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Instrumental History of Jazz

The Instrumental History of Jazz

It's hard to fault this two-disc, enhanced CD collection. Starting with Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" and roping in tracks from King Oliver, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker,


It's hard to fault this two-disc, enhanced CD collection. Starting with Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" and roping in tracks from King Oliver, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, and John Coltrane, all the way to modern jazz musicians like Spyro Gyra and Geri Allen, this set covers a pretty broad base within such a small amount of disc space. The enhanced format also includes video clips of Duke, Bird, Dizzy, Miles, Monk, and more, all viewable on most Macintosh and Windows computers, a nice added bonus.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
John Tropea   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Geri Allen   Piano,Track Performer
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Art Ensemble of Chicago   Track Performer
Buster Bailey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Chet Baker   Trumpet
Count Basie   Piano
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
George Benson   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Lester Bowie   Trumpet
Roy Brooks   Drums
Charlie Christian   Drums
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Junior Cook   Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Cyrille   Drums
Jorge Dalto   Piano,Clavinet
Miles Davis   Trumpet,Track Performer
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Ronnie Foster   Synthesizer,Electric Piano
Bud Freeman   Clarinet,Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie   Piano,Trumpet,Track Performer
Freddie Green   Guitar
Henry Grimes   Bass
Chico Hamilton   Drums
Earl Hines   Piano
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Illinois Jacquet   Saxophone
Bob James   Piano,Keyboards
Joseph Jarman   Percussion,Reeds
Budd Johnson   Saxophone
James P. Johnson   Piano
Elvin Jones   Drums
Jo Jones   Drums
Scott Joplin   Piano,Track Performer
Freddie Keppard   Trumpet
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Lang   Guitar
John Lewis   Piano
Jimmy Lyons   Alto Saxophone
Ken McIntyre   Reeds
Bob Mintzer   Reeds
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Roscoe Mitchell   Percussion,Reeds
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Jelly Roll Morton   Piano
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone
King Oliver   Trumpet,Cornet,Track Performer
Kid Ory   Trombone
Jaco Pastorius   Bass,Vocals
Flip Phillips   Saxophone
Django Reinhardt   Guitar
Max Roach   Drums
Marshall Royal   Saxophone
Wayne Shorter   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Horace Silver   Piano
Muggsy Spanier   Trumpet
Spyro Gyra   Track Performer
Slam Stewart   Bass
Art Tatum   Piano
Cecil Taylor   Piano,Track Performer
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Bobby Timmons   Piano
Joe Venuti   Violin
Jeremy Wall   Electric Piano
Fats Waller   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Yellowjackets   Track Performer
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lester Young   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Edwards   Trombone
Horace Henderson   Piano
Nick LaRocca   Trumpet,Cornet
Miff Mole   Trombone
Jimmie Noone   Clarinet,Saxophone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Frank Teschemacher   Clarinet,Saxophone
Frankie Trumbauer   Clarinet,Saxophone
Phil Upchurch   Bass,Guitar
Anthony Cox   Bass
Original Dixieland Jazz Band   Track Performer
Wallace Roney   Trumpet
Alan Silva   Bass
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Coleman Hawkins   Saxophone
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Johnny St. Cyr   Guitar
Mary Lou Williams   Piano
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
Malachi Favors   Bass,Percussion,Vocals
Jymie Merritt   Bass
Jimmy Blanton   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Walter Page   Bass
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Alex Acuña   Drums
Pheeroan akLaff   Drums
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Cornet,Track Performer
Lil Armstrong   Piano
Joe Zawinul   Keyboards,Vocals
Baby Dodds   Drums
Manolo Badrena   Tambourine
John Barber   Tuba
Rubens Bassini   Percussion
Sidney Bechet   Clarinet,Saxophone
Jay Beckenstein   Alto Saxophone
Bix Beiderbecke   Trumpet
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Art Blakey   Drums
Nelson Boyd   Bass
Don Byas   Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Nat King Cole   Piano
John Coltrane   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Dave Grusin   Piano,Track Performer
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Dwayne Dolphin   Bass
Duke Ellington   Piano
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Herschel Evans   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Russell Ferrante   Keyboards
Fletcher Henderson   Track Performer
Eric Gale   Guitar
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Milt Hinton   Bass
George Hunt   Trombone
Hilton Jefferson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Gus Johnson   Drums
Keg Johnson   Trombone
Walter Johnson   Drums
Claude Jones   Trombone
William Kennedy   Drums
Gary King   Bass
Kim Kurzdorfer   Bass
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Harvey Mason   Drums
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet,Saxophone
Marcus Miller   Electric Bass
Dan Minor   Trombone
Jeff Mironov   Electric Guitar
Famoudou Don Moye   Percussion
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Henry W. Ragas   Piano
Irving "Mouse" Randolph   Trumpet
Caughey Roberts   Alto Saxophone
Curly Russell   Bass
David Samuels   Percussion
Tony Sbarbaro   Drums
Larry Shields   Clarinet
Sandy Siegelstein   English Horn
Russell Smith   Trumpet
Tani Tabbal   Drums
Dave Tough   Drums
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer
Ed Walsh   Synthesizer
Grover Washington   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jack Washington   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Ted Reinhardt   Drums
Elmer James   Bass
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers   Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Horace Silver Quintet   Track Performer
Bill Johnson   Banjo
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Hag   Piano
Eddie Gale Stevens   Trumpet
Bobby Whitlock   Bass
Bob Moore   Trumpet
Birdland   Track Performer
Gene Taylor   Bass

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Original Dixieland Jazz Band   Composer
Ray Brown   Composer
Gil Evans   Composer
Bret Primack   Creative Consultant
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Eric Oliver   Producer
Curtis Brown   Producer
Malachi Favors   Composer
Mary Kay Fletcher   Producer
Cleo Henry   Composer

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