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Jazz CDs

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New CDs


Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, The Art of Conversation, Impulse 2014.

Jose Carra, Verso. Romero Music 2015.

Chano Dominguez, Flamenco Sketches. Blue Note 2012.

 

 

New reissue:


Tommy Flanagan, Four Classic Albums: Jazz ... It's Magic (1957); The King and I (1958); Trio Overseas (1957); The Cats (1957). Avid Jazz 2013.

 

Recent jazz CDs which I have enjoyed (2012-2014):


Ernesto Aurignac Orchestra, Uno. Moskito Records 2014.

Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, The Art of Conversation, Impulse 2014.

Jose Carra, Verso. Romero Music 2015.

Jose Carra, El Camino. Romero Music 2014.

Jose Carra Trío, Ewig. New Steps Records 2012.

Paul Chambers, Eight Classic Albums: Chambers Music (1956); Whims of Chambers (1956); Paul Chambers Quintet (1957); Bass On Top (1957); Go (1959); Shades of Redd (Freddie Redd Quartet)(1960); We Three (1958); 1st Bassman (1960). Real Gone Jazz 2012.

Maureen Choi Quartet, Ida y Vuelta, 2013

Chano Dominguez, Flamenco Sketches. Blue Note 2012.

Bill Evans live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of The Gate. Resonance Rcords 2012 (recorded 1968).

Tommy Flanagan, Four Classic Albums: Jazz ... It's Magic (1957); The King and I (1958); Trio Overseas (1957); The Cats (1957). Avid Jazz 2013.

Barney Kessel, Three Classic Albums Plus: Some Like It Hot (1959); The Poll Winners (1957); Carmen (1958); The Poll Winners Ride Again (1959). Avid Jazz 2012.

Ménil Montant Swing, Stompin' in Madrid, 2013.

Enrique Oliver Quintet, Introducing, 2012.

Jorge Pardo etc. Café Latino, 25 aniversario. Karento 2012.

Mel Powell, Four Classic Albums Plus: Borderline (1954); Thigamagig (1954); Mel Powell Out On A Limb ((1955); The Mel Powell Bandstand (1954); Mel Powell Classics in Jazz (1947). Avid Jazz 2012.

Bobby Timmons, Sweet and Soulful Sounds (1962); Born to be Blue, JazzPlus/Riverside 2012 (original recordings 1962-1963)

Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds, Blue Hour: The Complete Sessions - Master Takes. Essential Jazz Classics 2013 (original fecordings 1960).

McCoy Tyner Trio, Inception (1962); Reaching Fourth (1962); Two bonus tracks (1960). American Jazz Classics 2013.

 

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My all-time favourite jazz albums:

(* special favourites)

Cannonball Adderley, Something Else. Blue Note 1958.

Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Quintet in Chicago + Cannonball Takes Charge. Poll Winners Records 2010 (original recordings 1959).

Geri Allen, Twenty One. Blue Note 1994.

Louis Armstrong Hot Five & Hot Seven, West End Blues : 1926-1928. Jazz Roots.

Ivie Anderson With Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra 1932-1940. Jazz Archives No 42. EPM Music. *

Gilad Atzmon, In Loving Memory of America. Enja 2009 (recorded 2008).

Kenny Barron, Green Chimneys. Criss Cross Jazz 1983.

Kenny Barron, Scratch. Enja 1985.

Kenny Barron, Images. Verve 2004.

Kenny Barron Trio Live at Bradley's: The Perfect Set. Gitanes 2005. (Recorded 1996)

Count Basie, The Classic Tracks (1937-1944) Kaz.

Count Basie plays Hefti. Count Basie and His Orchestra. Essential Jazz Albums 2009 (original recordings 1952-1958).

Count Basie, The Complete Atomic Basie. Roulette Jazz 1957-58.

Count Basie, Atomic Basie + One More Time. Not Now 2010 (original recording 1957-1959).

Count Basie, Dance Along with Basie. Poll Winners Records 2010 (original recording 1957-1959).

Art Blakey, A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1 & 2. Blue Note 1954.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk. Atlantic 1957. *

Art Blakey, A Night in Tunisia. Blue Note 1960.

Art Blakey Jazz Messengers, Caravan. Riverside 1962.

Anouar Brahem, Thimar. ECM 1998.

Tina Brooks, Back to the Tracks. Blue Note 1960.

Clifford Brown, Four Classic Albums: Brown and Roach, Inc.; Jam Session; Study in Brown; New Star on the Horizon. Avid Entertainment 2008 (original recordings 1953-1955).

Clifford Brown, Memorial Album. Blue Note 1953. *

Clifford Brown, Complete Metronome & Vogue Master Takes. Disconforme 1953. *

Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Alone Together : The Best of the Mercury Years. Verve 1954-56. *

Damon Brown, A Rhythm Indicative. Zah Zah 1998.

Damon Brown, Blues on the Run. Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 2001.

Damon Brown & Jonathan Gee, Good Cop, Bad Cop. 33 Records 2001.

Damon Brown, A Bigger Picture. 33 Records 2001.

Dave Brubeck, Three Classic Albums plus: Dave Digs Disney; Southern Scene; The Dave Brubeck Quartet in Europe; Jazz Impressions of the U.S.A. plus Pilgrim's Progress from The Playboy Jazz All-Stars 1957. Avid Jazz 2011 (original recordings 1956-1959).

Ray Bryant Plays. EMI 1959.

Jaki Byard, Giant Steps. Prestige 1961-62.

Donald Byrd, The Cat Walk. Blue Note 2006 (original recording 1961).

Donald Byrd, Royal Flush. Blue Note 2006 (original recording 1961).

Benny Carter, Further Definitions. Impulse! 1961. *

Sonny Clark, Sonny's Crib. Blue Note 1957. *

Sonny Clark Trio, The 45 Sessions. Blue Note 1957-58. *

Sonny Clark, Cool Struttin'. Blue Note 1958. *

Sonny Clark, Leapin' and Lopin'. Blue Note 1961. *

Ornette Coleman, Something Else!!!! Contemporary 1958.

Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come. Atlantic 1959.

John Coltrane and associates, Four Classic Albums plus: Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane; Cattin' with Coltrane and Quinichette; Jazz Way Out; Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane; plus selections from the album Winner's Circle. Avid Jazz 2011 (original recordings 1957-1958).

John Coltrane, Blue Train. Blue Note 1957. *

John Coltrane, Giant Steps. Atlantic 1959. *

John Coltrane, My Favorite Things. Atlantic 1960.

John Coltrane, Crescent. Impulse! 1964. *

Miles Davis, 'Round About Midnight. Columbia 1955-56. *

Miles Davis, Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet. Prestige 1956. *

Miles Davis, Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet. Prestige 1956. *

Miles Davis, Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet. Prestige 1956. *

Miles Davis, Miles Ahead. Columbia 1957. *

Miles Davis, Milestones. Columbia 1958. *

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue. Columbia 1959. *

Miles Davis, Some Day My Prince Will Come. Columbia 1961. *

Miles Davis, Seven Steps to Heaven. Columbia 1963.

Miles Davis, E.S.P. Columbia 1965. *

Miles Davis, Miles Smiles. Columbia 1966. *

Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain + Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants. Not Now 2011.

Walter Davis, Jr., Davis Cup. Blue Note 2007 (original recording 1959).

Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, Tin Can Alley. ECM 1981.

Chano Dominguez, Chano. Nuba Records 1992.

Chano Domínguez, 1993 - 2003. Nuba 2003.

Chano Domiguez, New Flamenco Sound. Verve 2006.

Kenny Dorham, Eight Classic Albums: Kenny Dorham Quintet (1953); Afro Cuban (1955); Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1 (1956); 2 Horns / 2 Rhythm (1957); Jazz Contrasts (1957); Blue Spring (1959); Quiet Kenny (1959); Jazz Contemporary (1960). Real Gone Jazz 2011.

Kenny Drew, Undercurrent. Blue Note 2007 (original recording 1960).

Kenny Drew, Your Soft Eyes. Soul Note 1982 (recorded in 1981).

Dutch Jazz Ochestra, Moon Dreams, Rediscovered Music by Gil Evans and Gerry Mulligan. Challenge Records 2008.

Duke Ellington, The Indispensable Duke Ellington, Vol. 5/6: 1940. Black & White. *

Duke Ellington, The Indispensable Duke Ellington, Vol. 7/8: 1941-1942. Black & White. *

Duke Ellington, The Indispensable Duke Ellington, Vol. 11/12: 1944-1946. Black & White. *

Duke Ellington at Newport 1956. Columbia.

Duke Ellington, Such Sweet Thunder, Columbia 1956-57.

Duke Ellington, The Complete Ellington Indigos. Jazz Beat 2008 (original recording 1957).

Duke Ellington, Piano in the Background. Essential Jazz Classics 2011 (original recordings 1960).

Duke Ellington, "...and His Mother Called Him Bill". Bluebird 1967. *

Bill Evans, Portrait in Jazz. Riverside 1959. *

Bill Evans, Waltz for Debbie. Riverside 1961. *

Bill Evans, Sunday at the Village Vanguard. Riverside 1961.

Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra. Verve 1966.

Bill Evans live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of The Gate. Resonance Rcords 2012 (recorded 1968). *

Gil Evans, New Bottle Old Wine. Pacific Jazz 1958. *

Gil Evans, Great Jazz Standards + New Bottle Old Wine. Poll Winners Records 2010 (original recording 1958-1959).

Gil Evans, Out of the Cool. Impulse! 1960.

Gil Evans, The Individualism of Gil Evans. Verve 1964.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book. Verve 1957.

Ella Fitzgerald at Duke's Place. Verve 1965.

Ella Fitzgerald, Essential Ella. Verve 1956-60.

Tommy Flanagan Trio, The Complete Overseas Session. Solar Records 2010 (original recordings 1957).

Tommy Flanagan, Jazz Poet. Timeless 1989. *

Ricky Ford, Tenor for the Times. Muse 1981.

Tim Garland, Libra: The Lighthouse Trio / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Global Mix 2008.

Jonathan Gee, Chez Auguste, Ronnie Scott's Jazz House 2001.

Stan Getz, Three Classic Albums plus All-star Groups: Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio; Hamp and Getz; Jazz Giants. Avid Jazz 2009 (original recordings 1955-1958).

Stan Getz, Award Winner. Essential Jazz Classics 2011 (original recording 1957).

Stan Getz at Nalen: with Jan Johansson Live in the Swedish Harlem. Riverside Jazz Label 2011 (recorded in 1959).

Stan Getz, Focus. Verve 1961. *

Stan Getz, Anniversary. Universal 1987.

Stan Getz, Yours and Mine. Concord 1989.

Stan Getz, Café Montmartre. Universal 1987, 1991.

Dizzy Gillespie et al, The Bebop Revolution. Bluebird 1946-49.

Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra, Gillespiana. Poll Winners Record 2011 (original recordings 1960).

Dizzy Gillespie, Something Old Something New. Verve 1963.

Dizzy Gillespie with Gil Fuller, The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra. Blue Note 1965. *

Dexter Gordon, Doin' Allright. Blue Note 1961.

Dexter Gordon, Go! Blue Note 1962.

Dexter Gordon, Our Man in Paris. Blue Note 1963. *

Dexter Gordon, Clubhouse. Blue Note 1965.

Wardell Gray, Memorial, Vol. One. Prestige 1949, 1953.

Bobby Hackett & Jack Teagarden, Jazz Ultimate. Capitol 1957.

Bobby Hackett & Zoot Sims, Complete Recordings (Strike Up the Band + Creole Cookin'). Lone Hill Jazz 2009 (original recordings 1967, 1974).

Charlie Haden Quartet West, "Always Say Goodbye". Verve 1993.

Charlie Haden & Hank Jones, Steal Away. Verve 1994.

Charlie Haden & Kenny Barron, Night and the City. Verve 1996.

Charlie Haden with Michael Brecker, American Dreams. Gitanes/Verve 2002.

Jim Hall, Jazz Guitar. Pacific Jazz 1957.

Herbie Hancock, Takin' Off. Blue Note 1962.

Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage. Blue Note 1965.

Barry Harris, Stay Right with It. Milestone 1961-62.

Coleman Hawkins with Billy Byers and His Orchestra, The Hawk in Hi Fi. Sony Music 2010 (original recordings 1956).

Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster: The Complete Session. Essential Jazz Classics 2009 (original recordings 1957).

Coleman Hawkins, The High and Mighty Hawk. Poll Winners Records 2010 (original recording 1958).

Coleman Hawkins, Three Classic Albums Plus: The Genius of Coleman Hawkins; Bean Bags: Milt Jackson and Coleman Hawkins; Night Hawk with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis; Plus performances with Roy Eldridge from Newport 1959 and Kerry from Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge at The Opera House. Avid Jazz 2011 (original recordings 1956, 1959).

Coleman Hawkins/Zoot Sims/Phil Woods et al: Saxes Inc. Arrangements by Bob Prince. Lone Hill Jazz 2007 (Original Warner Bros. recording 1959). *

Fletcher Henderson, The Classic Tracks (1926-1937) Kaz.

Joe Henderson, Mode for Joe. Blue Note 1966.

Joe Henderson, Lush Life : The Music of Billy Strayhorn. Verve 1992.

Billie Holiday & Lester Young, Lady Day & Pres. Fremeaux 1937-41.

Billie Holiday, Songs for Distingué Lovers. Verve 1957. *

Dave Holland Big Band, What Goes Around. ECM 2002.

Freddie Hubbard, Open Sesame. Blue Note 1960.

Freddie Hubbard, Hub-Tones. Blue Note 1962.

Freddie Hubbard, The Body & the Soul. Impulse! 1963. *

Abdullah Ibrahim, Cape Town Flowers. Enja 1997.

Keith Jarrett, Standards, Vol. 2. ECM 1985. *

Keith Jarrett, My Foolish Heart: Live at Montreux 2007. ECM 2007. *

Keith Jarrett / Charlie Haden, Jasmine. ECM 2010 (recorded 2007).

J. J. Johnson, The Eminent, Vol. 1. Blue Note 1953. *

J. J. Johnson, The Eminent, Vol. 2. Blue Note 1954.

Ed Jones, Out Here. ASC 1997.

Ed Jones (with Mika Mylläri), Seven Moments. ASC/EJQ 2002.

Hank Jones, Piano Solo. Fresh Sound Records 2008 (original recording 1956).

Hank Jones, The Talented Touch. Essential Jazz Classics 2010 (original recordings 1956, 1958).

Hank Jones & Tommy Flanagan on Two Concert Pianos. MPS 1983.

Hank Jones with the Meridian String Quartet. LRC 1990.

Hank Jones Trio with Mads Vinding & Al Foster. Storyville Records 2010 (original recording 1991).

Hank Jones, Upon Reflection : The Music of Thad Jones. Universal Music 1993.

Philly Joe Jones, Dameronia : Look, Stop, Listen. Uptown 1983.

Quincy Jones, This Is How I Feel About Jazz. Impulse! 1956.

Quincy Jones, Quintessence. Impulse! 1961.

Wynton Kelly, Piano. Riverside 1958.

Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne and Ray Brown, The Poll Winners. Contemporary 1957. *

Killer Shrimp, Whatever Sincerely: Tales From The Baltic Wharf. 33 Records 2010.

Lee Konitz, Subconscious-Lee. Prestige 1949-50. *

Steve Kuhn Trio with Joe Lovano, Mostly Coltrane. ECM 2009 (recorded 2008).

John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet. Four Classic Albums Plus: The Modern Jazz Sextet; The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays No Sun in Venice; Grand Encounter; The Modern Jazz Quartet at the Opera House; The Modern Jazz Society Presents a Concert of Contemporary Music. Avid Entertainment 2009 (original recordings 1955-1957).

John Lewis, Evolution II. Atlantic Records 2001.

Booker Little 4 & Max Roach. Blue Note 1958.

Joe Lovano, Rush Hour. Blue Note 1994.

Joe Lovano & Greg Osby, Friendly Fire. Blue Note 1999.

Joe Lovano, I'm All For You. Blue Note 2004. *

Joe Lovano, Joyous Encounter. Blue Note 2004. *

Joe Lovano and Hank Jones, Kids. Blue Note 2007.

Joe Lovano/Us five, Bird Songs. Blue Note 2011 (recorded 2010).

Jackie McLean, Bluesnik. Blue Note 1961. *

Jackie McLean, Nature Boy. Blue Note 2000.

Charles McPherson, Bebop Revisited! Prestige 1964.

Junior Mance, At The Village Vanguard. Jazzland 1961. *

Junior Mance Trio, Happy Time. Riverside 1962. *

Helen Merrill, Brownie: Homage to Clifford Brown. Gitanes 1994.

Samuli Mikkonen, Korpea kuunnellessa. SMCD 1998. *

Charles Mingus, Blues & Roots. Atlantic 1959.

Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um. Columbia 1959. *

Charles Mingus, Mingus Dynasty. Columbia 1959. *

Charles Mingus, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus. Impulse! 1963. *

Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. Impulse! 1963. *

Charles Mingus, Changes, Vol. 1 & 2. Atlantic 1975.

Hank Mobley, Roll Call. Blue Note 1960.

Hank Mobley, Workout. Blue Note 1961. *

Hank Mobley, Another Workout. Blue Note 1961. *

The Modern Jazz Quartet. Four Classic Albums: The Modern Jazz Quartet; Django; Fontessa, The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn, Guest artist Jimmy Giuffre. Avid Entertainment 2008 (original recordings 1953-1957)

The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn. Guest Artist Sonny Rollins. Atlantic 1958.

The Modern Jazz Quartet, Three Windows. Atlantic 1987.

The Modern Jazz Quartet, Aristocrates de swing. Warner Jazz 1996.

Thelonious Monk, Genius of Modern Music, Volume One. Blue Note 1947. *

Thelonious Monk, Genius of Modern Music, Volume Two. Blue Note 1951-52. *

Thelonious Monk, Prestige 1952-54.

Thelonious Monk, Monk's Music. Poll Winners Records 2010 (original recording 1957).

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane. Jazzland 1957.

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall (1957). Blue Note 2005. *

Thelonious Monk, Criss-Cross. Columbia 1963.

Thelonious Monk, Monk Big Band and Quartet in Concert. Columbia 1963.

Thelonious Monk, Straight, No Chaser. Columbia 1966-67.

The James Moody and Hank Jones Quartet: Our Delight. IPO Recordings 2008 (recorded in 2006).

Wes Montgomery, The Incredible Jazz Guitar. Riverside 1960. *

Lee Morgan, The Sidewinder. Blue Note 1963.

Gerry Mulligan & Stan Getz, Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi. Verve 1957.

David Murray, Fast Life. DIW 1991.

Mika Mylläri, Heritages. MMQCD 1992.

Mika Mylläri, Les Ponts. MMQCD 1997.

Fats Navarro & Tadd Dameron, The Complete Blue Note and Capitol Recordings. Blue Note 1947-49.

Oliver Nelson, The Blues and the Abstract Blues. Impulse! 1961. *

Oliver Nelson, More Blues and the Abstract Blues. Impulse! 1964.

Red Norvo on Dial, all existing takes, Featuring Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Spotlite 1945. *

Junko Onishi, Baroque. Verve 2010.

Marty Paich Big Band, The Modern Touch. Lone Hill Jazz 2005 (original recording 1959).

Charlie Parker, Complete Savoy Sessions. Definitive Records 1944-48 *

Charlie Parker on Dial, the Complete Sessions. Spotlite 1946-47. *

Charlie Parker with Strings : The Master Takes. Verve 1947-52.

Charlie Parker, Bird and Diz : The Genius of Charlie Parker. Verve 1950. *

Charlie Parker Big Band. Verve 1950-53.

Charlie Parker, Jazz at Massey Hall. Debut 1953.

Art Pepper, The Art of Pepper : The Complete Art Pepper Aladdin Recordings, Vol. 3. Blue Note 1957.

Art Pepper, Four Classic Albums: The Return of Art Pepper; Modern Art; Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section; The Art Pepper Quartet. Avid Entertainment 2008 (original recordings 1956-1957).

Jari Perkiömäki, Shades. Jazzweaver 1996.

Oscar Peterson, Night Train. Verve 1962. *

Oscar Peterson, Great Connection. Remastered, MPS 2005 (original 1971)

Enrico Pieranunzi, FelliniJazz. CamJazz 2003.

Bud Powell, Jazz Giant. Verve 1949-50.

Seldon Powell Sextet featuring Jimmy Cleveland. Roost Records 1956?

Sonny Rollins, Worktime. Prestige 1955. *

Sonny Rollins, Tenor Madness. Prestige 1956.

Sonny Rollins. Four Classic Albums: Sonny Rollins plus 4; Sonny Rollins Volume 1; Sonny Rollins Volume 2; Saxophone Colossus. Avid Entertainment 2008 (original recordings 1956-1957). *

Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus. Prestige 1956. *

Sonny Rollins, Volume One. Blue Note 1956. *

Sonny Rollins, Volume Two. Blue Note 1957. *

Sonny Rollins, Newk's Time. Blue Note 1957. *

Sonny Rollins, The Bridge. RCA Victor 1962.

Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins on Impulse! + There Will Never Be Another You. Impulse! 2011 (original recordings 1965).

Sonny Rollins, There Will Never Be Another You. ABC 1965. *

Sonny Rollins, Alfie. Impulse 1966.

Sonny Rollins, Don't Ask. OJCCD 1979.

Wallace Roney, Crunchin'. Muse 1993.

Antti Sarpila & Severi Pyysalo, New Moods — New Sounds. Blue Note 2001.

Shankar, Song for Everyone. ECM 1984.

Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil. Blue Note 1964.

Wayne Shorter, Adam's Apple. Blue Note 1966.

Horace Silver, Blowin' the Blues Away. Blue Note 1959. *

Horace Silver, Song for My Father. BLue Note 1963-64.

Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J.J. Johnson. Prestige 1949-50. *

Sonny Stitt, New York Jazz. Verve 1956. *

Billy Strayhorn, Lush Life : The Billy Strayhorn Songbook. Verve 1954-1991.

Frank Strozier, Fantastic. Vee Jay Recordings 1959-60. *

Art Tatum, Over the Rainbow. Dreyfus Jazz 1934-49.

Art Tatum & Ben Webster: The Album. Essential Jazz Classics 2007 (original recordings 1953 & 1956).

Lucky Thompson, Lucky Moments. Ocium 1945-54. *

McCoy Tyner, The Real McCoy. Blue Note 1967.

McCoy Tyner, Infinity. Impulse! 1995.

Mal Waldron, The Quest. Fantasy 1961.

Phil Woods, I Remember... DCC Jazz 1978.

Phil Woods, Integrity. Red Record 1984.

Lester Young, The Complete Aladdin Recordings. Blue Note 1942-47.

Lester Young, The Jazz Giants. Verve 1956.

 

Jazz books (1997-2010)

 

Jack Chambers, Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis. With a New Introduction. Da Capo Press 1998.

Scott DeVeaux, The Birth of Bebop: A Social and Musical History. Picador 1999.

Thomas Fitterling, Thelonious Monk: His Life and Music. Berkeley Hills Books 1997.

Gary Giddins, Visions of Jazz: The First Century. Oxford University Press 1998.

Coleridge Goode & Roger Cotterrell, Bass Lines: A Life in Jazz. Northway Publications 2002.

David Hajdu, Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn. Granta Books 1998.

Robin D.G. Kelley, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. JR Books 2010 .

Dan Morgenstern, Living with Jazz. A reader edited by Sheldon Meyer. Pantheon Books 2004.

Peter Pettinger, Bill Evans: How My Heart Sings. Yale Nota Bene 2002.

Lewis Porter, John Coltrane: His Life and Music. The University of Michigan Press 1999.

Brian Priestley, Chasin' the Bird: The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker. Equinox 2005.

Alan Robertson, Joe Harriott: Fire in His Soul. Preface by Gary Crosby. Northway Publications 2003.

Gene Santoro, Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus. Oxford University Press 2000.

Alyn Shipton, Handful of Keys: Conversations with Thirty Jazz Pianists. Equinox 2004.

Richard Williams, The Blue Moment: Miles Davis's Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music. Faber and Faber 2009.

Peter N. Wilson, Sonny Rollins: The Definitive Musical Guide. Berkeley Hills Books 2001.

 

 

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