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Alyn Shipton's selection includes listeners' suggestions for the best jazz records of 2017.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 30 Dec 2017 16:00

Music Played

  • Kenny Ball

    We Three Kings

    • A Dixieland Christmas.
    • Pickwick.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    In A Mellow Tone

    • Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook.
    • Verve.
  • Duke Ellington

    Three Dances from Black Brown and Beige

    • The Carnegie Hall Concerts, Dec. 1944.
    • Prestige.
  • Abdullah Ibrahim

    Duke 88

    • Yarona.
    • Enja / Tiptoe.
  • Fletcher Henderson All Stars

    Honeysuckle Rose

    • Big Reunion.
    • Jazz Greats.
  • Brad Mehldau

    Hey Joe

    • Where Do You Start?.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Nothing Like You

    • Dreams and Daggers.
    • Mack Avenue.
  • Jam Experiment


    • Jam Experiment.
  • Vijay Iyer

    End of the Tunnel

    • Far From Over.
    • ECM.
  • Ken Colyer

    When I Leave This World Behind

    • Colyer at Wimbledon.
    • Upbeat.


Artist               Kenny Ball

Title                We Three Kings

Composer      trad

Album             A Dixieland Christmas

Label              Pickwick

Number          4129 Side 2 Track 3

Duration         2.57

Performers     (includes) Kenny Ball, t; John Bennett, tb; Andy Cooper, cl; Ron Bowden, d. 1994


Artist                Ella Fitzgerald

Title                 In A Mellow Tone

Composer       Ellington, Gabler

Album              Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook

Label               Verve

Number           4009-2 CD 2 Track 9

Duration          5.07

Performers Ella Fitzgerald, v; Ben Webster, ts; Oscar Peterson, p; Ray Brown, b; Herb Ellis, g; Alvin Stoller, d. 1957


Artist               Duke Ellington

Title                Three Dances From Black Brown and Beige

Composer       Ellington

Album             The Carnegie Hall Concerts, Dec. 1944

Label               Prestige

Number           2PCD 24073-2  CD 3 Track 3

Duration          5.58

Performers Rex Stewart, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, t; Joe nanton, Lawrence brown, Claude Jones, tb; Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Al; Sears, Otto Hardwicke, Jimmy Hamilton, reeds; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Hillard Brown, d  19 Dec 1944.


Artist               Abdullah Ibrahim

Title                 Duke 88

Composer       Ibrahim

Album              Yarona

Label               Enja / Tiptoe

Number          8888202 Track 2

Duration         6.55

Performers     Abdullah Ibrahim, p; Marcus McLaurine, b; George Johnson, d. Jan 1995.


Artist               Fletcher Henderson All Stars

Title                Honeysuckle Rose

Composer      Waller / Razaf

Album             Big Reunion

Label              Jazz Greats

Number          JG 624 Side A track 23

Duration         7.15

Performers      Rex Stewart, Dick Vance, Taft Jordan, Joe Thomas, t; J C Higginbotham, Benny Morton, Dickie Wells, tb; Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson, as; Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, ts; Norman Thornton, bars; Red Richards, p; Al Casey, g; Bill Pemberton, b; Jimmy Crawford, d. 1957


Artist               Brad Mehldau

Title                 Hey Joe

Composer       Billy Roberts

Album             Where Do You Start?

Label               Nonesuch

Number           7559 79610-5 Track 6

Duration          6.24

Performers      Brad Mehldau (piano) Larry Grenadier (double bass) Jeff Ballard (drums)


Artist               Cecile McLorin Salvant

Title                 Nothing Like You

Composer       Bob Dorough

Album              Dreams and Daggers

Label               Mack Avenue

Number           MAC1120 CD 2 Track 3

Duration          3.49

Performers     Cecile McLorin Salvant, v; Aaron Diehl, p; Paul Sikivie, b; Laurence Leathers, d. Rec: Sep 2016.


Artist               Jam Experiment

Title                Chorale

Composer       Mansfield

Album             Jam Experiment

Label               N/A

Number          689314 Track 2

Duration         4.23

Performers: Alexander Bone, ss; Rory Ingham, tb; Toby Comeau, kb; Joe Lee, b; Johnny Mansfeild, d. 2017-12-09


Artist               Vijay Iyer

Title                End of the Tunnel

Composer      Iyer

Album             Far From Over

Label               ECM

Number          576 7386 Track 4

Duration         2.17

Performers: Graham Haynes, cornet, Vijay Iyer, keyboards, Stephan Crump bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums.           



Artist               Ken Colyer

Title                When I Leave This World Behind

Composer      Berlin

Album             Colyer at Wimbledon

Label               Upbeat

Number          275 Track 2

Duration         EOM 7.06

Performers    Ken Colyer, c; Mike Sherbourne, tb; Roger Bird, cl; Ray Smith, p; Bill Stotesbury, bj; Annie Hawkins, b; Colin Bowden, d. 20 Dec 1975


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