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Universal Music Jazz Train Series Vol.1 (30 CD) - 경악해도 좋을 재즈 명작들


UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAZZ TRAIN SERIES CONCORD COLLECTOR'S EDITON VOL. I
ORIGINAL JAZZ CLASSICS 30

세계 최초로 발매되는 유니버설 뮤직의 Jazz Train 시리즈 1탄
'명작'이라는 찬사가 결코 식상하지 않을, 절대적인 30장의 앨범들 (가격은 장당 3,300원 수준의 Mid Price!) 



전문 디자이너가 디자인한 유니크한 기차 모양의 하드 케이스 박스 


재즈 평론가 황덕호의 상세한 레이블 히스토리와 앨범 리뷰, 남무성의 레이블 에피소드 만화
영문. 일문으로 번역된 해설 추가 삽입과 만화 및 자료 사진 등이 담긴 하드커버 소책자



오리지널 커버 아트를 살려 제작된 LP Sleeve 형태 (보호 비닐을 더해준 센스)

Box 구성

 1. Art Blakey Jazz Messengers - Caravan (1962)
1 Caravan
2 Sweet 'N' Sour
3 In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
4 This Is For Albert
5 Skylark
6 Thermo
Bonus Tracks
7 Thermo (Take 2)
8 Sweet 'N' Sour (Take4)

24-Bit Remastering - Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★☆

 2. Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section (1957)

1 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
2 Red Pepper Blues
3 Imagination
4 Waltz Me Blues
5 Straight Life
6 Jazz Me Blues
7 Tin Tin Deo
8 Star Eyes
9 Birks Works

Digital Remastering, 1988-Phil De Lancie (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★★

 3. Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Is Blue (1959)
1. Afro-Blue
2. Lonely House
3. Let Up
4. Thursday's Child
5. Brother, Where Are You?
6. Laugh, Clown, Laugh
7. Come Sunday
8. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
9. Lost In The Stars
10. Long As You're Living

AMG ★★★★☆


 4. Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown - The Poll Winners (1957)
1 Jordu
2 Satin Doll
3 It Could Happen To You
4 Mean To Me
5 Don't Worry 'Bout Me
6 On Green Dolphin Street
7 You Go To My Head
8 Minor Mood
9 Nagasaki

Digital Remastering, 1988-Danny Kopelson (Fantasy Studio, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★☆


 5. Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (1958)

1 Old Fashioned Love 7:46
2 I'm Coming Virginia 5:45
3 A Walkin' Thing 5:55
4 Blue Lou 5:02
5 Ain't She Sweet 3:32
6 How Can You Lose 6:12
7 Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me 4:32

AMG ★★★★☆

 6. Bill Evans Trio - Waltz For Debby (1961)

1. My Foolish Heart
2. Waltz For Debby (Take 2)
*3. Waltz For Debby (Take 1)
4. Detour Ahead (Take 2)
*5. Detour Ahead (Take 1)
6. My Romance (Take 1)
*7. My Romance (Take 2)
8. Some Other Time
9. Milestones
*10. Porgy (I Love You, Porgy)
*Bonus Tracks

Digital Remastering, 1987 - Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★★

 7. Bill Evans Trio - Portrait In Jazz (1959)

1 Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 5)
2 Autumn Leaves
3 Witchcraft
4 When I Fall In Love
5 Peri's Scope
6 What Is This Thing Called Love?
7 Spring Is Here
8 Someday My Prince Will Come
9 Blue In Green (Take 3)
Bonus Tracks
*10 Come Rain Or Come Shine (Take 4)
11 Autumn Leaves (Take 9, Monaural)
*12 Blue In Green (Take 1)
13 Blue In Green (Take 2)
*Previously Unissued

24-Bit Remastering - Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★☆

 8. Bobby Timmons - This Here Is Bobby Timmons (1960)

1 This Here
2 Moanin'
3 Lush Life
4 The Party's Over
5 Prelude To A Kiss
6 Dat Dere
7 My Funny Valentine
8 Come Rain Or Come Shine
9 Joy Ride

AMG ★★★★

 9. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - In San Francisco (1959)

1 A Few Words By Cannonball… And This Here
2 Spontaneous Combustion
3 Hi-Fly
4 You Got It!
5 Bohemia After Dark (Aka Birdland After Dark)
Bonus Tracks
6 Straight, No Chaser
7 This Here (Alternate Take)*
8 You Got It! (Alternate Take)*
*Previously Unissued

24-Bit Remastering - Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★☆

 10. Chet Baker - Chet (1959)
1 Alone Together
2 How High The Moon
3 It Never Entered My Mind
4 'Tis Autumn
5 If You Could See Me Now
6 September Song
7 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
8 Time On My Hands (You In My Arms)
9 You And The Night And The Music
Bonus Track
10 Early Morning Mood

24-Bit Remastering - Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★

 11. Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies High
1 Chant
2 Juicy Fruit
3 Think Deep
4 Laura
5 Blue Lights
6 Sancticity

24-Bit Remastering - Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★☆

 12. Eric Dolphy - At The Five Spot, Vol 1 (1961)

1 Fire Waltz
2 Bee Vamp
3 The Prophet
*4 Bee Vamp(Alternate Take)
* Bonus Track

Remastering, 2008 - Rudy Van Gelder( Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj)
AMG ★★★★


 13. John Coltrane - Soultrane (1958)

1 Good Bait
2 I Want To Talk About Care
3 You Say You Care
4 Theme For Ernie
5 Russian Lullaby

Remastering,2006-Ruby Van Gelder(Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj)
AMG ★★★★


14. John Coltrane - Lush Life (1958)

1 Like Someone In Love
2 I Love You
3 Trane's Slo Blues
4 Lush Life
5 I Hear A Rhapsody

Remastering,2005-Ruby Van Gelder(Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj)
AMG ★★★★


 
15. Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane - Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (1958)

1 Freught Trane
2 I Never Knew
3 Lyresto
4 Why Was I Born?
5 Big Paul

Remastering,2005-Ruby Van Gelder(Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj)
AMG ★★★★

 16. Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny (1959)
1 Lotus Blossom
2 My Ideal
3 Blue Friday
4 Alone Together
5 Blue Spring Shuffle
6 I Had The Craziest Dream
7 Old Folks
8 Mack The Knife
 
Remastering,2005-Ruby Van Gelder(Van Gelder Studio)
AMG ★★★★☆

 17. Kenny Drew Trio - Pal Joey (1957)

1 Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
2 Do It The Hard Way
3 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
4 Happy Hunting Horn
5 I Could Write A Book
6 What Is A Man?
7 My Funny Valentine*
8 The Lady Is A Trump*
*These Selections From Screen Version Only

AMG ★★★★★

 18. King Pleasure - King Pleasure Sings / Annie Ross Sings (1954)

1 Red Top
2 Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
3 Sometimes I'm Happy
4 This Is Always
5 What Can I Say(After I Say I'm Sorry)
6 Don't Get Scared
7 Parker's Mood
8 I'm Gone
*9 I'm In The Mood For Love
*10 Exclamation Blues
*11 You're Crying
*12 Funk Junction
Annie Ross Sings
13 Twisted
14 Farmer's Market
15 The Time Was Right
16 Annie's Lament
*Bonus Tracks

Remastering, 1992 - Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★☆


 19. Miles Davis Quintet - Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1956)

1 My Funy Valentine
2 Blues By Five
3 Airegin
4 Tune-Up / When Lights Are Low

Remastering, 2006 - Rudy Van Gelder( Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj)
AMG ★★★★☆


 20. Miles Davis Quintet - Steamin' With The Miles Davis Quintet (1956)

1 Surrey With The Fringe On Top
2 Salt Peanuts
3 Something I Dreamed Last Night
4 Diane
5 Well, You Needn't
6 When I Fall In Love

Remastering, 2007 - Rudy Van Gelder( Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj)
AMG ★★★★★

 21. The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1955)

1 Django
2 One Bass Hit
3 La Ronde Suite
4 A)Piano B)Bass C)Vibe D)Drums
5 The Queen's Fancy
6 Delaunay's Dilemma
7 Autumn In New York
8 But Not For Mw
9 Milano

Remastering,2005-Ruby Van Gelder(Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj)
AMG ★★★★

 22. Nat Adderley - Work Song (1960)
1 Work Song
2 Pretty Memory
3 I've Got A Crush On You
4 Mean To Me
5 Fallout
6 Sack Of Woe
7 My Heart Stood Still
8 Violets For Your Furs
9 Scrambled Eggs

Digital Remastering, 1989 - Phil De Lancie (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★☆


 23. Red Garland Trio - Groovy (1957)
1 C-Jam Blues
2 Gone Again
3 Will You Still Be Mine?
4 Willow Weep For Me
5 What Can I Say (After I Say I'm Sorry?)
6 Hey Now

Remastering, 2008 - Rudy Van Gelder( Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj)
AMG ★★★★☆

 24. Ray Bryant Trio - Ray Bryant Trio (1957)
1 Golden Earrings
2 Angel Eyes
3 Blues Changes
4 Splittin'
5 Django
6 The Thrill Is Gone
7 Daahoud
8 Sonar

Digital Remastering, 1993 - Phil De Lancie (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★

 25. Shelly Manne & His Friends - My Fair Lady (1956)
1 Get Me To The Church On Time
2 On The Street Where You Live
3 I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
4 Wouldn't T Be Lovely
5 Ascot Gavotte
6 Show Me
7 With A Little Bit Of Luck
8 I Could Have Danced All Night
 
Digial Remastering, 1988-Phil De Lancie (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★★

 26. Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (1956)
1 St. Thomas
2 You Don't Know What Love Is
3 Strode Rode
4 Moritat
5 Blue 7

Remastering,2005-Ruby Van Gelder(Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj)
AMG ★★★★★


 
27. Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J.J. Johnson - Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J.J. Johnson (1950)
1. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
2. Sonny Side
3. Bud's Blues
4. Sunset
5. Fine And Dandy [Take 1]
6. Fine And Dandy [Take 2]
7. Strike Up The Band
8. I Want To Be Happy
9. Taking A Chance On Love
10. Afternoon In Paris [Take 1][*]
11. Afternoon In Paris [Take 2]
12. Elora [Take 1][*]
13. Elora [Take 2]
14. Teapot [Take 1][*]
15. Teapot [Take 2]
16. Blue Mode [Take 1]
17. Blue Mode [Take 2]

AMG ★★★★☆


 28. Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (1957)

1 Brilliant Corners
2 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
3 Pannonica
4 I Surrender, Dear
5 Bemsha Swing

Digital Remastering, 1987 -Kirk Felton (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★★

 29. Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar (1960)
1. Airegin
2. D-Natural Blues
3. Polka Dots And Moonbeams
4. Four On Six
5. West Coast Blues
6. In Your Own Sweet Way
7. Mr Walker
8. Gone With The Wind

AMG ★★★★★

 30. Wynton Kelly Trio & Sextet - Kelly Blue (1959)
1 Kelly Blue
2 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
* 3. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
4 On Green Dolphin Street
5 Willow Weep For Me
6 Keep It Moving(Take 4)
* 7. Keep It Moving(Take 3)
8. Old Clothes
* Bonus Tracks

Digital Remastering, 1989 -Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
AMG ★★★★☆

2010년 1월부터 Blue Note 창립 70주년을 기념한 25장짜리 박스 세트가 덜컥 발매되어 나를 경악하게 하더니 이번에는 'Concord Collector's Edition'이라는 타이틀로 CD 30장짜리 세트가 또다시 나를 경악하게 만들고 있다. 이와 같은 고전 재즈들에 관심을 가진 결정적 계기를 심어준 작품 중 하나가 바로 Miles Davis의 'Steamin''인데 여기에 포함되어 있다. 어디 그 뿐인가?

그토록 사랑했던 Art Pepper의 'Meets The Rhythm Section'과 Bill Evans Trio의 'Waltz for Debby', Coleman Hawkins의 'The Hawk Flies High'는 나에게 있어 거의 교과서 같은 작품들이며 Modern Jazz Quartet의 'Django'나 Sonny Rollins의 'Saxophone Colossus', Wynton Kelly의 'Kelly Blue' 등은 재즈를 이해하기 어렵던 시절에도 큰 부담 없이 즐길 수 있던 작품들이다. 


개인적으로 10년 이상 애청했던 명작들

더욱이 Vol. I 이라는 타이틀만 봐도 이 시리즈가 이제 시작이라는 것쯤은 추리가 가능한 상황이니 이어질 행보를 주목하지 않을 수 없다. 1차적으로 Mid Price의 유혹이 굉장하지만, 이런 괴물 같은 작품들을 고르게 추려냈다는 점 또한 놀라움을 더한다. 결국 이 박스세트를 구입하기 위해 (동일한 타이틀 중복 소장을 싫어하는 나로서는) 앞서 보유하고 있던 다수의 CD를 팔아야했다. 

첫 번째 CD인 Art Blakey Jazz Messengers의 ‘Caravan'을 듣는 순간부터 게슴츠레했던 두 눈이 반짝 떠진다. 마치 Led Zeppelin의 John Bonham 못지않은 강렬한 Drum Solo가 등장하니 토요일 아침부터 가슴이 쿵쾅거린다. LP 시절부터 애청했던 Art Pepper의 앨범도 틀어보지 않을 수 없다. 절친한 친구의 어머니도 이 앨범을 유독 좋아하셔서 더더욱 친근하다. 여름밤에 들어도 굉장히 로맨틱할 ’Imagination'이 흐르니 마음이 살살 녹는다. 때 이른 아침부터 방구석에서 Jazz Cafe 모드를 취하고 있으니, 커피라도 한잔 타야 할 것 같다. 그리고 아직도 28장의 CD를 더 돌려야한다. 이 얼마나 행복한 기다림인가?
 
사실 이런 종류의 모음집을 누구에게 추천해야할지 모르겠지만, 누가 들어도 나쁘지 않을 작품들이 많다는 것 자체가 최대의 메리트인지도 모른다. 분명한 것은 여기저기서 흔히 들을 수 있는 저렴한 컴필레이션과는 차원이 틀리다는 것이다. 제 아무리 잘 선곡된 컬렉션도 오리지널 앨범들의 빛나는 가치와 감동을 넘어서지 못한다. Jazz의 세계에서 Best 앨범이 잘 팔리지 않는 것 또한 다 이유가 있다. 이런 잔인한 세트들이 너무 자주 나오지 않길 바랄뿐이다. 너무 좋은 것도 과하면 평범해질 수 있으니.

이어폰이 아닌 스피커를 통해 음미하는 Jazz... 정신 못 차리게 좋다.




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