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Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

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Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology, the new 111-track, 6-CD, 200-page compendium of the great American musical invention, traces the turning points of this 20th-century tale through its legendary innovators and notable styles. The great American musical invention of the 20th century, jazz is an ever-youthful, still evolving music of beauty, sensitivity, and brilliance that has produced (and been produced by) an extraordinary progression of talented artists.

With 111 tracks that showcase artists at their best and most influential, this remarkable anthology updates and expands the milestone Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz of 1973, once again offering a wellspring resource for educators, students, musicians, beginners, and aficionados. Scores of leading jazz scholars, performers, and writers collaborated in selecting the recordings and producing the incisive annotations.

The accompanying book also features an informative background essay as well as suggestions for listeners on appreciating the full richness of the performances. If ever there were a “jazz appreciation course in a box,” this is it. JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology renews the legacy of Folkways Records founder Moses Asch’s commitment to letting the “people’s music” be heard and fulfills the educational mission of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the nonprofit record label of the United States national museum.

Track Listing

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Maple Leaf Rag Dick Hyman 2:27
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In Gloryland Bunk's Brass Band 3:00
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Livery Stable Blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band 3:07
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Dipper Mouth Blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band 2:18
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The Stampede Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 3:14
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106
Black Bottom Stomp Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers 3:12
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107
Singin' The Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra 3:00
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108
Back Water Blues Bessie Smith and James P. Johnson 3:17
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109
Black And Tan Fantasy Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 3:06
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110
From Monday On Bix Beiderbecke & Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra 3:02
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111
West End Blues Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 3:17
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Weather Bird Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines 2:42
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That's a Serious Thing Eddie Condon's Hot Shots 3:29
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114
Handful of Riffs Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson 3:04
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115
You've Got to Be Modernistic James P. Johnson 3:10
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116
Moten Swing Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra 3:21
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117
Everybody Loves My Baby The Boswell Sisters 2:20
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118
Maple Leaf Rag Sidney Bechet 2:55
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119
Dinah Fats Waller and His Rhythm 3:06
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120
Swing That Music Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra 2:49
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121
Honky Tonk Train Blues Meade "Lux" Lewis 2:57
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122
Mean To Me Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra 3:06
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123
For Dancers Only Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra 2:37
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124
One O'Clock Jump Count Basie and His Orchestra 3:02
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125
Harlem Congo Chick Webb and His Orchestra 3:16
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201
Minor Swing Quintette du Hot Club de France 3:14
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202
Mary's Idea Mary Lou Williams with Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy 2:56
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203
When Lights Are Low Lionel Hampton 2:12
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204
Body and Soul Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra 3:00
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205
Honeysuckle Rose Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 2:59
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206
Tiger Rag Art Tatum 2:18
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Ko-Ko Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 2:39
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Hard Times (Topsy Turvy) Cab Calloway and His Orchestra 3:17
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I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me The Chocolate Dandies 4:10
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Stardust Artie Shaw and His Orchestra 3:30
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Let Me Off Uptown Gene Krupa and His Orchestra 3:30
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212
Shaw 'Nuff Dizzy Gillespie's All-Star Quintette 3:03
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213
Manteca Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra 2:58
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214
Virgo from The Zodiac Suite Mary Lou Williams 3:06
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215
Dexter Rides Again Dexter Gordon 3:13
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216
I Want to Be Happy Lester Young - Buddy Rich Trio 3:56
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217
Indiana Bud Powell 2:43
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Embraceable You Charlie Parker Quintet 3:43
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219
Four Brothers Woody Herman and His Orchestra 3:15
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220
Misterioso Thelonious Monk Quartet 3:21
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Lady Bird Tadd Dameron Sextet 2:50
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222
Tanga Machito and His Afro-Cuban Orchestra 3:50
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September in the Rain The George Shearing Quintet 3:13
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WOW Lennie Tristano Sextet 3:20
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Boplicity Miles Davis Nonet 2:59
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The Golden Bullet Count Basie Octet 2:27
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Popo Shorty Rogers and His Giants 3:01
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Walkin' Shoes The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker 3:10
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23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West Stan Kenton 3:09
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Daahoud Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet 4:02
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Django The Modern Jazz Quartet 7:01
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The Preacher Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers 4:17
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I'll Remember April Erroll Garner Trio 4:20
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Jonaleh The Chico Hamilton Quintet 2:18
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Tricrotism Lucky Thompson Trio 4:33
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St. Thomas Sonny Rollins 6:45
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Call For All Demons Sun Ra and His Arkestra 5:11
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When I Grow Too Old to Dream Nat "King" Cole and His Trio 3:31
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Stompin' at the Savoy Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald 5:12
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Blues in the Closet Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson 9:02
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Ol' Man River Oscar Peterson Trio 2:35
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Summertime Miles Davis: orchestra under the direction of Gil Evans 3:18
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Moanin' Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers 9:33
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Meet B. B. Count Basie and His Orchestra 3:27
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So What Miles Davis Sextet 9:22
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Giant Steps John Coltrane Quartet 4:43
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Better Git It in Your Soul Charles Mingus 7:22
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Blue Rondo à la Turk The Dave Brubeck Quartet 6:43
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Ramblin' Ornette Coleman Quartet 6:34
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Work Song Cannonball Adderley 5:06
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Wrap your Troubles In Dreams Sarah Vaughan 2:03
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My Favorite Things, Part 1 (Single Version) John Coltrane Quartet 2:42
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Waltz For Debby Bill Evans 7:00
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Round Midnight George Russell Sextet 6:33
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Cotton Tail Ella Fitzgerald with the Duke Ellington Orchestra 3:25
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One by One Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers 6:19
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The Girl From Ipanema Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto 5:22
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A Love Supreme Part I: Acknowledgement John Coltrane Quartet 7:46
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E.S.P. Miles Davis Quintet 5:28
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Haig & Haig Clark Terry - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet 4:28
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506
King of the Road Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery 4:10
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507
Isfahan Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 4:11
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The New National Anthem (from A Genuine Tong Funeral) Gary Burton 6:38
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509
Matrix Chick Corea 6:25
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Miles Runs the Voodoo Down Miles Davis 2:49
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Celestial Terrestrial Commuters Mahavishnu Orchestra 2:53
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Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock 6:29
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Long Yellow Road Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band 6:27
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Jitney No. 2 Cecil Taylor 4:11
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Bright Size Life Pat Metheny 4:43
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Maple Leaf Rag Anthony Braxton and Muhal Richard Abrams 3:37
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Birdland Weather Report 5:56
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My Song Keith Jarrett 6:10
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Iya Irakere 5:53
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Bush Magic Art Ensemble of Chicago 5:06
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Steppin' World Saxophone Quartet 7:15
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The Glide Was in the Ride Steve Coleman Group 3:58
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Manenberg (Revisited) Abdullah Ibrahim 6:07
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Nothing Personal Michael Brecker 5:31
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Airegin Tito Puente 4:12
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Down the Avenue Wynton Marsalis Septet 4:45
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Ting Ning Nguyên Lê 3:40
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Kilayim Masada 3:21
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Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho Medeski Martin & Wood 3:13
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Neutralisme Martial Solal and Johnny Griffin 4:30
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Suspended Night Variation VIII Tomasz Stańko 4:20
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