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Prom 30: Battle of the Bands

A Prom evoking the swing era, with singer Clare Teal joining James Pearson and Grant Windsor as they recreate Count Basie and Duke Ellington's bands.

Battle of the Bands from this year's BBC Proms, with leading jazz singer Clare Teal and present-day band leaders James Pearson and Grant Windsor fighting it out in a roof-raising battle at the Royal Albert Hall.

Introduced by Petroc Trelawny

Gregory Porter (singer)
Clare Teal (singer / presenter)
Count Pearson Proms Band
James Pearson (leader / conductor)
Duke Windsor Proms Band
Grant Windsor (leader / conductor)

Leading jazz singer Clare Teal presents a Late Night Prom with a difference as we are transported back to the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s with two of the greatest bands of the day, led at the time by Count Basie and Duke Ellington. With selections including Jumpin' at the Woodside and It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), and culminating in a bespoke 'Battle Royal', the roof will surely be raised as these giants of jazz do battle for the approval of the audience.

Concert originally broadcast 08/08/2014.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Count Basie

    Rockin' The Blues

    Ensemble: Count Pearson Band.
  • Count Basie & His Orchestra

    Every Tub

    Ensemble: Count Pearson Band.
  • Jimmy Munday

    Futile Frustration

    Ensemble: Count Pearson Band. Composer: Count Basie.
  • Count Basie

    Blue Skies

    Ensemble: Count Pearson Band. Singer: Vula Malinga.
  • Gregory Porter

    Going to Chicago Blues

    Ensemble: Count Pearson Band.
  • Count Basie

    9:20 Special

    Ensemble: Count Pearson Band.
  • Count Basie

    One O'Clock Jump

    Ensemble: Count Pearson Band.
  • Count Basie

    Moon Nocturne

    Ensemble: Count Pearson Band. Singer: Clare Teal.
  • Count Basie

    Jumpin' At The Woodside

    Ensemble: Count Pearson Band.
  • Duke Ellington

    Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    Performer: Al Hibbler. Performer: Ray Nance. Performer: Johnny Hodges.
    • Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
    • 2.
  • Duke Ellington

    Mood Indigo

    Ensemble: Duke Windsor Band.
  • Billy Strayhorn

    Take the A Train

    Ensemble: Duke Windsor Band.
  • Duke Ellington

    STOMP, LOOK AND LISTEN

    Ensemble: Duke Windsor Band.
  • Duke Ellington

    Daybreak Express

    Ensemble: Duke Windsor Band.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Cotton Tail

    Ensemble: Duke Windsor Band.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Jump for Joy

    Ensemble: Duke Windsor Band. Performer: Gregory Porter.
  • Ellington/Carney

    Rockin' In Rhythm

    Ensemble: Duke Windsor Band. Singer: Vula Malinga.
  • Declan McLaughlin

    Florianapolis - Three Willows - Girls with Red Shoes

    Performer: Katia & Marielle Labeque (pianos).
  • R/T. Koehler Bloom

    Truckin'

    Ensemble: Duke Windsor Band. Singer: Clare Teal.
  • Clare Teal, Gregory Porter & Vula Malinga

    Medley

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