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Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Maple Leaf Rag
    2. In Gloryland
    3. Livery Stable Blues
    4. Dipper Mouth Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
    5. Stampede, The
    6. Black Bottom Stomp
    7. Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)
    8. Back Water Blues - James P. Johnson/Bessie Smith
    9. Black and Tan Fantasy
    10. From Monday On - Bix Beiderbecke
    11. West End Blues
    12. Weather Bird - Louis Armstrong/Earl Hines
    13. That's a Serious Thing - Eddie Condon
    14. Handful of Riffs - Eddie Lang/Lonnie Johnson
    15. You've Got to be Modernistic
    16. Moten Swing
    17. Everybody Loves My Baby
    18. Maple Leaf Rag
    19. Dinah
    20. Swing That Music
    21. Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade "Lux" Lewis
    22. Mean to Me - Billie Holiday
    23. For Dancers Only
    24. One O'Clock Jump
    25. Harlem Congo
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Minor Swing
    2. Mary's Idea - Mary Lou Williams
    3. When Lights are Low
    4. Body and Soul
    5. Honeysuckle Rose
    6. Tiger Rag
    7. Ko-Ko - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
    8. Hard Times (Topsy Turvy)
    9. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me - The Chocolate Dandies
    10. Stardust
    11. Let Me Off Uptown
    12. Shaw 'Nuff - Dizzy Gillespie
    13. Manteca
    14. Virgo from the Zodiac Suite
    15. Dexter Rides Again
    16. I Want to be Happy - Buddy Rich Trio/Lester Young-Buddy Rich Trio/Lester Young
    17. Indiana
    18. Embraceable You
    19. Four Brothers
    20. Misterioso
    21. Lady Bird
    22. Tanga
    23. September in the Rain
    24. Wow - Lennie Tristano Sextet
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Boplicity
    2. Golden Bullet, The
    3. Popo
    4. Walkin' Shoes - Chet Baker/Gerry Mulligan Quartet
    5. 23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West
    6. Daahoud - Max Roach Quintet
    7. Django
    8. Preacher, The - The Jazz Messengers
    9. I'll Remember April
    10. Jonaleh
    11. Tricrotism - Lucky Thompson Trio/Lucky Thompson
    12. St. Thomas
    13. Call for All Demons
    14. When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Nat King Cole & His Trio
    15. Stompin' at the Savoy - Louis Armstrong
    16. Blues in the Closet - Stan Getz
    17. Ol' Man River
    18. Summertime
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Moanin' - The Jazz Messengers/Art Blakey
    2. Meet B. B.
    3. So What
    4. Giant Steps
    5. Better Git It in Your Soul
    6. Blue Rondo la Turk
    7. Ramblin'
    8. Work Song
    9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
    10. My Favorite Things, Part 1 [Single Version]
    11. Waltz for Debby
    12. 'Round Midnight
    13. Cotton Tail - Ella Fitzgerald/Duke Ellington Orchestra
    0. DISC 5:
    1. One by One
    2. Girl from Ipanema, The - Astrud Gilberto
    3. Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgement, A
    4. E.S.P.
    5. Haig & Haig - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet
    6. King of the Road - Wes Montgomery
    7. Isfahan
    8. New National Anthem, The
    9. Matrix - Chick Corea
    10. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
    11. Celestial Terrestrial Commuters
    12. Watermelon Man
    13. Long Yellow Road - Toshiko Akiyoshi
    14. Jitney No
    15. Bright Size Life
    0. DISC 6:
    1. Maple Leaf Rag - Anthony Braxton
    2. Birdland
    3. My Song
    4. Iya
    5. Bush Magic
    6. Steppin'
    7. Glide Was in the Ride, The - Steve Coleman Group
    8. Manenberg (Revisited)
    9. Nothing Personal
    10. Airegin
    11. Down the Avenue
    12. Ting Ning
    13. Kilayim
    14. Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho
    15. Neutralisme - Johnny Griffin/Martial Solal
    16. Suspended Night Variation VIII
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SFW CD 40820

  • Credits
    ProducerDaniel E. Sheehy; John Edward Hasse; Richard James Burgess
    Engineer

    Liner Note Authors: George E. Lewis; Digby Fairweather; Ed Berger; Jose Bowen; Jeffrey Taylor; Bruce Boyd Raeburn; Willard Jenkins; Terry Teachout; John Szwed; John McDonough ; Gene Lees; Gunther Schuller; Larry Appelbaum; Doctor Tammy C. Kernodle; Robin D.G. Kelley; Robert O'Meally; Lewis Porter; John Edward Hasse ; James Dapogny; Steven Loza; Michael Dregni; Jeffrey Magee; Loren Schoenberg; Michael Zilber; Anthony Brown ; Richard James Burgess; Ted Gioia; Will Friedwald; Rob Bamberger; David Baker ; Alyn Shipton.
    Recording information: Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany (01/04/1956); Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Birdland, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Boulogne-Billancourt, France (01/04/1956); Camden, NJ (01/04/1956); Carmel, CA (01/04/1956); CBS Studios, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Chicago, IL (01/04/1956); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Columbia Studio B, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA (01/04/1956); Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Englewood Cliffs, NJ (01/04/1956); Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, CA (01/04/1956); Hackensack, NJ (01/04/1956); Havana, Cuba (01/04/1956); Hollywood, CA (01/04/1956); Jazz Festival, Zurich, Switzerland (01/04/1956); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Los Angeles, CA (01/04/1956); Ludwigsburg, Germany (01/04/1956); Mobius Music, San Francisco, CA (01/04/1956); New Orleans, LA (01/04/1956); New York, NY (01/04/1956); Opera House, Chicago, IL (01/04/1956); Oslo, Norway (01/04/1956); Paris, France (01/04/1956); RCA Studio A, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Richmond, IN (01/04/1956); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (01/04/1956); Rudy VanGelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (01/04/1956); San Francisco, CA (01/04/1956); The Jazz Scene, Los Angeles, CA (01/04/1956); The Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland (01/04/1956); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Town Hall, New York, NY (01/04/1956); Trident Studios, London, England (01/04/1956); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (01/04/1956); Woodstock, NY (01/04/1956); Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany (01/10/1947); Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Birdland, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Boulogne-Billancourt, France (01/10/1947); Camden, NJ (01/10/1947); Carmel, CA (01/10/1947); CBS Studios, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Chicago, IL (01/10/1947); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Columbia Studio B, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA (01/10/1947); Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Englewood Cliffs, NJ (01/10/1947); Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, CA (01/10/1947); Hackensack, NJ (01/10/1947); Havana, Cuba (01/10/1947); Hollywood, CA (01/10/1947); Jazz Festival, Zurich, Switzerland (01/10/1947); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Los Angeles, CA (01/10/1947); Ludwigsburg, Germany (01/10/1947); Mobius Music, San Francisco, CA (01/10/1947); New Orleans, LA (01/10/1947); New York, NY (01/10/1947); Opera House, Chicago, IL (01/10/1947); Oslo, Norway (01/10/1947); Paris, France (01/10/1947); RCA Studio A, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Richmond, IN (01/10/1947); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (01/10/1947); Rudy VanGelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (01/10/1947); San Francisco, CA (01/10/1947); The Jazz Scene, Los Angeles, CA (01/10/1947); The Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland (01/10/1947); The Village Vanguard, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Town Hall, New York, NY (01/10/1947); Trident Studios, London, England (01/10/1947); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (01/10/1947); Woodstock, NY (01/10/1947); Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany (01/20/1965); Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, NY (01/20/1965); Birdland, New York, NY (01/20/1965); Boulogne-Billancourt, France (01/20/1965); Camden, NJ (01/20/1965); Carmel, CA (01/20/1965); CBS Studios, New York, NY (01/20/1965); Chicago, IL (01/20/1965); Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (01/20/1965); Columbia Studio B, New York, NY (01/20/1965); Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA (01/20/1965); Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY (01/20/1965); Englewood Cliffs, NJ (01/20/1965); Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, CA (01/20/1965); Hackensack, NJ (01/20/1965); Havana, Cuba (01/20/1965); Hollywood, CA (01/20/1965); Jazz Festival, Zurich, Switzerland (01/20/1965); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (01/20/1965); Los Angeles, CA (01/20/1965); Ludwigsburg, Germany (01/20/1965).
    Introduction bys: John Edward Hasse ; Bob Blumenthal.
    Photographers: Danny Barker ; Richard Laird; Duncan P. Schiedt; Andy Freeberg; Paul J. Hoeffler; Joe Alper; Jan Persson; Lee Tanner; Ray Avery; Jack Vartoogian; Jimmy Katz; Popsie Randolph; Daryll Pitt; Guy Fonck.
    This lavish 111-track, six-CD box set attempts the impossible -- to tell the whole story of jazz. Essentially an updated version of 1987's out of print The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, this expanded anthology is wonderfully diverse in the story it tells, with tracks from jazz artists across the stylistic board, from Stan Kenton to Sun Ra, Bill Evans to Chick Corea, Louis Armstrong to Cecil Taylor, with stops everywhere in between, and any conceivable branch of the genre is represented by at least one selection. That's the good news. The bad news is that whole phases of jazz's complicated history are treated like three-minute whistle stops so that the train can stay on schedule and on track. That said, it's an impressive survey, and wonderfully assembled and annotated. ~ Steve Leggett

  • Critic Reviews
    Billboard (p.28) - "[T]he six-CD, 111-song set provides a dissection of mostly great works with technical, historical and musical details."
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The collection] chronologically delineates the evolution of the genre, encompassing all its significant watershed moments and including its most potent and pivotal pieces."
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