ARKADIA JAZZ ALL-STARS: The Stars of Jazz #1

Catalog# 70051

UPC# 602267005127


Billy Taylor-piano, Pat Metheny-guitar, Joanne Brackeen-piano, Randy Brecker-trumpet, Lee Konitz-alto sax, Bob Brookmeyer-trombone, Gary Peacock-bass, Bill Frisell-guitar, Benny Golson-tenor sax, T.K. Blue-alto sax, Eric Reed-piano, David Liebman-soprano sax, Randy Weston-piano, Branford Marsalis-tenor sax, Harold Land-tenor sax, Geoff Keezer-piano,  Dwayne Burno-bass, Cecil McBee-bass, Billy Hart-drums, Steve Kuhn-piano, George Mraz-bass, Tom Harrell, trumpet, Al Foster-drums, Ted Rosenthal-piano, Ron Vincent-drums, Alan Pasqua-piano, Michael Brecker-tenor sax, Dave Holland-bass, Paul Motian-drums, Django Reinhardt-guitar

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            Featuring Pat Metheny, Benny Golson, Branford Marsalis, Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz,

            Michael & Randy Brecker, Randy Weston, Django Reinhardt

This album The Stars Of Jazz, Volume 1, showcases some of most prolific musicians, all still casting the indelible shadow of their sound. These original recordings by Arkadia Jazz’s most preeminent artists, serve as an introduction to our artist’s unique musical visions and legacy. This extraordinary album is a collection of the best modern Jazz has to offer.

            “A most savory and consumer-friendly clutch of fresh compilations…a top-of-the-ladder cast….rewarding jazz without compromise.” — Dr. Herb   Wong, Jazz Educators Journal

            “…very moving, emotionally poignant…This is a beautiful album.”Jeanette Housner, Victory Review

To the younger generations who never got to see Coltrane, Bird or Miles, the current jazz masters are the true link to the great historical figures. From Benny Golson and Billy Taylor, to Joanne Brackeen and David Leibman, to Randy & Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny and Dave Holland – all of whom have played with the Great Ones – they now carry the torch into the future. Even though we can choose to look back, Jazz can only move forward. The Stars Of Jazz Volume 1 is proof that the future is for us to hear, right now.


1. Caravan BILLY TAYLORpiano, Chip Jackson -bass, Steve Johns -drums 4:54
2. Body and Soul** BRANFORD MARSALIS -tenor sax, BENNY GOLSON -tenor sax, Geoff Keezer -piano, Dwayne Burno -bass, Joe Farnsworth -drums
3.  Heaven’s Gift DAVE LIEBMAN -soprano sax, PAT METHENY -guitar, Cecil McBee -bass, Billy Hart, -drums 4:27
4.  A Night in Tunisia RANDY WESTON -piano

T.K. BLUE -alto saxophone

5. Stella By Starlight HAROLD LAND with String Orchestra

Ray Ellis-Arranger, Billy Higgins-drums

6.  If I Were a Bell JOANNE BRACKEEN – piano 5:46
7.  Good Morning, Heartache GARY PEACOCK -bass


8.  Visions of Gaudi STEVE KUHN -piano, TOM HARRELL -trumpet, George Mraz -bass, Al Foster -drums 5:27
9.  Bernie’s Tune LEE KONITZ -alto saxophone, BOB BROOKMEYER -valve trombone, Randy Brecker -trumpet, Ted Rosenthal -piano, Dean Johnson -bass, Ron Vincent -drums 5:58




 The Emergence




MICHAEL BRECKER -tenor saxophone, RANDY BRECKER -trumpet, ALAN PASQUA -piano, Dave Holland -bass, Paul Motian -drums


DJANGO REINHARDT -guitar, Joseph Reinhardt -guitar, Hubert Ronstaig -clarinet, Alix Combeille -clarinet, Rony Rovira -bass, Pierre Fouard -drums





** Grammy Nominated