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Play lists from our weekly jazz radio broadcast including recording dates, personnel and CD and LP information.


Postby jazzjester » Tue July 27 2010 09:48 AM

April 24, 1959 Count Basie and his Orchestra – In A Mellotone + Blues In Frankies Flat location recording, Fresno, CA, Count Basie & His Orchestra 1959 – Jazz Unlimited

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - It Don't Mean A Thing
(ef,rn vcl) July 1966 Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (as,cl) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (d) ; flwg added on (1) only : Jim Hughart (b) Grady Tate (d) Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) "Antibes Jazz Festival", Juan-les-Pins, France, Ella And Duke At The Cote D’Azur – Verve 25:00

Count Basie – Untitled Blues
1966 Fresno Memorial Unreleased 31:00

April 21 jazz guitarist.Mundell Lowe (b. 1922) turns 88 this week.In the 1930s he played country music and Dixieland jazz. He later played with big bands and orchestras, and on television in during the 40s. In the 1960s, Lowe composed music for films and television in New York City and Los Angeles. He has performed with a countless list of jazz greats. Lowe is a regular featured performer at the annual W. C. Handy Music Festival and a member of the W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars.

Benny Carter – Rock Bottom March 1966 Benny Carter (as,arr) Bud Shank (as) Teddy Edwards (ts) Bill Hood (bar) Don Abney (p) Alvin Stoller (d) Bill Perkins (ts) Mundell Lowe (g) Al McKibbon (b) Further Definitions - Impulse

Blossom Dearie - Our Love Is Here To Stay Blossom Dearie (vcl,p)acc by Mundell Lowe (g) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Once Upon A Summertime – Verve September 1958

Mundell Lowe Quintet - Blues Before Freud April 10, 1957 Billy Taylor (p) Gene Quill (alto) Mundell Lowe (g) Les Grinage (b) Ed Thigpen (d) (Unknown vibes) A Grand Night For Swinging - Riverside

Carmen McRae - Yardbird Suite June 1955 Carmen McRae (vcl) acc by Herbie Mann (fl) Mat Mathews (accor) Dick Katz (p) Mundell Lowe (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Here To Stay – GRP 50:00

April 15 Bessie Smith born in 1895. The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time. Her first recordings were done in 1923 and hold up today much better than any other blues singers from the early period with it’s primitive recording techniques. Here are a couple of songs first recorded by Bessie the first also written by “The Empress of the Blues." Performed here by Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday with Sy Oliver and His Orchestra - Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer September 1949 Shad Collins, Buck Clayton, Bobby Williams (tp) George Stevenson, Henderson Chambers (tb) George Dorsey, Pete Clark (as) Budd Johnson, Freddy Williams (ts) Dave McRae (bs) Horace Henderson (p) Everett Barksdale (g) Joe Benjamin (b) Wallace Bishop (d) Billie Holiday (vcl) Sy Oliver (cond) Lady’s Decca Days Vol 1 - Decca

Dinah Washington with Eddie Chamblee and his Orchestra - Back Water Blues Fall 1957 Dinah Washington (vcl) acc by Reunald Jones, Charlie Shavers, Carl "Doc" Severinsen, Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Ray Copeland (tp) Julian Priester, Jimmy Cleveland, Sonny Russo, Rod Levitt (tb) Jerome Richardson (as,fl) Shahib Shihab (as) Benny Golson, Frank Wess, Eddie Chamblee (ts) Charles Davis (bar) Jack Wilson (p) Richard Davis (b) Charlie Persip (d) Ernie Wilkins (arr) Comp DW On Mercury Vol 5 - Mercury

April 14, 1966 Jimmy McGriff – Blues Go Away Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Newman (tp) Tom McIntosh, Paul Faulise, Wayne Andre (tb) Tony Studd (b-tb) Jerome Richardson, Frank Wess (as) Billy Mitchell, Budd Johnson (ts) Seldon Powell (bar) Jimmy McGriff (org) Barry Galbraith (g) Richard Davis (b) Mel Lewis (d) Tribute To Count Basie – Blue Note

Madeleine Peyroux – California Rain 2006 Half The Perfect World - Rounder

Rod McKuen – Bearded Ladies (excerpt) Beatsville - Stanyan

Dave Brubeck - Singin In The Rain Dave Brubeck (p) Ron Crotty (b) Cal Tjader (d,vib,cga,bgo)
San Francisco, March, 1950

Joe Williams acc by Harry Edison's Orchestra – September In The Rain July, 1961 Joe Williams (vcl) acc by orchestra, Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp,dir) Jimmy Jones (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Charlie Persip (d) Ernie Wilkins (arr) + others Together / Have A Good Time - Roulette

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Raincheck
January 20 & 21, 1960 Ahmad Jamal (p) Israel Crosby (b) Vernell Fournier (d) Chicago, Happy Moods – Argo 21:00

Art Blakey - Politely December 1958 Lee Morgan (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d)

Ramsey Lewis - The "In" Crowd
Live "The Bohemian Caverns", Washington, May 13-15, 1965 Ramsey Lewis (p) Eldee Young (b,cello) Issac "Redd" Holt (d)

Shirley Horn - The Great City May 1987 Shirley Horn (vcl,p) acc by Charles Ables (b) Steve Williams (d) Live "Vine St. Bar and Grill" I Thought About You – Verve 50:00

April 24 1946 Freddie Slack With Ella Mae Morse – Pig Foot Pete Freddie Slack (p) Al Hendrickson (g), Phil Stevens (b) Nick Fatool (d) Freddie Slack – Mosaic Select
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