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small combos and big bands: Early Jazz Greats, Vol. 1 and 2, Jazztone J1249, 1252; Dixieland Classics, Jazztone J1216; Dixieland Jazz, Grand Award 33-310; West Coast Jazz, Jazztone J1243; Advance Garde of the '40s, EmArcy 36016; The Great Swing Bands, Jazztone J1245; Jazz for People Who Hate Jazz, Victor LJM1008 and Battle of the Big Bands, Capitol T667.
the piano: Great Jazz Pianists, Camden CAL 328; Jazz Pianists Galore, Jazz West Coast 506 and Modern Jazz Piano, Camden CAL 384.
the trumpet and trombone: Jazz Greats—Brass, EmArcy MG36053; Trumpet Interlude, EmArcy MG36017; Great Jazz Brass, Camden CAL 383; Cool Gabriels, Victor LG 1003; Trumpeters* Holiday, Epic LN 3252; Trombone Panorama, Columbia CL999; Boning Up on 'Bones, EmArcv MG36038 and Trombone Scene, Vik LX 1087.
the saxophones: Alto Altitude, EmArcy MG36018; Alto Saxes, Verve MGV 8126; Jazz Greats, Reeds Part I, EmArcy MG36050; Jazz Greats, Reeds, Part II, EmArcy 36051; Great Jazz Reeds, Camden 339; Battle of the Saxes-Tenor All Stars, EmArcy MG36023 and Tenor Saxes, Verve MGV 8127.
the bass: Basses Loaded, Victor LPM 1107.
the guitar: The Four Most Guitars, ABC-Paramount 109 and Swing Guitars (Moore, Kessel, Farlow), Norgran MGN1033.
the drums: Jazz Greats-the Drum Role, EmArcy MG36071; Drum Suite (Art Blalcey), Col. CL 1002; Orgy in Rhythm (Art Blakey et al), Blue Note 1554 Vol. 1 and Jazz In % Time (Max Roach), EmArcy MG 36018.
general: Musical History of Jazz, Grand Award 33-322; History of Jazz Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, Capitol T793, 794, 795, 796; What Is Jazz (Leonard Bernstein), Columbia CL 919 and Compendia of Jazz, Verve MGV 8194,