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Allan Ganley

In an interview recorded before his death in 2008, drummer Allan Ganley selects his favourite recordings. He also discusses work with John Dankworth, Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes.

On the weekend of what would have been his 80th birthday, the drummer Allan Ganley is heard selecting his favourite recordings in an interview recorded before his death in 2008. He tells Alyn Shipton about his work with John Dankworth, Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, and we also hear Ganley the composer in a variety of settings from trio to big band.

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Sat 12 Mar 2011 16:00

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  • John Dankworth Quintet

    Don't Mention It

    Composer: Ganley Performers: John Dankworth as; Mark Nightingale, tb; John Horler, p; Alec Dankworth, b; Allan Ganley, d. 10 Dec 2002.

    • Jd5.
    • Q Note.
    • 10101.
  • John Dankworth and His Orchestra

    Bugle Call Rag

    Composer: Meyers / Pettis / Schoebel Performers: Derek Abbott, Bill Metcalf, Eddie Blair, George Boocock, tp; Maurice Pratt, Keith Christie, Eddie Harvey, Bill Geldard, tb; Johnny Dankworth, Geoff Cole, Maurice Owen, as; Tommy Whittle, Rex Morris, ts; Alex Leslie, bs; Derek Smith, p; Jack Seymour, b; Allan Ganley, d. 1 Jun 1954.

    • I Hear Music.
    • Salvo.
    • Box 403 CD 1.
  • John Dankworth and His Orchestra

    Perdido

    Composer: Tizol Performers: Derek Abbott, Bill Metcalf, Eddie Blair, George Boocock, tp; Maurice Pratt, Keith Christie, Eddie Harvey, Bill Geldard, tb; Johnny Dankworth, Geoff Cole, Maurice Owen, as; Tommy Whittle, Rex Morris, ts; Alex Leslie, bs; Derek Smith, p; Jack Seymour, b; Allan Ganley, d. 1 Jun 1954.

    • I Hear Music.
    • Salvo.
    • Box 403 CD 1.
  • Cleo Laine and the Keith Christie Quintet

    You've Done Something to my heart

    Composer: Gay / Eyton / Grant Performers: Cleo Laine, voc; Keith Christie, tb; Johnny Dankworth, cl, as; Bill Le Sage, vib, p; Bill Sutcliffe, b; Allan Ganley, d. 3 Mar 1955.

    • I Hear Music.
    • Salvo.
    • Box 403 CD 3.
  • Derek Smith Trio

    Silverside

    Composer: Smith Performers: Derek Smith, p; Sammy Stokes, b; Allan Ganley, d. 1956.

    • Nixa Jazz Today Series Piano Moods, Vol. 1.
    • Nixa.
    • NJE 1018.
  • Melody Maker All Stars

    Top Score

    Composer: Dankworth [?] Performers: Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Bert Courtley, tp; George Chisholm, Keith Christie, Don Lusher, tb; Joe Harriott, as; Don Rendell, Jimmy Skidmore, ts; Harry Klein, bs; Bill Le Sage, vib; Dave Lee, p; Johnny Hawksworth, b; Allan Ganley, d. Oct 1957.

    • Too Hot - The Best of British Mainstream Jazz.
    • Castle Music / Sanctuary.
    • 992 CD 1.
  • Ronnie Scott New Quintet

    Speak Low

    Composer: Kurt Weill, Nash Performers: Ronnie Scott, ts; Jimmy Deuchar, tp; Terry Shannon, p; Lennie Bush, b; Allan Ganley, d. 29 Oct 1956.

    • Boppin’ with Scott.
    • Proper.
    • Box 131 CD 4.
  • Tubby Hayes

    Down in the Village

    Composer: Tubby Hayes Performers: Tubby Hayes, ts, vib; Jimmy Deuchar, tp; Gordon Beck, p; Freddie Logan, b; Allan Ganley, d. 17/18 May 1962.

    • Down in the Village:.
    • Universal.
    • UCJU-9045.
  • Ronnie Ross and Allan Ganley’s Jazzmakers

    The Moonbather

    Composer: Ganley Performers: Art Ellefson, ts; Ronnie Ross, as, bs; Stan Jones, p; Stan Wasser, b; Allan Ganley, d. 23 Sep 1959.

    • The Jazzmakers.
    • Ember Records.
    • WS 801.
  • Cleo Laine and John Dankworth Quintet plus guests

    A Child Is Born

    Composer: Wilder / Jones Performers: Cleo Laine, voc; John Dankworth, as; Mark Nightingale, tb; John Horler, p; Malcolm Creese, b; Allan Ganley, d; plus Anthony Kerr, vib; Andy Panayi, fl; Christian Garrick, vn; Matt Skelton, perc. 1999.

    • Christmas at the Stables.
    • Audio-B.
    • 5011.
  • George Shearing Quintet and the Robert Farnon Orchestra

    Put on a Happy Face

    Composer: A. Strouse Performers: George Shearing, p; Neil Swainson, b; Allan Ganley, d; Frank Ricotti, vib; Louis Stewart, g; plus the Robert Farnon Orchestra. Sep 1992.

    • How Beautiful is Night.
    • Telarc.
    • 83325.
  • Allan Ganley Jazz Legacy

    June Time

    Composer: Allan Ganley Performers: Simon Gardner, Tony Fisher, Henry Lowther, Martin Shaw, Mike Lovatt, tp; Mark Nightingale, Cliff Hardie, Gordon Campbell, Bill Geldard, Ashley Horton, tb; Andy Mackintosh, Julian Siegal, Alan Barnes, Roy Willox, Jimmy Hastings, s; John Horler, p; Phil Lee, g; Malcolm Creese, b; Mike Smith, d. Mar 17th, 2009.

    • June Time.
    • Vocalion.
    • CDSML 8454.

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