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Alyn Shipton with listeners' requests, including tracks from Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. With the Brubeck Quartet's version of Ellington's Take the A Train.

This week's dip into the emails and letters from listeners takes us to the mutual admiration between Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

Alyn Shipton plays the Brubeck Quartet's famous version of Duke's theme tune, "Take the A Train" written by Strayhorn, amid other requests in all styles of jazz.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 6 Aug 2016 17:00

Music Played

  • Johnny Hodges

    Used To Be Duke

    • AVID.
    • 16.
  • Dave Brubeck & The Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Take The A Train

    • TIME WAS.
    • PROPER.
    • 4.
  • Blind Willie Johnson

    God Moves On The Water

    • News and the Blues.
    • CBS.
    • 5.
  • J.C. Higginbotham & J.C. Higginbotham and His Six Hicks

    Higginbotham Blues

    • New Orleans Playing Away Jazz.
    • ABM.
    • 14.
  • Buddy de Franco & Art Tatum & Art Tatum

    Deep Night

    • Group Masterpieces Volume 1.
    • Pablo.
    • 1.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    You're The Top

    • Sings the Cole Porter Songbook.
    • Verve.
    • 8.
  • Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck

    There'll Never Be Another You

    • The White House Sessions.
    • Columbia Legacy.
    • 17.
  • Miles Davis & Miles Davis Sextet

    Old Folks

    • Some Day My Prince Will Come.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Monty Alexander

    Nite Mist Blues

    • Live! At The Montreux Festival.
    • MPS.
    • 1.
  • Fats Waller

    Minor Drag

    • Handful of Keys.
    • Proper.
    • 11.
  • Cootie Williams, Lou McGarity, Les Robinson, Skippy Martin, Johnny Guarnieri, Artie Bernstein & Jo Jones

    Blues In My Condition

    • Swing St Vol 3.
    • TAX.
    • 3.


Artist  Johnny Hodges
Title  Used to Be Duke
Composer Hodges
Album  Three Classic Albums Plus (2nd Set)
Label  Avid
Number  1040 CD 1 Track 16
Duration  7.23
Performers:  Johnny Hodges, as, ldr; Harold Baker, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl; Harry Carney, bars; Call Cobbs, p; John B Williams, b; Louie Bellson, d. 5 Aug 1954.

Artist  Dave Brubeck
Title  Take the A Train
Composer Strayhorn
Album  Time Was
Label  Proper
Number  Properbox 90 CD 4  Track 7
Duration  6.10
Performers Paul Desmond, as; Dave Brubeck, p; Bob Bates, b; Joe Dodge, d. March 1954.

Artist  Blind Willie Johnson
Title  God Moves on the Water
Composer Johnson
Album  News and the Blues
Label  CBS
Number  4672492 Track 5
Duration  3.01
Performers:  Blind Willie Johnson, g, v. 11 Dec 1929

Artist  J C Higginbotham
Title  Higginbotham Blues
Composer Higginbotham
Album  New Orleans Playing Away Jazz
Label  ABM
Number  1163 Track 14
Duration  3.28
Performers:  Henry Allen, t; J C Higginbotham, tb; Charlie Holmes, as; Luis Russell, p; Will Johnson, g; Pops Foster, b; Paul Barbarin, d.

Artist  Buddy de Franco / Art Tatum
Title  Deep Night
Composer Vallee / Henderson
Album  Group Masterpieces Vol 1
Label  Pablo
Number  2405 430 2 Track 1
Duration  5.47

Performers Buddy De Franco, cl; Art Tatum, p; Red Callendar, b; Bill Douglass, d. 6 Feb 1956
Artist  Ella Fitzgerald
Title  You’re the top
Composer Porter
Album  Sings the Cole Porter Songbook  
Label  Verve
Number  CD 2 Track 8
Duration  3.35
Performers:  Ella Fitzgerald and the Buddy Bregman Orchestra;

Artist  Tony Bennett / Dave Brubeck
Title  There’ll Never Be Another You
Composer Warren, Gordon
Album  The White House sessions
Label  Columbia Legacy
Number  88883718042 Track 17
Duration  3.29
Performers Tony Bennett, v; Dave Brubeck, p; Gene Wright, b; Joe Morello, d. 1962

Artist  Miles Davis
Title  Old Folks
Composer Hill / Robison
Album  Some Day My Prince Will Come
Label  CBS
Number  466312 Track 2
Duration  5.14
Performers:  Miles Davis, t; Hank Mobley., ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d March 1961

Artist  Monty Alexander
Title  Nite Mist Blues
Composer Jamal
Album  Live! At The Montreux Festival
Label  MPS
Number  817 487-2 Track 1
Duration  10.11
Performers:  Monty Alexander, p; John Clayton, b; Jeff Hamilton, d. 1976

Artist  Fats Waller
Title  Minor Drag
Composer Waller
Album  Handful of Keys
Label  Proper
Number  Properbox 71 CD 1 Track 11
Duration  2,47
Performers Charlie Gaines, t; Charlie Irvis, tb; Arville Harris, reeds; Fats Waller, p; Eddie Condon, bj. 1 March 1929

Artist  Cootie Williams
Title  Blues in My Condition
Composer Williams
Album  Swing St Vol 3
Label  Tax
Number  8034 Track 3
Duration  3.01
Performers:  Cootie Williams t; Lou McGarity tb; Les Robinson, as; Skippy Martin, bars; Johnny Guarnieri, p; Artie Bernstien, b; Jo Jones, d. May 7, 1941.



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