VA – The Keynote Jazz Collection 1941-1947 [10 of 11 CD BoxSet] (2013) Fresh Sound

Back in 1940, Keynote Recordings Inc. was a new, small and independent New York company with offices at 522 Fifth Ave., recently founded by Eric Bernay, the owner of a midtown Manhattan record store called The Music Room. Bernay was musically openminded and, looking for a place in the increasingly convulsed American record industry, he launched a catalog of varied music and performers.

The nature of Keynotes early releases stopped them reaching a broader market, but at the end of 1943 he took a decision that, for a while, helped move his business in the right direction: Keynote turned to jazz and for the following three and a half years built up a large 78 rpm record catalog of 10 and 12-inch albums which contributed greatly to documenting the jazz history of forties America.

Responsible for this impressive venture was an unlikely figure; a Javanese fan called Harry Lim. During this relatively short period he used his deep knowledge and great contacts to record some of the most celebrated jazz soloists and outstanding newcomers on the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles jazz scenesdiscs that rapidly became collectors items. This box set is a homage to Harry Lim, who made Keynote the legendary jazz label it is today.


The Keynote Jazz Collection Vol. 10, 1946

01 – Bill Harris and His New Music: Everythng Happens To Me
02 – Bill Harris and His New Music: Frustration
03 – Ann Hathaway with Ellis Larkins and His Orchestra: Come Rain Or Come Shine
04 – Ann Hathaway with Ellis Larkins and His Orchestra: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
05 – Bernie Leighton Quartet: Beyond The Moon
06 – Bernie Leighton Quartet: Have You Met Miss Jones
07 – Bernie Leighton Quartet: I See Your Face Before Me
08 – Bernie Leighton Quartet: Moten Swing
09 – Bernie Leighton Quartet: Things Are Looking Up
10 – Joe Thomas and His Orchestra: You Can Depend On Me
11 – Joe Thomas and His Orchestra: She Didn’t Say Yes
12 – Joe Thomas and His Orchestra: Black Butterfly
13 – Joe Thomas and His Orchestra: Pocatello
14 – George Barnes Sextet: Windy City Flash
15 – George Barnes Sextet: Barnes At Dublin’s
16 – George Barnes Sextet: Laughing At Life
17 – George Barnes Sextet: Blue Lou
18 – George Barnes Sextet: Quiet, Two Gibsons At Work
19 – George Barnes Sextet: Pink Elephants
20 – George Barnes Sextet: Lover Come Back To Me
21 – George Barnes Sextet: What’s The Use
22 – Lennie Tristano Trio: Out On A Limb
23 – Lennie Tristano Trio: I Can’t Get Started With You
24 – Lennie Tristano Trio: I Surrender Dear
25 – Lennie Tristano Trio: Interlude
26 – Lennie Tristano Trio: Untitled Blues


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