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In a grand finale to the series, Geoffrey Smith presents an all-star array of some of his favourite tracks and performers, from Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Lester Young to Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins.

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Sun 27 Oct 2019 00:00

Music Played

  • Sidney Bechet & Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers

    Shake It And Break It

    • Ken Burns Jazz: Sidney Bechet.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 17.
  • Big Joe Turner

    Wee Baby Blues

    • Joe Turner's Blues.
    • TOPAZ.
    • 12.
  • Billie Holiday & Lester Young

    Me, Myself and I

    • The Complete Billie Holiday Lester Young.
    • Fremeaux & Associes.
    • 12.
  • Lester Young Kansas City Six

    Three Little Words

    • Kansas City 5, 6 & 7.
    • Classics.
    • 14.
  • Louis Armstrong

    On The Sunny Side Of The Street

    • Louis Armstrong C?est Ci Bon: Satchmo in the Forties.
    • Proper.
    • 4.
  • Miles Davis

    Someday My Prince Will Come

    • Someday My Prince Will Come.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 1.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Four

    • Now's the Time.
    • RCA Victor.
    • 9.
  • Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars

    Embraceable You

    • Jazz at the Philharmonic- The First Ten Years.
    • Proper.
    • 3.
  • Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges

    Stompy Jones

    • Side by Side.
    • Verve.
    • 1.

Finale

TITLE               SHAKE IT AND BREAK IT

Artists:             Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers

Composers:     H. Quail Clark/Lou Chicha Friscoe

Album Title:    Ken Burns Jazz: Sidney Bechet

Label:              Columbia/Legacy: 501031-2

Performers:     Sidney Brechet (soprano sax); Sidney De Paris (trumpet); Sandy Williams (trombone); Cliff Jackson (piano); Bernard Addison (guitar); Wellman Braud (bass); Sid Catlett (drums)

 

TITLE               WEE BABY BLUES

Artists:             Big Joe Turner with Art Tatum and his Band

Composers:     Johnson/Turner

Album Title:    Joe Turner's Blues

Label:              TOPAZ: TPZ1070

Performers:     Big Joe Turner (vocal); Joe Thomas (trumpet); Ed Hall (clarinet); Art Tatum (piano); John Collins (guitar); Billy Taylor (bass); Eddie Dougherty (drums)

 

TITLE               ME, MYSELF AND I

Artists:             Billie Holiday & Lester Young

Composers:     I Gordon, A Roberts, A Kaufman

Album Title:    The Complete Billie Holiday Lester Young

Label:              Fremeaux & Associes: 1-54

Performers:     Billie Holiday (vocal); Lester Young (tenor sax); Buck Clayton (trumpet); Edmund Hall (clarinet); James Sherman (piano); Freddie Green (guitar); Walter Page (bass); Jo Jones (drums)

 

TITLE               THREE LITTLE WORDS

Artists:             Kansas City Six

Composers:     Harry Ruby/Bert Kalmar

Album Title:    Kansas City 5, 6 & 7

Label:              Classics: Classics-912

Performers:     Lester Young (tenor sax); Bill Coleman (trumpet); Dickie Wells (trombone); Joe Bushkin (piano); John Simmons (bass); Jo Jones (drums)

 

 

TITLE               ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET

Artists:             Louis Armstrong and the All Stars

Composers:     Fields/McHugh

Album Title:    Louis Armstrong C?est Ci Bon: Satchmo in the Forties

Label:              Proper: P-1196

Performers:     Louis Armstrong (trumpet/vocal); Jack Teagarden (trombone); Barney Bigard (clarinet); Dick Cary (piano); Arvell Shaw (bass); Sidney Catlett (drums)

 

TITLE               SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME

Artists:             Miles Davis

Composers:     Larry Morey/Frank Churchill

Album Title:    Someday My Prince Will Come

Label:              Essential Jazz Classics: EJC55532

Performers:     Miles Davis (trumpet); John Coltrane (tenor sax); Hank Mobley (tenor sax); Wynton Kelly (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Jimmy Cobb (drums)

 

 

TITLE               FOUR

Artists:             Sonny Rollins

Composers:     Sonny Rollins/Miles Davis

Album Title:    Sonny Rollins ‎– Now's The Time!

Label:              RCA Victor RD-7670

Performers:     Sonny Rollins (tenor sax); Bob Cranshaw (bass); Roy McCurdy (drums)

 

 

TITLE               EMBRACEABLE YOU

Artists:             Jazz at the Philharmonic

Composers:     George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin

Album Title:    Jazz at the Philharmonic- The First Ten Years

Label:              Proper: P1427

Performers:     Roy Eldridge (trumpet); Tommy Turk (trombone); Charlie Parker (alto sax); Lester Young (tenor sax); Flip Phillips (tenor sax); Hank Jones (piano); Ray Brown (bass); Buddy Rich (drums)

 

TITLE               STOMPY JONES

Artists:             Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges

Composers:     Edward Kennedy/Duke Ellington

Album Title:    Side by Side

Label:              Verve: 521-405-2

Performers:     Duke Ellington (piano); Johnny Hodges (alto Sax); Harry Edison (trumpet); Les Spann (guitar); Al Hall (bass); Jo Jones (drums)

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