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Review of 2012

Geoffrey Smith looks back at the last eight months of Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, responding to listeners' suggestions and delights. Count on a rich mix from the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Pee Wee Russell, just for starters.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Thelonious Monk


    Composer: G & I Gershwin Performers: Thelonious Monk, p; Oscar Pettiford, b; Art Blakey, d. 1955

    • The Unique.
    • Riverside.
    • VDJ1528 (1); Tr.1.
  • Jo Jones

    Little Susie

    Composer: Bryant / Bryant / Jones Performers: Ray Bryant, p; Tommy Bryant, b; Jo Jones, d. 1959

    • The Jo Jones Trio.
    • Top Rank.
    • 35 039. S2/6.
  • Charlie Parker

    Sepian Bounce

    Composer: Hall / McShann Performers: Charlie Parker with Jay McShann and his Orchestra: Charlie Parker, as; Buddy Anderson, Bob Merrill, Orville Minor, t; Lawrence Anderson, Taswell Baird, tb; John Jackson, as; Fred Culliver, Bob Mabane, ts; Jay McShann, p; Leonard Enois, g; Gene Ramey, b; Doc West, d. Skipper Hall, William J. Scott, arr. July 1942

    • Ken Burns Jazz: Charlie Parker.
    • Verve.
    • 549 0843. Tr.1.
  • Frankie Newton

    The Onyx Hop

    Composer: Newton Performers: Frankie Newton and his Uptown Serenaders: Frankie Newton, t, arr; Pete Brown, Edmond Hall, cl; Pete Brown, Gene Johnson, as; Cecil Scott, ts; Don Frye, p; Frank Rich, g; John Kirby, b; O’Neill Spencer, d. 1937

    • Swing Street – Vol 2.
    • Columbia.
    • SX 1506. S1/5.
  • Hal Singer

    Fancy Pants

    Composer: Shavers Performers: Hal Singer, ts; Charlie Shavers, t; Ray Bryant, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Osie Johnson, d. 1959.

    • Blue Stompin’.
    • Esquire.
    • 32 122. S2/2.
  • Wynton Marsalis

    Red Hot Pepper

    Composer: Morton Performers: Wynton Marsalis, t; Wes Anderson as, Wycliffe Gordon, tb, t; Victor Goines, ts,Lucien Barbarin, tb; Michael White cl; Eric Lewis, p; Donald Vappie, g; Reginald Veal, b; Herlin Riley, d. 1999

    • Mr Jelly Lord: Standard Time, vol 6.
    • Columbia /Sony Classical.
    • CK 69872. Tr. 1.
  • Max Kaminsky

    Stuyvesant Blues

    Composer: Russell Performers: Max Kaminsky and his Dixieland Band: Max Kaminsky, t; Pee Wee Russell, cl; Miff Mole, tb; Joe Sullivan, p; Jack Lesberg, b; George Wettling, d. 1954

    • Windy City Jazz.
    • Concert Hall Society.
    • CHJ-1009. S2/3.
  • Ralph Sutton


    Composer: Ford / Morgan / Swanstrom Performers: Ralph Sutton, p; Bob Barnard, t; Milt Hinton, b; Len Barnard, d. August 1983

    • Partners in Crime.
    • Sackville.
    • SKCD22023 (1); Tr.4.
  • Stefano Bollani

    Maple Leaf Rag

    Composer: Scott Joplin Performers: Stefano Bollani, p. 2005

    • Piano Solo.
    • ECM.
    • 9877372 (1); Tr. 14.
  • Stan Tracey

    Pudding and Mince

    Composer: Tracey Performers: Stan Tracey Quartet: Stan Tracey, p; Simon Allen, as; Andy Cleyndert, b; Clark Tracey, d. 2011

    • A Child’s Christmas: Jazz Suite.
    • Resteamed Jazz.
    • RSJ 111; Tr. 11.
  • Sonny Rollins

    God Bless the Child

    Composer: Holiday / Herzog Performers: Sonny Rollins, ts; Jim Hall, g; Bob Cranshaw, b; Ben Riley, d. 1962

    • The Bridge.
    • Bluebird.
    • ND90633 (1); Tr. 5.