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George Russell

George Russell - New York, NY (Verve)

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RELEASED: 12th Februaryy 2021
180g Audiophile Vinyl LP (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series)

Format:  180g Audiophile Vinyl LP (Verve Acoustic Sounds Series)
Cat No:  3512093

New York, N.Y. is a high point in the work of leading jazz composer and arranger George Russell. Russell was an early advocate for Modal Jazz and the conceptualizer of the influential Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization. For this 1959 Decca classic, Russell assembled an all-star orchestra, including John Coltrane, Bill Evans (a frequent Russell collaborator), Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer and Milt Hinton, among others. Singer Jon Hendricks provided beatnik-style, stream-of-consciousness narrations that opened and closed this landmark album. Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.


A1. Manhattan
A2. Big City Blues
B1. Manhatta-Rico
B2. East Side Medley
B2a. Autumn In New York
B2b. How About You
B3. A Helluva Town