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Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests. Email

1 hour

Last on

Sat 1 Oct 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.
  • Pete Johnson and Harry James

    Pete Johnson and Harry James - Boo-Woo

    Composer: Spencer Williams Performers: Harry James (tp), Albert Ammons (p), Johnny Williams (b) Eddie Dougherty (d) Recorded: 1939

  • Nik Payton & Bob Wilber

    Scuttlebrook Bounce

    Composer: Bob Wilber Performers: Nik Payton (ts) Bob Wilber (as), Richard Busiakiewicz (p), Dave Green (b), Steve Brown (d) Recorded: August 2007

    • Swinging the Changes.
    • Arbors Records ARCD 19358.
    • 14 3’38”.
  • Wilbur de Paris

    Under the Double Eagle

    Composer: J.F. Wagner Performers: Wilbur De Paris (tb), Sidney de Paris (cornet), Omer Simeon (cl), Don Kirkpatrick (p), Eddie Gibbs (banjo), Harold Jackson (b), Freddie Moore (d) Recorded: September, 1952

    • Marchin’ & Swingin’.
    • London LTZ K 15226.
  • Count Basie

    Song of the Islands

    Composer: King Performers: Count Basie (p), Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Shad Collins (tp), Dicky Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor (tb), Earl Warren, Jack Washington (as), Buddy Tate, Lester Young (ts), Freddy Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d) Recorded: 4 August 1939

    • Count Basie and his Orchestra 1939 Vol 2.
    • Classics 533.
    • 15 3’00”.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    The Champ

    Composer: Gillespie Performers: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), J.J. Johnson (tb), Budd Johnson (ts), Milt Jackson (p and vibes), Percy Heath (b), Art Blakey (d) Recorded: 16 April 1951

    • Dee Gee Days – The Savoy Sessions.
    • Savoy ZD70517.
    • 6 5’37”.
  • Django Bates

    The Importance of Boiling Water

    Composer: Bates Performers: Django Bates (v) The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra Recorded: March 1997

    • Like Life.
    • Storyville STCD4221.
    • 8 4’50”.
  • Respectable Groove

    . .. be happy

    Composer: David Gordon/Henry Purcell Performers: Evelyn Nallen (recorder), David Gordon (harpsichord), Oli Hayhurst (double bass), Ichiro Tatsuhara (percussion) Recorded: 2004

    • Dido & Aeneas.
    • SAMCD003.
    • 5 3’46”.
  • Jean-Luc Ponty

    New Country

    Composer: Ponty Performers: Jean-Luc Ponty (vln, organ & synth), Daryl Stuermer (g), Allan Zavod (p), Tom Fowler (b), Mark Craney (d) Recorded: 1976

    • Imaginary Voyage.
    • Atlantic K 50317.
  • Booker Little

    Bee Tee's Minor Plea

    Composer: Westbury Performers: Booker Little (tp), Wynton Kelly (p), Scott La Faro (b), Roy Haynes (d) Recorded: April 1960

    • Booker Little in New York.
    • Jazz View 013.
    • 3 5’39”.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra


    Composer: Ellington Performers: Ray Nance (cornet), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (cl), Sam Woodyard (d), Duke Ellington’s Orchestra Recorded: 1963

    • Afro-Bossa.
    • Discovery 71002.
    • 1 4’16”.
  • Charlie Parker

    Charlie Parker - The Street Beat

    Composer: Sir Charles Thompson Performers: Charlie Parker (as), Fats Navarro (tp), Bud Powell (p), Curley Russell (b), Art Blakey (d) Recorded: Birdland, New York 17 May 1950


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