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The Beginner's Jazz Collection

By Michael Henningsen

SEPTEMBER 15, 1997: 

Louis Armstrong Hot Fives Vol. 1 (Columbia)
Chet Baker The Italian Sessions (RCA/Bluebird)
Count Basie The Complete Decca Recordings (GRP)**
Art Blakey Moanin': Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (Blue Note)
Nat King Cole Nat King Cole (Capitol)
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come (Atlantic)
John Coltrane Blue Train (Blue Note)
John Coltrane Giant Steps (Atlantic)
Miles Davis Birth of The Cool (Capitol)
Miles Davis Bitches Brew (Columbia)*
Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch (Blue Note)
Duke Ellington The Carnegie Hall Concerts (Prestige)*
Ella Fitzgerald Pure Ella (GRP/Decca)
Stan Getz Getz and Gilberto (Mobile Fidelity)
Dizzy Gillespie Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1947-1979 (Bluebird)*
Billie Holiday The Complete Decca Recordings (Decca)*
Charles Mingus Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus (Impulse)
Modern Jazz Quartet Django (OJC)
Thelonious Monk Big Band and Quartet in Concert (Columbia)*
Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (OJC)
Charlie Parker Bird and Diz (with Dizzy Gillespie) (Verve)
Oscar Peterson The Trio (Verve)
Art Tatum Piano Starts Here (Columbia/Legacy)
Stanley Turrentine Comin' Your Way (Blue Note)
Sarah Vaughn Sarah Vaughn (EmArcy)

* indicates two-CD set
** indicates three-CD set

--compiled by Michael Henningsen

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