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Jimmy Woode

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 04 September 2010

Jimmy Woode was one of a dynasty of jazz musicians from Boston, where he began his career with the likes of Charlie Parker and Sidney Bechet. He joined Alyn Shipton during one of his last visits to the UK before his death, to select his finest records, including examples of his work with Ellington, and with the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland band with whom he played after settling in Europe at the end of the 1960s.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Charlie Parker

    Charlie Parker Now's The Time

    Composer: Parker Performers: Herb Pomeroy, tp; Charlie Parker, as; Sir Charles Thompson, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Kenny Clarke, d. Storyville Club, Boston, 22 Sep 1953.

    Charlie Parker At Storyville, Blue Note, CDP 7 85108 2

  • Image for Nat Pierce

    Nat Pierce Piercin' Thu'

    Composer: Joe Waterhead Performers: Doug Mettome, Ruby Braff, tp; Billy Byers, Matthew Gee, tb; Phil Woods, as; Sam Margolis, ts; Nat Pierce, p; Freddie Green, g ; Jimmy Woode, b; Jo Jones, d. New York City, Aug 1955.

    The Swingin' Nat Pierce Band - Kansas City Memories, Fresh Sound, 2232 -2 CD 1

  • Image for Sidney Bechet

    Sidney Bechet Bugle Blues

    Composer: Trad. / arr. Bechet Performers: Sidney Bechet, ss; Vic Dickenson, tb; George Wein, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Buzzy Drootin, d. Storyville Club, Boston, 25 Oct 1953.

    Jazz At Storyville, Black Lion, 760902

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald (You'll Have to Swing it) Mr Paganini

    Composer: Sam Coslow Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Knud Jorgensen, p; Jimmy Woode, b; William Schiopffe, d. Copenhagen, 25 Aug 1961.

    Jukebox Ella: The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. 1, Verve, 000009202 CD1

  • Image for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with the Symphony of the Air

    Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with the Symphony of the Air Night Creature (First Movement)

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, tp; Quentin Jackson, Britt Eoodman, John Sanders, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, Rock Henderson, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, reeds; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Dave Black, d; with Symphony of the Air. Carnegie Hall, 16 Mar 1955.

    Les Suites Sinfoniche, Musica Jazz, 2MJP 1021 Side 1

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Diminuendo And Crescendo in Blue

    Composer: Duke Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p, dir; Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, tp; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, reeds; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d. Newport Jazz Festival, 7 July 1956.

    Ellington At Newport 1956, Colombia, 88697492052 CD1

  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Happy Anatomy [P.I. Five version]

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Ray Nance, tp; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Jimmy Johnson, d. June 1959.

    Anatomy Of A Murder, Columbia, CK 65569

  • Image for Jimmy Woode

    Jimmy Woode Man From Potter's Crossing

    Composer: Woode Performers: Clark Terry, tp; Mike Simpson, fl; Porter Kilvert, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Ramsey Lewis, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d. 19 Feb 1957.

    The Colorful Strings of Jimmy Woode, Argo, LP630

  • Image for Idrees Sulieman

    Idrees Sulieman I Can't Get Started

    Composer: Duke / Gershwin Performers: Idrees Sulieman, tp; Bud Powell, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Joe Harris, d. Koblenz, 3 Jan 1963.

    Americans In Europe, Vol. 1, Aris/GRP, 11502

  • Image for The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

    The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - Going Straight

    Composer: Boland Performers: Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Derek Watkins, Kenny Wheeler, tp; Åke Persson, Nat Peck, Eric van Lier, tb; Derek Humble, Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, reeds; Francy Boland, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Kenny Clarke, d; Kenny Clare, d. Cologne, Germany, 5 Sep 1969.

    At Her Majesty's Pleasure..., Rearward, RW 137, Tr 7

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