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Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Concert This is a classic recording-Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Concert-now reissued for the 50th anniversary. Giants Nat ''King''...Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First ConcertJazz, Reissues This is a classic recording-Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Concert-now reissued for the 50th anniversary. Giants Nat ''King''...1994-05-27
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Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Concert

Genre: Jazz, Reissues; Lead Performers: Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul, Nat King Cole, Various Artists; Producer (group): Verve

This is a classic recording-Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Concert-now reissued for the 50th anniversary. Giants Nat ”King” Cole (piano), Les Paul (guitar), J.J. Johnson (trombone), and Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) created a supercharged jam-session atmosphere. The high point is ”Blues”-Jacquet surging in the over-the-top style that influenced so many other jazz (and, eventually, R&B and rock) players, with Cole and Paul spurring each other on zestfully. A