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Lennie plays piano for the jazz all-stars


Charlie Parker

Cherokee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3vACbUETa0
Confirmation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XA_Jugejto
Quasimodo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jfQseTIXBE
Quasimodo (take 2) http://eroei.net/music/Charlie%20Parker%20-%20Quasimodo.mp3
White Christmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1g2A5fDpXU
Yardbird Suite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmroWIcCNUI
Ah Leu Cha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2PCrLUCWQs
Ladybird (Half Nelson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1pS3GAb4Jw
Donna Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02apSoxB7B4
Scrapple from the Apple https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-69SscIpC8
Just Friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9lg3qG1Pyk
Night in Tunisia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxibMBV3nFo
Hot House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qthjnHKVzNY
Salt Peanuts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg1Wl-NmzWg
Koko http://eroei.net/music/CharlieParker-Koko.mp3
Dexterity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-69SscIpC8
Out of Nowhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1eTEfvfXQk
Charlie Parker Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAQg-55tZxg
Ther Original Bird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5P0cfiR2M
Chasin' the Bird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7uoRYqiXkc
The Serpent's Tooth (Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, etc.) http://eroei.net/music/serpentstooth.mp3
The Serpent's Tooth Take 2 (Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, etc.) http://eroei.net/music/serpentstooth2.mp3
Klactoveedsedstene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuDjxkNj0is
Now''s the Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryNtmkfeJk4&index=14&list=RDNcTrx0hL1ag
Paul Desmond interviews Charlie Parker http://www.jazzonthetube.com/page/29298.html

Koko Charlie Parker http://eroei.net/music/superkoko.mp3

Arturo Sandoval

Cherokee http://www.jazzonthetube.com/videos/arturo-sandoval/cherokee-1.html

Art Tatum

Cherokee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOtDQH8znjM

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

http://eroei.net/music/Pepper Adams, Clark Terry - Straight, No Chaser.mp3

Donald Byrd Quintet


Louis Armstrong

Weatherbird 1928

Bix Beiderbecke

I'm Coming Virginia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW7YYt0F-K4
Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTW7GqpCzKI
The Best of Bix - a 90-minute anthology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xo47zs7cLE

Lester Young

Lester Leaps In https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXwXKUrRhPo
YouTube Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmApaO0T_wE&list=RDPaKH33E7zJM
Jumpin' at the Woodside with Count Basie http://eroei.net/music/Lester-Count-JaW.mp3
Taxi War Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuORwNlNwF4

with Charlie Christian: Way Down Yonder in New Orleans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_RSYOf5RmA http://eroei.net/music/wdy.mp3

YouTube Playlist: Early Lester Young https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuA_ttf4xV0ODR3KLhFIRMLxlfG_gQEcu

with Billie Holiday All of Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_6oV91BWu0

Count Basie

Movie narrated by John Hendricks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoLYdEQvcA4

Modern Jazz Quartet

Pyramid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiCzfGAjkig
Adagio From Concierto De Aranjuez http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBRYA70nt60
Jazz sense parules 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcj1zb1iQlk
Nice Jazz Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmAFFt0jZQ4

Milt Jackson

Vibes Summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NNHYjQSSZw

Bud Powell

Celia http://eroei.net/music/Bud Powell - Celia.mp3
Strictly Confidential (Blue Moon) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50GFvMTgmEE
Parisian Thoroughfare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUr_-bf-p0Q
Portrait of Thelonius http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axrGTXTguAM
I'll Remember April http://eroei.net/music/BP-IRA-1960.mp3
Moose the Mooch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8CjZB8VdIc
Ornithology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1xGawLf9o4
Various tunes (to be replaced by Ladybird) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8jHoEwH7zo
Ladybird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O3I2cyeSEw
Bean and the Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_LxG1ff4kM
Straight No Chaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gPhbpKAVnY 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. http://www.jazzonthetube.com/videos/bud-powell/live-in-paris-1.html
Buster Rides Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRKIDcjOZ-M
A half hour of extremely logical music by Bud, Kenny Clarke, and Pierre Michelot, with Barney Wilen and Clark Terry on some tunes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax6aBCLer5s

Elmo Hope


Oscar Peterson

Au Privave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvjdvPk3p1Y
Django https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb84P6gbEYI
Bosa Nova https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSX_7ejc5u8

Thelonius Monk

Straight No Chaser (the Clint Eastwood movie) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFdYZMedZiw
Well You Needn't http://www.jazzonthetube.com/videos/thelonious-monk/well-you-neednt.html

Walter Davis, Jr.

Monk medley: http://www.jazzonthetube.com/videos/walter-davis-jr-/monks-mood.html

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.
__http://eroei.net/music/Lennie in Toronto Ill Remember April.mp3__ From MOG whatever that is.
__http://eroei.net/music/Lennie in Toronto Ill Remember April 2.mp3__
http://eroei.net/music/real10.mp3 contains the first two Toronto recordings at its end.
http://eroei.net/music/real11.mp3 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.
http://eroei.net/music/TristanoTrio-317E32-AtTYA.mp3 All the Things You Are
And, for the entire album, http://__eroei__.net/music/tristano.mp3
C Minor Complex http://shelf3d.com/w4kmydGtcgw#c minor complex
Intuition (album with Warne Marsh) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvkmq8E5f3A

George Shearing

Conception http://www.jazzonthetube.com/videos/george-shearing/conception.html

Charlie Christian

Stompin' at the Savoy http://www.30sjazz.com/videos/charlie-christian/stompin-at-the-savoy.html

Django Reinhardt

I'll See You in My Dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahiyR442aLs
September Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7aOnRO1v9E
Blues en Mineur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoaJprTBYRc
Long album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq0tPjdfHME
La Mer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgNQ4FR6Me8
Full album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq0tPjdfHME
All the Things You Are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDMUGNBbJMU

Bireli Lagrene and other Manouche artists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOrh0g3YdTs Cherokee
Bireli Lagrene - Donna Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRXr9Ru1KFE
The Gypsy Project (3-hour video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4j8vi6F6Yk
I've Got You Under My Skin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDOmZhkpIiE
The Lady Is a Tramp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08spUkSvqYI
I've Got a Crush on You http://jazzandclassical.net/Bireli's%20crush.mp3
Django Reinhardt Group - Jazzwoche Burghausen 2003 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIVKW_2zs-I&index=64&list=PL8LcKXJyBdfH6MQhM9oiJdQcP3xXE9huJ
Fapy Lafertin The Bluest Kind of Blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBsMBn7kzOA

Double Six with Christiane LeGrande


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

Manhattan Transfer

http://jazzandclassical.net/Manhattan 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

Stardust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gXI5oUhseo
I'll Be Seeing You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvq4OnhMEO4

Ella Fitzgerald
One Note Samba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbL9vr4Q2LU&list=RDPaKH33E7zJM

Tony Fruscella
I'll Be Seeing You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNMXG3DoIFY

Joe Henderson

Milestone (older tune) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHd5Rzh6k8w

Herbie Nichols

House Party Starting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZW7k-GQM-U http://jazzandclassical.net/houseparty.mp3

Billie Holliday

Mandy is Two https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItriFQml_hY

June Christy

It's a Lazy Afternoon (Pete Rugolo arrangement) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIIqnxD67dg

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bb2kdg9mSI

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l59hBE2OBgI Ornithology


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

Johnny Guarnieri

Stealing Apples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X43Nfzku9Og

Sant Andreu Jazz Band and other Joan Chamorro musical projects

Half Nelson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8miWaoBwMM
Easy Money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjo75CFJjG4
Stars Fell on Alabama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIP42fLAUew
How High the Moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNHa2580Kwo
Anthropology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmJUDC8kA_A


Classical Music Blogs



Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6OgZCCoXWc I’m still looking for a better version.
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpGTt-tULyo
Partita No.6 Toccata http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=K6wuIgSSKPg Glenn Gould
Toccata and Fugue D minor (organ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr_FyFw
Christmas Oratorio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVeluHdzcBY


Six String Quartets


Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 6) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8U_-xGgreY

Berg, Alban

Lulu Suite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPxLIcR-CF4


String quartet No. 2 in D major http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=for8h3x5jyA

Debussy (I make no apology for these pedestrian choices)

Claire de Lune
Nuages http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRN8RA5Vph8


Pacific 231


"A Little Night Music"

Troika Romance from the Lieutenent Kije Suite

Saint Saens

The Swan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNbXuFBjncw


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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vonJhz2COck

Classical Jazz Quartet

Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_tK6M9yA0k

John Lewis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22yLbGU3obA J. S. Bach, preludes & fugues : Vol.1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7LJO5H7oI J. S. Bach, preludes & fugues : Vol.2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTEUs4wo-9U J. S. Bach, preludes & fugues : Vol.3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9SarP5SYSE J. S. Bach, preludes & fugues : Vol.4

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