Investigating Jazz Recordings of the Harlem Era and their Musicians

RECORDING SESSIONS AND PERSONNEL

For every recording session I have listed the complete instrumentation as heard on the record, together with the names of the actual or assumed personnel if possible. I have never referred to earlier sessions (such as ‘as before’) to simplify identification and to avoid confusion. The names of musicians are listed in the manner below:

Documented, most certain and aurally absolutely obvious identifications are listed thus:
Clarence Williams

Probable, generally agreed (by our group and others), but not documented identifications are listed thus:
Clarence Williams

Aural possible identification for an unknown musician without documented evidence in support:
(Clarence Williams)

Assumptions without documented evidence (‘educated guess’):
(Clarence Williams?)

Not attributable identifications – although the musician in question might be an otherwise well known person:
unknown

Musicians names as documented on record labels or recording documents are listed thus:
Clarence Williams

A number in brackets behind a vocal or instrument mark means that you hear this in the given sequence of titles of this very session.


RECORDINGS LISTED:

First column lists the original record issued (taken from Rust*6 or W.C. Allen). Abbreviations of record labels are as by Rust.

Second column lists a recent largely distributed CD issue, or – if not issued on CD – a LP issue of the past.


ABBREVIATIONS:

tpt
clt
alt
bar
vln
gtr
dms
har
voc
trumpet
clarinet
alto saxophon
baritone saxophone
violine
guitar
drums
harmonium
vocal
cnt
bsc
cms
bsx
pno
bbs
vib
org
arr
cornet
bass clarinet
c-melodie saxophone
bass saxophone
piano
brass bass-tuba
vibraphone
organ
arangement
tbn
sop
ten
flt
bjo
sbs
cel
pca
trombone
soprane saxophone
tenor saxophone
flute
banjo
string bass
celeste
piano accordion