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Chess Jazz Masters Series LP discography

A short series of double LPs was released under the Chess banner in 1976 when Chess was part of the All Platinum Record Group.

These albums are compilations of tracks taken from albums originally released on the Argo or Cadet labels

Chess / Argo / Cadet pages on the site:

Argo/Cadet LPs: 601 - 699 | 700 - 799 | 800 - 848

Chess Jazz Master Series (LPs): 2ACMJ-401 - 2ACMJ-409

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Magic Moments, John Klemmer, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-401

Tracks : Excursion No. 2, My Love Has Butterfly Wings, My Heart Sings, Hey Jude, Third Stone From The Sun, Free Soul, Children Of The Earth Flames, Summer Song, Rose Petals, A Mon Frere African, Gardens Of Uranus, All The Children Cried, Here Comes The Child, I Whisper A Prayer For Peace, Pulsations Of A Green Eyed Lady, Journey's End, La De Dah, Soliloquy For Tenor And Voice

Tracks originally released on three Cadet Concept albums Blowin' Gold, Eruptions and All The Children Cried.

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Double Exposure, Woody Herman, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-402

Tracks : Flying Easy, I Can't Get Next To You, Sex Machine, My Cherie Amour, Lancaster Gate, Aquarius, The Hut, Memphis Underground, Pontieo, Impression Of Strayhorn, MacArthur Park, Light My Fire, Here I Am Baby, For Love Of Ivy, Hard To Keep My Mind On You, A Time For Love, Blues In The Night, Smiling Phases, A Stone Called Person

Tracks originally released on three Cadet albums from the 1968 to 1970 period Light My Fire, Heavy Exposure and Woody.

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Moody's Mood, James Moody, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-403

Tracks : Flute 'N The Blues, Birdland Story, Mean To Me, I Cover The Waterfront, Body And Soul, Breaking The Blues, Parker's Mood, Boo's Tune, Richard's Blues, Foolin' The Blues, Phil Up, Plus Eight, I'm In The Mood For Love, You Go To My Head, Billie's Bounce, Stardust, Last Train To Overbrook, Don't Worry About Me, Why Don't You, What's New, Tico Tico, The Moody One, Brother Yusef, All The Things You Are, Yvonne, There She Goes

Combines three late 50's LPs: Flute 'N The Blues, Moody's Mood For Love, and Last Train From Overbrook.

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Back Talk, Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-404

Tracks : Hobo Flats, Post No Bills, A Bientot, Three Plus One, Take Me With You, Daylie's Double, Teenie's Blues, Laz-ie, Kate Tippin' In, L.D. Blues, Days Of Wine & Roses, Ignant Oil, Rough House Blues, Back Talk, Huffin' 'N Puffin'

Combines the Oliver Nelson album The Fantabulous Oliver Nelson and the Lou Donaldson album Rough House Blues.

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Interaction, Sonny Stitt & Zoot Sims, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-405

Tracks : 920 Special, The Man I Love, 55th And State, Blue Room, Bohemia After Dark, Gus Blues, That Old Feeling, Woody'n You, My Blue Heaven, The Saber, Katea, Fools Rush In, Look Down That Lonesome Road, I Want To Go Home, It's Hipper Than That, How High The Moon, Ko Ko, A Minor Sax, Lover Man, Reed And A Half, I'll Tell You Later, Look For The Silver Lining, Easy Living

Tracks from three Argo/Cadet albums: Zoot (Zoot Sims), Burnin' (Sonny Stitt) and Inter-Action (Sonny Stitt & Zoot Sims).

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Percussion Discussion, Art Blakey / Max Roach, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-406

Tracks : Scotch Blues, Flight To Jordan, Transfiguration, Exhibit A, Gershwin Medley, Crackle Hut, Spectacular, That Ole Devil Love, Audio Blues, "CM", Four-X

Combines the Jazz Messengers album Tough with the Max Roach album Max.

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Sun Set, Ahmad Jamal, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-407

Tracks : But Not For Me, Moonlight In Vermont, Music, Music, Music, No Greater Love, Poinciana, Woody "N You, What's New, Too Late Now, All The Things You Are, Cherokee, It Might As Well Be Spring, I'll Remember April, Gone With The Wind, Billy Boy, It's You Or No One, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Poor Butterfly, I'll Take Romance / My Funny Valentine, Like Someone In Love, Falling In Love With Love, The Best Thing For You April In Paris, April In Paris, The Second Time Around, We Live In Two Different Worlds, Night Mist Blues, Darn That Dream, Green Dolphin Street

Tracks from three Argo/Cadet albums: But Not For Me: At The Pershing, At The Pershing 2, and At The Blackhawk, plus two previously unreleased tracks.

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Recapitulation, Kenny Burrell, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-408

Tracks : Mother In Law, Hot Bossa, Isabella, People, The Tender Gender, I'm A Fool To Want You, Broadway, Afternoon In Paris, Tricrotism, Just A Settin' And A Rockin', Well You Needn't, Suite For Guitar And Orchestra, I Want My Baby Back, Blues Fuse, Wild Man, My State, My Kansas, My Home, Pine Cones And Holly Berries, My Favorite Things, Suzy, Wild Is The Wind

Tracks probably taken from the Kenny Burrell albums A Night At The Vanguard, Man At Work, The Tender Gender, and Ode To 52nd Street, and from the Hank Jones album Here's Love.

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Basic Grey, Al Grey, 1976, Chess 2ACMJ-409

Tracks : Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Open Wider Please, I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, How Come You Do Me Like You Do, Bluish Grey, The Elder, Bewitched, Kenie-Konie, Bluish Grey, Wild Deuce, Green Dolphin Street, Bantu, Melba's Blues, Home Fries, Grey's Blues, Nothing But The Truth, Three-Fourth Blues, Just Waiting, R.B.Q., Minor On Top, African Lady, Hi Fly

Tracks taken from three Argo/Cadet albums: The Last Of The Big Plungers, Snap Your Fingers, and The Al Grey-Billy Mitchell Sextet.

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