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Jazz Middelheim 2005 vol. 25
Record Labels Universal Music Belgium
Phonographic reference 9830157
Released June 2005
Media cd (3 CD)
Recorded 1969 - 2005

A compilation celebrating the 25th anniversary with some of the great moments of past festivals.
Pieces are taken from recordings by the artists on other labels (previoulsy issued by Verve, ECM, Impulse, Atlantic, W.E.R.F, September, DWL, Universal Nederland).
There are 5 pieces recorded live during the festival by Belgian musicians, never released before.

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The list of musicians on these 3 CDs is huge. Here are some Belgian musicians involved :      
Bert Joris - Trumpet    
with the Joe Lovano quintet
Michel Herr - Piano    
with the Joe Lovano quintet
Dré Pallemaerts - Drums    
with the Joe Lovano quintet
Sadi - Vibraphone    
with the BRT Jazzorkest
Nicolas Thys - Double bass    
with Defoort / Turner / Thys / Black
Kris Defoort - Piano    
with Defoort / Turner / Thys / Black
Nathalie Loriers - Piano    
with Nathalie Loriers & Extensions
Jean "Toots" Thielemans - Harmonica   with Kenny Werner
Philip Catherine - Guitar    
with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen


Here are some of the Belgian bands involved in this compilation  
Nathalie Loriers Trio + Extensions  
Brussels Jazz Orchestra feat. Bert Joris
Aka Moon  
Kris Defoort Quartet  
BRT Jazzorkest  


DISC 1. 1969 - 1981
1. BRT Jazzorkest feat. Sadi Honky Tonk Cat live 1973, previously unreleased  
2. Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Big Band The Great One      
3. Sonny Rollins Who Cares?      
4. Stan Getz & Bill Evans But Beautiful      
5. Sarah Vaughan Lullaby of Birdland      
6. Chet Baker Baby Breeze      
7. Charles Mingus Remember Rockfeller at Attica      
8. Randy Weston Sepia Panorama      
9. Betty Carter Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most      
DISC 2. 1983 - 1997
1. Gil Evans & Big Band Lumière Orange Was The Color of Her Dress Then Silk Blue      
2. Charlie Haden Song for Che      
3. Philip Catherine, Niels-Henning Pedersen Twice a Week live 1985, previously unreleased    
  Philip Catherine
4. Joe Lovano Quintet Pretext    
  Michel Herr
5. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Circus      
6. Dizzie Gillespie Big Band Birks Works      
7. Roy Hargrove & Crisol Afrodisia      
8. Mal Waldron, Jeanne Lee Fire Waltz      
DISC 3. 1999 - 2005
1. Nathalie Loriers & Extensions Tombouctou live 1999, previously unreleased    
  Nathalie Loriers
2. Jean "Toots" Thielemans, Kenny Werner Dolphin Dance      
  H. Hancock
3. Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Bert Joris Kong's Garden live 2001, previously unreleased  
  Bert Joris
4. Dave Holland Prime Directive      
5. Aka Moon Jimi's Three Words      
  Fabrizio Cassol
6. John Scofield Jungle Friction      
7. Kris Defoort, Mark Turner, Nicolas Thys, Jim Black Blues On The way live 2003, previously unreleased    
  Kris Defoort
8. Wayne Shorter Sacajawea      
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