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17 February 2007

Saturday 17 February 2007 17:00-18:00 (Radio 3)

Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests. Email jazz.record.requests@bbc.co.uk.


1 hour


Presented by Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Peter Thresh
Broadcast Assistant: 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 (tsx), 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)

I Got Rhythm (Gershwin) (2'17")
Performed by Ralph Sutton (pno), Cliff Leeman (dms)
Recorded 3 June 1953, New York City
Taken from the album I Got Rhythm
EP (Brunswick LA 8719, side 1 track 1)

Am I Blue (Akst, Clarke) (3'16")
Performed by Ethel Waters (voc), with (probably) Mannie Klein (tpt), Tommy Dorsey (tbn), Jimmy Dorsey (clt), Frank Signorelli (pno), Joe Tarto (bs)
Recorded 14 May 1929, New York City
Taken from the album Ethel Waters 1926-1929
1993 CD (Classics CLASSICS688, track 24)

Singin' the Blues (Robinson, Conrad, Lewis, Young) (3'00")
Performed by Bix Beiderbecke (cnt), Bill Rank or Miff Mole (tbn), Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel sx), Jimmy Dorsey (clt, asx), Doc Ryker (asx), Paul Mertz (pno), Eddie Lang (gtr), Chauncey Morehouse (dms)
Recorded 4 February 1927, New York City
Taken from the album The Bix Beiderbecke Story
1990 CD (Columbia 501645 2, CD 1 track 3)

Ostrich Walk (La Roca, Shields) (2'50")
Performed by the Merseysippi Jazz Band: Pete Daniels (tpt), John Lawrence (tpt), John Haworth (tbn), Don Lydiatt (clt), Frank Robinson (pno), Ken 'Nob' Baldwin (bjo), Nigel Sinclair (gtr), Dick Goodwin (bs), Trevor Carlisle (dms)
Recorded 15 April 1956
Taken from the album ...West Coast Shout
EP (Esquire 20-063, side 2 track 3)

Old Folks (Robinson, Hill, arr. Case) (2'47")
Performed by Jack Teagarden (tbn, voc), Don Goldie (tpt), Bernie Leighton or Elliot Eberhard (pno), probably Barry Galbraith (gtr), Art Davis (bs), Russ Case (arr.) plus large string orchestra
Recorded 17 January 1962, Englewood Cliffs
Taken from the album Think Well of Me
1962 CD (Verve 5571012, track 8)

Take the A Train (Strayhorn) (3'50")
Performed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Count Basie Orchestra: Cat Anderson (tpt), Willie Cook (tpt), Ed Mullens (tpt), Fats Ford (tpt), Thad Jones (tpt), Sonny Cohn (solo tpt), Snooky Young (tpt), Lonnie Johnson (tpt), Ray Nance (solo tpt), Juan Tizol (vtbn), Lawrence Brown (tbn), Lou Blackburn (tbn), Henry Coker (tbn), Quentin Jackson (tbn), Benny Powell (tbn), Jimmy Hamilton (solo clt, asx), Marshal Royal (clt, asx), Johnny Hodges (asx), Russell Procope (asx), Frank Wess (asx, tsx, flt), Frank Foster (tsx), Paul Gonsalves (tsx), Budd Johnson (solo tsx), Charlie Fowlkes (bsx), Harry Carney (bsx), Billy Strayhorn (pno), Duke Ellington (pno), Freddie Green (gtr), Aaron Bell (bs), Sam Woodyard (dms)
Recorded 6 July 1961, New York City
Taken from the album The Count Meets the Duke - First Time!
CD (Philips BBL 7528, side 1 track 3)

Place St Henri (Peterson) (3'56")
Performed by Oscar Peterson (pno), Ray Brown (bs), Ed Thigpen (dms)
Recorded 9 September 1964, New York City
Taken from the album Canadiana Suite
1965 LP (Philips SON 042, side 1 track 3)

Lighea (Pieranunzi) (6'04")
Performed by Enrico Pieranunzi (pno), Marc Johnson (bs), Gabriele Mirabassi (clt)
Recorded 21 February 2000
Taken from the album Racconti Mediterranei
2000 CD (EGEA SCA078, track 7)

Palladium (Shorter) (4'44")
Performed by Weather Report: Wayne Shorter (tsx), Joe Zawinul (kbd), Jaco Pastorius (bs), Alex Acuna (dms), Manolo Badrena (perc)
Recorded 1976, North Hollywood
Taken from the album Footprints: the Life and Music of Wayne Shorter [originally on Heavy Weather]
2004 CD (Columbia/Legacy COL 518696 2, CD 2 track 2)

Where is Love? (Bart) (4'20")
Performed by Irene Kral (voc), Alan Broadbent (pno)
Recorded December 1974, New York City
Taken from the album Where is Love?
2001 CD (Choice CHCD 71012, track 8)

Carla, Carla, Carla, Carla (Sheppard) (14'02")
Performed by Andy Sheppard (tsx), Claude Deppa (tpt), Kevin Robinson (tpt), Steve Lodder (synth), Dave Buxton (pno), Pete Hurt (bclt), Gary Valente (tbn), Ernst Reisjeger (vcl), Chris Biscoe (asx), Pete Maxfield (bs), Orphy Robinson (vib), Simon Gore (dms), Han Bennink (dms), Mano Ventura (gtr), Mamadi Kamara (perc)
Recorded 6, 7, 8 or 9 November 1989, London
Taken from the album Soft on the Inside
1990 CD (Island IMCD 194, track 3)

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