ABC Jazz 100: Selected Highlights V/A 2CD

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The first-ever Jazz 100 was always going to be a hotly contested affair, with jazz lovers across Australia voting for their favourite jazz artists of all time. But after almost 30,000 votes cast, Miles Davis narrowly beat Ella Fitzgerald to the top spot, with Louis Armstrong taking third place.

This 2CD album presents Australia’s top 10 jazz performers, along with a selection of highlights from across the full hundred artists, reflecting the extraordinary range and breadth of styles, moods, genres, instruments and ensembles. It reaches right back to Louis Armstrong in the 1920s and brings us up to the present day with Katie Noonan’s ‘Blue’, released earlier this year.

Iconic names like John ColtraneSarah VaughanDave BrubeckDuke Ellington and Billie Holiday feature on the album alongside Australian legends including Don Burrows and James Morrison – who both placed within the top 10 – Judy BaileyVince Jones and The Idea of North. And from the latest generation of Australian artists, the album showcases Barney McAllKristin Berardi and Kate Ceberano.

From solo piano to big band, blues to bossa nova, vocalists to vibes, sax, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass, this double album brings together 30 superb jazz tracks from the artists Australia has voted the best of the best.