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Bending the Notes

Geoffrey Smith celebrates the myriad pleasures of jazz with a survey of the unique art of 'bending notes', from Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong to Iain Ballamy and Sonny Rollins.

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music.
In this first programme in the series, Geoffrey celebrates the myriad pleasures of jazz with a survey of the unique art of "bending notes", from Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong to Iain Ballamy and Sonny Rollins.
email: gsj@bbc.co.uk.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 6 May 2012 00:00

Music Played

  • Juanita Hall

    After You've Gone

    • Juanita Hall Sings the Blues.
    • Fresh Sounds.
    • FRSCD68 (1).
  • Coleman Hawkins

    If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

    • Coleman Hawkins.
    • Verve.
    • 549-085.
  • Bessie Smith

    Bessie SMITH Baby doll

    • Bessie Smith: Volume 3.
    • Columbia.
    • 4721892 (2).
  • Billie Holiday

    Night And Day

    • Lady Day: The Very Best of Billie Holiday.
    • Columbia.
    • MOODCD-52.
  • Kansas City Six

    Three Little Words

    • Kansas City 5, 6 & 7.
    • Classics.
    • Classics-912.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Blue Monk

    • Thelonius Alone in San Francisco.
    • Riverside.
    • 1862312 (1).
  • Ben Webster

    That's All

    • King of the Tenors.
    • Verve.
    • 519-8062.
  • Iain Ballamy

    The Way You Look Tonight

    • The Little Radio.
    • Sound.
    • CD-1005.
  • The Ornette Coleman Quartet

    Ramblin'

    • Change of the Century.
    • Atlantic.
    • 7567--81341-2.
  • Louis Armstrong

    On The Sunny Side Of The Street

    • C'est Ci Bon.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox-24.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Four

    • Sonny Rollins & Co. 1964.
    • Bluebird RCA.
    • 74321257672.
    • 4.

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