50 Years of Jazz and Blues: Jazz
Delmark DD 904
2-CD Set (2003)
The past half-century of jazz, from the Chicago perspective of Delmark Records, is a bit different than you’d find if you plumbed the catalog of any other label. It’s more fun, stranger, grittier and more intimate than the music typically purveyed by major companies, and less pretentious, mannered, abstract and impressionist than the bulk of the sounds promoted by the many other small, independent imprints scattered around the world. The Delmark guarantee of genuine jazz and blues, played without compromise, is the result of Delmark founder Bob Koester’s way of doing things; and after 50 years, we’ve still got it!