Storyville Records is one of the world’s greatest jazz record labels, and the oldest independent jazz label in Europe. Boasting a catalogue of rare and seminal recordings, it has firmly established itself in the Jazz landscape, and has become one of the most revered labels in the world.
The Storyville 50th Anniversary Celebration was released to mark Storyville’s 50th anniversary in 2002. It forms a great taster of what they have to offer, making it the perfect gift for any music lover. The legendary Svend Asmussen begins the sampler in a duet with fellow violinist Stephane Grappelli, and continues with stellar tracks from pianists Monk, Bud Powell and Hank Jones as well as saxophonists Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, Benny Carter and Archie Shepp.
So, whether you’re a Jazz neophyte or a seasoned connoisseur, this incredible showcase is bound to appeal!