Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin 3:23
2 Maple Leaf Rag
Jelly Roll Morton 2:42
3 St. Louis Blues
Bessie Smith 3:13
4 Lost Your Head Blues
Bessie Smith 2:57
5 Dippermouth Blues
King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band 2:31
6 Black Bottom Stomp
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 3:13
7 Dead Man Blues
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 3:14
8 Grandpa's Spells
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 2:55
9 King Porter Stomp
Jelly Roll Morton 2:57
10 Cake Walking Babies From Home
Red Onion Jazz Babies 3:09
11 Blue Horizon
Sidney Bechet’s Blue Note Jazzmen 4:29
12 Carolina Shout
James P. Johnson 2:48
13 Big Butter and Egg Man From the West
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven 3:01
14 Potato Head Blues
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 2:57
15 Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 3:03
16 Hotter Than That
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 3:01
17 West End Blues
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 3:18
18 Weather Bird
Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines 2:45
19 Sweethearts on Parade
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:21
20 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:04
21 Singin' the Blues
Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra 3:02
22 Riverboat Shuffle
Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra 3:11
23 Four or Five Times
Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra 3:14
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Stampede
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 3:18
2 Wrappin' It Up
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 2:45
3 Dinah
Red Nichols & His Five Pennies 3:16
4 Moten Swing
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 3:24
5 I Ain't Got Nobody
Fats Waller 3:11
6 Honky Tonk Train Blues
Meade Lux Lewis 3:01
7 Body and Soul
The Benny Goodman Trio 3:32
8 Body and Soul
Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra 3:04
9 The Man I Love
Coleman Hawkins Quartet 5:09
10 He's Funny That Way
Billie Holiday 2:42
11 These Foolish Things
Billie Holiday 3:40
12 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
Ella Fitzgerald 2:49
13 Willow Weep for Me
Art Tatum 2:57
14 Too Marvelous for Words
Art Tatum 2:25
15 Organ Grinder's Swing
Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra 2:40
16 Rockin' Chair
Gene Krupa and His Orchestra 3:00
17 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (excerpt)
The Chocolate Dandies feat. Roy Eldridge and Benny Carter 3:03
18 When Lights Are Low
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra 2:15
19 Dinah
Quintette du Hot Club de France 2:37
20 Doggin' Around
Count Basie & His Orchestra 3:00
21 Taxi War Dance
Count Basie & His Orchestra 2:52
22 Lester Leaps In
Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 3:17
23 I Found a New Baby
The Benny Goodman Sextet feat. Charlie Christian & Count Basie 2:58
24 Breakfast Feud (composite)
The Benny Goodman Sextet feat. Charlie Christian 2:18
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:39
2 The New East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:01
3 Diminuendo in Blue and Crescendo in Blue
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 6:02
4 Ko-Ko
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:44
5 Concerto for Cootie
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:22
6 Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:13
7 In a Mellotone
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:19
8 Blue Serge
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:23
9 I Got Rhythm
Don Byas and Slam Stewart 5:00
10 I Can't Get Started
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet 3:08
11 Shaw 'Nuff
Dizzy Gillespie & His All Stars 2:59
12 Koko
Charlie Parker 2:56
13 Oh, Lady Be Good
Charlie Parker feat. Jazz at the Philharmonic 3:06
14 Embraceable You (take 1)
Charlie Parker Quintet 2:10
15 Embraceable You (take 2)
Charlie Parker Quintet 1:56
16 Klactoveedsedstene
Charlie Parker Quintet 3:06
17 Crazeology (take 1)
Charlie Parker 1:03
18 Crazeology (take 4)
Charlie Parker 2:58
19 Parker's Mood
Charlie Parker All-Stars 3:05
20 Fantasy on Frankie and Johnny
Erroll Garner 2:57
21 Night in Tunisia
Bud Powell Trio 4:17
22 Bikini
Dexter Gordon Quartet 3:38
23 Lady Bird
Tadd Dameron Sextet 2:50
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Boplicity
Miles Davis 4 3:01
2 Subconscious Lee
Lennie Tristano 2:48
3 Body and Soul
Gene Norman's Just Jazz 3:43
4 All Alone
Sarah Vaughan 2:23
5 My Funny Valentine
Sarah Vaughan 6:02
6 Misterioso
Thelonious Monk 3:23
7 Evidence
Thelonious Monk 2:35
8 Criss-Cross
Thelonious Monk 2:58
9 Bags' Groove
Thelonious Monk 2:53
10 I Should Care
Thelonious Monk 3:16
11 Moon Rays
The Horace Silver Quintet 10:55
12 Summertime
Miles Davis & Gil Evans 3:22
13 Haitian Fight Song
Charles Mingus 12:04
14 Django
The Modern Jazz Quartet 5:28
15 Pent-Up House
Sonny Rollins 8:54
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Blue 7
Sonny Rollins 4 11:15
2 West Coast Blues (abridged)
Wes Montgomery 5:36
3 So What
Miles Davis Sextet 9:24
4 Blue in Green
Bill Evans Trio 5:29
5 Enter Evening
The Cecil Taylor Unit 11:05
6 Alabama
John Coltrane Quartet 4 5:12
7 Lonely Woman
Ornette Coleman 5:00
8 Congeniality
Ornette Coleman 6:47
9 Free Jazz (excerpt)
The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet 10:12
10 Steppin'
World Saxophone Quartet 7:16

Credits

CD 1

clarinet:
Barney Bigard (1926-09-21) (track 7)
Darnell Howard (1926-09-21) (track 7)
Omer Simeon (1926-09-21) (track 7)
Omer Simeon (1926-12-16) (track 8)
Don Murray (1920s jazz clarinetist) (1927-05-09) (track 22)
Johnny Dodds (1927-05-13) (track 14)
Johnny Dodds (1927-12-09) (track 15)
Johnny Dodds (1927-12-13) (track 16)
Jimmie Noone (1928-05-16) (track 23)
Johnny Dodds (1929-11-16) (track 13)
Budd Johnson (1933-01-26) (track 20)
George Oldham (1933-01-26) (track 20)
Scoville (Alto Saxophonist and clarinetist) (1933-01-26) (track 20)
drums (drum set):
Andrew Hilaire (track 6)
Andrew Hilaire (1926-09-21) (track 7)
Andrew Hilaire (1926-12-16) (track 8)
Chauncey Morehouse (1927-05-09) (track 22)
Warren “Baby” Dodds (1927-05-13) (track 14)
Johnny Wells (1928-05-16) (track 23)
Lionel Hampton (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Yank Porter (jazz drummer) (1933-01-26) (track 20)
Manzie Johnson (1944-12-20) (track 11)
trumpet:
George Mitchell (Trumpet Player) (1926-09-21) (track 7)
Louis Armstrong (1926-11-16) (track 13)
George Mitchell (Trumpet Player) (1926-12-16) (track 8)
Louis Armstrong (1928-12-05) (track 18)
Louis Armstrong (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Leon Elkins (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Louis Armstrong (1933-01-26) (track 20)
Elmer Whitlock (Playing Trumpet) (1933-01-26) (track 20)
Zilner Randolph (1933-01-26) (track 20)
Sidney De Paris (1944-12-20) (track 11)
cornet:
Louis Armstrong (1925-01-14) (track 3)
Joe Smith (American jazz trumpeter/cornetist) (1926-03-18) (track 4)
Bix Beiderbecke (1927-05-09) (track 22)
Louis Armstrong (1927-05-13) (track 14)
Louis Armstrong (1927-12-09) (track 15)
Louis Armstrong (1927-12-13) (track 16)
organ:
Fred Longshaw (1925-01-14) (track 3)
guitar:
Johnny St. Cyr (1926-12-16) (track 8)
Eddie Lang (Blind Willie Dunn) (1927-05-09) (track 22)
Lonnie Johnson (1927-12-13) (track 16)
Big Mike McKendrick (Jazz banjo and guitar) (1933-01-26) (track 20)
banjo:
Johnny St. Cyr (1926-09-21) (track 7)
Johnny St. Cyr (1926-11-16) (track 13)
Johnny St. Cyr (1926-12-16) (track 8)
Eddie Lang (Blind Willie Dunn) (1927-05-09) (track 22)
Johnny St. Cyr (1927-05-13) (track 14)
Johnny St. Cyr (1927-12-09) (track 15)
Johnny St. Cyr (1927-12-13) (track 16)
Bud Scott (1928-05-16 – 9128-05-16) (track 23)
Ceele Burke (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Big Mike McKendrick (Jazz banjo and guitar) (1933-01-26) (track 20)
double bass:
John Lindsay (US trombonist/bassist, worked with Jelly Roll Morton) (1926-09-21) (track 7)
John Lindsay (US trombonist/bassist, worked with Jelly Roll Morton) (1926-12-16) (track 8)
Bill Oldham (Double Bass Player) (1933-01-26) (track 20)
George "Pops" Foster (1944-12-20) (track 11)
brass [bass]:
Pete Briggs (1927-05-13) (track 14)
steel guitar:
Ceele Burke (1930-12-23) (track 19)
alto saxophone:
Red Ingle (1927-05-09) (track 22)
Joe Poston (1928-05-16) (track 23)
Leon Herriford (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Willie Stark (1930-12-23) (track 19)
George Oldham (1933-01-26) (track 20)
Scoville (Alto Saxophonist and clarinetist) (1933-01-26) (track 20)
saxophone [C-melody sax]:
Frankie Trumbauer (1927-05-09) (track 22)
piano:
Jelly Roll Morton (1923-07-17) (track 9)
Fletcher Henderson (1926-03-18) (track 4)
Jelly Roll Morton (1926-09-21) (track 7)
Lil Hardin Armstrong (1926-11-16) (track 13)
Jelly Roll Morton (1926-12-16) (track 8)
Itzy Riskin (1927-05-09) (track 22)
Lil Hardin Armstrong (1927-05-13) (track 14)
Lil Hardin Armstrong (1927-12-09) (track 15)
Lil Hardin Armstrong (1927-12-13) (track 16)
Earl Hines (1928-05-16) (track 23)
Earl Hines (1928-12-05) (track 18)
Harvey Brooks (1930-12-23) (track 19)
L. Z. Cooper (piano player) (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Teddy Wilson (1933-01-26) (track 20)
Art Hodes (1944-12-20) (track 11)
baritone saxophone:
Don Murray (1920s jazz clarinetist) (1927-05-09) (track 22)
tuba:
Reggie Jones (1930-12-23) (track 19)
tenor saxophone:
William Franz (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Budd Johnson (1933-01-26) (track 20)
trombone:
Kid Ory (1926-09-21) (track 7)
Kid Ory (1926-12-16) (track 8)
Bill Rank (1927-05-09) (track 22)
John Thomas (early jazz trombonist) (1927-05-13) (track 14)
Kid Ory (1927-12-09) (track 15)
Kid Ory (1927-12-13) (track 16)
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Keg Johnson (jazz trombonist) (1933-01-26) (track 20)
Vic Dickenson (1944-12-20) (track 11)
arranger:
Louis Armstrong (1928) (track 17)
composer:
Louis Armstrong (track 18)
Sidney Bechet (track 11)
Lil Hardin Armstrong (tracks 15–16)
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 6–9)
Byron Gay (1928) (track 23)
Marco H. Hellman (1928) (track 23)
Charles Newman (Charles Chas Newman, early 20th century songwriter) (1928) (track 19)
King Oliver (jazz cornetist) (1928) (track 17)
Harold Arlen (1932) (track 20)
lyricist:
Carmen Lombardo (1928) (track 19)
Ted Koehler (1932) (track 20)
solo performer:
piano (composer and pianist) (track 1)
vocals:
Bessie Smith (1925-01-14) (track 3)
Bessie Smith (1926-03-18) (track 4)
Kid Ory (1926-11-16) (track 13)
Louis Armstrong (1927-05-13) (track 14)
Louis Armstrong (1927-12-13) (track 16)
Jimmie Noone (1928-05-16) (track 23)
Louis Armstrong (1930-12-23) (track 19)
Louis Armstrong (1933-01-26) (track 20)
writer:
Louis Armstrong (tracks 13–14)
Hoagy Carmichael (track 22)
Irving Mills (track 22)
Bessie Smith (track 4)
Percy Venable (1926) (track 13)
publisher:
arrangement of:
West End Blues (original instrumental) (track 17)
arrangements:
St. Louis Blues (for concert band, Nowak) (track 3)
is the basis for:
recording of:
Black Bottom Stomp (track 6)
St. Louis Blues (track 3)
Weather Bird (track 18)
West End Blues (Armstrong recording) (track 17)
King Porter Stomp (1923-07-17) (track 9)
Lost Your Head Blues (1926-03-18) (track 4)
Dead Man Blues (1926-09-21) (track 7)
Big Butter and Egg Man (1926-11-16) (track 13)
Grandpa’s Spells (1926-12-16) (track 8)
Boneyard Shuffle (1927-05-09) (track 22)
Potato Head Blues (1927-05-13) (track 14)
Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (1927-12-09) (track 15)
Hotter Than That (1927-12-13) (track 16)
Four or Five Times (1928-05-16) (track 23)
Sweethearts on Parade (1930-12-23) (track 19)
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (1933-01-26) (track 20)
Blue Horizon (1944-12-20) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 3)

CD 2

clarinet:
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Buster Bailey (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Hilton Jefferson (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Russell Procope (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (1935-07-13) (track 7)
Earl Carruthers (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Dan Grissom (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Willie Smith (US jazz alto saxophonist) (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Joe Thomas (US jazz tenor saxophone player) (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Buster Bailey (1937-09-13) (track 10)
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (1940-12-19) (track 24)
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (1941-01-15) (tracks 23–24)
Sam Musiker (1941-07-02) (track 16)
violin:
Stéphane Grappelli (jazz violinist) (1934-12) (track 19)
Stéphane Grappelli (jazz violinist) (1934-12-28) (track 19)
drums (drum set):
Gene Krupa (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Walter Johnson (drums) (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Gene Krupa (1935-07-13) (track 7)
Jimmy Crawford (Jazz drummer) (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Jo Jones (1937-09-13) (track 10)
Jo Jones (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Jo Jones (1939-09-05) (track 22)
Cozy Cole (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Jo Jones (1940-12-19) (track 24)
Harry Jaeger (1941-01-15) (track 24)
Jo Jones (1941-01-15) (track 23)
Gene Krupa (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Shelly Manne (1943-12-23) (track 9)
Alvin Stoller (1952-03-26) (track 11)
Gus Johnson (1964-07-28) (track 12)
trumpet:
Manny Klein (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Leo McConville (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Red Nichols (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Henry “Red” Allen (jazz musician) (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Irving Randolph (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Russell Smith (US jazz trumpeter) (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Sy Oliver (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Eddie Tompkins (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Paul Webster (trumpet, jazz musician) (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Buck Clayton (1937-09-13) (track 10)
Buck Clayton (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Harry “Sweets” Edison (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Ed Lewis (jazz trumpeter) (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Buck Clayton (1939-09-05) (track 22)
Dizzy Gillespie (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Cootie Williams (1940-12-19) (track 24)
Cootie Williams (1941-01-15) (tracks 23–24)
Roy Eldridge (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Torg Halten (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Norman Murphy (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Graham Young (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Roy Eldridge (1964-07-28) (track 12)
guitar:
Carl Kress (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Lawrence Lucie (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Roger Chaput (1934-12) (track 19)
Django Reinhardt (1934-12) (track 19)
Joseph Reinhardt (1934-12) (track 19)
Roger Chaput (1934-12-28) (track 19)
Django Reinhardt (1934-12-28) (track 19)
Joseph Reinhardt (1934-12-28) (track 19)
Al Norris (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Freddie Green (1937-09-13) (track 10)
Freddie Green (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Freddie Green (1939-09-05) (track 22)
Charlie Christian (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Ray Biondi (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Barney Kessel (1952-03-26) (track 11)
vibraphone:
Lionel Hampton (1939-09-11) (track 18)
double bass:
Art Miller (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Elmer James (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Louis Vola (1934-12) (track 19)
Louis Vola (1934-12-28) (track 19)
Moses Allen (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Walter Page (1937-09-13) (track 10)
Walter Page (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Walter Page (1939-09-05) (track 22)
Milt Hinton (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Artie Bernstein (1940-12-19) (track 24)
Artie Bernstein (1941-01-15) (tracks 23–24)
Ed Mihelich (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Oscar Pettiford (1943-12-23) (track 9)
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1952-03-26) (track 11)
Bill Yancey (1964-07-28) (track 12)
electric guitar:
Charlie Christian (1940-12-19) (track 24)
Charlie Christian (1941-01-15) (tracks 23–24)
alto saxophone:
Jack Washington (track 20)
Buster Bailey (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Hilton Jefferson (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Russell Procope (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Earl Carruthers (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Laforest Dent (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Dan Grissom (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Willie Smith (US jazz alto saxophonist) (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Earle Warren (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Benny Carter (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Musky Ruffo (1941-07-02) (track 16)
celesta:
Edwin Wilcox (1936-08-31) (track 15)
piano:
Arthur Schutt (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Horace Henderson (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Teddy Wilson (1935-07-13) (track 7)
Edwin Wilcox (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Claude Thornhill (1937-09-13) (track 10)
Count Basie (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Count Basie (1939-09-05) (track 22)
Clyde Hart (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Count Basie (1940-12-19) (track 24)
Count Basie (1941-01-15) (track 23)
Ken Kersey (1941-01-15) (track 24)
Milt Raskin (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Eddie Heywood, Jr. (1943-12-23) (track 9)
Oscar Peterson (Canadian jazz pianist and composer) (1952-03-26) (track 11)
Tommy Flanagan (1964-07-28) (track 12)
baritone saxophone:
Earl Carruthers (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Willie Smith (US jazz alto saxophonist) (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Jack Washington (1938-06-06) (track 20)
tenor saxophone:
Irving "Babe" Russin (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Ben Webster (1934-12-09) (track 2)
Joe Thomas (US jazz tenor saxophone player) (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Lester Young (1937-09-13) (track 10)
Herschel Evans (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Lester Young (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Lester Young (1939-09-05) (track 22)
Leon "Chu" Berry (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Coleman Hawkins (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Ben Webster (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Georgie Auld (1940-12-19) (track 24)
Georgie Auld (1941-01-15) (tracks 23–24)
Walter Bates (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Sam Musiker (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Coleman Hawkins (1943-12-23) (track 9)
trombone:
Jack Teagarden (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Keg Johnson (jazz trombonist) (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Claude Jones (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Russell Bowles (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Elmer Crumbley (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Eddie Durham (1936-08-31) (track 15)
Eddie Durham (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Dan Minor (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Benny Morton (1938-06-06) (track 20)
Dicky Wells (1939-09-05) (track 22)
John Grassi (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Jay Kelliher (1941-07-02) (track 16)
Babe Wagner (1941-07-02) (track 16)
additional composer:
Harry Link (track 11)
arranger:
George Gershwin (composer) (track 9)
composer:
Harry Akst (tracks 3, 19)
Benny Carter (track 18)
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (track 24)
Fletcher Henderson (track 2)
Will Hudson (track 15)
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (tracks 3, 19)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 9)
Neil Moret (US composer) (1928) (track 10)
Hoagy Carmichael (1929) (track 16)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (1930) (track 7)
Jack Strachey (1935) (track 11)
Herschel Evans (1938) (track 20)
Lester Young (1940) (track 22)
Cole Porter (composer) (1943) (track 12)
lyricist:
Spencer Williams (US jazz composer, pianist & singer) (track 18)
Irving Mills (track 15)
Mitchell Parish (track 15)
Joe Young (US lyricist) (tracks 3, 19)
Richard A. Whiting (1928) (track 10)
Frank Eyton (1930) (track 7)
Edward Heyman (1930) (track 7)
Robert Sour (1930) (track 7)
Eric Maschwitz (1935) (track 11)
Cole Porter (composer) (1943) (track 12)
orchestra:
performer:
vocals:
Billie Holiday (1937-09-13) (track 10)
Billie Holiday (1952) (track 11)
Billie Holiday (1952-03-26) (track 11)
Ella Fitzgerald (1964-07-28) (track 12)
writer:
Jack Palmer (Jazz pianist and composer) (track 23)
Spencer Williams (US jazz composer, pianist & singer) (track 23)
publisher:
B & G Akst Publishing Co. (tracks 3, 19)
Bee Cee Music Co. (track 18)
Bourne Co. (track 11)
Chappell & Co Ltd. (track 7)
Chappell & Co. (track 12)
Druropetal Music (track 7)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (tracks 3, 19)
Lafleur Music Ltd. (track 11)
Morley Music Corp. (tracks 3, 19)
Quartet Music Inc. (track 7)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 7)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 12)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 7)
arrangement of:
The Man I Love (track 9)
later translated versions:
Ces petites choses (track 11)
Cuerpo y Alma (track 7)
Hut und Haar (track 7)
ダイナ (“Dinah”) (tracks 3, 19)
later versions:
Baby Girl (track 11)
Dînette (tracks 3, 19)
I've Got the Blues (track 22)
Såna små ting (track 11)
part of:
George Gershwin’s Songbook (18 arrangements for solo piano by George Gershwin, 1932) (track 9)
recording of:
Lester Leaps In (track 22)
The Man I Love (for piano solo) (track 9)
Dinah (1929-04-18) (track 3)
Wrappin' It Up (1934-09-12) (track 2)
Dinah (1934-12-28) (track 19)
Body and Soul (1935-07-13) (track 7)
She’s Funny That Way (1937-09-13) (track 10)
Doggin' Around (1938-06-06) (track 20)
When Lights Are Low (1939-09-11) (track 18)
Breakfast Feud (1940-12-19) (track 24)
I’ve Found a New Baby (1941-01-15) (track 23)
Rockin’ Chair (1929 Hoagy Carmichael song) (1941-07-02) (track 16)
These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) (1952-03-26) (track 11)
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To (1964-07-28) (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Medley :you rascal you... (tracks 3, 19)
Ja-Da Medley (tracks 3, 19)

CD 3

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1947-06-10) (track 20)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1947-06-12) (track 22)
clarinet [cl]:
Harry Carney (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Rudy Jackson (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Barney Bigard (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Harry Carney (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Johnny Hodges (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Barney Bigard (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Harry Carney (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Johnny Hodges (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Barney Bigard (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Barney Bigard (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Barney Bigard (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Barney Bigard (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Barney Bigard (1941-02-15) (track 8)
drums (drum set) [d]:
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (track 12)
Sonny Greer (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Sonny Greer (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Sonny Greer (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Sonny Greer (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Sonny Greer (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Sonny Greer (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Sonny Greer (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Sonny Greer (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Shelley Manne (1945-01-09) (track 10)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1945-05-11) (track 11)
Lee Young (40s-60s US jazz drummer) (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Chuck Thompson (40s jazz drummer) (1947-06-12) (track 22)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1947-10-28) (tracks 14–15)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1947-11-04) (track 16)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1947-12-17) (tracks 17–18)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1948-09) (track 19)
Kenny Clarke (1948-09-13) (track 23)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1951-05-01) (track 21)
trumpet [t]:
Dizzy Gillespie (track 12)
Louis Metcalf (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Bubber Miley (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Wallace Jones (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Cootie Williams (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Wallace Jones (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Cootie Williams (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Wallace Jones (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Cootie Williams (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Wallace Jones (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Cootie Williams (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Wallace Jones (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Cootie Williams (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Wallace Jones (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Cootie Williams (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Wallace Jones (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Ray Nance (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Dizzy Gillespie (1945-01-09) (track 10)
Dizzy Gillespie (1945-05-11) (track 11)
Al Killian (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Howard McGhee (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1947-11-04) (track 16)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1947-12-17) (tracks 17–18)
Theodore "Fats" Navarro (1948-09-13) (track 23)
cornet [c]:
Rex Stewart (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Rex Stewart (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Rex Stewart (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Rex Stewart (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Rex Stewart (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Rex Stewart (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Rex Stewart (1941-02-15) (track 8)
chimes:
Freddie Jenkins (1937-03-05) (track 2)
soprano saxophone [ss]:
Otto Hardwicke (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Johnny Hodges (1937-09-20) (track 3)
guitar [g]:
Fred Guy (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Fred Guy (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Fred Guy (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Fred Guy (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Fred Guy (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Fred Guy (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Fred Guy (1941-02-15) (track 8)
banjo [bj]:
Fred Guy (1927-12-19) (track 1)
double bass [b]:
Curly Russell (track 12)
Wellman Braud (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Hayes Alvis (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Billy Taylor (jazz bassist) (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Billy Taylor (jazz bassist) (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Jimmy Blanton (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Jimmy Blanton (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Jimmy Blanton (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Jimmy Blanton (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Jimmy Blanton (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Oscar Pettiford (1945-01-09) (track 10)
Curly Russell (1945-05-11) (track 11)
Stewart (1945-06-09) (track 9)
Billy Hadnott (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Red Callender (1947-06-12) (track 22)
Tommy Potter (1947-10-28) (tracks 14–15)
Tommy Potter (1947-11-04) (track 16)
Tommy Potter (1947-12-17) (tracks 17–18)
Curly Russell (1948-09) (track 19)
Curly Russell (1948-09-13) (track 23)
Curly Russell (1951-05-01) (track 21)
bass saxophone [bsx]:
Otto Hardwicke (1937-09-20) (track 3)
alto saxophone [as]:
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (track 12)
Harry Carney (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Otto Hardwicke (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Otto Hardwicke (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Johnny Hodges (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Harry Carney (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Otto Hardwicke (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Johnny Hodges (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Otto Hardwicke (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Johnny Hodges (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Otto Hardwicke (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Johnny Hodges (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Otto Hardwicke (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Johnny Hodges (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Otto Hardwicke (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Johnny Hodges (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Otto Hardwicke (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Johnny Hodges (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (1945-05-11) (track 11)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Willie Smith (US jazz alto saxophonist) (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (1947-10-28) (tracks 14–15)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (1947-11-04) (track 16)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (1947-12-17) (tracks 17–18)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (1948-09) (track 19)
piano [p]:
Dizzy Gillespie (track 12)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Clyde Hart (1945-01-09) (track 10)
Al Haig (1945-05-11) (track 11)
Arnold Ross (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Erroll Garner (1947-06-10) (track 20)
Jimmy Bunn (40s jazz pianist) (1947-06-12) (track 22)
Duke Jordan (1947-10-28) (tracks 14–15)
Duke Jordan (1947-11-04) (track 16)
Duke Jordan (1947-12-17) (tracks 17–18)
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (1948-09) (track 19)
Tadd Dameron (1948-09-13) (track 23)
Bud Powell (1951-05-01) (track 21)
baritone saxophone [bars]:
Harry Carney (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Otto Hardwicke (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Harry Carney (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Harry Carney (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Harry Carney (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Harry Carney (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Harry Carney (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Harry Carney (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Harry Carney (1941-02-15) (track 8)
tenor saxophone [ts]:
Rudy Jackson (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Barney Bigard (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Johnny Hodges (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Barney Bigard (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Ben Webster (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Barney Bigard (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Ben Webster (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Barney Bigard (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Ben Webster (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Barney Bigard (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Ben Webster (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Barney Bigard (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Ben Webster (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Don Byas (1945-01-09) (track 10)
Byas (1945-06-09) (track 9)
Lester Young (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Dexter Gordon (1947-06-12) (track 22)
Allen Eager (1948-09-13) (track 23)
Wardell Gray (1948-09-13) (track 23)
trombone [tb]:
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1927-12-19) (track 1)
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Trummy Young (1945-01-09) (track 10)
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (1947-12-17) (tracks 17–18)
valve trombone [vtb]:
Juan Tizol (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Juan Tizol (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Juan Tizol (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Juan Tizol (1940-05-04) (track 6)
Juan Tizol (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Juan Tizol (1941-02-15) (track 8)
arranger:
Joe Lovano (American jazz artist) (tracks 14–15)
composer:
Tadd Dameron (track 23)
Vernon Duke (track 10)
Mercer Ellington (track 8)
Dizzy Gillespie (tracks 11, 21)
John Gillespie (track 21)
Benny Harris (tracks 17–18)
Bubber Miley (tracks 1–2)
Frank Paparelli (track 21)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (tracks 11–12, 16, 19)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (tracks 1–6)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 13)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (tracks 14–15)
George Gershwin (composer) (1930) (track 9)
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (1939) (track 7)
Dexter Gordon (1948-03-29) (track 22)
lyricist:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (track 6)
Ira Gershwin (track 10)
Ira Gershwin (1924) (track 13)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (tracks 14–15)
Ira Gershwin (1930) (track 9)
Milt Gabler (1939) (track 7)
writer:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (track 16)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 9, 13)
EMI Robbins (track 7)
Ira Gershwin Music (track 13)
New World Music Corp. (tracks 14–15)
Universal MCA Music Publishing (US film music publisher) (track 21)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 13–15)
New World Music Co. (1930) (track 9)
arrangements:
I Got Rhythm (for brass ensemble, Harvey) (track 9)
I Got Rhythm (for piano solo) (track 9)
Oh, Lady Be Good (for solo piano) (track 13)
cover recording of:
Crazeology (1947-12-17) (tracks 17–18)
Night in Tunisia (instrumental) (1951-05-01) (track 21)
instrumental cover recording of:
I Can’t Get Started (1945-06-09) (track 10)
I Got Rhythm (1945-06-09) (track 9)
Oh, Lady Be Good! (1946-01-28) (track 13)
Embraceable You (1947-10-28) (tracks 14–15)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Lady Be Good (French parody) (track 13)
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (tracks 14–15)
I hob Rhythmus (track 9)
Oh, dama, tem dó (track 13)
later versions:
A Night in Tunisia (vocal version) (track 21)
medley of:
Crescendo in Blue (track 3)
Diminuendo in Blue (track 3)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 9)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (tracks 9, 14–15)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (tracks 9, 14–15)
Lady, Be Good (full musical) (track 13)
recording of:
Ko Ko (track 12)
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (1927-12-19) (track 1)
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (1937-03-05) (track 2)
Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue (1937-09-20) (track 3)
Ko-Ko (1940-03-06) (track 4)
Concerto for Cootie (1940-03-15) (track 5)
Cotton Tail (1940-05-04) (track 6)
In a Mellow Tone (1940-09-05) (track 7)
Blue Serge (1941-02-15) (track 8)
Shaw 'Nuff (1945-05-11) (track 11)
Bikini (1947-06-12) (track 22)
Klact-oveereds-tene (1947-11-04) (track 16)
Parker's Mood (1948-09) (track 19)
Lady Bird (1948-09-13) (track 23)
referred to in medleys:
The Rhythm Series (track 9)

CD 4

recorded in:
New Jersey, United States (1956-03-22) (track 15)
New York, New York, United States (1956-03-22) (track 15)
drums (drum set):
Art Blakey (track 8)
Shadow Wilson (1948-07-02) (track 7)
Shelly Manne (1949-01-11) (track 2)
Kenny Clarke (1949-04-22) (track 1)
Art Blakey (1951-06-23) (track 8)
Kenny Clarke (1954-12-24) (track 9)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1956-03-22) (track 15)
Dannie Richmond (1957-02-12) (track 13)
reeds:
Benny Golson (1967-01-23) (track 4)
Phil Woods (1967-01-23) (track 4)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (1949-04-22) (track 1)
Clifford Brown (trumpet) (1956-03-22) (track 15)
Art Farmer (1958-01-13) (track 11)
Freddie Hubbard (1967-01-23) (track 4)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1967-01-23) (track 4)
Charlie Shavers (1967-01-23) (track 4)
Clark Terry (1967-01-23) (track 4)
membranophone:
Louis Hayes (1958-01-13) (track 11)
guitar:
Billy Bauer (US cool jazz guitarist) (1949-01-11) (track 2)
bass:
Al McKibbon (track 8)
George Morrow (1956-03-22) (track 15)
Teddy Kotick (1958-01-13) (track 11)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (1948-07-02) (track 7)
Milt Jackson (1951-06-23) (track 8)
double bass:
John Simmons (bassist) (1948-07-02) (track 7)
Arnold Fishkind (1949-01-11) (track 2)
Nelson Boyd (1949-04-22) (track 1)
Al McKibbon (1951-06-23) (track 8)
Percy Heath (1954-12-24) (track 9)
George Morrow (1956-03-22) (track 15)
Charles Mingus (1957-02-12) (track 13)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (1949-01-11) (track 2)
Lee Konitz (1949-04-22) (track 1)
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (1951-06-23) (track 8)
Curtis Porter (1957-02-12) (track 13)
piano:
Thelonious Monk (1948-07-02) (track 7)
Lennie Tristano (1949-01-11) (track 2)
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (1949-04-22) (track 1)
Thelonious Monk (1951-06-23) (track 8)
Thelonious Monk (1954-12-24) (track 9)
Richie Powell (1956-03-22) (track 15)
Wade Legge (1957-02-12) (track 13)
Horace Silver (1958-01-13) (track 11)
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1967-01-23) (track 4)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (1949-04-22) (track 1)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (1949-04-22) (track 1)
tenor saxophone:
Sonny Rollins (1956-03-22) (track 15)
Clifford Jordan (1958-01-13) (track 11)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (1949-04-22) (track 1)
Jimmy Knepper (1957-02-12) (track 13)
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (1967-01-23) (track 4)
Kai Winding (1967-01-23) (track 4)
French horn:
Sanford J. Siegelstein (1949-04-22) (track 1)
arranger:
Gil Evans (track 1)
composer:
Gil Evans (track 1)
George Gershwin (composer) (tracks 12, 12)
Cleo Henry (track 1)
Milt Jackson (track 9)
Lee Konitz (track 2)
Charles Mingus (track 13)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 6–8)
Sonny Rollins (track 15)
Irving Berlin (1924) (track 4)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (tracks 12, 12)
DuBose Heyward (tracks 12, 12)
Irving Berlin (1924) (track 4)
producer:
Alfred Lion (track 11)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (track 15)
Rudy van Gelder (1958-01-13) (track 11)
vocals:
Sarah Vaughan (1967-01-23) (track 4)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (tracks 12, 12)
Chappell & Co., Inc. (tracks 12, 12)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 12, 12)
George Gershwin Music (tracks 12, 12)
Jazz Workshop, Inc. (track 13)
Thelonious Music (track 7)
Warner/Chappell (tracks 12, 12)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (tracks 12, 12)
Ira Gershwin Music (1935) (tracks 12, 12)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1935) (tracks 12, 12)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1949-04-22) (track 1)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1951-06-23) (track 8)
Audio-Video Studios (NYC) in New York, New York, United States (1957-02-12) (track 13)
Van Gelder Studio (Hackensack - July 1,1959) in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States (1958-01-13) (track 11)
later releases:
sampled by:
The Novel Sound by Llorca (track 13)
arrangements:
12 Songs: Summertime (tracks 12, 12)
Summertime (catch-all for arrangements) (tracks 12, 12)
cover recording of:
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 12)
instrumental recording of:
Summertime (American songbook standard from 1935 opera Porgy and Bess) (track 12)
is based on:
is the basis for:
And the Living Is Easy (tracks 12, 12)
Doin’ Time (tracks 12, 12)
Summertime (Rick Wakeman arrangement) (tracks 12, 12)
The Bones of You (tracks 12, 12)
later translated parody versions:
Tschibuti (tracks 12, 12)
later translated versions:
C'est l'été (tracks 12, 12)
Sommartid (tracks 12, 12)
Summa is (tracks 12, 12)
later versions:
Boplicity (track 1)
recording of:
Evidence (track 7)
Misterioso (track 6)
Subconscious-Lee (track 2)
Boplicity (1949-04-22) (track 1)
Criss-Cross (1951-06-23) (track 8)
Bags’ Groove (1954-12-24) (track 9)
Pent-Up House (1956-03-22) (track 15)
Haitian Fight Song (1957-02-12) (track 13)
All Alone (1967-01-23) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Porgy and Bess Suite (tracks 12, 12)

CD 5

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1956-06-22) (track 1)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1956-06-22) (track 1)
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1960-01-26 – 1960-01-28) (track 2)
membranophone:
Elvin Jones (Jazz drummer) (1963-11-18) (track 6)
guitar:
Wes Montgomery (1960-01-26 – 1960-01-28) (track 2)
double bass:
Doug Watkins (1956-06-22) (track 1)
Percy Heath (1960-01-26 – 1960-01-28) (track 2)
Jimmy Garrison (1963-11-18) (track 6)
saxophone:
John Coltrane (1963-11-18) (track 6)
piano:
Tommy Flanagan (1956-06-22) (track 1)
Tommy Flanagan (1960-01-26 – 1960-01-28) (track 2)
McCoy Tyner (1963-11-18) (track 6)
tenor saxophone:
Sonny Rollins (1956-06-22) (track 1)
composer:
John Coltrane (track 6)
Wes Montgomery (track 2)
Sonny Rollins (track 1)
engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (track 1)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (track 1)
dedicated to:
Taggie Music Co. (track 2)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States (1963-11-18) (track 6)
recording of:
Blue 7 (1956-06-22) (track 1)
West Coast Blues (1960-01-26 – 1960-01-28) (track 2)
Alabama (1963-11-18) (track 6)