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Jazz Recordings and Saxophonists

The following suggested lists are only representative of the many fine current and historical saxophone artists and jazz recordings available for listening study and enjoyment.

Jazz Alto Saxophonists
Cannonball Adderley, Anthony Braxton, Benny Carter, Richie Cole, Ornette Coleman, Paul Desmond, Jerry Dodgion, Eric Dolphy, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Dorsey, Kenny Garret, Woody Herman, Johnny Hodges, Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano, Jackie McLean, Frank Morgan, Oliver Nelson, Dick Oats, Charlie Parker, Art Pepper, David Sandborn, Bud Shank , Sonny Stitt, Phil Woods

Jazz Tenor Saxophonists
Bob Berg, Jerry Bergonzi, Michael Brecker, James Carter, George Coleman, John Coltrane, Pete Christlieb, George Garzon, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Henderson, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Brandford Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, Hank Mobley, James Moody, Oliver Nelson, Rich Perry, Joshua Redman, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Stitt, Lew Tabackin, Stanley Turrentine, Ernie Watts, Ben Webster, Lester Young

Jazz Baritone Saxophonists
Pepper Adams, Nick Brignola, Harry Carney, Serge Chaloff, Ronnie Cuber, Charles Davis, Jerry Mulligan, Leo Parker, Gary Smulyan

Recommended Jazz Recordings
Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz


Cannonball Adderley 
Cannonball & Coltrane 
Cannonball Adderley and the Bossa Rio Sextet 
Cannonball Adderley at the Lighthouse 
Live In San Francisco  
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 
Somethin' Else

Louis Armstrong 
Complete Hot Five and Hot SevenRecordings 
Great Chicago Concert 1956

Count Basie 
April In Paris 
Atomic Basie 
Complete Decca Recordings - 1937 
Straight Ahead 
Sinatra-Basie

Sidney Bechet 
The Complete Sidney Bechet Vol. 1 & 2 (1932-1941) 
Runnin' Wild

Bob Berg 
Live in Europe

Jerry Bergonzi 
Lost Within the Shuffle 
Just Within 
Peek a Boo

Art Blakey 
A Night at Birdland 
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers 
The Big Beat 
Moanin

Michael Brecker 
Don't Try This at Home 
Michael Brecker 
Nearness of You: The Ballad Book 
Now You See it...Now You Don't 
Tales from the Hudson 
Time is of the Essence 
Two Blocks from the Edge

Clifford Brown 
Clifford Brown and Max Roach 
Study In Brown

Dave Brubeck 
Dave Brubeck Quartet Live in Europe 
Time Out

Ornette Coleman 
Beauty is a Rare Thing 
Free Jazz 
The Shape of Jazz To Come 
New York is Now 
Sound Museum: Hidden Man

John Coltrane 
Ballads 
Blue Train 
The Classic Quartet - Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings 
The Complete Vanguard Sessions 
Giant Steps  
A Love Surpreme 
Live at Birdland 
Lush Life  
My Favorite Things 
Soultrane

Chick Corea  
Now He Sings, Now He Sobs 
Three Quartets

Miles Davis 
Basic Miles 
Birth of the Cool 
Bitches Brew 
Dig 
E.S.P. 
Jazz Track 
Kind of Blue 
Miles Ahead 
Miles Smiles 
Milestones 
My Funny Valentine 
Nefertiti 
Oleo 
Porgy and Bess 
Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet 
Seven Steps to Heaven 
Sketches of Spain, with Gil Evans 
Steamin' With the Miles Davis Quintet

Paul Desmond 
Easy Living

Eric Dolphy 
Out to Lunch 
Outward Bound

Duke Ellington 
And His Mother Called Him Bill 
The Blanton-Webster Band 
The Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings 
The Centennial Edition: Highlighes 
Ellington at Newport 1956 
The Far East Suite 
Such Sweet Thunder

Bill Evans 
Complete Riverside Recordings 
Conversations With Myself 
Sunday at Village Vanguard 
Waltz For Debby 
We Will Meet Again

Gil Evans 
Out of the Cool

Kenny Garrett 
Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane 
Songbook 
Standard of Language 
Triology

George Garzone 
Alone 
Four's and Two's 
Moodioligy

Stan Getz 
Best of the West Coast Sessions 
Stan Getz & Bill Evans 
Getz/Gilberto 
Serenity

Dizzy Gillespie 
Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions 
Groovin' High 
The Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt Sessions 
Sonny Side Up

Benny Goodman 
The Complete Small Group Recordings 
Live At Carnegie Hall 1938

Dexter Gordon 
A Swingin' Affair 
Biting the Apple 
Bouncin' with Dex 
Go 
Homecoming, Live at Village Vanguard 
More Power 
Our Man in Paris 
The Apartment 
The Chase

Lionel Hampton 
Swing Classics

Herbie Hancock 
Complete Blue Note 60's Sessions 
Empyrean Isles 
Headhunters 
Maiden Voyage 
The Prisoner

Coleman Hawkins 
Body & Soul 
Hawk In Hi-Fi

Joe Henderson 
In 'N Out 
Inner Urge 
Lush Life, Strayhorn Music 
Page One

Woody Herman 
Keeper of the Flame 
Woody Herman and His Orchestra

Johnny Hodges 
Johnny Hodges Live at the Sportspalast

Thad Jones 
Consummation

Stan Kenton 
Artistry In Rhythm

Lee Konitz 
Motion 
Subconscious-Lee

Michel Legrand 
Legrand Jazz

David Liebman 
The Energy of Chance 
John Coltrane's Meditations 
Return of the Tenor: Standards 
Voyage

Joe Lovano 
The Big Gun 
From the Soul 
OH!

Charlie Mariano 
Adagio 
An American in Italy 
Deep In A Dream

Jackie McLean 
Jackie's Rag 
Swing, Swang, Swingin'

Charles Mingus 
Mingus Ah Um 
Mingus Dynasty

Hank Mobley 
Roll Call 
Soul Station 
Two Tenors

Thelonious Monk 
Alone In San Francisco Thelonious in Action 
Brilliant Corners 
Complete Blue Note Recordings 
Complete Riverside Recordings 
The Columbia Years: 1962-1968 
Misterioso 
Plays Duke Ellington 
Thelonious Monk Big Band 
With John Coltrane

James Moody 
Moody

Hank Morgan 
Love, Lost and Found 
Yardbird Suite 
You Must Believe in Spring

Lee Morgan 
The Best of Lee Morgan 
Cornbread 
The Sidewinder

Gerry Mulligan 
Complete Pacific Jazz Quartet Recordings 
The Best of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker 
Night Lights

Oliver Nelson 
Blues & the Abstract Truth

Charlie Parker 
Bird & Diz 
Bird at the Roost - The Complete Roayal Roost Performances Vol. 1 & 2 
Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve 
Bird/The Savoy Recordings 
The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever / Jazz at Massey Hall 
Groovin' High 
Now's the Time 
Summit Meeting at Birdland 
Yardbird Suite, The Ultimate Charlie Parker Collection

Art Pepper 
Landscape

Oscar Peterson 
At Zardi's 
The Oscar Peterson Trio with Sonny Stitt 
Night Train

Bud Powell 
The Complete Blue Note and Roost Recordings 
Jazz Giant

Joshua Redman 
Elastic 
Moodswing 
Spirit of the Moment: Live at the Village Vanguard

Sonny Rollins 
The Bridge 
Newk's Time 
Night at the Village Vanguard, 1957 
Plus Four 
Saxophone Colossus 
Swiss Nights 
Tenor Madness 
Way Out West

David Sandborn 
A Change of Heart 
Straight to the Heart 
Voyeur

Wayne Shorter 
Adam's Apple 
Atlantis 
Encetera 
JuJu 
Native Dancer 
Night Dreamer 
Shizophrenia 
Speak No Evil 
Supernova

Horace Silver 
Blowin' the Blues Away 
Cape Verdean Blues 
Song for My Father

Sonny Stitt 
Burnin' Constellation 
Night Crawler 
Sonny Stitt 
Sonny Stitt and the New Yorkers 
Sonny Stitt Plays 
Soul Electricity 
Stittsville 
Sunnyside Up

Lew Tabackin 
Long Yellow Road 
Phil Woods & Lew Tabackin

Art Tatum  
The Standard Sessions, 1935-1943

Stanley Turrentine 
A Chip Off the Old Block 
Sugar 
Up at Minton's

Ben Webster 
King of the Tenors 
Music for Loving: Ben Webster with Strings 
There is No Greater Love

Phil Woods 
Bouquet 
Celebration 
Live From New York Vanguard 
Song for Sisyphus 
Woodlore

Lester Young 
Billie and Lester 
The Lester Young Story 
Lester Young Trio 
Pres and Teddy

John Zorn 
The Big Gundown 
Masada 8