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Listeners' best

Friday 20 June 2008 22:30-23:30 (Radio 3)

In his regular round-up of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations for the last three months.

Featuring additional tracks from Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Anita O'Day and Abbey Lincoln, among others, while some listeners join Alyn in person to discuss their proposed additions to the essential jazz collection.


1 hour


Title Ring Dem Bells
Artist Lionel Hampton
Composer Ellington-Mills
Album You Better Know It
Label Impulse
Number GRP 11402 Track 1
Personnel: Lionel Hampton, vib, vo; Clark Terry, t, voc; Ben Webster, ts; Hank Jones, p; Milt Hinton, b; Osie Johnson, d. Oct 1964.

Title Night Train
Artist Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith
Conposer Montgomery
Album Dynamic Duo
Label Verve
Number 521 4452
Track 2
Personnel Wes Montgomery - guitar; Grady Tate - drums; James Oscar "Jimmy" Smith - vocals, organ. Big band including Joe Newman - trumpet; 21/28 Sept 1966

Title Warm Canto
Artist Mal Waldron (featuring Eric Dolphy)
Composer Waldron
Album The Quest
Label Prestige
Number OJCC D 082-2 Track 5
Personnel: Mal Waldron, p; Eric Dolphy, cl; Booker Ervin ts; Ron Carter cello; Joe Benjamin, b; Charlie Persip, d. 27 June 1961

Title There Is No Greater Love
Artist Dizzy Gillespie
Composer Jones / Symes
Album Dizzy's Diamonds
Label Verve
Number 314 513 875-2 CD 2 Track 8
From the original album Have Trumpet Will Excite (Verve)
Personnel: DG Trumpet; Junior Mance, p; Les Spann, g; Sam Jones, b; Lex Humphries, d. NYC 17 Feb 1959.

Title Ballad of All the All The Sad Young Men
Artist Anita O'Day
Composer Wolf / Landesman
Album All The Sad Young Men
Label Verve
Number 517065 Track 5
Personnel Anita O'Day, v; Plus Gary McFarl;and Orchestra, including Hank Jones, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Mel Lewis, Barry Galbraith, Doc Severinsen, Herb Pomeroy.
Recorded in New York, New York on October 16, 1961 and at Sunset Recorders, Los Angeles, California from November to December 1961.

Title You Came A Long Way From St Louis
Artist Anita O'Day
Composer Russell / Brooks
Album All The Sad Young Men
Label Verve
Number 517065 Track 2

Personnel: as above.

Title Nice Work If You Can Get it
Artist Thelonious Monk
Composer Gershwin
Album London Collection Vol. 1
Label Black Lion
Number 760101 Track 6
Personnel: Monk, p; 15 Nov 71

Title Rhythm-a-ning
Artist Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk
Composer Monk
Album Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk
Label Rhino / Atlantic
Number 1278 Track 5
Personnel: Bill Hardman, t; Johnny Griffin, ts; Monk,p Spanky DeBrest, b; Blakey d. March 57.

Title Creole Song
Artist Christie Brothers Stompers
Composer trad.
Album Ken Colyer: As Good as it Gets
Label Smith + Co
Number SCCD 1141 CD 1 Track 12
Personnel: Ken Colyer, t; Keith Christie, tb; Ian Christie, cl; Pat Hawes, p; Ben Marshall, bj; Denny Coffey, b; Bill Colyer, wb. June 18 1951

Title Mabel's Dream
Artist Ken Colyer + Acker Bilk
Composer Ike Smith
Album Together Again
Label Lake
Number LACD 53 Track 8
Personnel: KC, c; Acker Bilk, cl; Les Handscombe, tb; Pat Hawes, p; Brian Mitchell, bj; Julian, Davies, b; Pete Lay, d. 14 July 1985.

Title Mendacity
Artist Max Roach with Abbey Lincoln
Composer Bayen
Album Percussion Bitter Sweet
Label: Impulse
Number 122 Track 5
Personnel: Max Roach (drums); Abbey Lincoln (vocals); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute); Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone); Booker Little (trumpet); Julian Priester (trombone); Mal Waldron (piano); Art Davis (bass); Carlos Valdez (congas); Carlos Eugenio (cowbell). Aug 1961

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