Jazz (1940–50s) (Reference)

The reference list includes records that have been obtained and/or rated (in blue) as well as many other records that have been recommended from various sources.


Ahmed Abdul-Malik (1927–93)

Pepper Adams (1930–86)

Cannonball Adderley (1928–75)

Nat Adderley (1931–2000)

Joe Albany (1924–88)

Alvin Alcorn (1912–2003)

Gene Ammons (1925–74)

Ray Anthony (1922– )

Peter Appleyard (1928– )

Dorothy Ashby (1932–86)

Harold Ashby (1925–2003)

Georgie Auld (1919–90)

Chet Baker (1929–88)

Kenny Ball (1930–2013)

The Banjo Kings

Paul Barbarin (1899–1969)

Chris Barber (1930– )

Paul Bascomb (1912–86)

Louie Bellson (1924–2009)

Tex Beneke (1914–2000)

Eddie Bert (1922–2012)

Acker Bilk (1929–2014)

Ed Blackwell (1929–92)

Art Blakey (1919–90)

Paul Bley (1932–2016)

Peter Bocage (1887–1967)

Claude Bolling (1930– )

Beryl Booker (1922–76)

Earl Bostic (1913–65)

Johnny Bothwell (1919–95)

Ruby Braff (1927–2003)

Buddy Bregman (1930–2017)

Bob Brookmeyer (1929–2011)

Tina Brooks (1932–74)

Clifford Brown (1930–56)

Lawrence Brown (1907–88)

Les Brown (1912–2001)

Ray Brown (1926–2002)

Sandy Brown (1929–75)

Dave Brubeck (1920–2012)

Georg Brunies (1902–74)

Ray Bryant (1931–2011)

Raymond Burke (1904–86)

Kenny Burrell (1931– )

Joe Bushkin (1916–2004)

Sam Butera (1927–2009)

Billy Butler (1925–91)

Billy Butterfield (1917–88)

Don Byas (1912–72)

Charlie Byrd (1925–2000)

Donald Byrd (1932–2013)

Brun Campbell (1884–1953)

Conte Candoli (1927–2001)

Joe Castro (1927–2009)

Sid Catlett (1910–51)

Dick Cary (1916–94)

Serge Chaloff (1923–57)

Paul Chambers (1935–69)

Teddy Charles (1928–2012)

Ian Christie (1927–2010)

Sonny Clark (1931–63)

Kenny Clarke (1914–85)

James Clay (1935–94)

Buck Clayton (1911–91)

Jimmy Cleveland (1926–2008)

Arnett Cobb (1918–89)

Al Cohn (1925–88)

Cozy Cole (1909–81)

Ornette Coleman (1930–2015)

Buddy Collette (1921–2010)

John Coltrane (1926–67)

Ken Colyer (1928–88)

Eddie Costa (1930–62)

Johnny Costa (1922–96)

Curtis Counce (1926–63)

Sonny Criss (1927–77)

Tadd Dameron (1917–65)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (1922–86)

Miles Davis (1926–91)

Walter Davis Jr. (1932–90)

Wild Bill Davison (1906–90)

Buddy DeFranco (1923–2014)

Wilbur De Paris (1900–73)

Paul Desmond (1924–77)

Jimmy Deuchar (1930–93)

Vic Dickenson (1906–84)

Bill Doggett (1916–96)

Natty Dominique (1896–1982)

Arne Domnérus (1924–2008)

Lou Donaldson (1926– )

Dorothy Donegan (1922–98)

Kenny Dorham (1924–72)

Ray Draper (1940–82)

Kenny Drew (1928–93)

Dutch Swing College Band

Allen Eager (1927–2003)

Harry "Sweets" Edison (1915–99)

Teddy Edwards (1924–2003)

Mercer Ellington (1919–96)

Herb Ellis (1921–2010)

Rolf Ericson (1922–97)

Pee Wee Erwin (1913–81)

Eureka Brass Band

Bill Evans (1929–80)

Gil Evans (1912–88)

Don Ewell (1916–83)

Don Fagerquist (1927–74)

Al Fairweather (1927–93)

Tal Farlow (1921–98)

Art Farmer (1928–99)

Victor Feldman (1934–87)

Maynard Ferguson (1928–2006)

The Firehouse Five Plus Two [1949–1969]

Tommy Flanagan (1930–2001)

Bob Florence (1932–2008)

Jimmy Forrest (1920–80)

Frank Foster (1928–2011)

Pete Fountain (1930–2016)

Panama Francis (1918–2001)

Russ Freeman (1926–2002)

Johnny Frigo (1916–2007)

Tony Fruscella (1927–69)

Curtis Fuller (1934– )

Red Garland (1923–84)

Erroll Garner (1926–77)

Herb Geller (1928–2013)

Stan Getz (1927–91)

Terry Gibbs (1924– )

Dizzy Gillespie (1917–93)

Jimmy Giuffre (1921–2008)

Benny Golson (1929– )

Paul Gonsalves (1920–74)

Dexter Gordon (1923–90)

Joe Gordon (1928–63)

Wardell Gray (1921–55)

Bennie Green (1923–77)

Johnny Griffin (1928–2008)

Tiny Grimes (1916–89)

Marty Grosz (1930– )

Gigi Gryce (1927–83)

Vince Guaraldi (1928–76)

Johnny Guarnieri (1917–85)

Lars Gullin (1928–76)

Al Haig (1924–82)

Jim Hall (1930–2013)

Chico Hamilton (1921–2013)

Jimmy Hamilton (1917–94)

John Handy (1933– )

John Hardee (1918–84)

Wilbur Harden (1925–69)

Joe Harriott (1928–73)

Bill Harris (1916–73)

Bill Harris (1925–88)

Gene Harris (1933–2000)

Ake Hasselgård (1922–48)

Hampton Hawes (1928–77)

Tubby Hayes (1935–73)

Roy Haynes (1925– )

Jimmy Heath (1926– )

Ted Heath (1900–69)

Bob Helm (1914–2003)

Mel Henke (1915–79)

Ernie Henry (1926–57)

Eddie Heywood (1915–89)

Eddie Higgins (1932–2009)

Milt Hinton (1910–2000)

Jutta Hipp (1925–2003)

Art Hodes (1904–93)

Bill Holman (1927– )

Elmo Hope (1923–67)

Chubby Jackson (1918–2003)

Milt Jackson (1923–99)

Willis Jackson (1932–87)

Illinois Jacquet (1922–2004)

Ahmad Jamal (1930– )

Bobby Jaspar (1926–63)

Jazz at the Philharmonic [1944–1983]

The Jazz Couriers

John Jenkins (1931–93)

Bill Jennings (1919– )

Budd Johnson

J.J. Johnson (1924–2001)

Hank Jones (1918–2010)

Jo Jones (1911–85)

Jonah Jones (1909–2000)

Philly Joe Jones (1923–85)

Quincy Jones (1933– )

Thad Jones (1923–86)

Clifford Jordan (1931–93)

Duke Jordan (1922–2006)

Taft Jordan (1915–81)

Max Kaminsky (1908–94)

Richie Kamuca (1930–77)

Fred Katz (1919–2013)

Wynton Kelly (1931–71)

Stan Kenton (1911–79)

Barney Kessel (1923–2004)

King Curtis (1934–71)

Lee Konitz (1927– )

Rolf Kühn (1929– )

Steve Lacy (1934–2004)

Harold Land (1928–2001)

Don Lanphere (1928–2003)

Ellis Larkins (1923–2002)

Yusef Lateef (1920–2013)

Cy Laurie (1926–2002)

Yank Lawson (1911–95)

Michel Legrand (1932– )

Harlan Leonard (1905–83)

Lou Levy (1928–2001)

John Lewis (1920–2001)

Ramsey Lewis (1935– )

Booker Little (1938–61)

Mundell Lowe (1922– )

Humphrey Lyttelton (1921–2008)

Junior Mance (1928– )

Herbie Mann (1930–2003)

Shelly Manne (1920–84)

Charlie Mariano (1923–2009)

Dodo Marmarosa (1925–2002)

Warne Marsh (1927–87)

Billy May (1916–2004)

Howard McGhee (1918–87)

Hal McKusick (1924–2012)

Jackie McLean (1932–2006)

Big Jay McNeely (1927– )

Jimmy McPartland (1907–91)

Marian McPartland (1918–2013)

Jay McShann (1916–2006)

Jack McVea (1914–2000)

Gil Melle (1931–2004)

Eddie Miller (1911–91)

Charles Mingus (1922–79)

Blue Mitchell (1930–79)

Red Mitchell (1927–92)

Hank Mobley (1930–86)

Modern Jazz Quartet [1952–1993]

Thelonious Monk (1917–82)

J.R. Monterose (1927–93)

Wes Montgomery (1925–68)

Jack Montrose (1928–2006)

James Moody (1925–2010)

Joe Mooney (1911–75)

Brew Moore (1924–73)

Herb Morand (1905–52)

Frank Morgan (1933–2007)

Lee Morgan (1938–72)

Sam Most (1930–2013)

Gerry Mulligan (1927–96)

Turk Murphy (1915–87)

Fats Navarro (1923–50)

Oliver Nelson (1932–75)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (1931–90)

David "Fathead" Newman (1933–2009)

Joe Newman (1922–92)

Albert Nicholas (1900–71)

Wooden Joe Nicholas (1883–1957)

Herbie Nichols (1919–63)

Lennie Niehaus (1929– )

Anthony Ortega (1928– )

Mary Osborne (1921–92)

Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band

Tony Parenti (1900–72)

Charlie Parker (1920–55)

Knocky Parker (1918–86)

Leo Parker (1925–62)

Cecil Payne (1922–2007)

Dave Pell (1925– )

Art Pepper (1925–82)

Oscar Peterson (1925–2007)

Oscar Pettiford (1922–60)

Flip Phillips (1915–2001)

Nat Pierce (1925–92)

Herb Pomeroy (1930–2007)

Bud Powell (1924–66)

Mel Powell (1923–98)

André Previn (1930– )

Joe Puma (1927–2000)

Ike Quebec (1918–63)

Paul Quinichette (1916–83)

Boyd Raeburn (1913–66)

Freddy Randall (1921–99)

Jimmy Raney (1927–95)

Freddie Redd (1927– )

Dizzy Reece (1931– )

Don Rendell (1926–2015)

Buddy Rich (1917–87)

Jerome Richardson (1920–2000)

Max Roach (1924–2007)

Howard Roberts (1929–92)

Luckey Roberts (1887–1968)

Red Rodney (1927–94)

Shorty Rogers (1924–94)

Sonny Rollins (1930– )

Wally Rose (1913–97)

Frank Rosolino (1926–78)

Charlie Rouse (1924–88)

Jimmy Rowles (1918–96)

Pete Rugolo (1915–2011)

Howard Rumsey (1917–2015)

George Russell (1923–2009)

A.K. Salim (1922– )

Sal Salvador (1925–99)

Bob Scobey (1916–63)

Hazel Scott (1920–81)

Shirley Scott (1934–2002)

Tony Scott (1921–2007)

Bud Shank (1926–2009)

George Shearing (1919–2011)

Jack Sheldon (1931– )

Wayne Shorter (1933– )

Horace Silver (1928–2014)

Norman Simmons (1929– )

Zoot Sims (1925–85)

Hal Singer (1919– )

Bill Smith (1926– )

Bobby Earl Smith

Buster Smith (1904–91)

Jimmy Smith (1925–2005)

Johnny Smith (1922–2013)

Johnny "Hammond" Smith (1933–97)

Louis Smith (1931–2016)

Tab Smith (1909–71)

Willie Smith (1910–67)

Martial Solal (1927– )

Lou Stein (1922–2002)

Slam Stewart (1914–87)

Sonny Stitt (1924–82)

Billy Strayhorn (1915–67)

Frank Strozier (1937– )

Idrees Sulieman (1923–2002)

Ira Sullivan (1931– )

Sun Ra (1914–93)

Ralph Sutton (1922–2001)

Buddy Tate (1913–2001)

Art Taylor (1929–94)

Billy Taylor (1921–2010)

Cecil Taylor (1929– )

Clark Terry (1920–2015)

Toots Thielemans (1922–2016)

Sir Charles Thompson (1918–2016)

Lucky Thompson (1924–2005)

Claude Thornhill (1909–65)

Cy Touff (1927–2003)

Lenny Tristano (1919–78)

Bruce Turner (1922–93)

Joe Turner (1907–90)

Richard Twardzik (1932–55)

René Urtreger (1934– )

George Van Eps (1913–98)

Charlie Ventura (1916–92)

Leroy Vinnegar (1928–99)

Mal Waldron (1926–2002)

George Wallington (1924–93)

Wilbur Ware (1923–79)

Julius Watkins (1921–77)

Frank Wess (1922–2013)

Randy Weston (1926– )

Putte Wickman (1924–2006)

Gerald Wiggins (1922–2008)

Bob Wilber (1928– )

Joe Wilder (1922–2014)

Barney Wilen (1937–96)

Ernie Wilkins (1922–99)

Claude Williamson (1926–2016)

Gerald Wilson (1918–2014)

Kai Winding (1922–83)

Phil Woods (1931–2015)

Jimmy Yancey (1894–1951)

John Young (1922–2008)

Various Artists


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