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Jazz Timeline

History of Jazz

Daniel Taparelli

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. New Orleans Swing Gypsy Jazz Dixieland Bebop Cool Hard Bop Modal Free Latin Bossa Nova Post bop Avant-gard Soul fusion funk Smooth Acid Jazz Nu Jazz Buddy Bolden Jelly Roll Morton James Reese Europe James P. Johnson Eubie Blake Louis Armstrong Kenny Ball Eddie Condon Pete Fountain George Lewis Al Hirt Ward Kinball Jim Cullum Turk Murphy Chris Tyle The Great Summit (1961) Ella Ella and Louis (1956) Ella and Louist Again (1957) Concert at Crescendo (1955) High Society (1956) Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (1957) Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (1954) Satchmo at Passadena (1951) The Real Ambassors (1962) Struttin' (1996) 1. Someday You'll be Sorry
2. St. Louis Blues
3. Back O'Town Blues
4. Big Mama's Back In Town
5. Mop! Mop!
6. When It's Sleepy Time Down South 1. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
2. Baby, It's Cold Outside
3. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
4. Stardust
5. The Hucklebuck 6. Honeysuckle Rose
7. Just You, Just Me
8. My Monday Date, Parts 1 & 2
9. You Can Depend On Me
10.That's a Plenty Side 2
1. Memphis Blues
2. Beale Street Blues
3. Ole Miss Blues
4. Chantez Les Bas (Sing 'Em Low)
5. Hesitating Blues
6. Atlanta Blues (Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor) Side 1
1. St. Louis Blues
2. Yellow Dog Blues
3. Loveless Love
4. Aunt Hagar's Blues
5. Long Gone (From Bowling Green) 1. High Society
2. High Society Calypso
3. Little One
4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
5. True Love 6. You're Sensational
7. I Love You, Samantha
8. Now You Has Jazz
9. Well, Did You Evah!
10.Mind if I Make Love to You? 1. Can't We Be Friends?
2. Isn't This a Lovely Day?
3. Moonlight in Vermont
4. They Can't Take That Away from Me
5. Under a Blanket of Blue
6. Tenderly 7. A Foggy Day
8. Stars Fell on Alabama
9. Cheek to Cheek
10.The Nearness of You
11.April in Paris 1. Don't Be That Way
2. Makin' Whoopee
3. They All Laughed
4. Comes Love
5. Autumn in New York
6. Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love
7. Stompin' at the Savoy
8. I Won't Dance
9. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
10.Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 11.These Foolish Things
12.I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
13.Willow Weep for Me
14.I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
15.A Fine Romance
16.Ill Wind
17.Love Is Here to Stay
18.I Get a Kick out of You
19.Learnin' the Blues 1. Duke's Place
2. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
3. Cottontail
4. Mood Indigo
5. Do Nothin' till You Hear From Me
6. The Beautiful American 7. Black and Tan Fantasy
8. Drop Me Off in Harlem
9. The Mooche
10.In a Mellow Tone
11.It Don't Mean a Thing
(If It Ain't Got That Swing) 12.Solitude
13.Don't Get Around Much Anymore
14.I'm Beginning to See the Light
15.Just Squeeze Me
16.I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
17.Azalea 1. Everybody’s Comin’
2. Cultural Exchange
3. Good Reviews
4. Remember Who You Are
5. My One Bad Habit
6. Lonesome
7. Summer Song
8. King for a Day
9. Blow Satchmo
10.The Real Ambassadors 111.Nomad
12.In the Lurch
13.One Moment Worth Years
14.You Swing Baby (The Duke)
15.Summer Song
16.They Say I Look Like God
17.I Didn’t Know Until You Told Me
18.Since Love Had Its Way
19.Easy As You Go
20.Swing Bells / Blow Satchmo / Finale 1. Dippermouth Blues
2. Mahogany Hall Stomp
3. Muskrat Ramble
4. St. Louis Blues
5. Rockin' Chair
6. Tiger Rag 7. Black And Blue
8. Confessin'
9. Struttin' With Some Barbeque
10.Lazy River
11.You Rascal You
12.Save It Pretty Mama Jazz Timeline beta this site is a casual result of my recent interests in both
exploring web technologies and learning more about jazz.

i selected the main jazz movements,
musicians, albuns and songs, and linked one
thing to another in a timeline.

of course, it's impossible to link a specific
musician to a specific style or time.
my goal is to provide rather a very general picture of the
evolution of jazz along the century than oficial material.

almost all information comes from Wikipedia. please if you find something
missing, missplaced or just terribly wrong. i will constantly update it.

everything was designed with PREZI, a free web tool intended
to create non-linear presentations. you can check it out at prezi.com

navigation tips in the 'HOW TO' section
08.21.2011 it's like a 3D glass box and you are totally free inside it
every element is clickable - it will centralize and fit it to the screen
don't forget the "home icon" on your right in case you loose yourself in jazz space ;) 1. That Old Feeling
2. Let's Fall in Love
3. I'll Never Be the Same
4. Blues in the Night 5. How Long Has This Been Going On?
6. I Was Doing All Right
7. What's New?
8. Moon Song 9. Just One of Those Things
10.There's No You
11.You Go to My Head
12.Sweet Lorraine The Classic Sessions 1928-1949 CD 1
. CD 2
. CD 3
. CD 4
. Bixieland (1955)
Eddie Condon's Treasury of Jazz Tracks (1956) 1. Bugle Call Rag
2. Oh Peter
3. Yes Suh
4. Who Stole The Lock
5. Shine On Your Shoes
6. Somebody Stole Gabriel's Horn
7. Eel
8. Tennessee Twilight
9. Madame Dynamite
10. Home Cooking
11. Eel
12. Home Cooking
13. Murder In The Moonlight 14. Let's Swing It
15. Double Trouble
16. That's What You Think
17. Every Now And Then
18. What Is There To Say
19. Keep Smilin' At Trouble
20. I Can't Get Started
21. Sweet Thing
22. Easy To Love
23. Old Fashioned Swing
24. Wolverine Blues
25. Jazz Me Blues 1. Embraceable You
2. Tappin' The Commodore Till
3. Life Spears A Jitterbug
4. What's The Use
5. I Found A New Baby
6. Easy To Get
7. China Boy
8. As Long As I Live
9. Sail Fish
10. Sunday
11. Satanic Blues 12. Oh Baby
13. I Need Some Pettin'
14. Susie
15. Big Boy
16. Let There Be Love
17. Sensation
18. Fidgety Feet
19. Tijuana
20. Copenhagen
21. Prince Of Wails
22. Good Man Is Very Hard To Find 1. Don't Leave Me Daddy
2. Georgia Cake Walk
3. Liberty Inn Drag
4. Indiana
5. Get Happy
6. Oh Katharina
7. Uncle Sam's Blues
8. How Come You Do Me
9. Clarinet Marmalade
10. Joe's Blues
11. Village Blues
12. Tiger Rag 13. Peg O' My Heart
14. Cherry
15. Ballin' The Jack
16. Jada
17. When Your Lover Has Gone
18. Wherever There's Love
19. Improvisation For March Of Time
20. Just You Just Me
21. Atlanta Blues
22. Keeps On A-Raining
23. We Called It Music 1. Sugar
2. China Boy
3. Nobody's Sweetheart
4. Liza
5. Friars Point Shuffle
6. Darktown Strutters Ball
7. There'll Be Some Changes Made
8. I Found A New Armstrong
9. Jazz Me Blues
10. Oh Baby
11. Indiana
12. Makin' Friends
13. I'm Gonna Stomp Mr Henry Lee 14. That's A Serious Thing
15. Minor Drag
16. Indiana
17. Tailspin Blues
18. I Need Someone Like You
19. Hello Lola
20. One Hour
21. Girls Like You Were Meant For Boys Like Me
22. Georgia
23. I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me
24. Darktown Strutters Ball
25. You Rascal You Coast to Coast (1953)
Jamming at Condon's Tracks (1954) 1. Beale Street Blues
2. Emaline/Don't Worry 'Bout Me/I Can't Give You Anything but Love
3. Riverboat Shuffle
4. Jam Session Blues/Ole Miss
5. (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue
6. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll
7. Ja-Da
8. Sheik of Araby 9. Squeeze Me
10. South Rampart Street Parade
11. There'll Be Some Changes Made
12. How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
13. Blues My Naughty Sweety Gave Me
14. Tin Roof Blues
15. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street/I Can't Believe That You're in Love Midnight in Moscow (1958)
The Roaring Twenties Tracks (1962) 1. Meadowlands
2. Dark Eyes
3. Theme From Swan Lake
4. Hindustan
5. Japanese Sandman
6. Loch Lomond
7. Londonderry Air
8. Vie En Rose
9. Sheik of Araby
10. Midnight in Moscow
11. Wolverine Blues 12. Chimes Blues
13. Put 'Em Down Blues
14. Davenport Blues
15. What-Cha-Call-'Em Blues
16. Minor Drag
17. China Boy
18. My Monday Date
19. Apex Blues
20. Heebie Jeebies
21. St. James Infirmary
22. That's a Plenty The Town Hall Concerts, Vol. 1 (1944) Disc 1
1. Concert, No. 1
2. Sweet Georgia Brown
3. Peg O' My Heart
4. John O'Hara Explains Why He Likes Jazz MusicListen
5. Carolina Shout
6. Wherever There's Love (There's You and Me)
7. Uncle Sam Blues
8. Someone to Watch over Me
9. Impromptu Ensemble/Ole Miss
10. At the Jazz Band Ball Disc 2
1. Ballin' the Jack
2. Whatcha Doin' After the War
3. I'm Coming Virginia
4. It's Been So Long
5. What's New?
6. The One I Love
7. Impromptu Ensemble
8. Muskrat Ramble
9. Mean to Me
10. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street 1. At the Jazz Band Ball
2. Ol' Man River {From Show Boat}
3. I'll Be a Friend With Pleasure
4. Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)
5. Fidgety Feet
6. From Monday On
7. I'm Coming Virginia
8. Royal Garden Blues
9. Louisiana
10. Jazz Me Blues
11. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter 12. I've Got a Crush on You
13. Duff Campbell's Revenge
14. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
15. Someday You'll Be Sorry
16. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
17. Three-Two-One Blues
18. Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down
19. Just Friends
20. Sometimes I'm Happy
21. I've Found a New Baby tell me daniel@jazztimeline.com.br Blues and Ragtime (1973) 1. Charleston Rag (1917)
2. Somebody's Done Me Wronge (1918)
3. Goodnight Angeline (1918)
4. Schubert (sic) Gaieties Of (1919)
5. Gee,I Wish I Had Someone To Rock Me (1919)
6. Broadway Blue (1921) 7. Crazy Blues (1921)
8. Strut Miss Lizzie (1921)
9. Home Again Blues (1921)
10.It's Right Here For You (1921)
11.Fare Thee Honey Blues (1921) The Eighty-Six Years Of
Eubie Blake (1973) Side A
A1 Dream Rag
A2 Charleston Rag
A3 Maple Leaf Rag
A4 Semper Fidelis
A5 Eubie’s Boogie
A6 Poor Jimmy Green
A7 Tricky Fingers Side B
B1 Stars And Stripes Forever
B2 Baltimore Todalo
B3 Poor Katie Red
B4 Kitchen Tom
B5 Troublesome Ivories
B6 Chevy Chase
B7 Brittwood Rag Side C
C1 Medley: Bleeding Moon /
Under The Bamboo Tree
C2 It’s All Your Fault
C3 "Shuffle Along" Medley
C4 I’m Just Wild About Harry
C5 Spanish Venus
C6 As Long As You Live Side D
D1.1 Medley: Charleston
D1.2 Old Fashioned Love
D1.3 If I Could Be With You
D2 You Were Meant For Me
D3 Dixie Moon
D4 Blues, Why Don’t You Let Me Alone
D5 Blue Rag In 12 Keys
D6 Memories Of You James Hubert Blake (February 7, 1887 – February 12, 1983) was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. In 1921, Blake and long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote the Broadway musical Shuffle Along, one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. Blake's compositions included such hits as, "Bandana Days", "Charleston Rag", "Love Will Find A Way", "Memories of You", and "I'm Just Wild About Harry". The musical Eubie! featured the works of Blake and opened on Broadway in 1978. A1 A Negro Rhapsody
A2 The Documentation
B1 Sam Jones Done Sagged His Britches
B2 Georgia's Always On My Mind
B3 That Thing Called Love
B4 Shim-me King's Blues Yamekraw - (1962) James P. Johnson (James Price Johnson, also known as Jimmy Johnson, born February 1, 1894, died November 17, 1955) was an American pianist and composer. A pioneer of the stride style of jazz piano, he was a model for Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum and Fats Waller. Johnson composed many hit tunes including "Charleston" and "Carolina Shout" and remained the acknowledged king of New York jazz pianists until he was dethroned c. 1933 by the recently arrived Art Tatum. His influence and success is often overlooked. Father Of The Stride Piano - (1962) A1 If Dreams Come True
A2 Fascination
A3 Lonesome Reverie
A4 The Mule Walk
A5 Blueberry Rhyme
A6 Snowy Morning Blues
A7 All That I Had Is Gone
A8 How Could I Be Blue B1 Swingin' At The Lido
B2 Havin' A Ball
B3 Hungry Blues
B4 Old-Fashioned Love
B5 Memories Of You
B6 Worried And Lonesome Blues
B7 Weeping Blues
B8 Carolina Shout Mr. Jelly Lord - (1956) A1 King Porter Stomp
A2 New Orleans Blues
A3 The Pearls
A4 Fickle Fay Creep
A5 Hyena Stomp
A6 Pep B1 Jungle Blues
B2 The Crave
B3 Kansas City Stomp
B4 Mama Nita
B5 Creepy Feeling
B6 Spanish Swat Jazz King of New Orleans - (2002) 1. Black Bottom Stomp
2. Steamboat Stomp
3. Cannon Ball Blues
4. Doctor Jazz
5. Jungle Blues
6. Original Jelly Roll Blues
7. Someday, Sweetheart
8. The Pearls 9. Shreveport
10.Mournful Serenade
11.Red Hot Pepper
12.New Orleans Bump
13.Blue Blood Blues
14.Gamblin' Jack
15.Winin' Boy Blues Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (September 20, 1885 – July 10, 1941), known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer.

Widely recognized as a pivotal figure in early jazz, Morton is perhaps most notable as jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential spirit and characteristics when notated. His composition "Jelly Roll Blues" was the first published jazz composition, in 1915. Morton is also notable for naming and popularizing the "Spanish tinge" of exotic rhythms and penning such standards as "Wolverine Blues," "Black Bottom Stomp," and "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say", the latter a tribute to turn-of-the-century New Orleans personalities.

Reputed for his arrogance and self-promotion as often as recognized in his day for his musical talents, Morton claimed to have invented jazz outright in 1902 — much to the derision of later musicians and critics. However, jazz historian Gunther Schuller writes about Morton's "hyperbolic assertions" that there is "no proof to the contrary" and that Morton's "considerable accomplishments in themselves provide reasonable substantiation." Charles "Buddy" Bolden (September 6, 1877 – November 4, 1931) was an African American cornetist and is regarded by contemporaries as a key figure in the development of a New Orleans style of rag-time music which later came to be known as jazz.
He was known as King Bolden (see Jazz royalty), and his band was a top draw in New Orleans (the city of his birth) from about 1900 until 1907, when he was incapacitated by schizophrenia (then called dementia praecox). He left no known surviving recordings, but he was known for his very loud sound and constant improvisation.

The Bolden Band around 1905.Many early jazz musicians credited Bolden and the members of his band with being the originators of what came to be known as "jazz", though the term was not yet in common musical use until after the era of Bolden's prominence. At least one writer has labeled him the father of jazz. He is credited with creating a looser, more improvised version of ragtime and adding blues to it; Bolden's band was said to be the first to have brass instruments play the blues. He was also said to have taken ideas from gospel music heard in uptown African American Baptist churches. Although he began his career performing in Papa Jack Laines band before starting his own, Laine himself is often credited as the "Patriarch of Jazz". Although both regarded as being pivotal in the formation of jazz music. Ragtime Ernest Hogan Vess Ossman William H. Krell Tom Turpin Scott Joplin W. C. Handy Piano Rags (1970) 1. Maple Leaf Rag
2. The Entertainer
3. The Ragtime Dance
4. Gladiolus Rag 5. Fig Leaf Rag
6. Scott Joplin's New Rag
7. Euphoric Sounds
8. Magnetic Rag Piano Rags - Vol. II (1972) 1. Elite Syncopations (1902)
2. Eugenia (1905)
3. Leola - Two-Step (1905)
4. Rose Leaf Rag - A Rag Time Two-Step (1907) 5. Bathena - A Concert Waltz (1905)
6. Paragon Rag (1909)
7. Solace - A Mexican Serenade (1909)
8. Pine Apple Rag (1908) Piano Rags - Vol. III (1974) 1. Original Rags (1899)
2. Weeping Willow - A Ragtime Two-Step (1903)
3. The Cascades - A Rag (1904)
4. The Chrysanthemum -
An Afro-American Intermezzo (1904) 5. Sugar Cane - A Ragtime Classic Two-Step (1908)
6. The Nonpareil - A Rag And Two-Step (1907)
7. Country Club - Ragtime Two-Step (1909)
8. Stoptime Rag (1910) Scott Joplin (c. 1867 – April 1, 1917) was an American composer and pianist. He achieved fame for his unique ragtime compositions, and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime." During his brief career, Joplin wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.
He was born into a musical African-American family of laborers in eastern Texas, and developed his musical knowledge with the help of local teachers. During the late 1880s he traveled around the American South as an itinerant musician, and went to Chicago for the World's Fair of 1893 which played a major part in making ragtime a national craze by 1897.
His composition in 1899 of the "Maple Leaf Rag" brought him fame, and had a profound influence on subsequent writers of ragtime. It also brought the composer a steady income for life with royalties of one cent per sale, equivalent to 26 cents per sale in current value. During his lifetime, Joplin did not reach this level of success again and frequently had financial problems, which contributed to the loss of his first opera, A Guest of Honor. He continued to write ragtime compositions, and moved to New York in 1907. He attempted to go beyond the limitations of the musical form which made him famous, without much monetary success. His second opera, Treemonisha, was not received well at its partially staged performance in 1915. He died from complications of tertiary syphilis in 1917.
Joplin's music was rediscovered and returned to popularity in the early 1970s with the release of a million-selling album of Joplin's rags recorded by Joshua Rifkin, followed by the Academy Award–winning movie The Sting which featured several of his compositions, such as "The Entertainer". The opera Treemonisha was finally produced in full to wide acclaim in 1972. In 1976, Joplin was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize. A Rag-time Nightmare
March And Two Step - 1900 (1970) 1. A Rag-time Nightmare (March And Two Step) (1900)
2. The Easy Winners (A Rag Time Two Step) (1901)
3. Heliotrope Boquet (A Slow Drag Two Step) (1907)
4. Ethiopia Rag (1909)
5. Pegasus (A Classic Rag) (1919) 6. Wall Street Rag (1909)
7. Pork And Beans (One Step-Two Step Or Turkey Trot) (1913)
8. Graceful Ghost (1970)
9. Seabiscuits (1967)
10.Brass Knuckles (1969) Hareem Rag (1980) Side 1
1. Take Me Back To New Orleans
2. Take Me Back To New Orleans
3. Ti-Pi-Ti-Na
4. Perdido Street Blues
5. New Orleans, Louisiana
6. Decatur Drive

Side 2
1. New Orleans
2. Meet Me On The Levee
3. Hareem Rag
4. Ride On
5. The Big Bass Drum (On A Mardi Gras Day) Side 3
1. In And Out Of The Town (Brass Band With Freddie Kohlman)
2. At The Cemetery
3. Just A Little While To Stay Here
4. Oration By Dr. John
5. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
6. When The Saints Go Marching In
7. Concert On Canal Street
8. When The Saints (Conclusion)
9. Buddy Bolden Blues
10.South Rampart Street Parade
11.Burgundy Street Blues
12.Canal Street Blues

Side 4
1. Bourbon Street Scene
2. Bourbon Street Parade
3. Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New Orleans)
4. Professor Longhair's Tip
5. Brass Band Blues
6. Basin Street
7. Basin Street Blues
8. Take Me Back To New Orleans Thomas Million John Turpin (November 18, 1871 – August 13, 1922) was an African-American composer of ragtime music.
Tom Turpin was born in Savannah, Georgia, a son of John L. Turpin and Lulu Waters Turpin. In his early twenties he opened a saloon in St. Louis, Missouri which became a meeting-place for local pianists and an incubation point for early folk ragtime, such as musician Joe Jordan. Turpin himself is credited with the first published rag by an African-American, his "Harlem Rag" of 1897 (it was composed by 1892, a year before ragtime's introduction to the world at the 1893 Worlds Fair). His other published rags include "Bowery Buck," "Ragtime Nightmare," "St. Louis Rag," and "The Buffalo Rag".
Turpin was a large man, six feet (1.83 m) tall and 300 pounds (136 kg); his piano had to be raised on blocks so that he could play it standing up, otherwise his stomach would get in the way. In addition to his saloon-keeping duties and his ragtime composition, he controlled (with his brother Charles) a theater, gambling houses, dance halls, and sporting houses. He served as a deputy constable and was one of the first politically powerful African-Americans in St. Louis. His influence on local music earned him the title "Father of St. Louis Ragtime." His trombonist Willy Cornish asserted that Bolden's band had made at least one phonograph cylinder in the late 1890s. Three other old-time New Orleans musicians, George Baquet, Alphonse Picou and Bob Lyons also remembered a recording session ("Turkey in the Straw", according to Baquet) in the early 1900s. Researcher Tim Brooks believes that these cylinders, if they existed, may have been privately recorded for local music dealers and were never distributed in bulk. No known recordings of Bolden have survived Benny Carter Coleman Hawkins Billie Holiday Lester Young Teddy Wilson Johnny Hodges Further Definitions (1961) 1. Honeysuckle Rose
2. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
3. Crazy Rhythm
4. Blue Star
5. Cotton Tail
6. Body And Soul
7. Cherry
8. Doozy
9. Additions To Further Definitions 10.Fantastic, That's You
11.Come On Back
12.We Were In Love
13.If Dreams Come True
16.Rock Bottom
17.Titmouse In The Mood For Swing (1989) 1. I'm In The Mood For Swing
2. Another Time, Another Place
3. The Courtship
4. Rock Me To Sleep
5. Janel
6. The Romp 7. Summer Serenade
8. Not So Blue
9. You, Only You
10.Blue Moonlight
11.South Side Samba Side by Side (1959) 6. Let's Fall In Love
7. Ruint
8. Bend One
9. You Need To Rock Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges (1964) 1. Everybody Knows
2. The Jeep Is Jumpin'
3. 310 Blues
4. Main Stem
5. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Don't Get Around Much Anymore
6. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
7. Papa Knows
8. Open Mike Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra (1961) A1 Don't Get Around Much Any More
A2 I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
A3 Gal From Joe's
A4 Your Love Has Faded
A5 I'm Just A Lucky So And So B1 Jeep's Blues
B2 Day Dream
B3 Juice-A-Plenty
B4 Azure
B5 Tailor Made
B6 Stardust 1. Stompy Jones
2. Squeeze Me
3. Big Shoe
4. Going Up
5. Just A Memory John Cornelius "Johnny" Hodges (July 25, 1906 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for his solo work with Duke Ellington's big band. He played lead alto in the saxophone section for many years, except the period between 1932 – 1946 when Otto Hardwick generally played first chair. Hodges was also featured on soprano saxophone, but refused to play soprano after 1946, when he also got the task of playing the lead chair.

Hodges started playing with Lloyd Scott, Sidney Bechet, Lucky Roberts and Chick Webb. When Ellington wanted to expand his band in 1928, Ellington's clarinet player Barney Bigard recommended Hodges, who was featured on both alto and soprano sax. His playing became one of the identifying voices of the Ellington orchestra. Hodges left the Duke to lead his own band (1951 – 1955), but returned to the large ensemble shortly before Ellington's triumphant return to prominence – the orchestra's performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him King. In 1958, he performed with Billie Holiday at the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival.

The National Endowment for the Arts honored Benny Carter with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award for 1986. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, winner of the Grammy Award in 1994 for his solo "Prelude to a Kiss", and also the same year, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2000 awarded the National Endowment for the Arts, National Medal of Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton. Coleman Randolph Hawkins (November 21, 1904 – May 19, 1969) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Hawkins was one of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument. As Joachim E. Berendt explained, "there were some tenor players before him, but the instrument was not an acknowledged jazz horn". While Hawkins is most strongly associated with the swing music and big band era, he had a role in the development of bebop in the 1940s.

Lester Young, who was called "Pres", in a 1959 interview with The Jazz Review, said "As far as I'm concerned, I think Coleman Hawkins was the President first, right? As far as myself, I think I'm the second one." Miles Davis once said: "When I heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads." Hawkins was nicknamed "Hawk" and sometimes "Bean". Body and Soul (1939) 1. Meet Doctor Foo
2. Fine Dinner
3. She's Funny That Way
4. Body and Soul
5. When Day Is Done
6. The Sheik of Araby
7. My Blue Heaven 8. Bouncing with Bean
9. Say It Isn't So
11.April in Paris
12.How Strange
13.Half Step Down, Please
14.Angel Face 15.There Will Never Be Another You
16.The Bean Stalks Again
17.Body and Soul
18.I Love Paris
19.Under Paris Skies The Hawk Flies High (1957) 1. Chant
2. Juicy Fruit
3. Think Deep
4. Laura
5. Blue Lights
6. Sancticity Sonny Meets Hawk! (1963) 1. Yesterdays
2. All The Things You Are
3. Summertime
4. Just Friends
5. Lover Man
6. At McKies' Django Reinhardt Oscar Alemán Eddie Lang Joe Venuti Jazz Giant (1957) 1. Old Fashioned Love
2. I'm Coming Virginia
3. A Walkin' Thing
4. Blue Lou
5. Ain't She Sweet
6. How Can You Lose
7. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me La Dernier Message
De Django Reinhardt (1961) A1 Nuages
A2 Night And Day
A3 Insensiblement
A4 Blues For Ike Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly
With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France A1 Honeysuckle Rose
A2 Night And Day
A3 Black And White
A4 Sweet Georgia Brown
A5 Belleville
A6 Souvenirs
A7 My Sweet B1 Liza
B2 Stomping At Decca
B3 Love's Melody
B4 Daphne
B5 Lambeth Walk
B6 Nuages
B7 H.C.Q. Strut Jean "Django" Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer.

Born into a family of Romani gypsies Reinhardt invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar) that has since become a living musical tradition within French gypsy culture. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, he co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as "one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz." Reinhardt's most popular compositions have become jazz standards, including "Minor Swing", "Daphne", "Belleville", "Djangology", "Swing '42" and "Nuages" (French for "Clouds"). Oscar Marcelo Alemán (February 20, 1909 – October 14, 1980) was an Argentine jazz guitarist.

He was a singer, dancer, entertainer, and guitarist. Aleman was born in Machagai, Chaco Province in Northern Argentina on February 20, 1909.

He was the fourth child of seven born to pianist Malcela Pereira (a native Argentine of the Toba people), and Jorge Alemán Moreira, who played guitar in a folk quartet, with his own children, Carlos, Jorgelina and Juan. Swing Guitar Masterpieces 1938-1957 1-01 Sweet Sue
1-02 Limehouse Blues
1-03 Nobody's Sweetheart
1-04 Whispering
1-05 Russian Lullaby
1-06 Just A Little Swing
1-07 Dear Old Southland
1-08 Jeepers Creepers
1-09 Sweet Georgia Brown
1-10 In The Mood
1-11 Hombre Mio
1-12 I've Got Rhythm
1-13 Begin The Beguine 1-14 Bye Bye Blues
1-15 Negra De Cabello Duro
1-16 Besame Mucho
1-17 Tico Tico No Fuba
1-18 Temptation
1-19 I Never Knew
1-20 Caminos Cruzados (Malaguena)
1-21 Limehouse Blues
1-22 Scartunas
1-23 You Made Me Love You
1-24 Cherokee
1-25 Stardust
1-26 Honeysuckle Rose 2-01 Lady Be Good
2-02 Doin' The New Low Down
2-03 Improvisaciones Sobre Boogie Woogie
2-04 Swingin' On A Star
2-05 Melancolia
2-06 Sentimental Journey
2-07 Como Te Llamas
2-08 Bugle Call Rag
2-09 Darktown Strutter's Ball
2-10 I'm Beginning To See The Light
2-11 Blue Skies
2-12 Twelfth Street Rag
2-13 Diga Diga Do 2-14 Swanee River
2-15 Vieni Sul Mar
2-16 Delicado
2-17 Scartunas
2-18 Mia Casita Pequeñtia
2-19 Crazy Rhythm
2-20 Daphne
2-21 Dolores
2-22 April In Portugal
2-23 You Belong To Me
2-24 Who's Sorry Now
2-25 Tiger Rag
2-26 Tea For Two Giuseppe (Joe) Venuti (September 16, 1903 – August 14, 1978) was an Italian-American jazz musician and pioneer jazz violinist.

Considered the father of jazz violin, he pioneered the use of string instruments in jazz along with the guitarist Eddie Lang, a childhood friend of his. Through the 1920s and early 1930s, Venuti and Lang made many recordings, as leader and as featured soloists. He and Lang became so well known for their 'hot' violin and guitar solos that on many commercial dance recordings they were hired do 12 or 24 bar duos towards the end of otherwise stock dance arrangements. In 1926, Venuti and Lang started recording for the OKeh label as a duet, followed by "Blue Four" combinations. Venuti also recorded a number of larger, more commercial dance records for OKeh under the name New Yorkers. Benny Goodman Duke Ellington Afro-Cuban Boogie-woogie Jump Blues Dixieland Eddie Lang (October 25, 1902 – March 26, 1933) was an American jazz guitarist, regarded as Father of Jazz Guitar. He played a Gibson L-4 and L-5 guitar, providing great influence for many guitarists, including Django Reinhardt.

Lang was born Salvatore Massaro, the son of an Italian-American instrument maker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At first, he took violin lessons for 11 years. In school he became friends with Joe Venuti, with whom he would work for much of his career. He was playing professionally by about 1918, playing violin, banjo, and guitar. He worked with various bands in the USA's north-east, worked in London (late 1924 to early 1925), then settled in New York City.

Eddie Lang was the first important jazz guitarist. He was effectively able to integrate the guitar into 1920s jazz recordings. He played with the bands of Joe Venuti, Adrian Rollini, Roger Wolfe Kahn and Jean Goldkette in addition to doing a large amount of freelance radio and recording work. Charlie Parker At Storyville (1953) 1. Moose The Mooche
2. I'll Walk Alone
3. Ornithology
4. Out Of Nowhere
5. Now's The Time 6. Don't Blame Me
7. Dancing On The Ceiling
8. Cool Blues
9. Groovin' High Charles Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), famously called Bird or Yardbird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker, with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, is widely considered to have been one of the most influential jazz musicians. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career, and the shortened form "Bird" remained Parker's sobriquet for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology" and "Bird of Paradise."

Parker played a leading role in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuoso technique, and improvisation based on harmonic structure. Parker's innovative approaches to melody, rhythm, and harmony exercised enormous influence on his contemporaries. Several of Parker's songs have become standards, including "Billie's Bounce", "Anthropology", "Ornithology", and "Confirmation". He introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including a tonal vocabulary employing 9ths, 11ths and 13ths of chords, rapidly implied passing chords, and new variants of altered chords and chord substitutions. His tone was clean and penetrating, but sweet and plaintive on ballads. Although many Parker recordings demonstrate dazzling virtuosic technique and complex melodic lines – such as "Ko-Ko", "Kim", and "Leap Frog" – he was also one of the great blues players. His themeless blues improvisation "Parker's Mood" represents one of the most deeply affecting recordings in jazz. At various times, Parker fused jazz with other musical styles, from classical to Latin music, blazing paths followed later by others.

Parker was an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat generation, personifying the conception of the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual, rather than just a popular entertainer. His style – from a rhythmic, harmonic and soloing perspective – influenced countless peers on every instrument. Bird And Diz (1986) Dizzy Gillespie Bud Powell Thelonious Monk Charlie Christian Clifford Brown The Bird Returns (1992) 1. Chasin' The Bird
2. Thriving From A Riff
3. Koko
4. Half Nelson
5. Scrapple From The Apple
6. Cheryl
7. Barbados 1. Bloomdido
2. An Oscar For Treadwell
3. Mohawk 4. My Melancholy Baby
5. Leap Frog
6. Relaxin' With Lee Swing Low,
Sweet Cadillac (1967) 1. Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
2. Mas Que Nada
3. Bye
4. Something In Your Smile
5. Kush The Best Of
Dizzy Gillespie (1980) A1. Unicorn
A2. Free Ride
A3. Pensativo
A4. Exuberante Night In Tunisia (1998) 1. 52nd Street Theme
2. Night In Tunisia
3. Ol' Man Rebop
4. Anthropology
5. 'Round About Midnight
6. When I Grow Too Old To Dream
7. Oop Bop Sh'Bam
8. One Bass Hit (Part 1) 9. That's Earl, Brother
10.I Can't Get Started
11.Good Bait
12.Blue 'N Boogie
13.Dizzy Atmosphere
14.All The Things You Are
15.Salt Peanuts
16.Hot House 17.Shaw 'Nuff
19.Diggin' For Diz
20.Dynamo A
21.Dynamo B
22.Hallelujah B1. Behind The Moonbeam
B2. Shim, Sham, Shimmy On The St. Louis Blues
B3. The Truth John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer dubbed "the sound of surprise".
Together with Charlie Parker, he was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Jon Faddis and Chuck Mangione.
Allmusic's Scott Yanow wrote that "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated . . . Arguably Gillespie is remembered, by both critics and fans alike, as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time.
In addition to featuring in the epochal moments in bebop, he was instrumental in founding Afro-Cuban jazz, the modern jazz version of what early-jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton referred to as the "Spanish Tinge". Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and gifted improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown in jazz. Dizzy's beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop. Solo Flight
The Genius Of Charlie Christian (1972) A1. Rose Room
A2. Memories Of You
A3. Seven Come Eleven
A4. Honeysuckle Rose
A5. All Star Strut
A6. Till Tom Special
A7. Gone With "What" Wind B1. I Got Rhythm
B2. Stardust
B3. Tea For Two
B4. Boy Meets Goy
B5. Six Appeal
B6. Good Enough To Keep
B7. Wholly Cats D1. Breakfast Feud
D2. On The Alamo
D3. I've Found A New Baby
D4. Solo Flight
D5. Blues In B
D6. Waitin' For Benny
D7. Good Enough To Keep C1. Wholly Cats
C2. As Long As I Live
C3. Benny's Bugle
C4. Royal Garden Blues
C5. Breakfast Feud
C6. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby)
C7. Gilly Charles Henry "Charlie" Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist.

Christian was an important early performer on the electric guitar, and is cited as a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. He gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra from August 1939 to June 1941. His single-string technique combined with amplification helped bring the guitar out of the rhythm section and into the forefront as a solo instrument. John Hammond and George T. Simon called Christian the best improvisational talent of the swing era. In the liner notes to the 1972 Columbia album Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian, Gene Lees writes that "many critics and musicians consider that Christian was one of the founding fathers of bebop, or if not that, at least a precursor to it".

Christian's influence reached beyond jazz and swing — in 1990 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Christian was raised in Oklahoma City and was one of many musicians who jammed along the city's "Deep Deuce" section on N.E. Second Street. In 2006 Oklahoma City renamed a street in its Bricktown entertainment district Charlie Christian Avenue. Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 – July 31, 1966) was an American Jazz pianist. Powell has been described as one of "the two most significant pianists of the style of modern jazz that came to be known as bop", the other being his friend and contemporary Thelonious Monk. Along with Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a key player in the history of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him "the Charlie Parker of the piano" Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956), aka "Brownie," was an influential and highly rated American jazz trumpeter. He died aged 25, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings. Nonetheless, he had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players, including Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Valery Ponomarev, and Wynton Marsalis.

He won the Down Beat critics' poll for the 'New Star of the Year' in 1954; he was inducted into the Down Beat 'Jazz Hall of Fame' in 1972 in the critics' poll. Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917[3] – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer considered "one of the giants of American music". Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy", "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed over 1,000 songs while Monk wrote about 70.

Often regarded as a founder of bebop, Monk's playing later evolved away from that style. His compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists, and are consistent with Monk's unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations.

Monk's manner was idiosyncratic. Visually, he was renowned for his distinctive style in suits, hats and sunglasses. He was also noted for the fact that at times, while the other musicians in the band continued playing, he would stop, stand up from the keyboard and dance for a few moments before returning to the piano. One of his regular dances consisted of continuously turning clockwise, which has drawn comparisons to ring-shout and Sufi whirling. Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performance.
With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing, vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics.
Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general.

Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over," whose skin-color was secondary to his amazing talent in an America that was severely racially divided. It allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society that were highly restricted for a person of color. While he rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, he was privately a huge supporter of the Civil Rights movement in America. Albert Edwin Condon (16 November 1905 – 4 August 1973), better known as Eddie Condon, was a jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader. A leading figure in the so-called "Chicago school" of early Dixieland, he also played piano and sang on occasion.

Condon was born in Goodland, Indiana. After some time playing ukulele, he switched to banjo and was a professional musician by 1921. He was based in Chicago for most of the 1920s, and played with such jazz notables as Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden and Frank Teschemacher.

In 1928 Condon moved to New York City. He frequently arranged jazz sessions for various record labels, sometimes playing with the artists he brought to the recording studios, including Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller. He organised racially-integrated recording sessions - when these were still rare - with Waller, Armstrong and Henry 'Red' Allen. He played with the band of Red Nichols for a time. Later, from 1938 he had a long association with Milt Gabler's Commodore Records. The Best of Dixieland:
Al Hirt (1956) 1. Original Dixieland One-Step
2. Tin Roof Blues
3. Royal Garden Blues
4. Panama
5. Blue And Broken Hearted
6. Wolverine Blues 7. Washington And Lee Swing
8. I'm Goin' Home
9. Jazz Me Blues
10.Night And Day
11.South Rampart Street Parade
12.Sugar Lester Young Live at Birdland (1953-1956) 1. Oh, Lady Be Good!
2. A Foggy Day
3. In a Little Spanish Town
4. Lester Leaps In
5. Theme: "Lullaby of Birdland
6. Announcement
7. Lester Leaps In
8. Announcement
9. Polkadots and Moonbeams
10.Up ‘n Adam Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959),[1] nicknamed "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. He also played trumpet, violin, and drums.

Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument, playing with a cool tone and using sophisticated harmonies. He invented or popularized much of the hipster ethos which came to be associated with the music. Miles Davis Gil Evans Out of the Cool (1960) 1. La Nevada
2. Where Flamingos Fly
3. Bilbao Song
4. Stratusphunk
5. Sunken Treasure
6. Sister Sadie Gil Evans (born 13 May 1912 in Toronto, Canada, died 20 March 1988 in Cuernavaca, Mexico) was a jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader, active in the United States. He played an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion, and collaborated extensively with Miles Davis. Stan Getz Gerry Mulligan Dave Brubeck Chet Baker Horace Silver Art Blakey Tadd Dameron Clifford Brown Freddie Hubbard Miles Davis George Russel Bill Evans Paul Chambers Herbie Hancock John Coltrane Jazz Live! at the Village Vanguard (1961) Crescent (1964) A Love Supreme (1964) Meditations (1965) Maiden Voyage (1965) Ornette Coleman Jazz Pharoah Sanders Archie Shepp Peter Brötzmann John Coltrane Cecil Taylor Charles Mingus Albert Ayler Sun Ra Free Jazz:
A Collective Improvisation (1961) The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) Change of the Century (1959) Ascension (1965) Jazz Advance (1956) Looking Ahead! (1958) Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956) The Clown (1957) Tijuana Moods (1962) The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (1965) Jazz Afro-Rican Dizzy Gillespie Billy Taylor Stan Kenton Afro (1954) Cuban Fire! (1956) João Gilberto Stan Getz Antônio Carlos Jobim Getz-Gilberto (1963) William Cepeda Jazz Horace Silver Jimmy McGrif Jimmy Smith Cannonball Adderley Johnny Hammond Smith Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Somethin' Else (1958) Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!
Live at 'The Club' (1966) Nippon Soul (1963) Al Hirt (November 7, 1922 – April 27, 1999) was an American trumpeter and bandleader.[1] He is best remembered for his million selling recordings of "Java", and the accompanying album, Honey in the Horn (1963). His nicknames included 'Jumbo' and 'The Round Mound of Sound'.[1] Al was a member of The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. 11.In a Little Spanish Town
12.Theme: "Lullaby of Birdland
14.Three Little Words
15.Lester and Announcer Speak
16.These Foolish Things
18.Blues in G
19.Tea for Two Kind of Blue (1959) 1. So What
2. Freddie Freeloader
3. Blue in Green
4. All Blues
5. Flamenco Sketches Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. Many well-known musicians rose to prominence as members of Davis' ensembles.

On October 7, 2008, his album Kind of Blue, released in 1959, received its fourth platinum certification from the RIAA, signifying sales of 4 million copies.[3] Miles Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.[4] Davis was noted as "one of the key figures in the history of jazz".[5]
On November 5, 2009, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan sponsored a measure in the US House of Representatives to recognize and commemorate the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary. The measure also affirms jazz as a national treasure and "encourages the United States government to preserve and advance the art form of jazz music."[6] It passed, unanimously, with a vote of 409–0 on December 15, 2009.[7] Jazz more in "Modal Jazz" more in "Latin Jazz" Jazz Miles Davis Miles in the Sky (1968) Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) In a Silent Way (1969) Bitches Brew (1970) Gary Burton The Time Machine (1966) Larry Coryell Out of Sight And Sound (1966) Herbie Hancock Crossings (1972) Billy Cobham Spectrum (1973) Throb (1969) Al Di Meola John McLaughlin Frank Zappa Chick Corea Jazz Lee Ritenour Larry Carlton Spyro Gyra Bob James Kenny G David Sanborn Sérgio Mendes David Sanborn Herbie Hancock Head Hunters (1973) Jazz Sonny Bradshaw Norman Jay Eddie Henderson Gilles Peterson Donald Byrd Mizell Brothers Thrust (1974) Man-Child (1975) Joseph Lamb Joseph Francis Lamb (December 6, 1887 – September 3, 1960) was a noted American composer of ragtime music. Lamb, of Irish descent, was the only non-African American of the "Big Three" composers of classical ragtime, the other two being Scott Joplin and James Scott. James Scott James Sylvester Scott (February 12, 1885 – August 30, 1938) was an African-American ragtime composer, regarded as one of the three most important composers of classic ragtime, along with Scott Joplin and Joseph Lamb.

He was born in Neosho, Missouri to James Scott Sr. and Molly Thomas Scott, both former slaves. In 1901 his family moved to Carthage, Missouri, where he attended Lincoln High School. In 1902 he began working at the music store of Charles L. Dumars, first at menial labor, but before long demonstrating music at the piano, including his own pieces. Demand for his music convinced Dumars to print the first of Scott's published compositions, "A Summer Breeze", in 1903. Ernest Hogan (1865 - 1909) was the first African American entertainer to produce and star in a Broadway show (The Oyster Man in 1907) and helped create the musical genre of ragtime.

A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, as a teenager Hogan worked in traveling minstrel shows as a dancer, musician, and comedian. In 1895 Hogan published several popular songs in a new musical genre, which he named ragtime.[2] These hit songs included "La Pas Ma La" and "All Coons Look Alike to Me". The success of this last song created many derogatory imitations, known as "coon songs" because of their use of racist and stereotypical images of blacks.

While Hogan was considered one of the most talented performers and comedians of his day, his contribution to the racist "coon song" craze haunted him. Before his death, he stated that he "regretted" using the racial slur in his song. Revival Birth of the Cool (1956) 1. Move
2. Jeru
3. Moon Dreams
4. Venus de Milo
5. Budo
6. Deception 7. Godchild
8. Boplicity
9. Rocker
11.Rouge David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (born December 6, 1920) is an American jazz pianist. He has written a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranges from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.

His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the Dave Brubeck Quartet's best remembered piece, "Take Five",[1] which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic on the top-selling jazz album, Time Out.[2] Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 9/8. He is also a respected composer of orchestral and sacred music, and wrote soundtracks for television such as Mr. Broadway and the animated mini-series This Is America, Charlie Brown. Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz history – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others.

Mulligan's pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the more important cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. Horace Silver (born September 2, 1928), born Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva in Norwalk, Connecticut, is an American jazz pianist and composer.

Silver is known for his distinctive humorous and funky playing style and for his pioneering compositional contributions to hard bop. He was influenced by a wide range of musical styles, notably gospel music, African music, and Latin American music and sometimes ventured into the soul jazz genre. Arthur "Art" Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990), known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, was an American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader.

Along with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, he was one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. He is known as a powerful musician and a vital groover; his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop was and continues to be profoundly influential on mainstream jazz. For more than 30 years his band, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers included many young musicians who went on to become prominent names in jazz. The band's legacy is thus not only known for the often exceptionally fine music it produced, but as a proving ground for several generations of jazz musicians;[2] Blakey's groups are matched only by those of Miles Davis in this regard.[3]

Blakey was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame (in 1982), the Grammy Hall of Fame (in 2001), and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956), aka "Brownie," was an influential and highly rated American jazz trumpeter. He died aged 25, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings. Nonetheless, he had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players.

He won the Down Beat critics' poll for the 'New Star of the Year' in 1954; he was inducted into the Down Beat 'Jazz Hall of Fame' in 1972 in the critics' poll. Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard (April 7, 1938 – December 29, 2008) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles from the early 1960s and on. His unmistakable and influential tone contributed to new perspectives for modern jazz and bebop. Dexter Gordon A Night At Birdland (1954) Side A
1. Split Kick
2. Once In A While
3. Quicksilver

Side B
1. A Night In Tunisia
2. Mayreh Moanin' (1958) 1. Moanin'
2. Are You Real?
3. Along Came Betty
4. The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite
5. Blues March
6. Come Rain or Come Shine A Night in Tunisia (1960) 1. A Night in Tunisia
2. Sincerely Diana
3. Sincerely Diana (alternative take)
4. So Tired
5. Yama
6. Kozo’s Waltz
7. When Your Lover Has Gone Horace Silver
and the Jazz Messengers (1955) 1. Room 608
2. Creepin´ In
3. Stop Time
4. To Whom It May Concern
5. Hippy
6. The Preacher
7. Hankerin´
8. Doodlin´ Song for My Father (1965) 1. Song for My Father
2. The Natives Are Restless Tonight
3. Calcutta Cutie
4. Que Pasa
5. The Kicker
6. Lonely Woman
7. Sanctimonious Sam
8. Que Pasa (trio version)
9. Sighin' and Cryin'
10.Silver Treads Among My Soul 1. Spiritual
2. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
3. Chasin' the Trane Side one
1. Crescent
2. Wise One
3. Bessie's Blues Side one
1. Acknowledgement
2. Resolution

Side two
3. Psalm 1. The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost
2. Compassion
3. Love
4. Consequences
5. Serenity Disc one
1. Acknowledgement
2. Resolution
3. Pursuance
4. Psalm Disc two
1. Introduction by Andre Francis
2. Acknowledgement (Live)
3. Resolution (Live)
4. Pursuance (Live)
5. Psalm (Live)
6. Resolution (Alternate take)
7. Resolution (Breakdown)
8. Acknowledgement (Alternate take)
9. Acknowledgement (Alternate take) 2002 Deluxe Edition John William Coltrane (also known as "Trane"; September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967[1]) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He was prolific, organizing at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane, and their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant tenor saxophonists in jazz history. He received many posthumous awards and recognition, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane. In 2007, Coltrane was awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his "masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz." 1. Maiden Voyage
2. The Eye of the Hurricane
3. Little One
4. Survival of the Fittest
5. Dolphin Dance Ornette Coleman (born March 9, 1930) is an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s.

Coleman's timbre is easily recognized: his keening, crying sound draws heavily on blues music. His album Sound Grammar received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for music. Side A
1. Lonely Woman
2. Eventually
3. Peace

Side B
1. Focus on Sanity
2. Congeniality
3. Chronology 1. Ramblin'
2. Free
3. The Face of the Bass
4. Forerunner
5. Bird Food
6. Una Muy Bonita
7. Change of the Century 1. Free Jazz
2. First Take Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz musician, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist.

Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music while sometimes drawing on elements of Third stream, free jazz, and classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that fused tradition with unique and unexplored realms of jazz.

Nearly as well known as his ambitious music was Mingus' often fearsome temperament, which earned him the nickname "The Angry Man of Jazz." His refusal to compromise his musical integrity led to many on-stage eruptions, exhortations to musicians, and dismissals.

Because of his brilliant writing for mid-size ensembles—and his catering to and emphasizing the strengths of the musicians in his groups—Mingus is often considered the heir apparent to Duke Ellington, for whom he expressed great admiration. Indeed, Dizzy Gillespie had once claimed Mingus reminded him "of a young Duke", citing their shared "organizational genius." 1. Pithecanthropus Erectus
2. A Foggy Day
3. Profile of Jackie
4. Love Chant 1. Haitian Fight Song
2. Blue Cee
3. Reincarnation of a Lovebird
4. The Clown 1. Dizzy Moods
2. Ysabel's Table Dance
3. Tijuana Gift Shop
4. Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians)
5. Flamingo Cecil Percival Taylor (born March 25, 1929 in New York City) is an American pianist and poet. Classically trained, Taylor is generally acknowledged as one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms. His piano technique has been likened to percussion, for example described as "eighty-eight tuned drums" (referring to the number of keys on a standard piano), and also to Art Tatum's. 1. Bemsha Swing
2. Charge 'Em Blues
3. Azure
4. Song
5. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
6. Rick Kick Shaw
7. Sweet and Lovely 1. Luyah! The Glorious Step
2. African Violets
3. Of What
4. Wallering
5. Toll
6. Excursion on a Wobbly Rail Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is a Grammy Award winning American jazz saxophonist. Ornette Coleman once described him as "probably the best tenor player in the world." Emerging from John Coltrane's groups of the mid-60s Sanders is known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone, as well as his use of "sheets of sound." Albert Ayler famously said "Trane was the Father, Pharoah was the Son, I am the Holy Ghost. Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a 1979 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.

"Of all the jazz musicians, Sun Ra was probably the most controversial," critic Scott Yanow said, because of Sun Ra's eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle. Claiming that he was of the "Angel Race" and not from Earth, but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona using "cosmic" philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism. He preached awareness and peace above all. He abandoned his birth name and took on the name and persona of Sun Ra (Ra being the Egyptian God of the Sun), and used several other names throughout his career, including Le Sonra and Sonny Lee. Sun Ra denied any connection with his birth name, saying "That's an imaginary person, never existed … Any name that I use other than Ra is a pseudonym." Jazz Samba (1962) Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 – December 8, 1994), also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist. He was a primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally.

Jobim's musical roots were planted firmly in the work of Pixinguinha, the legendary musician and composer who began modern Brazilian music in the 1930s. Among his teachers were Lúcia Branco, and, from 1941 on, Hans-Joachim Koellreutter. Jobim was also influenced by the French composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, and by jazz. Among many themes, his lyrics talked about love, self discovery, betrayal, joy and especially about the birds and natural wonders of Brazil, like the "Mata Atlântica" forest, characters of Brazilian folklore like Matita Pereira (Saci Pererê), and his home city of Rio de Janeiro. Side one
1. Desafinado
2. Samba Dees Days
3. O Pato
4. Samba Triste João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira, known as João Gilberto (June 10, 1931 in Juazeiro, Bahia), is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. His seminal recordings, including many songs by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, established the new musical genre of Bossa Nova in the late 1950s.

For seven years, Gilberto's career was at a low ebb. He rarely had any work, was dependent on his friends for living quarters, and fell into chronic depression. Eventually, in 1955 he was rescued from this rut by Luiz Telles, leader of the vocal group Quitandinha Serenaders, who took him to Porto Alegre in southern Brazil. In this provincial town João Gilberto blossomed musically. Next he spent eight months with his sister in Minas Gerais, where he sequestered himself and played day and night, forging a personal style for voice and guitar that would come to be known as bossa nova. The first bossa nova song, titled "Bim-Bom", was written as Gilberto watched passing laundresses on the banks of the São Francisco River balance loads of clothes on their heads. 1. The Girl from Ipanema
2. Doralice
3. Pra Machucar Meu Coração
4. Desafinado
5. Corcovado Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophone player. Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young.[1] Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow[2] as "One of the all-time great tenor saxophonists." Getz went on to perform in bebop, cool jazz and third stream, but is perhaps best known for popularizing the bossa nova, as in the worldwide hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964). 1. Manteca Theme
2. Contraste
3. Jungla
4. Rhumba-Finale Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was a pianist, composer, and arranger who led a highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. In later years he was widely active as an educator. 5. Night in Tunasia
6. Con Alma
7. Caravan 1. Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire)
2. El Congo Valiente (Valiant Congo)
3. Recuerdos (Reminiscences)
4. Quien Sabe (Who Knows)
5. La Guera Baila (The Fair One Dances)
6. La Suerte De Los Tontos (Fortunes Of Fools) Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard-bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. Originally from Tampa, Florida, he moved to New York in the mid 1950s. His nickname derived originally from "cannibal," an honorific title imposed on him by high school colleagues as a tribute to his vast eating capacity. James Harrell McGriff (April 3, 1936—May 24, 2008)[1] was an American hard bop and soul-jazz organist and organ trio bandleader who developed a distinctive style of playing the Hammond B-3 organ. Edward Davis (March 2, 1922–November 3, 1986), who performed and recorded as Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
He played with Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Andy Kirk, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie, as well as leading his own bands and making many recordings as a leader. He played in the swing, bop, hard bop, Latin jazz, and soul jazz genres. Some of his recordings of the 1940s also could be classified as rhythm and blues. The Tenor Giants
Featuring Oscar Peterson (1975) 1. The Man I Love
2. My Old Flame
3. Don't Worry 'bout Me
4. There Will Never Be Another You
5. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
6. Tangerine
7. Out of Nowhere
8. Groovin' High Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis 4
Montreux '77 (1977) 1. This Can't Be Love
2. I Wished on the Moon
3. The Breeze and I
4. Angel Eyes
5. Telegraph
6. Land of Dreams
7. Blue Lou more in "Hard Bop" Side one
1. Stuff
2. Paraphernalia 1998 reissue bonus tracks
1. Black Comedy (alternate take)
2. Country Son (alternate take Side two
1. Black Comedy
2. Country Son Side one
1. Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet)
2. Tout de Suite (Right Away)
3. Petits Machins (Little Stuff)

Side two
1. Filles de Kilimanjaro (Girls of Kilimanjaro)
2. Mademoiselle Mabry (Miss Mabry) Side one
1. Shhh
2. Peaceful
3. Shhh Side two
1. In a Silent Way
2. It's About That Time
3. In a Silent Way Side one
1. Pharaoh's Dance

Side two
2. Bitches Brew Side three
3. Spanish Key
4. John McLaughlin

Side four
5. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
6. Sanctuary Reissue bonus track
7. Feio more in "Modal Jazz" Side A
1. Sleeping Giant

Side B
1. Quasar
2. Water Torture CD reissues
1. Sleeping Giant
2. Quasar
3. Water Torture more in "Funk Jazz" Gary Burton (born January 23, 1943, Anderson, Indiana) is an American jazz vibraphonist.

A true original on the vibraphone, Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the usual two-mallets. This approach caused Burton to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in jazz education. Side A
A1. The Sunset Bell
A2. Six-Nix, Quix, Flix
A3. Interim I
A4. Chega De Suadade (No More Blues)
A5. Childhood Side B
B1. Deluge
B2. Norwegian Wood
B3. Interim II
B4. Falling Grace
B5. My Funny Valentine 1. Henniger Flats
2. Turn Of The Century
3. Chickens
4. Arise, Her Eyes
5. Prime Time 6. Throb
7. Doin The Pig
8. Triple Portrait
9. Some Echoes Armando Anthony "Chick" Corea (born June 12, 1941) is an American jazz pianist, keyboardist, and composer.

Many of his compositions are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis' band in the 1960s, he participated in the birth of the electric jazz fusion movement. In the 1970s he formed Return to Forever. He, along with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and Keith Jarrett, have been described as some of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era.

His career has been driven by his will to operate as a free agent and compulsively explore different avenues of music making. This hunger has positioned him as an important catalyst in the world of serious, mainstream acoustic jazz, and he is one of the most influential and widely studied figures in the last 40 years.

Corea continued to pursue other collaborations and to explore various musical styles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He is also known for promoting and fundraising for a number of social issues, such as eradicating social illiteracy, and is a Scientologist. Larry Coryell (born April 2, 1943) is an American jazz fusion guitarist. He was born in Galveston, Texas. He moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. He played in a number of popular Northwest bands in his younger years. In 1965, Coryell moved to New York City where he became part of Chico Hamilton's quintet, replacing Gabor Szabo. In 1967 and 1968, he recorded with Gary Burton. Also during the mid-1960s he played with The Free Spirits. His music during the late-1960s and early-1970s combined the influences of rock, jazz and eastern music. He formed his own group, The Eleventh House, in 1973. Following the break-up of this band, Coryell played mainly acoustic guitar, but returned to electric guitar later in the 1980s. In 1979, Coryell formed "The Guitar Trio" with jazz fusion guitarist John McLaughlin and flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia. The group toured Europe briefly, eventually releasing a video recorded at Royal Albert Hall in London entitled "Meeting of Spirits". In early 1980, Coryell's drug addiction led to his being replaced by Al Di Meola. 1. Herman Wright
2. Sunday Telephone
3. Two Minute Classical
4. Love Child is Coming Home
5. Lady Coryell
6. The Dream Thing
7. Treats Style
8. You Don't Know What Love Is
9. Stiff Neck
10.Cleo's Mood Spaces (1970) 1. Spaces (Infinite)
2. Rene's Theme
3. Gloria's Step
4. Wrong Is Right
5. Chris
6. New Year's Day In Los Angeles - 1968 Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (b. April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis's "second great quintet", Hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section, and was one of the primary architects of the "post-bop" sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk. Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieved success among pop audiences. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings much like the styles of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.

Hancock's best-known solo works include "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man" (later performed by dozens of musicians, including bandleader Mongo Santamaría), "Maiden Voyage", "Chameleon", and the singles "I Thought It Was You" and "Rockit". His 2007 tribute album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, only the second jazz album ever to win the award after Getz/Gilberto in 1965.

As a member of Soka Gakkai, Hancock is an adherent of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism. Side A
1. Chameleon
2. Watermelon Man

Side B
1. Sly
2. Vein Melter 1. Palm Grease
2. Actual Proof
3. Butterfly
4. Spank-A-Lee 1. Hang Up Your Hang Ups
2. Sun Touch
3. Traitor
4. Bubbles
5. Steppin' in It
6. Heartbeat Sunburst (1975) Eddie Henderson (born October 26, 1940) is an American jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player. Henderson's influences include Booker Little, Clifford Brown, Woody Shaw and Miles Davis. 1. Explodition
2. The Kumquat Kids
3. Sunburst
4. Involuntary Bliss
5. Hop Scotch
6. Galaxy
7. We End in a Dream Heritage (1976) 1. Inside You
2. Acuphuncture
3. Time and Space
4. Nostalgia
5. Kudu
6. Dr. Mganga
7. Dark Shadows Donald Byrd (born Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II, December 9, 1932, Detroit, Michigan) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A notable sideman for many fellow Blue Note Records artists, Byrd is best remembered as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.

In 1973, he created the Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including "Happy Music" (#3 R&B, #19 pop), "Walking In Rhythm" (#4 R&B, #6 pop) and "Rock Creek Park". The Mizell Brothers were a record producing team in the 1970s, consisting of Larry and Alphonso "Fonce" Mizell.

In the early 1970s, Larry and Fonce Mizell moved to California to start their own company, Sky High Productions. They went on to produce albums for Blue Note Records that set the tone for jazz fusion and the era, including: Donald Byrd's Black Byrd (1972), Street Lady (1973), Stepping into Tomorrow (1974), Places and Spaces (1975) and Caricatures (1976), Bobbi Humphrey's Blacks and Blues (1973), Satin Doll (1974) and Fancy Dancer (1975), and Johnny "Hammond" Smith's Gambler's Life (1974) and Gears (1975).

The Mizell Brothers often used the same musicians on their albums, including Harvey Mason on drums, Melvin "Wah Wah Watson" Ragin and David T. Walker on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass and Jerry Peters on piano. Freddie Perren and Chuck Davis were sometimes involved as co-writers or co-producers. B1 Brazil
B2 September Song
B3 Confessin'
B4 Manoir De Mes Rêves Side two
1. Lonnie's Lament
2. The Drum Thing Deluxe Edition bonus tracks
1.Passions of a Woman Loved
2. Tonight at Noon 6. Só Danço Samba
7. O Grande Amor
8. Vivo Sonhando
9. The Girl from Ipanema
10.Corcovado Side two
1. Samba de Uma Nota Só
2. É Luxo Só
3. Baia A1. Autum Leaves
A2. Love For Sale
B1. Somethin' Else
B2. One For The Daddy-O
B3. Dancing In The Dark A1. Nippon Soul (Nihon No Soul)
A2. Easy To Love
A3. The Weaver
B1. Tengo Tango
B2. Come Sunday
B3. Brother John A1. Introduction
A2. Fun
A3. Games
A4. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy B1. Sticks
B2. Hippodelphia
B3. Sack O´Woe Melvin Edward Alton “Turk” Murphy (born Palermo, California, December 16, 1915; died of bone cancer in San Francisco, California, May 30, 1987) was renowned as a trombonist who played traditional and dixieland jazz in San Francisco.

Murphy served in the Navy during World War II, during which time he played and recorded when he could, with the likes of Lu Watters and Bunk Johnson. In 1952, he headed his own band, "Turk Murphy's Jazz Band," which included pianist Wally Rose, clarinetist Bob Helm, banjo player Dick Lammi, and tubaist Bob Short. They played at the Italian Village at Columbus and Lombard, in San Francisco’s North Beach. The band appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show twice, in 1959 and 1965. In 1979, horn man Bob Schulz began an eight-year stint with the band. Other notable band members over the years included trumpeters Don Kinch, Bob Short, and Leon Oakley; pianists Pete Clute and Ray Skjelbred; and singer Pat Yankee.

Among other venues, Murphy's band played his nightclub "Earthquake McGoons," which opened in 1960 and moved three times, from 99 Broadway to 630 Clay in 1964, the Embarcadero in 1979 and Pier 39 in 1983, before closing in 1984.

In January 1987, Murphy played Carnegie Hall. He died on May 30, 1987, leaving behind his wife Harriet and their son Carson. He is buried at Cypress Lane Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, CA. George E. Lewis (born 13th July,1952 in Chicago) is a trombone player, composer, and scholar in the fields of jazz and experimental music.[1] He has been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1971, and is a pioneer of computer music. At Fargo, Live (1940) Side A
1. Festival Junction
2. Blues to Be There
3. Newport Up

Side B
1. Jeep's Blues
2. Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue Ellington at Newport (1956) Side by Side (1959) 1. Stompy Jones
2. Just Squeeze Me
3. Big Shoe
4. Going Up
5. Just a Memory 6. Let's Fall in Love
7. Ruint
8. Bend One
9. You Need to Rock Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the words of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe "In the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington."
A prominent figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, composing stage musicals, and world tours. Several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. Due to his inventive use of the orchestra, or big band, and thanks to his eloquence and extraordinary charisma, he is generally considered to have elevated the perception of jazz to an art form on a par with other traditional genres of music. His reputation increased after his death and the Pulitzer Prize Board bestowed on him a special posthumous honor in 1999.

Ellington led his band from 1923 until his death in 1974. His son Mercer Ellington, who had already been handling all administrative aspects of his father's business for several decades, led the band until his own death in 1996. At that point, the original band dissolved. Paul Ellington, Mercer's youngest son and executor of the Duke Ellington estate, kept the Duke Ellington Orchestra going from Mercer's death onwards. Lady Coryell (1969) 1. Herman Wright
2. Sunday Telephone
3. Two Minute Classical
4. Love Child Is Coming Home
5. Lady Coryell 6. The Dream Thing
7. Treats Style
8. You Don't Know What Love Is
9 .Stiff Neck
10.Cleo's Mood Miles Ahead (1957) 1. So What
2. Freddie Freeloader
3. Blue in Green
4. All Blues
5. Flamenco Sketches E.S.P. (1965) Side 1
1. E.S.P.
2. Eighty-One
3. Little One
4. R.J. Side 2
1. Agitation
2. Iris
3. Mood more in "Modal Jazz" Side A
Ascension (Part 1)

Side B
Ascension (Part 2) more in "Cool Jazz" more in "Hard Bop" Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer. Though his music earned him a large following (particularly albums featuring his vocals, such as Chet Baker Sings), Baker's popularity was due in part to his "matinee idol-beauty" and "well-publicized drug habit.] He died in 1988 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. more in "Bebop" more in "Funk Jazz" move around --->

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