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Alyn Shipton's selection of requests from listeners' letters and emails focuses on favourite tracks by the great South African trumpeter, bandleader and composer Hugh Masekela, who died in January.

1 hour

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Sat 24 Feb 2018 16:00

Music Played

  • Jimmy Giuffre

    The Train and the River

    • Jazz on a Summer's Day.
    • Charly.
    • 1.
  • Stan Kenton

    Willow Weep For Me

    • Jazz in Silhouette.
    • Capitol.
    • 1.
  • Tony Williams


    • Spring.
    • Blue Note.
    • 1.
  • Jimmie Noone

    Four or Five Times

    • New Orleans Giants, 1936-1940.
    • JSP.
    • 8.
  • Geraldo

    Begin the Beguine

    • Songs of Cole Porter.
    • One Media.
    • 11.
  • Tommy Whittle

    You've Changed

    • Jigsaw.
    • Alamo.
  • Neil Ardley


    • Greek Variations.
    • Universal/Impressed Repressed.
    • 1.
  • Hugh Masekela

    Soweto Blues

    • Playing @ Work.
    • House of Masekela.
    • 8.
  • Hugh Masekela

    Canteloupe Island

    • Lasting Impressions of Ooga Booga.
    • Verve.
    • 4.
  • Hugh Masekela

    Grazing in the Grass

    • Greatest Hits.
    • Sony.
    • 1.


Artist               Jimmy Giuffre

Title                 The Train and The River

Composer        Giuffre

Album              Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Label               Charly

Number           X 686 CD Track 1

Duration          4.32

Performers: Jimmy Giuffre, cl, ts; Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Jim Hall, g. 1958


Artist               Stan Kenton

Title                 Willow Weep for Me

Composer        Ronell

Album              Jazz In Silhouette

Label               Capitol

Number           Track 1

Duration          5.49

Performers: Bill Chase, Bud Brisbois, Rolf Ericsson, Dalton Smith, Roger Middleton, t; Archie LeCoq, Bob Knight, Don Sebesky, Jim Amlotte, Kent Larson, tb; Bill Trujillo, Charlie Mariano, Jack Nimitz, John Bonnie, Marvin Holladay, reeds; Stan Kenton, p; Pete Chilivy, b; Jimmy Campbell, d. 1960.


Artist               Anthony Williams

Title                 Extras

Composer        Williams

Album              Spring

Label               Blue Note

Number           4216 Track 1

Duration          8.09

Performers: Sam Rivers, Wayne Shorter, reeds; Herbie Hancock, p; Gary Peacock, b; Anthony Williams, d. 1966.


Artist               Jimmie Noone

Title                 Four or Five Times

Composer        Hellman, Gay

Album              New Orleans Giants, 1936-1940

Label               JSP

Number           336 Track 8

Duration          3.04

Performers: Charlie Shavers, t; Jimmie Noone, cl; Pete Brown, as; Frank Smith, p; Teddy Bunn, g; Wellman Braud, b; O’Neil Spencer, d. 1 Dec 1937.


Artist               Geraldo

Title                 Begin the Beguine

Composer        Porter

Album              Songs of Cole Porter

Label               One Media

Number           Track 11

Duration          3.25

Performers: Eve Becke, v; with Geraldo and His Orchestra.


Artist               Tommy Whittle

Title                 You’ve Changed

Composer        Carey / Fischer

Album              Jigsaw

Label               Alamo

Number           AJ 4501

Duration          6.46

Performers: Tommy Whittle, ts; John Horler, p; Lennie Bush, b; Bobby Orr, d. 1977


Artist               Neil Ardley

Title                 Meteora / Kriti

Composer        Ardley

Album              Greek Variations

Label               Universal / Impressed Repressed

Number           986 689-9 Track 1

Duration          (in at 18.34 out at end 23.50) dur 5.16

Performers:     Ian Carr, t; Mike Gibbs, tb; Barbara Thompson, Don Rendell, Karl Jenkins, reeds; Frank Ricotti, vib; Jack Bruce, Jeff Clyne, b; John Marshall, d. John Rothstein, K Isaacs, vn; K Essex, vla; A Fleming, K Tunnel, vc; 1970

The final segment of Neil Ardley’s Greek Variations, from the 1970 album of the same name.


Artist               Hugh Masekela

Title                 Soweto Blues

Composer        Masekela

Album              Playing @ Work

Label               House of Masekela

Number           HOM002 Track 8

Duration          6.52


Artist               Hugh Masekela

Title                 Canteloupe Island

Composer        Hancock

Album              Lasting Impressions of Ooga Booga

Label               Verve

Number           5316302 Track 4

Duration          5.28

Performers: Hugh Masekela, t; Larry Willis, p; Hal Dotson, b; Henry Jenkins, d. 1965

Artist               Hugh Masekela

Title                 Grazing in the Grass

Composer        Masekela

Album              Greatest Hits

Label               Sony

Number           498266-2 Track 1

Duration          2.54

Performers      Hugh Masekela, t; Dumisani Hlela, d; John Seloiwane, g; O Moiloa, kb; Arthur Tschabelela, p; Kaya Mhlangu, reeds; 1968 



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