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1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 September 2012

Jazz Record Requests joins in the BBC Piano Season with listeners' requests for music by great jazz pianists. Alyn Shipton presents music by a range of players including Bill Evans, Albert Ammons, Willie The Lion Smith and Oscar Peterson.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Ralph Sutton and Johnny Varro

    Ralph Sutton and Johnny Varro Swing That Music

    Composer: Gerlach, Armstong Performers: Ralph Sutton, Johnny Varro, p; Phil Flanagan, b; Eddie Metz, Jr, d. 12 Jan 2000.

    A Pair of Kings, Arbors, ARCD 19245, Track 1

  • Image for Bill Evans

    Bill Evans Waltz for Debby

    Composer: Evans / Lees Performers: Bill Evans, p; Scott LaFaro, b; Paul Motian, d. 25 June 1961

    Riverside Records Story, Riverside, 4RCD 4422-2, CD 1 Track 6

  • Image for Django Reinhardt

    Django Reinhardt Crazy Rhythm

    Composer: Kahn / Caesar / Meyer Performers;: Coleman Hawkins, Alix Combelle, ts; Benny Carter, Andre Ekyan, as; Stephane Grappelli, p; Django Reinhardt, g; Eugene D’Hellemmes, b; Tommy Benford, d. 28 April 1937

    Americans in Paris, Part 1, Naxos, 8.120734, Track 8

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Love Me Or Leave Me

    Composer: Kahn / Donaldson Performers: Nina Simone, p, v; Jimmy Bond, b; Albert Tootie Heath d. 1957.

    Classic Hits, Essential Jazz Classics, EJC 55443, Track 5

  • Image for Willie

    Willie "The Lion" Smith I'm Gonna Ride the Rest of the Way

    Composer: Smith Performers: Willie “The Lion” Smith, 24 Dec 1949, Paris

    Willie “The Lion” Smith vol.1, Reactivation, JR113, S2 / T7

  • Image for Lee Wiley

    Lee Wiley I've Got a Crush on You

    Composer: George and Ira Gershwin Performers: Lee Wiley, v; Max Kaminsky, t; Pee Wee Russell, cl; Bud Freeman, ts; Fats Waller, p; Eddie Condon, g; Art Shapiro b; George Wettliong d, 15 Nov 1939.

    The Songs of George and Ira Gershwin, Avid, 520, Track 12

  • Image for Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis

    Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis Boogie Woogie Prayer Parts 1 and 2

    Composer: Ammons Performers: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, p. 30 Dec 1938.

    Boogie Woogie Stomp, Living Era, AJA 5101, Tracks 25 and 26

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald Stella By Starlight

    Composer: Young Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Lou Levy, p; Herb Ellis, g; Joe Mondragon, b; Stan Levey d. 22nd – 24th June 1962

    Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie, Verve, CSD1447, S1 / T4

  • Image for Oscar Peterson

    Oscar Peterson Hymn To Freedom

    Composer: Peterson Performers: Oscar Peterson, p; Ray Brown, b; Ed Thigpen, d. 15th & 16th December 1962.

    Night Train, Verve, 8217242, Track 11

  • Image for Teddy Wilson

    Teddy Wilson Rhythmatics

    Composer: Wilson Performers: Teddy Wilson, p. 1939.

    The Keystone Transcriptions, Storyville, 8258, Track 14

  • Image for Count Basie

    Count Basie Li'l Darlin'

    Composer: Hefti Performers: Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, t; Al Grey, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, tb; Marshal Royal, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, reeds; Count Basie, p; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d. 21/22 Oct 1957

    Basie on the Beatles / The Atomic Mr Basie, Groove Hut, 66711, Track 22

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers The Sorcerer

    Composer: Hancock Performers: Miles Davis, t; Wayne Shorter, ts; Herbie Hancock, p; Ron Carter, b; Tony Williams, d. May 1967.

    The Sorcerer, Columbia, CK65680, Track 4


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