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Presented by Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Patrick Johns

Music Details

JRR Signature Tune:
Oh, but on the Third Day (Happy Feet Blues) (Marsalis)
Performed by Wynton Marsalis (tpt), Marcus Roberts (pno), Todd Williams (t/sx), Dr Michael White (clt), Danny Barker (bjo), Teddy Riley (tpt), Freddie Lonzo (tbn), Reginald Veal (bs), Herlin Riley (dms)
Recorded 28 October 1988
Taken from the album The Majesty of the Blues
1989 CD (CBS 465129 2)

Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider (Leonard)
Performed by Butch Thompson (pno), Charlie DeVore (cnt), Hal Smith (dms)
Recorded 17 October 1984, St Paul
Taken from the album Milenberg Joys
1985 LP (Stomp Off SOS 1116)

My Gal Sal (Dresser)
Performed by the Stokers of Hades (aka Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra): Russell Smith (tpt), Bobby Stark (tpt), Rex Stewart (cnt), Benny Carter (clt, a/sx), Harvey Boone (a/sx), Coleman Hawkins (t/sx), Fletcher Henderson (pno), Clarence Holiday (bjo), John Kirby (tba), Walter Johnson (dms)
Recorded 5 February 1931, New York City
Taken from the album Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra 1927-1931
1991 CD (Classics Classics572)

Tea for Two (Youmans, Caesar)
Performed by Joe Mooney (acc, voc), Andy Fitzgerald (clt), Jack Hotop (gtr), Gaetan Frega (bs)
Recorded 20 December 1946, New York City
Taken from the album Leif 'Smoke Rings' Anderson's Smoke Dreams
1993 CD (ANCHA ANC90962)

Chuckles (Terry)
Performed by Tal Farlow (gtr), Eddie Costa (pno), Vinnie Burke (bs)
Recorded 31 May 1956, New York City
Taken from the album The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions
2000 7-CD set (Mosaic B002992-02)

The Sky is Crying (Williamson)
Performed by Sonny Boy Williamson (voc, hmca), Matt Murphy (gtr)
Recorded 1 November 1963, Copenhagen
Taken from the album Portraits in Blues Vol.4: Sonny Boy Williamson
LP (Storyville SLP 158)

Strode Rode (Rollins)
Performed by Sonny Rollins (t/sx), Tommy Flanagan (pno), Doug Watkins (bs), Max Roach (dms)
Recorded 22 June 1956, New York City
Taken from the album Saxophone Colossus
1989 CD (Prestige OJCCD2912)

The Face of Space (Caine)
Performed by Uri Caine (pno), James Genus (bs), Ralph Peterson (dms)
Recorded 1 or 2 December 1997, New York City
Taken from the album Blue Wail
1998 CD (Winter & Winter 9100342)

Escarmouches (Boland)
Performed by the Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band: Benny Bailey (tpt), Rick Kiefer (tpt), Art Farmer (tpt), Ack van Rooyen (solo tpt), Manfred Schoof (tpt), Åke Persson (solo tbn), Albert Mangelsdorff (solo tbn), Eric van Lier (tbn), Herb Geller (solo a/sx, solo picc), Stan Getz (solo t/sx), Ronnie Scott (t/sx), Tony Coe (solo t/sx, clt), Stan Saltzmann (t/sx, flt, s/sx), Sahib Shihab (b/sx, flt, s/sx), Francy Boland (pno), Jean Warland (bs), Kenny Clarke (dms), Kenny Clare (dms), Tony Inzalaco (perc)
Recorded 14 June 1971, Cologne
Taken from the album Change of Scenes
1971 LP (Verve 2304 034)

My Ship (I. Gershwin, Weill)
Performed by Miles Davis (tpt), Bernie Glow (tpt), Ernie Royal (tpt), Louis Mucci (tpt), Taft Jordan (tpt), John Carisi (tpt), Frank Rehak (tbn), Jimmy Cleveland (tbn), Joe Bennett (tbn), Willie Ruff (F/hn), Tony Miranda (F/hn), Bill Barber (tba), Lee Konitz (a/sx), Danny Bank (b/clt), Romeo Penque (clt, flt), Paul Chambers (bs), Art Taylor (dms), Gil Evans (cond., arr.)
Recorded 10 May 1957, New York City
Taken from the album Miles Davis and Gil Evans: the Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
1996 CD (Columbia 67397)

Hip Hop (Bley)
Performed by Carla Bley (pno), Andy Sheppard (t/sx), Steve Swallow (bs), Billy Drummond (dms)
Recorded October 2003
Taken from the album The Lost Chords
2004 CD (Watt 9817953)

Runnin' Wild (Gibbs, Grey, Wood)
Performed by Peanuts Hucko (clt) with the World's Greatest Jazz Band: Yank Lawson (tpt), Billy Butterfield (tpt), George Masso (tbn), Sonny Russo (tbn), Al Klink (t/sx), Ralph Sutton (pno), Bob Haggart (bs), Bobby Rosengarden (dms)
Recorded 20 October 1975, Stockholm
Taken from the album the World's Greatest Jazz Band "On Tour"
1977 LP (World Jazz WJLPS10)

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