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Because summer should be a time for fun, Geoffrey Smith's Jazz entertains the humorous and curious, from a sanctified Louis Armstrong to Iain Ballamy channelling Erik Satie to Don Ellis in a feline frenzy - just for starters.

1 hour

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Sun 7 Jul 2013 00:00

Music Played

  • Clark Terry

    In Orbit

    Composer: Terry Performers: Clark Terry, flugelhorn; Thelonious Monk, p; Sam Jones, b; Philly Joe Jones, d. May 1958

    • In Orbit.
    • Riverside.
    • OJCCD3022(1); Tr.1 (4.38).
  • Bill Harris

    Just One More Chance

    Composer: Coslow-Johnston, Famous Performers: Bill Harris, tb; Ben Webster, ts; Jimmy Rowles, p; Red Mitchell, b; Stan Levey, d. 1957

    • Bill Harris and Friends.
    • Fantasy.
    • OJC 083. S1/4 (2.26).
  • Louis Armstrong

    The Lonesome Road

    Composer: Austin, Shilkret Performers: Louis Armstrong, t, v; Zilner Randolph, t; Preston Jackson, tb; Lester Boone, cl, as; George James, cl, as, ss; Albert Washington, cl, ts; Charlie Alexander, p; Mike McKendrick, bj, g; John Lindsay, b; Tubby Hall, d. 6 November 1931

    • Big Bands Volume 2 1913 - 1932.
    • JSPCD.
    • 306 Tr. 12 (3.28).
  • Duke Ellington


    Composer: Lewis, Young, Akst Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, v, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Fred Guy, bj, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d, v. 9 February 1932

    • Jubilee Stomp.
    • Bluebird.
    • 74321110115. Tr.13 (2.54).
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Monologue (Pretty and the Wolf)

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Jimmy Hamilton, cl; Russell Procope, Willie Smith, as; Harry Carney, bcl; Wendell Marshall, b; Louie Bellson, d; Duke Ellington, narrator. 10 May 1951

    • Love You Madly.
    • Naxos.
    • 8120814 (1); Tr.10 (2.11).
  • Iain Ballamy with Stian Carstensen

    Je Te Veux

    Composer: Satie Performers: Iain Ballamy, ts and Stian Carstensen, accordion April 2003

    • The Little Radio.
    • Sound.
    • CD 1005. Tr. 2 (6.01).
  • Jelly Roll Morton

    The Animule Dance, Pt. 1 & 2.

    Composer: Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton, p, v. 1938

    • The Complete Library of Congress Recordings.
    • Rounder.
    • 11661-1891-2 DG01. D3, Tr. 9-10.
  • Papa Laine’s Children

    Postman's Lament

    Composer: Wiggs Performers: Johnny Wiggs, c; Harry Shields, cl; Tom Brown, tb; Stanley Mendelson, p; Dr. Edmund Souchon, g, ?v; Sherwood Mangiapane, b, ?v. 1951.

    • Early Coloured and Late White New Orleans Jazz.
    • Oriole.
    • MG20002. A4 (5.10).
  • Meade Lux Lewis

    Nineteen Ways of Playing a Chorus

    Composer: Lewis Performers: Meade Lux Lewis, harpsichord. 9 April 1941

    • Meade Lux Lewis 1939 - 1941.
    • Classics.
    • Classics 743 (1); Tr. 16 (4.02).
  • Helen Humes

    Million Dollar Secret

    Composer: Humes Performers: Helen Humes, v; Roy Milton’s Orchestra. 1950

    • N/A.
    • Vogue.
    • V2048 (1); Tr. 1 (3.08).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    My Man

    Composer: Yvain, Charles, Pollock, Willemetz Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, t; Junior Mance, p; Les Spann, g; Sam Jones, b; Lex Humphries, d. 17 February 1959

    • Dizzy Gillespie Quintet 1959.
    • Fresh Sounds Records.
    • FSR-CD 580. D1, Tr. 2 (4.14).
  • Don Ellis

    Pussy Wiggle Stomp

    Composer: Ellis Performers: Don Ellis, tpt; Frank Strozier, cl, as; Ron Starr, ss, as, cl; Sam Falzone, ts; John Klemmer, ts, cl; John Magruder, bs; Glen Stuart, Stu Blumberg, t; John Rosenberg, Bob Harmon, t, flg; Ernie Carlson, Glenn Ferris, tb; Terry Woodson, btb; Pete Robinson, clv, p; Ray Neapolitan, bs; Doug Bixby, tba; Ralph Humphrey, d; Gene Strimling, perc; Lee Pastora, conga. 1968

    • Autumn.
    • CBS.
    • 63503. S1/3 (6.35).