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