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Jazz: Recordings

On this page you'll find resources for finding streaming and hardcopy recordings, both audio and video.

Jump to: DiscographiesStreaming Audio & Video | Hardcopy Recordings


Discography: A descriptive list of recordings.
Use one of these to select a recording, then search for it in a streaming database or in the library catalog.

Discographies in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more discographies

Browse by subject in the catalog, for example: 
Jazz > Discography 

Browse the shelves by call number: 
Most discographies are located in the Allen reference section and have call numbers beginning ML156.4 J3.

Streaming Audio & Video

Library Audio Databases

Hardcopy Recordings

Jazz Recordings in the Allen Library (selections)

Blue Ridge

Nat Reeves, Rick Germanson, Eric McPherson, Steve Davis, and Josh Bruneau


Anna Webber, Jeremy Finer, Jacob Barchik, Christopher Hoffman, Matt Mitchell, Chris Tordini, Ches Smith

Ellington at Newport

Duke Ellington and his orchestra. Also on LP, call number MR1361 E46 E.

The Final Tour

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb


Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Also on LP, call number MR1361 G39 V5.

The Inner Mounting Flame

The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin

Lady in Satin

Billie Holiday with Ray Ellis and his orchestra

Let Freedom Ring

Jackie McLean, Walter Davis, Herbie Lewis, Billy Higgins

Love Scenes

Diana Krall, Russell Malone, Christian McBride

Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue

Terri Lyne Carrington with ensemble

Radio Music Society

Esperanza Spalding with ensemble

The Shape of Jazz to Come

Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins. Also on LP, call number MR1361 C69 S.

Time Out

Dave Brubeck Quartet

Waves of Calm

Jim Snidero, Jeremy Pelt, Orrin Evans, Nat Reeves, Jonathan Barber

Find More Recordings

Search the Catalog

There are many ways to find jazz recordings in the library catalog! Try searching by performer/ensemble name, instrument, album title, and more.
Limit your search by format (CD, LP, DVD, VHS) to refine your search.

young man looks at library shelvesBrowse the Shelves

Browsing is a great way to discover new music if you don't have something specific in mind.
In the Allen Library, all jazz recordings have a call number of 1361. The initial letters indicate format:

Call Number Format
MD1361 Jazz CDs
MR1361 Jazz LPs (records)
MO1361 Jazz DVDs
MV1361 Jazz VHS tapes

Listening & Viewing Equipment

listening/viewing room with audio/visual equipment

Want to listen to higher quality audio equipment? Don't have a record turntable at home? Come to the Allen Library!

Our listening carrels and listening/viewing rooms can play:

  • CDs, LPs, cassette tapes, and reel-to-reel tapes
  • DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS tapes
  • Personal devices via Bluetooth, VGA, HDMI, AUX cable, and Apple TV

Equipment is generally available on a first-come, first-served basis, but rooms may be reserved for certain uses. Contact Lisa Wollenberg (860.768.4840) for more information.

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