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IPR's Monthly Jazz Digest

The Great American Jazz Charts

BlueNotes celebrates “The Great American Jazz Charts” on the August broadcast. Join host Larry Beck for two hours of iconic jazz classics that defined 20th Century American jazz. Featured artists include Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and many others.


Hour 1


Theme Disc Track 1 “Giant Steps” Lionel Hampton


“Take the A Train,” Duke Ellington

“So What,” Miles Davis

“I Loves You Porgy,” Nina Simone

 “Django,” The Modern Jazz Quartet

“St. Louis Blues,” Louis Armstrong

Theme Disk Track 2 “Summer Lovers,” The Rippingtons

“Compared to What,” Les McCann & Eddie Harris

“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” Charles Mingus

“God Bless the Child,” Billie Holiday

“Waltz for Debby,” Bill Evans Trio


Hour 2


“The in Crowd,” Ramsey Lewis Trio

“Take Five,” Dave Brubeck Quartet

“Twisted,” Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross

“Round Midnight,” Thelonious Monk

“Manteca,” Dizzy Gillespie

“Linus & Lucy,” Vince Guaraldi Trio

“My Funny Valentine,” Chet Baker

“Ornithology,” Charlie Parker

“Four on Six,” Wes Montgomery

“Georgia on My Mind,” Ray Charles

“Poinciana,” Ahmed Jamal

“Swing, Swing, Swing,” Benny Goodman

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