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Baroque Spring

As part of Baroque Spring on BBC Radio 3, Alyn Shipton presents a selection of listeners' requests for tracks in which jazz meets Baroque music. There are contributions from Benny Goodman, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jacques Loussier and Respectable Groove amongst others.

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Sat 30 Mar 2013 19:30

Music Played

  • Benny Goodman

    Bach Goes To Town

    Composer: Templeton Performers: Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, Harry James, t; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, tb; Benny Goodman, cl, dir; Dave Matthews, Noni Bernardi, Jerry Jerome, Art Rollini, reeds; Jess Stacy, p; Ben Heller, g; Harry Goodman, b; Buddy Schutz, d. Dec 15, 1938.

    • Essential BG.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 109 CD 3 Track 5 (2.39.
  • Respectable Groove

    The Furies Are Unleashed

    Composer: Purcell arr. Gordon Performers: Evelyn Nallen, recorder; David Gordon, harpsichord; Oli Hayhurst, b; Ichiro Tatsuhara, d. 2005

    • Dido And Aeneas.
    • Mr Sam.
    • CD 003 Track 8 (2.27).
  • Samuel Blaser / Paul Motian

    Reflections on Vespro della Beata Vergine

    Composer: Monteverdi arr. Blaser Performers: Samuel Blaser, tb; Thomas Morgan, b; Russ Lossing, p; Paul Motian d. 2011.

    • Consort in Motion.
    • Kind of Blue.
    • 10046 Track 8 (4.43).
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk

    Fugue'n And Alludin'

    Composer: Kirk Performers: Roland Kirk fl; Bobby Moses, vib. Sept 1964.

    • I Talk With The Spirits.
    • Mercury.
    • LML 4005 S 2, Tr 2 (00.40).
  • Speakeasy String Quartet

    Muskrat Ramble

    Composer: Ory / Gordon Performers: David Laurence Zimbalist, vla, ldr; Craig Fry, Rachel Durling, v; Ellen "Ed" Sanders, vc. 1997

    • Rumble Seat Music.
    • Virus.
    • 10468 Track 13 (2.22).
  • Modern Jazz Quartet / Beaux Arts Quartet


    Composer: Lewis Performers: Milt Jackson, vib; John Lewis, p; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay, d; Gerald Tarak, Alan Martin, vn; Carl Eberl, vl; Joe Tekula, cello. 23 Sept 1959.

    • Third Stream Music.
    • Atlantic.
    • SD1345 S 2, Tr 1 (5.31).
  • The Dowland Project

    Go Crystal Tears

    Composer: John Dowland Performers: John Potter, v; Maya Homburger, vn; Stephen Stubbs, lute; Barry Guy, b; John Surman, bcl. 1999.

    • In Darkness Let Me Dwell.
    • ECM.
    • 476 052-2 Track 13 (7.58).
  • The London Jazz Four


    Composer: Purcell, arr. McNaught Performers: Jim Philip, fl; Mike McNaught, p; Brian Moore, b; Mike Travis, d. 1969.

    • An Elizabethan Songbook.
    • Harkit.
    • CD 8385 Track 7 (2.35).
  • Jenni Molloy

    Little By Little

    Composer: Mollay (after J S Bach) Performers: Jenni Molloy, b; Stuart MacDonald, ss; Chris Sykes perc. March 2009.

    • Bach Reloaded.
    • Jellymould.
    • JJ003 Track 7 (9.05).
  • Bud Powell

    Bud On Bach

    Composer: CPE Bach / Powell Performers: Bud Powell, p, 3 Aug 1957.

    • Best of Bud Powell.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7932042 Track 9 (2.33).
  • Jacques Loussier

    Chorale No 1 BWV 645

    Composer: J S Bach arr. Loussier Performers: Jacques Loussier, p, org; Pierre Michelot, b; Christian Garros, d,

    • Play Bach No 4.
    • Decca.
    • SKL5036 S2, Track 2 (4.57).
  • Johnny Hawksworth

    Dawn Chorus

    Composer: Hawksworth (after Bach) Performers: Tony Coe, cl; Jim Lawless, vib; Johnny Hawksworth, b; Terry Cox, d. 1968

    • Johann Hawksworth Bach.
    • RCA.
    • SF7953, S 1 T 1 (2.18).
  • John Kirby

    Drink To Me Only

    Composer: Trad arr Kirby Performers: Charlie Shavers, t; Buster Bailey, cl; Russell Procope, as; Billy Kyle, p; John Kirby, b; O’Neil Spencer, d; 19 May 1939.

    • Complete Columbia and RCA Recordings.
    • Definitive.
    • 11168 CD 1 Track 7 (3.03).


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