January 16, 2011

All the President's Jazz 2010

For the second year in a row, I have been sending CD compilations of jazz music (12 total) to Reggie Love, President Obama’s personal aide, to put on the president’s iPod. (How much of it has made it onto the iPod playlist I don’t know.) As I stated a year ago when I posted the 2009 presidential playlist, this list reflects my tastes in jazz and should not be construed to be President Obama’s choices. So, what follows is the complete playlist of jazz tunes that I sent to the president in 2010 (in alphabetical order by the artist’s first name). 

Ahmad Jamal: Ahmad’s Blues
Anita O’Day: Honeysuckle Rose
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
Barney Wilen: Swing 39
Ben Webster: Bounce Blues
Benny Golson: Blues After Dark; Tippin’ On Thru; Soul Me
Bernie Green and Sonny Stitt: Flame and Frost
Bill Evans Trio: My Man’s Gone Now; When I Fall In Love
Bill Holman/Mel Lewis Quintet: The Beat Generation
Billy Bang Quartet: Bien-hoa Blues
Blue Mitchell: Avars; Blue Soul; Hi-Heel Sneakers; Samba De Stacy
Bob Mintzer Quartet: Listen Here
Bud Freeman: Meet Me In San Juan
Carl Perkins and The Oscar Moore Quartet: There’ll Never Be Another You
Carmen McRae and Dave Brubeck: Take Five
Cat Anderson: Good Queen Bess
Cedar Walton Trio: Bleeker Street Team
Charles Earland: The Dozens
Charles Mingus: Moanin’; Song With Orange
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie: My Melancholy Baby
Charlie Parker: Chi Chi
Chet Baker: For Minors Only; Soft Winds
Chick Corea: Bossa
Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove and Stephen Scott: Marmaduke
Clifford Brown and The Max Roach Quintet: Joy Spring
Clifton Anderson: Deja-Blu
Coleman Hawkins and The Red Garland Trio: Red Beans
Craig Handy: You’re Blase
Curtis Fuller and Benny Golson: Arabia
Dave Brubeck Quartet: Basin Street Blues; Calcutta Blues; Far More Blue; Osaka Blues; Sometimes I'm Happy
Dave Brubeck: Who Said That?
Dexter Gordon: Darn That Dream
Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz: I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Dizzy Gillespie: Joogie Boogie
Don Cherry, Lennart Aberg, and Bobo Stenson: Prayer
Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley: Cattin'
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane: In a Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges: Just Squeeze Me (But Don’t Tease Me)
Duke Ellington: Piano Improvisation No. 2
Earl "Fatha" Hines: Love Is Just Around the Corner
Ella Fitzgerald: All the Things You Are; I Found a New Baby
Ellis Larkins: Blues In My Heart
Elmo Hope: It’s a Lovely Day Today
Eric Alexander and One for All: Sweet and Lovely
Frank Strozier: Cloudy And Cool; I Don’t Know; Just In Time
Freddie Jackson: Egypt Land; Minor Exposure; Southern Exposure
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt: A Pair of Red Pants
Gerry Mulligan: News from Blueport
Gigi Gryce: Nica's Tempo
Grant Green: Blues In Maude's Flat; Born To Be Blue; Green’s Greenery; It Ain’t Necessarily So; Old Folks
Hampton Hawes Trio: All the Things You Are; Easy Living
Hank Mobley: Uh Huh
Harry "Sweets" Edison: How Deep Is The Ocean; Love Is Here To Stay
Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage
Herbie Nichols: Applejackin'
Howard Roberts: When the Sun Comes Out
Ike Quebec: Blue And Sentimental
Illinois Jacquet: Port of Rico; Weary Blues
J.J. Johnson: Groovin’
James Carter: Sussa Nita
James Moody: Bunny Boo
Jimmy Forrest: Soul Street
Jimmy Heath Orchestra: The Picture of Heath
Joe Henderson: Back Road; Blue Bossa
Joe Lovano: Left Behind
Joe Newman: Prelude to a Kiss
Joe Pass: Blues for Alican
Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims: I'll See You In My Dreams
Joe Williams: All Right, Okay, You Win
Joe Zawinul: Money In the Pocket
John Coltrane and Kenny Burrell: Why Was I Born?
John Coltrane: Aisha; Bessie’s Blues; Cousin Mary (Alt. Take); CTA; I’m Old Fashioned; Say It (Over and Over Again); Tunji
Johnny Griffin: Chicago Calling; Nice And Easy
Joshua Redman: Blues On Sunday
Junior Mance: Blue Mance
Kenny Burrell: K Twist (Take 35)
Lee Morgan: Boy, What A Night; The Sidewinder
Lisa Engelken: Winter Moon
Lou Donaldson: Here 'Tis
Lucky Thompson: Fascinating Blues; Invitation
Marc Copland: All Blues
Marty Paich: Jump for Me
McCoy Tyner: Blue Monk; Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool
Miles Davis: I Fall In Love Too Easily; Milestones; Some Day My Prince Will Come
Newport All-Stars: Blue Boy
Nicholas Payton: The Backwards Step
Oliver Nelson: Stolen Moments
Ornette Coleman: Beauty Is a Rare Thing; Lonely Woman
Oscar Peterson Trio: Blues of the Prairies; It Ain’t Necessarily So
Oscar Pettiford: Blues In the Closet
Paco De Lucía, John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola: Manha de Carnaval
Paul Gonsalves: Rapscallion in Rab's Canyon
Pepper Adams Quintet: Muezzin'
Phil Woods: Woodlore
Ray Brown Trio: Mistreated But Undefeated Blues
Red Garland Trio: Makin' Whoopee; September In the Rain
Richie Cole: Adios
Rosemary Clooney and Duke Ellington: Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’
Roy Haynes: Sugar Ray
Sam Rivers: Beatrice
Scott Hamilton: Jump for Joy
Serge Chaloff: Thanks for the Memory
Shirley Scott: I Feel All Right; Soul Shoutin’
Sonny Criss: My Ideal
Sonny Rollins: Alfie’s Theme Differently
Sonny Stitt: Down Home Blues; Touchy
Stan Getz: Love is Here to Stay; Of Thee I Sing
Stanley Jordan: Song for My Father
Ted Greene: Just Friends
Terence Blanchard: You’re a Sweetheart
Thad Jones/Kenny Burrell/Frank Wess: Count One
Thelonious Monk: Blue Bolivar Blues (Take 2); Five Spot Blues; Rhythm-A-Ning; Tea For Two
Tommy Flanagan: Tommy's Time
Tony Monaco Trio: Ode to Brother Jack
Warne Marsh: Autumn In New York
Wayne Shorter: Adam’s Apple; El Gaucho; Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Wes Montgomery: The Thumb
Willis Jackson: A Twist Of Blues; He Said, She Said, I Said; Shuckin’; Sweet Peter Charleston
Wynton Kelly: June Night

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