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Basic Jazz Record Library

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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.

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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.

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The cover of Somethin' Else

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

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The cover of The Sage of Tippo

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

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The cover of Time Out

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

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The cover of Midnight Blue

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

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The cover of BBB & Company

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

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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.

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The cover of Change of the Century

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

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The cover of A Love Supreme

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

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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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