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The centrepiece of Alyn Shipton's selection from listeners' requests this week is an extended workout for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in the 1964 version of the band with Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 14 May 2016 16:00

Music Played

  • Rod Mason

    Saratoga Shout

    • Saratoga Shout.
    • Sentinal.
    • 2.
  • Duke Ellington & Duke Ellington

    Black Butterfly

    • 70th Birthday Concert.
    • Blue Note.
    • 7.
  • Jimmy Ponder

    Mean Streets No Bridges

    • Mean Streets No Bridges.
    • Muse.
    • 4.
  • Haris Lambrakis


    • Meteora.
    • Polytropon.
    • 6.
  • Art Blakey & Art Blakey

    Free For All

    • Free For All.
    • Blue Note.
    • 1.
  • Mike Westbrook

    Gas Dust Stone

    • A Bigger Show.
    • ASC.
    • 2.
  • King Pleasure & Blossom Dearie

    (Moody's Mood For Love) I'm In The Mood For Love

    • Prestige Story.
    • Prestige.
    • 7.
  • Illinois Jacquet


    • Swing's The Thing.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 4.
  • Bob Crosby and His Orchestra

    Oh Mistress Mine

    • Vol 9 Them There Eyes.
    • Halcyon.
    • 19.


Artist  Rod Mason
Title  Saratoga Shout
Composer Russell / Holmes
Album  Follow That Black Sedan/Saratoga Shout
Label  Sentinel
Number  SENM 2001 Side 2
Duration  approx. 4.00
Performers Rod Mason, c;

Artist  Duke Ellington
Title  Black Butterfly
Composer Ellington
Album  70th Birthday Concert
Label  Blue Note
Number  Track 7
Duration  4.46
Performers: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Cootie Williams, Rolf Ericson, t; Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, tb; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, reeds; Duke Ellington, p; Wild Bill Davis, org; Victor Gaskin, b; Rufus Jones, d. Manchester, Nov 26, 1969.

Artist  Jimmy Ponder
Title  Mean Streets No Bridges
Composer Ponder
Album  Mean streets No Bridges
Label  Muse
Number  MR 5324
Duration  6.56
Performers: Ben Saxton, ts; Jimmy Ponder, Geary Moore, g; Big John Patton, org; Greg Bandy, d; 1987.

Artist  Harris Lambrakis
Title  Sophia
Composer Lambrakis
Album  Meteoria
Label  CD Baby
Number  5205105000664 Track 6
Duration   7.39
Performers: Haris Lambrakis, ney; Nikos Sidirokastritis (drums), Dimitris Theocharis (piano), Dimitris Tsekouras (doublebass)

Artist  Art Blakey
Title  Free For All
Composer Shorter
Album  Free For All
Label  Blue Note
Number  CDP 7 84170 2 Track 1
Duration  11.04
Performers: Freddie Hubbard, t; Wayne Shorter, ts; Curtis Fuller, tb; Cedar Walton, p; Reggie Workman, b; Art Blakey, d, 10 Feb 1964.

Artist  Mike Westbrook Uncommon Orchestra
Title  Gas Dust Stone
Composer Westbrook
Album  A Bigger Show
Label  ASC
Number  162/163 CD 2 Track 2
Duration  approx. first 8.00 (fade on trombone solo)
Performers: Kate Westbrook & Martine Waltier voices; Billy Bottle voice & bass guitar;  Sarah Dean alto saxophone and clarinet; Roz Harding alto saxophone;
Alan Wakeman tenor & soprano saxophones; Gary Bayley tenor saxophone;
Ian Wellens baritone saxophone; Mike Brewer & Sam Massey trumpets & flugelhorns; Dave Holdsworth sousaphone & pocket trumpet; Stewart Stunell, Andy Dore &  Joe Carnell trombones ; Ken Cassidy bass trombone; Jesse Molins & Matthew North guitars; Marcus Vergette bass; Coach York & Theo Goss drums; Mike Westbrook keyboard

Artist  King Pleasure
Title  Moody’s Mood for love (I’m In The Mood For For Love)
Composer Fields / McHugh
Album  I’m In The Mood For Love / Parker’s Mood
Label  Vogue
Number  EPVH 1285
Duration  3.02
Performers King Pleasure, Blossom Dearie, v; Merrill Stepter, t; Lem Davis, Ray Abrams, Cecil Payne, reeds; Teacho Wiltshire, p; Leonard Gaskin, b; Teddy Lee, d; 1952.

Artist  Illinois Jacquet
Title  Achtung
Composer Jacquet
Album  Swing’s The Thing
Label  Essential Jazz Classics
Number  55570 Track 4
Duration  5.05
Performers: Roy Eldridge, t; Illinois Jacquet, ts; Jimmy Jones, p; Ray Brown, b; Herb Ellis, g; Jo Jones, d. 16 Oct 1956.

Artist  Bob Crosby
Title  Oh Mistress Mine
Composer Matlock / Shakespeare
Album  Vol 9 Them There Eyes
Label  Halcyon
Number  DHDL 128 Track 19
Duration  2.54
Performers: Crosby, Bob (ld); Butterfield, Billy (tp); Smith, Warren (tb); Fazola[Prestopnick], Irving (cl); Miller, Eddie (ts); Bean, Floyd (p); Haggart, Bob (b); Bauduc, Ray (dr); Mann, Marion (voc) ; Matlock, Matty (arr)


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