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A Bach Christmas

Listeners' suggestions for jazz and Bach presented by Alyn Shipton include music from Django Reinhardt, Bill Evans, Lee Konitz, the Swingle Singers, and Jacques Loussier. Plus contemporary jazz interpretations of Bach from Tim Garland and Cyrus Chestnut.

1 hour

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Sat 23 Dec 2017 16:00

Music Played

  • Warne Marsh & Lee Konitz

    Two Part Invention, No 1 - Allegro

    • Live at The Montmartre Club, Vol 2.
    • Storyville.
  • Django Reinhardt

    Improvisation Sur le Premier Mouvement du Concerto en Re Mineur de J S Bach

    • Swinging With Django.
    • Naxos.
  • Jaco Pastorius

    Chromatic Fantasy / Blackbird

    • Word of Mouth.
    • Warner.
  • Uri Caine

    Variations 36, 37 & 38

    • The Goldberg Variations.
    • Winter and Winter.
  • Cyrus Chestnut

    Baroque Impressions

    • The Dark Before The Dawn.
    • Atlantic.
  • Bill Evans


    • Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra.
    • Verve.
  • Tim Garland

    Concerto for Soprano Saxophone - Homage to Father Bach, Movt. 3

    • Celebrating Bach.
    • AB.
  • Benny Goodman

    Bach Goes to Town

    • The Essential BG.
    • Proper.
  • Fats Waller

    Bach Up To Me

    • Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3.
    • JSP.
  • The Swingle Singers

    Fugue in C Minor

    • Bach’s Greatest Hits.
    • Philips.


Artist               Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh

Title                2-Part Invention No 1 - Allegro

Composer      J S Bach

Album             Live at The Montmartre Club Vol 2

Label               Storyville

Number           STCD 8202 Track 4

Duration          1.13

Performers     Lee Konitz, as; Warne Marsh, ts; Dec 1975.


Artist               Jacques Loussier

Title                Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565

Composer      J S Bach

Album             Play Bach 1, 2 and 3

Label               American Jazz Classics

Number          99114 CD 1 Track 5

Duration         8.57

Performers    Jacques Loussier, p; Pierre Michelot, b; Christian Garros, d. 1959


Artist               Django Reinhardt

Title                Improvisation Sur le Premier Mouvement du Concerto en Re Mineur de J. S. Bach

Composer      J S Bach

Album             Swinging With Django

Label              Naxos

Number          8.120698 Track 19

Duration         3.23

Performers    Eddie South, Stephane Grappelli, vn; Django Reinhardt, g. 25 Nov 1937


Artist               Jaco Pastorius

Title                Chromatic Fantasy / Blackbird

Composer      J S Bach / Lennon & McCartney

Album            Word of Mouth

Label              Warner

Number          93624 8246-2 Tracks 4 and 5

Duration         3.19 / 2.47

Performers    Jaco Pastorius, elb; Toots Thielemans, hca; plus Word of Mouth big band. 1981

Artist               Uri Caine

Title                 Variations 36, 37, and 38

Composer       Bach arr. Caine

Album             The Goldberg Variations

Label               Winter and Winter

Number           910-054-2 CD 1 Tracks 36, 37, 38

Duration          4.25 / 0.56 / 2.34

Performers     Ralph Alessi, t; Greg Osby, as; Todd Reynolds, vn; Uri Caine, p; James Genus, b; Reggie Washington, elb; Ralph Peterson, d; Milton Cardona, perc; Marco Bermudez, v; 2000


Artist               Cyrus Chestnut

Title                 Baroque Impressions

Composer       Bach arr. Chestnut

Album             The Dark Before The Dawn

Label               Atlantic

Number           82719-2 Track 4

Duration          4.42

Performers     Cyrus Chestnut p, 1995.


Artist               Bill Evans

Title                Valse

Composer      J S Bach arr. Ogermann

Album             Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra

Label              Verve

Number          8219832 Track 2

Duration         5.52

Performers     Bill Evans, p; Chuck Israels, b; Grady Tate, d. Orchestra directed by Claus Ogermann, Oct/Dec 1965.


Artist               Tim Garland

Title                Concerto for Soprano saxophone – Homage to Father Bach Movt 3

Composer      Garland

Album             Celebrating Bach

Label              AB

Number          ABCD 5025 Track 11

Duration          4.07

Performers     Tim Garland, ss; Northern Sinfonia, dir Bradley Creswick. 2009.


Artist               Echoes of Swing

Title                Gavotte from English Suite no 6

Composer      Bach arr Dawson

Album             Dancing

Label              ACT

Number          ACT 9103-2 Track 5

Duration         3.00

Performers     Colin Dawson, t; Chris Hopkins, as; Bernd Lhotzky, p; Oliver Mewes, d.


Artist                Benny Goodman

Title                 Bach Goes to Town

Composer       Templeton

Album             The Essential BG

Label               Proper

Number           Properbox 109 CD 3 Track 5 2.36

Duration          2.36

Performers    Benny Goodman, clt; Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, t; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, tb; Noni Bernard, Dave Matthews,  Art Rollini, Jerry Jerome, saxes; Jess Stacy p; Ben Heller, g; Harry Goodman, b; Buddy Schutz, d. 15 Dec 1938.


Artist               Fats Waller

Title                Bach Up To Me

Composer      Waller

Album            Complete Recorded Works Vol 3

Label              JSP

Number          946 CD 4 Track 5

Duration         2.40

Performers    Herman Autrey, t; Gene Sedric, cl, ts; Fats Waller, p; Al Casey, g; Charlie Turner, b; Yank Porter, d. 8 June 1936


Artist               Swingle Singers

Title                 Fugue in C Minor

Composer       Bach

Album             Bach’s Greatest Hits

Label               Philips

Number           600097 Side A Track 6

Duration          1.17

Performers     Swingle Singers, dir. Ward Swingle.


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