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This week's postbag and emails contain requests from across the spectrum of jazz. Alyn Shipton's selection includes Duke Ellington's famous version of Creole Love Call with vocalist Adelaide Hall.

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Sat 6 Jan 2018 16:00

Music Played

  • Kenny Baker


    • Serenade to Sweden.
    • Telestar.
  • Kenny Baker

    Swingin' the Blues

    • The Boss Is Home.
    • Big Bear.
  • Stan Getz

    The Thrill Is Gone

    • Stan Getz Quartet at Large – Complete Sessions.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
  • Dave Brubeck

    Le Souk

    • Time Was.
    • Proper.
  • Benny Goodman

    After You've Gone

    • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 1944-1945.
    • Classics.
  • Joey Alexander

    Criss Cross

    • Countdown.
    • Motema.
  • John Surman

    Whistman's Wood

    • Whistman’s Wood.
    • ECM.
  • Bob Berg

    Friday Night at the Cadillac Club

    • Short Stories.
    • Denon.
  • Duke Ellington

    Creole Love Call

    • Masterpieces 1926-1949.
    • Proper.


Artist               Duke Ellington with Alica Babs

Title                 Stoona

Composer       Ellington

Album              Serenade to Sweden

Label               Telestar

Number           TRS 11100 S 1 T 3

Duration          2.53

Performers: Alice Babs, v; Duke Ellington, p; Gilbert Rovere, b; Christain Garros, d; 4 anonymous French horn players. Paris, 1 March 1963


Artist               Kenny Baker

Title                 Swingin’ The Blues

Composer       Basie / Durham

Album              The Boss Is Home

Label               Big Bear

Number           224 Track 1

Duration          7.31

Performers: Kenny Baker, Derek Healey, Bruce Adams, Simon Gardner, t; Don Lusher, Bill Galdard, Richard Edwards, tb; Roy Willox, Alan Barnes, Vic Ash, Dave Willis, Eddie Mordue, reeds; Brian Dee, p; Dave Green, b; Ralph Salmins d. Sept 1993


Artist                Stan Getz

Title                 The Thrill Is Gone

Composer        Brown / Henderson

Album              Stan Getz Quartet at Large – Complete Sessions

Label               Essential Jazz Classics

Number           55651 CD 2 Track 5

Duration           6.37

Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Jan Johansson, p; Dan Jordan, b; William Schiopffe, d. Jan 1960

Artist               Dave Brubeck

Title                 Le Souk

Composer       Brubeck, Desmond

Album              Time Was

Label               Proper

Number           Properbox 90 CD 4 Track 5

Duration          4.33

Performers: Paul Desmond, as; Dave Brubeck, p; Bob Bates, b; Joe Dodge, d. March 1954 Oberlin College


Artist               Kenny Davern

Title                 Jazz Me Blues

Composer       Clarence and Spencer Williams

Album              A Night With Eddie Condon

Label               Arbors

Number           ARCD 19238 Track 5

Duration          6.51

Performers:  Bernie Privin, t; Lou McGarity, tb; Kenny Davern, cl; Dill Jones, p; Eddie Condon, g; Jack Lesberg, b; Cliff Leeman, d. 30 April 1971


Artist                Benny Goodman

Title                  After You’ve Gone

Composer        Layton, Creamer

Album              Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 1944-1945

Label               Classics

Number           1345 Track 1

Duration          3.13

Performers:  Roy Eldridge, Yank Lawson, Mickey McMickle, t; Ward Silloway, Vernon Brown, tb; Benny Goodman, cl; Hymie Schertzer, Reggie Merrill, Art Rollini, Ernie Caceres, Wolff Tayne, reeds; Teddy Wilson, p; Tommy Kay, g; Gene Traxler, b; Specs Powell, d. 1944

Artist               Joey Alexander

Title                 Criss Cross

Composer       Monk

Album              Countdown

Label               Motema

Number           234279 Track 6

Duration          5.05

Performers:  Joey Alexander, p; Larry Grenadier, b; Ulysses Owens, Jr. d. 2016.


Artist               John Surman

Title                 Whistman’s Wood

Composer       Surman

Album              Whistman’s Wood

Label               ECM

Number           279 8108 Track 1

Duration          6.32

Performers:  John Surman, bcl. Bars, ss, kb, synth. 2012.


Artist               Bob Berg

Title                 Friday Night at the Cadillac Club

Composer       Berg

Album              Short Stories

Label               Denon

Number           CY1768 Track1

Duration          5.24

Performers:  Bob Berg, ts; Mike Stern, g; Don Grolnick, kb; Will Lee, b; Peter Erskine, d March 1987

Artist                Duke Ellington

Title                 Creole Love Call

Composer       Ellington

Album              Masterpieces 1926-1949

Label               Proper

Number           Properbox 25 CD 1 Track 20

Duration          4.08

Performers:  Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsol, Freddie Jenkins, t; Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol,  tb; Barney Bigard, cl. Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bars; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d; Adelaide Hall, vo. 11 Feb 1932


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