Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Grand Terrace Shuffle
Earl Hines and His Orchestra 2:38
2 Body and Soul
Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra 3:03
3 Bouncing With Bean
Coleman Hawkins All Star Octet 3:06
4 Grand Slam (Boy Meets Goy)
The Benny Goodman Sextet 2:50
5 Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:09
6 Day Dream
Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 2:59
7 Baby Dear
Mary Lou Williams and Her Kansas City Seven 2:54
8 On the Alamo
The Benny Goodman Sextet feat. Count Basie 3:32
9 Take the 'A' Train
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:56
10 Swingmatism
Jay McShann & His Orchestra feat. Charlie Parker 2:42
11 God Bless the Child
Billie Holiday with Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra 3:02
12 I Got Rhythm
Art Tatum Trio 2:17
13 Cherokee
Don Byas Quartet 3:01
14 Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday with Milt Raskin 2:37
15 Hollywood Stampede
Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra 3:09
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Blue 'n' Boogie
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet 2:58
2 Salt Peanuts
Dizzy Gillespie & His All Stars 3:14
3 Lover Man
Sarah Vaughan with The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Quintet 3:19
4 Ko-Ko
Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers 2:57
5 Yardbird Suite
Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers 2:42
6 Blues in Bebop
Bud Powell & The Bebop Boys 2:48
7 A Night in Tunisia
Charlie Parker Septet 3:03
8 Opus de Bop
The Stan Getz Quartet 2:36
9 Things to Come
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra 2:52
10 Lester Leaps In
Lester Young and His Band 2:58
11 Lady Be Good
Ella Fitzgerald with Bob Haggart and His Orchestra 3:16
12 The Chase
Dexter Gordon 6:30
13 The Thin Man
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3:01
14 Fats Blows
Fats Navarro All Stars 2:50
15 Algo Bueno (Woody 'n' You)
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra 2:57
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk Quintet 3:09
2 Epistrophy
Thelonious Monk Quintet 3:07
3 Manoir de mes rêves
Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli 3:30
4 C-Jam Blues
Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 3:30
5 September in the Rain
The George Shearing Quintet 3:16
6 Goin' Home
Art Tatum 3:09
7 Progression
Lennie Tristano Quintet 2:47
8 Jeru
Miles Davis and his Orchestra 3:14
9 Dance of the Infidels
Bud Powell Quartet 2:53
10 Indiana
The Dave Brubeck Trio 2:35
11 Mean to Me
Sarah Vaughan with Miles Davis and his Orchestra 2:56
12 Lo-Flame
Howard McGhee and his Band 2:51
13 Star Eyes
Charlie Parker and His Orchestra 3:37
14 Just One of Those Things
The Oscar Peterson Trio 3:05
15 Blue Moon
Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra 3:29
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Donna
Miles Davis Quintet 3:14
2 Slow Down
The Oscar Peterson Trio 3:49
3 Autumn in New York
Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra 3:55
4 Dial 'B' For Beauty
Tadd Dameron and his Orchestra 5:24
5 This Time the Dream's on Me
Chet Baker Quartet 2:47
6 Tempus Fugit
Miles Davis Quintet 3:51
7 C.T.A.
Miles Davis Quintet 3:33
8 Turnpike
J. J. Johnson Sextet 4:23
9 Wail Bait
Clifford Brown Sextet 4:04
10 Brown Skins
Gigi Gryce and his Orchestra 6:12
11 If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)
Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio 2:33
12 There's a Small Hotel
Erroll Garner Trio 3:10
13 I Only Have Eyes for You
The Oscar Peterson Trio 4:09
14 Dot's Groovy
Chet Baker Sextet 4:34
15 The Theme
Miles Davis Quartet feat. John Coltrane 5:50

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Lewis Allan (track 14)
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (track 4)
Coleman Hawkins (tracks 3, 15)
Thamon Hayes (track 7)
Earl Hines (track 1)
Budd Johnson (track 4)
Isham Jones (track 8)
Bennie Moten (jazz pianist) (track 7)
Ray Noble (track 13)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 5)
George Gershwin (composer) (1930) (track 12)
Johnny Green (composer and conductor, often credited as John Green) (1930) (track 2)
Billy Strayhorn (1939) (track 9)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (track 6)
Billy Strayhorn (1941) (track 6)
lyricist:
Lewis Allan (track 14)
Ray Noble (track 13)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 5)
Gus Kahn (track 8)
Frank Eyton (1930) (track 2)
Ira Gershwin (1930) (track 12)
Edward Heyman (1930) (track 2)
Robert Sour (1930) (track 2)
John Latouche (1941) (track 6)
Joya Sherrill (1944) (track 9)
writer:
Arthur Herzog, Jr. (track 11)
Billie Holiday (track 11)
Jay McShann (track 10)
William J. Scott (track 10)
publisher:
Basart Editions ( – ????) (track 11)
Basart Editions (track 14)
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 12)
Druropetal Music (track 2)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (tracks 11, 14)
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 9)
Quartet Music Inc. (track 2)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 13)
Tempo (Please do not use for release label) (track 9)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 2)
New World Music Co. (1930) (track 12)
arrangements:
I Got Rhythm (for brass ensemble, Harvey) (track 12)
I Got Rhythm (for piano solo) (track 12)
cover recording of:
Cherokee (track 13)
has revision:
Take the “A” Train (Nikki Yanofsky version) (track 9)
instrumental cover recording of:
I Got Rhythm (track 12)
instrumental recording of:
Day Dream (track 6)
On the Alamo (track 8)
is the basis for:
God Bless the Child (track 11)
Marshmallow (track 13)
later translated versions:
Cuerpo y Alma (track 2)
Hut und Haar (track 2)
I hob Rhythmus (track 12)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 12)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 12)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 12)
recording of:
Baby Dear (track 7)
Body and Soul (track 2)
Bouncing With Bean (track 3)
Cotton Tail (track 5)
God Bless the Child (track 11)
Hollywood Stampede (track 15)
Strange Fruit (track 14)
Swingmatism (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
The Rhythm Series (track 12)
version of:
Bitter Fruit (track 14)
Take the “A” Train (initial instrumental version) (track 9)

CD 2

composer:
Kenny Dorham (tracks 6, 13)
Walter "Gil" Fuller (jazz composer & arranger) (track 9)
Dizzy Gillespie (tracks 1, 7, 9, 15)
John Gillespie (track 7)
Dexter Gordon (track 12)
Wardell Gray (track 12)
Hank Jones (track 8)
Fats Navarro (track 14)
Frank Paparelli (tracks 1, 7)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (tracks 4–5)
Roger “Ram” Ramirez (Puerto Rican jazz pianist) (track 3)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 11)
Lester Young (1940) (track 10)
Jimmy Davis (songwriter, "Lover Man") (1942) (track 3)
Jimmy Sherman (1942) (track 3)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (1924) (track 11)
Jimmy Davis (songwriter, "Lover Man") (1942) (track 3)
Roger “Ram” Ramirez (Puerto Rican jazz pianist) (1942) (track 3)
Jimmy Sherman (1942) (track 3)
writer:
Kenny Clarke (track 2)
Dizzy Gillespie (track 2)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 11)
Ira Gershwin Music (track 11)
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 3)
Universal MCA Music Publishing (US film music publisher) (track 7)
Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP) (track 2)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 11)
arrangements:
Oh, Lady Be Good (for solo piano) (track 11)
cover recording of:
Night in Tunisia (instrumental) (track 7)
Oh, Lady Be Good! (track 11)
is the basis for:
Yardbird Suite (track 5)
later parody versions:
Lady Be Good (French parody) (track 11)
later translated versions:
Oh, dama, tem dó (track 11)
later versions:
A Night in Tunisia (vocal version) (track 7)
I've Got the Blues (track 10)
part of:
Lady, Be Good (full musical) (track 11)
recording of:
Blue 'n' Boogie (track 1)
Blues in Bebop (track 6)
Fats Blows (track 14)
Ko Ko (track 4)
Lester Leaps In (track 10)
Lover Man (track 3)
Opus de Bop (track 8)
Salt Peanuts (track 2)
The Chase (track 12)
The Thin Man (track 13)
Things to Come (track 9)
Woody 'n' You (track 15)
Yardbird Suite (track 5)

CD 3

membranophone:
Cal Tjader (track 10)
membranophone and vibraphone:
Cal Tjader (track 10)
double bass:
Ron Crotty (track 10)
Ron Grotty (track 10)
piano:
Dave Brubeck (track 10)
composer:
Fred E. Ahlert (track 11)
Kenny Clarke (track 2)
Kenny Drew (track 12)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 1–2)
Gerry Mulligan (track 8)
Gene de Paul (track 13)
Bud Powell (track 9)
Don Raye (track 13)
Django Reinhardt (track 3)
Lawrence Riesner (track 3)
Lennie Tristano (track 7)
Roy Turk (track 11)
Cootie Williams (track 1)
Antonín Dvořák (1893) (track 6)
James F. Hanley (1917) (track 10)
Richard Rodgers (1934) (track 15)
Cole Porter (1935) (track 14)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (1937) (track 5)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1942) (track 4)
instruments arranger:
lyricist:
Roy Turk (track 11)
Bernie Hanighen (track 1)
Ballard MacDonald (1917) (track 10)
William Arms Fisher (1922) (track 6)
Lorenz Hart (1934) (track 15)
Cole Porter (1935) (track 14)
Al Dubin (1937) (track 5)
publisher:
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP) (track 15)
Jewel Music Publishing Co., Inc. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 3)
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 2)
Pencil Mark Music (ASCAP) (track 11)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 1)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (track 1)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 1)
Henrees Music co. (1937) (track 5)
Peermusic UK (UK publisher) (1937) (track 5)
arrangements:
Going Home (Louis Clark arrangement) (track 6)
Goin’ Home (overtone arrangement) (track 6)
’Round Midnight (for saxophone quartet, Müller-Irion) (track 1)
cover recording of:
"C" Jam Blues (track 4)
instrumental cover recording of:
Star Eyes (track 13)
instrumental recording of:
Goin’ Home (track 6)
is based on:
later translated versions:
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Claude Nougaro) (track 1)
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Boris Vian) (track 1)
Blå lys (track 15)
Sei lieb zu mir (Mean to Me) (track 11)
家路 (track 6)
later versions:
Duke’s Place (track 4)
part of:
Can‐Can (1960 musical film) (track 14)
High Society (stage musical) (track 14)
Jubilee (track 14)
Panama Hattie (1942 film) (track 14)
recording of:
Blue Moon (track 15)
Epistrophy (track 2)
Jeru (track 8)
Lo-Flame (track 12)
Mean to Me (track 11)
Progression (track 7)
’Round About Midnight (aka “’Round Midnight”) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Septemberly (jazz instrumental medley of "Tenderly" and "September in the Rain") (track 5)

CD 4

composer:
Tadd Dameron (track 4)
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (track 15)
Gigi Gryce (track 10)
Jimmy Heath (track 7)
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (track 8)
Quincy Jones (track 9)
Jackie McLean (track 1)
Jack Montrose (track 14)
Oscar Peterson (track 2)
Bud Powell (track 6)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (track 13)
Vernon Duke (track 3)
Richard Rodgers (1936) (track 12)
Harold Arlen (1941) (track 5)
lyricist:
Jackie McLean (track 1)
Al Dubin (track 13)
Vernon Duke (track 3)
Lorenz Hart (1936) (track 12)
Johnny Mercer (1941) (track 5)
writer:
Eddy Howard (track 11)
Dick Jurgens (track 11)
publisher:
B. Feldman & Co. (track 13)
B. Feldman Ltd. (track 13)
Chappell & Co. (track 3)
cover recording of:
Autumn in New York (1934) (track 3)
Dot's Groovy (track 14)
instrumental cover recording of:
There’s a Small Hotel (from "On Your Toes") (track 12)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
part of:
Pal Joey (track 12)
recording of:
Brown Skins (track 10)
C.T.A. (track 7)
Dial B for Beauty (track 4)
Donna (track 1)
Slow Down (track 2)
Tempus Fugit (track 6)
The Theme (track 15)
Turnpike (track 8)
Wail Bait (track 9)