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In a selection of requests from listeners' letters and emails, Alyn Shipton includes music by Florida-born pianist Don Shirley.

In this week's selection of requests from listeners' letters and emails, Alyn Shipton includes music by Florida-born pianist Don Shirley (1927-2013) who was also a psychologist and classical composer. His jazz work experimented with unusual timbres and he treated every improvisation as a composition.

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Sat 23 Sep 2017 16:00

Music Played

  • Johnny Hodges

    C Jam Blues

    • Mess Of Blues.
    • Lonehill Jazz.
    • 18.
  • Miles Davis

    I Thought About You

    • Someday My Prince Will Come.
    • Columbia.
    • 6.
  • Tete Montoliu

    Giant Steps

    • Hot House.
    • Steeplechase.
    • 1.
  • Don Shirley

    In A Moorish Marketplace

    • Don Shirley Trio.
    • Cadence.
    • 3.
  • Jimmy Yancey

    How Long Blues No.2

    • Complete Recorded Works Vol.1.
    • Document.
    • 17.
  • Detroit Special

    Detroit Special

    • Yonder Come the Blues.
    • Document.
    • 22.
  • Glenn Miller

    In The Mood

    • Essential Glenn Miller Vol.1.
    • Sony/BMG.
    • 1.
  • Billie Holiday

    Fine And Mellow

    Performer: José James.
    • Yesterday I Had The Blues.
    • Blue Note.
    • 3.
  • Artie Shaw

    The Grabtown Grapple

    • The Artie Shaw Story.
    • Properbox.
    • 5.
  • Tony Coe

    Tony's Basement

    • Tony's Basement.
    • Columbia.
    • 5.
  • Bill Frisell

    Ornen

    • Sky.
    • Rune Grammofon.
    • 1.
  • Kiri Te Kanawa

    Why Don't You Do Right

    • Sidetracked.
    • Philips.
    • 11.

Performers:

C JAM BLUES

Johnny Hodges

Composer      Ellington / Bigard

Album           Mess of Blues

Label             Phono 87263 Track 18

Duration        5.09

Performers    Johnny Hodges, as; Earl Hines, p; Kenny Burrell, g; Richard davis, b; Joe Marshall, d. Jan 1966.

 

I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU

Miles Davis

Composer      Mercer / Van Heusen

Album           Someday My Prince Will Come

Label             Columbia 4663122 Track 6

Duration        4.53

Performers    Miles Davis, t; Hank Mobley, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d, March 1961.

 

GIANT STEPS

Tete Montoliu

Composer     Coltrane

Album           Hot House

Label             Steeplechase  37027/8 CD 2 Track 1

Duration        6.24

Performers:   Tete Montoliu, p; Nils Henning Orsted Pedersen, b; Tootie Heath d, May 1974.

 

IN A MOORISH MARKETPLACE

Don Shirley

Title               In A Moorish Marketplace

Composer     Shirley

Album           Don Shirley Trio

Label            Cadence 25046 Track 3

Duration        3.25

Performers    Don Shirley, p; Ken Fricker, Bass and Juri Taht, Cello, 1960.

 

HOW LONG BLUES NO. 2 

Artist              Jimmy Yancey

Composer      Carr

Album            Complete Recorded Works Vol 1

Label              Document

Number          5041 Track 17

Duration         3.04

Performers     Jimmy Yancey, p. 4 May 1939

 

DETROIT SPECIAL

Big Bill Broonzy

Composer     Broonzy

Album           Yonder Come the Blues

Label             Document 32-20-1 Track 22

Duration        2.57

Performers:   Big Bill Broonzy, v, g; Black Bob, p; Bill Settles, b. 16 Sept 1936.

 

IN THE MOOD

Glenn Miller

Composer      Garland / Razaf

Album             Essential Glenn Miller. Vol 1

Label              Sony/BMG 82876692412

Number          Track 1

Duration         3.36

Performers:   Glenn Miller, Al Mastren, and Paul Tanner, trombones; Clyde Hurley, Lee Knowles, and Dale McMickle, trumpets; Wilbur Schwartz, clarinet; Hal McIntyre, alto sax; Tex Beneke, Al Klink, and Harold Tennyson, tenor saxes; Chummy MacGregor, piano; Richard Fisher, guitar; Rowland Bundock, string bass; and Moe Purtill, drums. 1 Aug 1939

 

FINE AND MELLOW

José James

Composer      Holiday

Album           Yesterday I Had The Blues

Label             Blue Note

Number         00600406536204 Track 3

Duration        5.12

Performers:   Jose James, v; Jason Moran, p; John Pattitucci, b; Eric Harland, d. 2015.

 

THE GRABTOWN GRAPPLE

Artie Shaw

Composer      Shaw, Harding

Album           The Artie Shaw Story

Label             Properbox 85 CD 4 track 5

Duration        2.58

Performers     Roy Eldridge, t; Artie Shaw, cl; Dodo Marmarosa, p; Barney Kessel, g; Morris Rayman, b; Louis Fromm, d. 2 Aug 1945.

 

TONY’S BASEMENT

Tony Coe

Composer      Coe

Album            Tony’s Basement

Label              Columbia SCX 6170 S 2 T 5

Duration         4.56

Performers     Tony Coe, ts; Bill LeSage, p; Dennis Bowden, b; Barry Morgan, d; Lansdowne String Quartet. 1967

 

ORNEN

Bill Frisell

Composer      Rypdal

Album            Sky

Label              Rune Grammofon

Number          RLP 2195 Track 1

Duration         5.53

Performers     Bill Frisell, g. 2017

 

WHY DON’T YOU DO IT RIGHT

Kiri Te Kanawa

Composer      McCoy

Album            Sidetracked

Label              Philips 4340922 Track 11

Duration         3.49

Performers:     Kiri Te Kanwa, v; Andre Previn, p; Mundell Lowe, g; Ray Brown, b. 1992

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