Leonard Bernstein - What Is Jazz?
Jazz, Non Music
Label: Columbia ‎– CL 919
Series: Omnibus Series –
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country: US
Date of released: 1956
Category: Jazz, Non-Music
Style: Education, Spoken Word
Category: Jazz, Non Music
Singer: Leonard Bernstein
Title: What Is Jazz?
Rating: 4.6 / 5
Votes: 334
MP3 RAR size: 1498 mb
FLAC RAR size: 1508 mb
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Leonard Bernstein - What Is Jazz?


A What Is Jazz? (Part 1)
B What Is Jazz? (Part 2)


  • Bass – Eddie Jones
  • Clarinet – Buster Bailey
  • Drums – Gus Johnson
  • Featuring – Bessie Smith, Buck Clayton, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Teo Macero
  • Guitar – Freddie Green
  • Piano – Leonard Bernstein
  • Producer, Liner Notes – George Avakian
  • Tenor Saxophone – Coleman Hawkins
  • Trombone – Lawrence Brown


"Mr. Bernstein looks at Jazz with the assistance of several of its leading exponents and answer the question: What Is Jazz?" [jacket]

Red label with "Six Eye" logo design.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped): Side A: XLP38398-3G
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped): Side B: XLP38399-1D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LPCB 30020, LPCB-30020 Leonard Bernstein Isto É Jazz ‎(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia LPCB 30020, LPCB-30020 Brazil Unknown
ALD 6148 Leonard Bernstein What Is Jazz? ‎(LP, Album) CBS ALD 6148 South Africa 1956
CL 919 Leonard Bernstein What Is Jazz ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Columbia CL 919 US Unknown
CL 919 Leonard Bernstein What Is Jazz? ‎(LP) Columbia CL 919 Canada 1956
BBL 7149 Leonard Bernstein What Is Jazz? ‎(LP) Philips BBL 7149 UK 1957