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September Songs

As autumn approaches, Geoffrey Smith plays September songs of all sorts, from George Shearing and Dizzy Gillespie to Sarah Vaughan and Woody Herman.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Chuck Wayne

    September In The Rain

    • George Meets The Lion.
    • Jasmine Records.
    • 1.
  • Dave McKenna & Ruby Braff/Howard Alden

    Indian Summer

    • Ruby Braff and his New England Songhounds Vol. 2.
    • Concord Jazz.
    • 1.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    September Song

    • A Proper Introduction to Sarah Vaughan.
    • Proper Intro CD.
    • 9.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    School Days

    • Dizzy Gillespie at Newport.
    • Verve.
    • 2.
  • The Modern Jazz Quartet

    Autumn In New York

    • Django.
    • Prestige.
    • 16.
  • Gerry Mulligan

    Lullaby Of The Leaves

    • Jeru.
    • Proper.
    • 10.
  • Norma Winstone

    'Tis Autumn

    • Amoroso.... Only More So.
    • Trio Records.
    • 7.
  • Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro & Paul Motian

    Autumn Leaves

    • Portrait In Jazz.
    • Riverside.
    • 2.
  • Shorty Rogers, Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims & Don Lamond

    Summer Sequence

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • 16.

September Songs

Artist: George Shearing          

Title: September in the Rain                       

Composer: Warren / Dublin       

Album: George Meet The Lion 

Label: Jasmine                  

Catalogue Number: JASCD 363, Tr. 1       

Performers:   George Shearing, p; Marjorie Hyams, vib; Chuck Wayne, g; John Levy, b; Denzil Best, d. 17 February 1949


Artist: Ruby Braff                            

Title: Indian Summer                     

Composer: Victor Herbert           

Album: Ruby Braff and his New England Songhounds Vol. 2        

Label: Concord Jazz                        

Catalogue Number: CCD4504 (1); Tr.1    

Performers:  Ruby Braff , t; Scott Hamilton, ts, Dave McKenna, p;  Howard Alden,  g;  Frank Tate, b;  Alan Dawson, d. 30 April 1991.


Artist: Sarah Vaughan                   

Title: September Song                  

Composer: Kurt Weill

Album: A Proper Introduction to Sarah Vaughan              

Label: Proper                    

Catalogue Number: Intro CD 2082. Tr.9;                                                                

Performers:   Sarah Vaughan , v; Clifford Brown, t; Herbie Mann, f; Paul Quinichette, ts; Jimmy Jones, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Roy Haynes, d.  1954


Artist: Dizzy Gillespie                     

Title: School Days                            

Composer: Edwards / Cobb arr, Quincy Jones

Album: Dizzy Gillespie at Newport          

Label: Avid                         

Catalogue Number: AMSC968 D1, Tr.2   

Performers:  Dizzy Gillespie , t; Wynton Kelly, p; Billy Mitchell, ts.  1957


Artist: Modern Jazz Quartet                       

Title: Autumn in New York                          

Composer: Duke             

Album: Django 

Label: Avid                         

Catalogue Number: AMSC 945, CD1, Tr16             

Performers:  John Lewis, p; Milt Jackson, vib; Percy Heath, b; Kenny Clarke, d. 23 December 1953


Artist: Gerry Mulligan                    

Title: Lullaby of the Leaves                          

Composer: Petkere / Young       

Album: Jeru      

Label: Proper                    

Catalogue Number: P1484, CD4, Tr. 10   

Performers:  Bob Brookmeyer, v-tb; Gerry Mulligan, bs; Red Mitchell, b; Frank Isola, d. 5 June 1954.


Artist: Norma Winstone                               

Title: Tis Autumn                             

Composer: Nemo           

Album: Amoroso…Only More So             

Label: Trio                          

Catalogue Number: TR576. D1, Tr.7         

Performers: Norma Winstone, v; Stan Tracey, p; Bobby Wellins, ts; Andy Cleyndert, b; Clark Tracey, d. 2006


Artist: Bill Evans                               

Title: Autumn Leaves                    

Composer: Kosma / Prevert / Mercer    

Album: The Way to Play               

Label: Proper Box                           

Catalogue Number: P1775, CD3, tr. 3      

Performers:   Bill Evans, p; Scott Lafaro, b; Paul Motian, d. 1959


Artist: Woody Herman

Title: Summer Sequence                             

Composer: Burns            

Album: The Woody Herman Story, Blowin Up a Storm   

Label: Proper                    

Catalogue Number: P1159, Tr. 16             

Performers:  Parts 1 – 3: Sonny Berman, Cappy Lewis, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Shorty Rogers, t; Neal Reid, Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, tb; Woody Herman, cl, as; Sam Marowitz, John La Porta, cl, as; Flip Phillips, Mickey Folus, ts, Sam Rubinowitch, bs; Ralph Burns, p; Chuck Wayne, g; Joe Mondragon, b; Red Norvo, vib; Don Lamond, d, 19 September 1946

Part 4: Ernie Royal, cl; Bernie Glow, Stan Fisherson, Shorty Rogers, Marky Markowitz, t; Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift, tb; Woody Herman, cl, as; Sam Marowitz, as; Herbie Steward, as, ts; Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, ts; Serge Chaloff, bs; Fred Otis, p; Gene Sargent, g; Walt Yoder, b; Don Lamond, d. 27 December 1947



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