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Great British Jazz Recordings

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 April 2012

In the final edition of the present series of Jazz Library, Alyn Shipton presents archive interviews with Kenny Baker, Vic Lewis, Coleridge Goode and Annie Ross in which they select some highlights of British jazz records from the 1930s to the 1960s, from Chicagoan-style Dixieland to free jazz.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Buddy Featherstonhaugh Radio Rhythm Club Sextet

    Buddy Featherstonhaugh Radio Rhythm Club Sextet How Am I To Know?

    Composer: King, Parker Performers: Kenny Baker, t; Don McCaffer, tb; Buddy Featherstonehaugh, ts; Harry Rayner, p; Vic Lewis, g, v; Charlie Short, b; Bobby Midgley, d. June 13, 1944.

    Kenny Baker: Birth of a Legend, Hep, CD 58

  • Image for Vic Lewis New York Jazzmen

    Vic Lewis New York Jazzmen Basin St Blues

    Composer: Williams Performers: Bobby Hackett, c; Pee Wee Russell, cl; Brad Gowans, vtb; Bernie Billings, ts; Ernie Caceres, bar; Vic Lewis and Eddie Condon, g; Zutty Singleton, d. Oct 5, 1938, NYC.

    New York Jazzmen / Jam Session, Upbeat, 192

  • Image for Buddy Featherstonhaugh Radio Rhythm Club Sextet

    Buddy Featherstonhaugh Radio Rhythm Club Sextet 'Aintcha Got Music

    Composer: Johnson Performers: Kenny Baker, t; Don McCaffer, tb; Buddy Featherstonehaugh, ts; Harry Rayner, p; Vic Lewis, g, v; Charlie Short, b; Jack Parnell, d. Feb 10, 1944.

    Kenny Baker: Birth of a Legend, Hep, CD 58

  • Image for Vic Lewis / Jack Parnell Jazzmen

    Vic Lewis / Jack Parnell Jazzmen At The Jazz Band Ball

    Composer: La Rocca / Shields Performers: Billy Riddick, t; Ronnie Chamberlain, as,ss; Derek Hawkins, as, cl; Laddie Busby, tb; Dick Katz, p; Vic Lewis, g; Bert Howard, b; Jack Parnell, d. March 19, 1945.

    Singin’ The Blues, Upbeat, 163

  • Image for Vic Lewis Orchestra

    Vic Lewis Orchestra Inspiration

    Composer: arr Rugulo Performers: Big band probably including Ronnie Chamberlain (as), Kathy Stobart (ts), Dill Jones (p), Pete Rugolo (arr), Vic Lewis (dir). 1949.

    Tribute to Stan Kenton, BMG, VICD 567, 19

  • Image for First English Public Jam Session

    First English Public Jam Session Tea for Two

    Composer: Youmans Performers: Kenny Baker, t; Lad Busby, tb; Carl Barriteau, cl; Buddy Featherstonehaugh, ts; Dick Katz, p; Frank Deniz, g; Tommy Bomley, b; George Fierstone, d. Nov 16, 1941.

    Kenny Baker: Birth of a Legend, Hep, CD 58

  • Image for George Shearing Sextet

    George Shearing Sextet Cymbal Simon

    Composer: Franks Performers: Kenny Baker, t; Harry Hayes, Aubrey Franks, reeds; George Shearing, p; Tommy Bromley, b; Carlo Krahmer, d. Feb 14, 1944.

    Kenny Baker Birth of a Legend, Hep, CD 58

  • Image for Ted Heath

    Ted Heath Bakerloo Non Stop

    Composer: Baker Performers: Kenny Baker, Stan Roderick, Harry Letham, Alan Franks, t; Harry Roche, Jack Bentley, Lad Busby, Jimmy Coombes, tb; Reg Owen, Les Gilbert, Johnny Gray, Frank Ready, Charles Granville, reeds; Ralph Sharon, p; Dave Goldberg, g; Charlie Short, b; Jack Parnell, d. Jan 28 1946

    Kenny Baker: Birth of a Legend, Hep, CD 58

  • Image for James Moody and Annie Ross

    James Moody and Annie Ross Le Vent Vert

    Composer: Moody Performers: Annie Ross, v; James Moody, as; Jack Dieval,. P; Pierre Michelot, b; Kenny Clarke, d. 1949.

    James Moody 1949-1950, Classics, CLASSICS 1169, 16

  • Image for Quintette du Hot Club de France

    Quintette du Hot Club de France Django's Tiger (Tiger Rag)

    Composer: La Rocca / Shields Performers: Stephane Grappeli, v; Django Reinhardt, Jack Llewellyn, Allan Hodgkiss, g; Coleridge Goode, b. 31 Jan 1946.

    L’or de Django, Dreyfus, FDM 35648-2 CD 1

  • Image for Joe Harriott

    Joe Harriott Modal

    Composer: Harriott Performers: Shake Keane, t; Joe Harriott, as; Pat Smythe, p; Coleridge Goode, b; Bobby Orr, d. 1962.

    Abstract, Redial, 538 183-2

  • Image for John Mayer / Joe Harriott double Quintet

    John Mayer / Joe Harriott double Quintet Mishra Blues

    Composer: Mayer Performers: Joe Harriott. as; Kenny Wheeler, t; Chris Taylor, f; John Mayer, v; Pat Smythe, p; Diwan Motihar, s; Coleridge Goode, b; Allan Ganley, d; Keshan Sathe, tabla; Chandrahas Paiganka, tambura.

    Indo Jazz Fusions 1 and 2, Redial (Universal), 538048-2

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