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Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music.
A special, Olympics-themed edition including gladiatorial displays from the likes of Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 5 Aug 2012 00:00

Music Played

  • New Orleans Feetwarmers

    I've Found A New Baby

    Composer: Spencer Williams Performers: Tommy Ladnier, tpt; Teddy Nixon, tb; Sidney Bechet, cl/ ss; Henry Duncan, p; Wilson Myers, b; Morrison Morland, d.

    • Sindey Bechet Classics.
    • Classics.
    • Classics 583 Track 11.
  • Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Dr. Jekyll

    Composer: Jackie McLean Performers: Miles Davis, tpt; Cannonball Adderley, as; John Coltrane, ts; Red Garland, p; Paul Chambers, b; Philly Joe Jones, d.

    • Milestones.
    • Columbia.
    • CBS 460827 2 Track 1.
  • Dexter Gordon

    The Chase

    Composer: Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray Performers: Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, ts; Jimmy Bunn, p; Red Callender, b; Chuck Thompson, d.

    • Dexter Gordon Classics.
    • Classics.
    • Classics 999 Track 15-16.
  • Metronome All-Stars Band


    Composer: Pete Rugolo Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, tpt; Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson, tb; Buddy De Franco, cl; Charlie Parker, as; Charlie Ventura, ts; Ernie Caceres, bs; Lennie Tristano, p; Billy Bauer, g; Eddie Safranski, b; Shelly Manne, d.

    • The Metronome All-Star Bands.
    • Bluebird.
    • ND87636 Track 12.
  • Nat King Cole


    Composer: n/a ‘ad lib’ Performers: JJ Johnson, tb; Illinois Jacquet, ts; Jack McVea, ts; Les Paul, g; Johnny Miller, b; Lee Young

    • Nat King Cole -The Complete JATP Performances.
    • Definitive.
    • DRCD11144 Track 3.
  • Jazz at The Philharmonic

    Oh, Lady Be Good

    Composer: Gershwin, Gershwin Performers: Al Killian, Howards McGhee, tpt; Charlie Parker, Willie Smith, as; Lester Young, ts; Arnold Ross, p; Billy Hadnott, b; Lee Young, d; Jan 28 1946

    • Jazz at the Philharmonic, The First Ten Years – Disc Two: JAPT Blues.
    • Properbox.
    • Properbox 82 CD 2 Track 1.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Mack The Knife

    Composer: Kurt Weill, B Brecht, M Blitzstein Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, voc; Paul Smith, p; Jim Hall, g; Wilfred Middlebrooks, b; Gus Johnson, d.

    • Ella Fitzgerald, Ken Burns Jazz.
    • Verve.
    • 549 087-2 Track 13.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    The Eternal Triangle

    Composer: Sonny Stitt Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, tp; Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, ts; Ray Bryant, p; Tommy Bryant, b; Charlie Persip, d.

    • The Eternal Triangles.
    • Fresh Sound Records.
    • FSR-CD 558 CD 1 Track 7.