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2013 Highlights

1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 December 2013

Geoffrey Smith looks back at highlights from 2013 with some bonus tracks that missed their chance to appear on the show first time around, including numbers from John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Joe Venuti Goin' Places

    Performer: Joe Venuti, vn; Eddie Lang, gu; Arthur Schutt, p. 4 May 1927.

    Composer: Venuti, Lang

    Stringin' The Blues, Topaz, TPZ 1015. Tr. 5 (2.55)

  • Image for Jack Teagarden

    Jack Teagarden Makin’ Friends

    Performer: Eddie Condon, bjo; Jimmy McPartland, c; Jack Teagarden, tb; Mezz Mezzrow, cl; Joe Sullivan, p; Art Miller, b; Johnny Powell, d. 30 October 1928.

    Composer: Teagarden, McPartland

    Jack Teagarden: Father of Jazz Trombone, Avid, AMSC 765. Tr.1 (3.03)

  • Image for Charlie Parker

    Charlie Parker Wee

    Performer: Charlie Parker, as; Dizzy Gillespie, t; Bud Powell, p; Charles Mingus, b; Max Roach, d. 15 May 1953.

    Composer: Best

    Complete Jazz at Massey Hall, Jazz Factory, JFCD 22856. Tr. 12 (6.45)

  • Image for John Coltrane

    John Coltrane Moment's Notice

    Performer: John Coltrane, ts; Lee Morgan, t; Curtis Fuller, tb; Kenny Drew, p; Paul Chambers, b; Philly Joe Jones, d. 1957.

    Composer: Coltrane

    Blue Train, Blue Note, CDP 7 46095 2. Tr. 2 (9.07)

  • Image for Marian McPartland

    Marian McPartland For All We Know

    Performer: Marian McPartland, p; Rufus Reid, b; Joe Morello, d. 24 April 2001.

    Composer: Coots, Lewis

    Live at Shanghai Jazz, Concord Jazz, CCD-4991-2. Tr. 2 (5.32)

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin The Old Landmark

    Performer: Aretha Franklin, v; Reverend James Cleveland, p, dir; Chuck Rainey, b; Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, d; The Southern California Community Choir. 1972.

    Composer: Brunner

    Amazing Grace, Atlantic, K 60023/A; S1/3 (3.40)

  • Image for Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington Swing Baby Swing

    Performer: Rex Stewart, c; Freddy Jenkins, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Brick Fleagle, g; Hayes Alvis, b; Jack Maisel, d. 7 July 1937.

    Composer: Alvis, Ellington

    Duke Ellington 1937 vol.2, Classics, Classics687 (1); Tr. 11 (2.33)

  • Image for Stan Tracey

    Stan Tracey Feather, Fin and Limb

    Performer: Steve Waterman, Noel Langley, Henry Lowther, Mark Armstrong, t; Roger Williams, Mark Nightingale, Adrian Fry, tb; Peter King, Nigel Hitchcock, Andy Panayi, Evan Parker, Alan Barnes, s; Stan Tracey, p; Andrew Cleyndert, b; Clark Tracey, d. 24 July 2004.

    Composer: Tracey

    Stan Tracey Orchestra at the Appleby Jazz Festival, Resteamed Records, RSJ103. Tr. 1 (9.17)



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