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In this week's selection of requests from listeners' letters and emails asking for all styles of jazz, Alyn Shipton includes tracks by Fats Waller, Ellery Eskelin, Stan Tracey and Sonny Rollins, and looks forward to Valentine's Day with a tongue-in-cheek duet from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday.

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Sat 10 Feb 2018 16:00

Music Played

  • Dizzy Gillespie and the CTI All-Stars


    • Rhythmstick.
    • CTI.
    • 1.
  • Nat Steele

    Bags' Groove

    • Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet.
    • 598.
    • 8.
  • Benny Goodman

    China Boy

    • Complete Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert.
    • Phoenix.
    • 6.
  • Fats Waller

    If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

    • Parlor Piano Solos from Rare Piano Rolls 1924-1931.
    • Biograph.
    • 7.
  • Fats Waller

    A Little Bit Independent

    • Complete Recordings Vol 3.
    • JSP.
    • 7.
  • Louis Armstrong

    My Sweet Hunk O Trash

    • C'est si bon.
    • Proper.
    • 13.
  • Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins & Jim Black

    One Great Day

    • One Great Day.
    • Hatology.
    • 1.
  • Stan Tracey

    Cockle Row

    • Under Milk Wood Suite.
    • Jazzizit.
    • 1.
  • Tony Lee


    • Close To You.
    • Mainstem.
    • 8.
  • Stan Kenton

    Blues in Burlesque Parts 1 and 2

    • n/a.
    • Capitol.
    • 1.
  • Sonny Rollins


    • And the Contemporary Leaders.
    • Contemporary.
    • 4.


Artist               Dizzy Gillespie and the CIT All Stars

Title                 Caribe

Composer        Camilo

Album              Rhythmstick

Label               CTI

Number           Track 1

Duration          6.44

Performers:     Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, t; Phil Woods, Bob Berg, reeds; Hilton Ruiz, p; Anthony Jackson, b; John Scofield, g; Bernard Purdie, Marvin Smitty Smith, d; Airto Moreira, Tito Puente, perc. 1990


Artist               Nat Steele

Title                 Bags Groove

Composer        Jackson

Album              Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet

Label               Trio

Number           598 Track 8

Duration          4.09

Performers: Nat Steele, vib; Gabriel Latchin, p; Dario De Lecce, b; Steve Brown, d. 2016


Artist               Benny Goodman

Title                 China Boy

Composer        Winfree / Boutelje

Album              Complete Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert

Label               Phoenix

Number           131592 CD 2 Track 6

Duration          4.58 (EOM around 4.49)

Performers      Benny Goodman, cl; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d. 16 Jan 1938


Artist               Fats Waller

Title                 If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

Composer        Johnson

Album              Parlor Piano Solos from Rare Piano Rolls 1924-1931

Label               Biograph

Number           Track 7

Duration          2.59

Performers: Fats Waller, James P Johnson, p.


Artist               Fats Waller

Title                 A Little Bit Independent

Composer        Leslie / Burke

Album              Complete Recordings Vol 3

Label               JSP

Number           946 CD C Track 7

Duration          3.00

Performers: Herman Autrey, t; Gene Sedric, cl, ts; Fats Waller, p, cel, v; James Smith, g; Charles Turner b; Yank Porter, d.


Artist               Louis Armstrong

Title                 My Sweet Hunk O Trash

Composer        Johnson / Miller

Album              C’est si bon

Label               Proper

Number           Properbox 24 Cd 4 Track 13

Duration          3.23

Performers: Louis Armstrong, t. v; Billie Holiday, v; Bernie Privin, t; Sid Cooper, Johnny Mince, Sid Cooper, Art Drelingerm, Pat Nizza, reeds; Billy Kyle, p; Everett Barksdale, g; Joe Benjamin, b; Jimmy Crawford, d; Sy Oliver, arr, dir. 1949


Artist               Ellery Eskelin / Andrea Parkins / Jim Black

Title                 One Great Day

Composer        Eskelin

Album              One Great Day

Label               Hatology

Number           502 Track 1

Duration          8.43

Performers: by Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax), Andrea Parkins (accordion and sampler), Jim Black (percussion), 30 Sep 1996.

Artist               Stan Tracey

Title                 Llareggub

Composer        Tracey

Album              Under Milk Wood Suite

Label               Jazzizit

Number           9815 Track 6

Duration          4.50

Performers: Bobby Wellins, t; Stan Tracey, p; Jeff Clyne, b; Jackie Dougan, d. May 1965.


Artist               Tony Lee

Title                 Doodlin’

Composer        Silver

Album              Close to You

Label               Mainstem

Number           Track 8

Duration          4.20

Performers      Tony Lee, p; Ian Scott Taylor, b; Martin Drew, d. 2000


Artist               Stan Kenton

Title                 Blues in Burlesque Parts 1 and 2

Composer        Shelly Manne

Album              n/a

Label               Capitol

Number           CL13650

Duration          4.44

Performers: Shelly Manne, d, v; with (probably) John Howell, Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers, Chico Alvarez, Jimmy Salko, t; Milt Bernhardt, Harry Betts, Bob Fitzpatrick, Dick Kenney, tb; Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Jimmy Giuffre, Bert Caldari, Bob Gioga, reeds; Stan Kenton p; Ralph Blaze, g; Don Bagley b. 1951


Artist               Sonny Rollins

Title                 You

Composer        Adamson / Donaldson

Album              And the Contemporary Leaders

Label               Contemporary

Number           7564 Track 4

Duration          4.16

Performers: Sonny Rollins, ts; Victor Feldman, vib; Hampton Hawes, p; Barney Kessel, g; Leroy Vinnegar, b; Shelly Manne, d. Oct 1958.



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