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Lennie plays piano for the jazz all-stars


Charlie Parker

Quasimodo (take 2)
White Christmas
Yardbird Suite
Ah Leu Cha
Ladybird (Half Nelson)
Donna Lee
Scrapple from the Apple
Just Friends
Night in Tunisia
Hot House
Salt Peanuts
Out of Nowhere
Charlie Parker Story
Ther Original Bird
Chasin' the Bird
The Serpent's Tooth (Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, etc.)
The Serpent's Tooth Take 2 (Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, etc.)
Now''s the Time
Paul Desmond interviews Charlie Parker

Koko Charlie Parker

Arturo Sandoval


Art Tatum


The Detroit jazz scene, especially Cass Technical High-School, produced a number of jazz giants during the period when I was growing up there among which were Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd, Milt Jackson, Barry Harris, Elvin, Hank and Thad Jones (from Pontiac Michigan), Tommy Flanagan, Curtis Fuller, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, Doug Watson, Art Mardigan, and Frank Rosolino. I will try to find entries for all of them eventually.

Pepper Adams Adams, Clark Terry - Straight, No Chaser.mp3

Donald Byrd Quintet

Louis Armstrong

Weatherbird 1928

Bix Beiderbecke

I'm Coming Virginia
Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down
The Best of Bix - a 90-minute anthology:

Lester Young

Lester Leaps In
YouTube Playlist
Jumpin' at the Woodside with Count Basie
Taxi War Dance

with Charlie Christian: Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

YouTube Playlist: Early Lester Young

with Billie Holiday All of Me

Count Basie

Movie narrated by John Hendricks

Modern Jazz Quartet

Adagio From Concierto De Aranjuez
Jazz sense parules 1
Nice Jazz Festival

Milt Jackson

Vibes Summit

Bud Powell

Celia Powell - Celia.mp3
Strictly Confidential (Blue Moon)
Parisian Thoroughfare
Portrait of Thelonius
I'll Remember April
Moose the Mooch
Various tunes (to be replaced by Ladybird)
Bean and the Boys
Straight No Chaser This is part of the Copenhagen album with the great Danish drummer
William Schiøpffe. The album is very good and all of it might be entered here. By the way, the bass player is
Niels-Henning (first name) Ørsted-Pedersen (last name), which requires an explanation.
Bud Powell in Paris with Kenny Clarke et al.
Buster Rides Again
A half hour of extremely logical music by Bud, Kenny Clarke, and Pierre Michelot, with Barney Wilen and Clark Terry on some tunes.

Elmo Hope

Oscar Peterson

Au Privave
Bosa Nova

Thelonius Monk

Straight No Chaser (the Clint Eastwood movie)
Well You Needn't

Walter Davis, Jr.

Monk medley:

Billy Taylor

Lennie Tristano

The following are from a concert in Toronto in July of 1952. Al Levitt, drums; Peter Ind, bass; Lee Konetz, alto; Warne Marsh, tenor; Lennie Tristano, piano. I recorded the WKCR Tristano Marathon with Easy Hi-Q; but, nowadays, one can acquire the best digital versions on the web just by googling. What you can’t get are my personal recordings of Chris Anderson, Karen Dalton, Bob Arkin, Perry Robinson, Hod O’Brien, Lou Ornstein, Roswell Rudd, Gino Biondo, and others some of which were made with Neumann U87 mikes! These are in the process of being edited.
__ in Toronto Ill Remember April.mp3__ From MOG whatever that is.
__ in Toronto Ill Remember April 2.mp3__ contains the first two Toronto recordings at its end. begins with the rest of the Toronto recordings.
I have forgotten what’s on this recording. There are about 22 recordings altogether.

This is from Lennie’s trio album Manhattan Studio. Lennie, Peter Ind, and I recorded early in the morning after Peter’s Hickory House gig and my first chemical engineering job after college. All the Things You Are
And, for the entire album,
C Minor Complex minor complex
Intuition (album with Warne Marsh)

George Shearing


Charlie Christian

Stompin' at the Savoy

Django Reinhardt
I'll See You in My Dreams
September Song
Blues en Mineur
Long album
La Mer
Full album:
All the Things You Are

Bireli Lagrene and other Manouche artists
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Bireli Lagrene - Donna Lee
The Gypsy Project (3-hour video)
I've Got You Under My Skin
The Lady Is a Tramp
I've Got a Crush on You's%20crush.mp3
Django Reinhardt Group - Jazzwoche Burghausen 2003
Fapy Lafertin The Bluest Kind of Blues

Double Six with Christiane LeGrande

Also, see http://jazzandclassical.htm/jazzloftproject.htm

Manhattan Transfer Transfer Four Brothers.mp3

Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross

Four Brothers

Stan Getz and Manhattan Transfer

Joy Spring

Coleman Hawkins

Body and Soul
Stardust with Django Reinhardt

Lionel Hampton (long movie with many variety acts)

Jo Stafford

I'll Be Seeing You

Ella Fitzgerald
One Note Samba

Tony Fruscella
I'll Be Seeing You

Joe Henderson

Milestone (older tune)

Herbie Nichols

House Party Starting

Billie Holliday
Mandy is Two

June Christy

It's a Lazy Afternoon (Pete Rugolo arrangement)

Music from Woody Allen Movies
Woody has great taste in music prior to World War II but not including the bebop revolution; therefore, I will trust him for over two hours:

BnF Collection (3:28:05)

For jazz lovers only (slated for removal)
This begins with Clifford Brown. It might be very good.

Peter Beets and the Django Reinhardt festival at Birdland Ornithology


The Benny Weinbeck Trio plays, "Celia", by Bud Powell. Benny Weinbeck-piano, Gordon Johnson-bass, Phil Hey-Drums

Johnny Guarnieri

Stealing Apples

Sant Andreu Jazz Band and other Joan Chamorro musical projects

Half Nelson
Easy Money
Stars Fell on Alabama
How High the Moon


Classical Music Blogs


Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring I’m still looking for a better version.
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Partita No.6 Toccata Glenn Gould
Toccata and Fugue D minor (organ)
Christmas Oratorio


Six String Quartets


Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 6)

Berg, Alban

Lulu Suite


String quartet No. 2 in D major

Debussy (I make no apology for these pedestrian choices)

Claire de Lune


Pacific 231


"A Little Night Music"

Troika Romance from the Lieutenent Kije Suite

Saint Saens

The Swan


Transfigured Night


Firebird Suite (full)



Tristan und Isolde

Classical and Jazz

The Modern Jazz Quartet and the Swingle Singers

Bach Air on a G String

Swingle Singers

J. S. Bach - Fugue for organ in G Minor BWV 578 - Jazz-Voices Transcription

Classical Jazz Quartet

Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring

John Lewis J. S. Bach, preludes & fugues : Vol.1 J. S. Bach, preludes & fugues : Vol.2 J. S. Bach, preludes & fugues : Vol.3 J. S. Bach, preludes & fugues : Vol.4

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