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

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All Music Guide - Michael Erlewine
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Michael Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/1995
  • Label: SMITHSONIAN COLLECT.
  • UPC: 033251033022
  • Catalog Number: 033

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maple Leaf Rag (3:19)
  2. 2 Maple Leaf Rag (2:40)
  3. 3 St. Louis Blues (3:05)
  4. 4 Lost Your Head Blues (2:54)
  5. 5 Dippermouth Blues (2:32)
  6. 6 Black Bottom Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton (3:09)
  7. 7 Dead Man Blues - Jelly Roll Morton (2:54)
  8. 8 Grandpa's Spells - Jelly Roll Morton (2:52)
  9. 9 King Porter Stomp (2:52)
  10. 10 Cake Walking Babies from Home - The Red Onion Jazz Babies (3:05)
  11. 11 Blue Horizon - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (4:19)
  12. 12 Carolina Shout (2:39)
  13. 13 Big Butter and Egg Man (2:57)
  14. 14 Potato Head Blues (2:58)
  15. 15 Struttin' With Some Barbecue (2:59)
  16. 16 Hotter Than That (2:59)
  17. 17 West End Blues (3:15)
  18. 18 Weather Bird (2:41)
  19. 19 Sweethearts on Parade (3:13)
  20. 20 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (2:52)
  21. 21 Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) (2:58)
  22. 22 Riverboat Shuffle (3:07)
  23. 23 Four Or Five Times (3:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Stampede (3:13)
  2. 2 Wrappin' It Up (2:41)
  3. 3 Dinah (3:12)
  4. 4 Moten Swing (3:19)
  5. 5 I Ain't Got Nobody (3:06)
  6. 6 Honky Tonk Train Blues (2:57)
  7. 7 Body and Soul (3:27)
  8. 8 Body and Soul - Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (2:59)
  9. 9 The Man I Love (5:04)
  10. 10 He's Funny That Way (2:38)
  11. 11 These Foolish Things (3:35)
  12. 12 You'd Be So Nice To COme Home To (2:44)
  13. 13 Willow Weep For Me (2:53)
  14. 14 Too Marvelous for Words (2:21)
  15. 15 Organ Grinder's Swing (2:36)
  16. 16 Rockin' Chair (3:11)
  17. 17 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - Benny Carter (2:59)
  18. 18 When Lights Are Low (2:11)
  19. 19 Dinah - Quintet of the Hot Club of France (2:32)
  20. 20 Doggin' Around (2:57)
  21. 21 Taxi War Dance (2:47)
  22. 22 Lester Leaps In - Count Basie (3:12)
  23. 23 I Found a New Baby - Goodman Group (2:53)
  24. 24 Breakfast Feud - Goodman Group (2:18)
Disc 3
  1. 1 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (3:35)
  2. 2 The New East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (2:56)
  3. 3 Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (5:56)
  4. 4 Ko Ko (2:40)
  5. 5 Concerto for Cootie (3:17)
  6. 6 Cotton Tail (3:08)
  7. 7 In a Mellow Tone (3:15)
  8. 8 Blue Serge (3:19)
  9. 9 I Got Rhythm (4:54)
  10. 10 I Can't Get Started (3:03)
  11. 11 Shaw 'Nuff (2:55)
  12. 12 Koko - Charlie Parker (2:51)
  13. 13 Oh, Lady Be Good - Charlie Parker (3:02)
  14. 14 Embraceable You - Charlie Parker (2:06)
  15. 15 Embraceable You - Charlie Parker (1:53)
  16. 16 Klact-Oveeseds-Tene - Charlie Parker (3:00)
  17. 17 Crazeology - Charlie Parker (1:01)
  18. 18 Crazeology - Charlie Parker (2:55)
  19. 19 Parker's Mood - Charlie Parker (3:00)
  20. 20 Fantasy On Frankie And Johnny (2:53)
  21. 21 A Night in Tunisia (4:13)
  22. 22 Bikini (3:34)
  23. 23 Lady Bird (2:47)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Boplicity - Miles Davis & His Orchestra (2:57)
  2. 2 Subconscious-Lee (2:44)
  3. 3 Body And Soul (3:35)
  4. 4 All Alone (2:19)
  5. 5 My Funny Valentine (5:48)
  6. 6 Misterioso (3:18)
  7. 7 Evidence (2:30)
  8. 8 Criss-Cross - Thelonious Monk Quintet (2:54)
  9. 9 Bags' Groove (2:48)
  10. 10 I Should Care (3:11)
  11. 11 Moon Rays - Horace Silver Quintet (10:48)
  12. 12 Summertime (3:16)
  13. 13 Haitian Flight Song - Charles Mingus Quintet (11:51)
  14. 14 Django (5:22)
  15. 15 Pent-Up House - Sonny Rollins (8:52)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Blue 7 (11:08)
  2. 2 West Coast Blues (5:30)
  3. 3 So What (8:51)
  4. 4 Blue in Green (5:20)
  5. 5 Enter, Evening (10:57)
  6. 6 Alabama (5:09)
  7. 7 Lonely Woman (4:54)
  8. 8 Congeniality (6:41)
  9. 9 Free Jazz (10:03)
  10. 10 Steppin' (7:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bessie Smith Track Performer
Count Basie Track Performer
The 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
The 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
The Red Onion Jazz Babies Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins Track Performer, Track Performer
Louis Armstrong Track Performer
Sidney Bechet Track Performer
Benny Carter Track Performer
Don Byas Track Performer
Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra 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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