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New online resource! The Jazz Discography

The Libraries new online resource is sure to inspire jazz scholars, students, and serious fans to get up and groove.

The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord is the most comprehensive, general jazz discography extant. It includes information on over 183,000 jazz recording sessions from 1896 to the present. The coverage includes both original and reissued recordings. Information for each session includes personnel, place and date of recording, song titles, matrix numbers, and issue (catalog) numbers for a variety of formats, from 78 rpm discs to CDs and downloads. The database can be searched by leader, side musicians, song titles, recording dates, recording companies, as well as through "multi- searches" combining musicians and song titles. Listings are updated on a daily basis.

Users can access The Jazz Discography from the frontpage of the Libraries' website, by following the path: Research Resources > Indexes and Databases > Arts and Humanities > Music > The Jazz Discography.

Posted August 27, 2009