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In this week's selection from listeners' emails, letters and cards, Alyn Shipton presents music in many styles of jazz including a track from the newly released album by saxophonist Alan Barnes and pianist Dave Newton.

1 hour

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Sat 20 Jan 2018 16:00

Music Played

  • Rocket 88

    St Louis Blues

    • Rocket 88.
    • Atlantic.
    • 3.
  • Duke Ellington

    Trumpets No End

    • Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts Dec 1947.
    • Prestige.
    • 11.
  • Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan

    You Better Go Now

    • 1957.
    • Signal.
    • 2.
  • Billie Holiday

    When You're Smiling

    • Billie Holiday and Lester Young, Complete Studio Sessions.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 1.
  • Bunny Berigan

    The Prisoner's Song

    • Let's Do It.
    • Acrobat.
    • 7.
  • Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck & Dave Van Kriedt


    • Reunion.
    • Fantasy.
    • 1.
  • Jon Hendricks

    No More

    • Live.
    • Fontana.
    • 4.
  • The Jazz Couriers

    A Foggy Day

    • The Jazz Couriers.
    • Jasmine.
    • 6.
  • Matthew Halsall

    Falling Water

    • When The World Was One.
    • Gondwana.
    • 3.
  • Alan Barnes & David Newton

    Detour Ahead

    • Ask Me Now.
    • Woodville.
    • 8.


Artist               Rocket 88

Title                 St Louis Blues

Composer        Handy

Album              Rocket 88

Label               Atlantic

Number           19293 Track 3

Duration          7.55

Performers: Colin Smith, t; John Picard, tb; Don Weller, Hal Singer, ts; Bob Hall, p; Alexis Korner, g; Jack Bruce, b; Charlie Watts, d. Rotation Club, Hanover, 1981


Artist               Duke Ellington

Title                 Trumpets No End

Composer        Berlin arr Williams

Album              Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts Dec 1947

Label               Prestige

Number           2PCD 24075 -2 CD 2 Track 11

Duration          3.42 EOM 3.14

Performers      Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Francis Williams, Al Killian, Shelton Hemphill, t; Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn, tb; Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Al Sears, Harry Carney, reeds; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Oscar Pettiford, b; Sonny Greer, d. 27 Dec 1947.


Artist               Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan

Title                 You Better Go Now

Composer        Riechner / Graham

Album              1957

Label               Signal

Number           S 1206 S 1 T 2

Duration          5.35

Performers      Red Rodney (trumpet), Ira Sullivan (tenor), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums), 1957


Artist               Billie Holiday

Title                 When You're Smiling

Composer        Goodwin, Shay, Fisher

Album              Billie Holiday and Lester Young, Complete Studio Sessions

Label               Essential Jazz Classics

Number           CD 1 Track 25

Duration          2.52

Performers: Buck Clayton t; Benny Morton, tb; Lester Young, ts; Teddy Wilson, p; Freddie Green, g; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d; Billie Holiday, v; 6 Jan 1938.


Artist               Bunny Berigan

Title                 The Prisoner’s Song

Composer        Massey

Album              Let’s Do It

Label               Acrobat

Number           145 Track 7

Duration          4.12

Performers: Bunny Berigan, Irv Goodman, Steve Lipkins, t; Al George, Sonny Lee, tb; Mike Doty, Joe Dixon, Clyde Rounds, George Auld, reeds; Joe Lippman, p; Tom Morgan, g; Hank Wayland, b; George Wettling.  August 1937


Artist               Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck, Dave Van Kriedt

Title                 Chorale

Composer        Bach arr Van Kriedt

Album              Reunion

Label               Fantasy

Number           8007 Side B track 1

Duration          4.15

Performers: Paul Desmond, as; Dave Van Kriedt, ts; Dave Brubeck, p; Norman Bates, b; Joe Morello, d. 1957


Artist               Jon Hendricks

Title                 Fast Living Blues

Composer        Hendricks

Album              Live

Label               Fontana

Number           6438019 Side 1 Track 5

Duration          3.57 (after removing 0.58 of spoken intro)

Performers      Jon Hendricks, v; Barry Roberts, Hank Shaw, t; Harold McNair, Peter King, Ronnie Scott, reeds; Reg Powell, p; Daryl Runswick, b; Bill Moody, d.


Artist               The Jazz Couriers

Title                 A Foggy Day

Composer        Gershwin

Album              The Jazz Couriers

Label               Jasmine

Number           2004 Track 6

Duration          7.20

Performers      Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes ts; Terry Shannon p; Phil Bates, b; Bill Eyden, d. 1957.


Artist               Matthew Halsall

Title                 Falling Water

Composer        Halsall

Album              When The World Was One

Label               Gondwana

Number           LP010 Track 3

Duration          9.25

Performers      Matthew Halsall, t; Nat Birchall, ss; Lisa Mallet, fl; Taz Modi, p; Rachel Gladwin, harp; Keiko Kitamura, koto; Gavin Barras, b; Luke Flowers, d. 2014


Artist               Alan Barnes / David Newton

Title                 Detour Ahead

Composer        Ellis, Frigo, Carter

Album              Ask Me Now

Label               Woodville

Number           WVCD 150 Track 8

Duration          5.30

Performers: Alan Barnes, reeds; David Newton, piano. 2017









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