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The Modern Jazz Stars - Jazz Masquerade + Jazz Surprise Album

The Modern Jazz Stars - Jazz Masquerade + Jazz Surprise Album Performer: The Modern Jazz Stars
Title: Jazz Masquerade + Jazz Surprise
Style: Bop
Label: P-Vine Non Stop, Modern Records
# Cat: PVCP-8741
Released: 16 Dec 1998
Country: Japan
FLAC album: 1558 mb
MP3 album: 1737 mb
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Jazz


Written-By – Taub, Ling
2Big Boy Pt. II
Written-By – Giuffre
3Big Boy Pt. I
Written-By – Giuffre
4High Time
Written-By – Taub, Ling
Written-By – Taub, Ling
6Why Not
Written-By – Taub, Ling
7Off Nite
Written-By – Taub, Ling
8Fall Out
Written-By – Taub, Ling
9Flying Home
Written-By – Bonaceo
10C-Jam Blues
Written-By – Ellington
Written-By – Taub, Ling
Written-By – Taub, Ling
13Ben's Mood
Written-By – Taub, Ling
14Deep Purple
Written-By – Parish, DeRose
15Steady Teddy
Written-By – Taub, Ling


  • Alto SaxophoneSonny Criss (tracks: 14 [unconfirmed])
  • Art Direction [Jazz Masquerade]Florette Bihari
  • Photography By [Jazz Masquerade]William Claxton
  • Photography By [Jazz Surprise]Todd Walker
  • Remastered ByKazuhiro Yamagata
  • Supervised By [Series Supervision]Hiroyuki Takiguchi
  • Tenor SaxophoneDexter Gordon (tracks: unconfirmed), Jimmy Giuffre (tracks: 1, 2), Wardell Gray (tracks: 4)
  • Trumpet [ts - sic]Howard McGhee (tracks: 8, 14)


Four page insert/booklet features front and back covers for each album. An additional fold-out insert includes liner notes in Japanese. A P-Vine reply card is also included. In jewel case with obi.

Compilation of tracks from two Crown/Modern releases that knowingly withheld the identity of the performers. Track titles and composition credits are often incorrect, but have been left here as presented on this specific release. Listed personnel includes Dexter Gordon and Sonny Criss who are not believed to be present on any of the recordings.

Confirmed track information:
Tracks 1 and 2 are correctly credited and are performed by Jimmy Giuffre.
Track 3, personnel unknown.
Track 4 is actually Hot House Part 1 and is performed by Wardell Gray.
Track 5 is actually New Flying Home and is performed by Lloyd Glenn.
Track 6 is actually Snow Plow and is performed by Jimmy Jackson and his Orchestra.
Track 7 is correctly credited and is performed by Jimmy Jackson and his Orchestra.
Track 8 is actually Cool Fantasy Part 2 and is performed by Howard McGhee.
Track 9 is actually Time Out For The Blues and is performed by Benny Carter.
Track 10, personnel unknown.
Track 11 is actually Body And Soul Part 2 and is performed by Charlie Shavers.
Track 12, personnel unknown.
Track 13 is actually Bumps And Lumps and is performed by "Bumps" Meyers.
Track 14 is actually Donna Lee and is performed by Howard McGhee.
Track 15, personnel unknown.

This is one of only two tracks given personnel details on this release, but the suggested line-up is not consistent with research. As presented on the insert: Howard McGhee (tp); Sonny Criss (as); Wardell Gray (ts); Dexter Gordon (ts); Todo [sic] Maramosa (p); Red Callender (b); Jackie Mills (ds) and others. The probable personnel includes Art Pepper on alto sax and Teddy Edwards on tenor, with no Criss, Gray or Gordon present. The rhythm section appears accurate.

NB: Further information with confirmed personnel and titles for several tracks can be found here: and here: (the latter includes commentary on this specific CD).


  • Barcode: 4 995879 087411
  • Matrix / Runout: FIB26E SA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L462
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7821


  • Manufactured By – P-Vine Records
  • Distributed By – BMG Japan, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – P-Vine Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – P-Vine Records, Inc.