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Geoffrey Smith presents listeners' jazz requests, including Duke Ellington, Stan Tracey, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Sarah Vaughan, John Coltrane and Julian Lage.

Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests including a couple of seasonal offerings: Sarah Vaughan recalls September in the Rain while Chet Baker and Paul Desmond kick around Autumn Leaves. Teddy Layton performs Snag It and Duke Ellington leads the Jubilee Stomp. Bill Coleman admits I'm In The Mood for Love but Nina Simone warns My Baby Just Cares for Me. Stan Tracey paints a Portrait of A Queen and Bill Evans salutes his step-daughter Maxine. John Coltrane declares I Hear A Rhapsody, guitaist Julian Lage and pianist Taylor Eigsti are All Blues and Miles Davis takes Seven Steps to Heaven.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 24 Sep 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.
  • Teddy Layton

    Snag It

    Composer: Oliver Performers: Teddy Layton (cl), Trevor Williams (tp), Bill Cotton, (bjo) Pete Strange (tb), Jim Goudie (b), Laurie Chescoe (d) Recorded: November 1957

    • Cool Traditional Jazz.
    • Parlophone GEP 8714.
  • Duke Ellington

    Jubilee Stomp

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf, Arthur Whetsol (tp), Joe ‘Tricky Sam’ Nanton (tb), Barney Bigard, Otto Hardwick, Harry Carney (reeds), Otto Hardwick (cl), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (banjo), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d) Recorded: 26 March 1928

    • Jubilee Stomp.
    • RCA 74321101532.
    • 1 2’35”.
  • Bill Coleman

    I'm in the Mood for Love

    Composer: McHugh, Fields Performers: Bill Coleman (tp), Herman Chittison (p) Recorded: 31 January 1936

    • Hangin’ Around.
    • Topaz 1040.
    • 4 3’05”.
  • Nina Simone

    My Baby Just Cares For Me

    Composer: Kahn/Donaldson Performers: Nina Simone (v & p), Jimmy Bond (b), Albert Heath (d) Recorded: 1957

    • My Baby Just Cares for Me.
    • Charly CD Charly 6.
    • 1 3’37”.
  • Stan Tracey

    Portrait of a Queen

    Composer: McHugh, Fields Performers: Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Ian Hamer, Les Condon (tp), Keith Christie, Chris Smith, Wally Smith (tb), Alan Branscombe, Ronnie Baker (as), Ronnie Scott, Bobby Wellins (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Jeff Clyne (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d) Recorded: 1966

    • Alice in Jazz Land.
    • Columbia SCX 6051.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    September in the Rain

    Composer: Warren-Dubin Performers: Sarah Vaughan (v), Jimmy Jones (p), Richard Davis (b), Roy Haynes (d) Recorded: 6 August 1957

    • Sarah Vaughan at Mister Kelly’s.
    • Emarcy 832 7912.
    • 1 2’50”.
  • Chet Baker & Paul Desmond

    Autumn Leaves

    Composer: Kosma, Prevert, Mercer, Parsons Performers: Chet Baker (tp), Paul Desmond (as), Bob James (p), Ron Carter (b), Steve Gadd (d) Recorded: 17 July 1974

    • Together.
    • Epic 4729842.
    • 6 7’00”.
  • Bill Evans


    Composer: Evans Performers: Bill Evans (keyboards) Recorded: 1978

    • New Conversations.
    • Warner BSK 3177.
  • John Coltrane

    I Hear a Rhapsody

    Composer: Fragos, Baker, Gasparre Performers: John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Albert Heath (d) Recorded: 31 May 1957

    • More Lasting Than Bronze.
    • Prestige OJCD 502/A.
  • Julian Lage

    Julian Lage - All Blues

    Composer: Miles Davis Performers: Julian Lage (g), Taylor Eigsti (p) Recorded: 2009

  • Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Seven Steps to Heaven

    Composer: Miles Davis, Victor Feldman Performers: Miles Davis (tp), Herbie Hancock (p), George Coleman (ts) Anthony Williams (d), Ron Carter (b) Recorded: 14 May 1963

    • Seven Steps to Heaven.
    • Columbia 4669702.
    • 2 6’21”.


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