Written by Scott Joplin in 1899
Maple Leaf Rag
Written by W.C. Handy
Saint Louis Blues
Recorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917
Livery Stable Blues
First Sung in 1920 by Mammie Smith
Crazy Blues
Recorded in 1922 by Kid Ory’s Spike’s Seven Pods of Pepper
Ory’s Creole Trombone
First ever published Jazz Piece written by Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Blues
Piece most noted Joe “King” Oliver’s Solo
Dippermouth Blues
Piece performed by Louis Armstrong that helped Popularize Scat
Heebie Jeebies
Piece made famous by Beiderbecke and Trumbauer
Singin the Blues
Song performed by Ellinton for his Carnegie Hall debut; 45 minutes long
Black, Brown, Beige
Written by Ellington specifically for Cootie Williams
Concerto for Cootie
Count Basie’s theme song
One O’Clock Jump
Piece made famous by Fats Waller
Ain’t Misbehavin
Performed by James P. Johnson; A test piece for jazz pianists
Carolina Shout
Thelonious Monk composition made famous by a Miles Davis performance
Round Midnight
Piece composed by Thelonious Monk in 1951
Straight, No Chaser
Piece composed by Dizzy Gillespie
A Night in Tunisia
Piece recorded by Charlie Parker which included Dizzy Gillespie
Koko (Cherokee)
Composite album composed by Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool
Piece written by Paul Desmond and performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
Take 5
Piece written by Sonny Rollins in 1955
St. Thomas
Two albums collaborated on by both Miles Davis and Gil Evans
Porgy and Bess/ Sketches of Spain
Miles Davis album that popularized modal jazz
Kind of Blues
Miles Davis album that popularized jazz-rock fusion
Bitches Brew
Ornette Coleman album that popularized free jazz
Free Jazz
Two of Coltrane’s most famous albums
Giant Steps & A Love Supreme
Wynton Marsalis piece that won the Putlizer Prize
Blood on the Fields