soprano Summit - 1975 and more!

Artists / Instruments:
CD 1

The Soprano Summit, April 20, 1975

Kenny Davern, Bob Wilber, Marty Grosz, George Duvivier, Connie Kay

CD 2

The Soprano Summit, April, 1975 with Dick Hyman

The Blue Three, March 23, 1979

Kenny Davern, Dick Wellstood, Bob Rosengarden

The Ruby Braff/Bob Wilber Session January 18, 1976

Ruby Braff, Bob Wilber, Wayne Wright, George Duvivier, Fred Stoll


Soprano Summit in 1975 and More

Selected by Dan Morgenstern from the Archives of the New Jersey Jazz Society

Arbors Historical Series, Volume 6

A Specially Priced Double CD

Its been decades since the New Jersey Jazz Society entrusted its precious early tapes to the Institute of Jazz Studies. While we were happy to provide a safe and protective environment, it was a bit frustrating not to be able to share the not inconsiderable amount of great music with the world. To say that were off to a good start would be an understatement. One would be hard put to find a better performance by Soprano Summit than the one contained herein when I had the pleasure of seeing Bob Wilber at the Benny Carter Centennial celebration at Lincoln Center, his first words, after we hugged, were to ask if I had heard it, and if I agreed that it was extraordinary. There is also a notable encounter between Ruby Braff and Bob Wilber and a relaxed and inspired 1979 set by the Blue Three, which is a great find and a precious addition to their recorded legacy. From the album notes by Dan Morgenstern, Director of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies.

CD 1 with the Soprano Summit

Swing Parade/The Mooche/Oh Sister, Aint That Hot/Steal Away/Linger Awhile/Panama/Song of Songs/Swing Thirty Nine/Egyptian Fantasy/The Fish Vendor

CD 2 The Soprano Summit with Dick Hyman

Kansas City Stomp/Original Jelly Roll Blues/Froggie Moore/Shreveport Stomp/Sidewalk Blues

The Blue Three with Kenny Davern, Dick Wellstood and Bob Rosengarden

C.C. Rider/Fidgety Feet/Sweet Substitute/Shim-me-sha Wabble

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