Penguin Guide to Jazz: Added to 7th Edition

Note: These lists are believed to be complete. The sort order has changed slightly between editions, so we use the more recent (7th Edition).

Artist Title 7th Ed.
Hubert Laws The Laws of Jazz [Rhino] ***
  The Rite of Spring [Epic] **(*)
  In the Beginning [Columbia] ***(*)
  Baila Cinderella [Scepterstein] **(*)
Ronnie Laws Pressure Sensitive [Blue Note] **
  Fever [Blue Note] **(*)
  Tribute tot he Legendary Eddie Harris [Blue Note] **
Nguyên Lê Bakida [ACT] ***
  Purple: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix **(*)
The Leaders Unforseen Blessings [Black Saint] **(*)
Joelle Léandre Tricotage [Ambiances Magnetiques] ***
  Organic Mineral [In Situ] ***
  C'Est Ça [Red Toucan] ****
  Signature (Two Duets) [Red Toucan] ***(*)
  Evident [482 Music] ***
LeeAnn Ledgerwood Walkin' Up [Steeplechase] **(*)
Jeanne Lee The Newest Sound Around [RCA] ***
  Natural Affinities [Owl] ****
  After Hours [Owl] ***
  Travelling in Soul Time [BvHaast] ***
Michel Legrand Big Band [Verve] ***
Jed Levy Round and Round [Steeplechase] ***(*)
Lou Levy Jazz in Hollywood [OJC] ***
  Solo Scene [RCA] ***
  Jazz in Four Colors [RCA] ***(*)
  A Most Musical Fella [RCA] ***
  My Old Flame [Fresh Sound] ***
George Lewis At Manny's Tavern, 1949 [American Music] ***
  At the Municipal Auditorium, Congo Square [American Music] ***
  Bands, Trios & Quintets [American Music] ***
  Jazz Funeral in New Orleans [Tradition] ****
  Second Bakersfield Concert 1954 [Storyville] ***
  Doctor Jazz [Good Time Jazz] ***
  Famous Manchester Free Trade Hall Concert - 1957 - Rehearsal/First Half [504] ***
  Famous Manchester Free Trade Hall Concert - 1957 - Second Half [504] ***
  1959 - Live in Germany [504] ***
  In Concert 1959 - Manchester Free Trade Hall - Opening House [504] ***
  In Concert 1959 - Manchester Free Trade Hall - Second House [504] ***
  With Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band [Storyville] **(*)
George E. Lewis Solo Trombone Album [Sackville] ***(*)
Ramsey Lewis Sound of Christmas [Universal] **(*)
  The In Crowd [Chess] ***(*)
  Simple Pleasures [Narada] **(*)
Vic Lewis New York Jazzmen and Jam Session [Upbeat Jazz] ***
  Me & You! [Candid] ***
  The Golden Years [Candid] ***
  With Love to Gerry [Sea Breeze] ***
David Liebman Drum Ode [ECM] ****
  The Energy of the Chance [Heads Up] **
  Voyage [Evidence] ****
  Bookends [Hatology] ***
  Colors [Hatology] ****
  Conversation [Sunnyside] ***(*)
  Beyond the Line [Omnitone] ***
Chris Lightcap Lay-Up [Fresh Sound] ***
  Bigmouth [Fresh Sound] ***(*)
Abbey Lincoln Over the Years [Verve] ***
  It's Me [Verve] ***
John Lindberg Two by Five [Between the Lines] (***)
  Ruminations Upon Ives & Gottschalk [Between the Lines] ****
Trevor Lines The Cats Hide Under the Bed When I Play My Gary Windo Records [Wriggly Pig] ***
Booker Little Sounds of the Inner City [Collectables] ***
  Booker Little and Friend [Bethlehem/Avenue Jazz] ****
Martin Litton Jazz Piano [Solo Art] ***(*)
Fredrik Ljungkvist Walk, Stop, Look and Walk [Crazy Wisdom] ***(*)
  Fungus [Moserobie] ***(*)
Charles Lloyd Dream Weaver [Collectables] ***
  In Europe [Atlantic] ***
  Which Way Is East [ECM] ***
  Lift Every Voice [ECM] ***
Joe Locke 4 Walls of Freedom [Sirocco] ***
Giuseppi Logan The Giuseppi Logan Quartet [ESP/Calibre] ***
  More [ESP/Calibre] **
Joe Lovano Ten Tales [Owl] ***
  On This Day . . . at the Vanguard [Blue Note] ***(*)
Frank Lowe Lowe-down and Blue [CIMP] ***
Henry Lowther Fungii Mama [GWB] ***
Jesper Lundgaard This Bass Was Made for Walking [Music Mecca] ***
  Two Basses [Touché Music] ***
Carmen Lundy Good Morning Kiss [Justin Time] ***
  Moment to Moment [Arabesque] ***
Lunge Braced & Framed [ACTA] ***
  Strong Language [Emanem] ***(*)
Chick Lyali Broken Poems [Caber] ***(*)
Jimmy Lyons The Box Set [Ayler] ****
Humphrey Lyttelton The Best of Humphrey Lyttelton [EMI Gold] ***(*)
  I Play as I Please [Lake] ***(*)
  Triple Exposure [Calligraph] ****
  Scatterbrains [Lake] ***
  . . . It Seems Like Yesterday! [Upbeat] ***(*)
Laura Macdonald Awakenings [Spartacus] ****
Alex Maguire Mt Olympus [Ramboy] ***(*)
Mahavishnu Orchestra Best of the Mahavishnu Orchestra [Columbia] ***
Adam Makowicz A Handful of Stars [Chiaroscuro] ***
  Reflections on Chopin [Musicians Showcase] ***
  Plays Duke Ellington [Musicians Showcase] ***
Raphe Malik Storyline [Boxholder] ***(*)
  Looking East: A Suite in Three Parts [Boxholder] ***
  Companions [Eremite] ***
  Speak Easy [Le Systeme] ***
Russell Malone Playground [Maxjazz] ***(*)
Stefano Maltese Double Minor [Splasc(h)] **(*)
Junior Mance Junior's Blues [OJC] ****
  Happy Time [OJC] ***(*)
  Harlem Lullaby/I Believe to My Soul [Collectables] ***
  With a Lotta Help From My Friends [Collectables] ***
  That Lovin' Feeling [Milestone] ***
  For Dancers Only [Sackville] ****
  Here 'Tis - Play the Music of Dizzy Gillespie [Sackville] ***
  Blue Mance [Chiaroscuro] ***(*)
  Jubilation [Sackville] ***(*)
  Mance [Chiaroscuro] ***
  Plays Monk [Chiaroscuro] ***(*)
  Blues, Ballads and 'A' Train [Trio] ***
  On the Record [Trio] ***
Joe Maneri Tenderly [Hatology] ***
  Out Right Now [Hatology] ***(*)
  Going to Church [Aum Fidelity] ****
Mat Maneri Fifty One Sorrows [Leo] ***(*)
  Sustain [Thirsty Ear] ****
  For Consequence [Leo] ****
Herbie Mann Eastern European Roots [Lightyear] ***
Shelly Manne Li'l Abner [OJC] ***
  Yesterdays [Pablo] ***
  Checkmate [OJC] ***
  The Navy Swings! [Studio West] ***
Marc O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio In Full Swing [Sony] ***
Michael Marcus Blue Reality [Soul Note] ****
Charlie Mariano Reflections [Warners] **(*)
  An American in Italy [Timeless] ***
  Deep in a Dream [Enja] **(*)
René Marie How Can I Keep From Singing? [MaxJazz] ***(*)
  Vertigo [MaxJazz] ****
  Live at Jazz Standard [MaxJazz] ***(*)
Chuck Marohnic Copenhagen Suite [Steeplechase] ***
  Permutations [Steeplechase] ***
  Many Mansions [Challenge] ***(*)
  White Men Can't Monk [Summit] **(*)
Hank Marr It's 'Bout Time [Double Time] ***
  Groovin' It [Double Time] ***
  Hank & Frank [Double Time] ***(*)
Branford Marsalis The Steep Anthology [Columbia] ***(*)
  Footsteps of Our Fathers [Marsalis Music] **(*)
  A Jazz Celebration [Marsalis Music] ***
  Romare Bearden Revealed [Marsalis Music] ***(*)
Wynton Marsalis All Rise [Sony Classical] **(*)
  The Magic Hour [Blue Note] ***
Warne Marsh Jazz of Two Cities [Fresh Sound] ***
  More Jazz From the East Village [Wave] ***
  Live in Las Vegas 1962 [Naked City] ***
  Sweet Basil 1980 [Fresh Sound] ***
  Marshlands [Storyville] ***(*)
John Marshall Bopera House [VSOP] ***
  Keep On Keepin' On [Mons] ***
Andy Martin Andy Martin Quartet With Dave Pell [Woofy] ***
  It's Fine . . . It's Andy! [Fresh Sound] ***
Claire Martin Too Darn Hot [Linn] ***(*)
Joe Martin Algorythm [Orchard] **
  Passage [Fresh Sound] **
Rebecca Martin Middlehope [Fresh Sound] ***(*)
Pat Martino Think Tank [Blue Note] **(*)
Barry Martyn Let's Go England [GHB] **(*)
Steve Masakowski For Joe [Compass] ***
Hugh Masekela Grrr [Verve] ***
  Stimela [Connoisseur Collection] ***
  Live at the BBC [Fuel 2000] **(*)
  Hope [Razor & Tie] ***
  Sixty [Shanachie] ***
  Time [Sony] **(*)
  Grazing in the Grass: The Best of Hugh Masekela [Columbia] ***
Eugene Maslov When I Need to Smile [Mack Avenue] ***
  The Faceo fLove [Mack Avenue] **(*)
  The Fuse Is Lit [Mack Avenue] ***
Sabir Mateen Divine Mad Love [Eremite] **(*)
  Secrets of When [Bleu Regard] ***(*)
Mat Mathews The Gentle Art of Love [Dawn] ***
  The Modern Art of Jazz [Dawn] ***
  Swingin' Pretty and All That Jazz [Design] ***
Tina May I'll Take Romance [Linn] ***(*)
Bill Mays Out in PA [No Blooze] ***
  Summer Sketches [Palmetto] ****
  Going Home [Palmetto] ***(*)
Marilyn Mazur All the Birds [Stunt] ***(*)
Robert Mazurek Silver Spines [Delmark] ***
Christian McBride Gettin' to It [Verve] ***
  Number Two Express [Verve] ***
  Fingerpainting [Verve] ***(*)
  A Family Affair [Verve] ***
  Sci-Fi [Verve] ***
  Vertical Vision [Warner Bros] ***
Les McCann Another Beginning/Hustle to Survive [Collectables] **
Ron McClure Match Point [Steeplechase] ***(*)
Rob McConnell Thank You, Ted [Justin Time] ***(*)
  Music of the Twenties [Justin Time] ***
Susannah McCorkle The Beginning 1975 [A] ***
Jack McDuff The Best of the Concord Years [Concord] ***
Gary McFarland The October Suite [Verve] ***
Rod McGaha Preacherman [Compass] ***
Howard McGhee Howard McGhee 1945-1946 [Classics] ***
  Howard McGhee 1946-1948 [Classics] ***
  Maggie: The Savoy Sessions [Savoy] ***
  Howard McGhee 1949-1952 [Classics] ***
Jimmy McGriff I've Got a Woman [Collectables] ***
  One of Mine [Collectables] **(*)
  Jimmy McGriff at the Organ [Collectables] ***
  Christmas With Jimmy McGriff [Collectables] ***
  At the Apollo [Collectables] **(*)
  Topkapi [Collectables] **
  Blues for Mister Jimmy [Collectables] ***
  The Worm [Blue Note] ***
  Straight Up [Milestone] ***
  McGriff's House Party [Milestone] ***
  McGriff Avenue [Milestone] ***
Bill McHenry Jazz Is Where You Find It [Fresh Sound] ***
  Rest Stop [Fresh Sound] ***(*)
  Graphic [Fresh Sound] ***
  Quartet Featuring Paul Motian [Fresh Sound] ***
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre Humility in the Light of the Creator [Delmark] ***
  The Moment [Entropy Stereo] ***
  Morning Song [Delmark] ****
Ken McIntyre A New Beginning [Passin Thru] ***
Dave McKenna By Myself [Shiah] ***
  Double Play: No Bass Hit/Major League [Concord] ***
  My Friend the Piano [Concord] ***
  No Holds Barred [Progressive] ***
  You Must Believe in Swing [Concord] ***
Carlos McKinney Up-Front [Sirocco] ***
McKinney's Cotton Pickers Shag Nasty Vol. 3 - The Alternate Masters [Frog] ***
Mike McKoy Swings to the Bossa Nova [Zephyr] ***
John McLaughlin Montreux Concerts [Warner Music Switzerland] ****
Jackie McLean Jackie's Bag [Blue Note] ***
  Capuchin Swing [Blue Note] ***
  A Fickle Sonance [Blue Note] ***
  Destination . . . Out! [Blue Note] ***(*)
  Jacknife [Blue Note] ***
Dave McMurdo The Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra [Jazz Alliance] **(*)
  Live at the Montreal Bistro [Sackville] ***
  Different Paths [Sackville] ***
  Fire and Song [Sackville] ***
Jim McNeely Group Therapy [Omnitone] ****
Marian McPartland Contrasts [Jazz Alliance] ****
  Windows [Concord] ****
Joe McPhee Nation Time [Atavistic] ***
  Trinity [Atavistic] ***
  Survival Unit II: At WBAT's Free Music Store [HatArt] ***
  Tenor & Fallen Angels [Hatology] ***
  Visitation [Boxholder] ***
  Legend Street Two [CIMP] ***
  In Black and White - On Tour . . . Ann Arbor/NYC [Cadence] ***
  Let Paul Robeson Sing [CIMP] ***
  Journey [CIMP] ***
Charles McPherson Is That It? . . . No But [Vega] ****
Carmen McRae Birds of a Feather [Verve] ***
  The Sound of Silence/Portrait of Carmen [Collectables] ***
  The Art of Carmen McRae/For Once in My Life [Collectables] ***
Jay McShann Jumpin' the Blues [Proper] ***
  Confessin' the Blues [Black & Blue] ***
  Kansas City Memories [Black & Blue] **(*)
  Last of the Whorehouse Piano Players [Chiaroscuro 206] ***
  Last of the Whorehouse Piano Players [Chiaroscuro 306] ***
  Goin' to Kansas City [Stony Plain] ***
John Mehegan Casual Affair [Fresh Sound] ***
Brad Mehldau Largo [Warner Jazz] ***(*)
  Anything Goes [Warner Jazz] ****
Rajesh Mehta Innovative Music Meeting [True Muse] ***
  Orka [Hatology] **(*)
  Window Shopping [True Muse] ****
  Reconfigurations [Between the Lines] ***
Dick Meldonian 'S Wonderful [Circle] ***
  It's a Wonderful World [Jazzology] ***
Myra Melford Alive in the House of Saints [Hatology] ***(*)
George Melly The Pye Jazz Anthology [Castle] ***
  Goodtime George [Spectrum] ***(*)
  Nuts/Son of Nuts [Warner Jazz] ***(*)
  Singing and Swinging the Blues [Robinwood] **(*)
Helen Merrill No Tears . . . No Goodbyes [Owl] ***(*)
  Music Makers [Owl] ***(*)
Neil Metcalfe 2gether [Slam] ***
Pat Metheny One Quiet Night [Warner Bros] **
Mezz Mezzrow Mezz Mezzrow, 1947-1951 [Classics] **(*)
  The Alternative Takes, Volume 1 [Neatwork] ***
  The Alternative Takes, Volume 2 [Neatwork] ***
Palle Mikkelborg Imagine [Storyville] ***(*)
  The Voice of Silence [Stunt] ***(*)
  Song - Tread Lightly [Columbia] ***(*)
Joakim Milder Epilogue [Mirrors] ***(*)
  Silent Room [Apart] ***
  Monolithic [Apart] ***(*)
Ron Miles Laughing Barrel [Sterling Circle] ****
Mulgrew Miller The Sequel [Max Jazz] ***
Dave Milligan Late Show [Caber] ***
Charles Mingus Complete 1945-1949 West Coast Recordings [Jazz Factory] ***
Giovanni Mirabassi Architectures [Sketch] ***
  Avanti! [Sketch] ***
  Dal Vivo! [Sketch] ***
  (((air))) [Sketch] ***(*)
Miss Lulu White's Red Hot Creole Jazzband My Sweet Lovin' Man [Stomp Off] ***
Billy Mitchell This Is Billy Mitchell [Verve] ***
Red Mitchell Red Mitchell-Warne Marsh Big Two: Volume 1 [Storyville] ***
  Red Mitchell-Warne Marsh Big Two: Volume 2 [Storyville] ***(*)
  Mitchell's Talking [Capri] ***
  Live at Salishan [Capri] ***
Robert Mitchell Voyager [Dune] ***
Roscoe Mitchell Solo 3 [Mutable] ***
Hank Mobley No Room for Squares [Blue Note] ***(*)
  The Flip [Blue Note] ***
  Thinking of Home [Blue Note] ***
Modern Jazz Duo Off the Beaten Track [Tall Poppies] **(*)
Modern Jazz Quartet Beginnings [Savoy Jazz] ***
  Third Stream Music [Wounded Bird] ***
  Jazz Dialogue [Wounded Bird] ***
  Plastic Dreams [Collectables] ***
  The Complete Prestige and Pablo Recordings [Prestige] ****
Paul Moer The Contemporary Jazz Classics of the Paul Moer Trio [Del-Fi] ***
  Plays the Music of Elmo Hope [Fresh Sound] ***
Louis Moholo Bush Fire [Ogun] ***
  Tern [Atavistic] ***
  Mpumi [Ogun] ***
Nils Petter Molvaer Khmer [ECM] ****
  Solid Ether [ECM] ***
  NP3 [ECM] **(*)
Jane Monheit Never Never Land [N-Coded] ***
  Come Dream With Me [N-Coded] ***
  In the Sun [N-Coded] ***
T.S. Monk Higher Ground [Thelonious] ***(*)
Thelonious Monk Criss Cross [Proper] ***
  Round Midnight [Definitive] ***
  Monkism [Laserlight] **(*)
  Immortal Concerts: At the Five Spot Café, New York, August 1958 [Giants of Jazz] **(*)
  Criss Cross [Columbia] ***
  At Newport 1963 and 1965 [Columbia] ***(*)
  Live at the Village Gate [Prevue] ***
  Solo Monk [Columia Legacy] ***
  Monk [Columbia] ***
  Monk in Paris: Live at the Olympia [Thelonious] ****
  Olympia, 6 Mars 1965, Part 1 [Trema] ***
  Olympia, 6 Mars 1965, Part 2 [Trema] ***
  Olympia, 7 Mars 1965 [Trema] ***(*)
  Paris at Midnight [Varese] ***
  Underground [Columbia] ****
  The Essential Thelonious Monk [Columbia] ***
J.R. Monterose Jaywalkin' [Fresh Sound] ***
Buddy Montgomery Here Again [Sharp Nine] ***
  A Love Affair in Paris [Spacetime] ***
Wes Montgomery Complete Recordings With Lionel Hampton [Definitive] *(*)
  Complete Live at Jorgies [Definitive] ***
  The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery [Definitive] ***(*)
  Complete Live in Paris, 1965 [Definitive] ****
  Quintessential Wes [Fuel 2000] ***(*)
  Smokin' at the Half Note [Verve] ***(*)
  Willow Weep for Me [Verve] ***
  A Day in the Life [A&M] **(*)
  Road Song [A&M] **
James Moody James Moody 1949-1950 [Classics] ***
  Moody's Blues [Prestige] ***
  James Moody 1950-1951 [Classics] ***
  The Teachers [Sanctuary] ***
  Heritage Hum/The Teachers [Collectables] ***
  Feelin' It Together [Savoy] ***
  Timeless Aura [Universe] ***
  Homage [Savoy Jazz] ***(*)
Jemeel Moondoc We Don't [Eremite] ***
  All-Stars Live in Paris [Cadence] ***
  Live at the Vision Festival [Ayler] ***
Jason Moran Modernistic [Blue Note] ***(*)
  Presents the Bandwagon [Blue Note] ****
Lee Morgan The Birth of Hard Bop [Savoy Jazz] ***
  Expoobident [Vee Jay] ***
  Lee-Way [Blue Note] ***
  The Rumproller [Blue Note] ***
  Sonic Boom [Blue Note] ***
Joe Morris You Be Me [Soul Note] ***
  Age of Everything [Riti] ***
Lawrence Butch Morris Sonny Morris and Friends in Germany [Upbeat] **
Jelly Roll Morton The Alternative Takes Vol. 1 (1923-1929) [Neatwork] ***
  The Alternative Takes Vol. 2 (1929-1940) [Neatwork] ***
Danny Moss At University College Oxford [MacJazz] ***
  At Bob Barnard's Jazz Party 1999 [Nif Nuf] ***
  Returns to Bob Barnard's Jazz Party 2000 [Nif Nuf] ***
  At Bob Barnard's Jazz Party 2001 [Nif Nuf] ***
Paul Motian On Broadway: Volume 2 [Winter & Winter] ***(*)
  Holiday With Strings [Winter & Winter] ***(*)
  :rarum - Selected Recordings [ECM] ***
Idris Muhammad Black Rhythm Revolution [BGP] **(*)
  Legends of Acid Jazz [Prestige] ***
  Power of Soul [CTI] ***
  House of the Rising Sun [CTI] **(*)
  Kabsha [Evidence] ***
  Right Now [Cannonball] ***(*)
Jim Mullen Somewhere in the Hills [Hep] ***(*)
Gerry Mulligan Young Mulligan [Proper] ***
  Nights at the Turntable, 1951-1952 [Jasmine] **(*)
  The Original Gerry Mulligan Tentet & Quartet [GNP Crescendo] ***
  Live at Paris Olympia 1960 [Laserlight] ***
  Live in Zurich, 1960 [TCB] ***
  Concert in the Rain [Jazz Band] ***
  Live at the Village Vanguard [Verve] ***(*)
  Jazz Casual: Gerry Mulligan and Art Pepper [Koch] **
  Summit - Reunion Cumbre [Orchard] ***
  Blues for Gerry: The Lionel Hampton Sessions [Universe] ***

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