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National Jazz Ensemble, Chuck Israels
National Jazz Ensemble (1975-1976)

Compil. JP 2018 on Solid Records label
Jazz (Big Band)

Complied from three previously issued LPs, and includes the original liner notes along with the newly written producer's notes. Including additional Japanese translation Tracks 1 to 7 recorded April/ May 1975, tracks 8 to 16 recorded May 1976, at Warp Studios /Downtown Sound in New York City. Digitally remastered The National Jazz Ensemble was supported in part by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Photographs: Rollo Phlecks, K. Libarty, Geri Alterman and unknown. Bill Evans appears through the courtesy of Fantasy Records and Helen Keane ℗&© 2018 Chiaroscuro Records Under exclusive license courtesy of MVD Entertainment Group Inc. Manufactured and Distributed by Ultra-Vybe, Inc., Japan JASRAC STEREO

National Jazz Ensemble
album by
PortraitChuck Israels b, *1936 US
acoustic bass, conductor, liner notes, producer, album by, composed by
PortraitLee Konitz as, *1927 US
alto saxophone
PortraitLisle Atkinson b, *1940 US
PortraitSteve Gilmore b, *1943 US
PortraitBill Goodwin dr, *1942 US
PortraitSteve Brown g, US
PortraitBen Aronov p, 1932-2015 FR
PortraitBill Evans p, 1929-1980 US
piano, composed by
PortraitArnie Lawrence as, ss, 1938-2005 US
PortraitDennis Anderson sax, *1947 US
PortraitGregory Herbert fl, ts, 1947-1978 US
PortraitJoe Romano as, fl, ts, 1932-2008 US
PortraitKenny Berger bs, sax, *1947 US
PortraitLawrence Feldman sax, as, fl, *1950 US
PortraitSal Nistico ts, 1938-1991 US
Margot Hanson
soprano vocals, voice
Gerald Chamberlain tb,
PortraitJimmy Knepper tb, 1927-2003 US
PortraitJoe Randazzo tb,
Rod Levitt tb, 1929-2007 US
trombone, composed by
Danny Hayes tr, US
David Berger tr, *1948
trumpet, composed by
PortraitJimmy Maxwell tr, 1917-2002 US
PortraitMike Lawrence tr, fh, *1945 US
PortraitTom Harrell tr, fh, *1946 US
Ron Warwell cover
Noel Edward Smith engineer, recorded by
Jon Bates engineer, digital transfer, mastered by, digital remaster
Wendy Carlos engineer, digital transfer
Dan Morgenstern liner notes
Martin Williams liner notes
Humphrey Sutton photography
Kathy Libraty photography
Hank O'Neal producer
Fred Miller recorded by, remix
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Every TubNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsCount Basie4:28
2Understanding DepressionNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsDavid Berger6:10
3Black Bottom StompNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsJelly Roll Morton2:35
4TransblucencyNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsDuke Ellington, Lawrence Brown3:30
5Room 608National Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsHorace Silver5:07
6Solar ComplexesNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsChuck Israels4:21
7Very EarlyNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsBill Evans6:47
8King Porter StompNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsJelly Roll Morton3:10
9His Master's VoiceNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsRod Levitt7:38
10 Skipping TuneNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsChuck Israels6:45
11 Stompin' At The SavoyNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsAndy Razaf, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Sampson5:03
12 Lady Of The Lavender MistNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsDuke Ellington3:34
13 ConfirmationNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsCharlie Parker3:27
14 Blues For O.P.National Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsChuck Israels6:33
15 I Mean YouNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsColeman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk4:30
16 Struttin' With Some BarbequeNational Jazz Ensemble, Chuck IsraelsDon Raye, Lil Hardin-Armstrong, Louis Armstrong2:23

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