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Fairfield Halls 50th Anniversary

Julian Joseph celebrates the 50th anniversary of the famous jazz venue the Fairfield Halls in Croydon. With music from the Alan Barnes Quarte.

Since its opening by the Queen Mother in 1962, the Fairfield Halls in Croydon has hosted just about every major name in Jazz over the last 50 years. Jazz Line-Up presented by Julian Joseph recalls some of the classic names over the years with music provided by the Alan Barnes Quartet, who will play music by Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Art Pepper, George Shearing and Coleman Hawkins, plus the memories of the Hall recalled by Radio 3's Alyn Shipton, and professor Jiggs Whigham, guest conductor of the BBC Big Band.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Alan Barnes Quartet

    Bean and The Boys

    Artists: Alan Barnes (Reeds), Dave Newton (Piano), Chris Hill (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Coleman Hawkins BBC Recording, recorded at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Friday 26th October 2012.

  • Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

    Intermission Riff

    Composer: Wetzel

    • Recorded Live in 1972.
    • London 820 4662.
  • Alan Barnes Quartet

    Woody 'n' You

    Artists: Alan Barnes (Reeds), Dave Newton (Piano), Chris Hill (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Dizzy Gillespie BBC Recording, recorded at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Friday 26th October 2012.

  • Alan Barnes Quartet

    Chelsea Bridge

    Artists: Alan Barnes (Reeds), Dave Newton (Piano), Chris Hill (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Billy Strayhorn BBC Recording, recorded at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Friday 26th October 2012.

  • Julian Joseph (Piano)

    Prelude To A Kiss

    Composer: Duke Ellington BBC Recording, recorded at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Friday 26th October 2012.

  • Ornette Coleman

    Dough Nuts

    Performers: Ornette Coleman (Sax), David Izenzon (Bass), Charles Moffett (Drums) Composer: Ornette Coleman

    • Ornette Coleman in Europe.
    • Polydor 2383 091 B.
  • Sonny Rollins (Sax), Sonny Clark (Piano), Percy Heath (Bass), Roy Hayes (Drums)

    Just In Time

    Composer: Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green

    • The Sound of Sonny Rollins.
    • Riverside RCD 30186.
  • Acker Bilk

    Stranger On The Shore

    Composer: Acker Bilk

    • Jukebox Instrumentals Vol.2.
    • Old Gold OG 3721.
  • Alan Barnes Quartet

    Line for Lyons

    Artists: Alan Barnes (Reeds), Dave Newton (Piano), Chris Hill (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Gerry Mulligan BBC Recording, recorded at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Friday 26th October 2012.

  • Alan Barnes Quartet

    In Your Own Sweet Way

    Artists: Alan Barnes (Reeds), Dave Newton (Piano), Chris Hill (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Dave Brubeck BBC Recording, recorded at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Friday 26th October 2012.

  • Alan Barnes Quartet

    The Goof and I

    Artists: Alan Barnes (Reeds), Dave Newton (Piano), Chris Hill (Bass), Steve Brown (Drums) Composer: Alvin G Cohn BBC Recording, recorded at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Friday 26th October 2012.

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