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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests.

1 hour

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Sat 6 Feb 2010 17:00

Music Played

  • Wynton Marsalis

    Oh, but on the Third Day (Happy Feet Blues) (JRR Signature Tune)

    Composer: Wynton Marsalis Performers: Wynton Marsalis (tp), Marcus Roberts (p), Todd Williams (ts), Dr Michael White (cl), Danny Barker (bj), Teddy Riley (tp), Freddie Lonzo (tb), Reginald Veal (b), Herlin Riley (d) Recorded: 28 October 1988

    • The Majesty of the Blues.
    • 1989 CD CBS 465129 2.
  • Slim Gaillard

    Sweet Safronia

    Composer: Slim Gaillaird Performers: Slim Gaillaird (v, g, vb) Slam Stewart (b) Sam Allen (p) Pompey ‘Guts’ Dobson (d) Kenneth Hollon (ts) Recorded: 9 November 1938 (2:11)

    • Slim’s Jam.
    • 1997 CD Topaz TPZ 1068.
  • Charlie Christian

    Boy Meets Girl (Grand Slam)

    Composer: Benny Goodman Performers: Benny Goodman (clt) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Charlie Christian (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Nick Fatool (d) Lionel Hampton (vb) Recorded: 16 April 1940 (2:55)

    • Solo Flight.
    • 1995 CD Topaz TPZ 1017.
  • Bix Beiderbecke

    At the Jazz Band Ball

    Composer: D. J LaRocca, L. Sheilds Performers: Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang - Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Bill Rank (tb) Don Murray (clt) Adrian Rollini (bs) Frank Signorelli (p) Chauncey Morehouse (d) Recorded: 5 October 1927, New York (2:49)

    • The Bix Beiderbecke Story.
    • 1990 CD Columbia 501645 2.
  • Bix Beiderbecke

    I'll be a Friend with Pleasure

    Composer: Maceo Pinkard Performers: Ray Lodwig (tp) Bix Beiderbecke (c) Tommy Dorsey (tr) Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Pee Wee Russell (cl, s) Venuti (v) Brodsky (p) Lang (g) Krupa (d) Wesley Vaughn (vc) possibly Min Leibrook (b, s) Recorded: 8 September 1930 (3:09)

    • The Bix Beiderbacke Legend.
    • LP RCA RD 27225.
  • Chet Baker

    Long Ago and Far Away

    Composer: Gershwin, Kern Performers: Chet Baker (v, tp) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Bob Neel (d) Recorded: 7 March 1955, Los Angeles (3:55)

    • Let’s Get Lost the Best of Chet Baker Sings.
    • 1989 CD Pacific Jazz CDP7929322.
  • Dick Morrissey

    Happy Feet

    Composer: Milton Ager, Jack Yellen Performers: Dick Morrissey (ts) Stan Jones (p) Malcolm Cecil (b) Colin Barnes (d) Recorded: 27 April 1961 (3:07)

    • It’s Morrissey, Man!.
    • 1998 CD Redial 5587012 1.
  • Wayne Shorter

    Infant Eyes

    Composer: Wayne Shorter Performers: Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Elvin Jones (d) Recorded: 24 December 1964 (6:43)

    • The Best of Wayne Shorter.
    • 1988 CD Blue Note CDP7911412 1.
  • Neon

    Chu Chu

    Composer: Stan Sulzmann Performers: Stan Sulzmann (ts, ss) Jim Hart (vb) Gwilym Simcock (p) Recorded: 8 – 9 December 2006 (7:28)

    • Here to There.
    • 2007 CD Basho Records SRCD 23-2.
  • Woody Herman

    Woody's Whistle

    Composer: Dusko Goykovich Performers: Woody Herman (clt, as) Gary Klein, Salvatore Nistico, Andy McGhee (ts) Tom Anastas (bs) GeraldLamy, Dusko Goykovich, Bob Shew, Don Rader, Bill Chase (tp) Henry Southall, Frank Tesinsky, Donald Doane (tb) Nat Pierce (p) Anthony Leonardi (b) Ronnie Zito (d) Recorded: Live 28 – 30 June 1965, San Francisco (7:32)

    • Woody’s Winners.
    • 1965 LP CBS -21110.
  • Lester Young

    Lester Leaps In

    Composer: Lester Young Performers: Lester Young (ts) Roy Eldridge (tp) Tommy Tuck (tb) Charlie Parker (as) Hank Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d) Recorded: 18 September 1949, New York (12:13)

    • Jazz at the Philharmonic.
    • 2004 CD Proper P1427.

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