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1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 September 2011

Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests including a couple of seasonal offerings: Sarah Vaughan recalls September in the Rain while Chet Baker and Paul Desmond kick around Autumn Leaves. Teddy Layton performs Snag It and Duke Ellington leads the Jubilee Stomp. Bill Coleman admits I'm In The Mood for Love but Nina Simone warns My Baby Just Cares for Me. Stan Tracey paints a Portrait of A Queen and Bill Evans salutes his step-daughter Maxine. John Coltrane declares I Hear A Rhapsody, guitaist Julian Lage and pianist Taylor Eigsti are All Blues and Miles Davis takes Seven Steps to Heaven.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Wynton Marsalis

    Wynton Marsalis Oh, but on the Third Day (Happy Feet Blues) (JRR Signature Tune)

    Composer: Wynton Marsalis Performers: Wynton Marsalis (tp), Marcus Roberts (p), Todd Williams (ts), Dr Michael White (cl), Danny Barker (bj), Teddy Riley (tp), Freddie Lonzo (tb), Reginald Veal (b), Herlin Riley (d) Recorded: 28 October 1988

    The Majesty of the Blues, 1989 CD CBS 465129 2

  • Image for Teddy Layton

    Teddy Layton Snag It

    Composer: Oliver Performers: Teddy Layton (cl), Trevor Williams (tp), Bill Cotton, (bjo) Pete Strange (tb), Jim Goudie (b), Laurie Chescoe (d) Recorded: November 1957

    Cool Traditional Jazz, Parlophone GEP 8714

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Jubilee Stomp

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf, Arthur Whetsol (tp), Joe ‘Tricky Sam’ Nanton (tb), Barney Bigard, Otto Hardwick, Harry Carney (reeds), Otto Hardwick (cl), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (banjo), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d) Recorded: 26 March 1928

    Jubilee Stomp, RCA 74321101532, 1 2’35”

  • Image for Bill Coleman

    Bill Coleman I'm in the Mood for Love

    Composer: McHugh, Fields Performers: Bill Coleman (tp), Herman Chittison (p) Recorded: 31 January 1936

    Hangin’ Around, Topaz 1040, 4 3’05”

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares for Me

    Composer: Kahn/Donaldson Performers: Nina Simone (v & p), Jimmy Bond (b), Albert Heath (d) Recorded: 1957

    My Baby Just Cares for Me, Charly CD Charly 6, 1 3’37”

  • Image for Stan Tracey

    Stan Tracey Portrait of a Queen

    Composer: McHugh, Fields Performers: Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Ian Hamer, Les Condon (tp), Keith Christie, Chris Smith, Wally Smith (tb), Alan Branscombe, Ronnie Baker (as), Ronnie Scott, Bobby Wellins (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Jeff Clyne (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d) Recorded: 1966

    Alice in Jazz Land, Columbia SCX 6051

  • Image for Sarah Vaughan

    Sarah Vaughan September in the Rain

    Composer: Warren-Dubin Performers: Sarah Vaughan (v), Jimmy Jones (p), Richard Davis (b), Roy Haynes (d) Recorded: 6 August 1957

    Sarah Vaughan at Mister Kelly’s, Emarcy 832 7912, 1 2’50”

  • Image for Chet Baker & Paul Desmond

    Chet Baker & Paul Desmond Autumn Leaves

    Composer: Kosma, Prevert, Mercer, Parsons Performers: Chet Baker (tp), Paul Desmond (as), Bob James (p), Ron Carter (b), Steve Gadd (d) Recorded: 17 July 1974

    Together, Epic 4729842, 6 7’00”

  • Image for Bill Evans

    Bill Evans Maxine

    Composer: Evans Performers: Bill Evans (keyboards) Recorded: 1978

    New Conversations, Warner BSK 3177

  • Image for John Coltrane

    John Coltrane I Hear a Rhapsody

    Composer: Fragos, Baker, Gasparre Performers: John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Albert Heath (d) Recorded: 31 May 1957

    More Lasting Than Bronze, Prestige OJCD 502/A

  • Image for Julian Lage

    Julian Lage Julian Lage - All Blues

    Composer: Miles Davis Performers: Julian Lage (g), Taylor Eigsti (p) Recorded: 2009

    Sounding Point, Emarcy 1791447, 13 7’11”

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers Seven Steps to Heaven

    Composer: Miles Davis, Victor Feldman Performers: Miles Davis (tp), Herbie Hancock (p), George Coleman (ts) Anthony Williams (d), Ron Carter (b) Recorded: 14 May 1963

    Seven Steps to Heaven, Columbia 4669702, 2 6’21”


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