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2013 Highlights

Geoffrey Smith looks back at highlights from 2013 with some bonus tracks that missed their chance to appear on the show first time around, including numbers from John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 29 Dec 2013 00:00

Music Played

  • Joe Venuti

    Goin' Places

    Performer: Joe Venuti, vn; Eddie Lang, gu; Arthur Schutt, p. 4 May 1927.

    Composer: Venuti, Lang

    • Stringin' The Blues.
    • Topaz.
    • TPZ 1015. Tr. 5 (2.55).
  • Jack Teagarden

    Makin’ Friends

    Performer: Eddie Condon, bjo; Jimmy McPartland, c; Jack Teagarden, tb; Mezz Mezzrow, cl; Joe Sullivan, p; Art Miller, b; Johnny Powell, d. 30 October 1928.

    Composer: Teagarden, McPartland

    • Jack Teagarden: Father of Jazz Trombone.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 765. Tr.1 (3.03).
  • Charlie Parker


    Performer: Charlie Parker, as; Dizzy Gillespie, t; Bud Powell, p; Charles Mingus, b; Max Roach, d. 15 May 1953.

    Composer: Best

    • Complete Jazz at Massey Hall.
    • Jazz Factory.
    • JFCD 22856. Tr. 12 (6.45).
  • John Coltrane

    Moment's Notice

    Performer: John Coltrane, ts; Lee Morgan, t; Curtis Fuller, tb; Kenny Drew, p; Paul Chambers, b; Philly Joe Jones, d. 1957.

    Composer: Coltrane

    • Blue Train.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7 46095 2. Tr. 2 (9.07).
  • Marian McPartland

    For All We Know

    Performer: Marian McPartland, p; Rufus Reid, b; Joe Morello, d. 24 April 2001.

    Composer: Coots, Lewis

    • Live at Shanghai Jazz.
    • Concord Jazz.
    • CCD-4991-2. Tr. 2 (5.32).
  • Aretha Franklin

    The Old Landmark

    Performer: Aretha Franklin, v; Reverend James Cleveland, p, dir; Chuck Rainey, b; Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, d; The Southern California Community Choir. 1972.

    Composer: Brunner

    • Amazing Grace.
    • Atlantic.
    • K 60023/A; S1/3 (3.40).
  • Duke Ellington

    Swing Baby Swing

    Performer: Rex Stewart, c; Freddy Jenkins, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Brick Fleagle, g; Hayes Alvis, b; Jack Maisel, d. 7 July 1937.

    Composer: Alvis, Ellington

    • Duke Ellington 1937 vol.2.
    • Classics.
    • Classics687 (1); Tr. 11 (2.33).
  • Stan Tracey

    Feather, Fin and Limb

    Performer: Steve Waterman, Noel Langley, Henry Lowther, Mark Armstrong, t; Roger Williams, Mark Nightingale, Adrian Fry, tb; Peter King, Nigel Hitchcock, Andy Panayi, Evan Parker, Alan Barnes, s; Stan Tracey, p; Andrew Cleyndert, b; Clark Tracey, d. 24 July 2004.

    Composer: Tracey

    • Stan Tracey Orchestra at the Appleby Jazz Festival.
    • Resteamed Records.
    • RSJ103. Tr. 1 (9.17).