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Artist title m3u, Place (date) performers matrix label, record download
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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Orange Colored Sky 1961
Dalton Smith, Marvin Stamm, Bud Brisbois, Bob Rolfe, Bob Behrendt (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Jack Spurlock, Bud Parker (tb) Jim Amlotte (b-tb) Dave Wheeler (b-tb,tu) Gabe Baltazar (as) Sam Donahue, Paul Renzi (ts) Marvin Holladay (bar) Wayne Dunstan (bar,bassax) Stan Kenton (p) Paul Smith (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Red Mitchell, Joe Comfort (b) Jerry McKenzie (d) George Acevedo (cga) Nat King Cole (vcl) Pete Rugolo (arr)
36115 Capitol S/W1613 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Once In A While 1937
Pee Wee Erwin, Joe Bauer, Andy Ferretti (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Les Jenkins, Walter Mercurio (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Fred Stulce (as) Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt (as) Bud Freeman (ts) Howard Smith (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Russ Isaacs (d) quartet (vcl)
011363-1 Victor 25686 MP3
Chubby Jackson And His Band Hot Dog 1950
Howard McGhee, Al Porcino, Don Ferrara (tp) J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (tb) Charlie Kennedy (as) Zoot Sims, Georgie Auld (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bar) Tony Aless (p) Chubby Jackson (b) Don Lamond (d) Tiny Kahn (arr)
1108 (JRC67) Prestige 745 (DJ record) MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Feathers 1962
Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Jimmy Maxwell, John Frosk (tp) Wayne Andre, Willie Dennis, Jimmy Knepper (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion (as) Zoot Sims, Tommy Newsom (ts) Gene Allen (bar) John Bunch (p) Turk Van Lake (g) Bill Crow (b) Mel Lewis (d)
RCA Victor LSO-6008 / 1-2 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Back To The Apple 1962
Thad Jones (tp,arr) Fortunatus "Fip" Ricard, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons (tp) Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl,arr) Eric Dixon (ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts,arr) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Ike Isaacs (b) Louie Bellson (d)
Set 2-4 Mosaic MD8-135 [CD] MP3
Frank Sinatra Homesick, That's All 1946 V-Disc 564A MP3
Teddy Edwards Blues In Teddy's Flat 1947
Teddy Edwards (ts) Jimmy Rowles (p) Red Callender (b) Roy Porter (d)
D-1145 Dial 1033 MP3
The Elastic Four Barber Shop Quartet Heart Of My Heart 1946 V-Disc 710B MP3
Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra Jatap Conga 1953
Russell Jacquet (tp) Matthew Gee (tb) Illinois Jacquet (ts) Johnny Acea (p) Al Lucas (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
1392-2 Clef 89107 MP3
John Kirby And His Orchestra Fifi's Rhapsody 1941
Charlie Shavers (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Russell Procope (as) Billy Kyle (p) John Kirby (b) O'Neil Spencer (d)
066898 Victor 27598-1 MP3
Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra Memories Of You 1945
Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) John Brown (as) Illinois Jacquet (ts) Arthur Dennis (bar) Bill Doggett (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Charles Mingus (b) Al "Cake" Wichard (d)
S1103 Apollo 760 MP3
Les Brown And His Orchestra Commanche War Dance 1940
Eddie Bailey, Bob Thorne, Paul Fredericks (tp) Warren Brown, Si Zentner, Ronnie Chase (tb) Les Brown, Steve Madrick (cl,as) Herb Muse (as) Wolfe Tayne (ts) Eddie Scherr (sop,ts,bar) Billy Rowland (p) John Knepper (b) Eddie Julian (d) Joe Petrone (arr)
67512-A Decca 3155 MP3
Phil Napoleon And His Orchestra Five Pennies 1927
Phil Napoleon (tp,dir) Warren Hookway (tp) or John Azenedo (tp) Ted Raph (tb) Carroll Thorne, Carl Irish (cl,sop,as) Frank E. Ward (cl,sop,ts) Frank Vigneau (p) Dave Skine (bj) Al Kunze (tu) Charlie Jondro (d)
18028 Edison 52147 MP3
The Dutch Swing College Band With Neva Raphaello Bill Bailey 1955
Wybe Buma (tp) Wim Kolstee (tb) Peter Schilperoort (cl,sop,d) Dim Kesber (cl) Joop Schrier (p) Arie Ligthart (bj,g) Bob van Oven (b) Andre Westendorp (d,cnt) Neva Raphaello (vcl)
Philips P17432H MP3
Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra Stardust 1945
Howard McGhee (tp) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Allen Reuss (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Denzil Best (d)
575 Capitol 15845 MP3
Miles Davis Quintet Four 1956
Miles Davis (tp), John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (sb), Philly Joe Jones (dm)
899 Prestige LP7166 MP3
Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra This Love Of Mine 1941
Rusty Dedrick, Conrad Gozzo, Billy Butterfield (tp) Tasso Harris, Bob Jenney (tb) Richard Hall, Vincent Jacobs (fhr) Irving Fazola (cl) Dale Brown (cl,as,arr) Jack Ferrier (cl,as) Ted Goddard (cl,as,ts) George Paulson, Hammond Russum (cl,ts) Marty Berman (as,bar) Claude Thornhill (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Harvey Sell (b) Nick Fatool (d) Lillian Lane (vcl) Gil Evans (arr)
CO31837-1 Columbia 36472 MP3
Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra You Ain't Nowhere 1940
Gerald Wilson, Paul Webster, Snooky Young (tp) Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles, Trummy Young (tb) Willie Smith (cl,as) Earl Carruthers (cl,as,bar) Dan Grissom (cl,as) Joe Thomas (cl,ts) Jimmie Lunceford (as) Ted Buckner (as) Edwin Wilcox (p) Al Norris (g) Moses Allen (b) Jimmy Crawford (d) Roger Segure (arr) Dandridge Sisters, band (vcl)
28007-A Columbia 35782 MP3
Woody Herman And His Orchestra Early Autumn 1948
Stan Fishelson, Bernie Glow, Red Rodney, Ernie Royal, Shorty Rogers (tp) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (tb) Bob Swift (btb) Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Sam Marowitz (as) Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Lou Levy (p) Chubby Jackson (b) Don Lamond (d) Terry Gibbs (vib) Ralph Burns (arr)
3831 Capitol 57-616 MP3
Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra I Went Out Of My Way 1941
Rusty Dedrick, Conrad Gozzo, Bob Sprentall (tp) Tasso Harris, Bob Jenney (tb) Richard Hall, Vincent Jacobs (frh) Irving Fazola (cl) Dale Brown (cl,as) Jack Ferrier (as) John Nelson, Hammond Russum (cl,ts) Ted Goddard (as,bar) Claude Thornhill (p) Allen Hanlon (g) Harvey Sell (b) Nick Fatool (d) Dick Harding (vcl) Bill Borden (arr)
YTNY632 Monmouth Evergreen MES7024 MP3
Woody Herman And His Orchestra Tenderly 1949
Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp, Shorty Rogers (tp) Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (tb) Bart Varsalona (b-tb) Woody Herman (cl,as) Sam Marowitz (as) Gene Ammons, Buddy Savitt, Jimmy Giuffre (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Terry Gibbs (vib) Lou Levy (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (d) Neal Hefti (arr)
4673-3 Capitol 57-720 MP3
Art Hodes' Chicagoans Doctor Jazz 1944
Max Kaminsky (tp) Ray Conniff (tb) Rod Cless (cl) Art Hodes (p) Jack Bland (g) Sid Jacobs (b) Danny Alvin (d)
BN964-2 Blue Note 507 MP3
Eddie Condon And His Windy City Seven Embraceable You 1938
Bobby Hackett (cnt) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Bud Freeman (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Eddie Condon (g) Artie Shapiro (b) George Wettling (d)
22830-1 CBS CM1501 MP3
Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra I'd Be Telling A Lie 1933
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito)
SF74 Brunswick 6706 MP3
The Dutch Swing College Band Fidgety Feet 1950
Kees van Dorsser (tp) Wim Kolstee (tb) Peter Schilperoort (cl,bar) Dim Kesber (cl,as) Joop Schrier (p) Dick Bakker (bj,g) Chris Bender (b) Arie Merkt (d)
AM1888-A Decca M32754 MP3
Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen Tiger Rag 1949
Wild Bill Davison (cnt) Sidney Bechet (sop) Art Hodes (p) Walter Page (b) Freddie Moore (d)
BN349-2 Blue Note BN562 MP3
Ted Fiorito Id Be Telling A Lie 1930-40
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito)
Broadcast Excerpt  MP3
Oscar Pettiford And His 18 All Stars Somethin' For You 1945
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) poss. Benny Harris (tp) 2 unknown (tp), Trummy Young, Benny Morton (tb) 2 unknown (tb), Johnny Bothwell (as) unknown (as), Don Byas (ts) unknown (ts), poss. Serge Chaloff (bar) Clyde Hart (p) unknown (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shelly Manne (d)
W-1219 Manor 1034 MP3
Rex Stewart And His Orchestra Don't Get Around Much Anymore 1947
Rex Stewart (cnt) Sandy Williams (tb) John Harris (cl,as) Vernon Story (ts) Don Gais (p) Fred Emerlin (b) Ted Curry (d)
ST 2208-1 Blue Star 66 MP3
Don Vorhees And His Orchestra I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In A Five-And-Ten Cent Store) 1931
12 musicians including: Fuzzy Farrar (tp) Bill Trone, Charlie Butterfield (tb) Trio inc. Scrappy Lambert (vcl) Don Voorhees (ldr)
1162-C Hit Of The Week J2 MP3

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