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2-15-2011

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

2-15-2011

Postby jazzjester » Fri March 25 2011 04:23 PM

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – One O’ Clock Jump August 1957 Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross (vcl) acc by : Nat Pierce (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Sing A Song Of Basie - ABC – Paramount Best Performance By A Vocal Group Or Chorus 1958

Count Basie and his Orchestra – Who, Me? May 31, 1959 location recording, "The Americana Hotel", Miami, Florida, Thad Jones (tp,arr) Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Al Grey (tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts,arr) Billy Mitchell (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Joe Williams (vcl) Breakfast Dance And Barbecue – Roulette Breakfast Dance' and 'Barbecue' was nominated in the dance band category for 1959,

February 19, 1959 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Hello Little Girl Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Fats Ford (tp) [aka: Andres Merenguito (tp) ], Ray Nance (tp,vln,vcl) Dizzy Gillespie (tp-1,2) Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (cl,as) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (conducting) Jimmy Jones (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (d) Jimmy Rushing (vcl) Ellington Jazz Party – Columbia Best Jazz Performance By A Group 1959



70 years ago today February 15, 1941 Duke Ellington - Jumpin' Punkins Rex Stewart (cnt) Ray Nance (tp,vln,vcl) Wallace Jones (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as) Otto Hardwick (as,cl) Ben Webster (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Billy Strayhorn (p-1) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (d) Complete Col & RCA Victor Sessions – Definitive




George Shearing, the blind British pianist who wrote and first recorded the jazz standard Lullaby Of Birdland, died on Monday in Manhattan at 91. In the late 1930s George Shearing sounded like Teddy Wilson or Fats Waller. He was encouraged by Glenn Miller, Fats Waller, and others to immigrate to the US after WWII but success didn’t come easy. As the story goes when he performed for one American agent he received the response: “What else can you do?” He realized he needed a sound of his own and the quintet was born and thus the Shearing sound. In 1949, just two years after he immigrated to the United States, his recording of “September in the Rain” became an international hit.

February 17, 1949 George Shearing - September In The Rain Marjorie Hyams (vib,p-1) George Shearing (p,accor-1) Chuck Wayne (g) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (d) Jazz Masters 57 - Verve

Mel Torme – I’m Hip October 1983 Mel Torme (v) George Shearing (p) Don Thompson (b) Donny Osborne (d) An Evening At Charlie’s - Concord

George Shearing – Lullaby Of Birdland July 1952 Joe Roland (vib) George Shearing (p) Dick Garcia (g) Al McKibbon (b) Marquis Foster (d) A Musical Autobiography – Concord




February 17, 1961 Buddy Tate – Boardwalk Buddy Tate (ts) Ronnell Bright (p) Wally Richardson (g) George Tucker (b) Roy Brooks (d) Groovin' with Buddy Tate - Prestige

Pianist arranger Hammond B-3 man and leader Bill Doggett born this week and probably most widely remembered by this pre Elvis 1950s smash called Honky Tonk

Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk (pt 1) Honky Tonk (pt 2) June 1956 Clifford Scott (ts-1) Bill Doggett (org) Billy Butler (g) Carl Pruitt (b) Shep Shepherd (d) The Very Best Of Bill Doggett Honky Tonk - Collectables

Dinah Washington - [No, no, no] You Can't Love Two June, 1954 Dinah Washington (vcl) acc by unidentified band including, Paul Quinichette (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Barry Galbraith, George Barnes (g) Keeter Betts (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury Vol 3

Royal Crown Revue – Stormy Weather 1998 Eddie Nichols (v) Scott Steen (tp) Mondo Dorame (ts) Daniel Glass (d) The Contender – Warner Brothers



British born Johnny Dankworth who along with his buddy Ronnie Scott haunted the jazz clubs in New York in the late 40s and took the bop message back to England. Dankworth a reedman leading his band on this recording of Basie’s Swingin The Blues

Johnny Dankworth (British) – Swingin The Blues March 13, 1958 London, Dickie Hawdon, Derrick Abbott, Stan Palmer, Colin Wright (tp) Garry Brown, Danny Elwood, Laurie Monk, Tony Russell (tb) Johnny Dankworth (narration,cl-1) Alex Leslie (bar,cl) Dave Lee (p) Eric Dawson (b) Kenny Clare (d) Danny Moss (ts,cl) Bob Carson (tp) Jack Botterill (tb) The Best Of Johnny Dankworth - EMI




February 16, 1963 George Shearing - Love Walked In Jazz concert:George Shearing (p) Bill Yancey (b) Vernell Fournier (d) Concert "Civic Auditorium", Santa Monica, CA, Live At Santa Monica – Capitol LP

Nat Cole – Pick Yourself Up Nat King Cole (vcl) George Shearing (p,arr) acc by large orchestra, Ralph Carmichael (cond,arr) unknown location and date Nat King Cole sings/George Shearing plays Capitol

George Shearing & Stephane Grappelli - After You’ve Gone April 1976 Villingen, Black Forest, Stephane Grappelli (vln) George Shearing (p) Andy Simpkins (b) Rusty Jones (d) The Reunion: Stephane Grappelli & George Shearing – MPS




February 16, 1962 Sonny Stitt & Jack McDuff - Ringin' In Sonny Stitt (ts) Brother Jack McDuff (org) Eddie Diehl (g) Art Taylor (d) Ray Barretto (cga) Stitt Meets Brother Jack - OJC

Blossom Dearie – The Party’s Over April 1959 Blossom Dearie (vcl,p) acc by Kenny Burrell (g) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Jazz Masters 51 – Verve

February 17 1959 Henry Mancini - Walkin' Bass (6) Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Frank Beach, Graham Young (tp) Dick Nash, Jimmy Priddy, John Halliburton, Karl DeKarske, Hoyt Bohannon (tb) Vince DeRosa, John Cave, Richard Perissi, John Graas (fhr) Ted Nash (fl-6) Paul Horn, Gene Cipriano (woodwinds) Victor Feldman, Larry Bunker (vib) John Towner Williams (p) Bob Bain (g) Rollie Bundock (b) Shelly Manne (d) Henry Mancini (comp,cond) More Music From Peter Gunn – Buddha




In the early years of George Shearing’s renown he recorded for the MGM label, but his longest professional relationship was with Capitol, where he was a mainstay of the roster from 1955 to 1969. Capitol teamed the Shearing sound with a number of great vocalists including new star Dakota Staton in 1957.

George Shearing/Dakota Staton – In The Night August 1957 Emil Richards (vib) George Shearing (p) Toots Thielemans (g) Al McKibbon (b) Percy Brice (d) Armando Peraza (cga,bgo) Dakota Staton (vcl) In The Night - Capitol

George Shearing Trio - Symphony New York June 1962 (p) Israel Crosby (b) Vernell Fournier (d)
Jazz Moments - Capitol

George Shearing & The Montgomery Brothers – Double Deal October 1961 Buddy Montgomery (vib) George Shearing (p) Wes Montgomery (g) Monk Montgomery (b) Walter Perkins (d) George Shearing And The Montgomery Brothers – OJC




February 13, 1960 Ella Fitzgerald - Mack The Knife Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Paul Smith (p) Jim Hall (g) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Gus Johnson (d) "Deutschlandhallen", Berlin, Germany, Ella in Berlin – Verve




George Shearing (British) - Blue Monk February, 1989 Warren Vache (cnt) George Masso (tb) Kenny Davern (cl) Ken Peplowski (ts) George Shearing (p) Neil Swainson (b) Jerry Fuller (d) A Musical Autobiography – Concord

George Shearing - Jumpin' with Symphony Sid December 1949 Marjorie Hyams (vib,p-1) George Shearing (p,accor-1) Chuck Wayne (g) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (d) Jazz Masters 57 - Verve

George Shearing/Nancy Wilson – On Green Dolphin Street July, 1960 Warren Chiasson (vib) George Shearing (p) Dick Garcia (g) Wyatt Ruther (b) Larance Marable (d) Armando Peraza (cga-1) Nancy Wilson (vcl) added The Swingin's Mutual - Capitol
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