Chip Deffaa
January 10, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Jazz Celebration -- A Tribute to Carl Jefferson

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Various Artists
Producers
Concord Jazz
genre
Jazz

We gave it a B+

Virtually all of Concord’s recording artists, from Rosemary Clooney to Marian McPartland, donated their services for Jazz Celebration–A Tribute to Carl Jefferson to fund a music scholarship in memory of company founder/ president Jefferson. Not all 83 musicians here are stellar, but the guitar heights of Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd are breathtaking, and saxist Scott Hamilton’s full-bodied tone is immensely satisfying. Of the younger, lesser-known artists, pianist Bill Charlap scores a direct hit to the heart.

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