New York is the center of the American music industry, and by extension, is one of the major centers for popular music worldwide. While jazz didn't properly begin in New York (its ?rst roots can be traced back to New Orleans, and then Chicago), it was reigning in the Big Apple by the late 1920s, and was closely associated with New York by the middle of the 20th century, when a number of avant-garde performers helped create styles such as hard bop and free jazz. This outstanding 3-CD set presents recordings of some of the most celebrated jazzmen paying their tribute to New York, its landscapes, its theatres, its jazz clubs, and its cultural and social life. Showcasing both instrumental and vocal sides, this 60-track collection evokes New York through the sounds of jazz. John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker.