I’m going to go out on a limb and make a statement: Cancer sucks. Big time. That’s why you, Jazz Lover, should support the efforts of the American-Italian Cancer Foundation, which has just produced a double-CD compilation of jazz, In Celebration of Life, to raise money for the organization to continue giving free mammograms to women in need in New York City. The proceeds will also be used by the foundation to continue its search for a cure for cancer.
Some of the 34 artists who appear on the two CDs include Tony Bennett (pictured), Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Terri Lyne Carrington, Herbie Hancock, Kevin Eubanks, Mel Tormé, Steve Lawrence, Calvin Keys and many more. (We are guessing that all the tracks are previously released.)
The package also includes a poster as well as a 52-page booklet that provides information about cancer and survivor success stories in addition to photos and information about the musicians.
You can find out more information about the CD by clicking here and visiting the Live Music Web site. There is no price listed there, but since it’s for a good cause money is no object, right?Originally Published