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This is a great compilation album of jazz artists who all recorded for Roost Records. These are some major stars that appeared on a minor label. And once I try to figure out what the characters are doing on the album cover, I’ll try to explain it to you.

So get ready to hear some memorable musicians in their own version of an O.R. in Volume 146: Operation Jazz.

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Credits and Copyrights:

Various – Operation Jazz
Label: Royal Roost – OJ1, Royal Roost – OJ-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono
Country: USA & Canada
Released: 1958 according to the etchings on the runout.
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop, Hard Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Post Bop

Stan Getz, Horace Silver with Potter’s Luck
Written by Horace Silver
Recorded New York, March 1 or August 15, 1951
Stan Getz, tenor sax; Horace Silver, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; Jimmy Raney, guitar

Kai Winding, Gerry Mulligan with Crossing The Channel
Written by Kai Winding
Kai Winding (tb), Brew Moore (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bs), George Wallington (p), Curley Russell (b), Max Roach (d).
Recorded in New York City, April 1949

Art Tatum with Flyin’ Home
Written by Sid Robin, Lionel Hampton and Benny Goodman

Bud Powell, Max Roach with Bud’s Bubble
Written by Bud Powell
NYC, January 10, 1947
Bass – Curly Russel*
Drums – Max Roach
Piano – Bud Powell

Dizzy Gillespie with Chris And Diz
Written by Dizzy Gillespie

Machito & His Afro-Cubans, Harry Belafonte Lean On Me
written by Alan Greene & Edwin Haldman
Recorded in 1949

Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Jay Johnson with Air Conditioning
Written By Charlie Parker
Miles Davis, trumpet; J.J. Johnson, trombone; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Max Roach, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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