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As the clocks go forward today, Geoffrey Smith presents a sequence of songs about time, as measured by the clock, the calendar and the heart. Reflections range from Tony Bennett and Billie Holiday to Woody Herman and Miles Davis.

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Sun 31 Mar 2019 00:00

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  • Jimmy Witherspoon

    Time's Gettin' Tougher Than Tough

    Performer: Jimmy Witherspoon. Performer: Jimmy Rowles. Performer: Leroy Vinnegar. Performer: Ben Webster. Performer: Mel Lewis.
    • Witherspoon Mulligan Webster at the Renaissance.
    • Vogue.
    • 1.
  • Shirley Horn

    Just In Time

    Performer: Shirley Horn. Performer: Steve Williams. Performer: Steve Williams. Performer: Charles Ables. Performer: Charles Ables.
    • Our Favourite Things: 16 Classic Female Vocal Performances.
    • Spectrum.
    • 15.
  • Bob Neel, Russ Freeman, Carson Smith & Chet Baker

    Time After Time

    • BLUE NOTE.
    • 8.
  • Woody Herman

    Hallelujah Time

    Performer: Carmen Leggio. Performer: Henry Southall. Performer: Steven John. Performer: Paul Fontaine. Performer: Danny Nolan. Performer: Woody Herman and His Orchestra. Performer: Kenny Wenzel. Performer: Chuck Andrus. Performer: Jake Hanna. Performer: Sal Nistico. Performer: Nat Pierce. Performer: Bill Chase. Performer: Bill Hunt. Performer: Phil Wilson. Performer: Gerald Lamy. Performer: Nick Brignola.
    • WOODY HERMAN : 1964.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 1.
  • Tommy Flanagan, Tommy Williams, Albert “Tootie” Heath & Art Farmer

    Younger Than Springtime

    • Art and Perception.
    • Gambit Records.
    • 5.
  • Tony Bennett & Bill Evans

    Some Other Time

    Performer: Tony Bennett & Bill Evans. Performer: Tony Bennett. Performer: Bill Evans.
    • The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings.
    • FANTASY.
    • 3.
  • Lee Wiley

    Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere

    Performer: Bobby Hackett. Performer: Joe's Swinging Strings. Performer: Lee Wiley. Performer: Joe Bushkin.
    • Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere.
    • Retrospective.
    • 20.
  • Charlie Parker

    Now's The Time

    Performer: Percy Heath. Performer: Al Haig. Performer: Max Roach.
    • Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve.
    • VERVE.
    • 8.
  • Stan Getz

    Once Upon A Time

    Performer: Alan Martin. Performer: Steve Kuhn. Performer: Roy Haynes. Performer: Jacob Glick. Performer: John Neves. Performer: Stan Getz. Performer: Norman Carr. Performer: Bruce Rogers. Performer: Gerald Tarack.
    • Focus.
    • Verve.
    • 6.
  • Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Barry Harris, Jymie Merritt & Philly Joe Jones

    Strut Time

    • The Other Side of.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • 1.
  • Billie Holiday

    I Didn't Know What Time It Was

    Performer: Barney Kessel. Performer: Jimmy Rowles. Performer: Alvin Stoller. Performer: Billie Holiday. Performer: Ben Webster. Performer: Harry “Sweets” Edison. Performer: Red Mitchell.
    • The Ben Webster / Harry Edison Sessions.
    • Phoenix.
    • 13.
  • Ahmad Jamal

    A Quiet Time

    Performer: Manolo Badrena. Performer: James Cammack. Performer: Kenny Washington.
    • A Quiet Time.
    • Dreyfus Jazz.
    • 8.



Artists:                 Jimmy Witherspoon

Composers:        Jimmy Witherspoon

Album Title:        Witherspoon, Mulligan, Webster At The Renaissance

Label:                  Vogue Records ‎ LAE.12253

Performers:       Jimmy Witherspoon (vocal); Ben Webster  (tenor sax);  Jimmy Rowles (piano);  Leroy Vinnegar (bass);  Mel Lewis (drums)


TITLE                  JUST IN TIME

Artists:                 Shirley Horn

Composers:        Adolph Green/ Betty Comden/ Jule Styne

Album Title:        Our Favorite Things

Label:                  Spectrum ‎– 552 640-2

Performers:       Shirley Horn (vocal); Chet Baker (trumpet); Charles Ables (bass);  Steve Williams (drums).


TITLE                  TIME AFTER TIME

Artists:                 Chet Baker

Composers:        Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn

Album Title:        The Best Of Chet Baker Sings

Label:                  BLUE NOTE: CDP-7929322

Performers:       Chet Baker (vocal/trumpet); Russ Freeman (piano); Carson Smith ( bass);  Bob Neel (drums)


TITLE                  HALLELUJAH TIME

Artists:                 Woody Herman and his Orchestra

Composers:        Oscar Peterson

Album Title:        Woody Herman ‎– 1964

Label:                  PHILIPS: BL-7608

Performers:       Woody Herman (clarinet); Carmen Leggio (tenor sax);  Sal Nistico (tenor sax);  Nat Pierce (piano); Chuck Andrus (bass); Jake Hanna (drums)



Artists:                 Art Farmer Quartet

Composers:        Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein

Album Title:        Art and Perception

Label:                 Gambit Records: 69251

Performers:       Art Farmer (trumpet); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Tommy Williams (bass);  Albert Tootie Heath (drums)


TITLE                  SOME OTHER TIME

Artists:                 Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

Composers:        Adolph Green/ Betty Comden/Leonard Bernstein

Album Title:        The Complete Tony Bennett Bill Evans Recordings

Label:                  Fantasy ‎– FAN-36453-01

Performers:       Bill Evans (piano);  Tony Bennett (vocal)



Artists:                 Lee Wiley

Composers:        Lee Wiley / Ned Washington / Victor Young

Album Title:        Lee Wiley - Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere - Centenary issue

Label:                 Retrospective: RTR 4147

Performers:       Lee Wiley (vocal); Bobby Hackett (cornet);  Joe Bushkin (piano)  plus  Joe’s  Swinging Strings


TITLE                  NOW’S THE TIME

Artists:                 Charlie Parker Quartet

Composers:        Charlie Parker

Album Title:        Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve

Label:                 Verve Records ‎– 837 141-2

Performers:       Charlie Parker (sax);Al Haig (piano); Percy Heath (bass); Max Roach (drums)


TITLE                 ONCE UPON A TIME

Artists:                Stan Getz

Composers:        Eddie Sauter

Album Title:        Focus

Label:                 Verve: 314 521-419 2

Performers:       Stan Getz (sax)


TITLE                  STRUT TIME

Artists:                 Benny Golson Quintet

Composers:        Benny Golson

Album Title:        The Other Side Of Benny Golson

Label:                 Riverside Records OJCCD17502

Performers:       Benny Golson (tenor sax); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Barry Harris (piano); Jymie Merrit (bass);  Philly Joe Jones (drums)



Artists:                 Billie Holiday & her Orchestra

Composers:        Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart

Album Title:        Lady In Autumn: The Best Of The Verve Years

Label:                 VERVE: 849-434-2

Performers:       Billie Holiday (vocal);  Ben Webster (tenor sax); Harry Sweets Edison (trumpet); Jimmy Rowles (piano);  Barney Kessel ( guitar); Red Mitchell (bass);  Alvin Stoller (drums)


TITLE                  A QUIET TIME

Artists:                 Ahmad Jamal Quartet

Composers:        Ahmad Jamal

Album Title:        A Quiet Time

Label:                  FDM: 46050369452

Performers:       Ahmad Jamal (piano); James Cammack (bass);  Manolo Badrena (percussion); Kenny Washington (drums)


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