KUER Jazz with Steve Williams

KUER’s host of Nighttime Jazz,  Steve Williams, retired on June 30, 2015. Browse Steve’s jazz playlist archive below. And for the new nighttime schedule, click here.

Building a Jazz Library

Here is the link to BuildingAJazzLibrary.pdf.

Download Steve Williams' lists of jazz music and recommended jazz record companies. The printable version is intended to be a listing of artists and recordings deemed essential to a basic jazz library. Some of the recordings are simply a best of recording, so as to introduce a collector to an overall composite of the artist's work, not necessarily the most historic recording. Order doesn't determine importance of one recording over the other.

Recommended Jazz Record Companies

The best Jazz CDs come from the best jazz labels. Here is a list compiled by Steve Williams.

Atlantic

BlueBird Records

Bluenote

BMG Records

Capital Records

Columbia

Concord

Denon

ECM Records

Fantasy

Fedora

Highnote

Narada

RCA Records

Reference

Rhino Records

Savant

Stinky Boy Records

Summit

Telarc

Town Crier

Verve

Warner Brothers