Album Details

March 14, 2000
Best of Jazz
Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Swing, Trumpet Jazz

Album Review

Best known for composing the standard "Undecided," Charlie Shavers had a career that spanned several decades, but this set zeroes in on a delightful batch of early recordings from the '30s and '40s featuring the trumpeter in a variety of settings. Here we find Shavers working with Lucky Millinder, Johnny Dodds, John Kirby, Sidney Bechet, Buster Bailey, Coleman Hawkins, Teddy Wilson, Tommy Dorsey, and Jonah Jones. Regardless of the setting, the music is superb throughout, well annotated, and expertly picked. A marvelous introduction to this musical giant.
Cub Koda, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Blue Rhythm Fantasy
  2. Melancholy
  3. Undecided
  4. Effervescent Blues
  5. Sweet Georgia Brown
  6. Royal Garden Blues
  7. Blue Skies
  8. Blues Petite
  9. Eccentric Rag
  10. Andiology
  11. Coquette
  12. Close Shave
  13. Tweed Me Down
  14. Twelfth Street Rag
  15. No Blues at All
  16. You're Driving Me Crazy
  17. I'm in the Market for You
  18. El Salon de Gutbucket
  19. Undecided
  20. China Boy
  21. At the Fat Man's
  22. Dizzy's Dilemma