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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 Duke Ellington's small group the Spacemen from his album The Cosmic Scene.

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Sat 11 Aug 2018 16:00

Music Played

  • Fletcher Henderson

    Hocus Pocus

    • 8.
  • Billy Taylor

    I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

    • Now That's What I Call Jazz.
    • Sony.
    • 16.
  • Duke Ellington


    • Blues in Orbit / The Cosmic Scene.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 5.
  • Harlem Jazz And Blues Band


    • Master Tapes Previously unissued on CD.
    • AAH Records.
    • 9.
  • Al Fairweather & Sandy Brown'S All Stars


    • 208 Rhythm Club: The Radio Luxemburg Sessions.
    • Vocalion.
    • 4.
  • Alex Welsh

    Creole Love Call

    • Just One More Chance.
    • Upbeat Recordings.
    • 8.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Potato Head Blues

    • Hotter Than That.
    • Marshall Cavendish.
    • 12.
  • Uncle Nef

    Shake It Baby

    • Uncle Nef.
    • Ropeadope.
    • 1.
  • Chaka Khan

    And The Melody Still Lingers On (Night In Tunisia)

    • Whacha Gonna Do For Me.
    • Warner.
    • 6.
  • Indo-British Ensemble

    Yaman (The Colonel'S Lady)

    • Curried Jazz.
    • MFP.
    • 1.
  • Max Roach & Anthony Braxton

    Tropical Forest

    • Birth and Rebirth.
    • Black Saint.
    • 3.
  • Jimmy Smith

    Eight Counts For Rita

    • Dot Com Blues.
    • Verve.
    • 2.
  • Peggy Lee

    New York City Blues

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid.
    • 18.

Jazz Record Requests


Artist                   Fletcher Henderson

Title                     Hocus Pocus

Composer           Will Hudson

Album                 Hocus Pocus

Label                  Bluebird

Performers: Russell Smith, Red Allen, Joe Thomas, t; Claude Jones, Keg Johnson, tb; Buster Bailey, Russell Procope, Hilton Jefferson, Coleman Hawkins, reeds; Fletcher Henderson, p; Bernard Addison, g; John Kirby, b; Vic Engle, d. 6 March


Artist                   Billy Taylor

Title                     I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Composer           Taylor

Album                 Now That’s What I Call Jazz

Label                  Sony

Performers: Billy Taylor Trio.


Artist                   Duke Ellington

Title                    Jones

Composer          Ellington / Terry

Album                Blues in Orbit / The Cosmic Scene

Label                  Essential Jazz Classics

Performers: Clark Terry, flugelhorn; Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl; Harry Carney, bars; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d; 2 April 1958.


Artist                   Harlem Jazz and Blues Band

Title                     Stagolee

Composer           trad

Album                 Master Tapes Previously unissued on CD

Label                   AAH Records

Performers: Doc Cheatham, t; Clyde Bernhardt, tb, v; (others tbc)


Artist                    Al Fairweather / Sandy Brown All Stars

Title                      Dinah

Composer            Akst, Lewis, Young

Album                  208 Rhythm Club: The Radio Luxemburg Sessions

Label                    Vocalion

Performers: Al Fairweather, t; Sandy Brown, cl, v; Tony Milliner, tb; Brian Lemon, p; Brian Prudence, b; Benny Goodman, d.1961


Artist                    Alex Welsh

Title                     Creole Love Call

Composer           Ellington / Mills

Album                  Just One More Chance

Label                   Upbeat

Performers: Alex Welsh, ldr; Roy Williams, tb; Al Gay, ss, cl; John Barnes, ts, cl; Fred Hunt, p; Jim Douglas, g; Ronnie Rae, b; Lennie Hastings, d. 28 May 1967.


Artist                    Louis Armstrong

Title                      Potato Head Blues

Composer            Armstrong

Album                  Hotter Than That

Label                    Marshall Cavendish

Performers: Louis Armstrong, t; John Thomas, tb; Johnny Dodds, cl; Lil Armstrong, p; Johnny St Cyr, bj; Pete Briggs, tu; Baby Dodds, d. 10 May 1927.


Artist                    Uncle Nef

Title                      Shake It Baby

Composer            T Bone Walker / John Lee Hooker

Album                  Uncle Nef

Label                   Ropeadope

Performers: Shannon Powell, d, v; Darren Hoffman, g; Sami Stevens, v. 2017.


Artist                    Chaka Khan

Title                      And the Melody Still Lingers On (Night In Tunisia)

Composer            Gillespie / Paparelli

Album                  Whacha Gonna Do For Me

Label                    Warner

Performers: Chaka Khan, v; Herbie Hancock, synth, others unidentified.


Artist                     Indo-British Ensemble

Title                      Yaman (The Colonel’s Lady)

Composer            Victor Graham

Album                  Curried Jazz              

Label                    MFP

Performers: Kenny Wheeler, fh; Ray Swinfield, fl; Dev Kumar, sitar; Sitara Kumar, tambura; Jeff Clyne, b; Bill Eyden, d; Chris Karan, tabla.


Artist                    Max Roach / Anthony Braxton

Title                      Tropical Forest

Composer            Roach/Braxton

Label                    Black Saint

Album                  Birth and Rebirth

Performers: Anthony Braxton, reeds; Max Roach, d. 1978.


Artist                    Jimmy Smith

Title                      Eight Counts for Rita

Composer            Smith

Album                  Dot Com Blues

Label                    Verve

Performers: Jimmy Smith, org; Russell Malone, g; John Clayton, b; Harvey Mason, d. 2000


Artist                    Peggy Lee

Title                      New York City Blues

Composer            Jones / Lee

Album                  Four Classic Albums

Label                    Avid

Performers: Peggy Lee and Quincy Jones Orchestra.





Jazz Record Requests

Artist               Callum Au

Title                September In The Rain

Composer      Warren / Dubin

Album             Something’s Coming

Label               Callum Au Music

Performers: Tom Walsh; George Hogg; Freddie Gavita; Henry Armburg Jennings, (trumpets); Callum Au (Tenor Trombone, Euphonium); Robbie Harvey (Tenor Trombone); Ross Anderson (Tenor Trombone); Barry Clements (Bass Trombone, Tuba); Lucas Dodd (Soprano/Alto Saxes); Jim Gold (Soprano/Alto Saxes); Simon Marsh (Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet); Tommy Laurence (Tenor Sax); Richard Shepherd (Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet), Peter Long (Tubax), Gareth Lockrane (Flutes, Piccolo), Nigel Hitchcock (Solo Alto Sax) Jon Russell (Guitar); Chris Eldred (Piano, Keyboards); Laurence Ungless (Double Bass, Bass Guitar); Ed Richardson (Drums) 2012


Artist               Sonny Rollins

Title                Where are You?

Composer      McHugh /Adamson

Album             The Bridge

Label               RCA

Performers    Sonny Rollins, ts; Jim Hall., g; Bob Cranshaw, b; Ben Riley, d. 13 Feb  1962


Artist              Brad Mehldau

Title               When It Rains

Composer     Mehldau

Album            Largo

Label              Warner

Performers: Brad Mehldau, p; Larry Grenadier, b; Matt Chamberlain, d; Steve Kujala, David Kostac, flutes; John Clarke, Earl Dumier, oboes; Gary Grey, Emile Bernstein, clarinets; Peter Mandell, Rose Corrigan, bassoons. Rec 2001.


Artist               Frank Sinatra

Title                I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Composer      Porter

Album             Songs For Swingin’ Lovers

Duration         3.43

Performers    Frank Sinatra, v; Nelson Riddle Orchestra, 1956

Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle’s orchestra in 1956.


Artist               Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong

Title                Isn't It A Lovely Day

Composer      Berlin

Album             Ella & Louis Complete Norman Granz Sessions

Label               One

Performers    Ella Fitzgerald,m v; Louis Armstrong, t, v; Oscar Peterson, p; Herb Ellis, g; Ray Brown, b; Buddy Rich, d. 16 August 1956.



Artist               The Swingles

Title                Bucimis

Composer      trad.

Album             Folklore

Label               Swingle Swingers LLP

Performers    Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson, Sara Davey, Clare Wheeler, Oliver Griffiths, Jon Smith, Kevin Fox, Edward Randell


Artist               Maria Schneider

Title                Days of Wine and Roses

Composer      Chase / Whiting

Album             Days of Wine and Roses

Label               Artistshare

Performers: Greg Gisbert, Ingird Jensen, Laurie Frink, Tony Kadleck, t; Keith O’Quinn, Larry Farrell, Rock Ciccarone, George Flynn, tb; Charles Pillow, Tim Rees, Scott Robinson, Rich Perry, Rick Margitza, reeds; Frank Kimbrough, p; Ben Monder, g; Tony Scherr, b; Tim Horner, d; Maria Schneider, dir. Jazz Standard NY 2000.


Artist               Tom Ridout

Title                Known No More

Composer      Ridout

Album             No Excuses

Label               33Jazz

Performers: Alex Ridout, t; Elliot Pooley, tb; Anna Drysdale, frh; Tom Ridout, reeds, recorders; Rob Luft, Billy Marrows, g; Will Barry, kb; Flo Moore, b; Phelan Burgoyne, d; Anastasia Stahlmann, Didier Osindero, v; Anita Kurowska, vla; Cicelia Brignall, cello; 2018.


Artist               NYJO

Title                Dawn Before Dark Before Dawn

Composer      Garland

Album             The Change

Label               NYJ

Performers: Louis Dowdswell, Adam Chatterton, Nick Dewhurst, James Copus, Tom Dennis, t; Ross Anderson, Pete Whitehouse, Tom Green, Chris Valentine, Barry Clements, tb; Anna Drysdale, frh; Helen Wilson, Jim Gold, Nadim Teimoori, Riley Stone-Lonergan, Chris Whiter, Tim Garland, reeds; Chris Eldred, p; Rob Luft, g; Conor Chaplin, b; Mike Mondesir, d. 2012.





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