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D

Dago
Sounds for a Blue Planet (2002)

Dr. Dan
Dan on the Moon (2000)

Dancing Fantasy
Dancing Fantasy (1999)

Tom Daniels
The R Months (2002)

Jacqui Dankworth
Detour Ahead (2004)

Eric Darius
Night on the Town (2004)

Henry Darragh
Tell Her for Me (2009)

Darvish
Darvish (2002)

Dave's True Story
Nature (2005)

Jenny Davis
It Amazes Me (2005)
Inside You (2009)

Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool (1957)
Pangaea (1975)
Panthalassa: The Remixes (1999)

Sammy Davis Jr., with Count Basie
Our Shining Hour (1965)

Steve Davis Quartet, with Larry Willis
Alone Together (2007)

Day & Taxi
About (1998)

Daisy DeBolt
Just Mountain Songs (2000)

Arby DeCamp
Sleep by Numbers: Lullabies for Children of All Ages (2005)

Mercan Dede
Su (2005)

Alex de Grassi & G.E. Stinson
Shortwave Postcard (2001)

Carlos del Junco
Mongrel Mash (2011)

Lois Deloatch
Closure (2005)

Carlo de Lorenzi
Four Seasons in One Recess (2011)

Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet
Beautiful Friendship (2012)

K.J. Denhert
Girl Like Me (2003)

Charlie Dennard
From Brazil to New Orleans (2014)

Sandy Dennison
Jazzed (2007)

Bertrand Denzler & Norbert Pfammatter
Nanocluster (2000)

Deodato
Prelude (1972)

Rob Diener & Anomaly
Some Assembly Required (2006)

Jon Di Fiore
Yellow Petals (2014)

Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco de Lucia
Friday Night in San Francisco (1997)

Diva, with Sherrie Maricle
I Believe in You (1999)

Miles Donahue
Standards, Vol. I: Stranger in Paradise (2003)
Standards, Vol. II: Polkadots & Moonbeams (2003)
Standards, Vol. III: Someone to Watch Over Me (2003)
Standards, Vol. IV: Embraceable You (2003)

Donovan
Beat Cafe (2004)

Steve Dooks
Cocktails, Heartaches, & Cigars (2007)

Dorothy Doring
Southern Exposure (2005)

Paulette Dozier
With You (2005)

Yolanda Duke
 Te Llevo Bajo La Piel (2014)


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Ronnie Earl
Healing Time (2000)

Duke Ellington
Black, Brown & Beige (1999)
Ellington at Newport 1956 Complete (1999)
Such Sweet Thunder (1999)

El Nino Machuca
Buscando tu Sur (2013)

Juan Garcia Esquivel
Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (1994)
Music From a Sparkling Planet (1995)

Falkner Evans Trio
Climbing the Gates (2006)

Gil Evans
Out of the Cool (1960)


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F

Fabian Zone Trio
The Masters Return (2007)

Jon Faddis
Teranga (2006)

Fado em Si Bemol
QB (Quanto Baste) (2012)

Falascone, Monico & Locatelli
Takla Makan (1997)

James Fei
Solo Works (1999)

Misha Feigin
Both Kinds of Music (1999)

Wilton Felder
Let's Spend Some Time (2005)

Simon H. Fell
Composition No. 30 (1998)
Frankenstein, with Charles Wharf (1998)

Fiddlers 4
Fiddlers 4 (2002)

Fraser Fifield
Honest Water (2004)

Fraser Fifield Trio
Slow Stream (2005)

Rick Fines
Live at the Harvest (2000)
Riley Wants His Life Back (2003)

Milo Fine Free Jazz Ensemble
Koi/Klops (2001)

Pecolia Fitts
Lots of Little Goodies (2010)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Best (1997)

5-Man Trio
You Do the Math (2003)

FJQ
FJQ (1999)

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Flight of the Cosmic Hippo (1991)
Outbound (2000)

Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka & Bill Keith
Fiddle Tunes for Banjo (1999)

Matt Flinner
Latitude (2001)

John Fluker
J is for Joy (2006)

The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
Tsirkus (1999)

Dan Fogel
15 West (2006)

Ronaldo Folegatti
Historias de Beijos (2002)

Joe Fonda & Gilbert Isbin
Blisters (2003)

Sutton Foster
Wish (2008)

Gino Foti
Bhavachakra (2006)
Sphere of Influence (2006)

Jeremy Fox
 With Love (2014)

Ruby Fradkin
Warmin' Up with Ragtime Ruby (2003)

Michael Franks
Rendezvous in Rio (2006)

Carol Fredette
No Sad Songs for Me (2014)

Richard Freitas
Tootsie Tunes (2005)

Eugene Friesen
Arms Around You (1989)

Tony Furtado & the American Gypsies
Live Gypsy (2003)


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G

Jessica Gall
Little Big Soul (2010)

Abbie Gardner
My Craziest Dream (2004)
Hope (2011)

Derrick Gardner & the Jazz Prophets
A Ride to the Other Side (2008)

Lonnie Gasperini
Turn Up the Gas (1999)

Tom Gavornik
Soul Cry (2006)

Sara Gazarek
Return to You (2007)

Hartmut Geerken & the Art Ensemble of Chicago
Zero Sun No Point (2001)

Jay Geils, Duke Robillard & Gerry Beaudoin
New Guitar Summit (2004)

Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin & the Kings of Strings, featuring Aaron Weinstein
Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin & the Kings of Strings (2006)

Philip Gelb
Between/Waves (1999)
The Space Between, with Pauline Oliveros, Dana Reason & Barre Phillips (2001)

Annette Genovese
Dream with Me (2013)

George Gershwin
The Complete Porgy & Bess (2005)

Gerry Gibbs & the Thrasher Big Band
Live at Luna (2006)

Terry Gibbs
From Me to You: A Tribute to Lionel Hampton (2002)

Joachim Gies
Different Distances (1999)

Gigi, with Bill Laswell
Abyssinia Infinite: Zion Roots (2003)
Illuminated Audio (2003)

Janine Gilbert-Carter
A Song for You (2007)

Vance Gilbert
Angels, Castles, Covers (2006)

Bebel Gilberto
Bebel Gilberto (2004)

Greg Glassman Quartet
Onward & Upward (2002)

Greg Glassman
Into the Wild (2006)

Steve Glotzer
Life Imitates Art (2000)

Gonzo
Gonzo (2001)

Frank Goodman
All the Way Down (2000)

Sax Gordon
You Knock Me Out (2000)

Nancy Goudinaki
 I Wanna Be Your Star (2014)

Chris Graham
After-Birth of Cool (2010)

Grand Slam
Live at the Regattabar (2000)

Jerry Granelli & Badlands
Enter, a Dragon (1998)

Benny Green
These Are Soulful Days (1999)

Lloyd Gregory
Free Fallin' (2003)

Rayford Griffin
Rebirth of the Cool (2002)

Euge Groove
Livin' Large (2004)
Just Feels Right (2005)

Groovelily
Are We There Yet? (2003)

Vince Guaraldi
A Charlie Brown Christmas (2006)

Len Guardino
Len Guardino (2004)


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H

Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny
Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories) (2003)

Andreas Hagiioannu
Far & Wide (2007)

April Hall
Hall Sings Hines (2005)

Glen Hall
Hallucinations (1999)

Risa Hall
Second Chance (2013)

Tianna Hall
Never Let Me Go (2011)
Noel, with Chris Cortez (2013)

Marie-Lynn Hammond
Marie-Lynn Hammond & Vignettes (1978/1983/1999)
Impromptu (1985/1994/2000)
Black & White ... & Shades of Grey (1990/2000)

Herbie Hancock
Man-Child (1975)

Steve Hancoff
The Single Petal of a Rose (2004)

Hands on Strings
Offroad (2007)

Tom Harrell
Time's Mirror (1999)

Kemp Harris
Sometimes in Bad Weather (2003)

Marilyn Harris
Between the Lines (1993)

Laura Harrison
Now Here (2011)

Haunted House
Up in Flames (1999)

Haynes, Haque & Randolph
Urban Knights Presents The Chicago Project (2002)

Glen Helgeson
Distant Borders Revisited (2006)

Bruce A. Henry
Connections (2003)

Mace Hibbard
Time Gone By (2011)

Warren Hill
Love Songs (2002)
A Warren Hill Christmas (2002)

David Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7
United Front (2003)

Pamela Hines
Hall Sings Hines (2005)

The Pamela Hines Trio
Drop2 (2007)

Hiroshima
The Bridge (2003)
Spirit of the Season (2004)
Obon (2005)

Eric Hofbauer
American Vanity (2002)

John L. Holmes y los amigos
The Holmes Stretch (2010)

Steve Holt
The Dream (2002)

Ellen Honert
Breath of the Soul (2006)

Hong Kong Dragon Club
Take Out (2000)

Tom Hunter
Here I Go Again (2006)

Bobby Hutcherson & Flora Purim
Cool Summer, Vol. 3 (2003)


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I

Icarus
Icarus (1999)

Rob Ickes
What It Is (2002)

Imaginary Homeland
Jump for George (2004)

Incendio
Misterioso (2000)

Incognito
Who Needs Love (2002)
Adventures in Black Sunshine (2004)

The Incombustible Men
Lou Ow (2003)

Gilbert Isbin
Solo Works (1997)
Blisters, with Joe Fonda (2003)
Red Wine (2003)

Mark Isham
The Cooler soundtrack (2003)

Ivanovich
Solo Guitar (1999)


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J

Brandur Jacobsen
A Wizard's Journey (2004)

Sunny Jain Collective
As Is (2002)

Bob James
The Essential Collection: 24 Smooth Jazz Classics (2005)
Angels of Shanghai (2007)

Jazz Speak
Live (2003)

J.E.R.M.
J.E.R.M. (1998)

Joe Jewell Quartet
Every Note Counts (2008)

The David Joel Quartet
Spiral Sky (2007)

Deacon John
Deacon John's Jump Blues (2003)

Chuck Johnson
Solo Guitar (1999)

Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo
Movimento (2004)

Molly Johnson
Another Day (2002)

Richard Leo Johnson
Language (2000)

"Peerie" Willie Johnson
Willie's World (2007)

Chris Jonas
The Sun Spits Cherries (2001)

Carolyn Lee Jones
The Performer (2013)

Elvin Jones
Heavy Sounds (1968)

Norah Jones
Feels Like Home (2004)

Theo Jorgensmann Quartet
To Ornette-Hybrid Identity (2002)

John Jorgenson
Ultraspontane (2007)
Istiqbal Gathering (2009)
One Stolen Night (2009)

Don Julin & Glenn Wolff
Brite Lites, Big Insects (1999)


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K

Candye Kane
The Toughest Girl Alive (2000)

Eyvind Kang, Dylan van der Schyff & Francois Houle
Pieces of Time (1998)

Ivan Kapec Trio
Bava (2003)

Lisa Karp, with Dr. John
Fucsia Blues (2005)

Sandy Kastel
This Time Around (2007)

KastningSiegfried
Scalar Fields (2005)

Geoffrey Keezer
Sublime: Honoring the Music of Hank Jones (2003)

Marcel Khalife
Caress (2004)

Earl Klugh
Naked Guitar (2005)

Deanna Knight
Shadow of a Star (2000)

Ilona Knopfler
Some Kind of Wonderful (2003)

Papa John Kolstad & the Hot Club of East Lake
Papa John Kolstad & the Hot Club of East Lake (2003)

Sy Kopps
Berkeley Soul (2000)

Boris Kovac & La Campanella
World After History: A Pannonian-Mediterranean Round-Trip (2005)

Kozo
Planned Penetration (2000)

Sonja Kristina
Cri De Couer (2003)

Kudu
Kudu (2001)

Bruce "Creeper" Kurnow
Harmonicaland (1999)
Holidays in Harmonicaland (2005)


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L

La Balteuband
La Balteuband (2006)

Steve Lacy
Duets: Associates (2003)

The Dave Lalama Big Band
The Hofstra Project (2013)

Dan Lambert
The Clearing (1997)
Plaids (1998)
Melodies/Improvisations (2000)
The Blue Hand (2001)

Paula Lammers
A Blanket of Blue (2005)

Paul Lansky
Conversation Pieces (1998)

James LaRue
Banjo Jimmy Playing Songs to Remember (unknown)

Bill Laswell, with Gigi
Abyssinia Infinite: Zion Roots (2003)
Illuminated Audio (2003)

John Latartara & Khristian Weeks
With for Intoned (2002)

Karl Latham
Resonance (2007)

Piers Lawrence Quartet
Stolen Moments (2007)

Joelle Leandre
Solo Bass (2000)

Tina Lear
The Road Home (2000)

Lawrence Lebo
Don't Call Her Larry, Vol. 3: American Roots (2010)

Ute Lemper
But One Day... (2002)

B.D. Lenz
Lost & Found (1999)

The Alex Levin Trio
A Reason for Being Alone (2006)

The Rob Levit Trio
Uncertain Path (2004)

Michael C. Lewis
Reflection (2009)

Ramsey Lewis & Nancy Wilson
Meant to Be (2002)
Simple Pleasures (2003)

Ramsey Lewis Trio
Time Flies (2004)

Life Trip
World of Evil (2002)

Lorie Line
Sharing the Season: Piano Instrumentals (1991)
Sharing the Season, Vol. 2: Piano Instrumentals (1993)
Sharing the Season, Vol. 3 (1995)
Sharing the Season, Vol. 4: The Big Band (2002)

Lino
Satin Blue (2002)
Miami Jam (2006)

Doc Livingston & John Cipolla
Misbehavin' (2005)

Elisabeth Lohninger
The Only Way Out is Up (2006)

London Improvisors Orchestra
Proceedings (1999)

The Mike Longo Trio
Still Swingin' (2001)
Live at the Detroit International Jazz Festival (2003)

Mike Longo Trio +2
To My Surprise (2011)

Ramon Lopez
Eleven Drums Songs (1998)

Sonya Lorelle
The Life You Wanted (2005)

Lossingarmenn
Lossingarmenn (2002)

Joe Lovano
52nd Street Themes (2000)

A.J. Love
Interplanetary Funk (2002)

Love Cry Want
Love Cry Want (1997)

Jim Love & the Blue Groove
Gather 'Round (2003)
Guerrilla Groove (2005)

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