For J&D students who say they do not like jazz, but prefer hip hop music, give these tracks a try:

  • Click on the song title to be taken to the album page in the iTunes Music Store
  • Click on the artist name to be taken to their website or MySpace page
Song Title Artist Album Year
1 This Is The Life Ahmad Jamal Blue Moon 2012
2 Blue Moon Ahmad Jamal Blue Moon 2012
3 Unc Trombone Shorty For True 2011
4 Neph Trombone Shorty Backatown 2010
5 Strasbourg / St. Denis Roy Hargrove Quintet Earfood 2008
6 Roy Allan Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence 2009
7 Superstition SFJAZZ Collective Live In New York - Season 8 Music of Stevie Wonder and new compositions 2011
8 Tanktified Stefon Harris & Blackout Urbanus 2009
9 Rewind That Christian Scott Rewind That 2006
10 The Uprising Christian Scott Anthem 2007
11 Hardgroove Roy Hargrove (The RH Factor) Hard Groove 2003
12 Pastor "T" Roy Hargrove (The RH Factor) Hard Groove 2003
13 Lyne's Joint Russell Gunn Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2 2001
14 Triptych Nicholas Payton Into the Blue 2008
15 The Crimson Touch Nicholas Payton Into the Blue 2008
16 Metamorphos Dave Holland Quintet Points of View 1998
17 Prime Directive Dave Holland Quintet Prime Directive 1999
18 A New Note / A New World (Created Inside the Walls of Imagination) Terence Blanchard Choices 2009
19 Luqman Me'Shell Ndegéocello The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of The Infidel 2009
20 Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock Head Hunters 1973
21 Chameleon Herbie Hancock Head Hunters 1973
22 Love for Sale Jacky Terrasson Trio Alive 1997
23 Love for Sale Julian "Cannonball" Adderley Somethin' Else 1958
24 Footprints Terence Blanchard Bounce 2003
25 Footprints* Miles Davis Miles Smiles 1967
26 Epistrophy Russell Gunn Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2 2001
27 Epistrophy* Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane 1957
28 Caravan Russell Gunn Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2 2001
29 Caravan* Duke Ellington Money Jungle 1962
30 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Go-Go Swing) Russell Gunn Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2 2001
31 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Go-Go Swing)* Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington The Great Summit 1961
32 Gone Stefon Harris & Blackout Urbanus 2009
33 Gone* Miles Davis Porgy And Bess 1958
34 Moontrane Ben Williams State Of Art 2011
35 Moontrane* Louis Hayes Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series, Vol. 5 1977
36 So What Christian Scott Rewind That 2006
37 So What Marcus Miller A Night In Monte-Carlo 2010
38 So What* Miles Davis Kind of Blue 1959
39 Jean Pierre Marcus Miller Marcus 2008
40 Jean Pierre* Miles Davis We Want Miles 1982
41 Lonnie's Lament Marcus Miller M2 2001
42 Lonnie's Lament* John Coltrane Crescent 1964
43 Naima Kazumi Watanabe New Electric Trio Mo' Bop 2003
44 Naima* John Coltrane Giant Steps 1959
45 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Marcus Miller M2 2001
46 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat* Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um 1959
47 Summertime Ray Brown Trio with Ulf Wakenius Summertime 1998
48 Summertime* Miles Davis Porgy And Bess 1958

* denotes original or previous recordings for comparison