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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests, featuring the vocal stylings of Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day and Kurt Elling.

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1 hour

Last on

Sat 11 Jun 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.
  • Saints Jazz Band

    I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl

    Composer: Von Tilzer/Dillon Performers: Mick McNama (tp), Ron Simpson (tb), Alan Radcliffe (cl), John Fish (p), Jim Lolley (bj), Thomas Gregory (b), John Mills (d) Recorded: 14 July 1951

    • The Saints Jazz Band.
    • Lake LACD105.
    • 1 5’12”.
  • Louis Armstrong

    I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues

    Composer: Arlen/Kochler Performers: Louis Armstrong (v & tp), Recorded: 1933

    • Young Louis Armstrong 1930-1933.
    • RCA NL89747.
    • 11 3’00”.
  • Artie Shaw


    Composer: Jerome Kern-Otto Harbach Performers: Artie Shaw (cl), Hank Jones (p), Joe Puma (g), Tommy Potter (b), Irv Kluger (d) Recorded: c. June 1954

    • Artie Shaw – Self Portrait.
    • Bluebird 09026 638082.
  • Anita O’Day

    Anita O'Day - How High the Moon

    Composer: Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis Performers: Anita O’Day (v), Studio Orchestra led by Ralph Burns or Benny Carter including Ray Lynn (tp), Ray Sims (tb), Benny Carter (as) Ralph Burns (p), Don Lamond (d) Recorded: 1948

  • Al Cohn

    Serenade for Kathy

    Composer: Cohn Performers: Al Cohn (ts), Joe Newman (tp), Bill Byers & Eddie Burt (tb), Hal McKusick & Gene Quill (as) Sol Schlinger (bs), Sandford Gold (p), Billy Bauer (g), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d) Recorded: 26th October 1954

    • The Giants in Charlie’s Tavern.
    • HMV 7eg 8113.
  • Kurt Elling

    Kurt Elling - Steppin' Out

    Composer: Joe Jackson Performers: Kurt Elling (v), John Mclean (g), Laurence Hobgood (p), John Patitucci (b), Kobie Watkins, Lenny Castro (d) Recorded: March 2010

  • Chick Corea

    Chick Corea - Spain

    Composer: Corea Performers: Chick Corea (p), John Patitucci (b), Dave Weckl (d) Recorded: 1989

  • Art Blakey

    Art Blakey - Skylark

    Composer: Carmichael-Mercer Performers: Freddie Hubbard (tp), Art Blakey (d), Curtis Fuller (tb) , Wayne Shorter (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Reggie Workman (b) Recorded: October 1962

  • Count Basie

    Corner Pocket

    Composer: Freddie Green Performers: Count Basie (p), Marshal Royal, Bobby Plater (as) Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Eric Dixon (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bs), Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Gene Goe, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Oscar Brashear (tp), Grover Mitchell, Richard Boone, Bill Hughes, Frank Hooks (tb), Freddie Green (g), Norman Keenan (b), Harold Jones (d) Recorded: 1969

    • Standing Ovation.
    • Jasmine JAS 30.
  • Joe Newman & Joe Wilder

    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Composer: Julia Ward Howe/trad Performers: Joe Newman (tp), Joe Wilder (tp), Hank Jones (p), Rufus Reid (b), Marvin “Smitty” Smith Recorded: May 1984

    • Hangin’ Out.
    • Concord Jazz CJ 262.


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