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Charles Mingus - Discographical Issues and Mingus' Recorded Oeuvre - Mingus' improvisational style and workshop-based process of developing his compositions and recorded performances brings up interesting issues for discography and the history of jazz...
Archive online-Paulo Moura, Brazilian improviser, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer - After close to two years of work, a large part of the Paulo Moura archive is now organized, categorized, cleaned and digitized, and available online for reference and in most cases download. I...
Paulo Moura- significant contributions to Brazilian popular and instrumental music - I write to make users aware of the career and output of Paulo Moura, a renowned Brazilian musician with whom I had the opportunity to collaborate from 1995 until his passing in 2010. Though...
J-DISC mission and Scholarly Work - To all, I'm initiating this discussion thread for panelists to discuss the uses of J-DISC for their own scholarly work, to suggest avenues for further research that it might support, or...
Music Information Retrieval - Applications to Jazz Discography - A major new phase of J-DISC will be to explore the ways that Music Information Retrieval can help identify and document jazz (particularly the burgeoning number of online files which may appear...
Herb Geller - My discography of saxophonist Herb Geller is available in 3 parts at: http://www.attictoys.com/jazz/HG_intro.html This could be used as a source of data to be entered into J-DISC. It includes...
Works Cited on J-DISC - This list is a work in progress and will have its own tab on J-DISC in the near future. We are sharing it as a discussion thread in order to receive suggestions of other important discographic...
Leader Credit - The just added (and very comprehensive) Glossary lists three interrelated definitions for the term Leader. These include "Leader", defined as "usually...the artist or artists who...
User-generated ("folksonomic") tags - When designing J-DISC, we aimed to field expert opinions as to possible style categorizations for jazz recordings. We recognize this is subjective. But want to capture precisely what someone...
Evidence and Authorities - The J-DISC staff has begun entering some Ornette Coleman session information, based on material I provided (from the Coleman discography Michael Cuscuna and I put together in the early eighties,...
About Personnel Variance (II): Rules for handling P.V. in J-DISC - The basic rule is simple. Main Session personnel and corresponding skill should be those that hold for every track on the session, or as close to it as possible.  Any variations from this...
Instructions for Creating Sessions and Issues - J-DISC Beta Version: Instructions for Data Input   Introduction: Basic types of data records
Birthdate - Correction: although the dropdown menu does not go past 1892, if you simply type in the numerical date for a person born before 1892 (i.e., jean schwartz, 11/4/1878) j-disc will still save the...
Date of death - This has probably already been discussed and decided, but I cannot recall why we are not entering the DOD of artists. It would be added value to the biographical information. FJ, 1/29/2012
About “Personnel Variance” in J-DISC - I’m posting this thread to address issues around what is called “Personnel Variance” in J-DISC (often referred to as “personnel exceptions” in many discographic...
Other sources for Biographical information - These websites are useful when tracking down given names, full names, other names, instruments played, DOB, birthplace (Origin), cities where the musician is most active and other biographical...
Horace Tapscott finding aid - For people looking for a very thorough listing of Horace Tapscott musical materials should consult "The Finding Aid for the Horace Tapscott Jazz Collection 1960-2002," developed by the...
Main Sources - No information in this database is guaranteed to be accurate at the present time. We can, however, cite our sources, pending better information that may become available. In the first load of...