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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 18 Sep 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.
  • Sleepy John Estes

    The Girl I Love, She Got Long, Curly Hair

    Composer: John Estes Performers: Sleepy John Estes (v, g) Jab Jones (p) James Rachel (mandolin) Recorded: 24 September 1929 (2:55)

    • The First Time I Met The Blues.
    • 2002 CD Bluebird 09026 639872.
  • Mutt Carey

    The Entertainer

    Composer: Scott Joplin Performers: James Archey (tb) Danny Barker (g) Mutt Carey (tp) Baby Dodds (d) Hank Duncan (p) Pops Foster (b) Albert Nicholas (cl) Recorded: 27 November 1947 (2:50)

    • Giants of Traditional Jazz.
    • LP Savoy WL 70513/A.
  • The Rhythmakers

    Spider Crawl

    Composer: Bland, Condon Performers: Henry ‘Red’ Allen (tp, v) pee Wee Russell (cl, ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Eddie Condon (bj) Jack Bland (g) Al Morgan (b) Recorded: 23 May 1932, New York (3:00)

    • The Rhythmakers.
    • 2006 CD Retrieval RTR 7049.
  • Count Basie

    Super Chief

    Composer: Mundy, Basie Performers: Count Basie and his Orchestra: Count Basie (p) Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Al Killian (tp) Dicky Wells, Vic Dickenson, Dan Minor (tb) Earl Warren (as) Jack Washington (as, bs) Buddy Tate, Lester Young (ts) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Elton Hill (arr) Recorded: 31 May 1940 (3:23)

    • Count Basie 1939 - 1940.
    • 1991 CD Classics Classics563.
  • Lol Coxhill

    Burgundy Street Blues

    Composer: George Lewis Performers: Lol Coxhill (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, voice) Paul Rutherford (euphonium) Dave Green (b) Recorded: 1987 (2:05)

    • Before My Time.
    • LP Chabada OH 17.
  • Charlie Christian

    Waitin' for Benny

    Composer: Benny Goodman Performers: Charlie Christian (g) Cootie Williams (tp) George Auld (ts) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Artie Bernstein (b) Dave Tough (d) Recorded: 13 March 1941 (5:10)

    • Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian.
    • LP CBS M 67233.
  • Herb Ellis

    Soft Winds

    Composer: Royal, Henderson Performers: Herb Ellis (g) Stan Getz (ts) Roy Eldridge (tp) Ray Brown (b) Stan Levey (d) Recorded: 11 – 12 October 1957 (6:01)

    • Nothing But The Blues.
    • 1994 CD Verve 5216742(1).
  • Earle Warren


    Composer: George Harrison Performers: Earle Warren and the Counts Men: Doc Cheatam (tp) Al Cobbs (tb) Earle Warren (as) Harry Porter (ts) Chuck Folds (p) Franklyn Skeets (b) Ronnie Coles (d) Recorded: 12 July 1973 (4:30)

    • Buddy Tate and Earle Warren / The Count’s Men.
    • LP RCA LFL1 5034.
  • John Scofield

    Not You Again

    Composer: John Scofied Performers: John Scofield (g) Kenny Garrett (as) Brad Mehldau (p) Christian McBride (b) Billy Higgins (d) Recorded: 2000 (7:05)

    • Works For Me.
    • 2000 CD Verve 549 281-2.
  • Charlie Parker's Reboppers


    Composer: Wayne Shorter Performers: Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) Recorded: 17 May 1967 (8:51)

    • Miles Davis Quintet 1965 - 68.
    • CD Sony C6Kc7398(5).
  • Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald - Mack the Knife

    Composer: Weill, Brecht, Blitzstein Performers: Ella Fitzgerald (v) Jimmy Jones (p) Jimmy Hughart (b) Grady Tate (d) Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Buster Cooper, Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (as) Russell Procope (cl, as) Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bs) Recorded: 27 – 28 July 1966 (4:50)


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