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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests.

1 hour

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Sat 29 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.
  • Diz Disley


    Composer: Django Reinhardt Performers: Diz Disley Quintet: Diz Disley (g) Nevile Skrimshire (g) Denny Purssord (g) Dick Powell (v) Jim Bray (b) Recorded: 14 March 1957 (3:30)

    • The Best of British Jazz from the BBC Jazz Club Vol.9.
    • 2002 CD Upbeat Jazz URCD 183.
  • Chris Barber - Sweet Georgia Brown

    Composer: Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey Performers: Chris Barber (tb) Pat Halcox (tp) Ian Wheeler (clt, as) Eddie Smith (bj, g) Dick Smith (b) Graham Burbidge (d) Ottilie Patterson (v) Joe Harriott (as) Recorded: 19 December 1963 (4:12)

  • The Duke Ellington Orchestra

    Reminiscing in Tempo

    Composer: Duke Ellington, Irving Mills Performers: Duke Ellington (p) Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams (tp) Rex Stewart (cnt) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb) Juan Tizol (vtb) Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Otto Hardwick, Barney Bigard (reeds) Fred Guy (g, bj) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (d) Ivie Anderson (v) Recorded: 12 September 1935, New York (3:09)

    • Duke Ellington and his Orchestra 1935 - 1936.
    • 1992 CD Classics 659.
  • The Duke Ellington Orchestra

    A Spoonful of Sugar

    Composer: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman (arr. Ellington, Strayhorn) Performers: Duke Ellington (p) Cat Anderson, Herb Jones, Cootie Williams, Nat Woodard (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper (tb) Chuck Connors (btb) Jimmy Hamilton (clt, ts) Johnny Hodges (as) Russell Procope (as, clt) Paul Gonsalves, Eddie Johnson (ts) Harry Carney (bs) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (d) Recorded: 6, 8, 9 September 1964 (3:06)

    • Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins.
    • Valiant S 115.
  • Dave Brubeck


    Composer: Brubeck, Desmond Performers: Dave Brubeck (p) Paul Desmond (as) Bob Bates (b) Joe Dodge (d) Recorded: 1954 (3:30)

    • Brubeck Time.
    • 1998 CD Columbia CK65724(1).
  • Carmen McRae

    Bye Bye Blackbird

    Composer: Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson Performers: Carmen McRae (v) Ralph Burns (dir, a) Ben Webster (ts) Irving "Marky" Markowitz (t) Dick Berg, Donald Carrado, Fred Kelin, Anthony Miranda (frh) Mundell Lowe (g) Aaron Bell (b) Don Abney (p) Teddy Sommer (d) Recorded: 4 August 1958 (3:24)

    • The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster.
    • 2004 CD Lonehill Jazz LHJ10152 (1).
  • Bud Powell

    Un Poco Loco

    Composer: Bud Powell Performers: Bud Powell (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d) Recorded: 1 May 1951 (4:42)

    • The Amazing Bud Powell Vol 1.
    • 2001 CD Blue Note 7243 5 32136 2 6.
  • Stacey Kent

    The Ice Hotel

    Composer: Jim Tomlinson, Kazuo Ishiguro Performers: Stacey Kent (v) Graham Harvey (p) John Parricelli (g) Dave Chamberlain (b) Matt Skelton (drums and perc) Jim Tomlinson (ts, as, ss, flt) Recorded: April 2007 (5:24)

    • Breakfast on the Morning Tram.
    • 2007 CD Blue Note 5016112(1).
  • Nigel Kennedy

    Come Sunday

    Composer: Duke Ellington Performers: Nigel Kennedy (v) Alec Dankworth (b) Recorded: 1986 (2:39)

    • Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin / Ellington: Mainly Black.
    • 1986 CD EMI CDC7476212(1).
  • Dexter Gordon

    Love for Sale

    Composer: Cole Porter Performers: Dexter Gordon (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (d) Recorded: 27 August 1962 (7:04)

    • Go!.
    • 1999 CD Blue Note 7243 4 98794 2 3.
  • Shorty Rogers

    Cool Sunshine

    Composer: Shorty Rogers Performers: Shorty Rogers and his Augmented Giants: Shorty Rogers (tp) Milt Bernhart, Bob Enevoldsen (tb) Jimmy Giuffre (cl, ts, bs) Lennie Niehaus, Bud Shank (as) Zoot Sims (ts) Pete Jolly (p) Barney Kessel (g) Curtis Counce (b) Shelly Manne (d) Recorded: 11 September 1954 (10:26)

    • Shorty Rogers West Coast Jazz: Cool Sunshine.
    • 2005 CD Proper P1468.


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