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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests.

1 hour

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.
  • The Rhythmakers

    Bugle Call Rag

    Composer: Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel Performers: Billy Banks & his Orchestra: Henry "Red" Allen (tp, v) Billy Banks (v) Jack Bland (g) Eddie Condon (bj) Al Morgan (b) Jimmy Lord (cl) Pee Wee Russell (cl, ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Recorded: 18 April 1932, New York (2:45)

    • The Rhythmakers 1932.
    • 2006 CD Retrieval RTR79049.
  • Charlie Shavers

    Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm

    Composer: Bloom Performers: Charlie Shavers conducts the John Kirby Orchestra Recorded: 1955 (3:43)

    • Jazz Hall of Fame Vol. 2.
    • 1959 LP Gala GLP 357.
  • Blossom Dearie

    I'm Hip

    Composer: Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg Performers: Blossom Dearie (v, p) Jeff Clyne (b) Johnny Butts (d) Recorded: 1966 (2:38)

    • Blossom Time at Ronnie Scott’s.
    • 1998 CD Redial 5586832(1).
  • The Four Freshmen

    You Stepped Out of a Dream

    Composer: Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn Performers: Ross Barbour, Bob Flanigan, Ken Errair, Don Barbour (v) Frank Rosolino, Harry Betts Jr., Milt Bernhardt, Tommy Pederson, George Roberts (tb) Claude Williamson (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (d) Recorded: 1955 (2:20)

    • Four Freshmen and Five Trombones.
    • Capitol LC 6812.
  • Jan Garbarek


    Composer: Jan Garbarek, John Abercrombie, Nana Vasconcelos Performers: Jan Garbarek (ss) John Abercrombie (mandolin guitar) Nana Vasconcelos (talking drum, perc) Recorded: December 1980, Oslo (4:54)

    • Selected Recordings.
    • 2002 CD ECM: rarum II.
  • Scott Hamilton

    Jitterbug Waltz

    Composer: Fats Waller Performers: Scott Hamilton (ts) John Bunch (p) Dave Green (b) Steve Brown (d) Recorded: 5 – 6 June 2000 (7:34)

    • Jazz Signatures.
    • 2001 CD Concord Jazz. CCD4939.
  • Trio of Doom

    Para Oriente

    Composer: Tony Williams Performers: Trio of Doom: John McLaughlin (g) Jaco Pastorius (b) Tony Williams (d) Recorded: 8 March 1979 (5:40)

    • Trio of Doom.
    • 2007 CD Columbia 82796964502(1).
  • Ruby Braff

    Keeping Out of Mischief Now

    Composer: Fats Waller Performers: Ruby Braff (tp) Vic Dickenson (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Steve Jordan (g) Walter Page (b) Les Erskine (d) Recorded: 1953 (5:52)

    • Linger Awhile.
    • Vanguard VCD 79608-2.
  • Billie Holiday

    Lover Man

    Composer: J Davis, R Ramirez, J Serman Performers: Toots Camarata and Orchestra: Russ Case (tp) Jack Cressey, Hymie Schertzer (as) Larry Binyon, Paul Ricci (ts) Dave Bowman (p) Carl Kress (g) Haig Stephens (b) Johnny Blowers (d) Toots Camarata (arr, conductor) plus six unkown strings. Recorded: 4 October 1944 (3:15)

    • Billie Holiday Ken Burn’s Jazz.
    • 2000 CD Verve 549 081-2.
  • The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - Sabbath Message

    Composer: Francy Boland Performers: Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band: Kenny Clarke (d) Francy Boland (p, arr) Carl Drevo, Ronnie Scott, Billy Mitchell (ts) Shahib Shihab (bs, ft) Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Jimmy Deuchar, Maffy Falay, Roger Guerin, Edmund Arnie (tp) Ake Persson, Nat Peck, Erich Kleinschuster, Raymond Katarzynski, Keg Johnson (tb) Derek Humble (as) Jimmy Woode, Jr. (b) Joe Harris (timp) Fats Sadi (bj) Recorded: 25 – 26 January 1963 (5:26)

  • Sonny Rollins

    God Bless the Child

    Composer: Holiday, Herzog Performers: Sonny Rollins (ts) Jim Hall (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Harry Saunders (d) Recorded: 30 January 1962 (7:24)

    • The Bridge.
    • 1992 CD Bluebird ND90633(1).


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