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A Tribute to John Dankworth

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 March 2010

On 6 February 2010, Sir John Dankworth died aged 82. In this special edition of Jazz Library, Alyn Shipton introduces an archive interview in which John Dankworth selected some of his finest recordings. These range from his work with the Johnny Dankworth Seven and his big band to the settings he wrote for Cleo Laine, as well as music composed for films and television.

Music Played

13 items
  • Image for Johnny Dankworth Seven

    Johnny Dankworth Seven I Hear Music

    Composer: Lane / Loesser Performers: John Dankworth, as; Jimmy Deuchar, t; Don Rendell, ts; Eddie Harvey, tb; Bill Le Sage, p; Eric Dawson, b; Tony Kinsey, d. 12 July 1951.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403

  • Image for Freddy Mirfield & His Garbage Men

    Freddy Mirfield & His Garbage Men Good Old Wagon Blues

    Composer: T D Hos Performers: Freddy Randall, t; Dennis Crocker, tb; Johnny Dankworth, clt; Sam Dowell, ts; Sam Bayes, p; Bobby Coram, g; S. Peacey, b; Freddie Mirfield, d. 13 Sept 1944.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403

  • Image for Cleo Laine & The Johnny Dankworth Seven

    Cleo Laine & The Johnny Dankworth Seven Easy Living

    Composer: Rainger / Robin Performers: Cleo Laine, v; John Dankworth, as; Eddie Blair, t; Don Rendell, ts; Eddie Harvey, tb; Bill Le Sage, p; Eric Dawson, b; Eddie Taylor, d. 6 May 1953.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403

  • Image for Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra

    Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra Firth Of Fourths

    Composer: Dankworth Performers: Johnny Dankworth, as, clt, ldr; Dickie Hawdon, Derrick Abbott, Stan Palmer, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Carson, t; Laurie Monk, Tony Russell, Danny Elwood, Garry Brown, tb; Ron Snyder, tu; Alex Leslie, Danny Moss, reeds; Dave Lee, p; Eric Dawson, b; Kenny Clare, d. Newport Jazz Festival, 3 July 1959.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403

  • Image for John Dankworth

    John Dankworth John Dankworth - Indiana

    Composer: Hanley / McDonald Performers: Derek Abbott, Bill Metcalf, Charlie Evans, Tommy McQuater, t; Garry Brown, Laurie Monk, Bill Geldard, Danny Elwood, tb; Johnny Dankworth, Rex Rutley, as; Pete Warner, John Xerri, ts; Alex Leslie, bs; Dave Lee , p; Bill Sutcliffe, b; Kenny Clare, d. 2 Nov 1955.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403, CD1 Track 8

  • Image for Cleo Laine

    Cleo Laine Let's Slip Away

    Composer: Dearlove / Dankworth Performers: Cleo Laine, v. with The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra.

    Best Of Cleo Laine, Redial, 546 134-2

  • Image for Cleo Laine

    Cleo Laine Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day

    Composer: Dankworth / Laine / Shakespeare Performers: Cleo Laine, v; John Dankworth, ss; Paul Hart, p; Pete Morgan or Darryl Runswick, b; Kenny Clare, Allan Ganley or Tony Kinsey, d. London, 1977 / 1978.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403

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    John Dankworth John Dankworth - Experiments with Mice.

    Composer: Dankworth Performers: Derek Abbott, Bill Metcalf, Stan Palmer, Colin Wright, Dougie Roberts, t; Garry Brown, Harry Buckles, Laurie Monk, Bill Geldard, Danny Elwood, tb; Johnny Dankworth, as, clt; Pete Warner, ts; Alex Leslie, bs; Dave Lee, p; Bill Sutcliffe, b; Kenny Clare, d. 10 May 1956.

    Best of John Dankworth, Redial, 546 1356-2, Track 1

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    John Dankworth John Dankworth - Tomorrow's World

    Composer: Dankworth Performers: Martin Drover, Trevor Barber, Henry Shaw, t; Henry Lowther, t, vn; Ken Gibson, Malcolm Griffiths, tb; Johnny Dankworth, Stan Sulzman, Don Rendell, Mike Page, Duncan Lamont, reeds; Tony Hyams, el. p; John Girvan, g; Daryl Runswick, b; Harold Fisher, d. Feb 1973.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403, CD2 Track 5

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    John Dankworth John Dankworth - Weller Never Did

    Composer: Dankworth Performers: Gus Galbraith, Leon Calvert, Kenny Wheeler, Dickie Hawdon, t; Tony Russell, Eddie Harvey, tb; Ron Snyder, tu; John Dankworth, Roy East, Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Peter King, Bobby Wellins, Dick Morrissey, Tony Coe, Vic Ash, Art Ellefson, Ronnie Ross, reeds; Alan Branscombe, vib, xyl, p; Kenny Napper, Spike Heatley, b; Johnny Butts or Ronnie Stephenson, d; Roy Webster, perc. London, 1963.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403, CD2 Track 7

  • Image for The John Dankworth Orchestra

    The John Dankworth Orchestra Sagittarius

    Composer: Dankworth Performers: Greg Bowen, Leon Calvert, Kenny Wheeler, Gus Galbraith, t; Tony Russell, Johnny Marshall, Chris Smith, tb; Ron Snyder, tu; Johnny Dankworth, Al Newman, Vic Ash, Art Ellefson, Paul Carroll, reeds; Alan Branscombe, p; Kenny Napper, b; Johnny Butts, d. Special guests: Clark Terry, tp; Bob Brookmeyer, tb. New York & London, Oct / Nov 1964.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403

  • Image for Cleo Laine with Gerry Mulligan and the John Dankworth Ensemble

    Cleo Laine with Gerry Mulligan and the John Dankworth Ensemble Walking Shoes

    Composer: Mulligan / Tormé / Troup Performers: Cleo Laine, v; Gerry Mulligan, John Dankworth, Jane Ira Bloom, Roger Rosenberg, Jerry Niewood, Ray Loeckle, reeds; John Campbell, p; Rich Girard, b; Terry Clarke, d. 1991.

    Jazz, Phantom, 817839

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    John Dankworth John Dankworth - Royal Ascot

    Composer: Dankworth Performers: Johnny Dankworth, as, clt, ldr; Dickie Hawdon, Derrick Abbott, Stan Palmer, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Carson, t; Laurie Monk, Tony Russell, Danny Elwood, Garry Brown, tb; Ron Snyder, tu; Alex Leslie, Danny Moss, reeds; Dave Lee, p; Eric Dawson, b; Kenny Clare, d. Newport Jazz Festival, 3 July 1959.

    I Hear Music, Salvo / Union Square, 403, CD2 Track 4

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