The Summit format is used in jazz to bring together performers on a particular musical instrument. Though these recordings often feature other musicians (notably a rhythm section), the main instrument is focused upon in a celebratory way.
The saxophone quartet has since become a somewhat common format, and to a lesser extent the bass clarinet quartet. Additionally, all-percussion ensembles and a cappella groups are common and focus upon a single instrument in a similar way.
German MPS Records produced several albums of this type, including New Violin Summit, Alto Summit, Vibes Summit, The Gypsy Jazz Violin Summit, The String Summit, Trombone Summit and You Better Fly Away by Clarinet Summit.
- Saxophone Summit
- Soprano Summit
- Alto Summit
- Flute Summit
- Percussion Summit
- Vocal Summit
- Trombone Summit
- Trombone Workshop
- Trumpet Summit
Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and Freddie Hubbard recorded in 1980 an album called The Trumpet Summit Meets the Oscar Peterson Big 4, also featuring Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown and Bobby Durham. Outtakes from this session were released on The Alternate Blues. Both albums were produced by Norman Granz and published by Pablo Records. Gillespie, Terry, Peterson and Durham previously recorded a live album at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival called Oscar Peterson Jam - Montreux '77, which featured Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
- Vibes Summit
- Jazz Violin Session (Duke Ellington's)
- Violin Summit
- New Violin Summit
- Texas Jam Session Featuring Four World Champion Fiddlers
- Gipsy Jazz Violin Summit
- Fiddle Fever
- Jazz Violin Celebration
- Rhythm and Blues
- Fiddlers 4
- Celtic Fiddle Festival
- Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza
- The Great Dobro Sessions
- Rounder Banjo Extravaganza Live
- Saxophone Summit history AllMusic
- Allmusic Soprano Summit history
- Allmusic review
- "Magic Purple Sunshine: 15192 Various Artists - Alto Summit - 1968". Mps-love.blogspot.com. August 7, 2008. Retrieved 2020-03-09.
- Allmusic Flute Summit
- Allmusic Percussion Summit review
- "Magic Purple Sunshine: 15565 Various Artists - Trombone Summit - 1980". Mps-love.blogspot.com. March 7, 2008. Retrieved 2020-03-09.
- Allmusic Trombone Summit review
- Allmusic review
- "Magic Purple Sunshine: 15335 Various Artists - New Violin Summit - 1971". Mps-love.blogspot.com. June 20, 2008. Retrieved 2020-03-09.
- "Fiddlers 4". Compassrecords.com. Retrieved 2020-03-09.
- "Compass Records". Compassrecords.com. Retrieved 2020-03-09.