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Shout! Factory Begins New Career Jazz Series

To celebrate those artists that can make their careers last more than a decade or two (don’t hold your breath, Britney Spears), Shout! Factory is launching a new series, “Career,” that will present anthologies that reflect their entire career. The first releases in the series, which comes out on April 26, will be of Dizzy Gillespie and Chet Baker, whose careers each spanned over 30 years.

Shout! Factory’s intention behind yet another compilation series is that most artist compilations are limited to a specific era or set of recordings done under a specific record company. The “Career” series “deviates from the norm by creating fully comprehensive anthologies from cultural icons that compile recordings from all eras of their careers,” according to a press release.

On the double-disc Dizzy Gillespie: Career 1937-1992, Shout! Factory chose 33 songs, including his very first recording, 1937’s “King Porter Stomp,” “Salt Peanuts,” “Perdido” and “A Night in Tunisia.” Baker’s double disc release, Chet Baker: Career 1952-1988, includes “Let’s Get Lost,” “Chetty’s Lullaby,” “Almost Blue” and both the vocal and instrumental versions of “My Funny Valentine.”

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