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When people think of classic jam sessions, they usually think of full-tilt bopping and wailing, of cutting contests, of jazz-style chorus lines. And with the extroverted likes of Illinois Jacquet, Dizzy Gillespie, and Lionel Hampton kicking up their heels, there certainly was no lack of excitement. But, as revealed by this five-disc set of the 10 Norman Granz-produced “Jam Session” recordings from the early to mid 1950s, the faded format may have attained its greatest art–and showed the…

Norman Granz was probably the greatest producer in the history of jazz, and his method was quite simple: just get the best musicians together in a studio and let them blow! And nowhere was his philosophy quite so distilled as on his famous Jam Session LPs, nine of which he recorded between 1952 and 1954, and all of which you’ll find together on this 5-CD set. The array of talent on these sessions has rarely if ever been equalled: trumpeters Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie and Harry Edison;…

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