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Sir John Dankworth Special

Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests, celebrating the life of Sir John Dankworth.

1 hour

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Sat 27 Mar 2010 21:00

Music Played

  • John Dankworth - Good Old Wagon Blues

    Composer: T.D Hos Performers: Freddie Mirfield and his Garbage Men: Freddy Randall (tp) Dennis Crocker (tb) Johnny Dankworth (clt) Sam Dowell (ts) Sam Bayes (p) Bobby Coram (g) S. Peacey (b) Sam Mirfield (d) Recorded: 13 September 1944 (2:39)

  • John Dankworth - Leon Bismarck

    Composer: Sir John Dankworth Performers: Johnny Dankworth Seven: Johnny Dankworth (as) Don Rendell (ts) Jimmy Deuchar (tp) Eddie Harvey (tb) Bill Le Sage (p) Eric Dawson (b) Tony Kinsey (d) Recorded: 27 April 1950 (3:29)

  • John Dankworth - 'Swonderful

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra: Derek Abbott, Eddie Blair, Bill Metcalf, George Boocock (tp) Maurice Pratt, Keith Christie, Eddie Harvey, Gib Wallace (tb) Johnny Dankworth, Lew Smith, Maurice Owen (as) Rex Morris, Freddy Courteney (ts) Alex Leslie (bs) Bill Le Sage (p) Eric Dawson (b) Allan Ganley (d) Recorded: 12 November 1953 (3:02)

  • John Dankworth - Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    Composer: Ellington, Russell Performers: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra: Dickie Hawdon, Derek Abbott, Stan Palmer, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Carson (tp) Laurie Monk, Tony Russell, Danny Elwood, Garry Brown (tb) Ron Snyder (tb,tuba) Johnny Dankworth (as,cl) Danny Moss (ts,b-cl) Alex Leslie (bs,cl,fl) Dave Lee (p) Eric Dawson (b) Kenny Clare (d) Recorded: 3 July 1959 (4:05)

  • John Dankworth

    Experiments With Mice

    Composer: Trad. Arr Sir John Dankworth Performers: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra: Derek Abbott, Bill Metcalf, Stan Palmer, Colin Wright, Dougie Roberts (tp) Garry Brown, Harry Buckles, Laurie Monk, Bill Geldard, Danny Elwood (tb) Johnny Dankworth (as,cl) Pete Warner (ts) Alex Leslie (bs) Dave Lee (p) Bill Sutcliffe (b) Kenny Clare (d) Recorded: 10 May 1956 (3:17)

  • John Dankworth - Moanin'

    Composer: Bobby Timmons Performers: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra: Dickie Hawdon, Kenny Wheeler, Gus Galbraith (tp) Tony Russell, Eddie Harvey, Ian McDougall (tb) Ron Snyder (tu) Johnny Dankworth, Peter King (as) Danny Moss, Art Ellefson (ts) George Tyndale (bs) Dudley Moore (p) Spike Heatley (b) Kenny Clare (d) Recorded: 1st and 5th July 1960 (3:10)

  • John Dankworth - I Could Have Danced All Night

    Composer: Loewe, Lerner Performers: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra: Dickie Hawdon, Derek Abbott, Bob Carson, Stan Palmer, Colin Wright (tp) Jack Botterill, Garry Brown, Laurie Monk, Tony Russell, Danny Elwood (tb) Johnny Dankworth (as) Danny Moss (ts,cl) Alex Leslie (bs,cl) Dave Lee (p) Eric Dawson (b) Kenny Clare (d) Recorded: 27 March 1958 (2:49)

  • Cleo Laine

    Dunsinane Blues (After Macbeth)

    Composer: William Shakespeare, Sir John Dankworth Performers: Cleo Laine (v) John Dankworth (ss, as,cl) Paul Hart (keyboard) Pete Morgan, Daryl Runswick (b) Kenny Clarke, Allan Ganley, Tony Kinsey (d) Recorded: January 1977 – February 1978 (3:08)

    • Word Songs.
    • 1986 CD Philips 8304612(1).
  • Cleo Laine

    Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun

    Composer: William Shakespeare, Sir John Dankworth Performers: Cleo Laine (v) John Dankworth (ss, as,cl) Paul Hart (keyboard) Pete Morgan, Daryl Runswick (b) Kenny Clarke, Allan Ganley, Tony Kinsey (d) Recorded: January 1977 – February 1978 (2:44)

    • Word Songs.
    • 1986 CD Philips 8304612(1).
  • John Dankworth - Virgo

    Composer: Sir John Dankworth Performers: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra: Greg Bowen (tp) Leon Calvert (tp,fhrn) Kenny Wheeler (tp,ten-hrn) Gus Galbraith (tp) Tony Russell, Johnny Marshall, Chris Smith (tb) Ron Snyder (tu) Johnny Dankworth, Al Newman (as,cl) Vic Ash (cl,ts) Art Ellefson (ts,cl) Paul Carroll (bs,as,cl) Alan Branscombe (p,vib) Kenny Napper (b) Johnny Butts (d) Special guests: Clark Terry (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb) Ronnie Scott (ts) David Snell (harp) Lucky Thompson (ts) Danny Moss (ts) Ronnie Ross (bs) Chuck Israels (b) Phil Woods (as) Zoot Sims (ts) Osie Johnson (d) Recorded: 1964 (2:24)

  • Dizzy Reece

    Bang!

    Composer: Dizzy Reece Performers: Dizzy Reece (tp) Sammy Walker (ts) Tony Crombie (p) Lennie Bush (b) Phil Seaman (d) Recorded: 16 May 1955, London (3:03)

    • A New Star.
    • 2001 CD Jasmine Records JASCD615.
  • Christian Garrick

    Chelsea Bridge

    Composer: Billy Strayhorn Performers: Christian Garrick (violin) Jeremy Brown (double bass) John Dankworth (clarinet) John Etheridge (guitar) David Kelbie (rhythm guitar) Jeremy Brown (b) Recorded: 8 – 9 July 1998 (4:03)

    • Different Strokes.
    • 1999 CD Audio B. ABCD 10.
  • John Dankworth - The Maggot

    Composer: Sir John Dankworth Performers: Alec & John Dankworth Generation Big Band: Alec Dankworth (b) John Dankworth (saxophone) Andy Panayi (saxophone) Guy Barker (tp) Robin Aspland (p) Recorded: 1994 (9:03)

  • John Dankworth - Tonight I Shall Sleep

    Composer: Duke Ellington Performers: Sir John Dankworth (Clarinet & Saxes) Mark Nightingale (tb) John Horler (p) Alec Dankworth (b) Allan Ganley (d) Recorded: 2005 (5:00)

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