Although the music on Jazz Sampler, Vol. 1 is great, the selections from Miles Davis
("So What," "Saeta"), Dave Brubeck
("Somewhere," "Take Five"), Louis Armstrong
("I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby," "Beale Street Blues"), Count Basie
("Until I Met You"), Billie Holiday
("You've Changed") and Benny Goodman
("Lullaby of the Leaves," "Sing Sing Sing") don't necessarily sit well together. Nevertheless, it's not a bad budget-priced collection, and listeners that have absolutely no idea about jazz yet want to learn will get a general idea about the scope of the music from this collection. Anyone else will find this a little unnecessary.