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.
Jazz Record Requests
Artist Woody Herman
Title Wild Root
Composer Herman / Hefti
Album The Woody Herman Story
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
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
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
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
Album Dizzy Atmosphere
Number U15121 S 2 T 1
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
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?
Performers: Irene Kral, v; Alan Broadbent, p. 1974
Artist Lucky Thompson / Sammy Price
Title Up Above My Head
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
Album Andy Sheppard
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
Album Unlikely being
Label UK VIBE
Performers: Chris Bowden, as; Jim Watson, p; Chris Dodd b; Neil Bullock, d. 2018.