The 100 Best Jazz Tunes of the 1950's

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  • Release Date: 5/3/2011
  • Label: Chrome Dreams
  • UPC: 823564618029
  • Catalog Number: 5056
  • Sales rank: 8,784


Disc 1
  1. 1 Bloomdido - Charlie Parker Quintet (3:26)
  2. 2 Subconscious Lee - Lee Konitz (2:49)
  3. 3 Bouncing With Bud - Bud Powell (3:03)
  4. 4 My Funny Valentine - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (2:56)
  5. 5 The Surrey With the Fringe On Top - Ahmad Jamal (2:51)
  6. 6 Au Privave - Charlie Parker Quintet (2:45)
  7. 7 Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk (2:56)
  8. 8 Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing (2:43)
  9. 9 Almost Like Being In Love - Lester Young (3:32)
  10. 10 Black Coffee - Peggy Lee (3:09)
  11. 11 Nuages - Django Reinhardt (3:17)
  12. 12 Django - The Modern Jazz Quartet (7:02)
  13. 13 Walkin' - Miles Davis (13:27)
  14. 14 Caravan - Dizzy Gillespie (7:21)
  15. 15 If There's Someone Lovelier Than You - Tal Farlow (2:43)
  16. 16 On the Sunny Side of the Street - Johnny Hodges (2:57)
  17. 17 Lover Man - Sarah Vaughan (3:16)
  18. 18 Joy Spring - Max Roach (6:50)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Doodlin' - Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers (6:47)
  2. 2 Confirmation - Dexter Gordon (7:50)
  3. 3 Afrodisia - Kenny Dorham (5:04)
  4. 4 New Rhumba - Ahmad Jamal (4:41)
  5. 5 Round Midnight - Miles Davis (5:57)
  6. 6 Misty - Erroll Garner (2:52)
  7. 7 St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins (6:46)
  8. 8 Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk (7:51)
  9. 9 The Champ - Jimmy Smith (8:37)
  10. 10 I Was Doing All Right - Carmen McRae (2:48)
  11. 11 Avila and Tequila - Hank Mobley (4:30)
  12. 12 Guarachi Guaro - Cal Tjader (2:59)
  13. 13 April In Paris - Coleman Hawkins (3:56)
  14. 14 Route 66 - Nat King Cole (3:42)
  15. 15 Have You Met Miss Jones - Ben Webster (4:48)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Senor Blues - Horace Silver (7:04)
  2. 2 I Remember Clifford (7:09)
  3. 3 Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong (3:24)
  4. 4 The Kid From Red Bank - Count Basie (2:40)
  5. 5 The Maids of Cadiz - Miles Davis (3:57)
  6. 6 Blue Train - John Coltrane (10:43)
  7. 7 Funk In a Deep Freeze - Hank Mobley (6:48)
  8. 8 I Want To Be Happy' - Oscar Peterson Trio (7:36)
  9. 9 Birk's Works - Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra (4:57)
  10. 10 They Say It's Spring - Blossom Dearie (3:41)
  11. 11 Russian Lullaby - John Coltrane (5:31)
  12. 12 Well You Needn't - Thelonious Monk (11:24)
  13. 13 One O'Clock Jump - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (3:01)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Line for Lyons - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (3:09)
  2. 2 Playful Flute - Yusef Lateef (4:15)
  3. 3 Billie's Bounce - Red Garland (9:24)
  4. 4 Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra (3:19)
  5. 5 Haitian Fight Song - Charles Mingus (12:00)
  6. 6 Soulville - Ben Webster (8:04)
  7. 7 Dial "S" for Sonny - Sonny Clark (7:24)
  8. 8 I'll Close My Eyes - Kenny Burrell (4:49)
  9. 9 'S Wonderful/They Can't Take That Away From Me - Anita O'Day (2:57)
  10. 10 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Art Pepper (5:25)
  11. 11 Farmer's Market - Art Farmer (5:50)
  12. 12 Landslide - Curtis Counce Group (8:38)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Whisper Not - Benny Golson (5:59)
  2. 2 My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone (3:37)
  3. 3 Stockholm Sweetnin' - Quincy Jones (5:41)
  4. 4 Dawn Ray - Ray Charles (5:02)
  5. 5 Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue - Duke Ellington (14:22)
  6. 6 Poinciana - Ahmad Jamal Trio (8:09)
  7. 7 Summertime - Louis Armstrong (4:58)
  8. 8 Milestones - Miles Davis (5:44)
  9. 9 Way Out West - Sonny Rollins (6:32)
  10. 10 Autumn Leaves - Cannonball Adderley (10:56)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Moanin' - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (9:33)
  2. 2 Hip Strut - Jackie McLean (11:15)
  3. 3 Do It the Hard Way - Chet Baker (3:02)
  4. 4 Cherokee - Johnny Griffin (6:45)
  5. 5 Let's Face the Music & Dance - Ella Fitzgerald (2:56)
  6. 6 Ginza Samba - Cal Tjader (10:59)
  7. 7 In the Wee Small Hours - Ben Webster (3:12)
  8. 8 You've Changed - Billie Holiday (3:18)
  9. 9 The Night We Called it a Day - Chris Connor (3:24)
  10. 10 Along Came Betty - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (6:10)
  11. 11 Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald (3:46)
  12. 12 Peace Piece - Bill Evans (6:43)
  13. 13 It Ain't Necessarily So - Oscar Peterson (2:47)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Cool Struttin' - Sonny Clark (9:22)
  2. 2 The Sermon - Jimmy Smith (20:11)
  3. 3 Here I Am - Donald Byrd (8:27)
  4. 4 Let the Good Times Roll - Ray Charles (2:52)
  5. 5 Better Git It In Your Soul - Charles Mingus (7:22)
  6. 6 Manhattan - George Russell (10:35)
  7. 7 What a Difference a Day Made - Dinah Washington (2:29)
  8. 8 The End of a Love Affair - Wes Montgomery (3:16)
  9. 9 Polka Dots & Moonbeams - Chet Baker (7:58)
Disc 8
  1. 1 So What - Miles Davis (9:24)
  2. 2 Lonely Woman - Ornette Coleman (5:00)
  3. 3 Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (5:27)
  4. 4 Keep It Moving - Wynton Kelly (7:31)
  5. 5 Ramblin' - Ornette Coleman (6:35)
  6. 6 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Charles Mingus (5:44)
  7. 7 Blue In Green - Bill Evans (5:23)
  8. 8 Naima - John Coltrane (4:22)
  9. 9 Blue Rondo a La Turk - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (6:44)
  10. 10 Giant Steps - John Coltrane (4:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Cleveland Trombone
Peggy Lee Vocals
Nina Simone Piano, Vocals
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Ray Charles Piano, Vocals
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Cannonball Adderley Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley Cornemeuse
Cat Anderson Trombone, Soloist
Chet Baker Trumpet, Vocals
Count Basie Piano
Billy Bauer Guitar
Marcus Belgrave Trumpet
Louie Bellson Drums
Walter Bishop Jr. Piano
Bob Brookmeyer Trombone
Tina Brooks Tenor Saxophone
Clifford Brown Trumpet
Dave Brubeck Piano
Frank Butler Drums
Don Cherry Cornet, Pocket Trumpet
Sonny Clark Piano
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Chris Connor Vocals
Curtis Counce Bass
Miles Davis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Blossom Dearie Piano, Vocals
Paul Desmond Alto Saxophone
Kenny Dorham Trumpet
Kenny Drew Piano
Eddie Duran Guitar
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Herb Ellis Guitar
Booker Ervin Tenor Saxophone
Bill Evans Piano
Tal Farlow Guitar
Art Farmer Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Curtis Fuller Trombone
Red Garland Piano
Erroll Garner Piano
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Dexter Gordon Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green Guitar
Urbie Green Trombone
Al Grey Trombone
Johnny Griffin Tenor Saxophone
Gigi Gryce Flute, Alto Saxophone
Vince Guaraldi Piano
Al Haig Piano
Chico Hamilton Drums
John Handy Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Louis Hayes Drums
Ernie Henry Alto Saxophone
Billy Higgins Drums
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Ahmad Jamal Piano
Elvin Jones Drums
Hank Jones Piano
Jo Jones Drums
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Sam Jones Bass
Wynton Kelly Piano
Barney Kessel Guitar
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Pete La Roca Drums
Harold Land Tenor Saxophone
Melba Liston Trombone
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Shelly Manne Drums
Billy May Conductor
Pierre Michelot Bass
Charles Mingus Bass
Billy Mitchell Tenor Saxophone
Hank Mobley Tenor Saxophone
Wes Montgomery Guitar
Joe Morello Drums
Lee Morgan Trumpet
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Ted Nash Woodwind
Fats Navarro Trumpet
Joe Newman Trumpet
Horace Parlan Piano
Cecil Payne Baritone Saxophone
Art Pepper Alto Saxophone
Oscar Peterson Piano
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Nat Pierce Piano
Bud Powell Piano
Django Reinhardt Guitar
Melvin Rhyne Organ
Buddy Rich Drums
Jerome Richardson Flute, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dannie Richmond Drums
Max Roach Drums
Sonny Rollins Tenor Saxophone
Annie Ross Vocals
Charlie Rouse Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles Piano
Marshall Royal Alto Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
George Shearing Piano
Horace Silver Piano
Paul Smith Piano
Willie Smith Alto Saxophone
Art Tatum Piano
Art Taylor Drums
Lucky Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Timmons Piano
Lennie Tristano Piano
Mal Waldron Piano
Wilbur Ware Bass
Dinah Washington Vocals
Doug Watkins Bass
Julius Watkins French Horn
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bailey Drums
Shorty Baker Trumpet
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Barrett Deems Drums
Dick Garcia Guitar
Edmond Hall Clarinet
Oliver Jackson Drums, Gong
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Dave Lambert Vocals
Hugh Lawson Piano, Cymbals, Bells, Balloon, finger cymbals
Wade Legge Piano
Rod Levitt Bass Trombone
Matty Matlock Woodwind
Hal McKusick Alto Saxophone
Tommy Potter Bass
Frank Rehak Trombone
Joe Roland Vibes
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Babe Russin Woodwind
Ed Thigpen Drums
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Ray Crawford Guitar
Charles Davis Baritone Saxophone
Stan Free Piano
Wilbur Harden Flugelhorn, Balloon
Thornel Schwartz Guitar
Joe Bennett Trombone
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Manuel Duran Piano, Claves
Anita O'Day Vocals
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Trummy Young Trombone
Teddy Kotick Bass
Al McKibbon Bass
Shafi Hadi Tenor Saxophone
Percy Heath Bass
Ray Copeland Trumpet
Israel Crosby Bass
Jymie Merritt Bass
Willie Ruff French Horn
Eugene Wright Bass
Carl Perkins Piano
Yusef Lateef Flute, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone, Tambourine
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Joe Zawinul Piano
Donald Bailey Drums
Danny Bank Bass Clarinet
Joe Benjamin Bass
John Best Trumpet
Billie Holiday Vocals
Art Blakey Drums
Ray Brown Bass
Donald Byrd Trumpet
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Eddie Calhoun Bass
Candido Camero Conga
Johnny Carisi Trumpet
Harry Carney Baritone Saxophone
Paul Chambers Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet
Kenny Clarke Drums
Call Cobbs Piano
Henry Coker Trombone
Nat King Cole Piano, Vocals
Ornette Coleman Alto Saxophone
John Collins Guitar
John Coltrane Tenor Saxophone
Sid Cooper Clarinet, Flute
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Walter Davis Jr. Piano
Don Fagerquist Trumpet
Lou Donaldson Alto Saxophone
Duke Ellington Piano
Gil Evans Conductor
Addison Farmer Bass
Teagle Fleming Drums
Marquis Foster Drums
Vernel Fournier Drums
Charlie Fowlkes Alto Saxophone
Curtis Fowlkes Baritone Saxophone
Panama Francis Drums
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Chuck Gentry Woodwind
Paul Gershman Violin
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Richie Goldberg cowbell
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Al Gray Trombone
Charlie Haden Bass
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet
Joe Harris Drums
Roy Haynes Drums
Eugene "Fats" Heard Drums
J.C. Heard Drums
Belford Hendricks Conductor
Jon Hendricks Vocals, Narrator
Milt Hinton Bass
John Hunt Trumpet
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
J.J. Johnson Trombone
Osie Johnson Drums
George Joyner Bass
Manny Klein Trumpet
Leo Kruczek Violin
Eddie Kusby Trombone
Billy Kyle Piano
Scott LaFaro Bass
John Malachi Piano
Joe Mondragon Bass
Jose Mangual Bongos
Larance Marable Drums
Jackie McLean Alto Saxophone
Carmen McRae Vocals
Rafael Miranda Percussion
Tony Miranda French Horn
Thomas Mitchell Trombone
Thelonious Monk Piano
George Morrow Bass
Paul Motian Drums
Louis Mucci Trumpet
David "Fathead" Newman Tenor Saxophone
Ubaldo Nieto Timbales
Jack Nimitz Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone
Sonny Payne Drums
Romeo Penque Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone
E.V. Perry Trumpet
Charlie Persip Drums
Jimmy Powell Alto Saxophone
George Ricci Cello
Billy Root Baritone Saxophone
Al Rudnitsky Violin
Wyatt Ruther Bass
Tosha Samaroff Violin
Sarah Vaughan Vocals
Lucien Schmit Cello
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone
Stuff Smith Violin
Carson Smith Bass
Jimmy Smith Organ
Alvin Stoller Drums
Fred Stulce Woodwind
Juan Tizol Valve Trombone
Cal Tjader Vibes, Cencerro
Jean-Louis Viale Drums
Carlos "Patato" Valdes Conga
Maurice Vander Piano
Bayardo Velarde Conga, Timbales, Cencerro
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Carl Warwick Trumpet
Max Wayne Bass
Frank Wess Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Weston Conductor
John Williams [double bass] Bass
Edgar Willis Bass
Phil Woods Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Bond Bass
Bill Douglass Drums
Lee Young Drums
Eddie Jones Bass
Arnold Fishkind Bass
Alejandro Hernandez Piano
Tom Mitchell Bass Trombone
Richie Powell Piano
Albert Heath Drums
William Schaefer Trombone
Charlie Harris Bass
Bunny Bardach Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Jasper Flute
Gilberto Valdez Flute
Bill Barber Tuba
F. Greene Guitar
Bennie Crawford Alto Saxophone
Robert Rodriguez Bass
J. Newman Trumpet
John Poole Drums
S. Payne Drums
E. Young Trumpet
F. Foster Tenor Saxophone
E. Davis Tenor Saxophone
B. Powell Trombone
Talib Daawud Trumpet
Curley Russell Bass
Snookie Young Trumpet
Paul West Bass
Stan Levy Drums
Paul Parker Drums
Edgard Rosales Conga, Maracas
Dick Nowell Trombone
Arville Shaw Bass
Oscar Thetford Bass
Max Khan Violin
Janet Pulman Harp
Jack Constanza Bongos, Conga
Sahib Shahib Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Red Callendar Bass
Technical Credits
Léo Delibes Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Clifford Brown Composer
Dave Brubeck Composer
Sonny Clark Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Paul Desmond Composer
Kenny Dorham Composer
Bill Evans Composer
Art Farmer Composer
Erroll Garner Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Vince Guaraldi Composer
Ahmad Jamal Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger, Composer
Wynton Kelly Composer
Lee Konitz Composer
Harold Land Composer
John Lewis Composer
David Mann Composer
Billy May Arranger
Charles Mingus Composer
Hank Mobley Composer
Gerry Mulligan Composer
Bud Powell Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Sonny Rollins Composer
George Shearing Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Bobby Timmons Composer
Ben Webster Composer
Cootie Williams Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Neal Hefti Composer
Dave Lambert Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Wilbur Harden Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
B. Bernier Composer
Donald Byrd Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sonny Burke Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Ornette Coleman Composer
John Coltrane Composer
J. Davis Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Gil Evans Arranger
George Russell Arranger, Director
Ira Gershwin Composer
Benny Golson Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Belford Hendricks Arranger
Jon Hendricks Composer
Bob Hilliard Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Jackie McLean Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Joe Sherman Composer
Jimmy Smith Composer
Creed Taylor Producer
Juan Tizol Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Paul Weston Arranger
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Bill Carey Composer
Frederick Loewe Composer
Carl Fischer Composer
Marty Clark Composer
Richard Rogers Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Tom Adair Composer
Bob Haymes Composer
Fleecie Moore Composer
Edward Redding Composer
Sam Theard Composer
Lew Fields Composer
Charles Waring Liner Notes
Richard Carpenter Composer
Maria Grever Composer
R. Ramirez Composer
J. Kosma Composer
N. Simon Composer
Kaye Reid Composer
Vincent Toumans Composer
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