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Listener Feedback

In his regular roundup of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations; extra tracks from Nina Simone, Betty Carter and Mike Westbrook are among those proposed in listener emails and letters.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 10 Jan 2009 16:00

Music Played

  • Harry James and the Boogie Woogie Trio

    Boo Woo

    Composer: Johnson, Dougherty, Williams Performers: Harry James, t; Pete Johnson, p; Johnny Williams, b; Eddie Dougherty, d. 1 Feb 1939

    • Harry James 1937-39.
    • Classics.
    • 903.
  • Harry James

    The Jazz Connoisseur

    Composer: James / Wilkinss Performers: Harry James, Nick Buono, Rob Turk, Joe Hambrick, Vern Guertin, t; Ray Sims, Vince Diaz, Dick Leith, tb; Pat Chartrand, Willie Smith, Sam Firmature, Modesto Bresano, Ernie Small reeds; Jack Percival, p; Terry Rosen, g; Russ Phillips. b; Tony DiNicola d, 19 Jan 1961

    • Today!.
    • Jazz Beat.
    • 516.
  • Tomasz Stanko

    Sweet Thing

    Composer: Stanko Performers: Tomasz Stanko, t; Marcin Wasilewski, p; Slawomir Kurkiewicz, b; Michal Miskievicz, d. Nov 2005.

    • Lontano.
    • ECM.
    • 987 7380.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

    Composer: Ellington / Mills Performers: Cootie Williams, Artie Whetsol, Freddy Jenkins, t; Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, tb; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, reeds; Ellington, p; Fred Guy bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d. 2 Feb 1932.

    • Masterpieces 1926-49.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 25 CD 1.
  • Jam Session

    I Got Rhythm (Guy's Got To Go)

    Composer: G and I Gershwin Performers: Joe Guy, t; Don Byas, ts; Allen Tinney, p; Charlie

    • The Original Guitar Genius.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 98 CD 4.
  • John McLaughlin

    New York on My Mind

    Composer: McLaughlin Performers: John McLaughlin, g; Billy Cobham, d; Jerry Goldman, vn; Stu Goldberg, kb; Fernando Sainders, b. rec: 1978.

    • Johnny McLaughlin: Electric Guitarist.
    • Pid (Japan).
    • 675018.
  • Mike Westbrook Concert Band


    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Dave Holdsworth, Kenny Wheeler, Greg Bowen, Tony Fisher, Henry Lowther, Ronnie Hughes, t; Paul Rurgerford, Mike Gibbs, Eddie Harvey, Malcolm Griffiths, tb; Tom Bennellick, frh; Martin Fry, George Smith, tu; Mike Osborne, as; Bernie Living, as, fl; Alan Skidmore, ts; George Khan, ts; John Warren, as, bar; Brian Smith, ts; John Surman, ss, bcl, bar; Mike Westbrook, p; Harry Miller, Barre Phillips, Chris Laurence,b; Alan Jackson, John Marshall, d. 1969

    • Marching Song.
    • Deram.
    • 844 853-2 CD 2.
  • Nina Simone

    Pirate Jenny

    Composer: Brecht / Weill Performers: Nina Simone, v, p; Rudy Stevenson, g, fl; Lisle Atkinson, b; Bobby Hamilton, d. March/April 1964.

    • Best of Nina Simone.
    • Philips.
    • 82284262.
  • Nina Simone

    For a While

    Composer: Gaudio / Holmes Performers: Nina Simone, v, p; Paul Robinson, d. 17 Nov 1984.

    • Live at Ronnie Scott’s.
    • Hendring.
    • WHCD 006.
  • Nina Simone

    Alone Again Naturally

    Composer: ? Performers: Nina Simone, v, p; Sylvain Marc, b; Paco Sery, Sidney Thiam, perc. Paris 1982;

    • Fodder on My Wings.
    • Sunny Side.
    • 144.
  • Betty Carter

    Social Call

    Composer: Qusim / Hendricks Performers: Betty Carter, v; Bernie Glow, Nick Travis, Conte Candoli, Joe Ferrante, t; Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, tb; Sam Markiwocz, Al Cohn, Seldon Powell, Danny Bank, reeds; Hank Jones, p; Milt Hinton, b; Osie Johnson, d. Gigi Gryce cond. 25 April 1956.

    • Let’s Fall In Love.
    • Gambit.
    • 69219.
  • Betty Carter

    By The Bend In The River

    Composer: Edwards / Haig Performers: Betty Carter, v; Norman Simmons, p; Lisle Atkinson, b; Al Harewood, d; rec. Judson Hall, New York, 1969

    • Round Midnight.
    • Roulette.
    • 1031.