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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests including tracks with blues, soul and gospel infuences by the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Lou Donaldson. There are performances from two powerhouse duos - McCoy Tyner & John Scofield and Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington.

1 hour

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Sat 13 Aug 2011 17:30

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.
  • Bunk Johnson

    Tishomingo Blues

    Composer: Spencer Williams Performers: Bunk Johnson & his New Orleans Band: Willie Bunk Johnson (tp), Jim Robinson (tb), George Lewis (cl), Alton Purnell (p), Lawrence Marrero (bj), Alcide “Slow Drag” Pavageau (b), Warren ‘Baby’ Dodds (d) Recorded: 21 November 1945

    • Bunk Johnson – The Complete Deccas, Victors and V Discs Plus Alternate Takes – November 1945-January 1946.
    • Document Records DOCD 1001.
    • 3 3’19”.
  • The Crouch End All-Stars

    Baby, Won't you Please Come Home

    Composer: Warfield & Williams Performers: John Keen (tp), Ken Blakemore (tb), Hilary Graham (banjo), Ian Christie (cl), Graham Tayar (p), Jim Bray (b), Ken Pring (d) Recorded: 1986

    • The Crouch End All-Stars ‘Sunday Best’.
    • Jazzology J148.
  • Count Basie & His Orchestra

    London Bridge is Fallin' Down

    Composer: Schuster-Bear-Seymour Performers: Count Basie (p), Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Karl George (t), Dicky Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor (tb), Earl Warren, Jack Washington (as), Herschel Evans, Lester Young (cl), Freddy Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d), Jimmy Rushing (v) Recorded: 22 August 1938

    • Count Basie and his Orchestra 1938-1939.
    • Classics 5504.
    • 10 2’58”.
  • Warren Vache & Brian Lemon - Nagasaki (take 4)

    Composer: Harry Warren Performers: Warren Vaché (cornet), Brian Lemon (piano) Recorded: December 1995

  • Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

    I'm Just a Lucky So and So

    Composer: Ellington and David Performers: Louis Armstrong (v), Duke Ellington (p), Mort Herbert (b), Danny Barcelona (d) Recorded: April 1961

    • Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington – The Great Summit – The Master Takes.
    • Roulette Jazz 7243 52454723.
    • 2 3’06”.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    'Bout to Wail

    Composer: Gillespie Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, Taft Jordan, Ermet Perry, Ernie Royal (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Matthew Gee, Jimmy Wilkins (tb), Hilton Jefferson, Gigi Gryce (as), Budd Johnson, Ernie Wilkins (ts), Sahib Shihab (bs), Wade Legge (p), Nelson Boyd (b), Charlie Persip (d) Recorded: September 1955 New York

    • The Big Band Sound of Dizzy Gillespie.
    • Verve 2317 080.
  • McCoy Tyner

    Here's That Rainy Day

    Composer: Burke, Van Heusen Performers: McCoy Tyner (p) John Scofield (g) Recorded: 27 November 1989

    • Things Ain’t What They Used to Be.
    • Blue Note CDP 7935982.
    • 4 6’02”.
  • Lou Donaldson

    Rev. Moses

    Composer: Donaldson Performers: Lou Donaldson (as), Melvin Lastie Snr. (cornet), George Benson (g), Lonnie Smith (organ), Leo Morris (d) Recorded: 1967

    • The Best of Lou Donaldson – the righteous reed!.
    • Blue Note CDP 8307212.
    • 2 6’26”.
  • The Modern Jazz Quartet

    Nature Boy

    Composer: Eden-Ahbez Performers: Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d) Recorded: June 1985

    • The Best of the Modern Jazz Quartet.
    • Pablo CDPBM003.
    • 5 5’00”.
  • Coleman Hawkins

    Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

    Composer: Trad. arr. Coleman Hawkins Performers: Coleman Hawkins (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Major Holley (b), Ed Locke (d) Recorded: August 1962

    • Hawkins! Alive! At the Village Gate.
    • Verve VLP 9044.

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