Lee Konitz revived his nonet for the occasion of this 1979 concert, with trumpeters Red Rodney and John Eckert, baritonist Ronnie Cuber, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and tuba player/bass trombonist Sam Burtis joining him in the front line. Lennie Tristano's "April," a challenging reworking of the standard "I'll Remember April," proves to be an inspired opener, with great solos all around. Knepper's blues "Who You" has the flavor of Charles Mingus' early-'60s compositions.
Jerry Lee’s second album for Sun Records featured one of rock and roll’s all-time greatest recordings: “Great Balls Of Fire.” The single, charged with controversial sexual undertones, manic piano-playing, and Lewis’ quirky tenor, made the already famous wild-man of rock a superstar. Greatest also features a number of covers performed as only Lewis could pull them off, including Barrett Strong’s “Money,” and Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say.”
Brenda Lee is an American performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s, a number surpassed only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Ray Charles and Connie Francis. She is a member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music, Rockabilly and Hit Parade Halls of Fame.