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April Frolics

To encourage the spirit of spring, Geoffrey Smith lays on an array of April frolics, jazz that's light-hearted, whimsical, downright outrageous. And always swinging, from the likes of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller to Anthony Braxton and Bobby McFerrin.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Albert Ammons

    Shout For Joy

    • Topaz Jazz: Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie Man.
    • Topaz.
    • 6.
  • Don Redman

    Shakin' The African

    • Shakin' The African.
    • HEP Records.
    • 5.
  • Louis Armstrong

    The Lonesome Road

    • Big Bands Volume 2 1913 - 1932.
    • JPSC.
    • 12.
  • Johnny Mercer

    Mr Gallagher And Mr Shean

    • Johnny Mercer Personality.
    • Golden Options.
    • 5.
  • Bill Harris

    Just One More Chance

    • BILL HARRIS AND FRIENDS.
    • FANTASY.
    • 4.
  • Woody Herman

    Panacea

    • The Woody Herman Story - Blowin' Up A Storm.
    • Proper.
    • 6.
  • Duke Ellington

    All Of Me

    • Ellington Jazz Party.
    • Columbia.
    • 2.
  • Ray Stevens

    Freddie Feelgood And His Funky Little Five Piece Band

    • Nashville / Boogity Boogity.
    • Collectables.
    • 14.
  • Anthony Braxton

    Ornithology

    • In the Tradition.
    • Steeplechase.
    • 1.
  • Hal Singer

    Fancy Pants

    • Blue stompin'.
    • Fontana.
    • 2.
  • Edmond Hall

    Don't Give Me Sympathy

    • Petite Fleur.
    • London.
    • 4.
  • Adelaide Hall

    That Old Feeling

    • Hall of Memories.
    • Conifer Records.
    • 17.
  • Don Ellis

    Pussy Wiggle Stomp

    • Autumn.
    • CBS.
    • 3.
  • Bobby McFerrin

    Manana Iguana

    Performer: Bobby McFerrin.
    • Spontaneous Inventions.
    • Blue Note.
    • 11.

Playlist

Shout for Joy
Albert Ammons

Albert Ammons
Topaz TPZ 1067
2.24
Albert Ammons, p

Shakin’ the African
Don Redman

Ted Koehler & Harold Arlen
HEP HEPCD1001                                                                                                    
2.38
Leonard Davis, Bill Coleman, Henry Allen, tpt; Claude Jones, Fred Robinson, Benny Morton, tbn; Ed Inge, Rupert Cole, as; Don Redman, as, voc,; Bob Carrol, ts; Horace Henderson, p; Talcott Reeves, bjo, gtr; Bob Ysaguirre, b; Manzie Johnson, d; Lois Deppe, voc

The Lonesome Road
Louis Armstrong

Shikret, Nathanie/Austin Gene
JSP JSPCD306
3.28
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra; Louis Armstrong, tpt, voc; Zilmer Randolph, tpt, voc; Preston Jackson, tbn; Lester Boone, cl, as; George James, cl, ss, as; Albert Washington, cl, ts; Charlie Alexander, p; Mike McKendrick, bjo, g; John Lindsay, b; Tubby Hall, d

Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean
Bing Crosby and Johnny Mercer

Gallagher, Mercer
Golden Options: GO-3841
2.49

Just One More Chance
Bill Harris

Coslow/Johnston
Fantasy OJC 083 S1/4              
2.26
Bill Harris, tbn; Ben Webster, ts; Jimmy Rowles, p

Panacea
Woody Herman
Burns, Feather
Proper P1159
3.30
Woody Herman and his Orchestra

All of Me
Duke Ellington
S. Simons / G. Marks
Columbia CS 8127
2.30
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

Freddie Feelgood and his Funky Little Five Piece Band
Ray Stevens
Ray Stevens
Collectables COL-CD-7688
2.38
Ray Stevens, voc, p, b, d

Ornithology
Anthony Braxton

Charlie Parker
Steeplechase SCCD31015 (1)
7.19
Anthony Braxton, cb cl, Tet Montoliu, p; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, b; Albert “Tootie” Heath, d

Fancy Pants
Hal Singer

Acker Bilk
Fontana 688-406ZL
4.21
Hal Singer, ts; Ray Bryant, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Osie Johnson, d

Don’t Give Me Sympathy
Edmund Hall

Edmond Hall
London LTZ-T-15166
4.44

That Old Feeling
Adelaide Hall
Fain, Brown
Conifer CDHD169
3.06
Adelaide Hall, voc; Fats Waller, organ

Pussy Wiggle Stomp
Don Ellis
Don Elis
CBS -63503
6.35
Don Ellis Big Band – Don Elis, tpt; Sam Falzone, ts; Mike Lang, p; Ralph Humphrey, d

Manana Iguana
Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin
Blue Note BT 85110
2.30
Bobby Mcferrin, voc                                                                                                                                                              

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