The Jazz Discography

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TJD Online


The Jazz Discography by is the most comprehensive general jazz discography. It includes information on over 200,000 jazz recording sessions from 1896 to the present. Information for each session includes personnel, place and date of recording, song titles, matrix numbers, and issue (catalog) numbers for a variety of formats, ranging from 78 rpm discs to CDs and downloads. The database can be searched by leader, side musicians, session information (including recording date), song titles, and recording companies, as well as through multi-searches combining musicians, song titles, and recording companies.

The Jazz Discography is compiled by Tom Lord, and listings are updated on a daily basis. Data sources include existing general and individual jazz discographies, international jazz periodicals, information received from recording companies and their catalogs, the archives of Cadence Magazine, and individual record collectors around the world.

Dates covered

1896 - present.

Type of coverage


Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Lord Music Reference Inc.

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