Classic Jazz is foundation jazz from the 1920s to the 50s - linking the traditional roots to bebop, cool, fusion and beyond.  It includes the big swing bands of Chick Webb, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey; smaller combos of Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Jonah Jones & Jack Teagarden as well as soloists like Fats Waller and Art Tatum.  I'm constantly amazed by the stuff that pops up on these recordings - melodies, harmonies, rhythms that are as modern as today; brilliant-but-forgotten performers with immense talent who take your breath away; lyrics that hit home in any era... Let's listen!


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52nd Street - Volume 1

Tony Scott, Slam Stewart, Don Byas

$39.99
52nd Street - Volume 2

Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Don Byas

$36.99
A Demonstration of Swing - 1936

Bunny Berigan's All Stars

$39.99
Adrian Rollini 1929-1934 (2 CDs)

Adrian Rollini

$34.99
African Ripples

Fats Waller

$36.99
Americana

Art Hodes

$24.99
Art Tatum 1910-1956

Art Tatum

$34.99
Art Tatum on the Air

Art Tatum

$44.99
Art Tatum Solos 1937

Art Tatum

$34.99
At The Movies

Louis Armstrong

$39.99
Back Again - Live at the Concorde Club, Southampton

Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Vic Lewis

$39.99
Barrelhouse and Blues

Sam Price, Kaycee Stompers

$29.99
Benny Carter 1933/39

Benny Carter

$34.99
Benny Carter 1940-1941

Benny Carter

$39.99
Benny Goodman 1939

Benny Goodman

$39.99
Benny Goodman In Moscow (2 LPs)

Benny Goodman

$44.99