Original Jazz Classics
(Est. 1982) Created under the Fantasy, Inc. umbrella, Original Jazz Classics has been a tremendously successful program of reissues. Its premise is simple: to present memorable jazz albums with original covers and notes, which have been unavailable for years. The vaults of the Fantasy-affiliated labels Prestige, Galaxy, Milestone, Riverside, Debut, Contemporary, Jazzland and Pablo hold some of the most important jazz ever recorded. Drawing on this wealth of material, Original Jazz Classics has grown to over 1,000 titles.
ORIGINAL JAZZ CLASSICS FEATURED ARTISTS
Few musicians in jazz history were more innovative, or more unassuming, than guitar legend Wes Montgomery (1923-68). He dispensed with the plectrum and developed an incredible thumb-picking style, and played octave and chordal passages with the fluency and nuance of single lines.MORE