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Sound of Cinema

From The Benny Goodman Story and The Man with the Golden Arm to Lester Young Jammin' the Blues, Geoffrey Smith selects some key moments from jazz movies for Radio 3's Sound of Cinema season.

1 hour

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  • Benny Goodman

    China Boy

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d. 1955.

    Composer: Winfree, Boutelje

    • The Benny Goodman Story.
    • MCA.
    • MCAD4055. Tr. 14 (3.36).
  • Billie Holiday

    Saddest Tale

    Performer: Billie Holiday, v; Duke Ellington, p; ldr; Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams, t; Rex Stewart, c; Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb;. Performer: Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, cl, ss, ts; Harry Carney, cl, as, bs; Fred Guy, f; Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d. December 1934.

    Composer: Ellington

    • Symphony in Black.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C3K 47724. Tr. 5 (2.52).
  • Duke Ellington

    Ebony Rhapsody

    Performer: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss;. Performer: Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d. 12 April 1934.

    Composer: Coslow, Johnson

    • Jubliee Stomp.
    • Bluebird.
    • 74321 101532 (1); Tr.18 (3.23).
  • Louis Armstrong

    Ain't it the Truth

    Performer: Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra 28 August 1942.

    Composer: Arlen, Harburg

    • Cabin in the Sky.
    • Premier Soundtracks.
    • CDODEON31 (1); TR. 13 (5.24).
  • Fats Waller

    Ain't Misbehavin

    Performer: Fats Waller p,v; Benny Carter, t; Alton Moore, tb; Gene Porter, cl; Irving Ashby, g; Slam Stewart, b; Zutty Singleton, d.23 January 1943.

    Composer: Brooks, Waller, Razaf

    • Stormy Weather.
    • Past Perfect.
    • PPCD 78118. Tr. 25 (3.58).
  • Elmer Bernstein

    Frankie Machine

    Performer: Conte Candoli, Bob Fleming, Buddy Childers, Ray Linn, Cecil Reed, t; Pete Candoli, t, flg; Milt Bernhart, Ray Sims, Harry Betts, Jimmy Henderson, Albert Anderson, George Roberts, tb; Jack Montrose, Ted Nash, Jerome Kasper, s. Performer: Martin Ruderman, Sylvia Ruderman, fl; Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Holman, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, reeds; Arnold Koblentz, oboe; Jack Marsh, Fowler Friedlander, bassoon; Mitchell Lurie, Nick Fera, cl;. Performer: Joseph Eger, Arthur Frantz, Dick Perissi, frh; Sam Rice, tu; Chauncey Haines, novachord; Anatol Kaminsky, Israel Baker, vn; Milton Thomas, Philip Goldberg, viola; Armand Kaproff, c; Ray Turner, Lou Levy, Pete Jolly, p;. Performer: Ralph Pena, Joe Mondragon, Abe Luboff, b; Milt Holland, Lee Previn, perc; Shorty Rogers, flugelhorn, arr; Shelly Manne, d. 1955.

    Composer: Bernstein

    • The Man with the Golden Arm.
    • Moochin’ About.
    • MOOCHIN01); D2, Tr. 3 (4.55).
  • Gerry Mulligan

    Black Nightgown

    Performer: Gerry Mulligan, bs, p, arr; Nick Travis, Clark Terry, Don Ferrara, t; Bob Brookmeyer, Willie Dennis, Alan Ralph, tb; Gene Quill, cl, as; Bob Donovan, as; Jim Reider, ts; Gene Allen, bs, bcl; Bill Crow, b; Mel Lewis, d. December 1960.

    Composer: Mandel

    • I Want to Live.
    • Verve.
    • V 8396. Tr. 3 (4.05).
  • Jimmy Giuffre

    The Train and the River

    Performer: Jimmy Giuffre, cl, ts, bs; Bob Brookmeyer, tb; Jim Hall, g. 1958.

    Composer: Giuffre

    • Hollywood and Newport 1957 - 1958.
    • Fresh Sound Records.
    • FSCD 1026 (4.46).
  • Robert Altman

    Yeah, Man

    Performer: Nicholas Payton, t; James Zollar, t; Olu Dara, c; Curtis Fowlkew, tb; Clark Gayton, tb; Jesse Davis, as; James Carter, ts; Craig Handy, ts; Joshua Redman, ts; Russell Malone, g; Cyrus Chestnut, p; Ron Carter, b; Victor Lewis, d. May 1995.

    Composer: Robinson, Sissle

    • Kansas City.
    • Verve.
    • 5295542 (1); Tr. 7 (4.59).
  • Lester Young

    Midnight Symphony

    Performer: Harry Edison, t; Lester Young, ts; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; Red Callender, b; Sidney Catlett, d. 1944.

    Composer: Traditional

    • Jammin’ With Lester.
    • Archives of Jazz.
    • 3891182. Tr. 2 (2:57).
  • Lester Young

    On The Sunny Side of the Street

    Performer: Harry Edison, t; Lester Young, ts; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; Red Callender, b; Sidney Catlett, d; Marie Bryant, v. 1944.

    Composer: Fields and McHugh

    • Jammin’ With Lester.
    • Archives of Jazz.
    • 3891182. Tr. 3 (3:07).
  • Lester Young

    Jammin' the Blues

    Performer: Harry Edison, t; Dicky Wells, tb; Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet; Marlowe Morris, p; Barney Kessel, g; John Simmons, b; Jo Jones, d. 1944.

    Composer: Traditional

    • Jammin’ With Lester.
    • Archives of Jazz.
    • 3891182. Tr 2-3; 6 (10.53).

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