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Big Band Bebop

Composer of the Week, Big Band Episode 3 of 5

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 14 November 2012

Donald Macleod looks at the decline of swing and the birth of big band bebop. He is joined by Guy Barker, who discusses his experiences of meeting and playing with the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and they explore the music of others seeking to revolutionize the sound of the big bands in the post-war period.

Music Played

26 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie
    00:00

    Dizzy Gillespie Things to Come

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra. Composer: Walter "Gil" Fuller.

    Charly Le Jazz CD 25, 9

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie big band
    00:06

    Dizzy Gillespie big band Groovin' high

    Verve 5113932, 15

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie
    00:10

    Dizzy Gillespie One bass hit

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra. Composer: Ray Brown.

    Musicraft MVS 2010, 2

  • Image for Billy Eckstine and his orchestra
    00:15

    Billy Eckstine and his orchestra I Love the rhythm in a riff

    Savoy SJL 2214, 3

  • Image for Billy Eckstine and his orchestra
    00:18

    Billy Eckstine and his orchestra It ain't like that

    Savoy SJL 2214/A, 6

  • 00:21

    Gerald Valentine Second balcony jump

    Performer: Billy Eckstine and his orchestra. Composer: William Eckstein. Composer: Gerald Valentine. Composer: William Eckstein. Performer: Gerald Valentine.

    Savoy SJL 2214/A, 7

  • Image for Claude Thornhill and his orchestra
    00:26

    Claude Thornhill and his orchestra La Paloma

    Hep 17, 5

  • 00:30

    Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra Arab Dance

    Music Arranger: Gil Evans.

    AFFINITY AFSD1040, 4

  • Image for Claude Thornhill and his orchestra
    00:35

    Claude Thornhill and his orchestra Snowfall

    AFSD 1040, 9

  • Image for Boyd Raeburn
    00:40

    Boyd Raeburn Boyd meets Stravinsky

    Performer: Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra. Composer: Edwin Finckel.

    Savoy Jazz SV-0185, 1

  • Image for Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra
    00:43

    Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra Duck Waddle

    HEP 3, 4

  • Image for Tadd Dameron Orchestra
    00:48

    Tadd Dameron Orchestra Stop Look and Listen

    Riverside RLP 419, 2

  • Image for Billy Eckstine
    00:53

    Billy Eckstine Cool Breeze

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra. Composer: Dizzy Gillespie. Composer: Tadd Dameron.

    Verve 5113932, 1

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie
    00:01

    Dizzy Gillespie Things to Come

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra. Composer: Walter "Gil" Fuller.

    Charly Le Jazz CD 25, 9

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie big band
    00:07

    Dizzy Gillespie big band Groovin' high

    Verve 5113932, 15

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie
    00:11

    Dizzy Gillespie One bass hit

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra. Composer: Ray Brown.

    Musicraft MVS 2010, 2

  • Image for Billy Eckstine and his orchestra
    00:16

    Billy Eckstine and his orchestra I Love the rhythm in a riff

    Savoy SJL 2214, 3

  • Image for Billy Eckstine and his orchestra
    00:19

    Billy Eckstine and his orchestra It ain't like that

    Savoy SJL 2214/A, 6

  • 00:22

    Gerald Valentine Second balcony jump

    Performer: Billy Eckstine and his orchestra. Composer: William Eckstein. Composer: Gerald Valentine. Composer: William Eckstein. Performer: Gerald Valentine.

    Savoy SJL 2214/A, 7

  • Image for Claude Thornhill and his orchestra
    00:27

    Claude Thornhill and his orchestra La Paloma

    Hep 17, 5

  • 00:31

    Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra Arab Dance

    Music Arranger: Gil Evans.

    AFFINITY AFSD1040, 4

  • Image for Claude Thornhill and his orchestra
    00:36

    Claude Thornhill and his orchestra Snowfall

    AFSD 1040, 9

  • Image for Boyd Raeburn
    00:41

    Boyd Raeburn Boyd meets Stravinsky

    Performer: Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra. Composer: Edwin Finckel.

    Savoy Jazz SV-0185, 1

  • Image for Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra
    00:44

    Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra Duck Waddle

    HEP 3, 4

  • Image for Tadd Dameron Orchestra
    00:50

    Tadd Dameron Orchestra Stop Look and Listen

    Riverside RLP 419, 2

  • Image for Billy Eckstine
    00:54

    Billy Eckstine Cool Breeze

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra. Composer: Dizzy Gillespie. Composer: Tadd Dameron.

    Verve 5113932, 1

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