January 23, 2010

All the President’s Jazz 2009 - Part 2 of 2

The rest of President Obama's jazz playlist. (The first part of the president's playlist is posted here.)

J.J. Johnson: Old Devil Moon (The Eminent, Vol. 2)
Jackie McLean: Why Was I Born? (4, 5, and 6)
Jake Shimabukuro: Misty (Gently Weeps)
Jimmy Giuffre: That’s The Way It Is (The Jimmy Guifre 3)
Jimmy Smith: When The Saints Go Marching In (Prayer Meetin’)
Joe Henderson: Out of the Night (Page One)
Joe Pass: Dancing in the Dark (Blues for Fred)
John Coltrane: Blues to Elvin (Alt. Take 2) (Coltrane Plays the Blues); Body and Soul (Alt. Take); Equinox (Coltrane’s Sound); Soul Eyes (Coltrane)
John Lewis & Sacha Distel: Dear Old Stockholm; Willow Weep for Me (Afternoon in Paris)
Johnny Hodges: I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Everybody Knows)
Kenny Burrell: Chitlins Con Carne; Saturday Night Blues; Wavy Gravy (Midnight Blue); Terrace Theme (Alt. Take 3) (Guitar Forms)
Kenny Dorham: Buffalo; Sunrise in Mexico (Whistle Stop)
Kenny Drew: Groovin’ the Blues (Undercurrent)
Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh: There Will Never Be Another You (Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh)
Lester Young: Love Me Or Leave Me (Pres and Teddy)
Lou Donaldson: Avalon; Gravy Train (Alt. Take); Polka Dots & Moonbeams; Twist Time (Gravy Train); Blues Walk; Play Ray (Blues Walk); Love Walked In; Spaceman Twist (The Natural Soul)
McCoy Tyner/Joe Henderson/Ron Carter/Elvin Jones: Blues on the Corner (Real McCoy)
Miles Davis: Au Bar Du Petit Bac (Ascenseur pour l’echafaud); Summertime (Porgy & Bess); Teo (Someday My Prince Will Come)
Modern Jazz Quartet: Bluesology (Fontessa)
Monty Alexander: Fly Me to the Moon (Echoes of Jilly’s)
Nancy Wilson: I Thought About You (The Great American Songbook)
Nat Adderley: Sack of Woe (Work Song)
Ornette Coleman: When Will the Blues Leave? (Something Else!!!)
Oscar Peterson Trio: Birth of the Blues (Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra); Georgia on My Mind (Night Train); Tin Tin Deo (Exclusively For My Friends, Vol. 1)
Paul Desmond: Samba Cantina (Bossa Antigua)
Randy Weston: Tamashii (Zep Tepi)
Regina Carter: Oh, Lady, Be Good! (Rhythms of the Heart)
Ron Carter: Blues for D.P. (Bass and I)
Roy Eldridge: The Song is Ended, But The Melody Lingers On (Little Jazz)
Roy Haynes: Sneakin’ Around (We Three)
Sarah Vaughan: Fever (Viva! Vaughan)
Sheila Jordan: Hum Drum Blues (Portrait of Sheila)
Sonny Criss: Day Dream, Early and Later, Pt. 1, Early and Later, Pt. 2 (Jazz in Paris, Vol. 23)
Sonny Red: Bluesville (Out of the Blue)
Sonny Rollins: I’m an Old Cowhand (Way Out West); Paradox (Work Time); Strode Rode (Saxophone Colossus)
Sonny Stitt: My Mother’s Eyes; Never Sh! (Now)
Stan Getz: All the Things You Are; To the Ends of the Earth; Pocono Mac (The Soft Swing); Candy; Chocolate Sundae; When Your Lover Has Gone (Jazz Giants ‘58); Desafinado; O Morro Nao Tem Vez (Bossa Nova Years); I Didn’t Know What Time It Was; Tangerine (More West Coast Jazz); Of Thee I Sing (West Coast Jazz); Three Little Words (Award Winner)
Stanley Turrentine: Goin’ Home; Ladyfingers; Trouble (No. 2) (Hustlin’); Little Sheri; Look Out!; Minor Chant; Tin Tin Deo; Yesterdays (Look Out!); Sure As You’re Born (Let It Go)
Stuff Smith: Blue Violin (Cat on a Hot Fiddle)
Tal Farlow: They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow)
Thad Jones: April In Paris (Magnificent Thad Jones)
Tony Bennett: Sweet Lorraine (Jazz)
Wes Montgomery: Bumpin’ on Sunset (Verve Jazz Masters 14)
Willis Jackson: Please Mr. Jackson (Prestige Profile)
Wynton Kelly: Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (Kelly Blue)
Wynton Marsalis: You & Me (Magic Hour)
Zoot Sims: Gus’s Blues (That Old Feeling); How Long Has This Been Going On; The Man I Love (Zoot Sims and the Gershwin Brothers)

Christmas Songs
Beegie Adair: Frosty the Snowman
Carmen McRae: The Christmas Song
Chet Baker: The First Noel
Cyrus Chestnut: O Tannenbaum
Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Dexter Gordon Quartet: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Diana Krall & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: Jingle Bells
Duke Pearson: Sleigh Ride
Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff: Silver Bells
Houston Person: Blue Christmas
Jack Jezzro & Lori Mechem: White Christmas
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Louis Armstrong: Christmas Night in Harlem
Ramsey Lewis Trio: Christmas Blues
Ray Brown Trio: Let It Snow
Tony Bennett: Winter Wonderland


  1. No Lester with Count Basie?

  2. No Count Basie at all. No Louis? Keep sending him stuff.

  3. I'm sure plenty of things were left off the list. We'll get around to it eventually, I'm sure. Do you have any particular favorite?