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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 5 Feb 2011 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.
  • The Happy Wanderers

    That's A-Plenty

    Composer: Pollack Performers: The Happy Wanderers – George Franks (tp) William Longman (tb) Arthur Stahl (bj) Victor Stahl (bj) Leonard Stahl (bass drum) Recorded: 1957 (1:40)

    • Jazz in the Streets of London.
    • LP Esquire -20-081.
  • Henry “Red” Allen

    Muskrat Ramble

    Composer: Kid Ory Performers: Henry Red Allen (tp) Tyree Glenn (tb) Buster Bailey (cl) Boomie Richman (ts) Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith (p) Arvell Shaw (b) Zutty Singleton (d) Recorded: 8 May 1957 (2:47)

    • Henry (Red) Allen.
    • LP Jazz Reactivation. JR 161.
  • Don Redman

    Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You

    Composer: Don Redman Performers: McKinney’s Cotton Pickers – John Nesbit, Langston Curl (tp) Claude Jones (tb) Don Redman (cl, as, bs, v) Jimmy Dudley (cl, as) George Thomas (cl, as, ts) Prince Robinson (cl, ts) Todd Rhodes (p) Dave Wilborn (bj) Ralph Escudero (b) Cuba Auston (d) Recorded: 5 November 1929 (3:25)

    • Chant of the Weed.
    • CD Topaz TPZ1043 (1).
  • Duke Ellington


    Composer: Strayhorn Performers: Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart (c) Wallace Jones (t) Ray Nance (t, vn) Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton (tb) Juan Tizol (vtb) Barney Bigard (cl, ts) Johnny Hodges (as) Otto Hardwick (as, cl) Ben Webster (ts) Harry Carney (bs, cl,as) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmie Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (d) Recorded: 2 July 1941 (2:57)

    • Duke Ellington – The Blanton Webster Band.
    • CD RCA Victor 74321 13181 2.
  • Gene Krupa

    Slow Down

    Composer: Redd Evans Performers: Johnny Drew (b) Gene Krupa (d) Barry Galbraith (g) Dave McKenna (p) Hal McKusick, Sam Marowitz (as) Danny Bank (bs) Eddie Shu, Aaron Sachs (ts) Fred Ohms, J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland, Kai Winding (tb) Bernie Glow, Joe Ferrante, Nick Travis, Roy Eldridge (tp) Anita O'Day (v) Recorded: 1956 (3:31)

    • Drummer Man.
    • LP Verve 827 843-1.
  • Woody Herman

    Woodchopper's Mambo

    Composer: Joe Bishop Performers: Woody Herman and his Orchestra Recorded: November 1954 (2:55)

    • Woody Herman Specials.
    • LP Capitol EAP 1-556.
  • Joni Mitchell

    The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines

    Composer: Charles Mingus Performers: Joni Mitchell (vocals, guitar) Jaco Pastorius (electric bass) Herbie Hancock (electric piano) Peter Erskine (drums) Wayne Shorter (soprano sax) Don Alias (congas). Recorded: 1978 – 1979 (3:25)

    • Mingus.
    • LP Asylum K 13154..
  • Ike Quebec

    Blues for Charlie

    Composer: Grant Green Performers: Ike Quebec (ts) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Recorded: 23 December 1961 (6:42)

    • Blue and Sentimental.
    • LP Blue Note BLP 4098.
  • Dave Brubeck

    Summer Song

    Composer: Dave Brubeck Performers: Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Norman Bates (b) Joe Morello (d) Recorded: 16 November 1956 (6:05)

    • Three Classic Albums Plus.
    • CD Avid Jazz AMSC 998.
  • John Surman

    Across the Bridge

    Composer: John Surman Performers: John Surman (s) John Taylor (p) Chris Laurence (b) John Marshall (d) Recorded: December 1993 (7:48)

    • Stranger Than Fiction.
    • CD ECM 5218502(1).
  • Wardell Gray

    Sweet Georgia Brown

    Composer: Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard Performers: Ernie Royal (tp) Wardell Gray, Vido Musso (ts) Arnold Ross (p) Barney Kessel (g) Harry Babasin (b) Don Lamond (d) Recorded: 27 December 1947 (10:26)

    • Way Out Wardell.
    • CD Boplicity CDBOP014(1).


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