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Hazel Scott - Great Scott! Collected Recordings 1939-57

Hazel Scott - Great Scott! Collected Recordings 1939-57

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Hazel Scott was a jazz pianist and singer, about whom we hear very little these, but who was a stylish and respected performer. She is best-known for her jazz interpretations of classical pieces and styles, but is also a noted composer and fine vocalist with a sophisticated approach to the Great American Songbook The Trinidad-born was raised in New York City and was recognised as child musical prodigy, receiving scholarships to study at the Juilliard School when she was eight.

In her teens, she performed at Café Society while still at school. In 1950, she became the first black American to host her own TV show, The Hazel Scott Show. However, her career faltered after she testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1950 during the era of McCarthyism. She subsequently moved to Paris in 1957 and began performing in Europe, not returning to the United States until 1967. Charting her work between 1939 and 1957, this 69-track collection brings together a significant proportion of her recordings during the primary era of her career and offers an entertaining cross-section of her output for the Bluebird, Decca, V-Disc, Signature, Columbia, Capitol and Debut labels.

It includes most of the titles from her albums Swinging The Classics, A Piano Recital, Great Scott, Grand Jazz, Relaxed Piano Moods and Round Midnight. The selected numbers included in the set also feature appearances from the likes of Charles Mingus, Max Roach, J.C. Heard, Sidney Catlett, Toots Camarata, Charlie Shavers, Ernie Caceres, Red Callender, Everett Barksdale and many others.

A substantial showcase for an artist who deserves more attention than she has enjoyed over the years.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Calling All Bars Sextet of the Rhythm Club of London


Mighty Like The Blues Sextet of the Rhythm Club of London
3 You Gave Me The Go-By Sextet of the Rhythm Club of London
4 Why Didn't William Tell? Sextet of the Rhythm Club of London
5 Ritual Fire Dance Hazel Scott
6 Two-Part Invention In A Minor Hazel Scott
7 Country Gardens Hazel Scott
8 Prelude In C Sharp Minor Hazel Scott
9 Valse In D Flat Major Hazel Scott
10 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Hazel Scott
11 Hazel's Boogie Woogie Hazel Scott
12 Blues In B Flat Hazel Scott
13 Embraceable You Hazel Scott
14 Three Little Words Hazel Scott
15 Dark Eyes [Otchitchornyia] Hazel Scott
16 Hallelujah Hazel Scott
17 People Will Say We're In Love Hazel Scott
18 Honeysuckle Rose Hazel Scott
19 Body And Soul Hazel Scott
20 C Jam Blues Hazel Scott
21 Take Me In Your Arms Hazel Scott
22 I'm Glad There Is You Hazel Scott
23 Fascinating Rhythm Hazel Scott
24 The Man I Love Hazel Scott
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans Hazel Scott
2 Valse In C Sharp Minor Hazel Scott
3 Fantasie Impromptu Hazel Scott
4 Nocturne In B Flat Minor Hazel Scott
5 A Rainy Night In G Hazel Scott
6 How High The Moon Hazel Scott
7 Sonate In C Minor - Toccata Hazel Scott
8 On The Sunny Side Of The Street Hazel Scott
9 I've Got The World On A String Hazel Scott
10 Butterfly Kick Hazel Scott
11 Ich Vill Sich Spielen Hazel Scott
12 Soon Hazel Scott
13 Love Me Or Leave Me Hazel Scott
14 Emaline Hazel Scott
15 Love Will Find A Way Hazel Scott
16 Mary Lou Hazel Scott
17 Dancing On The Ceiling (He Dances On My Ceiling) Hazel Scott
18 Nightmare Blues Hazel Scott
19 Brown Bee Boogie Hazel Scott
20 That Old Black Magic Hazel Scott
21 For All We Know Hazel Scott
22 Tinkerbell Blows Again Hazel Scott
23 Soothe Me Hazel Scott
24 Un Gamin De Paris Hazel Scott
25 Whatever Happened To Captain Hook Hazel Scott
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 J'aime Bien Paris Hazel Scott
2 Like Someone In Love Hazel Scott
3 Peace Of Mind Hazel Scott
4 Lament Hazel Scott
5 The Jeep Is Jumpin' Hazel Scott
6 Git Up From There Hazel Scott
7 A Foggy Day Hazel Scott
8 Mountain Greenery Hazel Scott
9 In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning Hazel Scott
10 It's You Or No One Hazel Scott
11 It's Easy To Remember Hazel Scott
12 Just Imagine Hazel Scott
13 Lucky To Be Me Hazel Scott
14 'Round Midnight Hazel Scott
15 I Wish I Didn't Love You So Hazel Scott
16 For You, For Me, For Evermore Hazel Scott
17 Ev'ry Time Hazel Scott
18 Maybe Hazel Scott
19 Love Is The Thing Hazel Scott
20 Warm All Over Hazel Scott
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    March 2023
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