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HISTORIC JAZZ ALBUMS LIST

MUS 470 Fall 2019

Fats Waller, Handful of Keys (Proper, 2004; tracks recorded 1922-43).


King Oliver, King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band: The Complete Set (Challenge, 1997; tracks
recorded 1923)
Louis Armstrong, The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (Sony, 2006; tracks
recorded 1925-29).
Fletcher Henderson, Tidal Wave (Verve, 1994; tracks recorded 1931-1934)
Bessie Smith, The Essential Bessie Smith (Sony, 1997; tracks recorded 1923-33)
Bix Beiderbecke, The Bix Beiderbecke Story (Proper, 2003; tracks recorded 1924-30).
Django Reinhardt, The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order (JSP, 2000; tracks
recorded 1934-39).
Jelly Roll Morton, Jelly Roll Morton: 1926-1930 (JSP, 2000).
Sidney Bechet, The Sidney Bechet Story (Proper, 2001; tracks recorded 1923-50).
Duke Ellington, The OKeh Ellington (Sony, 1991—tracks recorded 1927-31).
Duke Ellington, Golden Greats (Disky, 2002; tracks recorded 1927-48).
Duke Ellington, Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band (RCA, 2003; tracks recorded
1940-42).
Coleman Hawkins, The Essential Sides Remastered, 1929-39 (JSP, 2006).
Coleman Hawkins, The Bebop Years (Proper, 2001; tracks recorded 1939-49).
Billie Holiday, Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles (Sony, 2007; tracks recorded 1933-44).
Teddy Wilson, The Noble Art of Teddy Wilson (ASV Living Era, 2002; tracks recorded 1933-
46).
Lester Young, The Lester Young/Count Basie Sessions 1936-40 (Mosaic, 2008; available direct
through Mosaic).
Lester Young, Kansas City Swing (Definitive, 2004; tracks recorded 1938-44).
Count Basie, The Original American Decca Recordings (Decca, 2013; tracks recorded 1937-
1939)
Benny Goodman, At Carnegie Hall—1938—Complete (Columbia, 1999).
John Kirby Sextet, Night Whispers: 1938-46 (Jazz Legends, 2005).
Chick Webb and his Orchestra, Spinnin’ the Web (Decca, 1994; tracks recorded 1929-1939)
Benny Carter, 3, 4, 5: The Verve Small Group Sessions (Polygram, 1991; tracks recorded 1954).
Charlie Christian, The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia, 1990; tracks recorded 1939-41)
James P. Johnson, The Original James P. Johnson: 1942-1945 Piano Solos (Smithsonian
Folkways, 1996).
The Nat King Cole Trio, The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics, Vol. 1, 1942-
1946 (Blue Note, 1995).
Charlie Parker, The Complete Savoy and Dial Sessions (Uptown Jazz, 2005; tracks recorded
1944-48).
Charlie Parker, Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve (Polygram, 1988; tracks recorded
1946-54).
Charlie Parker, Best of the Complete Live Performances on Savoy (Savoy, 2002; tracks recorded
1948-49).
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (Uptown Jazz,
2005).
Dizzy Gillespie, The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, 1947-49 (RCA, 1995).
Thelonious Monk, Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (Blue Note, 2001; tracks recorded 1947).
Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh, Intuition (Blue Note, 1996; tracks recorded 1949 and 1956).
The Quintet, Jazz at Massey Hall (Debut, 1953)
Miles Davis, Bags’ Groove (Prestige, 1954)
Bud Powell, The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 (Blue Note, 1952; tracks recorded 1949 and 1950)
Gerry Mulligan, The Original Quartet with Chet Baker (Blue Note, 1998; tracks recorded 1952-
53)
Modern Jazz Quartet, Django (Prestige, 1953)
Art Tatum, The Best of the Pablo Solo Masterpieces (Pablo, 2003; tracks recorded 1953-56)
Clifford Brown and Max Roach, Clifford Brown & Max Roach (EmArcy, 1954)
Sarah Vaughan, Sarah Vaughan (EmArcy, 1954)
Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (Verve, 1956)
Tito Puente, King of Kings: The Very Best of Tito Puente (RCA, 2002; tracks recorded 1956 60).
Abbey Lincoln, That’s Him (Riverside, 1957).
Dinah Washington, First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story (Polygram, 1993; tracks recorded
1943-61).
Louis Armstrong, Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy (Columbia, 1954)
Erroll Garner, Concert by the Sea (Columbia, 1955)
Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus (Prestige, 1956)
Duke Ellington, Ellington at Newport (Columbia, 1956)
Thelonious Monk, Brilliant Corners (Riverside, 1957)
Sonny Rollins, Night at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 1957)
John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk, At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note, 2005, recorded 1957)
Art Pepper, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones, Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm
Section (Contemporary, 1957)
Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool (Blue Note, 1957; tracks recorded 1948-50)
Count Basie, The Atomic Mr. Basie (Roulette, 1958)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Moanin’ (Blue Note, 1958)
Cannonball Adderley, Somethin’ Else (Blue Note, 1958)
Ahmad Jamal Trio, Cross Country Tour: 1958-1961 (Verve, 1998).
Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come, (Atlantic, 1959)
Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um (Columbia, 1959)
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (Columbia, 1959)
The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out (Columbia, 1959)
John Coltrane, Giant Steps (Atlantic, 1959)
Max Roach, We Insist! (Candid, 1960)
Jimmy Smith, Back at the Chicken Shack (Blue Note, 2007; tracks recorded in 1960)
Hank Mobley, Soul Station (Blue Note, 1960)
John Coltrane, My Favorite Things (Atlantic, 1960)
Freddie Hubbard, Open Sesame (Blue Note, 1960)
Eric Dolphy, Out There (New Jazz, 1960)
Bill Evans, Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Riverside, 1961)
Jackie McLean, A Fickle Sonance (Blue Note, 1961).
Duke Ellington, Money Jungle (Blue Note Records, 1962).
Dexter Gordon, Go! (Blue Note, 1962)
Sonny Rollins, The Bridge, (RCA, 1962)
Stan Getz and João Gilberto, Getz/Gilberto (Verve, 1963)
Lee Morgan, The Sidewinder (Blue Note, 1963)
Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Meets Hawk! (RCA, 1963)
Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch! (Blue Note, 1964)
Thelonious Monk, Live at the It Club, 1964 (Sony, 1998)
Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy, Cornell 1964 (Blue Note, released in 2007)
Albert Ayler, Spiritual Unity (ESP, 1964)
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1964)
Archie Shepp, “Four for Trane” (Impulse!, 1964).
Horace Silver, Song for My Father (Blue Note, 1964)
Wes Montgomery, Smokin’ at the Half Note (Verve, 1965)
John Coltrane, Ascension (Impulse!, 1965)
Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage (Blue Note, 1965)
Andrew Hill, Point of Departure (Blue Note, 1965)
Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil (Blue Note, 1966)
Cecil Taylor, Unit Structures (Blue Note, 1966)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, The Inflated Tear (Rhino, 1967)
Betty Carter, Betty Carter’s Finest Hour (Verve, 2003; tracks recorded 1958-92)
Nina Simone, Sugar in My Bowl: The Very Best of Nina Simone, 1967-1972 (RCA, 1998)
Pharoah Sanders, Karma (Impulse!, 1969)
Miles Davis, Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970)
Alice Coltrane, Journey into Satchidananda, (Impulse!, 1970)
Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia 1971)
Gary Burton, Alone at Last (32 Jazz, 1971)
Freddie Hubard, Straight Life (Legacy/Columbia, 1971)
Chick Corea, Return to Forever (ECM, 1972)
McCoy Tyner, Sahara (Milestone, 1972)
Herbie Hancock, Head Hunters (Columbia, 1973)
Keith Jarrett, The Köln Concert (ECM, 1975)
Julius Hemphill, Coon Bid’ness (Arista, 1975)
Pat Metheny, Bright Size Life (ECM, 1976)
Weather Report, Heavy Weather (Columbia, 1977)
Terje Rypdal/Miroslav Vitous/Jack DeJohnette, Terje Rypdal/Miroslav Vitous/Jack DeJohnette
(ECM, 1979)
Betty Carter, The Audience with Betty Carter (Betcar, 1980)
George Benson, Give Me the Night (Warner Bros., 1980)
Grover Washington, Jr., Winelight (Elektra Records, 1980)
David Murray, Ming (Black Saint, 1980)
Anthony Davis, Lady of the Mirrors (India Navigation, 1980)
Carla Bley, Social Studies (Decca/ECM/WATT, 1981)
World Saxophone Quartet, Revue (1982)
Bill Frisell, In Line (ECM, 1982)
Ron Carter, Live at Village West (Concord Jazz, 1982)
Henry Threadgill Sextet, Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket (1983)
Muhal Richard Abrams, Blues Forever (Black Saint, 1983)
Heath Brothers, Brothers and Others (Antilles, 1983)
Paquito D’Rivera, Why Not (TriStar, 1984)
Wynton Marsalis, Black Codes (From the Underground) (Columbia, 1985)
Michael Brecker, Michael Brecker (Impulse!, 1987)
Tim Berne, Tim Berne’s Fractured Fairy Tales (JMT, 1989)
John Zorn, Naked City (Elektra Nonesuch, 1990)
Gary Bartz, West 42nd Street (Candid, 1990)
Charlie Haden, Dream Keeper (Blue Note, 1991)
Medeski Martin and Wood, Notes from the Underground (Gramavision, 1992)
Joe Lovano, Universal Language (Blue Note, 1992)
Geri Allen, Maroons (Blue Note, 1992)
Fred Hersch, Dancing in the Dark (Chesky, 1992)
Reggie Workman, Summit Conference (Postcards, 1994)
Charlie Haden and Hank Jones, Steal Away (Polygram, 1995)
Kenny Barron, Wanton Spirit (Verve, 1995)
Joshua Redman Quartet, Spirit of the Moment: Live at the Village Vanguard (Warner Bros.,
1995).
Nicholas Payton, Gumbo Nouveau (Verve, 1995)
Matthew Shipp, Multiplication Table (Hatology, 1997)
The Manhattan Transfer, Swing (Atlantic, 1997)
Cassandra Wilson, Traveling Miles (Blue Note, 1999)
Wynton Marsalis Septet, Live at the Village Vanguard (Columbia, 1999)
Steve Coleman and the Five Elements, The Sonic Language of Myth: Believing, Learning,
Knowing (RCA, 1999)