Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, Vol. 1-5

The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, Vol. 1-5

     
 
The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz is itself somewhat of a classic, referred to in many books, and used as the main learning source in at least one. If you don't know what you like in jazz and are looking for a well-put-together introduction, this set is a good bet. It starts with ragtime's Scott Joplin, and proceeds

Overview

The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz is itself somewhat of a classic, referred to in many books, and used as the main learning source in at least one. If you don't know what you like in jazz and are looking for a well-put-together introduction, this set is a good bet. It starts with ragtime's Scott Joplin, and proceeds through Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Art Tatum, Duke Ellington ... all the way up to and including the free jazz of Ornette Coleman, and even The World Saxophone Quartet. Of course John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and all the other big guns are there -- even Horace Silver and Lennie Tristano. This five-CD set (94 tracks) contains classic cuts in most cases. This set is a great place to begin.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/1995
Label:
Smithsonian Collect.
UPC:
0033251033022
catalogNumber:
033

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Maple Leaf Rag
  2. Maple Leaf Rag
  3. St. Louis Blues
  4. Lost Your Head Blues
  5. Dippermouth Blues
  6. Black Bottom Stomp  - Jelly Roll Morton
  7. Dead Man Blues  - Jelly Roll Morton
  8. Grandpa's Spells  - Jelly Roll Morton
  9. King Porter Stomp
  10. Cake Walking Babies from Home  -  Red Onion Jazz Babies
  11. Blue Horizon  -  Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen
  12. Carolina Shout
  13. Big Butter and Egg Man
  14. Potato Head Blues
  15. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
  16. Hotter Than That
  17. West End Blues
  18. Weather Bird
  19. Sweethearts on Parade
  20. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
  21. Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)
  22. Riverboat Shuffle
  23. Four Or Five Times

Disc 2

  1. The Stampede
  2. Wrappin' It Up
  3. Dinah
  4. Moten Swing
  5. I Ain't Got Nobody
  6. Honky Tonk Train Blues
  7. Body and Soul
  8. Body and Soul  -  Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra
  9. The Man I Love
  10. He's Funny That Way
  11. These Foolish Things
  12. You'd Be So Nice To COme Home To
  13. Willow Weep For Me
  14. Too Marvelous for Words
  15. Organ Grinder's Swing
  16. Rockin' Chair
  17. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me  - Benny Carter
  18. When Lights Are Low
  19. Dinah  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  20. Doggin' Around
  21. Taxi War Dance
  22. Lester Leaps In  - Count Basie
  23. I Found a New Baby  -  Goodman Group
  24. Breakfast Feud  -  Goodman Group

Disc 3

  1. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
  2. The New East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
  3. Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
  4. Ko Ko
  5. Concerto for Cootie
  6. Cotton Tail
  7. In a Mellow Tone
  8. Blue Serge
  9. I Got Rhythm
  10. I Can't Get Started
  11. Shaw 'Nuff
  12. Koko  - Charlie Parker
  13. Oh, Lady Be Good  - Charlie Parker
  14. Embraceable You  - Charlie Parker
  15. Embraceable You  - Charlie Parker
  16. Klact-Oveeseds-Tene  - Charlie Parker
  17. Crazeology  - Charlie Parker
  18. Crazeology  - Charlie Parker
  19. Parker's Mood  - Charlie Parker
  20. Fantasy On Frankie And Johnny
  21. A Night in Tunisia
  22. Bikini
  23. Lady Bird

Disc 4

  1. Boplicity  -  Miles Davis & His Orchestra
  2. Subconscious-Lee
  3. Body And Soul
  4. All Alone
  5. My Funny Valentine
  6. Misterioso
  7. Evidence
  8. Criss-Cross  -  Thelonious Monk Quintet
  9. Bags' Groove
  10. I Should Care
  11. Moon Rays  -  Horace Silver Quintet
  12. Summertime
  13. Haitian Flight Song  -  Charles Mingus Quintet
  14. Django
  15. Pent-Up House  - Sonny Rollins

Disc 5

  1. Blue 7
  2. West Coast Blues
  3. So What
  4. Blue in Green
  5. Enter, Evening
  6. Alabama
  7. Lonely Woman
  8. Congeniality
  9. Free Jazz
  10. Steppin'

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bessie Smith   Track Performer
Count Basie   Track Performer
Chocolate Dandies   Track Performer
Charlie Christian   Track Performer
Tadd Dameron   Track Performer
Miles Davis   Track Performer
Roy Eldridge   Track Performer
Bill Evans   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Erroll Garner   Track Performer
Stan Getz   Track Performer
Dizzy Gillespie   Track Performer
Benny Goodman   Track Performer
Earl Hines   Track Performer
Jazz at the Philharmonic   Track Performer
James P. Johnson   Track Performer
Scott Joplin   Track Performer
Modern Jazz Quartet   Track Performer
Wes Montgomery   Track Performer
Jelly Roll Morton   Track Performer
Bennie Moten   Track Performer
Red Norvo   Track Performer
Horace Silver   Track Performer
Slam Stewart   Track Performer
Art Tatum   Track Performer
Fats Waller   Track Performer
World Saxophone Quartet   Track Performer
Red Nichols   Track Performer
Frankie Trumbauer   Track Performer
Red Onion Jazz Babies   Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Sidney Bechet   Track Performer
Benny Carter   Track Performer
Don Byas   Track Performer
Jimmie Noone   Track Performer
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band   Track Performer
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Track Performer
Thelonious Monk   Track Performer
Charlie Parker   Track Performer
Sarah Vaughan   Track Performer
Benny Goodman Sextet   Track Performer
Bud Powell Trio   Track Performer
Cecil Taylor Unit   Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Dexter Gordon Quartet   Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Gil Evans Orchestra   Track Performer
Horace Silver Quintet   Track Performer
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra   Track Performer
John Coltrane Quartet   Track Performer
Lennie Tristano Quintet   Track Performer
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Ornette Coleman Double Quartet   Track Performer
Ornette Coleman Quartet   Track Performer
Sonny Rollins Quartet   Track Performer
Thelonious Monk Quartet   Track Performer
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven   Track Performer
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gil Fuller   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Milt Jackson   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Ray Brown   Composer
Lil Hardin   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Henry Troy   Composer
Byron Gay   Composer
Chris Smith   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Cleo Henry   Composer
Marco H. Hellman   Composer

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