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From the Nutcrackers to the Jivers

A selection of the best in jazz music.

The Classical Jazz Quartet literally take the work of Tchaikovsky and put it into a jazz context with a great respect for the original. At another part of the musical spectrum, there’s music from the Jive Aces who sound like Louis Prima would in the 21st century. Also there are some ‘old masters’ who recorded towards the end of their lives. Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Horace Parlan and Red Mitchell recorded in Sweden in 1985. Charles Mingus with two others as captured on tape in 1957 joined up with Danny Moss plus two others who gave their all just a few years ago — thankfully, again, someone pressed the record button at the right time! Humphrey Lyttelton in a fairly rare quartet setting with singer Cab Kaye and New Orleans singer Meschiya Lake with a Duke Ellington tune.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Benny Carter

    Memories Of You

  • The Jive Aces


  • Dutch Swing College Band

    Wabash Blues

  • George Shearing

    Bel Aire

  • George Chisholm


  • Danny Moss

    Like Someone In love

  • The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra

    Darktown Strutter's Ball

  • Charlie Parker

    An Oscar For Treadwell

  • Humphrey Lyttelton


  • Charles Mingus

    I Can't Get Started

  • Maynard Ferguson

    20 Rue De Madrid

  • The Singers Unlimited


  • Shorty Rogers


  • Tony Bennett

    Who Can I Turn To?

  • Bill Evans

    Are You All The Things?

  • Bud Freeman

    You Took Advantage Of Me

  • Meschiya Lake

    I Ain't Got Nuthin' But The Blues

  • Classical Jazz Quartet

    Blues A La Russe

  • Gene Ammons

    Hittin' The Jug