Jazz A/A+ List


Ahmed Abdullah (1947– )

Air [1971–1986]

Harry Allen (1966– )

Henry "Red" Allen (1908–67)

Amalgam

Gene Ammons (1925–74)

Louis Armstrong (1901–71)

Albert Ayler (1936–70)

Mildred Bailey (1903–51)

Billy Bang (1947–2011)

Chris Barber (1930– )

Kenny Barron (1943– )

Nik Bärtsch (1971– )

Count Basie (1904–84)

Conrad Bauer (1943– )

Sidney Bechet (1897–1959)

Tim Berne (1954– )

Jim Black (1967– )

Art Blakey (1919–90)

Arthur Blythe (1940–2017)

Lester Bowie (1940–99)

Anthony Braxton (1945– )

Tina Brooks (1932–74)

Clifford Brown (1930–56)

Dave Brubeck (1920–2012)

Abraham Burton (1971– )

Don Byas (1912–72)

Cab Calloway (1907–94)

Benny Carter (1907–2003)

James Carter (1969– )

Serge Chaloff (1923–57)

Sonny Clark (1931–63)

Buck Clayton (1911–91)

Arnett Cobb (1918–89)

Nat King Cole (1917–65)

George Coleman (1935– )

Ornette Coleman (1930–2015)

John Coltrane (1926–67)

Marilyn Crispell (1947– )

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (1922–86)

Miles Davis (1926–91)

Paul Desmond (1924–77)

Vic Dickenson (1906–84)

Eastern Rebellion [1975–1995]

Roy Eldridge (1911–88)

Duke Ellington (1899–1974)

Herb Ellis (1921–2010)

Bill Evans (1929–80)

Jon Faddis (1953– )

Avram Fefer (1965– )

Ella Fitzgerald (1917–96)

Eddie Gale (1941– )

Jan Garbarek (1947– )

Stan Getz (1927–91)

Dizzy Gillespie (1917–93)

Benny Goodman (1909–86)

Lars Gullin (1928–76)

Rich Halley (1947– )

Lionel Hampton (1909–2002)

Herbie Hancock (1940– )

Billy Harper (1943– )

Craig Harris (1954– )

Eddie Harris (1934–96)

Michael Hashim (1956– )

Hampton Hawes (1928–77)

Coleman Hawkins (1901–69)

Fletcher Henderson (1897–1952)

Benjamin Herman (1968– )

Earl Hines (1905–89)

Jim Hobbs

Johnny Hodges (1907–70)

Billie Holiday (1915–59)

Dave Holland (1946– )

Abdullah Ibrahim (1934– )

Vijay Iyer (1971– )

Willis Jackson (1932–87)

Illinois Jacquet (1922–2004)

Keith Jarrett (1945– )

Jazz at the Philharmonic [1944–1983]

Billy Jenkins (1954– )

Budd Johnson

J.J. Johnson (1924–2001)

Louis Jordan (1908–75)

Pandelis Karayorgis (1962– )

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1936–77)

Krzysztof Komeda (1931–69)

Lee Konitz (1927– )

Martin Küchen (1966– )

Steve Lacy (1934–2004)

Adam Lane (1968– )

Yusef Lateef (1920–2013)

Steve Lehman

George Lewis (1900–68)

Mark Lomax (1979– )

Joe Lovano (1952– )

Allen Lowe (1954– )

Jimmie Lunceford (1902–47)

Rudresh Mahanthappa (1971– )

Mahavishnu Orchestra [1971–1976]

Junior Mance (1928– )

Michael Mantler (1943– )

Billy Martin (1963– )

Dean Martin (1917–95)

Jackie McLean (1932–2006)

Marian McPartland (1918–2013)

Joe McPhee (1939– )

Charles McPherson (1939– )

Pat Metheny (1954– )

Charles Mingus (1922–79)

Hank Mobley (1930–86)

Nils Petter Molvaer (1960– )

Thelonious Monk (1917–82)

Wes Montgomery (1925–68)

Michael Moore (1954– )

Barbara Morrison (1952– )

Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941)

Mostly Other People Do the Killing [2006– ]

Gerry Mulligan (1927–96)

David Murray (1955– )

Wolfgang Muthspiel (1965– )

Oliver Nelson (1932–75)

New Orleans Rhythm Kings (1922–25)

Herbie Nichols (1919–63)

Charlie Parker (1920–55)

William Parker (1952– )

Annette Peacock (1941– )

Art Pepper (1925–82)

Houston Person (1934– )

Oscar Peterson (1925–2007)

Bud Powell (1924–66)

Dudu Pukwana (1938–90)

Don Pullen (1944–95)

Don Redman (1900–64)

Django Reinhardt (1910–53)

Sam Rivers (1923–2011)

Roberto Juan Rodriguez

Sonny Rollins (1930– )

Roswell Rudd (1935– )

Jimmy Rushing (1903–72)

George Russell (1923–2009)

David Sanchez (1968– )

Pharoah Sanders (1940– )

Randy Sandke (1949– )

Bernardo Sassetti (1970–2012)

Jenny Scheinman (1979– )

Alexander von Schlippenbach (1938– )

Irène Schweizer (1941– )

Stephen Scott (1969– )

Paul Shapiro

Archie Shepp (1937– )

Matthew Shipp (1960– )

Wayne Shorter (1933– )

Horace Silver (1928–2014)

Zoot Sims (1925–85)

Frank Sinatra (1915–2003)

Jimmy Smith (1925–2005)

Tommy Smith (1967– )

Sonic Liberation Front [2000– ]

Muggsy Spanier (1906–67)

Sonny Stitt (1924–82)

Sun Ra (1914–93)

Horace Tapscott (1934–99)

Art Tatum (1909–56)

Cecil Taylor (1929– )

Jack Teagarden (1905–64)

Lucky Thompson (1924–2005)

Triage [2001– ]

Assif Tsahar (1969– )

James Blood Ulmer (1942– )

Massimo Urbani (1957–93)

Kid Thomas Valentine (1896–1987)

Ken Vandermark (1964– )

Velkro

Vienna Art Orchestra [1980– ]

Mal Waldron (1926–2002)

Fats Waller (1904–43)

David S. Ware (1949–2012)

Dinah Washington (1924–63)

Bobby Watson (1953– )

Ben Webster (1909–73)

Bob Wilber (1928– )

Barney Wilen (1937–96)

Ernie Wilkins (1922–99)

Hal Willner

World Saxophone Quartet [1977– ]

Larry Young (1940–79)

Lester Young (1909–59)

Zu [1999– ]

Various Artists