It’s a new compilation from Sony Masterworks Jazz: Jazz Roots: Music of the Americas. It’s coming out April 5th. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
JAZZ ROOTS: The Music of the Americas 2-CD compilation chronologically covers the history of jazz from Ragtime and Early Blues to Today. Some of the featured artists include: Scott Joplin and Louis Armstrong (Early Jazz & Blues); Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington (Swing & Big Bands); Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald (Vocalists); Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie (Bebop); Machito and Tito Puente (Afro-Cuban); Dave Brubeck (Cool Jazz); John Coltrane and Miles Davis (Hard Bop / Modal); Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elaine Elias (Brazilian); Weather Report (Fusion); Herbie Hancock (Funk); Wynton Marsalis (The Young Lions); George Benson and Grover Washington Jr. (Contemporary); Kenny G (Smooth); Chris Botti and Eldar (Today). These artists and their key music tracks are included in the package, as well as historic overviews and artist bios, plus links to the Quincy Jones American Popular Music Curriculum and JAZZ ROOTS web sites for additional information.
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