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In this week's selection from listeners' letters and emails, Alyn Shipton plays a broad range of music including vocals from American singer Irene Kral, as well as a feature for the Modern Jazz Quartet pianist John Lewis.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 21 Apr 2018 16:00

Music Played

  • Woody Herman

    Wild Root

    • 1.
  • Count Basie & Joe Williams

    The Comeback

    • Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • 2.
  • Helen Forrest & Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

    I'M In Love With The Honourable Mr So And So

    • JASMINE.
    • 12.
  • The Modern Jazz Quartet

    Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

    • Modern Jazz Quartet.
    • Poll Winners.
    • 2.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) #2

    • New Wave.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 10.
  • Lee Morgan

    Whisper Not

    • Dizzy Atmosphere.
    • London.
    • 1.
  • Frank Holder

    He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped

    • Ballads, Blues and Bop.
    • Mainstream.
    • 5.
  • Irene Kral & Alan Broadbent

    Where Is Love?

    • Where is Love?.
    • Choice.
    • 8.
  • Lucky Thompson & Sammy Price

    Up Above My Head

    • Paris Blues.
    • Universal France.
    • 3.
  • Andy Sheppard

    Java Jive

    • Andy Sheppard.
    • Antilles.
    • 1.
  • Chris Bowden

    We Talked

    • Unlikely Being.
    • UK VIBE.
    • 6.

Jazz Record Requests

Artist               Woody Herman

Title                Wild Root

Composer      Herman / Hefti

Album             The Woody Herman Story

Label               Proper

Performers: Sonny Berman, Neal Hefti, Irv Lewis, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, t; Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, tb; Woody Herman, Sam Marowitz, John La Porta, Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello, Skippy de Sair, reeds; Tony Aless, p; Billy Bauer, g; Chubby Jackson, b; Dave Tough, d, 8 Sep 1945.


Artist               Count Basie

Title                The Comeback

Composer      Foster

Album             Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams sings

Label               Fresh Sound

Performers    Reunald Jones, Wendell Culley, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, t; Bill Hughes, Henry Coker, Benny Powell, tb; Marshal Royal, Bill Graham, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, reeds; Count Basie p; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d; Joe Williams, v. 17 May 1956


Artist               Artie Shaw / Helen Forrest

Title                I’m In Love with the Honourable Mr So and So             

Album             Sweeter as the Years Go By

Label               Jasmine

Performers:   Chuck Peterson, Bernie Privin, John Best, t; George Arus, Les Jenkins, Harry Rogers, tb; Artie Shaw, cl; Les Robinson, Hank Freeman, Tony Pastor; George Auld, reeds; Bob Kitsis, p; Al Avola, g; Sid Weiss, b; Buddy Rich, d. 12 March 1939.


Artist               Modern Jazz Quartet

Title                Between the Devil and The Deep blue Sea

Composer      Arlen / Koehler

Album             Modern Jazz Quartet

Label               Poll Winners

Performers: Milt Jackson, vib; John Lewis, p; Percy heath b; Connie Kay, d. 5 April 1957.


Artist               Dizzy Gillespie

Title                Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) #2

Composer      Jobim

Album             New Wave

Label               Essential Jazz Classics

Performers    Dizzy Gillespie, t; Leo Wright, as; Charlie Ventura, bsx; Lalo Schifrin, p; José Paula, g; Chris White b; Rudy Collins, d; Carmen Costa, perc. May 1962

Artist               Lee Morgan

Title                Whisper Not

Composer      Golson

Album             Dizzy Atmosphere

Label               London

Number          U15121 S 2 T 1

Duration         5.55

Performers: Lee Morgan (trumpet); Al Grey (trombone); Billy Mitchell (tenor sax); Billy Root (baritone sax); Wynton Kelly (piano); Paul West (bass) & Charli Persip (drums). 18 Feb 1957


Artist               Frank Holder

Title                He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped

Composer      Gillespie / Brown / Fuller

Album             Ballads, Blues and Bop

Label               Mainstem

Performers: Frank Holder, (vocal, bongos); Martin Shaw (trumpet, flugelhorn), Dave O'Higgins (tenor sax), Malcolm Edmonstone (piano) Alec Dankworth (double bass) & Les Cirkel (drums) 2009


Artist               Irene Kral

Title                Where is love?

Composer      Lionel Bart

Album             Where is love?

Label               Choice

Performers: Irene Kral, v; Alan Broadbent, p. 1974


Artist               Lucky Thompson / Sammy Price

Title                Up Above My Head

Composer      trad

Album             Paris Blues

Label               Universal France

Performers    Lucky Thompson, ts; Sammy Price, p, v; Jean-Pierre Sasson, g; Pierre Michelot, b; Gerard Pochonet, d, 6 July 1957.


Artist               Andy Sheppard

Title                Java Jive

Composer      Sheppard

Album             Andy Sheppard

Label               Antilles

Performers    Andy Sheppard ss; Paul Dunmall, Jerry Underwood, ts; Nick Evans, tb; Dave De Fries, t; Dave Buxton, p; Pete Maxfield, b; Simon Gore, d; Mamadi Kamara, perc. 1987.


Artist               Chris Bowden

Title                We talked

Composer      Bowden

Album             Unlikely being

Label               UK VIBE

Performers: Chris Bowden, as; Jim Watson, p; Chris Dodd b; Neil Bullock, d. 2018.




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