Jay McShann

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James Columbus "Jay" McShann (January 12, 1916 – December 7, 2006) was a jump blues, mainstream jazz, and swing bandleader, pianist and singer.

During the 1940s, McShann was at the forefront of blues and hard bop jazz musicians mainly from Kansas City. He assembled his own big band, with musicians that included some of the most influential artists of their time, including Charlie Parker, Bernard Anderson, Ben Webster and Walter Brown. His kind of music became known as "the Kansas City sound".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Tuxedo Junction Jay McShann featuring Don Thompson 1
1983 Just a Lucky So and So Jay McShann 1
1990 Swingmatism Jay McShann 1
1991 Blue Pianos Axel Zwingenberger & Jay McShann 1
1993 Jim & Jay's Christmas Jim Galloway and Jay McShann 1
1993 Some Blues Jay McShann 1
1993 The Missouri Connection Jay McShann & John Hicks 1
1997 Hootie's Jumpin' Blues Jay McShann 1
1999 Still Jumpin' the Blues: With Duke Robillard and Maria Muldaur Jay McShann 1
1999 What a Wonderful World Jay McShann 1
2003 Goin' to Kansas City Jay McShann 1
2006 The Last of the Blue Devils Jay McShann 1
2007 Goin' to Kansas City Blues Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann 1
2008 The Big Apple Bash Jay McShann 1
Jay McShann At Cafe Des Copains Jay McShann 1
Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann Jimmy Witherspoon & Jay McShann 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Chronological Classics: Jay McShann 1944-1946 Jay McShann 1
2000 Jazz Piano Masters Jay McShann & Count Basie 1
2006 Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Jay McShann 1
Blues From Kansas City Jay McShann 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Hootie Blues Jay McShann 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz: With Guest Jay McShann Jay McShann 1

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