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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests.

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Christmas Day 2010 17:00

Music Played

  • Fats Waller

    Swingin' Them Jingle Bells

    Composer: J. Hancock Performers: Fats Waller and his Rhythm - Herman Autrey (tp) Al Casey (g) Bill Coleman (tp) Harry Dial, Billy Taylor (d, vb) Mezz Mezzrow (cl) Floyd O'Brien (tb) Rudy Powell (cl, as) Fats Waller (p, v) Charlie Turner (b) Eugene "Honey Bear" Sedric (cl) Ben Whitted (cl) Recorded: 29 November 1936 (2:55)

    • Fats Waller and his Rhythm 1934 - 1936.
    • CD BBC BBCCD684(1).
  • Chris Barber - White Christmas

    Composer: Irving Berlin Performers: Pat Halcox (cnt) Chris Barber (tb) Monty Sunshine (cl) Lonnie Donegan (bj, v) Jim Bray (b) Ron Bowden (d) Recorded: 27 September 1954 (2:37)

  • Paul Desmond


    Composer: Trad. Performers: Paul Desmond (as) Jim Hall (g) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d) Recorded: 5 – 7 September 1959 (2:03)

    • East of the Sun.
    • CD Discovery DSCD840(1).
  • Louis Armstrong

    'Zat You, Santa Claus?

    Composer: Jack Fox Performers: Louis Armstrong with the Commanders - Louis Armstrong (v) Billy Butterfield, Andy Ferretti, Carl Poole (tp) Cutty Cutshall, Phil Giardina, Lou McGarity, Jack Satterfield (tb) Hymie Shertzer (as, bs) Al Klink (ts) Bernie Leighton (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Sandy Block (b) Ed Grady (d) Toots Camarata (arr, conductor) Recorded: 22 October 1955, New York (2:47)

    • Verve presents the very best of Christmas Jazz.
    • CD Verve 549 067-2.
  • Philip Larkin

    For Sidney Bechet

    Composer: Philip Larkin Performers: Philip Larkin (v) Recorded: 1964 (1:12)

    • The Whitsun Weddings.
    • LP The Marvell Press. LPV6.
  • Sidney Bechet

    Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Mornin'

    Composer: Tom Delaney, Pearl Delaney Performers: Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers – Sidney De Paris (tp) Sandy Williams (tb) Sidney Bechet (cl, ss) Cliff Jackson (p) bernard Addison (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sidney Catlett (d) Recorded: 4 June 1940 (3:28)

    • Larkin’s Jazz.
    • CD Proper P1719.
  • George Shearing

    Away in the Manger

    Composer: Arr. George Shearing Performers: George Shearing (p) Mel Torme (v) Don Thompson (b) Recorded: March 1983 (3:52)

    • Top Drawer.
    • CD Concord Jazz CCD4219 (1).
  • Dexter Gordon

    The Christmas Song

    Composer: Torme, Wells Performers: Dexter Gordon (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Larry Ridley (b) Alan Dawson (d) Recorded: 7 July 1970 (5:17)

    • The Panther.
    • CD Prestige OJCCD7702(1).
  • Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Blue Christmas

    Composer: Miles Davis, Bob Dorough Performers: Miles Davis (tp) Bob Dorough (v) Wayne Shorter (ts) Frank Rehak (tb) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) Willie Correa (congas, bongos) Recorded: 21 August 1962(2:39)

    • The Best Christmas… ever!.
    • CD Virgin VTDCD23 (2).
  • Miles Davis & Gil Evans - Prayer

    Composer: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, D Heyward Performers: Miles Davis (flg) Gil Evans (arr, conductor) Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci (tp) Dick Hixon, Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Bennett (tb) Willie Ruff, Julius Watkins, Gunther Schuller (fhn) Bill Barber (tuba) Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque (fl, as, cl) Cannonball Adderley (as) Danny Bank (as, fl, bcl) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) Recorded: 4 August 1958 (4:37)

  • Sonny Rollins

    Rock-a-bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody

    Composer: Lewis, Schwartz, Young Performers: Sonny Rollins (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Barney Kessel (g) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d) Recorded: 20 – 22 October 1958 (4:51)

    • The Freelance Years.
    • CD Riverside 5RCD-4427-2.
  • John Taylor

    In the Bleak Midwinter

    Composer: Gustav Holst Performers: John Taylor (p) Palle Danielsson (b) Martin France (d) Recorded: 21 – 22 October 2005 (4:47)

    • Whirlpool.
    • CD Cam Jazz CAMJ 7802-2.
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk

    Dem Red Beans and Rice

    Composer: Rahsaan Roland Kirk Performers: Roland Kirk (cl) Ron Burton (p) Henry Pearson (b) Robert Shy (d) Joe Habao (perc) Todd Barkan (tambourine) Recorded: 1973 (7:00)

    • Bright Moments.
    • LP Atlantic K 60077/B.
  • Art Hodes

    We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    Composer: Trad. Performers: Art Hodes (p) Recorded: 20 April & 17 June 1987 (3:44)

    • Joy to the Jazz World.
    • LP Parkwood PW 108.


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