This website is built on a BRIAN database which gets updated continuously to fix errors or omissions as they are identified. When there are enough changes to the database, the reports on Sessions, Songs and Personnel are re-generated and used to update the database.
It’s important to know which problems have been fixed in which release, which are pending and which are not yet solved!
So this page gives the dates of each “Issue” of the database and a list of errors and omissions fixed. There is also a list of currently unsolved problems. If you know the answers, your help will be gratefully received!
16 August 2020 Issue 1 – first release of website
27 September 2020 Issue 2 – picks up another 45(!) early sessions with Fletcher Henderson and fixes some errors and omissions.
9th October 2020 Issue 3 – Lots of errors and omissions picked up by the Jazz Researchers, especially for the 1950’s
25th October 2020 Issue 4. Completing the “Moodsville” sessions of 1962 and the “Apollo” sessions of 1944.
November 2022 addition of two 1968 tracks. Thanks, Pete Souders.
July 2023 Update to include the tracks from the Mosaic “Jazz at the Philharmonic Hall” box set #275. Also to correct previous attribution of these tracks to an incorrect date. Thanks to Steve Albin for alerting me of this.
- Working on some releases, timings and matrix numbers in the 60’s – especially the Jimmy Rushing, Abbey Lincoln and Pee Wee Russell sessions.
- Currently working through vol 4 of the James Accardi & Jan Evensmo “Solography” of Coleman Hawkins. An amazing work of thorough, accurate information which involved listening to all the tracks to register the solos.
- Future releases will cover vols 1-3 of the solography.
The Fletcher Henderson recordings show Hawk with several instruments – tenor sax, bass sax and clarinet. If anybody knows which horn he played on specific tracks, that would be most helpful
There are also a number of sessions where I couldn’t find a specific date. Any new information on these would be welcome.
All the information shows “The Genius” and “Meets Ben Webster” as both recorded on 16th Oct 1957. Thanks Michael Fitzgerald to for pointing out that the matrix numbers are sequential and that, therefore, they are highly likely to be the same day.