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Jazz Concerts

In the week that marked the 80th anniversary of Benny Goodman's famous Carnegie Hall concert, Geoffrey Smith considers the evolution of jazz in concert, from Spirituals to Swing to Jazz at the Phiharmonic, with star turns by the likes of Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Dinah Washington.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018 00:00

Music Played

  • Benny Goodman

    One O' Clock Jump

    Composer: Eddie Durham, Buster Smith Performers: Benny Goodman, cl; Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, Harry James, t; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, tb; Hymie Schertzer, as; George Koenig, Art Rollini, Babe Russin, reeds; Jess Stacey, p; Allan Reuss, g; Harry Goodman, b; Gene Krupa, d. Carnegie Hall, January 1938. Also available on Columbia/Legacy, C2K 65143. D1, Tr.4

    • Live at Carnegie Hall.
    • CBS.
    • 450983 2, CD 1, Tr.2.
  • Benny Goodman

    Blue Reverie

    Composer: Duke Ellington, Harry Carney Performers: Benny Goodman, cl; Johnny Hodges, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Cootie Williams, t; Vernon Brown, tb; Jess Stacy, p; Harry Goodman, b; Alan Reuss, g; Gene Krupa, d. Carnegie Hall, January 1938. Also available on Columbia/Legacy, C2K 65143. D1, TR.10

    • Live at Carnegie Hall.
    • CBS.
    • 450983 2, CD 1, Tr.7.
  • Pete Johnson and Big Joe Turner

    It's All Right Baby

    Composer: Turner, Johnson Performers: Pete Johnson, p; Big Joe Turner December, v. December 1938, Carnegie Hall

    • From Spirituals to Swing.
    • Vanguard.
    • 3VCD 169/71 2. D1, Tr. 14.
  • Count Basie

    Oh, Lady Be Good

    Composer: Gershwin Performers: Count Basie, Lester Young, sax; Meade Lux Lewis, p; Albert Ammons, p; Charlie Christian, g; Harry Edison, t; Fletcher Henderson, p; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d. Plus members of the Count Basie Orchestra and the Benny Goodman Sextet. December 1939

    • From Spirituals to Swing.
    • Vanguard.
    • 3VCD 169/71 2. D3, Tr.20.
  • Sonny Criss

    Groovin' High

    Composer: Gillespie Performers: Wardell Gray, ts; Sonny Criss, as; Howard McGhee, t; Dodo Marmarosa, p; Red Callendar, b; Jackie Mills, d. April 1947

    • California Boppin’.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • FRSCD156 (1); Tr.1.
  • Charlie Parker

    Embraceable You

    Composer: G & I Gershwin Performers: Roy Eldridge, t; Lester Young, ts; Tommy Turk, tb; Charlie Parker, as; Flip Phillips, ts; Hank Jones, p; Ray Brown, b; Buddy Rich, d. Carnegie Hall September 1949

    • Jazz at the Philharmonic: The First Ten Years.
    • Proper.
    • P 1427. D3, Tr.3.
  • Clifford Brown

    Lover Come Back to Me

    Composer: Romberg, Hammerstein II Performers: Dinah Washington, v; Clark Terry, Clifford Brown, Maynard Ferguson, t; Herb Geller, as; Harold Land, ts; Richie Powell or Junior Mance, p; Keter Betts or George Morrow, b; Max Roach, d. August 1954

    • Clifford Brown and The Ladies of Jazz.
    • Phoenix.
    • 131547. D2, Tr. 6.

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