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In this week's selection of jazz in all styles and periods from listeners' letter and emails, Alyn Shipton includes music by pianist, vocalist and bandleader Jelly Roll Morton, the self-proclaimed "inventor of jazz".

1 hour

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Sat 18 Nov 2017 16:00

Music Played

  • Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham and The Sweet Baby Blues Band

    Gud Nuz Bluz

    • Gud Nuz Bluz.
    • Concord.
  • Jelly Roll Morton

    Good Old New York

    • Doctor Jazz.
    • Marshall Cavendish.
  • Miles Davis & Gil Evans

    Concierto de Aranjuez Part 2 (alternate take)

    • Columbia.
  • Damon Brown

    Jousting in 3

    • Han River Tales.
    • We Play Jazz.
  • Frank Sinatra & Count Basie & His Orchestra

    Where Or When

    • Sinatra at the Sands.
    • Reprise.
  • Liane Carroll


    • Seaside.
    • Linn.
  • Benn Clatworthy

    What's Going On?

    • What’s Going On.
    • Laughing Lettuce.
  • Bobby Wellins

    Dream Dancing

    • Time Gentlemen Please.
    • Trio.
  • Stéphane Grappelli

    What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?

    • Stephane Grappelli 1973.
    • Pye.
  • Dizzy Gillespie


    • Complete 1956-7 Studio sessions.
    • American Jazz Classics.
  • Michael Brecker

    Chan's Song

    • The Nearness of You.
    • Verve.


Artist               Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham

Title                Gud Nuz Bluz

Composer      The Concord Jazz Heritage Series

Album             Gud Nuz  Bluz

Label               Concord

Number          Concord Jazz: 4837-2 Track 11

Duration         5.36

Performers    Snooky Young, Nolan Smith, t; Jimmy Cheatham tb; Louis Taylor, as; Ricky Woodard, ts; Plas Johnson, ts; Charles Owens, bars; Jeannie Cheatham, p, v; Richard Reid, b; John Harris, d. 1996.


Artist               Jelly Roll Morton

Title                Good Old New York

Composer      Morton

Album             Doctor Jazz

Label               Marshall Cavendish

Number          017 Track 14

Duration         2.47

Performers    Henry Allen, t; Joe Britton, tb; Albert Nicholas, cl; Eddie Williams, as; Jelly Roll Morton, p, v; Wellman Braud, b; Zutty Singleton, d. 4 Jan 1940


Artist               Miles Davis and Gil Evans

Title                Concierto de Aranjuez Part 2 (alternate take)

Composer      Rodrigo arr. Evans

Album             Sketches of Spain

Label               Columbia

Number          CL 1480 Track 10

Duration         3.32

Performers    Miles Davis, Ernest Royal, Bernie Glow, Johnny Coles, Louis R. Mucci, tp; Jimmy Buffington, Joe Singer, Tony Miranda, fr h; Frank Rehak, Dick Hixon, tb; Bill Barber, tub; Al Block, Harold Feldman, fl; Danny Bank, b cl; Romeo Penque, ob; Jack Knitzer, bn; Janet Putnam, hp; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d; Elvin Jones, perc;  Gil Evans, cond. March 1960.


Artist               Damon Brown

Title                Jousting in 3

Composer      Brown

Album             Han River Tales

Label               We Play Jazz

Number          MJW0206 Track 6

Duration         6.30

Performers    Damon Brown, t; Andrew Lautenbach, ts; Paul Kirby, p; Kim Daeho, b; Kim Minchan, d; 2015


Artist               Frank Sinatra / Count Basie Orchestra

Title                Where Or When

Composer      Rodgers / Hart

Album             Sinatra at the Sands

Label               Reprise

Number          7599-27037-2 Track 17

Duration         2.42

Performers    Frank Sinatra, v; Harry Edison, Al Aarons, Wallace Davenport, Sonny Cohn, t; Al Grey, Henderson Chambers, Grover Mitchell, Bill Hughes, tb; Marshal Royal, Bobby Plater, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, reeds; Count Basie / Bill Miller, p; Freddie Green, g’ Norman Keenan, b; Sonny Payne, d; Quincy Jones, arr. 1966


Artist               Liane Carroll

Title                Seaside

Composer      Stilgoe

Album             Seaside

Label               Linn

Number          AKD 533 Track 1

Duration         4.01

Performers    Liane Carroll, p, v; James McMillan, Evan Jolly, Andy Wood, brass; Julian Siegel, Rob Leake, reeds; Rob Luft, g; Steve Pearce, b; Ian Thomas, d.  2016


Artist               Benn Clatworthy

Title                What’s Going On?

Composer      Benson, Cleveland, Gaye 

Album             What’s Going On

Label               Laughing Lettuce

Number          720 Track 1

Duration         9.46

Performers    Benn Clatworthy, ts; John Donaldson, p; Simon Thorpe, b; Matt Home, d. 2016


Artist               Bobby Wellins

Title                Dream Dancing

Composer      Cole Porter

Album             Time Gentlemen Please

Label               Trio

Number          587 Track 8

Duration         4.56

Performers    Bobby Wellins, ts; John Critchinson, p; Andrew Cleyndert, b; Mark Taylor, d.  2010


Artist               Stephane Grappelli

Title                What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?

Composer      Marilyn and Alan Bergman

Album             Stephane Grappelli 1973

Label               Pye

Number          NSPL 18403 Side A Track 3

Duration         4.39

Performers    Stephane Grappelli, vn; Mark Hemmeler p; Jack Sewing, b; Kenny Clarke d. 1972.


Artist               Dizzy Gillespie

Title                Doodlin’        

Composer      Silver

Album             Complete 1956-7 Studio sessions

Label               American Jazz Classics

Number          99120 CD 1 Track 7

Duration         3.58

Performers    Dizzy Gillespie, Emmett Berry, Carl Warwick, Quincy Jones, Joe Gordon, t; Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Rod Leavett, tb; Phil Woods, Jimmy Powell, Ernie Wilkins, Billy Mitchell, Marty Flax, reeds; Walter Davis, p; Nelson Boyd, b; Charlie Persip, d. 1956


Artist               Michael Brecker

Title                Chan’s Song

Composer      Hancock

Album             The Nearness of You

Label               Verve

Number          Verve: 549-705-2 Track 1

Duration         5.15

Performers    Michael Brecker, ts; Pat Metheny, g; Herbie Hancock, p; Charlie Haden, b; Jack DeJohnette, d. Dec 2000.


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