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This Is Jazz (album series)

This Is Jazz is a mid-priced series of jazz albums issued by Legacy Recordings from 1996–98 in association with the Columbia (CK numbers) and Epic (EK numbers) divisions of Sony Music Entertainment.[1] Each album features a different artist from the Columbia/Epic stable. Each album is titled This Is Jazz followed by the number in the series. The position of each album in the series is not consistent with the order of the catalog numbers (although the second half of the series begins to fall into somewhat sequential order). Many of these albums have since been reissued without the number. Due to the breadth of their careers, some artists had multiple releases in the series. Their later releases are identified by the focus of each additional release.

This Is Jazz
Compilation album
Released1996 (1996) - 1998 (1998)
GenreJazz, Jazz fusion, Big band, Traditional pop
LabelColumbia / Epic / Legacy

ReleasesEdit

Year # Artist Title Catalog #
1996 1 Louis Armstrong This Is Jazz 1 CK 64613
2 Chet Baker This Is Jazz 2 CK 64779
3 Dave Brubeck This Is Jazz 3 CK 64615
4 Benny Goodman This Is Jazz 4 CK 64620
5 Thelonious Monk This Is Jazz 5 CK 64625
6 Charles Mingus This Is Jazz 6 CK 64624
7 Duke Ellington This Is Jazz 7 CK 64617
8 Miles Davis This Is Jazz 8 CK 64616
9 George Benson This Is Jazz 9 ZK 64631
10 Weather Report This Is Jazz 10 CK 64627
11 Count Basie This is Jazz 11 CK 64966
12 Return to Forever This Is Jazz 12 CK 64967
13 Erroll Garner This Is Jazz 13 CK 64968
14 Stan Getz This Is Jazz 14 CK 64969
15 Billie Holiday This Is Jazz 15 CK 64622
16 Maynard Ferguson This Is Jazz 16 CK 64970
17 John McLaughlin This Is Jazz 17 CK 64971
18 Gerry Mulligan This Is Jazz 18 CK 64972
19 Wayne Shorter This Is Jazz 19 CK 64973
20 Sarah Vaughan This Is Jazz 20 CK 64974
21 Various Artists This Is Jazz 21 (Sampler) CK 65008
1997 22 Miles Davis This Is Jazz 22 (Plays Ballads) CK 65038
23 Louis Armstrong This Is Jazz 23 (Sings) CK 65039
24 Woody Herman This Is Jazz 24 CK 65040
25 Freddie Hubbard This Is Jazz 25 ZK 65041
26 Lester Young This Is Jazz 26 CK 65042
27 Ramsey Lewis This Is Jazz 27 CK 65043
28 Art Blakey This Is Jazz 28 CK 65044
29 Various Artists This Is Jazz 29 (Bossa Nova) CK 65045
30 Dirty Dozen Brass Band This Is Jazz 30 CK 65046
31 Al Di Meola This Is Jazz 31 CK 65047
1998 32 Billy Holliday This Is Jazz 32 (Sings Standards) CK 65048
33 Tony Bennett This Is Jazz 33 CK 65049
34 Aretha Franklin This Is Jazz 34 CK 65050
35 Herbie Hancock This Is Jazz 35 CK 65051
36 Duke Ellington This Is Jazz 36 (Plays Standards) CK 65056
37 George Duke This Is Jazz 37 EK 65054
38 Miles Davis This Is Jazz 38 (Electric) CK 65449
39 Dave Brubeck This Is Jazz 39 (Plays Standards) CK 65450
40 Weather Report This Is Jazz 40 (The Jaco Years) CK 65451
41 Stanley Clarke This Is Jazz 41 EK 65452

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ This Is Jazz discography at Discogs