MUH 218 - Survey of American Jazz (Tolson)

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Elements of Jazz

Composer/Performer/Origin Title
Jobim / Getz Girl From Ipanema
Duke Ellington Orchestra Take the A Train
Miles Davis w/ Gil Evans Orchestra Summertime
Sidney Bechet Summertime
Billie Holiday Summertime
Billie Holiday All of Me
Bessie Smith Lost Your Head Blues
Thelonious Monk Straight, No Chaser

Origins: The Euro-Afro-American Equation: Birth of Jazz

Composer/Performer/Origin Title
Yoruba Ake (Work Chant)
Yoruba Oba Oba (Homage to King)

Precursors of Jazz: Blues, Ragtime, and New Orleans Brass Bands

Composer/Performer/Origin Title
Leadbelly Backwater Blues
Robert Johnson Cross Road Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson Black Snake Moan
Bessie Smith Lost Your Head Blues
Bessie Smith (W.C. Handy) St. Louis Blues
Bunk's Brass Band In Gloryland
Preservation Hall Band Just a Closer Walk. . .
Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag

Early Jazz: Dixieland, Stride, Boogie Woogie: The Jazz Age

Composer/Performer Title  
Morton's Red Hot Peppers Black Bottom Stomp
ODBJ Livery Stable Blues
King Oliver's Creole JB Dippermouth's Blues
Louis Armstrong Potato Head Blues
Louis Armstrong Hotter Than That
Sidney Bechet Blue Horizon
Beiderbeck/Trumbauer Singing the Blues
McKenzie/Condon Nobody's Sweetheart
Jelly Roll Morton Maple Leaf Rag
J.P. Johnson You've Got to be Modernistic
Fats Waller Handful of Keys
Art Tatum Tiger Rag
Meade "Lux" Lewis Honky Tonk Train Blues

Swing Era: Big Bands

Composer/Performer Title  
Fletcher Henderson Stampede
Fletcher Henderson Wrappin' it Up
Paul Whiteman Sweet Sue
Jimmy Lunceford Lunceford Special
Benny Goodman King Porter Stomp
Benny Goodman Honeysuckle Rose
Chick Webb Harlem Congo
Andy Kirk Walkin' and Swingin'

Duke and the Count

Composer/Performer Title  
Duke Ellington East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Duke Ellington Transbluency
Duke Ellington Ko-Ko
Washingtonians (Ellington) Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington Concerto for Cootie
Duke Ellington Cottontail
Count Basie Doggin' Around
Count Basie One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie Jumpin' at the Woodside

Swing Era: Small Bands, Soloists & Singers

Composer/Performer Title  
Coleman Hawkins Body & Soul
Benny Goodman Body and Soul
Lester Young Lester Leaps In
Duke Ellington Feat, Johnny Hodges Prelude to a Kiss
Benny Goodman Seven Come Eleven
Roy Eldridge After You've Gone
Django Reinhardt Dinah
Billie Holiday Fine and Mellow
Joe Williams Every Day I Have the Blues

The Revolution: Bebop

Composer/Performer Title  
Don Byas/Slam Stewart I Got Rhythm
Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker Shaw Nuff
Charlie Parker Koko
Bud Powell A Night in Tunisia
Tadd Dameron / Fats Navarro Ladybird
Dexter Gordon Dexter Digs In
Ella Fitzgerald Lemon Drop

Bird, Diz & Monk

Composer/Performer Title  
Parker/Gillespie Groovin' High
Charlie Parker Embraceable You
Charlie Parker Ornithology
Charlie Parker Now's the Time
Dizzy Gillespie Salt Peanuts
Thelonius Monk Misterioso
Thelonious Monk Straight, No Chaser

"Cool" Jazz & the Fifties

Composer/Performer Title  
Miles Davis Boplicity
Modern Jazz Quartet Django
Stan Getz Desafinado
Dave Brubeck Take 5
Dave Brubeck Blue Rondo A La Turk
Gerry Mulligan Line for Lyons
Woody Herman Band Four Brothers
George Russell Orchestra All About Rosie
Chico Hamilton Jonaleh
Bill Evans Waltz for Debby

Mainstream Jazz - Hard Bop

Composer/Performer Title  
Art Blakey Moanin'
Horace Silver The Preacher
Brown/Roach Pent-up House
The Jazztet Killer Joe
Jimmy Smith Back at the Chicken Shack
Cannonball Adderly Work Song

 Miles, "Trane" & Mingus

Composer/Performer Title  
Miles Davis w/ Gil Evans Orchestra Summertime
Miles Davis Walkin'
Miles Davis So What
Miles Davis Footprints
Charles Mingus Better Git It In Your Soul
Charles Mingus Fables of Faubus
John Coltrane Giant Steps
John Coltrane Alabama
John Coltrane Impressions
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
John Coltrane My Favorite Things

Free and Exploratory Jazz

Composer/Performer Title  
Cecil Taylor Enter Evening
Ornette Coleman Free Jazz
Ornette Coleman Ramblin'
Art Ensemble of Chicago Bush Magic
World Saxophone Quartet Steppin'
Albert Ayler Ghosts: First Variation
Sun Ra Call for All Demons

Jazz Rock Fusion

Composer/Performer Title  
Herbie Hancock Watermelon Man
Weather Report Birdland
Chick Corea Light As A Feather
Herbie Hancock Chameleon
Miles Davis Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
Pat Metheny Bright Size Life
Michael Brecker Escher Sketch

Neo-Traditional Jazz: Jazz Forward

Composer/Performer Title  
Manhattan Transfer/ Bobby McFerrin Another Night in Tunisia
Wynton Marsalis Caravan
Wynton Marsalis Down the Avenue
Wynton Marsalis Autumn Leaves
Wynton Marsalis Express Crossing
Steve Coleman Salt Peanuts
Carla Bley Baseball
Steve Coleman The Glide Was in the Ride

Latin Jazz

Composer/Performer/Origin Title
Paquito D Rivera Miami
Tito Puente Airegin
Irakere Iya
Dizzy Gillespie Manteca
Thelonious Monk Straight, No Chaser
Smooth Jazz, Pop Jazz
Composer/Performer/Origin Title
Grover Washington Mister Magic
George Benson Breezin'
Grover Washington Summer Nights
Dave Gruisin Mountain Dance
Spyro Gyra Morning Dance
David Sanborn Chicago Song
Gerald Albright 4 on the Floor

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