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Though bebop was the radical, revolutionary face of post-war jazz, it could also be madcap fun. Geoffrey Smith explores the pop side of bop with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Slim Gaillard and Charlie Ventura.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie & Dizzy Gillespie And His All Star Qunitet

    Salt Peanuts

    • The Definitive Charlie Parker.
    • Verve.
    • 2.
  • Shorty Rogers, Woody Herman, Zoot Sims, Serge Chaloff & Terry Gibbs

    Lemon Drop

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • 8.
  • Charlie Parker

    Now's The Time

    • The Definitive Charlie Parker.
    • Verve.
    • 5.
  • Gene Krupa Band

    What's This

    • Drummin' Man.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Slim Galliard, Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker

    Slim's Jam

    • Slim's Jam.
    • Topaz.
    • 17.

Performers and music details

BEBOP


Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra

Composer: Dizzy Gillespie

Album Title: Modern Jazz the Beginnings

Label: CDS Catalogue No: RPCD-638

Duration: 3:09

Performers:   Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra.  Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Don Byas, tenor sax; Trummy Young, trombone; Clyde Hart, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Shelly Manne, drums. 



SALT PEANUTS


Dizzy Gillespie and His All Star Qunitet featuring Charlie Parker

Composers: Dizzy Gillespie & Kenny Clarke 

Album Title: The Definitive Charlie Parker

Label: Verve Catalogue No: 549 084-2

Duration: 3:12

Performers: Dizzy Gillespie and His All Star Qunitet:  Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet/vocal; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Al Haig, piano; Curly Russel, bass; Sid Catlett, drums.



OOP - POP - A - DA 

Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra

Composer: Babs Brown            

Album Title: Dizzy Gillespie - The Complete RCA Victor Recordings

Label: RCA Catalogue No: 07863 665282

Duration: 3:10

Performers:   Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra:  Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet/vocal; Kenny Hagood, vocal; Dave Burns, trumpet; Elmon Wright, trumpet; Matthew McKay, trumpet; Ray Orr, trumpet; Taswell Baird, trombone; William Shepherd, trombone; John Brown, alto sax; Howard Johnson, alto sax; James Moody, tenor sax; Joe Gayles, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Jackson, vibes; John Lewis, piano; John Collins, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Joe Harris, drums.


HE BEEPED WHEN HE SHOULD HAVE BOPPED 


Dizzy Gillespie Big Band


Composer: John Gillespie

Album Title: Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra 'One Bass Hit'

Label: RCA Musicraft Catalogue No: MVS 2010

Duration: 2:41

Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Dave Burns, trumpet; Raymond Orr, trumpet; Talib Daawood, trumpet; John Lynch, trumpet; Alton Moore, trombone; Leon Cormenge, trombone; Gordon Thomas, trombone; Howard Johnson, sax; Lucky Warren, sax; Ray Abrams, sax; John Brown, sax; Saul Moore, sax; John Lewis, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Milt Jackson, vibes; Kenny Clarke, drums; Alice Roberts, vocal.



LEMON DROP 

Woody Herman and his Orchestra 

Composers: George Wallington

Album Title: The Woody Herman Story

Label: Proper Catalogue No: P-1160

Duration: 2:50

Performers:     Ernie Royal, trumpet; Bernie Glow, trumpet; Stan Fishelson, trumpet; Red Rodney, trumpet; Shorty Rogers, trumpet/vocal; Earl Swope, trombone; Bill Harris, trombone; Ollie Wilson, trombone; Bob Swift, trombone; Woody Herman, clarinet/alto sax; Sam Marowitz, alto sax; Al Cohn, tenor sax; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Stan Getz, tenor sax; Serge Chaloff, baritone sax; Lou Levy, piano, Chubby Jackson, bass/vocal; Don Lamond, drums; Terry Gibbs, vibes/vocal.



LOLLIPOP 


Woody Herman and his Orchestra

Composers: Shorty Rogers & Terry Gibbs  

Album Title: The Woody Herman Story

Label: Proper Catalogue No: Proper-1160

Duration: 2:40

Performers:   Ernie Royal, trumpet; Al Porcino, trumpet; Stan Fishelson, trumpet; Charlie Walp, trumpet; Shorty Rogers, trumpet; Earl Swope, trombone; Bill Harris, trombone; Ollie Wilson, trombone; Bart Varsalona, trombone; Woody Herman, clarinet/alto sax/vocal; Sam Marowitz, alto sax; Gene Ammons, tenor sax; Buddy Savitt, tenor sax; Jimmy Giuffre, tenor sax; Serge Chaloff, baritone sax; Lou Levy, piano, Joe Mondragon, bass; Shelly Manne, drums; Terry Gibbs, vibes; Mary Ann McCall, vocal.



NOW’S THE TIME


Charlie Parker's Reboppers

Composer: Charlie Parker   

Album Title: The Definitive Charlie Parker

Label: Verve Catalogue No: 549 084-2

Duration: 3:14

Performers: Charlie Parker’s Reboppers – Miles Davis, trumpet; Chalie Parker, alto saxophone; Sadik Hakim, piano; Curly Russell, bass; Max Roach, drums.



THE HUCKLEBUCK 


Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra

Composers: Gibson & Alfred  

Album Title: The Lionel Hampton Story: Disc 4 - Midnight Sun

Label: Proper Catalogue No: P-1148

Duration: 3:05

Performers: Ed Mullens, trumpet; Wendell Culley, trumpet; Leo Shepherd, trumpet; Walter Williams, trumpet; Al Grey, trombone; Chips Outcalt, trombone; Lester Bass, trombone; Jimmy Wormick, trombone; Bobby Plater, alto sax; Johnny Board, alto sax; John Sparrow, tenor sax; Billy Williams, tenor sax; Ben Kynard, baritone sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes; France Gadison, piano; Wes Montgomery, guitar; Roy Johnson, bass; Earl Walker, drums; Betty Carter, vocal.



WHAT’S THIS


The Gene Krupa Band

Composers: Dave Lambert

Album Title: Drummin' Man

Label: CBS Catalogue No: 62290

Duration: 2:45

Performers:     Tony Russo, trumpet; Joe Triscari, trumpet; Don Fagerquist, trumpet; Bill Conrad, trumpet; Leon Cox, trombone; Tommy Pedersen, trombone; Billy Cully, trombone;  Stewart Olson, alto sax; Murray Williams, alto sax; Charlie Ventura, tenor sax; Andy Pino, tenor sax; Francis Antonelli, tenor sax; Jacob Shulman, violin; Vic Pariante, violin; Ray Biondi, violin; Ted Blume, violin; Jerome Reisler, violin; Paul Powell, viola; George Grossman, viola; Julius Ehrenworth,cello; Teddy Napoleon, piano; Edward Yance, guitar; Clyde Newcomb, bass; Louis Zito, bass; Dave Lambert, vocal; Buddy Steward, vocal.      



I'M FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES 


Charlie Ventura Septet

Composers: Kenbrovin & Kellette  

Album Title: Charlie Ventura 1950

Label: Classics Catalogue No: Classics 1215

Duration: 2:25

Performers:   Conte Candoli, trumpet/vocal; Benny Green, trombone/vocal; Charlie Ventura, tenor sax/baritone sax/vocal; Boots Mussulli, alto sax/baritone sax; Roy Kral, piano/vocal; Kenny O’Brien, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums; Jackie Cain, vocal.



EUPHORIA 

Charlie Ventura Septet

Composers: Charlie Ventura, Roy Kral

Album Title: Charlie Ventura 1950

Label: Classics Catalogue No: Classics 1215

Duration: 6:37

Performers:   Conte Candoli, trumpet/vocal; Benny Green, trombone/vocal; Charlie Ventura, tenor sax/baritone sax/vocal; Boots Mussulli, alto sax/baritone sax; Roy Kral, piano/vocal; Kenny O’Brien, bass; Ed Shaughnessy, drums; Jackie Cain, vocal.



SLIM’S JAM


Slim Gaillard and his Orchestra

Composers: Slim Gaillard

Album Title: Slim's Jam

Label: Topaz Catalogue No: TPZ-1068

Duration: 3:18

Performers:   Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Jack McVea, tenor sax; Dodo Marmarosa, piano; Slim Gaillard, vocal/guitar; Bam Brown, vocal/bass; Zutty Simgleton, drums.



AVOCADO SEED SOUP SYMPHONY PT.1


Leo Watson with the Vic Dickenson Quintet

Composers: Slim Gaillard        

Album Title: The Original Scat Man

Label: Indigo Catalogue No: CD-2098

Duration: 6:13

Performers:   Leo Watson with the Vic Dickenson Quintet – Vic Dickenson, trombone; Eddie Heywood, piano; Arv Garrison, guitar; Vivian Gary, bass; Harold “Doc” West, drums; Bam Brown, vocal; Leo Watson, vocal. 



SCHOOL DAYS


Dizzy Gillespie Big Band

Composers: Will Cobb, Gus Edwards           

Album Title: Dizzy Gillespie - Four Classic Albums - Dizzy in Greece

Label: Avid Jazz Catalogue No: AMSC 1028

Duration: 4:17

Performers:   Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet/vocal; Talib Daawud, trumpet; Lee Morgan, trumpet; E.V. Perry, trumpet; Carl Warwick, trumpet; Al Grey, trombone; Melba Liston, trombone; Rod Levitt, trombone; Ernie Henry, alto sax; Jimmy Powell, alto sax;  Benny Golson, tenor sax; Billy Mitchell, tenor sax; Billy Root, baritone sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul West, bass; Charlie Persip, drums.

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