Cool jazz
Cool jazz is a style of modern jazz music that arose following the Second World War. It is characterized by its relaxed tempos and lighter tone, in contrast to the bebop style. Cool jazz often emplo...
West Coast jazz
West Coast jazz refers to various styles of jazz music that developed around Los Angeles and San Francisco during the 1950s. West Coast jazz is often seen as a subgenre of cool jazz, which featured a ...
Time Out (album)
Time Out is a jazz album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, released in 1959 on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 1397. Recorded at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City, it is based upon the use of t...
Historically Speaking (Gerry Mulligan album)
Historically Speaking is a 1951 recording by baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, who is joined by pianist George Wallington.
Don Elliott
Don Elliott (October 21, 1926 in Somerville, New Jersey – July 5, 1984 in Weston, Connecticut) was an American jazz trumpeter, vibraphonist, vocalist, and mellophone player. His album Calypso Jazz is...
Take Five
"Take Five" is a jazz piece composed by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album Time Out. Recorded at Columbia Records' 30th Street Studio in New York City on July 1...
Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein
Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein is a 1961 album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Its title refers to the fact that it consists of both a Brubeck composition conducted by Leonard Bernstein (though ...
Baritones and French Horns
Baritones and French Horns is a 16 rpm album released in 1957 on Prestige Records. The album is one of a series of releases attributed to the Prestige All Stars. Each side of the album was a distinct...
June Christy
June Christy (November 20, 1925 – June 21, 1990), born Shirley Luster, was an American singer, known for her work in the cool jazz genre and for her silky smooth vocals. Her success as a singer ...
Gary McFarland
Gary McFarland (October 23, 1933 - November 3, 1971) was an influential composer, arranger, vibraphonist and vocalist, prominent on Verve and Impulse! Records during the 1960s, when he made "one of th...
Django (album)
Django is an album by the Modern Jazz Quartet, first released on LP in 1956. The actual sessions had taken place in June 1953, December 1954, and January 1955, and (as Prestige Records had yet to ente...
Rendezvous in Rio
Rendezvous in Rio is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 2006 with Koch Records. It was Franks' sixteenth studio album.
Welcome to Hungary! The Tommy Vig Orchestra 2012 Featuring David Murray
Welcome to Hungary! The Tommy Vig Orchestra 2012 Featuring David Murray is a 2011 album by jazz vibraharpist Tommy Vig. It was released on the Klasszikus Jazz Records label and features performances b...
Stan Kenton
Stanley Newcomb "Stan" Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) was a pianist, composer, and arranger who led an innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. In later ...
Blue Rondo à la Turk
"Blue Rondo à la Turk" is a jazz standard composition by Dave Brubeck. It appeared on the album Time Out in 1959. It is written in 9/8 and swing 4/4. It was originally composed by the Dave Brubeck Qua...
Earle Spencer
Earle R. Spencer (born 1926) was an American trombonist and leader of a progressive swing big band bearing his name — Earle Spencer and His Orchestra. He formed the band in 1946 and disbanded in 1949...
Concorde (album)
Concorde is an album by the Modern Jazz Quartet, recorded in New York on July 2, 1955, and first released that year as an LP, Prestige 7005, with liner notes by Ira Gitler. The album was reissued in 2...
Something Cool
Something Cool is a studio album recorded by June Christy in 1953, 1954, and 1955, and featuring Christy singing 11 (in the original release, seven) jazz songs backed by the orchestra of Pete Rugolo. ...
Time Further Out
Time Further Out is a 1961 release by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It features the "Classic Quartet": pianist Dave Brubeck, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene Wright, and drummer Joe Morello. ...