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Big Band Swing with Clare Teal

Travel back to the 1930s and 40s and celebrate the music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton and more, plus a tribute to Mary Lou Williams.

Singer and broadcaster Clare Teal heads the charge in this big band spectacular. Travel back in time with this rip-roaring Prom to the 1930s and 1940s and celebrate the irrepressible music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton and more, plus a special tribute to the unassuming giant of the big band world, Mary Lou Williams.

Band leaders Guy Barker and Winston Rollins take to the stage alongside their eponymous big bands with help from a myriad of guest artists.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Jelly Roll Morton

    Medley - Milenburg Joys

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

    Stuff Like That There

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

    That Can't Take That Away From Me

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

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

    The St Louis Blues March

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

    Orange Colored Sky

    Composer: William Stein. Performer: Ben Cipolla. Performer: Rob Green.
  • Andy Razaf

    On Revival Day

    Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band. Performer: Vanessa Haynes.
  • 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.
  • Winston Rollins Big Band

    Proms 2017 Latin Battle Royale Medley

    Orchestra: Guy Barker Big Band.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Teal
Conductor Guy Barker
Conductor Winston Rollins
Singer Vanessa Haynes
Singer Mads Mathias
Singer Georgina Jackson
Singer Rob Green
Singer Cherise Adams-Burnett
Singer Ben Cipolla
Musician Pee Wee Ellis
Musician Hiromi
Choir Accent Quartet
Music Group Winston Rollins Big Band
Music Group Guy Barker Big Band
Executive Producer Francesca Kemp
Producer Stephanie McWhinnie
Director Bridget Caldwell

Broadcast

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