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Win Jazz Roots: Music of the Americas on CD!

Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas

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:

Sony MASTERWORKS Jazz in partnership with producer Larry Rosen released JAZZ ROOTS: The Music of the Americas, the first compilation of this new branded series which traces the story of Jazz starting with the “Drums from Africa” and their effect on the musical DNA of the Americas. The historical descriptions for the package have been created in association the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium. The 2-CD 37 track compilation will be available on April 5, 2011.

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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  • Curious — in most cases I kinda “assume” that a CD is designed to just pop into a player, but I realize that might be falling toward “old-school” nowadays… I get the impression that either this package has a lot of small-print text included in the box, or there’s a certain amount of digital content on the CD — which would let you browse and peruse whilst ALSO playing the CD on your PC…

  • Hi D: Thanks for the comment. I haven’t seen the CD yet, so can’t comment but I’ve seen some pretty serious liner notes recently. Like a full-on booklet of several dozen pages. So that might be the case, but actually digital content on CDs has been relatively rare in the past but has existed. I honestly haven’t seen it used recently, but I don’t know that I ever saw a browse/peruse option while listening. When I get it in, if I can tell what the shot is without tearing the sucker open, I’ll comment here. Thanks again.