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Light Fantastic: BBC Big Band

From the Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall, presenter Claire Martin joins the BBC Big Band under Barry Forgie for a performance of classic big band theme tunes.

As part of the BBC's Light Fantastic Festival, Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up is staging the BBC Big Band, conducted by Barry Forgie and staring jazz vocalist and presenter of Jazz Line-Up Claire Martin. They take a trip down memory lane, saluting the broadcasting big bands from the last 80 years. All time classics include Oranges and Lemons, Indian Lament, Caravan, The Man I Love and The Continental. And all this recorded before an audience at The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, on London's Southbank.
BBC Big Band are:- Derek Watkins, Mike Lovatt, Brian Rankine, Martin Shaw (Trumpets), Andy Wood, Pat Hartley, Alistair White, John Higginbotham (Trombones), Howard McGill, Paul Jones, Dave O'Higgins, Jamie Talbot, Gemma Moore (Saxophones), Andy Vinter (Piano), Adam Goldsmith (Guitar), Jeremy Brown (Bass), Tom Gordon (Drums), Anthony Kerr (Vibes and Percussion), Barry Forgie (Conductor.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    It's Just the Time for Dancing

    Composer: Richard Eckersley BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Tiger Rag

    Composer: Nick La Rocca BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Indian Lament

    Composer: Lew Stone BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Caravan

    Composer: Duke Ellington BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor), Claire Martin (Vocal)

    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

    Composer: Manning, Sherwin BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    The Continental

    Composer: Con Conrad BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Big Band Theme Medley

    Composer: Henry Hall, Jack Hilton, Ambrose, Charlie Kunz, Ray Noble, Jack Payne, Carroll Gibbons, Lew Stone, nat Gonella, Victor Sylvester, Roy Fox, Billy Tenant, Jack Jackson, Harry Roy, Billy Cotton Arranger: Barry Forgie BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Ted Heath Signature Tune

    Composer: Ted Heath BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Turn on the Heath

    Composer: Ed Finkle BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    S'Wonderful

    Composer: Gershwin Arranger: John Dankworth BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead

    Composer: Harold Arlen Arranger: Alan Roper BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Cherry

    Composer: Tommy Watt BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    The Sign of the Swinging Cymbal

    Composer: Brian Fahey BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    The Creep

    Composer: Ken Mackintosh BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Theme To Big Band Special

    Composer: Barry Forgie BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Oranges and Lemons

    Composer: Traditional Arranger: Eric Delaney BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor), Claire Martin (Vocal)

    Stolen Moments

    Composer: Oliver Nelson Arranger: Barry Forgie BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor)

    Camptown Races

    Composer: Stephen Foster Arranger: Steve Grey BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

  • BBC Big Band, Barry Forgie (Conductor), Iain MacInnes (Pipes)

    Wry Smiles

    Composer: Barry Forgie BBC Recording, recorded at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London on 25th June 2011

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