Laneway Learning Jazz Sampler

This is a sampler of jazz music that I’ve put together as a further resource for the Laneway Learning How to get into jazz class on May 26 2015. You don’t need to have attended the class to enjoy this playlist however- sit back, relax and have fun exploring the many sounds of jazz.

Original Dixieland Jazz Band- Livery Stable Blues

Nick Larocca cornet; Eddie Edwards trombone; Alcide Nunez clarinet; Henry Ragas piano; Tony Spargo drums.


Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers- Black Bottom Stomp

Jelly Roll Morton piano; Andrew Hilaire drums; John Lindsay bass; George Mitchell cornet; Kid Ory trombone; Johnny St Cyr banjo; Omer Simeon clarinet.


Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey- See See Rider Blues

Ma Rainey vocals; Louis Armstrong cornet; Buster Bailey clarinet; Fletcher Henderson piano; Charlie Dixon banjo; Charlie Green tuba.


Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith vocal; Ed Allen cornet; Garvin Bushell alto saxophone; Greely Walton or Arville Harris tenor sax; Clarence Williams piano; Cyrus St-Clair tuba.


Adelaide Hall

Adelaide Hall vocal- band unknown (possibly Duke Ellington Orchestra)


Louis Armstrong Hot Five- West End Blues

Louis Armstrong trumpet; Earl Hines piano; Fred Robinson trombone; Jimmy Strong clarinet and tenor saxophone; Mancy Carr banjo; Zutty Singleton drums.


Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines- Copenhagen

Bix Beiderbecke cornet; Dick Voynow piano; Al Gande trombone; other personnel unknown


James P Johnson- Carolina Shout

James P. Johnson piano.


Willie ‘the Lion’ Smith- Fingerbuster

Willie ‘the Lion’ Smith piano.


Fletcher Henderson Orchestra- Stampede


Duke Ellington Orchestra (early)- Black and Tan Fantasy


Count Basie Orchestra- One O’Clock Jump


Count Basie Sextet- You Can Depend on Me

Count Basie piano; Shad Collins trumpet; Lester Young tenor saxophone; Freddie Green guitar; Walter Page bass; Jo Jones drums; Jimmy Rushing vocal.


Woody Herman Orchestra- Woodchopper’s Ball


Benny Goodman Orchestra- Sing, Sing, Sing


Benny Goodman Sextet- Rose Room

Benny Goodman clarinet; Charlie Christian guitar; Fletcher Henderson piano; Lionel Hampton vibraphone; Artie Bernstein bass; Nick Fatool drums.


Billie Holiday- Fine and Mellow

Billie Holiday vocal; Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young tenor saxophones; Vic Dickenson trombone; Gerry Mulligan baritone saxophone; Roy Eldridge, Doc Cheatham trumpets; Danny Barker guitar; Milt Hinton double bass; Mal Waldron piano; Osie Johnson drums.


Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra- Sing me a Swing Song


Mary Lou Williams- Willow Weep for Me

Mary Lou Williams piano.


Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie- Hot House

Charlie Parker alto saxophone; Dizzy Gillespie trumpet; rhythm section unknown


Thelonious Monk with Coleman Hawkins- Ruby, My Dear

Thelonious Monk piano; Coleman Hawkins tenor saxophone Wilbur Ware bass; Art Blakey drums


Miles Davis (Birth of the Cool)- Boblicity

Miles Davis trumpet; Lee Konitz alto saxophone; Gerry Mulligan baritone saxophone; J.J. Johnson trombone; Sandy Siegelstein French horn; Bill Barber tuba; John Lewis piano; Nelson Boyd bass; Kenny Clarke drums.


Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker- Line for Lyons

Gerry Mulligan baritone saxophone; Chet Baker trumpet; Bob Whitlock bass; Chico Hamilton drums.


Sarah Vaughan- Tenderly

Sarah Vaughan vocal; Ronnell Bright piano; Richard davis bass; Art Morgan drums.


Anita O’Day- Sweet Georgia Brown; Tea for Two (Newport jazz festival 1958 footage from the film Jazz on a Summer’s Day)

Anita O’Day vocal; Jimmie Jones piano; unknown bass and drums.


Miles Davis (Kind of Blue)- Blue in Green

Miles Davis trumpet; Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderly alto saxophone; John Coltrane tenor saxophone; Bill Evans piano; Paul Chambers bass; Jimmy Cobb drums.


Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers- Whisper Not

Lee Morgan trumpet; Benny Golson tenor saxophone; Bobby Timmons piano; Jymie Merritt bass; Art Blakey drums.


Dave Brubeck Quartet- Blue Rondo a la Turk

Dave Brubeck piano; Paul Desmond alto saxophone; Eugene Wright bass; Joe Morello drums


Jimmy Giuffre 3- Crawdad Suite

Jimmy Giuffre clarinet; Ralph Pena bass; Jim Hall guitar


John Coltrane- Syeeda’s Song Flute

John Coltrane tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner piano; Jimmy Garrison bass; Elvin Jones drums.


Charles Mingus/Eric Dolphy- So Long Eric

Eric Dolphy alto saxophone; Clifford Jordon tenor saxophone; Johnny Coles trumpet; Jaki Byard piano; Charles Mingus bass; Dannie Richmond drums.


Ornette Coleman- Eventually

Ornette Coleman alto saxophone; Don Cherry trumpet; Charlie Haden bass; Billie Higgins drums.


Hubert Laws- All Blues

Hubert Laws flute; Chet Baker trumpet; Jim Hall guitar.


Miles Davis (Bitches Brew)- Bitches Brew

Miles Davis trumpet; John McLaughlin guitar; Wayne Shorter soprano saxophone; Benny Maupin bass clarinet; Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea keyboards; Dave Holland acoustic bass; Harvey Brooks electric bass; Lenny White, Jack DeJohnette drums; Don Alias congas; Juma Santos percussion.


Weather Report- Birdland

Joe Zawinul keyboards; Wayne Shorter soprano saxophone/tenor saxophone; Jaco Pastorious bass Peter Erskine drums


Wynton Marsalis- Autumn Leaves

Wynton Marsalis trumpet; Marcus Roberts piano; Robert Hurst bass; Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts drums.


Branford Marsalis Quartet with Joshua Redman- Doctone

Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman tenor saxophone; Joey Calderazzo piano; Eric Revis bass; Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts drums.


Joshua Redman Quartet- Blues on Sunday

Joshua Redman tenor saxophone; Brad Mehldau piano; Christian McBride bass; Brian Blade drums.


Kenny Garrett- Happy People

Kenny Garrett alto/soprano saxophone; Michael “Patches” Stewart trumpet/flugelhorn; Vernell Brown Jr. piano; Chris Dave drums; Bobby Hutcherson vibraphone; Marcus Miller electric bass; Charnett Moffett acoustic bass; Jean Norris vocal; Randy Razz guitar; Marcus Baylor drums.


Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society- Induction Effect


Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra- Walkabout: A Place for Visions




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