Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Trial Access to Jazz Music Library from Alexander Street Press Now Available (through May 11)

The Jazz Music Library, from Alexander Street Press, is a large audio database of recorded jazz from the early 1920s to the present, including all major jazz genres (vocal jazz, bebop, acid jazz, big band music, modern jazz, and more). The database currently provides streaming access to more than 130,000 tracks, with new recordings added monthly. Trial access to the database is available now through May 11.

The collection includes works licensed from legendary record labels, including Audiophile, Concord Jazz, Contemporary Records, Fantasy, Jazzology, Milestone, Nessa Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, and Prestige. Labels being added include Circle Records, GHB Records, Good Time Jazz, GRP Records, Impulse, Peak, Riverside, Solo Art Records, Stretch Records, Verve, and dozens more.

The list of artists is comprehensive, ranging from past greats to musicians performing and recording today, including: Abbey Lincoln, Andre Previn, Art Farmer, Benny Carter, Bill Evans, Billy Strayhorn, Bix Beiderbecke, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie ByrdCharlie Parker, Chet Baker, Chuck Mangione, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Dizzie Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Dolphy, Gerry Mulligan, Grover Washington, Jr., John Coltrane, Karrin Allyson, Lester Young, Marian McPartland, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Thelonious Monk, Tony Bennett, Wes Montgomery, Zoot Sims, and a long list of others.

Liner notes to all the albums are included (in PDF format) as well as static URLs to each track and album in the database. Detailed instrumentation and performer information is also provided. Content is added on a regular basis, and new materials are highlighted on the home page as they are added. A detailed product brochure is available here (in PDF format).

The system requirements for listening to music from the database are available here. We invite you to try out the Jazz Music Library during the trial period. Please contact Richard Kearney (x 2165 / if you have any questions about using the database or experience any technical issues. And please contact Bob Wolk (x 2289 / or Tony Joachim (x 3665 / with any feedback about the database.

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