MUH/PAS 218-01 - Survey of American Jazz (Tolson)

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Origins: The Euro-Afro-American Equation
Composer/Performer/Origin Title
Ashanti Ose Yie (War Chant)
Yoruba Oba Oba (Homage to King)

Precursors of Jazz: Blues, & Ragtime
Composer/Performer Title  
Leadbelly Dekalb Blues (Ain't Gonna Drink No More)
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
George Lewis When the Saints. . .
Preservation Hall Band Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Earl Fuller Rector Novelty Orchestra Pork and Beans
Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Bunk's Brass band In Gloryland

Early Jazz: Dixieland, Stride & Boogie Woogie 
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
Jelly Roll Morton Black Bottom Stomp
ODJB Dixie Jazz Band One Step
Louis Armstrong Potato Head Blues
Louis Armstrong Struttin' With Some Barbeque
Louis Armstrong Hotter Than That
Sidney Bechet Blue Horizon
Beiderbecke/Trumbauer Singing the Blues

Swing Era: Big Bands

Composer/Performer Title  
Fletcher Henderson Stampede
Fletcher Henderson Wrappin' it Up
Benny Goodman King Porter Stomp
Paul Whiteman Sweet Sue
Benny Moten Moten Swing
Chick Webb Harlem Congo
Count Basie One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie Doggin' Around
Count Basie Jumpin' at the Woodside
Duke Ellington East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Duke Ellington Take the A Train
Duke Ellington Transbluency
Duke Ellington Concerto for Cootie
Duke Ellington Cottontail

Swing Era: Small Bands, Soloists & Singers
Composer/Performer Title  
Benny Goodman Body & Soul
Coleman Hawkins Body & Soul
Lester Young Lester Leaps in
Reinhardt/Grappelli Dinah
Billie Holiday All of Me
Benny Goodman Good Enough to Keep
Duke Ellington Prelude to a Kiss
Roy Eldridge I Can't Believe You're in Love
Joe Williams Every Day I Have the Blues
Sarah Vaughn Body and Soul

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 Ladybird
Dexter Gordon Dexter Digs In
Ella Fitzgerald How High the Moon
Ella Fitzgerald Lemonhead

Bird, Diz & Monk
Composer/Performer Title  
Parker/Gillespie Groovin' High
Charlie Parker Embraceable You
Charlie Parker Anthropology
Dizzy Gillespie Salt Peanuts
Dizzy Gillespie Manteca
Thelonius Monk Misterioso
Thelonius Monk Bright Mississippi
Thelonius Monk Straight, No Chaser

"Cool" Jazz & the Fifties
Composer/Performer Title  
Miles Davis Boplicity
Miles Davis/Gil 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
Shoty Rogers Popo

Hard Bop
Composer/Performer Title  
Brown/Roach Pent-up House
The Jazztet Killer Joe
Sonny Rollins Blue 7
Wes Montgomery West Coast Blues
Jimmy Smith Back at the Chicken Shack
Cannonball Adderly Work Song
Art Blakey Moanin'
Horace Silver Senor Blues

Miles, "Trane" & Mingus
Composer/Performer Title  
Miles Davis Flemenco Sketches
Miles Davis Footprints
Miles Davis So What
John Coltrane Giant Steps
John Coltrane Alabama
John Coltrane Impressions
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
John Coltrane My Favorite Things
Charles Migus Fables of Faubus
Charles Mingus Better Git It In Your Soul
Charles Mingus Boogie Stop Shuffle

Avant Garde/Free Jazz
Composer/Performer Title  
Cecil Taylor Enter Evening
Ornette Coleman Free Jazz
Art Ensemble of Chicago Full Force
World Saxophone Quartet Steppin'

Jazz Rock Fusion
Composer/Performer Title  
Weather Report Birdland
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Pat Metheny Third Wind
Chick Corea Light As A Feather
Michael Brecker Escher Sketch
Herbie Hancock Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock Chameleon

Neo-Traditional Jazz
Composer/Performer Title  
Manhattan Transfer/Bobbie McFerrin. . . .Night in Tunisia
Wynton Marsalis Caravan
Wynton Marsalis Autumn Leaves
Wynton Marsalis Express Crossing
Steve Coleman Salt Peanuts
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Cottontail

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

Latin Jazz
Composer/Performer Title  
Paquito D'Rivera Miami
Tito Puente Airegin
Machito Tanga
Irakere Iya

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