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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests.

1 hour

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Sat 1 May 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.
  • James P. Johnson

    Harlem Hotcha

    Composer: James P Johnson Performers: The Carnival Three: James P. Johnson (p) Omer Simeon (clt) Pops Foster (b) Recorded: 22 February 1945, New York (2:47)

    • James P. Johnson 1944-1945.
    • 1998 CD Classics Classics 1027 (1).
  • Max Kaminsky

    Tavern in the Town

    Composer: Max Kaminsky Performers: Max Kaminsky and his Dixieland Band: Max Kaminsky (tp) Pee Wee Russell (clt) Miff Mole (tb) Joe Sullivan (p) George Wettling (d) Jack Lesberg (b) Recorded: 1954 (3:10)

    • Windy City Jazz.
    • Concert Hall Society CHJ 1009.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Hobo, You Can't Ride this Train

    Composer: Louis Armstrong Performers: Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra: Louis Armstrong (tp, v) Louis Bacon, Louis Hunt, Billy Hicks (tp) Charlie Green (tb) Pete Clark (clt, as) Edgard Sampson (as, v) Elmer Williams (ts) Don Kirkpatrick (p) John Trueheart (g) Elmer James (bass, tuba) Chick Webb (d) Recorded: 8 December 1932 (2:59)

    • Laughin’ Louie.
    • 1989 CD Bluebird ND 90404(1).
  • Benny Goodman

    Body and Soul

    Composer: Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton Performers: The Benny Goodman Trio: Benny Goodman (clt) Teddy Wilson (p) Gene Krupa (d) Recorded: 16 January 1938 (3:15)

    • The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert.
    • Columbia Legacy. C2K 65143.
  • Count Basie

    Corner Pocket

    Composer: Freddie Green Performers: Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley (tp) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Marshall Royal (cl, as) Frank Wess (fl, ts, as) Frank Foster, Eddie Davis (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bs) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Count Basie (p, leader) Recorded: 9 and 12 November 1957, Paris (5:25)

    • Autumn in Paris.
    • 1988 CD Magic DAWE13 (1).
  • Bob Brookmeyer

    Sweet Like This

    Composer: Dave Nelson, Kevin Oliver Performers: Bob Brookmeyer (tb, p) Jimmy Giuffre (clt, bs, ts) Jim Hall (g) Joe Benjamin (b) Dave Bailey (d) Recorded: (4:01)

    • Traditionalism Revisited.
    • 1984 LP Affinity AF 127.
  • Jamie Cullum

    Well You Needn't

    Composer: Thelonious Monk Performers: Jamie Cullum (p, v) Martin Shaw (tp) Martin Gladdish (tb) Matt Wates (as) Dave O'Higgins, Ben Castle (ts) Geoff Gascoyne (b) Sebastiaan de Krom (d) Recorded: 2002 (3:17)

    • Pointless Nostalgic.
    • 2002 CD Candid CCD79782(1).
  • Collin Bates

    Bus Dance

    Composer: Collin Bates Performers: Collin Bates (p) Barry Dillon (b) John Dillon (d) Recorded: 1968 (5:18)

    • Brew.
    • 1968 LP Fontana SFJL913 (1).
  • John Dankworth - The Cave of Montesinos

    Composer: Ken Wheeler, John Dankworth Performers: Kenny Wheeler (flhrn) Derek Watkins, Henry Shaw, Henry Lowther, Les Condon (tp) Chris Pyne, Mike Gibbs (tb) Johnny Dankworth, Ray Swinfield, Tony Robert, Tony Coe (saxes) Alf Reece, Dick Hart (tu) Bob Cornford, Alan Branscombe (p) John McLaughlin (g) Dave Holland (b) John Spooner (d) Tristan Fry (perc) Recorded: March 1968 (4:44)

  • Eric Alexander

    My Shining Hour

    Composer: Arlen, Mercer Performers: Eric Alexander (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Dwayne Burno (b) Joe Farnsworth (d) Recorded: 20 – 21 January 1997 (6:28)

    • Man With A Horn.
    • 1997 CD Milestone MCD92932(1).
  • Michel Petrucciani


    Composer: James S Hall Performers: Michel Petrucciani (p) Jim Hall (g) Wayne Shorter (sax) Recorded: 14 July 1986 (10:05)

    • Power of Three.
    • 1987 CD Blue Note CDP7464272(1).


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