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MUH 218 - Survey of American Jazz (Tolson)

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Birth of Jazz: Origins
Composer/Performer/Origin Title
Ghana Ake (Work Chant)
Harvest Ceremony Okaikoi
Ashanti Ose Yie (War 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 (W.C. Handy) St. Louis Blues
Bessie Smith Lost Your Head Blues
Billie Holiday Fine and Mellow
Bunk's Brass Band In Gloryland
George Lewis Band When the Saints. . .
Preservation Hall Band Just a Closer Walk. . .
Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag

Early Jazz: Dixieland
Composer/Performer Title  
Jelly Roll Morton Maple Leaf Rag
J.P. Johnson You've Got to Be Modernistic
Art Tatum Tiger Rag
Meade "Lux" Lewis Honky Tonk Train Blues
King Oliver's Creole JB Dippermouth's Blues
ODJB Dixie Jazz Band One Step
ODBJ Livery Stable 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


Swing Era: Big Bands

Composer/Performer Title  
Fletcher Henderson Stampede
Fletcher Henderson Wrappin' it Up
Jimmy Lunceford Lunceford Special
Benny Goodman King Porter Stomp
Paul Whiteman Sweet Sue
Tommy Dorsey I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Chick Webb Harlem Congo
Andy Kirk Mary's Idea


Duke and the Count

Composer/Performer Title  
Duke Ellington East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Duke Ellington Transbluency
Duke Ellington Prelude to a Kiss
Duke Ellington Concerto for Cootie
Duke Ellington Take the "A" Train
Duke Ellington Cottontail
Duke Ellington Jack the Bear
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
Lester Young Lester Leaps In
Benny Goodman Seven Come Eleven
Roy Eldridge After You've Gone
Django Reinhardt Dinah
Billie Holiday All of Me
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
Ella Fitzgerald How High the Moon
Dexter Gordon Dexter Rides Again
Ella Fitzgerald Lemon Drop

Bird, Diz & Monk
Composer/Performer Title  
Parker/Gillespie Groovin' High
Charlie Parker Embraceable You
Dizzy Gillespie Salt Peanuts
Dizzy Gillespie Manteca
Thelonius Monk Misterioso
Thelonious Monk Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious Monk Well You Needn't

"Cool" Jazz & the Fifties
Composer/Performer Title  
Miles Davis Boplicity
Davis/Evans Summertime
Tristano/Konitz/Getz No Figs
Modern Jazz Quartet Django
Stan Getz Desafinado
Dave Brubeck Take 5
Dave Brubeck Blue Rondo A La Turk
Gerry Mulligan Line for Lyons
George Russell Orchestra All About Rosie
Chico Hamilton Jonaleh
Bill Evans Waltz for Debby

Hard Bop
Composer/Performer Title  
Art Blakey Moanin'
Horace Silver Senor Blues
Brown/Roach Pent-up House
The Jazztet Killer Joe
Jimmy Smith Back at the Chicken Shack
Cannonball Adderly Work Song
Getz/Johnson Blues in the Closet
TEST TWO - Miles, "Trane" & Mingus
Composer/Performer Title  
Miles Davis Flemenco Sketches
Miles Davis So What
Miles Davis Footprints
Miles Davis E.S.P.
John Coltrane Giant Steps
John Coltrane Alabama
John Coltrane Impressions
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
John Coltrane My Favorite Things
Charles Mingus Haitian Fight Song
Charles Mingus Better Git It In Your Soul
Charles Mingus Fables of Faubus

Free and Exploratory Jazz
Composer/Performer Title  
Cecil Taylor Enter Evening
Ornette Coleman Free Jazz
Ornette Coleman Civilization Day
Art Ensemble of Chicago Full Force
World Saxophone Quartet Steppin'
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 Bitches Brew
Pat Metheny Third Wind
Michael Brecker Escher Sketch
Smooth Jazz, Pop Jazz
Composer/Performer 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
Fourplay Argentina

Singers, Modern, Latin, and Neo-Traditional Jazz
Composer/Performer Title  
Manhattan Transfer/Bobbie McFerrin. . . .Night in Tunisia
Manhattan Transfer Birdland
New York Voices All Blues
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Cottontail
Sarah Vaughan My Funny Valentine
Cassandra Wilson Caravan
Dianne Reeves I Can't Believe You're in Love with Me
Christian McBride Brother Mister
Terrance Blanchard I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Joshua Redmon Herbs and Roots
Nicholas Payton Cannabis Leaf Rag
Brad Mehldau Dusty McNugget
Wynton Marsalis Caravan
Wynton Marsalis Autumn Leaves
Wynton Marsalis Express Crossing
Steve Coleman Salt Peanuts
Carla Bley Baseball
Paquito D Rivera Miami
Tito Puente Airegin
Irakere Iya
Danilo Perez Suite for the Americas

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