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After celebrating Mardi Gras New Orleans-style, Geoffrey Smith returns to the Big Easy for the joys of Easter, with star turns by local heroes from Bunk Johnson and Lester Young to Trombone Shorty.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 16 Apr 2017 00:00

Music Played

  • Sidney Bechet

    Old Stack O'Lee Blues

    Performer: Albert Nicholas. Performer: Art Hodes. Performer: George "Pops" Foster. Performer: Danny Alvin.
    • Blue Note.
    • 10.
  • Terence Blanchard


    Performer: Fabian Almazan. Performer: Walter Smith. Performer: Derrick Hodge. Performer: Kendrick Scott.
    • CHOICES.
    • 9.
  • George Lewis

    St. Philip Street Breakdown

    Performer: Ken Colyer. Performer: Jon Bastable. Performer: Ron Ward. Performer: Colin Bowden.
    • George Lewis with Ken Colyer's Jazzmen 1957.
    • Five O Four.
    • 7.
  • Wilbur de Paris

    Wrought Iron Rag

    Performer: Sidney De Paris. Performer: Omer Simeon. Performer: Sonny White. Performer: Lee Blair. Performer: Bennie Moten. Performer: Wilbert Kirk.
    • At Symphony Hall.
    • Atlantic.
    • 5.
  • Fats Domino

    My Blue Heaven

    Performer: Herb Hardesty.
    • 20 Greatest Hits.
    • United Artists.
    • 9.
  • Bunk Johnson

    Just a Closer Walk With Thee

    Performer: George Lewis. Performer: Alton Purnell. Performer: Lawrence Marrero. Performer: Alcide Slow Drag Pavageau. Performer: Jim Robinson. Performer: Warren "Baby" Dodds.
    • Volume 1 (1945 - 1946).
    • Document.
    • 6.
  • Kansas City Six

    Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

    Performer: Lester Young. Performer: Buck Clayton. Performer: Eddie Durham. Performer: Freddie Green. Performer: Walter Page. Performer: Jo Jones.
    • Kansas City 5, 6 & 7.
    • Classics.
    • 5.
  • New Orleans Feetwarmers

    Weary Blues

    Performer: Tommy Ladnier. Performer: Sidney Bechet. Performer: James P. Johnson. Performer: Freddie Green. Performer: Walter Page. Performer: Jo Jones.
    • From Sprituals To Swing.
    • Vanguard Records.
    • 1.
  • The Rhythmakers


    Performer: Al Morgan. Performer: Zutty Singleton. Performer: Henry “Red” Allen. Performer: Pee Wee Russell. Performer: Joe Sullivan. Performer: Jack Bland. Performer: Eddie Condon. Performer: Billy Banks.
    • The Rhythmakers 1932.
    • Retrieval.
    • 2.
  • Jimmy Rushing

    New Orleans

    Performer: Walter Page. Performer: Zutty Singleton. Performer: Tony Parenti. Performer: Cliff Jackson. Performer: Buck Clayton. Performer: Vic Dickenson.
    • The Jazz Odyssey of James Rushing, Esq,.
    • Avid.
    • 1.
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    His Eye Is On The Sparrow

    Performer: Sing Miller. Performer: Narvin Kimball.
    • New Orleans (Volume 1).
    • Columbia.
    • 2.
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Joe Avery

    Performer: Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
    • New Orleans (Volume 1).
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Trombone Shorty

    Hurricane Season

    Performer: Trombone Shorty.
    • Backatown.
    • Verve.
    • 1.

Performers and music details

Title:                  Just a Closer Walk With Thee     

                Performers:       Bunk Johnson and his New Orleans Band

                 Album Title:      Johnson in New York     

                 Label:                Dawn Club          Catalogue No:   DC-12012            

                 Duration:           2’46       

                Performers:       Bunk Johnson- trumpet;   George Lewis- clarinet;  Jim Robinson- trombone; Alton Purnell- piano;  Lawrence Marrero- banjo;  Slow Drag Pavageau- bass;  Baby Dodds- drums.  


                Title:                  Weary Blues      

                Performers:       The New Orleans Feetwarmers

   Composers:       A Matthews      

                 Album Title:       From Sprituals To Swing               

                 Label:                 Vanguard Records           Catalogue No:   3VCD169712      

                 Duration:            2’07

                Performers:       Tommy Ladnier- trumpet;  Sidney Bechet-soprano sax; James P. Johnson-piano;  a Kansas City rhythm section--Freddie Green, Walter Page and Jo Jones



                Title:                  Old Stack o' Lee Blues

                Performers:       Sidney Bechet

                Composers:      SIDNEY BECHET

                Album Title:       JAZZ CLASSICS - VOLUME 2         

                Label:   EMI       Catalogue No:   7893852-P          

                Duration:            4’09

    Performers:       Sidney Bechet-clarinet; Albert Nicholas-clarinet; Art Hodes-       piano;  Pops Foster- bass; Danny Alvin-drums



  Title:                   Way Down Yonder in New Orleans         

    Performers:       KANSAS CITY SIX

                Composers:       Creamer, TURNER, Layton          

                Album Title:       Kansas City 5, 6 & 7         

                Label:                Classics Catalogue No:   Classics-912       

                Duration:            2’54

    Performers:       Lester Young-tenor sax & clarinet; Buck Clayton- trumpet;  Eddie   Durham- electric guitar, and Freddie Green, Walter Page and Jo Jones


                Title:                   Margie

                Performers:       The Rhythmakers           

                Composers:       David/Conrad/Robinson              

                Album Title:       The Rhythmakers 1932 

                Label:                 Retrieval              Catalogue No:   RTR-79049          

                Duration:            2’50

                Performers:       Al Morgan- bass;  Zutty Singleton-drums;  Henry Red Allen –   trumpet;  Pee Wee Russell-clarinet and tenor;  Joe Sullivan-piano; Jack Bland- guitar; Eddie Condon-banjo;  Billy Banks-vocals.    


                Title:                   New Orleans     

                 Performers:      Jimmy Rushing 

                 Composers:      Hoagy Carmichael           

                 Album Title:      The Jazz Odyssey of James Rushing, Esq,             

                 Label:   Avid      Catalogue No:   AMSC 1057        

                 Duration:            3’20       

                Performers:       Jimmy Rushing-vocal; Zutty Singleton-drums;   Tony Parenti- clarinet; Cliff Jackson-piano;  Buck Clayton-trumpet;  Vic Dickenson- trombone; Walter Page- bass



  Title:                     His Eye Is On The Sparrow           

                Performers:         PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND             

                Composers:        Traditional, N/A               

                Album Title:         New Orleans (Volume 1)             

                Label:                  Columbia             Catalogue No:   M34549               

                Duration:             4’30       

    Performers:       Sing Miller-vocals & piano; Narvin Kimball- banjo                               


                Title:                   Wrought Iron Rag           

                Performers:        Wilbur de Paris and his New New Orleans jazz

                Composers:       Wilbur de Paris 

                Album Title:       That's Jazz          

                Label:                 Atlantic Catalogue No:   K-50237               

                 Duration:           5’55       

                 Performers:       Wilbur de Paris-trombone;  Sidney de Paris-cornet;  Omer Simeon-clarinet; Sonny White- piano; Lee Blair, Bennie Moten, Wilbert Kirk


                Title:                    St. Philip Street Breakdown        

                 Performers:         George Lewis & Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen

                 Composers:        George Lewis   

                 Album Title:         George Lewis with Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen 1957  

                 Label:                  Five O Four         Catalogue No:   504CD-51            

                 Duration:             4’25

                Performers:       George Lewis; John Bastable-banjo; Ron Ward-bass;  Colin Bowden-drums


                Title:                     My Blue Heaven              

                 Performers:          FATS DOMINO 

                 Composers:         Whiting/Donaldson, N/A             

                 Album Title:          FATS DOMINO THE FAT MAN SINGS       

                 Label:                   MFP/EMI             Catalogue No:   CDP 7-989022   

                 Duration:              2’04       

                 Performers:       Fats Domino-vocal & piano; Herb Hardesty-tenor


                Title:                    Hurricane Season            

                 Performers:        Trombone Shorty           

                 Composers:        Troy Andrews (trumpet)             

                 Album Title:         Backatown         

                 Label:                  Verve Forecast Catalogue No:   VF-2736413        

                 Duration:              3’16       

                Performers:           Troy Andrews-Trombone;


                Title:                      Hugs     

                 Performers:          Terence Blanchard         

                 Composers:          Terence Blanchard         

                 Album Title:           CHOICES             

                 Label:                    CONCORD RECORDS       Catalogue No:   7231736-NA       

                 Duration:                6’28

                Performers:             Fabian Almazan-piano; Terence Blanchard-trumpet;  Walter         Smith-tenor;  Derrick Hodge- bass;  Kendrick  Scott-drums


                Title:                      Joe Avery           

                 Performers:           PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND             

                 Composers:           (Trad)   

                 Album Title:            New Orleans (Volume 1)             

                 Label:                     Columbia             Catalogue No:   M34549               

                 Duration:                6’15