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1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 05 August 2012

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music.
A special, Olympics-themed edition including gladiatorial displays from the likes of Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins.
email: gsj@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for New Orleans Feetwarmers

    New Orleans Feetwarmers I've Found A New Baby

    Composer: Spencer Williams Performers: Tommy Ladnier, tpt; Teddy Nixon, tb; Sidney Bechet, cl/ ss; Henry Duncan, p; Wilson Myers, b; Morrison Morland, d.

    Sindey Bechet Classics, Classics, Classics 583 Track 11

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers Dr. Jekyll

    Composer: Jackie McLean Performers: Miles Davis, tpt; Cannonball Adderley, as; John Coltrane, ts; Red Garland, p; Paul Chambers, b; Philly Joe Jones, d.

    Milestones, Columbia, CBS 460827 2 Track 1

  • Image for Dexter Gordon

    Dexter Gordon The Chase

    Composer: Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray Performers: Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, ts; Jimmy Bunn, p; Red Callender, b; Chuck Thompson, d.

    Dexter Gordon Classics, Classics, Classics 999 Track 15-16

  • Image for Metronome All-Stars Band

    Metronome All-Stars Band Overtime

    Composer: Pete Rugolo Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, tpt; Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson, tb; Buddy De Franco, cl; Charlie Parker, as; Charlie Ventura, ts; Ernie Caceres, bs; Lennie Tristano, p; Billy Bauer, g; Eddie Safranski, b; Shelly Manne, d.

    The Metronome All-Star Bands, Bluebird, ND87636 Track 12

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole Blues

    Composer: n/a ‘ad lib’ Performers: JJ Johnson, tb; Illinois Jacquet, ts; Jack McVea, ts; Les Paul, g; Johnny Miller, b; Lee Young

    Nat King Cole -The Complete JATP Performances, Definitive, DRCD11144 Track 3

  • Image for Jazz at The Philharmonic

    Jazz at The Philharmonic Oh, Lady Be Good

    Composer: Gershwin, Gershwin Performers: Al Killian, Howards McGhee, tpt; Charlie Parker, Willie Smith, as; Lester Young, ts; Arnold Ross, p; Billy Hadnott, b; Lee Young, d; Jan 28 1946

    Jazz at the Philharmonic, The First Ten Years – Disc Two: JAPT Blues, Properbox, Properbox 82 CD 2 Track 1

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald Mack The Knife

    Composer: Kurt Weill, B Brecht, M Blitzstein Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, voc; Paul Smith, p; Jim Hall, g; Wilfred Middlebrooks, b; Gus Johnson, d.

    Ella Fitzgerald, Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 087-2 Track 13

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie

    Dizzy Gillespie The Eternal Triangle

    Composer: Sonny Stitt Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, tp; Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, ts; Ray Bryant, p; Tommy Bryant, b; Charlie Persip, d.

    The Eternal Triangles, Fresh Sound Records, FSR-CD 558 CD 1 Track 7



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    Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz

    Geoffrey Smith with his weekly selection of jazz. Each Saturday at midnight, Geoffrey Smith…

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