I got a call last summer from a good friend in Phoenix that was responsible for many of the K-Tel recordings from the 70s and 80s, asking if MCG Jazz would be interested in producing a project that included the top 50 jazz tracks of all time. After weeks of discussion, I could nail it down to my personal list of over 200 tracks. . . . and eventually we narrowed the list to 52 tracks over four CDs.
The recording sessions took place over a six week period and features over 30 of the finest musicians from the Pittsburgh region. The tracks were grouped into for packages; Chillin’, Swingin’, Groovin’ and Boppin’. The recordings are scheduled for release this summer.