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It Must Schwing: Blue Note tribute concert

A concert in tribute to Blue Note founders Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. Plus, hard-swinging organist Joey DeFrancesco shares tracks that have inspired him throughout his career.

Jumoké Fashola presents concert highlights from an evening in tribute to Blue Note record label founders Alfred Lion and Francis Wolf - the men behind one of the most influential labels in music history. Specially curated for the evening by the founder of the ACT record label, Siggi Loch, the group will be playing classic material from the pioneering label's golden era and feature a guest appearance from a true great of hard bop - saxophonist Benny Golson.

Also in the programme, hard-swinging organist Joey DeFrancesco, shares a collection of tracks that have inspired him throughout his career. DeFrancesco was mentored by organ legend Jimmy Smith and has worked with everyone from Miles Davis to Ray Charles, so he has plenty of stories to tell.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.

18 days left to listen

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Anne Paceo

    Nehanda

    • Bright Shadows.
  • Axel Zwingenberger

    Boogie For The Animals

    • Blue Note Special: "It Must Schwing!", recorded live at London Jazz Festival 201.
  • Axel Zwingenberger and Emile Parisien

    Summertime

    • Blue Note Special: "It Must Schwing!", recorded live at London Jazz Festival 201.
  • Nduduzo Makinithini

    Yehlisan'UMoya

    • Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds.
    • Blue Note.
  • Clifford Brown

    Joy Spring

  • Benny Golson & Jazz Animals

    I Remember Clifford

    • Blue Note Special: "It Must Schwing!" recorded live at the EFG London Jazz Festi.
  • Carmen Sandim

    Aruru, Juju

    • Play-Doh.
  • Joey DeFrancesco

    In the Key of The Universe

    • In the Key of The Universe.
  • Miles Davis & Miles Davis Sextet

    Dr Jekyll

    • Milestones.
    • CBS.
    • 1.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    St. Louis Blues

  • John Coltrane

    Resolution

    • A Love Supreme.
  • Jazz Animals

    Footprints

    • Blue Note Special: "It Must Schwing!" recorded live at EFG London Jazz Festival.

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