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1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 May 2012

Alyn Shipton takes over as presenter of this long-running programme of listeners' requests. The music this week includes tracks by pianist Brad Mehldau, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Marius Neset, Jamaican alto saxophonist Joe Harriott, the cornettist Bix Beiderbecke, the young Canadian singer Nikki Yanofsky and saxophonist Roland Kirk.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Various Dedication To Johnny Hodges

    Composer: Philip Green Performers: Bert Courtley, t; Keith Christie, tb; Johnny Scott, as; Tubby Hayes, ts; Colin Purbrook, p; Ray Dempsey, g; Kenny Napper, b; Allan Ganley, d. 1961.

    All Night Long, Harkit, 8095, 10

  • Image for Nikki Yanofsky

    Nikki Yanofsky You'll Have to Swing It Mr Paganini

    Composer: Sam Coslow Performers: Nikki Yanofsky, v; John Sadowy, p; Rob Fahie, b; Richard Irwin, d. 2010.

    Nikki, Decca, 2745 425, 6

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    Squeezing the Blues George Shearing

    Composer: Shearing, Feather Performers: George Shearing, acc; Leonard Feather, p; Carlo Krahmer, d. March 2, 1939

    From Battersea to Broadway, Proper, Properbox 40, CD 1, 4

  • Image for Bix Beiderbecke with Jean Goldkette’s Orchestra

    Bix Beiderbecke with Jean Goldkette’s Orchestra Clementine (From New Orleans)

    Composer: Creamer, Layton Performers: Fred Farrar, Ray Lodwig, t; Bix Beiderbecke, c; Bill Rank, Lloyd Turner, tb; Doc Ryker, Frank Trumbauer, Don Murray, reeds; Joe Venuti, vn; Eddie Lang, g; Irving Riskin, p; Steve Brown, b; Chauncey Morehouse, d. Sept 15, 1927.

    The Bix Beiderbecke Story, Proper, Properbox 66 CD 2, 10

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    Henry "Red" Allen Jelly Roll Bues

    Composer: Morton Performers: Henry Red Allen, t; Kid Ory, tb; Buster Bailey, cl; Lil Armstrong, p; Johnny St Cyr, bj; Milt Hinton, b; Zutty Singleton, d. 1961.

    Chicago And All That Jazz, Sounds Great, SH 8007 S 1, 10

  • Image for Count Basie

    Count Basie One O'Clock Jump

    Composer: Basie Performers: Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Snooky Young, t; Quentin Jackson, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, tb; Marshal Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Budd Johnson, Charlie Fowlkes, reeds; Count Basie, p; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne. d. June 27/28, 1961, NYC.

    Basie at Birdland, Roulette, 0946 397449 2 3, 9

  • Image for Joe Harriott with Buddy Pipp’s Highlifers

    Joe Harriott with Buddy Pipp’s Highlifers Akee Blues

    Composer: Harriott Performers: Pete Pitterson, t; Bruce Turner, Joe Harriott, as; Oscar McKay, p; Denny Wright, g; Joe Sampson, b; Tony Kinsey, d; Alf Hayward, maracas; Buddy Pipp, cga. London 1954.

    The Joe Harriott Story, Proper, Properbox 160 CD 1, 9

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    Brad Mehldau When It Rains

    Composer: Mehldau Performers: Brad Mehldau, p; Larry Grenadier, b; Matt Chamberlain, d; Steve Kujala, David Shostac, fl; Jon Clarke, Earl Dumier, ob; Gary Gray, Emile Bernstein, cl; Peter Mandel, Rose Corrigan, bassoon. April 2001.

    Largo, Warner Bros, 936248114 2, 1

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    Marius Neset Angel of the North

    Composer: Neset Performers: Marius Neset , ts; Django Bates, p; Jasper Hoiby, b; Anton Eger, d. January 2010.

    Golden Xplosion, Edition, 1027, 10

  • Image for Rahsaan Roland Kirk

    Rahsaan Roland Kirk Here Comes The Whistleman

    Composer: Kirk Performers: Roland Kirk, ts, noseflute; Lonnie Smith, p; Charles Crosby, d; Major Holley, b.

    Here Comes The Whistleman, Atlantic, 3007 S 1 T 2

  • Image for Wardell Gray

    Wardell Gray Paul's Cause

    Personnel: Performers: Wardell Gray, ts; Frank Morgan, as; Sonny Clark, p; Dick Niveson, b, Larance Marable, d; Teddy Charles, vib. Album title: Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1 Recorded: Feb 20, 1953

    OJC, OJCCD-050-25, 16

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    Ella Fitzgerald Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

    Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Oscar Peterson, p; Ray Brown, b; Herb Ellis, g; Jo Jones, d. Recorded: 29 Sept 1957. Album: At The Opera House

    Verve, 831 269-2 , 2


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