Tracklist

CD 1: New York
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Skating in Central Park
The Modern Jazz Quartet 6:10
2 My Groove, Your Move
Hank Mobley Quintet 6:06
3 Clockwise
The George Benson Quartet 4:25
4 Afro Blue
Oscar Brown Jr. 2:41
5 Central Park West
John Coltrane Quartet 4:13
6 Slumming on Park Avenue
Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra 3:02
7 You've Got to Be Mondernistic
James P. Johnson 3:15
8 April in Paris
Sarah Vaughan 6:21
9 Nostalgia
Fats Navarro 2:45
10 Sax of a Kind
Lennie Tristano Sextet 3:02
11 All Night Long
Kenny Burrell Trio 5:19
12 Wee Dot
The Art Blakey Quintet 7:09
13 Don’t Explain
Helen Merrill with Quincy Jones and His Orchestra 5:10
14 Homecoming
Elmo Hope Trio 5:13
15 Tanga
Machito and His Orchestra 3:32
16 Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra 3:08
17 Parker's Mood
Charlie Parker 3:05
18 A Helluva Town
George Russell and His Orchestra 5:02
CD 2: Los Angeles
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Let's Get Lost
Chet Baker Quartet 3:44
2 Jazz of Two Cities
The Warne Marsh Quartet 4:35
3 Art Pepper
Stan Kenton & His Innovations Orchestra 5:19
4 The Night We Called It a Day
Carmen McRae with The Fred Katz Orchestra 4:27
5 I'm Beginning to See the Light
The Chico Hamilton Quintet 3:01
6 Happy Man
The Jimmy Giuffre Trio 7:21
7 Tomorrow Is the Question
The Ornette Coleman Quartet 3:11
8 Nature Boy
The King Cole Trio with Frank Devol's Orchestra 2:39
9 Bordeline Montuna
The Universal‐International Orchestra 2:03
10 Love Me or Leave Me
John Lewis and Bill Perkins 8:19
11 Autumn in New York
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong 5:59
12 Shufflin' at the Hollywood
Lionel Hampton 3:07
13 Mingus Fingers
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra 3:07
14 Sunset Eyes
Teddy Edwards 5:26
15 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
Bobby Troup 4:15
16 A Handful of Stars
Serge Chaloff 5:37
17 Tranquility
Elmo Hope Trio 2:58
CD 3: Chicago
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Smokestack Lightnin'
Howlin’ Wolf 3:07
2 35th and Dearborn
Jimmy Yancey 2:41
3 Enlightenment
Sun Ra and His Arkestra With Symphony Orchestra 5:05
4 Bo-till
Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore 5:57
5 Poinciana
The Ahmad Jamal Trio 8:11
6 Royal Garden Blues
Johnny Hodges & Duke Ellington 5:24
7 At Last
Etta James 3:00
8 Boogie Woogie Stomp
Albert Ammons 3:00
9 My Foolish Heart
Gene Ammons 2:52
10 Star Dust
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:36
11 Grand Terrace Shuffle
Earl Hines and His Orchestra 2:42
12 Yesterdays
Lennie Tristano 3:10
13 On Green Dolphin Street
Miles Davis Quintet 11:29
14 Theme de Yoyo
Art Ensemble of Chicago 9:02
15 I Like the Sunrise
Von Freeman 6:30
CD 4: Paris
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Petite Fleur
Henri Salvador and Mario Bua et son orchestre 2:43
2 Afternoon in Paris
John Lewis & Sacha Distel 9:23
3 Lorsque Django jouait
Gus Viseur et son orchestre 2:41
4 Djangologie
Django Reinhardt & Stan Brenders et son grand orchestre de danse 3:04
5 Carioca
Mary Lou Williams 2:39
6 Night in Tunisia
Dexter Gordon 8:18
7 Il y a fort longtemps (Evening in Paris)
Les Double Six 4:24
8 Willow, Weep for Me
Toots Thielemans 5:31
9 Intoxicated Man
Serge Gainsbourg 2:37
10 The Girl From Greenland
Chet Baker Quartet 5:14
11 Everything Happens to Me
Jimmy Raney Quintet 4:06
12 Plus je t'embrasse (Heart of My Heart)
Blossom Dearie 2:30
13 The Man I Love
Sidney Bechet 2:46
14 Aigue Marine
Martial Solal 4:31
15 Comme à la radio
Brigitte Fontaine & the Art Ensemble of Chicago 8:05
16 One Last Goodbye
Lucky Thompson Quartet 5:53

Credits

CD 1: New York

drums:
Philly Joe Jones (US jazz drummer) (1961-06-29) (track 14)
bass:
Percy Heath (1961-06-29) (track 14)
piano:
Elmo Hope (1961-06-29) (track 14)
composer:
Vernon Duke (1932) (track 8)
lyricist:
Yip Harburg (1932) (track 8)
producer:
Orrin Keepnews (track 14)
recording engineer:
Bill Stoddard (track 14)
publisher:
recorded at:
Bell Sound Studios in New York, New York, United States (1961-06-29) (track 14)
recording of:
April in Paris (1954-12-16) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2: Los Angeles

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-08-23) (track 11)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-23) (track 11)
drums:
Louie Bellson (1957-08-23) (track 11)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1957-08-23) (track 11)
double bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1957-08-23) (track 11)
piano:
Oscar Peterson (1957-08-23) (track 11)
composer:
Vernon Duke (track 11)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 8)
lyricist:
Vernon Duke (track 11)
Eden Ahbez (1947) (track 8)
vocals:
Louis Armstrong (1957-08-23) (track 11)
Ella Fitzgerald (1957-08-23) (track 11)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 11)
later translated versions:
Luonnon poika (Luonnonlapsi) (track 8)
recording of:
Autumn in New York (1934) (track 11)
Nature Boy (track 8)

CD 3: Chicago

composer:
Hoagy Carmichael (1927) (track 10)
lyricist:
Mitchell Parish (1929) (track 10)
performer:
Louis Armstrong (1931-11-04) (track 10)
publisher:
Mills Music, Inc. (track 10)
cover recording of:
Stardust (the jazz standard) (1931-11-04) (track 10)
later translated versions:
Polvere di stelle (track 10)