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Jazz Portraits

Geoffrey Smith presents a gallery of jazz portraits, including works by Duke Ellington, Stan Tracey and John Surman.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Duke Ellington

    Black Beauty

    Composer: Ellington

    • Blue Feeling.
    • Past Perfect.
    • PPCD 78103. Tr.4.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Stompy Jones

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddy Jenkins, t; Juan Tizol, Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, tb; Johnny Hodges as, ss; Barney Bigard, ts; Harry Carney, bar; Fred Guy, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer,d. 9 January 1934

    • Daybreak Express.
    • RCA Victor.
    • LPV-506. S2/3.
  • Stuff Smith

    You're a Viper

    Composer: Smith Performers: Jonah Jones, t, v; James Sherman, p; Bobby Bennett, g; Mack Walker, b; Cozy Cole, d. 13 March 1936

    • Onyx Club Spree.
    • Topaz.
    • TPZ 1061, Tr.6.
  • Count Basie

    Taps Miller

    Composer: Basie / Russell, arr. Clayton Performers: Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison, Al Killian, t; Dicky Wells, Robert Scott, Eli Robinson, tb; Tab Smith, Earl Warren, Don Byas, Buddy Tate, Jack Washington, s; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d. 1942

    • Basie Boogie.
    • CBS.
    • CBS 21063. S1/3.
  • Art Farmer & Benny Golson

    Killer Joe

    Composer: Golson Performers: Curtis Fuller, tb; McCoy Tyner, p; Addison Farmer, Lex Humphries, d. 6,9, 10 February 1960.

    • Meet the Jazztet.
    • Pye Jazz.
    • NJL 45. S2/5.
  • Woody Herman

    Sister Sadie

    Composer: Silver Performers: Bill Chase, Paul Fontaine, Dave Gale, Ziggy Harrell, Gerry Lamy, t; Jack Gale, Eddie Morgan, Phil Wilson, tb; Gordon Brisker, Larry Cavelli, Sal Nistico, ts; Gene Allen, bs; Nat Pierce, p; Chuck Andrus, b; Jake Hanna, d. 15,16 October 1962.

    • Jazz Masters 54: Woody Herman.
    • Verve.
    • 5299032. Tr.2.
  • John Coltrane

    Naima

    Composer: Coltrane Performers: Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. 2 December 1959

    • Giant Steps.
    • Atlantic.
    • 81227 3610-2. Tr.6.
  • Jaki Byard

    Tillie Butterball

    Composer: Byard

    • Hi-Fly.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • OJCCD 1874; Tr.2.
  • Kenny Wheeler

    Propheticape

    Composer: Dankworth / Wheeler Performers: Derek Watkins, Henry Shaw, Henry Lowther, Les Condon, t; Chris Pyne, Mike Gibbs, tb; John Dankworth, Ray Swinfield, Tony Robert, Tony Coe, s; Alf Reece, Dick Hart, tb; Bob Cornford, Alan Brascombe, p; John McLaughlin, g; Dave Holland, b; John Spooner, d; Tristan Fry, per. March 1968

    • Windmill Tilter: The Story of Don Quixote.
    • BGO Records.
    • BGOCD944. Tr. 7.
  • Ornette Coleman

    The Sphinx

    Composer: Coleman Performers: Don Cherry, t; Walter Norris, p; Don Payne, b; Billy Higgins, d. 10 and 22 February, 24 March 1958.

    • Something Else!.
    • Contemporary.
    • OJCCD 1632 (1); Tr.9.
  • Stan Tracey

    Alice in Jazz Land

    Composer: Tracey Performers: Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Ian Hamer, Les Condon, t; Keith Christie, Chris Smith, Wally Smith, tb; Alan Branscombe, Ronnie Baker, as; Ronnie Scott, Bobby Wellins, ts; Harry Klein, bs; Jeff Clyne, b; Ronnie Stephenson, d.

    • Alive in Jazz Land.
    • Columbia.
    • SCX 6051. S1/1.
  • John Surman

    Hilltop Dancer

    Composer: Surman Performers: John Abercrombie, g; Drew Gress, b; Jack DeJohnette, d. September 2007.

    • Brewster’s Rooster.
    • ECM.
    • ECM 2048. Tr.2;.

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