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Geoffrey Smith welcomes the (official) arrival of spring with songs of love and longing, festivity and fun from the likes of Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith. Not forgetting the winter's storms...

1 hour

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Sun 23 Mar 2014 00:00

Music Played

  • Count Basie

    April In Paris

    Performer: Thad Jones.
    • VERVE.
    • 1.
  • Irene Kral

    Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

    Performer: Alan Broadbent.
    • Where is Love.
    • Choice.
    • 6.
  • Clifford Brown

    Joy Spring

    Performer: Harold Land. Performer: Richie Powell. Performer: George Morrow. Performer: Max Roach.
    • Finest Hour.
    • Verve.
    • 8.
  • Erroll Garner

    I'll Remember April

    Performer: Eddie Calhoun. Performer: Denzil Best.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • John Coltrane

    Spring is Here

    Performer: Red Garland. Performer: Paul Chamber. Performer: Jimmy Cobb. Performer: Wilbur Harden.
    • Standard Coltrane.
    • Prestige.
    • 3.
  • Miles Davis


    Performer: Gil Evans. Performer: Lee Konitz. Performer: Bernie Glow. Performer: Art Taylor.
    • Miles Ahead.
    • CBS.
    • 1.
  • Blossom Dearie

    They Say It's Spring

    Performer: Herb Ellis. Performer: Ray Brown. Performer: Jo Jones.
    • Give Him The Ooh-La-La.
    • Verve.
    • 4.
  • Bill Evans

    You Must Believe in Spring

    Performer: Eddie Gomez. Performer: Eliot Zigmund.
    • You Must Believe In Spring.
    • Rhino.
    • 2.
  • Art Farmer

    Younger Than Springtime

    Performer: Tommy Flanagan. Performer: Tommy Williams. Performer: Albert “Tootie” Heath.
    • Art and Perception.
    • Gambit Records.
    • 5.
  • Billie Holiday

    Some Other Spring

    Performer: Sonny White.
    • Lady Day - The Best of Billie Holiday.
    • Columbia/ Legacy.
    • 6.
  • Willie “The Lion” Smith

    Echoes of Spring

    Performer: Willie “The Lion” Smith.
    • The Lion and The Lamb.
    • Topaz.
    • 10.