Ted Gioia's "The History of Jazz": Recommended Listenings

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Ted Gioia's "The History of Jazz": Recommended Listenings

Postby JimmyJazz » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:12 am

Sorry for forgetting to post this, Henrik!

From the classic, essential book on jazz "The History of Jazz", specifically the new, 2011 second revised edition, by famous and respected jazz critic Ted Gioia. At the end of the book (highly recommended to any good jazz fanatic), he provides a lengthy list of "recommended listenings", essential recordings and performances in jazz history in his opinion. Here is the list:

Richard Muhal Abrams - "Levels and Degrees of Light"
Richard Muhal Abrams - "The Hearinga Suite"
Cannonball Adderley - "Autumn Leaves"
Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lew Tabackin - "American Ballad"
Henry "Red" Allen - "I Cover the Waterfront"
Darcy James Argue - "Phobos"
Louis Armstrong - "West End Blues"
Louis Armstrong - "Potato Head Blues"
Louis Armstrong - "Struttin' with Some Barbecue
Louis Armstrong - "Weather Bird"
Louis Armstrong - "I Can't Give You Anything but Love"
Louis Armstrong - "Sweethearts on Parade"
Louis Armstrong - "Shine"
Art Ensemble of Chicago - "Tutankhamun"
Art Ensemble of Chicago - "Ja"
Albert Ayler - 'Spirits"
The Bad Plus - "Smells Like Team Spirit"
Chet Baker - "I Fall in Love Too Easily"
Chet Baker - "My Funny Valentine"
Charlie Barnet - "The Moose"
Nik Bartsch - "Modul 35"
Count Basie - "One O'clock Jump"
Count Basie - "Taxi War Dance"
Count Basie - "Dickie's Dream"
Count Basie - "April in Paris"
Count Basie - "Li'l Darlin"
Sidney Bechet - "I Found a New Baby"
Sidney Bechet - "Maple Leaf Rag"
Sidney Bechet - "Summertime"
Sidney Bechet - "Blue Horizon"
Bix Beiderbecke - "Riverboat Shuffle"
Bix Beiderbecke - "I'm Comin' Virginia"
Bix Beiderbecke - "Singin' the Blues"
Bix Beiderbecke - "In a Mist"
Bunny Berigan - "I Can't Get Started"
Chu Berry - "Ghost of a Chance"
Art Blakey - "Moanin"
Art Blakey - "Lester Left Town"
Art Blakey - "How Deep Is the Ocean"
Paul Bley - "Syndrome"
Blood, Sweat and Tears - "God Bless the Child"
Anthony Braxton - "For John Cage"
Anthony Braxton - "Composition 57"
Clifford Brown and Max Roach - "The Blues Walk"
Clifford Brown and Max Roach - "Joy Spring"
Clifford Brown and Max Roach - "Daahoud"
Dave Brubeck - "You Go to My Head"
Dave Brubeck - "Blue Rondo a la Turk"
Dave Brubeck - "Time Out"
Gary Burton - "Crystal Silence"
Don Byron - "I Want to Be Happy"
Uri Caine - "Symphony No. 5, Adagietto"
Cab Calloway - "Minnie the Moocher"
Benny Carter - "When Lights Are Low"
Benny Carter - "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set"
James Carter - "Round Midnight"
Casa Loma Orchestra - "Casa Loma Stomp"
Chocolate Dandies - "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me"
Charlie Christian - "Breakfast Feud"
Charlie Christian - "Solo Flight"
Ornette Coleman - "Lonely Woman"
Ornette Coleman - "Ramblin"
Ornette Coleman - "Embraceable You"
Ornette Coleman - "Free Jazz"
Ornette Coleman - "Theme from a Symphony (Variation 1)"
John Coltrane - "Giant Steps"
John Coltrane - "My Favorite Things"
John Coltrane - "In a Sentimental Mood"
John Coltrane - "My One and Only Love"
John Coltrane - "Acknowledgement"
John Coltrane - "Ascension"
Chick Corea - "Steps - What Was"
Chick Corea - "Spain"
Bob Crosby - "South Rampart Street Parade"
Miles Davis - "Boplicity"
Miles Davis - "Round Midnight"
Miles Davis - "Blues for Pablo"
Miles Davis - "All Blues"
Miles Davis - "So What"
Miles Davis - "Footprints"
Miles Davis - "Spanish Key"
Eric Dolphy - "Fire Waltz"
Eric Dolphy - "The Prophet"
Eric Dolphy - "Out to Lunch"
Tommy Dorsey - "Song of India"
Tommy Dorsey - "Opus #1"
Roy Eldridge - "Heckler's Hop"
Roy Eldridge - "After You've Gone"
Duke Ellington – “East St. Louis Toodle-oo”
Duke Ellington – “Black and Tan Fantasy”
Duke Ellington – “Braggin’ in Brass”
Duke Ellington – “Ko-Ko”
Duke Ellington – “Cotton Trail”
Duke Ellington – “Harlem Air Shaft”
Duke Ellington – “Sepia Panorama”
Duke Ellington – “Black, Brown and Beige”
Duke Ellington – “The Clothed Woman”
Duke Ellington – “Mood Indigo”
Duke Ellington – “The Harlem Suite”
Duke Ellington – “The Star-Crossed Lovers”
James Reese Europe – “Memphis Blues”
Bill Evans – “My Man’s Gone Now”
Bill Evans – “Gloria’s Step”
Bill Evans – “My Foolish Heart”
Bill Evans – “Solo-in Memory of his Father”
Bill Evans – “Never Let Me Go”
Ella Fitzgerald – “Sing Me a Swing Song”
Ella Fitzgerald – “Lady Be Good”
Ella Fitzgerald – “I Won’t Dance”
Bill Frisell – “Billy the Kid”
Bill Frisell – “Disfarmer Theme”
Jan Garbarek – “Folk Song”
Erroll Garner – “I’ll Remember April”
Kenny Garrett – “Sing a Song of Song”
Stan Getz – “I’m Late, I’m Late”
Stan Getz – “Girl from Ipanema”
Stan Getz – “The Peacocks”
Dizzy Gillespie – “Salt Peanuts”
Dizzy Gillespie – “Hot House”
Dizzy Gillespie – “Anthropology”
Dizzy Gillespie – “Dizzy Atmosphere”
Dizzy Gillespie – “Manteca”
Dizzy Gillespie – “A Night in Tunisia”
Benny Goodman – “King Porter Stomp”
Benny Goodman – “Sometimes I’m Happy”
Benny Goodman – “After You’ve Gone”
Benny Goodman – “Body and Soul”
Benny Goodman – “Avalon”
Benny Goodman – “Sing, Sing, Sing”
Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray – “The Chase”
Lionel Hampton – “Flyin’ Home”
Herbie Hancock – “Cantaloupe Island”
Herbie Hancock – “Maiden Voyage”
Herbie Hancock – “Chameleon”
Coleman Hawkins – “One Hour”
Coleman Hawkins – “Body and Soul”
Coleman Hawkins – “The Man I Love”
Coleman Hawkins – “Picasso”
Fletcher Henderson – “The Stampede”
Fletcher Henderson – “Whiteman Stomp”
Fletcher Henderson – “Hop Off”
Fletcher Henderson – “Queer Notions”
Joe Henderson – “Inner Urge”
Joe Henderson – “Beatrice”
Woody Herman – “Blue Flame”
Woody Herman – “Apple Honey”
Woody Herman – “Four Brothers”
Andrew Hill - “Refuge”
Earl Hines – “A Monday Date”
Earl Hines – “Cavernism”
Billie Holiday – “Mean to Me”
Billie Holiday – “He’s Funny That Way”
Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit”
Billie Holiday – “All of Me”
Billie Holiday – “Lover Man”
Dave Holland – “Four Winds”
Freddie Hubbard – “Birdlike”
Freddie Hubbard – “Red Clay”
Ahmad Jamal – “Poinciana”
Joseph Jarman – “Song For”
Keith Jarrett – “In Front”
Keith Jarrett – “Bremen”
Keith Jarrett – “The Journey Home”
Keith Jarrett – “The Song Is You”
Jazztet – “Killer Joe”
James P. Johnson – “Carolina Shout”
J. J. Johnson – “Turnpike”
Robert Johnson – “Hellhound on My Trail”
Robert Johnson – “Love in Vain”
Norah Jones – “Don’t Know Why”
Thad Jones and Mel Lewis – “St. Louis Blues”
Scott Joplin – “The Maple Leaf Rag”
Stan Kenton – “Artistry in Rhythm”
Stan Kenton – “City of Glass”
Stan Kenton – “Recuerdos”
Andy Kirk – “Walkin’ and Swingin”
Rahsaan Roland Kirk – “Bright Moments”
Lee Konitz – “Subconscious-Lee”
Diana Krall – “S Wonderful”
Meade Lux Lewis – “Honky Tonk Train Blues”
Joe Lovano – “Fort Worth”
Joe Lovano – “Rush Hour on 23rd Street”
Jimmie Lunceford – “White Heat”
Jimmie Lunceford – “Organ Grinder’s Swing”
Jimmie Lunceford – “For Dancers Only”
Rudresh Mahanthappa – “Ganesha”
Mahavishnu Orchestra – “The Noonward Race”
Branford Marsalis – “Just One of Those Things”
Wynton Marsalis – “A Foggy Day”
Wynton Marsalis – “Knozz-Moe-King”
Wynton Marsalis – “The Majesty of the Blues”
Wynton Marsalis – “Blood on the Fields”
Bobby McFerrin – “Peace”
McKenzie and Condon’s Chicagoans – “China Boy”
McKenzie and Condon’s Chicagoans – “Nobody’s Sweetheart”
Jackie McLean – “Melody for Melonae”
Brad Mehldau – “Exit Music (for a Film)”
Brad Mehldau – “All the Things You Are”
Pat Metheny – “Song X”
Pat Metheny – “So May It Secretly Begin”
Glenn Miller – “Moonlight Serenade”
Charles Mingus – “Haitian Fight Song”
Charles Mingus – “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”
Charles Mingus – “What Love”
Charles Mingus – “Original Faubus Fables”
Charles Mingus – “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady”
Modern Jazz Quartet – “Django”
Modern Jazz Quartet – “Concorde”
Miff Mole – “Shim-me-sha-wabble”
Thelonious Monk – “Misterioso”
Thelonious Monk – “Brilliant Corners”
Thelonious Monk – “I Should Care”
Thelonious Monk – “Round Midnight”
Thelonious Monk – “Well, You Needn’t”
Wes Montgomery – “Besame Mucho”
Wes Montgomery – “If You Could See Me Now”
Jason Moran – “Out Front”
Jason Moran – “Blue Blocks”
Lee Morgan – “The Sidewinder”
Jelly Roll Morton – “Sidewalk Blues”
Jelly Roll Morton – “Dead Man Blues”
Jelly Roll Morton – “Grandpa’s Spells”
Jelly Roll Morton – “The Crave”
Bennie Moten – “Moten Swing”
Bennie Moten – “Prince of Wails”
Gerry Mulligan – “Bernie’s Tune”
Gerry Mulligan – “Line for Lyons”
David Murray – “Flowers for Albert”
David Murray – “Murray’s Steps”
Fats Navarro – “Wail”
Oliver Nelson – “Stolen Moments”
New Orleans Rhythm Kings – “Weary Blues”
Herbie Nichols – “The Third World”
Jimmie Noone – “Four or Five Times”
Red Norvo – “Dance of the Octopus”
Oliver King – “Froggie Moore”
Oliver King – “Dipper Mouth Blues”
Oliver King – “Tears”
Original Dixieland Jazz Band – “Livery Stable Blues”
Oregon – “Icarus”
Charlie Parker – “Ko Ko”
Charlie Parker – “A Night in Tunisia”
Charlie Parker – “Relaxin’ at Camarillo”
Charlie Parker – “Embraceable You”
Charlie Parker – “Parker’s Mood”
Charlie Parker – “Just Friends”
Charlie Parker – “Salt Peanuts”
Joe Pass – “Cherokee”
Charley Patton – “Pony Blues”
Art Pepper – “Patricia”
Oscar Peterson – “Blues Etude”
Bud Powell – “Dance for the Infidels”
Bud Powell – “Tea for Two’
Bud Powell – “Un Poco Loco”
Ma Rainey – “See See Ride Blues”
Joshua Redman – “Jig-a-Jug”
Django Reinhardt – “Minor Swing”
Django Reinhardt – “Nuages”
Sonny Rollins – “Tenor Madness”
Sonny Rollins – “Blue 7”
Sonny Rollins – “The Freedom Suite”
Pee Wee Russell – “Basin Street Blues”
Maria Schneider – “Evanescence”
Maria Schneider – “Cerulean Skies”
Artie Shaw – “Begin the Beguine”
Artie Shaw – “Stardust”
Woody Shaw – “Rosewood”
Matthew Shipp – “Space Shipp”
Matthew Shipp – “Galaxy 105”
Wayne Shorter – “Infant Eyes”
Wayne Shorter – “Ponta de Areia”
Horace Silver – “The Preacher”
Horace Silver – “Song for My Father”
Horace Silver – “Nutville”
Bessie Smith – “St. Louis Blues”
Bessie Smith – “Empty Bed Blues”
Jimmy Smith – “The Sermon”
Muggsy Spanier – “Big Butter and Egg Man”
Sun Ra – “A Call for All Demons”
Esbjorn Svensson – “Dating”
Art Tatum – “Humoresque”
Art Tatum – “Sweet Georgia Brown”
Art Tatum – “I Know That You Know”
Art Tatum – “Willow Weep for Me”
Cecil Taylor – “Cell Walk for Celeste”
Cecil Taylor – “Enter Evening”
Cecil Taylor – “Abyss”
Jack Teagarden – “I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues”
Jack Teagarden – “Knockin’ a Jug”
Ralph Towner – “Spirit Lake”
Lennie Tristano – “I Can’t Get Started”
Lennie Tristano – “Line Up”
Lennie Tristano – “C Minor Complex”
Sarah Vaughan – “Shulie a Bop”
Sarah Vaughan – “Lullaby of Birdland”
Joe Venuti – “Stringin’ the Blues”
Fats Waller – “African Ripples”
Fats Waller – “Viper’s Drag”
Fats Waller – “The Joint is Jumpin’”
Weather Report – “Birdland”
Ben Webster – “My Ideal”
Paul Whiteman – “Changes”
Mary Lou Williams – “Night Life”
Mary Lou Williams – “The Zodiac Suite”
Cassandra Wilson – “I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face”
Teddy Wilson – “Don’t Blame Me”
Phil Woods – “Get Happy”
World Saxophone Quartet – “Steppin’”
Lester Young – “Oh, Lady Be Good”
Lester Young – “Lester Leaps In”
Lester Young – “I Got Rhythm”
Lester Young – “After Theater Jump”
Frank Zappa – “Peaches en Regalia”
Denny Zeitlin – “Blue Phoenix”
Miguel Zenon – “Camaron”
John Zorn – “The Sicilian Clan”

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Re: Ted Gioia's "The History of Jazz": Recommended Listening

Postby Henrik » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:36 am

Exactly what the AM songs list needed! Thanks JimmyJazz!
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