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The cover of The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings

August 1, 2001 Armstrong exuded joy and exuberance as a trumpet player and singer as he rose to worldwide fame.


The Cover of Mildred Bailey,That Rockin' Chair Lady

August 1, 2001 Dynamic and plucky, Bailey's sweet and flexible voice sparkles on this recording.


The cover of Somethin' Else

August 1, 2001 Saxophonist Adderley was nicknamed "the New Bird" for fast his leads a la Charlie "Bird" Parker.


The cover of The Sage of Tippo

August 1, 2001 A prolific songwriter, pianist and singer, Allison brings his Southern bluesy style to jazz.


The cover of All-Star Sessions with Sonny Stitt

August 1, 2001 The founder of the "Chicago School" of tenor sax, Gene Ammons played bebop and R&B with equal skill.


The cover of The Best of the Decca Years, Vol. 1

August 1, 2001 The Best of the Decca Years includes one of the best scat solos of all time in "Up a Lazy River."


The cover of The Essential Count Basie, Volume 2

August 1, 2001 This set featuring "the Kansas City Walk" showcases Basie at the height of his ballroom success.


The cover of Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings

August 1, 2001 After breaking up due to finances, Basie's band reorganized with recordings solidifying his legend.


The cover of The Sidney Bechet Story

August 1, 2001 Sidney Bechet developed a distinctive, vibrato style on soprano saxophone that won him wide acclaim.


The cover of Singin' the Blues, Vol. I

August 1, 2001 Beiderbecke's virtuosity and originality on cornet won admiration from Armstrong and other greats.


The cover of The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album

August 1, 2001 Teamed with famed jazz pianist Bill Evans, Bennett shows off his inventive, interpretive voice.


The cover of The Best of Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers

August 1, 2001 One of the greatest jazz drummers, Blakey employed powerful, rhythmic playing in the hard bop style.


The cover of Jazz Goes to College

August 1, 2001 Known for complex rhythms, Dave Brubeck recorded Jazz Goes to College live on college campuses.


The cover of Time Out

August 1, 2001 President Bill Clinton said one artist inspired him to take up the saxophone: Dave Brubeck.


The cover of Midnight Blue

August 1, 2001 Known as Duke Ellington's favorite guitarist, Kenny Burrell was a master of the blues.


The cover of BBB & Company

August 1, 2001 After six decades, Carter was still going strong, making marks as bandleader, composer and arranger.


The cover of After Midnight

August 1, 2001 Before becoming a mega-star in the 1950s, Cole's velvety voice had wowed as part of his trio.


The cover of Change of the Century

August 1, 2001 Coleman broke from melodic conventions, creating controversy and revolutionizing the jazz art form.


The cover of A Love Supreme

August 1, 2001 On the liner notes, Coltrane describes how studies of Eastern religions transformed his life.


The cover of Ballads

August 1, 2001 Jazz commentator Murray Horwitz likens Coltrane's sensual 1962 album to"falling in love with music."


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