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Alyn Shipton's weekly dip into listeners' letters and emails requesting favourite jazz tracks from all periods and styles includes music by two contrasting pianists - Peter Nero and Jessica Williams.

1 hour

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Sat 4 Aug 2018 16:30

Music Played

  • Herbie Hancock

    Maiden Voyage

    • Complete Blue Note 60s Sessions.
    • Blue Note.
    • 4.
  • Bill Watrous & Carl Fontana

    Memories Of You

    • Bill Watrous and Carl Fontana.
    • Atlas.
    • 2.
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet

    Lands End

    • Complete Emarcy Recordings.
    • Emarcy.
    • 4.
  • Ben Webster

    Londonderry Air

    • Soho Nights Vol. 1.
    • ReSteamed.
    • 5.
  • Adrian Rollini & The Goofus Five

    Ain'T That A Grand And Glorious Feeling

    • The Goofus Five 1926-7.
    • Timeless.
    • 21.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

    • New Orleans - Soundtrack.
    • Upbeat.
    • 23.
  • Django Reinhardt

    D R Blues

    • Keep Cool - guitar solos 1950-53.
    • El / Five Four.
    • 12.
  • Duke Ellington

    The Jeep Is Jumping

    • Duke Ellington meets Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane.
    • Impulse.
    • 7.
  • Count Basie

    Easin' It

    • 1957-62 Live in Paris.
    • Fremeaux.
    • 7.
  • Freddie Green

    Up In The Blues

    • Mr Rhythm.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • 1.
  • Camilla George


    • ISANG.
    • 4.
  • Will Todd


    • 5.

Jazz Record Requests


Artist               Herbie Hancock

Title                Maiden Voyage

Composer      Hancock

Album             Complete Blue Note 60s Sessions

Label              Blue Note

Performers:Freddie Hubbard, t; George Coleman, ts; Herbie Hancock, p; Ron Carter, b; Tony Williams, d. 17 March 1965.


Artist               Bill Watrous and Carl Fontana

Title                Memories of You

Composer      Blake, Razaf

Album             Bill Watrous and Carl Fontana

Label              Atlas

Performers: Bill Watrous tb; Ross Tomkins, p; Bob Maize, b; Jake Hanna, d. May 1984.


Artist               Clifford Brown / Max Roach quintet

Title                Land’s End

Composer      Land

Album            Complete Emarcy Recordings

Label              Mosaic

Performers: Clifford Brown, t; Harold Land, ts; Richie Powell, p; George Morrow, b; Max Roach, d.

Artist               Ben Webster

Title                Londonderry Air (1st set)

Composer      trad. Arr Webster

Album             Soho Nights Vol. 1

Label              Re-Steamed

Performers: Ben Webster, ts; Stan Tracey, p; Dave Green, b; Tony Crombie, d.


Artist               Adrian Rollini and Goofus Five

Title                Ain't That a Grand and Glorious Feeling

Album             The Goofus Five 1926-7

Label              Timeless

Performers: Chelsea Quealey, t; Al Philburn, tb; Bobby Davis, cl, as, ss; Sam Ruby, ts; Jack Russin, p; Tommy Felline, bj; Adrian Rollini, bassx; goofus, Herb Weil, d; Ted Wallace, v. 15 June 1927


Artist               Louis Armstrong + Billie Holiday

Title                Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans

Composer      DeLange / Alter

Album             New Orleans - Soundtrack

Label              Upbeat

Performers: Louis Armstrong, t, v; Billie Holiday, v;  Barney Bigard, cl; Kid Ory, tb; Charlie Beal, p; Red Callendar, b; Zutty Singleton, d. 1946

Artist               Django Reinhardt

Title                D R Blues

Composer      Reinhardt

Album             Keep Cool - guitar solos 1950-53

Label               El / Five Four

Performers: Django Reinhardt, g; Maurice Vander, p; Pierre Michelot, b; Pierre Lamarchand, d. Jan 1953


Artist               Duke Ellington

Title                The Jeep Is Jumpin’

Composer      Hodges

Album             Meets Coleman Hawkins

Label              Impulse

Performers:Ray Nance, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Coleman Hawkins, ts; Lawrence Brown, tb; Duke Ellington p; Aaron Ball, b; Sam Woodyard, d. 1962


Artist               Count Basie

Title                Easin’ It

Composer      Foster

Album             1957-62 Live in Paris

Label              Fremeaux

Performers: Sonny Cohn, Snooky Young, Thad Jones, Al Aarons, t; Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Quentin Jackson, tb; Marshall Royal Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Eric Dixon, Charlie Fowlkes, reeds; Count Basie, p; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d. 5 May 1962


Artist               Freddie Green

Title                Up In the Blues

Composer      Green arr Cohn

Album             Mr Rhythm

Label              Fresh Sound

Performers: Joe Newman, t; Henry Coker, tb; Al Cohn, ts; Nat Pierce, p; Freddie Green g; Milt Hinton, b; Osie Johnson, d. 18 Dec 1955


Artist               Camilla George

Title                Isang

Composer      George

Album             Isang

Label              Ubuntu

Performers: Camilla George, as; Sarah Tandy, p; Daniel Casimir, b; Femi Koleoso, d. 2017


Artist               Will Todd

Title                Benedictus

Composer      Todd

Album             Mass in Blue

Label              Signum

Performers: Will Todd band, Vasari Singers, Bethany Halliday soprano.



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