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Prom 57: Swing No End

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Clare Teal, Guy Barker and Winston Rollins feature in Swing No End. Introduced by Katie Derham.

Live at BBC Proms: Clare Teal, Guy Barker and Winston Rollins with Swing No End.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Introduced by Katie Derham

Clare Teal, singer/presenter
Hiromi, piano
Guy Barker Big Band
Guy Barker, bandleader
Winston Rollins Big Band
Winston Rollins, bandleader

From stomps and shuffles to boogie-woogie and blues, from bebop to Latin, this Sunday matinee Prom presents a slice of musical action from the 1930s and 1940s. Two roaring big bands battle against each other, joined by special guests and led by Guy Barker and Winston Rollins.
Singer and broadcaster Clare Teal is our guide on a journey that celebrates the triumphs of big band greats, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Boyd Raeburn, Machito, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman.
Tribute is also paid to a highly respected but unassuming giant of the big band world - pianist, arranger and composer Mary Lou Williams.

During the INTERVAL: The Literature of Jazz. To complement today's Prom, Geoffrey Smith presents a celebration of the novels and poetry that were inspired by the jazz of the Thirties and Forties, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Jack Kerouac. With readings by Jamie Parker and Rhashan Stone.
Producer: Justine Willett

Jamie Parker is an acclaimed British actor who made his name as part of the original company of Alan Bennett's The History Boys. He recently won an Olivier Award for his role as Harry Potter in the West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Rhashan Stone is an American-born British actor and comedian. He is best known for appearing in comedy shows such as Desmond's and Mutual Friends.
Geoffrey Smith presents programmes on jazz for BBC Radio 3.

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 01:04:40

  • Jelly Roll Morton

    Medley - Milenburg Joys

    Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band.
  • Jay Livingston

    Stuff Like That There (Proms 2017)

    Composer: Ray Evans. Performer: Clare Teal. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band.
  • Duke Ellington

    East St Louis Toodle-Oo (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band. Conductor: Guy Barker. Composer: Bubber Miley.
  • Harry Warren

    Serenade In Blue

    Composer: Mack Gordon. Choir: Accent. Performer: Mads Mathias.
  • Trummy Young

    Whatcha Know Joe

    Choir: Accent. Performer: Georgina Jackson.
  • Con Conrad

    Singin' The Blues

    Composer: J Russel Robinson. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band. Conductor: Guy Barker.
  • Mary Lou Williams

    Trumpets No End/Blue Skies

    Composer: Irving Berlin. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Performer: Hiromi.
  • Jack Lawrence

    What's Your Story, Morning Glory?

    Composer: Mary Lou Williams. Composer: Paul Webster. Performer: Mads Mathias. Performer: Hiromi.
  • George Gershwin

    I Got Rhythm (arr. Hiromi)

    Composer: Ira Gershwin. Performer: Hiromi.
  • Mary Lou Williams

    Roll 'Em

    Performer: Hiromi. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band.
  • George Gershwin

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

    Composer: Ira Gershwin. Performer: Vanessa Haynes. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band.
  • James McCaffrey

    Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On

    Composer: Dave Ringle. Composer: Eugene West. Performer: Clare Teal. Performer: Cherise Adams-Burnett.
  • Woody Herman

    Apple Honey

    Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band.
  • Interval

    Geoffrey Smith celebrates the literature inspired by the Jazz music of the Swing era.

    Duration: 21:00

  • Part 2

    Duration: 01:10:03

  • Boyd Raeburn

    Boyd Meets Stravinsky

    Composer: Edwin Finckel. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band.
  • Irving Berlin

    I Got The Sun In The Morning

    Performer: Clare Teal. Choir: Accent.
  • Jimmy Giuffre

    Four Brothers

    Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band.
  • Vernon Duke

    I Can't Get Started

    Composer: Ira Gershwin. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Performer: Mads Mathias.
  • Con Conrad

    Ridin' High

    Composer: J Russel Robinson. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Conductor: Guy Barker.
  • Harold Arlen

    Stormy Weather

    Composer: Ted Koehler. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band. Performer: Vanessa Haynes.
  • Walter Donaldson

    My Blue Heaven

    Composer: George A Whiting. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Choir: Accent.
  • Johnny Green

    Body & Soul (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Pee Wee Ellis. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band.
  • William Christopher Handy

    The St Louis Blues March

    Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band.
  • Milton DeLugg & Willie Stein

    Orange Colored Sky (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Ben Cipolla. Performer: Rob Green.
  • Andy Razaf

    On Revival Day (Proms 2017)

    Performer: Vanessa Haynes. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band.
  • Sy Oliver

    T'Aint What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)

    Composer: Trummy Young. Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band.
  • Various Artists

    Proms 2017 Latin Battle Royale Medley (Proms 2017)

    Orchestra: Winston Rollins Big Band. Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band.
  • Post-concert

    • Manuel de Falla

      Jota (La vida breve)

      Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos.
      • Falla: La Vida Breve: Lopez-Cobos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchstra.
      • Telarc.
    • Ottorino Respighi

      La boutique fantasque (Mazurka)

      Composer: Gioachino Rossini. Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos.
      • TELARC.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo à la russe

    Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • Stravinsky: Petrouchka etc.: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Telarc.
    • 5.

Broadcast

  • Sun 27 Aug 2017 15:00

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