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Original Jazz Classics Samplers

In 2002/3 Fantasy released a series of samplers on their Original Jazz Classics imprint collecting together tracks from previously independent jazz labels that were, at the time of the release of the samplers, owned by Fantasy.

Original Jazz Classics Samplers

Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Contemporary

Sampler of tracks originally released on the Contemporary label. Includes tracks by Shelly Manne, Sonny Rollins, Hampton Hawes, Art Pepper, Curtis Counce, Phieas Newborn Jr, Harold Land and Teddy Edwards.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Debut/Period

Sampler of tracks originally released on the Debut and Period labels. Includes tracks by Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Kenny Dorham, Thad Jones, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Thelonious Monk and Roy Eldridge.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Fantasy

Sampler of tracks originally released on the Fantasy label. Includes tracks by Vince Guaraldi, Woody herman, Cal Tjader, Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans, Mongp Santamaria, Stanley Turrentine, PaulDesmond and Stan Getz.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Jazzland

Sampler of tracks originally released on the Riverside imprint Jazzland. Includes tracks by George Shearing/Montgomery Brothers, Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Chet Baker, Mel Rhyne, Red Garland, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Junior Mance, Junior Cook and Harold Land.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Milestone/Galaxy

Sampler with 11 tracks originally released on the Milestone and 5 tracks originally released on Galaxy. Includes tracks by McCoy Tyner, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, Pepper Adams/Thad Jones, Joe Henderson, Wynton Kelly, Art Pepper, Red Garland and Nat Adderley.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: New Jazz

Sampler of tracks originally released on the Prestige imprint New Jazz. Includes tracks by Gigi Gryce, Lem Winchester/Benny Golson, Mal Waldron, Herbie Mann, Roy Haynes, Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Forrest, Ron Carter, Oliver Nelson and Art Farmer.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Pablo

Tracks originally released on the Pablo label. Includes tracks by Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Joe Pass, Machito, Duke Ellington, Zoot Sims and Benny Carter.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Prestige

Tracks originally released on the Prestige label. Includes tracks by Miles Davis, MJQ, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Gene Ammons, Coleman Hawkins, Jackie McLean and Kenny Dorham.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Riverside

Tracks originally released on the Riverside label. Includes tracks by Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Dorham, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson and Bobby Timmons.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Speciality/Hifijazz/Nocturne

Tracks originally released on the West Coast labels Speciality, HiFi Jazz and Nocturne. Includes tracks by Lee Morgan, Gerald Wiggins, Buddy Collette, Harold Land, Elmo Hope, Bud Shank/Shorty Rogers, Lou Levy and Virgil Gonsalves.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Swingville

Tracks originally released on the Prestige imprint Swingville plus five tracks that match the Swingville style taken from other labels under the Fantasy umbrella. Includes tracks by Coleman Hawkins, Django Reinhardt, Tiny Grimes, Earl Hines, Billy Kyle, Budd Johnson, Buck Clayton/Buddy Tate, Pee Wee Russell, Henry Red Allen and Rex Stewart.

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Original Jazz Classics Sampler: Bluesville

Sampler of blues tracks originally released on the Prestige imprint Bluesville plus tracks originally released on Riverside, Takoma, Stax and Pablo. Includes tracks by Albert King, Muddy Waters, Blind Willie McTell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Joe Williams, Little Milton, Jesse Fuller, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon.

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Last updated April 2011