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Boxset / Compilation · 1973

Tracklist

A1 –Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag 3:16
A2 –Jelly Roll Morton Maple Leaf Rag 2:37
A3–Robert Johnson Hellhound On My Trail 2:39
A4 –Bessie Smith St. Louis Blues 3:12
A5 –Bessie Smith Lost Your Head Blues 2:57
A6 –King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Dippermouth Blues 2:23
A7 –Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers 2:55
A8 –Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers Dead Man Blues 3:00
B1 –Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers Black Bottom Stomp 3:14
B2 –Red Onion Jazz Babies, The Cake Walking Babies (From Home) 3:28
B3 –Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note 4:26
B4 –James P. Johnson Carolina Shout 2:47
B5 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five 3:04
B6 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven 1:05
B7 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven Potato Head Blues (Excerpt) 1:14
B8 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five Hotter Than That 3:02
B9 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five West End Blues 3:17
C1 –Louis Armstrong And Earl Hines Weather Bird 2:46
C2 –Louis Armstrong And His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Sweethearts On Parade 3:15
C3 –Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues 2:59
C4 –Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra Riverboat Shuffle 3:15
C5 –Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra Singin' The Blues 3:03
C6 –Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra The Stampede 3:18
C7 –Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Wrappin' It Up 2:48
C8 –Benny Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Moten Swing Washington 3:26
D1 –Fats Waller I Ain't Got Nobody 3:09
D2 –Meade "Lux" Lewis Honky Tonk Train 3:01
D3 –Benny Goodman Trio Body And Soul 3:30
D4 –Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra Body And Soul 3:03
D5 –Coleman Hawkins Quartet The Man I Love 5:10
D6 –Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra 2:41
D7 –Billie Holiday And Eddie Heywood And His Orchestra All Of Me 2:59
D8 –Ella Fitzgerald You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To 2:56
E1 –Art Tatum Willow Weep For Me 2:58
E2 –Art Tatum Too Marvelous For Words 2:25
E3 –Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra Lunceford Special 2:51
E4 –Gene Krupa And His Orchestra Rockin' Chair 3:02
E5 –Roy Eldridge And Benny Carter I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (Excerpt) 3:03
E6 –Lionel Hampton When Lights Are Low 2:15
E7 –Count Basie And His Orchestra Doggin' Around 2:57
E8 –Count Basie Taxi War Dance 2:55
F1 –Count Basie's Kansas City Seven Lester Leaps In 3:14
F2 –Benny Goodman Sextet I Found A New Baby 2:57
F3 –Benny Goodman Sextet : Charlie Christian Blues Sequence (From Breakfast Feud) 2:24
F4 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra East St. Louis Toodle-Oo 3:38
F5 –Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra New East St. Louis Toodle-Oo 3:04
F6 –Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra Creole Rhapsody 6:00
F7 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Harlem Air Shaft 3:00
F8 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Concerto For Cootie 3:22
G1 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra In A Mellotone 3:19
G2 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Ko-Ko 2:42
G3 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Blue Serge 3:22
G4 –Don Byas I Got Rhythm 5:07
G5 –Dizzy Gillespie Sextet I Can't Get Started 3:08
G6 –Dizzy Gillespie's All Star Quintet Shaw 'Nuff 2:57
G7 –Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers KoKo 2:57
G8 –Charlie Parker Embraceable You 2:14
G9 –Charlie Parker Embraceable You (Alternate Version) 2:01
H1 –Charlie Parker Quintet Klacktoveedsedsteen 3:02
H2 –Charlie Parker Sextet Little Benny
3:30
H3 –Charlie Parker's All Stars Parker's Mood 3:01
H4 –Erroll Garner Fantasy On "Frankie And Johnny" 2:55
H5 –Bud Powell Trio Somebody Loves Me 2:48
H6 –Sarah Vaughan Dancing In The Dark 2:37
H7 –Sarah Vaughan Ain't No Use 3:55
H8 –Lennie Tristano Crosscurrent 2:52
I1 –Miles Davis And His Orchestra Boplicity 3:03
I2 –Tadd Dameron's Sextet Lady Bird 2:54
I3 –Dexter Gordon Quartet Bikini 3:33
I4 –Thelonious Monk Quartet Misterioso 3:22
I5 –Thelonious Monk Quintet Criss Cross 3:00
I6 –Thelonious Monk Evidence 2:35
I7 –Thelonious Monk Quintet Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 4:33
I8 –Thelonious Monk I Should Care 3:16
J1 –Thelonious Monk Blues 2:54
J2 –Miles Davis With Gil Evans' Orchestra Summertime 3:22
J3 –Sonny Rollins Quartet Blue 7 11:23
J4 –Modern Jazz Quartet, The Django 5:34
J5 –Charles Mingus And His Orchestra Hora Decubitus 4:44
K1 –Sonny Rollins Plus Four Pent-Up House (Excerpt) 7:32
K2 –Cecil Taylor Enter Evening 11:05
K3 –Miles Davis Sextet So What 9:11
L1 –Ornette Coleman Lonely Woman 5:03
L2 –Ornette Coleman Congeniality 6:45
L3 –Ornette Coleman Free Jazz (Excerpt) 10:14
L4 –John Coltrane Alabama 5:07


CD version track list:
Volume 1
1-1 –Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag 3:19
1-2 –Jelly Roll Morton Maple Leaf Rag 2:40
1-3 –Bessie Smith St. Louis Blues 3:05
1-4 –Bessie Smith Lost Your Head Blues 2:54
1-5 –King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Dippermouth Blues 2:32
1-6 –Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers Black Bottom Stomp 3:09
1-7 –Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers Dead Man Blues 2:54
1-8 –Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers Grandpa's Spells 2:52
1-9 –Jelly Roll Morton King Porter Stomp 2:52
1-10 –Red Onion Jazz Babies Cake Walking Babies From Home 3:05
1-11 –Sidney Bechet And His Blue Note Jazz Men Blue Horizon 4:19
1-12 –James P. Johnson Carolina Shout 2:39
1-13 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five Big Butter And Egg Man From The West 2:57
1-14 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Seven Potato Head Blues 2:58
1-15 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five Struttin' With Some Barbecue 2:59
1-16 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five Hotter Than That 2:59
1-17 –Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five West End Blues 3:15
1-18 –Louis Armstrong And Earl Hines Weather Bird 2:41
1-19 –Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Sweethearts On Parade 3:13
1-20 –Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues 2:52
1-21 –Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra Singin' The Blues 2:58
1-22 –Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra Riverboat Shuffle 3:07
1-23 –Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra Four Or Five Times 3:14

Volume 2
2-1 –Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra The Stampede 3:13
2-2 –Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Wrappin' It Up 2:41
2-3 –Red Nichols And His Five Pennies Dinah 3:12
2-4 –Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Moten Swing 3:19
2-5 –Fats Waller I Ain't Got Nobody 3:06
2-6 –Meade "Lux" Lewis Honky Tonk Train Blues 2:57
2-7 –Benny Goodman Trio Body And Soul 3:27
2-8 –Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra Body And Soul 2:59
2-9 –Coleman Hawkins Quartet The Man I Love 5:04
2-10 –Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra He's Funny That Way 2:38
2-11 –Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra These Foolish Things 3:35
2-12 –Ella Fitzgerald You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To 2:44
2-13 –Art Tatum Willow Weep For Me 2:53
2-14 –Art Tatum Too Marvelous For Words 2:21
2-15 –Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra Organ Grinder's Swing 2:36
2-16 –Gene Krupa And His Orchestra Rockin' Chair 3:11
2-17 –Chocolate Dandies, The Featuring Roy Eldridge And Benny Carter I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me [Excerpt] 2:59
2-18 –Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra When Lights Are Low 2:11
2-19 –Quintette Of The Hot Club Of France Dinah 2:32
2-20 –Count Basie Orchestra Doggin' Around 2:57
2-21 –Count Basie Orchestra Taxi War Dance 2:47
2-22 –Count Basie And The Kansas City Seven Lester Leaps In 3:12
2-23 –Benny Goodman Sextet Featuring Christian And Count Basie I Found A New Baby 2:53
2-24 -Goodman Sextet Featuring Charlie Christian Breakfast Feud [Composite] 2:18

Volume 3
3-1 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra East St. Louis Toddle-Oo 3:35
3-2 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra The New East St. Louis Toodle-O 2:56
3-3 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Diminuendo In Blue / Crescendo In Blue 5:56
3-4 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Ko-Ko 2:40
3-5 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Concerto For Cootie 3:17
3-6 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Cotton Tail 3:08
3-7 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra In A Mellotone 3:15
3-8 –Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Blue Serge 3:19
3-9 –Don Byas And Slam Stewart I Got Rhythm 3:03
3-11 –Dizzy Gillespie All Star Quintette, The Shaw 'Nuff 2:55
3-12 –Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers Koko 2:51
3-13 –Charlie Parker With Jazz At The Philharmonic Lady, Be Good [Excerpt] 3:02
3-14 –Charlie Parker Quintet, The Embraceable You [Take #1, Excerpt] 2:06
3-15 –Charlie Parker Quintet, The Embraceable You [Take #2, Excerpt] 1:53
3-16 –Charlie Parker Quintet, The Klactoveedsedstene 3:00
3-17 –Charlie Parker Sextet, The Crazeology [Take #1] 1:01
3-18 –Charlie Parker Sextet, The Crazeology [Take #4] 2:55
3-19 –Charlie Parker All-Stars, The Parker's Mood 3:00
3-20 –Erroll Garner Fantasy On Frankie And Johnny 2:53
3-21 –Bud Powell Trio A Night In Tunisia 4:13
3-22 –Dexter Gordon Quartet Bikini 3:34
3-23 –Tadd Dameron Sextet Lady Bird 2:47

Volume 4
4-1 –Miles Davis And His Orchestra Boplicity 2:57
4-2 –Lennie Tristano Quintet Subconscious Lee 2:44
4-3 –Gene Norman's "Just Jazz" Featuring Red Norvo And Stan Getz Body And Soul [Excerpt] 3:35
4-4 –Sarah Vaughan All Alone 2:19
4-5 –Sarah Vaughan My Funny Valentine 5:48
4-6 –Thelonious Monk Quartet Misterioso 3:18
4-7 –Thelonious Monk Quartet Evidence 2:30
4-8 –Thelonious Monk Quintet 2:54
4-9 –Thelonious Monk Bag's Groove 2:48
4-10 –Thelonious Monk I Should Care 3:11
4-11 –Horace Silver Quintet Moon Rays 10:48
4-12 –Miles Davis With Gil Evans's Orchestra Summertime 3:16
4-13 –Charles Mingus Quintet Haitian Fight Song 11:51
4-14 –Modern Jazz Quartet Django 5:22
4-15 –Sonny Rollins Plus Four Pent-Up House 8:52

Volume 5
5-1 –Sonny Rollins Quartet Blue 7 11:08
5-2 –Wes Montgomery Quartet West Coast 5:30
5-3 –Miles Davis Sextet So What 8:51
5-4 –Bill Evans Trio Blue In Green 5:20
5-5 –Cecil Taylor Unit Enter Evening 10:57
5-6 –John Coltrane Quartet Alabama 5:09
5-7 –Ornette Coleman Quartet Lonely 4:54
5-8 –Ornette Coleman Quartet Congeniality 6:41
5-9 –Ornette Coleman Double Quartet Free Jazz [Excerpt] 10:03
5-10 –World Saxophone Quartet Steppin' 7:13
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Smithsonian Collection ‎– P6 11891 (US)

Reissued on CD in 1997(Smithsonian Collection RD 033)

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This review is written using the original Smithsonian Collection of Jazz issued on 6 LPs that came in a box with an excellent 46 page booklet. If you are looking for a good way to get an overview of jazz history from New Orleans up to the early 60s, you couldn’t do much better than this one. Almost all of the important players are here and arranged in very logical chronological order, or sometimes grouped by genre and/or instrument. Much effort was made in assembling this package to present jazz as it grew and changed over the years. There are a few omissions and those will be covered later in this review.

This collection starts where it should, in New Orleans in the early 20s, and finally ends with John Coltrane’s “Alabama”. In between you get several cuts by major innovators like Ellington, Parker and Armstrong, and at least one cut from anyone else who was important. A top highlight of this collection comes early on when Scott Joplin’s version of “Maple Leaf Rag” is followed by Jelly Roll Morton’s, and it becomes clear what this new “jass” was all about. From the beginning jazz was a nuanced musical language whereby “hipsters” could transform pop tunes and make them personal creations in a way that was difficult to imitate and in a manner that left “squares” clueless. It’s this attempt to always stay one step ahead of the imitators that has fueled most of jazz’s innovations. Another similar juxtaposition comes when the collection follow’s Benny Goodman’s version of “Body and Soul” with Coleman Hawkin’s version. No doubt Goodman was a major talent, but no one could transform a melody like Hawkins.

Another highlight in the chronology occurs when Ellington makes his first appearance. The Basie cuts preceding Ellington are great energetic rockin swingin numbers, but when the first couple bars of Ellington’s “East St Louis Toodle-Oo” come slinking into the picture, its obvious we have entered a whole new universe. Actually the first couple bars of that tune almost sound like a ‘Knitting Factory’ band in NYC’s 21st Century, but when the tune proper kicks in, there is no doubt that this is Ellington in the late 20s, a couple centuries ahead of his time, and still so today. This whole new universe effect happens again when Parker and Gillespie show up, and once more when Cecil Taylor unveils “Enter Evening”.

This is an excellent collection, but there are some omissions. The most glaring is that nothing is included from Coltrane’s hard bop years, particularly the groundbreaking album “Giant Steps” and even more particularly, the hugely influential title track. Possibly still the most influential tune in modern jazz, the fast moving and difficult chord changes to “Giant Steps” continue to be a holy grail for young saxophone players who want to prove their skills. It was probably hard to include every major player, but if I had to pick the one most missed it would be Eric Dolphy, one of the few musicians who seemed capable of expanding on what Parker had established. Although there is an attempt to show the roots of jazz with one ragtime tune and a couple early blues numbers, it would have been nice to hear even earlier music that demonstrates the relationship between traditional African music and pre-jazz brass bands. Recordings of rural Louisiana brass bands, as late as the 1950s, playing in a very African style that preceded jazz, do exist.

There is a CD re-issue of this collection that corrects a few other omissions, particularly the Bill Evans Trio and Wes Montgomery. The CD collection also quite slyly jumps a decade and a half at the very end to feature one cut from 1979 by The World Saxophone Quartet. The implication being that the fusion/smooth jazz years were merely a diversion, the real innovations in jazz will be coming from guys like Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, Hamie Bluiett and David Murray.

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