Delmark: 55 Years Of Jazz
Delmark DE 914 (2008)
Compact Disc + DVD Set
After wearing out Delmark’s 2003 set celebrating 50 years of great jazz–traditional, modern, big, small, now, then–you probably thought you were going to have to wait at least until 2013 for another such anniversary collection but when you’ve got a rich catalog like Delmark’s and a label head like Bob Koester who is committed to keep expanding that catalog, why not seize every opportunity to throw a party for your enterprise–and all the great artists behind the candles on the cake? Disc two of Delmark’s 55th anniversary jazz package is a DVD featuring revealing looks and listens of six stellar working bands shot at historic Windy City landmarks. Complete notes by Lloyd Sachs enclosed.
With Yves Francois, Deep Blue Organ Trio, King Curtis, Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls, Curtis Fuller, Francine Griffin, George Lewis, Malachi Thompson, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Eric Alexander, Coleman Hawkins, Sun Ra, Art Hodes, Nicole Mitchell, Ari Brown, Jazz O’Maniacs, Fred Anderson,Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio, & Chicago Underground Trio