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20070223

Alyn Shipton offers guidance to building a jazz library.

This programme features the great Louis Armstrong.

Satchmo's early work is assessed by his friend and fellow trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton, while his legacy is explored by Abram Wilson, one of the finest contemporary New Orleans trumpeters.

Ranging from the early Hot Five days of the 1920s to his final triumphs with the All Stars, Alyn suggests the best recordings by Louis to form the cornerstone of any jazz collection.

20070302

Alyn Shipton offers guidance to building a jazz library.

This programme features Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, one of the most distinctive soloists in jazz.

Garbarek's career includes collaborations with a range of performers including Keith Jarrett, Bobo Stenson and the Hilliard Ensemble.

20070309

Alyn Shipton offers guidance to building a jazz library.

This programme features the extraordinary saxophonist Charlie Parker, still regarded as one of the greatest soloists and innovators in jazz.

Alyn explores Parker's work from the earliest big band days to his premature death, including his partnerships with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Fats Navarro.

Studio guests are Brian Priestley, who discusses Parker's live recordings, and Peter King, who explains his significance as a saxophonist.

20070316

Bill Evans

Alyn Shipton offers guidance to building a jazz library and to select the best recordings by jazz pianist Bill Evans he is joined by Radio 3 Young Generation Artist pianist Gwilym Simcock.

Music includes the celebrated Village Vanguard sessions with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian, and Miles Davis's Kind of Blue as well as Evans's pioneering multitracked recordings Conversations with Myself.

20070323

Alyn Shipton offers guidance to building a jazz library and selects the best recordings by saxophonist Wayne Shorter.

Alyn charts his work from early days with Art Blakey through his own prolific career as a leader, not forgetting his discs with Miles Davis.

Shorter himself suggests some unexpected pieces from his repertoire that ought to be considered for any jazz collection.

20070330

One of Britain's most famous jazz exports, bassist Dave Holland, joined Miles Davis at the age of 21, and since then he has become a world-famous recording artist.

He guides Alyn Shipton through his work on disc, including his own trios, quintets and big bands, as well as records with Betty Carter, Herbie Hancock and Kenny Wheeler to help choose the best examples for a jazz library.

20070406

The great jazz diva Sarah Vaughan left a huge legacy of first-rate recordings, so how do you choose the essential items for a jazz collection?

Alyn Shipton and Jacqui Dankworth explore her work, including sessions with pianist Jimmy Jones, trumpeters Clifford Brown and Miles Davis and bandleaders Quincy Jones, Ernie Wilkins and Lalo Schifrin, in order to select the ideal tracks for newcomers to jazz and seasoned collectors alike.

20070413

Alyn Shipton and Irish singer Christine Tobin select the gems from the ten-year recording career of blues legend Bessie Smith that should form the basis of a collection of her work.

The most influential popular female musician of the 1920s, Smith produced records that sold in unprecedented numbers.

Referred to as the Empress of the Blues, she had a profound impact on jazz and blues musicians during her short lifetime and in the years immediately following her tragic death in 1937.

20070420

Alyn Shipton recommends recordings from the first two decades of Miles Davis's recorded work.

With trumpeter Guy Barker, he explores the highly significant relationship between Miles and arranger Gil Evans, which began with Birth of the Cool and produced such masterpieces as Sketches of Spain and Porgy and Bess.

Then Davis's biographer Brian Morton joins Alyn to explore the discs that surround the iconic album Kind of Blue.

20070504

Tenor saxophonist and flautist Charles Lloyd is one of the elder statesmen of jazz, highly respected for his work with Chico Hamilton and Cannonball Adderley as well as for the series of quartets he has led since the 1960s.

On the eve of the weekend in which he makes rare British appearances at the Barbican and at Cheltenham, he joins Alyn Shipton to help select the finest recordings of his career, including from an early quartet with Keith Jarrett, and his long-term partnership with drummer Billy Higgins.

20070518

Over the past three months, Alyn Shipton has invited listeners to contribute their own suggestions for the Jazz Library, by proposing additional tracks by the artists featured in the series so far.

As well as including music by Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Weather Report, Jan Garbarek and other featured artists, Alyn is also joined by several listeners, who introduce their recommended records alongside his original proposals.

20070525

Alyn Shipton is joined by biographer Brian Priestley to select the best recordings of bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus, which include such albums as Mingus Ah Um, Blues and Roots, and Pithecanthropus Erectus.

20070601

Alyn Shipton is joined by Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko to help select the finest examples of his recorded work that should be in any jazz collection.

One of the most celebrated jazz musicians in Europe, Stanko looks back on his collaborations with Krzysztof Komeda and Edward Vesala, and discusses the albums he has made under his own name, including Litania and Leosia.

20070608

To coincide with World Routes' visit to Cuba, Alyn Shipton focuses on the essential examples of Cuban jazz for any jazz collection.

Starting with the Afro-Cuban experiments of Dizzy Gillespie with Chano Pozo in the 1940s, and Charlie Parker's later work with Chico O'Farrill, Alyn is joined by trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, founder member of Irakere, to survey more recent discs, including several issues newly released on CD.

20070615

Author and critic Brian Morton joins Alyn Shipton to select the essential examples of bandleader Sun Ra's work.

Born Herman Blount, he was as famous for his exotic headgear and claims that his inspiration and music came from outer space, as his band The Arkestra.

Yet beneath the exotic image, Ra was a highly creative musician, redefining the structure and sound of the jazz big band.

20070622

Pianist and bandleader Chick Corea himself guides Alyn Shipton through some of his finest recordings.

Few musicians in jazz have the extraordinary stylistic range of Chick Corea.

His work ranges from acoustic bebop to rock fusion, from free jazz to the classic Miles Davis Quintet, as well as his own groundbreaking ensembles Return to Forever and the Elektric Band.

20070629

One of the most technically accomplished guitarists in jazz history, Pat Metheny joins Alyn Shipton to discuss his recordings, and select some of the highlights, including not only his own groups, but also his work with Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, Jim Hall and many other greats.

20070706

New Orleans clarinettist George Lewis was the spearhead of the traditional jazz revival from 1942 until his death in 1969.

Alyn Shipton is joined by Lewis' friend and protege Tom Sancton to select the highlights from his vast catalogue of recordings.

Music includes Bunk Johnson's brass and dance bands, Lewis' trio, quartet and Ragtime Band, and work with such other jazz legends as Lizzie Miles and De De Pierce.

20070720

To mark the 40th anniversary of the death of John Coltrane, Alyn Shipton is joined by award-winning saxophonist Soweto Kinch to assess the Coltrane legacy, and select the recordings by the great saxophonist that should be included in any jazz collection.

As well as Blue Train, Giant Steps and A Love Supreme, Alyn and Soweto also explore some of Coltrane's less well-known recordings.

20070727

Alyn Shipton is joined by expert Pete Long to choose the essential recordings from Duke Ellington's output between 1940 and his death in 1974, including the long symphonic work Black Brown and Beige as well as his version of the Nutcracker Suite and the Second Sacred Concert.

20070803

Singer Christine Tobin guides Alyn Shipton through the best work from Billie Holiday's early and late career.

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest singers in jazz history, Billie Holiday's short life produced a remarkable recorded legacy, in which anguish blended with ecstasy as she sang of unrequited love.

Her voice changed with age and hard living, and among the highlights are Good Morning Heartache, My Man and the emotional wasteland of Strange Fruit, a song about a Southern lynching.

20070817

Alyn Shipton presents a programme of listeners' suggestions for additions to the jazz library, including tracks by Tomasz Stanko, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Chick Corea.

Vintage piano expert Adam Ramet compares the sound quality of 1920s CD reissues and listeners discuss Charles Mingus albums.

20070831

Alyn Shipton and trumpeter Byron Wallen select a few of pianist Andrew Hill's major recordings in this tribute to the late instrumentalist, bandleader and composer.

Alyn's archive interviews with Hill himself set the scene for his long association with Blue Note records, and Wallen offers a unique insight from his experience as a member of Hill's final bands.

20070907

The King of Swing, and one of the finest of all jazz clarinetists, Benny Goodman recorded prolifically, and was as dazzlingly talented in a big band setting as in a small group.

He encouraged multi-racial bands, with his trio, quartet and sextet, and helped bring guitarist Charlie Christian to a wider audience.

Alyn Shipton is joined by John Dankworth, who shares some of his keen insights into Goodman's style, his selection of key recordings and his personal reminiscences of Benny, with whom he played for the first time in 1949.

20070914

In October, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz celebrates his eightieth birthday.

To mark the event and to chart a course through his prolific recordings, Alyn Shipton talks to Konitz about the landmarks in his career, beginning with his early days with Claude Thornhill and Stan Kenton and progressing to his work on Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool and with Lennie Tristano and his circle.

20070921

Alyn Shipton is joined by British drummer Ralph Salmins to survey the prolific output of Buddy Rich, covering both Rich's discs under his own name and his appearances with other musicians.

Starting his life as a child tap dancer, Buddy Rich became one of the most gifted drummers in jazz history, and this month marks the 90th anniversary of his birth.

20070928

To celebrate Radio 3's fortieth birthday this weekend, Alyn Shipton selects commercially issued jazz CDs that started life as broadcasts on Radio 3 itself.

1/2.

Including concerts by Betty Carter, Anthony Braxton and Stan Getz, the British bands of Ian Carr and Elton Dean, a solo recital by pianist Ralph Sutton and the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band in full flight.

As well as excerpts from archive interviews with the musicians, Alyn talks to former BBC jazz producer Derek Drescher.

20071005

Continuing the celebration of the station's 40th birthday, Alyn Shipton delves further into the collection of CDs that started life as Radio 3 broadcasts.

2/2.

Once again he is joined by jazz producer Derek Drescher for music by John Surman, Art Blakey, Gil Evans, George Shearing, Don Grolnick and Stan Tracey.

20071012

Alyn Shipton is joined by pianist, writer and historian Brian Priestley to consider the work of Art Tatum, arguably the greatest piano virtuoso in jazz history.

They look at Tatum's early solo recordings, so dazzling that many listeners thought two pianists must be playing, and also consider his trios and bands, as well as late work from the 1950s when he worked with such giants as Lionel Hampton and Ben Webster.

20071123

Sonny Rollins

1/2.

On the eve of his Radio 3 London Jazz Festival concert at the Barbican in London, Sonny Rollins joins Alyn Shipton to select the key recordings from his voluminous catalogue.

Widely regarded as a major living exponent of the tenor saxophone and an innovator since the end of the 1940s, here Rollins focuses on his early years, from albums made with Emo Hope and Kenny Dorham to his masterpieces Tenor Madness and Saxophone Colossus.

On the way he discusses calypso, trio improvising and his close friendship with Thelonious Monk.

20071130

Audience Feedback

The quarterly edition of Jazz Library in which listeners suggest additional recordings to those which have been recommended by the programme over the last three months.

This edition was recorded in front of a live audience during the London Jazz Festival.

As well as listeners joining him on stage to discuss their recommendations, Alyn Shipton introduces some special festival guests with their own additions to the Jazz Library.

20071207

Dave Brubeck

To celebrate pianist Dave Brubeck's 87th birthday, Alyn Shipton introduces part of a conversation with Brubeck recorded during his quartet's 40th anniversary tour of the UK, in which he selects some of his favourite recordings from a catalogue that includes over 100 albums.

As well as such perennial favourites as Take Five by his historic quartet with Paul Desmond, Brubeck also looks at his collaborations with Gerry Mulligan, the London Symphony Orchestra and his present day band with saxophonist Bobby Militello.

20071214

Sonny Rollins

2/2.

Alyn Shipton concludes his conversation with the great Sonny Rollins, and brings his survey of the saxophonist's recorded output up-to-date.

Including excerpts from his latest album Sonny Please, Rollins looks back at his work from the time of his 1950s political protest, by way of his score for the Michael Caine film Alfie, and his long association with the Milestone record label, which produced some of his most memorable albums.

20080509

Recorded in front of an audience at last weekend's Cheltenham International Jazz Festival, drummer Jack DeJohnette joins Alyn Shipton to discuss his choice of his own recordings.

With music from his days with Charles Lloyd, Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett, plus a look at his own projects including New Directions, Oneness and Special Edition.

20080516

In the week when London hosts the 2008 Duke Ellington conference, Alyn Shipton is joined by one of the most famous Ellingtonians of all, trumpeter Clark Terry, to look back over his recordings.

In addition to his work with Ellington, Terry was also a member of Count Basie's famous orchestra and he also discusses his discs with the late Oscar Peterson, including the amusing Mumbles.

20080606

In an exclusive interview, composer, saxophonist and famed producer Teo Macero, who died in February, talks to Alyn Shipton and selects highlights of his recorded catalogue.

As well as considering Macero's own recordings as an instrumentalist, including work with Charles Mingus, the programme focuses on his two decades as Miles Davis's producer and on such notable examples of their collaboration as Porgy and Bess, Sketches of Spain, Bitches Brew, and In a Silent Way.

20080613

Veteran jazz drummer Roy Haynes guides Alyn Shipton through the essential recordings from his extensive catalogue.

Haynes's involvement in jazz drumming goes back very far, having started out with Luis Russell's big band and Louis Armstrong, before becoming a key figure of the bebop revolution with Charlie Parker and Bud Powell.

He has played for every major singer, principally Sarah Vaughan, and has also led a series of his own bands.

20080620

In his regular round-up of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations for the last three months.

Featuring additional tracks from Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Anita O'Day and Abbey Lincoln, among others, while some listeners join Alyn in person to discuss their proposed additions to the essential jazz collection.

20080704

To coincide with her album Lovely, released this month, celebrated jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson talks to Alyn Shipton to look back over her recorded work.

She discusses her earliest days working with Henry Threadgill and Steve Coleman, and then traces her series of albums for Blue Note, the music from which has brought her to concert stages throughout the world.

20080711

Alyn Shipton and biographer Tom Perchard select the finest records by the late trumpeter Lee Morgan, to sit alongside his key recording The Sidewinder, a disc which transformed both his own fortunes and those of his record company.

Morgan would have celebrated his 70th birthday this week had he not been shot dead by his girlfriend in 1972.

20080801

Trombonist Edward Kid Ory is generally regarded as the father of jazz trombone playing and in this programme, Alyn Shipton is joined by traditional jazz expert and fellow slide player Michael Pointon to select the highlights of Ory's work.

These range from the first recordings by a black American band with his Sunshine Orchestra in 1921 to his triumphs in the jazz revival of the 1940s and 50s with such colleagues as the trumpeter Henry Red Allen.

20080822

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is well-known as a member of the World Saxophone Quartet, now in its 33rd year.

He discusses his favourite recordings from that group's work and helps Alyn Shipton select the highlights from the rest of his large catalogue, including reggae sounds and jazz and poetry, ranging from the experimental Black Artists' Group of the 1970s to his contemporary one-man shows.

20080829

Antonio Carlos Jobim

This year marks 50 years since the start of the bossa nova craze, and in this edition of the programme Alyn Shipton is joined by Brazilian singer Monica Vasconcelos to select the best recordings by the man who started it all - composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Antonio Carlos Jobim

20080905

Billy Strayhorn

Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to look at Billy Strayhorn's small catalogue of records under his own name, and also separates out his great personal contribution to Duke Ellington's work for both large and small bands, as composer, arranger and instrumentalist.

20080912

In his regular round-up of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to the programme's recommendations for the last three months.

With additional tracks from Kid Ory, Lee Morgan and Antonio Carlos Jobim

20080920

Harry James

Trumpeter Guy Barker joins Alyn Shipton to select the essential recordings by Harry James, one of the most notable brass technicians in jazz, ranging from his work with Benny Goodman to his own Trumpet Blues and Cantabile.

James made his first records while just out of his teens and starred with Benny Goodman's orchestra in the mid-1930s.

He went on to lead his own bands, in the studio, on the road and finally in Las Vegas, where his standards remained high despite an inexorable decline in his own playing as age and celebrity took their toll

20080921

Oscar Peterson

Alyn Shipton presents a special tribute edition of Jazz Library devoted to Oscar Peterson, who died in December 2007 and is regarded as one of the greatest jazz pianists.

The programme not only suggests the essential Peterson CDs, but also calls on the help of the man himself, with an extended interview recorded in 2000.

20080927

Betty Carter

Singer Christine Tobin joins Alyn Shipton to pick the best examples of Betty Carter's recorded work, including the albums The Audience with Betty Carter and Feed The Fire, the latter being originally recorded by BBC Radio 3 during a London concert.

Carter is considered to be one of the most original singers in jazz, whose sense of time and elastic approach to pitch and harmony gave every song she performed a definite personal touch.

20080928

Alyn Shipton is joined by expert Pete Long to choose the essential recordings from Duke Ellington's output between 1940 and his death in 1974, including the long symphonic work Black Brown and Beige as well as his version of the Nutcracker Suite and the Second Sacred Concert.

20081004

Enrico Rava

Alyn Shipton is joined by Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava to choose his favourite examples from his recorded work and to preview his forthcoming album New York Days, which features his long-term colleague Stefano Bollani and American drummer Paul Motian.

20081005
20081011

Junior Mance

As pianist Junior Mance celebrates his eightieth birthday, Alyn Shipton talks to him about his recorded output, and together they select discs that cover not only Mance's solo work, but his collaborations ranging from work with Gene Ammons and Dizzy Gillespie to Cannonball Adderley and Lester Young.

20081012
20081018

Mike Westbrook

A jazz composer whose depth and variety of output has been compared to that of Duke Ellington, Mike Westbrook talks to Alyn Shipton to select the highlights of a recording career that stretches back over 40 years.

It includes not only music by his highly rated big band, but also his trio and brass band, along with vocal settings of the works of William Blake

20081019

Author and critic Brian Morton joins Alyn Shipton to select the essential examples of bandleader Sun Ra's work.

Born Herman Blount, he was as famous for his exotic headgear and claims that his inspiration and music came from outer space, as his band The Arkestra.

Yet beneath the exotic image, Ra was a highly creative musician, redefining the structure and sound of the jazz big band.

20081025

Nina Simone

Alyn Shipton and Gwyneth Herbert select highlights from the recorded catalogue of the jazz singer and pianist known as the High Priestess of Soul.

The programme includes part of an archive interview by Alyn with Nina herself, recorded on her last visit to Britain, as well as her best songs ranging from Porgy through Mississippi Goddam to I Put a Spell on You.

20081026
20081102

Alyn Shipton explores the best examples of recordings by pianist Bud Powell, who died in 1966 aged 41 and altered the course of jazz piano through his bebop innovations of the 1940s.

He left an impressive legacy of recorded work, although this also charts his slow decline as a consequence of mental illness and addiction problems.

Shipton is joined by pianist Geoff Eales to consider the largest body of Powell's work, for the Blue Note label.

20081109
20081115

Herbie Hancock

To coincide with his appearances this week at the London Jazz Festival, Alyn Shipton is joined by Julian Joseph to select highlights of the recorded catalogue of innovative American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, including the classic albums Takin' Off, Maiden Voyage and Speak Like a Child.

Considered an important musical innovator, his musical range encompasses electronic and acoustic jazz as well as rock and R&B.

20081116

Lee Konitz

Alyn Shipton talks to the prolific American composer and alto saxophonist about the landmarks in his career, beginning with his early days with Claude Thornhill and Stan Kenton and progressing to his work on Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool and with Lennie Tristano and his circle.

Anthony Braxton20080111

"Alyn Shipton and his guest, critic Brian Morton, explore the wide-ranging output of contemporary jazz musician Anthony Braxton.

From tuba ensembles, to graphic scores and 'ghost trance music', they examine many aspects of the work of this fascinating instrumentalist and composer."

Nat King Cole20090704

Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to select the high points of Nat King Cole's work as a hugely influential pianist, charismatic vocalist, and one of the most combative of all jam session players.

Music includes Straighten Up and Fly Right, Nature Boy and the legendary After Midnight sessions.

Title: Thunder

Artist: Eddie Cole's Solid Swingers Sextet

Composer: Cole

Album: Nat King Cole: Original Records 1936-1941 Compete Edition

Label: Jazz Archives Number 50 Tr 4

Personnel: Kenneth Roane, t; Tommy Thompson, as, ts; Bill Wright, ts; Nat King Cole,

p; Eddie Cole, sb; Jimmy Adams, d

Recorded: 28 July 1936, Chicago

Title: Jack the Bellboy

Artist: Lionel Hampton

Composer: Hampton

Album: Air Mail Special: Original Recordings 1937-46

Label: Naxos 8.120651 Tr 9

Personnel: Nat King Cole, p; Oscar Moore, g; Welsey Prince, b; Lionel Hampton, d

Recorded: 10 May 1940, Hollywood

Title: That Ain't Right

Artist: King Cole Trio

Album: Hit That Jive Jack

Label: Phantom 643263 Tr 8

Personnel: Nat King Cole, p; Oscar Moore, g; Welsey Prince, b

Recorded: 22 October 1941, NYC

Title: Straighten Up and Fly Right

Album: That's What: Original Recordings 1943-47

Label: Naxos 8.120826 Tr 1

Personnel: Nat King Cole, p; Oscar Moore, g; Johnny Miller, b

Recorded: 30 November 1943

Title: The Man I Love

Composers: G and I Gershwin

Recorded: 17 January 1944

Title: Laguna Leap

Artist: Nat King Cole and Buddy Rich

Composer: Laguna

Album: Anatomy of a Jam Session

Label: Black Lion 760137 Tr 5

Personnel: Charlie Shavers, t; Herbie Haymer, ts; Nat King Cole, p; John Simmons, b;

Buddy Rich, d

Recorded: 9 June 1945, Hollywood

Title: Nature Boy

Artist: Nat King Cole

Composer: Eden Ahbez

Album: Best of...

Label: Revolver 06988 Tr 5

Personnel: Nat Cole v, p; plus orchestra

Recorded: 1948

Title: Bop Kick

Artist: Nat King Cole Trio

Album: Best of the Nat King Cole Trio: The Instrumental Classics

Label: Capitol CDP 7 98288 2 Tr 17

Personnel: Nat Cole,p; Irving Ashby, g; Jope Comfort, b; Jack Constanza, cga

Recorded: 22 March 1949, NYC

Title: Mona Lisa

Composers: Livingston, Evans

Album: 1949-50

Label: Classics 1305 Tr 16 (originally on Unforgettable, Capital)

Personnel: Nat King Cole, p, v; Les Baxter Orchestra

Recorded: 1950

Title: Just You, Just Me

Composer: Greer/Clarges

Album: Complete After Midnight Sessions

Label: Essential Jazz Classics 55405 Tr 8

Personnel: Nat King Cole, v; p; Willie Smith, as; John Collins, g; Charlie Harris, b; Lee

Young, d

Recorded: 14 September 1956

Title: When I Fall In Love

Composers: Heyman/Young

Album: Love Is the Thing

Label: Japanese EMI 9415 Tr 24 (originally from Love is the Thing)

Recorded: 1957

Title: Mr Cole Won't Rock and Roll

Composers: J and N Sherman

Album: At the Sands

Label: Capitol 38694-2-7 Tr 12

Personnel: Nat King Cole, p; v; John Collins, g; Charlie Harris, b; Lee Young, d.

Antiono

Morelli Orchestra

Recorded: 14 January 1960

Title: Let There Be Love

Artists: Nat King Cole/George Shearing

Composers: Grant/Rand

Album: Nat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays

Label: Capitol 25250 Tr 4

Personnel: Nat Cole (vocals); Ralph Carmichael (conductor); Al Hendrickson (guitar); Paul Horn, Wilbur Schwartz, Justin Gordon (flute, piccolo); Lloyd Ulyate (trombone); George Shearing (piano); Emil Richards (vibraphone); Al McKibbon (bass); Shelly Manne (drums); Carlos Vidal (congas); Nick Martinez, Luis Miranda (perc) 1962.

Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to select the high points of Nat King Cole's work.

A Tribute To John Dankworth20100327

On 6 February 2010, Sir John Dankworth died aged 82.

In this special edition of Jazz Library, Alyn Shipton introduces an archive interview in which John Dankworth selected some of his finest recordings.

These range from his work with the Johnny Dankworth Seven and his big band to the settings he wrote for Cleo Laine, as well as music composed for films and television.

Archive interview in which the late John Dankworth selected some of his finest recordings.

Abbey Lincoln2008053020090705

Looking at the essential works from jazz singer Abbey Lincoln's catalogue.

Irish singer Christine Tobin helps Alyn Shipton select the essential items from jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln's large discography.

Lincoln has one of the most distinctive voices in jazz and since her recording debut in the 1950s, she has turned away from much of the standard repertoire in favour of more challenging material that explores the racial and political climate in America.

Abdullah Ibrahim2008022220090614

Alyn Shipton talks to South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim about his career.

Alyn Shipton talks to gifted South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim about the highlights in his recorded catalogue.

Ibrahim discusses discs from the apartheid era, when he was both an exile and, on a brief return home, the creator of the freedom anthem Mannenberg, as well as his international work as a solo pianist, bandleader and composer.

Alyn Shipton talks to the gifted South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim about the highlights in his recorded catalogue.

He discusses discs from the apartheid era, when he was both an exile and, on a brief return home, the creator of the freedom anthem Mannenberg, as well as his international work as a solo pianist, bandleader and composer.

Al Cohn20110423

Composer and saxophonist John Altman joins Alyn Shipton to pick the best records by saxophonist Al Cohn.

As well as his solos albums and his lengthy association with fellow tenorist Zoot Sims, the programme covers Cohn's work with Joe Newman and Freddie Green, and as an arranger for Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band.

John Altman joins Alyn Shipton to pick the best records by saxophonist Al Cohn.

Al Grey2010040320110529

Trombonist Al Grey (1925 - 2000) was one of the most distinctive soloists in big band jazz, working with many of the most famous swing orchestras.

In an archive interview, recorded just before his death 11 years ago, Al selects his key recordings with, among others, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie.

With his gap-toothed grin, pith helmet and extrovert trombone style, Al Grey was one of the most colourful characters in jazz.

He and Alyn Shipton first met when Radio 3 broadcast Lionel Hampton's Golden Men of Jazz, for whom Al was musical director.

They kept in touch, and not long before Al's death in March 2000, Alyn visited him at his home in Great Neck Long Island to pick the trombonist's favourite recordings from his voluminous catalogue.

An interview in which trombonist Al Grey, who died in 2000, selects his key recordings.

Trombonist Al Grey was one of the most distinctive soloists in big band jazz, working with many of the most famous swing orchestras.

In an archive interview, recorded just before his death ten years ago this month, Al selects his key recordings with, among others, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie.

They kept in touch, and not long before Al's death in April 2000, Alyn visited him at his home in Great Neck Long Island to pick the trombonist's favourite recordings from his voluminous catalogue.

Alan Skidmore20120318

Saxophonist Alan Skidmore joins Alyn Shipton to select his best recordings.

is a legendary figure in British jazz and one of its truly individual saxophone voices. To celebrate his imminent 70th birthday, he joins Alyn Shipton to select some of his finest recordings, ranging from work with John Mayall and Eric Clapton to the experimental bands SOS and SOH. He also discusses his work with African musicians and his lifelong love for the music of John Coltrane

Alex Welsh20110709

was a fine traditional and mainstream trumpeter, who led one of Britain's best jazz groups from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Digby Fairweather, who knew him well and inherited Welsh's cornet, joins Alyn Shipton to select the finest available recordings from the Welsh band's long career.

Alyn Shipton and Digby Fairweather select the best recordings by trumpeter Alex Welsh.

Allan Ganley20110312

On the weekend of what would have been his 80th birthday, the drummer Allan Ganley is heard selecting his favourite recordings in an interview recorded before his death in 2008.

He tells Alyn Shipton about his work with John Dankworth, Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, and we also hear Ganley the composer in a variety of settings from trio to big band.

Drummer Allan Ganley selects his finest discs in an archive interview with Alyn Shipton.

Alton Purnell20110416

was born on 16 April 1911, and to celebrate his centenary, Mike Pointon joins Alyn Shipton to pick the best records by the New Orleans pianist.

The programme covers his work with Bunk Johnson and George Lewis, his own records, and later recordings with Jimmy Archey and with the Legends of Jazz.

Both Pointon and Shipton played with Purnell on his UK tours, so this edition of Jazz Library includes some shared insights into his musical world.

Alyn Shipton selects the essential discs of New Orleans pianist Alton Purnell.

Anita O'day20080321

Alyn Shipton is joined by singer Gwyneth Herbert to select the key albums, including a noted performance in the film Jazz on a Summer's Day, of Anita O'Day, one of the longest-lived and most versatile of swing era singers.

While O'Day led a roller-coaster life, marked by problems with drugs and a period of imprisonment, she remained a consistent and very accomplished vocalist, rivalling artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.

Antonio Carlos Jobim20091206

Alyn Shipton and singer Monica Vasconcelos select recordings by Antonio Carlos Jobim

2008 marks 50 years since the start of the bossa nova craze, and in this edition of the programme Alyn Shipton is joined by Brazilian singer Monica Vasconcelos to select the best recordings by the man who started it all - composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Antonio Carlos Jobim.

PLAYLIST:

DISC 1

Title

Art Ensemble Of Chicago2007102620081207

Alyn Shipton picks the essential recordings of the 1960s improvised jazz quartet.

In the 1960s, a quartet of Chicagoans altered the way improvising jazz groups approached form, instrumentation and structure.

Originally led by saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, the band developed to become the collective Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Their recording catalogue is sizeable and diverse, but Alyn Shipton picks a way through it to find the essential discs, guided by two surviving members, Mitchell and drummer Famadou Don Moye, and their original record producer Chuck Nessa.

Including archive interviews with bassist Malachi Favors and trumpeter Lester Bowie.

Their recording catalogue is sizeable and diverse, but Alyn Shipton picks a way through it to find the essential discs, guided by the two surviving members, Mitchell and drummer Famadou Don Moye, and their original record producer Chuck Nessa.

Art Farmer2009021420100613

Alyn Shipton and Ian Smith select the best recordings by trumpeter Art Farmer.

Trumpeter Art Farmer was one of the most lyrical and inventive players in jazz.

Alyn Shipton is joined by Ian Smith (who met and interviewed Farmer) to select his finest recordings, which include his work with Gerry Mulligan, Horace Silver and Hank Mobley, as well as the many famous albums he made under his own name such as 'Farmer's Market'.

Trumpeter Art Farmer is considered to be one of the most lyrical and inventive players in jazz, and Alyn Shipton is joined by Ian Smith, who met and interviewed Farmer, to select his finest recordings.

They include his work with Gerry Mulligan, Horace Silver and Hank Mobley, as well as the many famous albums he made under his own name such as Farmer's Market.

Art Pepper20100612

Despite a lifelong battle with narcotics, harrowingly related in his book Straight Life", Art Pepper was one of the finest alto saxophonists in jazz.

In this programme, British saxophonist Alan Barnes joins Alyn Shipton to choose Pepper's finest recordings, and also reveals the American's remarkable talents on the clarinet, on the tenor saxophone, and as a composer.

Alan Barnes joins Alyn Shipton to choose saxophonist Art Pepper's finest recordings."

Art Tatum20081123

Alyn Shipton is joined by pianist, writer and historian Brian Priestley to consider the work of Art Tatum, arguably the greatest piano virtuoso in jazz history.

They look at Tatum's early solo recordings, so dazzling that many listeners thought two pianists must be playing, and also consider his trios and bands as well as late work from the 1950s, when he worked with such giants as Lionel Hampton and Ben Webster.

Artie Shaw20110827

was one of the most technically brilliant clarinettists in jazz.

He was also an improviser, composer and bandleader of the first order, until he ended his career at the age of 44, believing that he had said all he had to say as a musician.

Alan Barnes, who has specialised in playing Shaw's music, joins Alyn Shipton to pick the key examples from Shaw's varied catalogue.

The music includes tracks by his various big bands, by singers Billie Holiday and Hot Lips Page and by Shaw's small group the Gramercy Five.

Alyn Shipton is joined by Alan Barnes to explore key recordings by clarinettist Artie Shaw

Arvell Shaw20100703

Bassist Arvell Shaw was the longest-serving member of Louis Armstrong's All Stars.

As well as picking his finest discs with Armstrong (including the big band recordings) in an interview recorded in 2001, he guides Alyn Shipton through his best work with Sidney Bechet, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, and Earl Hines.

Alyn Shipton presents an interview with Louis Armstrong's former bassist, Arvell Shaw.

Audience Feedback20080314

The quarterly edition of Jazz Library in which listeners suggest additional recordings to those which have been recommended by the programme over the last three months.

This edition focuses on the music of the late Oscar Peterson, as well as other diverse figures such as Anthony Braxton, Ella Fitzgerald, Django Reinhardt and Lester Young.

Barney Bigard20120122

Alyn Shipton and Dave Gelly select recordings by clarinettist Barney Bigard.

Throughout his career, Barney Bigard graced many jazz settings with his fluent New Orleans clarinet. Dave Gelly joins Alyn Shipton to select some of Bigard's finest records.

Barney Kessel2010062620110410

John Etheridge joins Alyn Shipton to explore the key records of guitarist Barney Kessel.

Barney Kessel is one of the most prolific recording artists in jazz, yet one of the least well-known names.

Fellow guitarist John Etheridge delves into Kessel's extensive catalogue to explore his legacy and help Alyn Shipton suggest the essential Kessel recordings, including early efforts with Charlie Parker, his pioneering years with Oscar Peterson and his dazzling triumphs as a West Coast studio player.

is one of the most prolific recording artists in jazz, yet one of the least well-known names.

Barney Wilen20110925

Alyn Shipton is joined by Tom Perchard to pick key recordings by saxophonist Barney Wilen.

The French saxophonist Barney Wilen is best known for his 1950s recordings with Miles Davis, on the score for Louis Malle's film "Lift to the Scaffold".

But his work is much wider than this.

After growing up in America, he fitted naturally into groups led by the drummer Roy Haynes, Art Blakey and Kenny Clarke.

But he was also a towering figure in his own country's music, pioneering both jazz rock and world music influences on jazz.

Tom Perchard joins Alyn Shipton to explore the high points in Wilen's recorded repertoire.

Benny Carter20101023

Saxophonist, trumpeter, singer, bandleader and arranger Benny Carter was one of the most complete musicians in jazz history, able to turn his talents to almost any challenge.

In a recording career of eight decades, there are numerous highlights, and his friend and colleague Ken Mathieson joins Alyn Shipton to select the best.

As well as Carter's European discs from the 1930s with his British band and with Django Reinhardt, the programme explores his big bands, his small group work, and his collaborations with the likes of Art Tatum and Teddy Wilson.

Alyn Shipton is joined by Ken Mathieson to select the best recordings by Benny Carter.

Benny Golson20090131

Alyn Shipton interviews veteran saxophonist Benny Golson, who turns 80 in 2009, and who is to be honoured at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC for his lifetime achievements in jazz.

The programme features Golson looking back at his career with musicians including Art Blakey, Lee Morgan and Dizzy Gillespie as well as his own Jazztet, plus a preview of his new 80th birthday album New Times, New 'Tet.

Alyn Shipton interviews saxophonist Benny Golson, who turns 80 in 2009.

Benny Powell2010071020101226

Trombonist Benny Powell joins Alyn Shipton to select his best discs.

Benny Powell grew up in New Orleans to the sound of marching bands and jazz in the air.

He joined Lionel Hampton in the 1940s and went on to be a key member of the 1950s Count Basie Orchestra, staying for several years.

He joins Alyn Shipton to pick highlights from his records with both leaders, plus examples of his work with Duke Ellington and also his long-running association with pianist Randy Weston, which fuses jazz and African music.

grew up in New Orleans to the sound of marching bands and jazz in the air.

Bessie Smith20100411

Alyn Shipton and Irish singer Christine Tobin focus on the work of Bessie Smith.

The most influential popular female musician of the 1920s, Bessie Smith's records sold in unprecedented numbers and she was hailed as the Empress of the Blues.

She had a profound impact on all jazz and blues musicians during her short lifetime and in the years immediately following her tragic death in 1937.

In this programme, Alyn Shipton and

Irish singer (and Smith specialist) Christine Tobin select the gems from Smith's ten year recording career that should form the basis of a collection of her work.

Produced by Simon Poole and Alyn Shipton, a Unique Production for BBC Radio 3.

Big Sid Catlett20100116

Big Sid Catlett was arguably one of the most naturally talented percussionists in jazz history. To celebrate Catlett's centenary in January 2010, Alyn Shipton is joined by drum expert Richard Pite to pick the highlights of a recorded catalogue that includes work with the swing orchestras of Fletcher Henderson and Benny Goodman, the modern jazz of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and the original Louis Armstrong All Stars.

was arguably one of the most naturally talented percussionists in jazz history.

To celebrate Catlett's centenary in January 2010, Alyn Shipton is joined by drum expert Richard Pite to pick the highlights of a recorded catalogue that includes work with the swing orchestras of Fletcher Henderson and Benny Goodman, the modern jazz of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and the original Louis Armstrong All Stars.

Alyn Shipton picks highlights of percussionist Big Sid Catlett's recordings.

Bill Frisell20091017

Looking forward to guitarist Bill Frisell's appearance at the 2009 London Jazz Festival, Alyn Shipton is joined by Phil Robson to select Frisell's finest recordings.

Spanning from 1984 to the present, his discs encompass a huge range of styles and effects, pushing forward the boundaries of what it is possible to achieve on the guitar.

Playlist:

DISC 1

Title: India

Artist: Paul Motian Trio

Composer: Paul Motian

Album: It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago

Label: ECM

Number: 1283 Tr 5

Personnel: Paul Motian (d.); Bill Frisell (g.) Joe Lovano (ts).

Rec.

July 1984

DISC 2

Title: Resistor

Artist: Bill Frisell

Composer: Bill Frisell

Album: Rambler

Number: 1287 Tr 5

Personnel: Bill Frisell (g.); Kenny Wheeler (tp); Bob Stewart (tuba); Jerome Harris (b.); Paul Motian (d.)

August 1984

DISC 3

Title: Rob Roy

Artist: The Bill Frisell Band

Album: Where In The World?

Label: Elektra/Nonesuch

Number: 61181 Tr 2

Personnel: Bill Frisell (g., uke.), Hank Roberts (cel., v.), Kermit Driscoll (b.), Joey Baron (d.)

October 1990 / February 1991, NYC

DISC 4

Title: Billy The Kid: The Open Prairie

Composer: Aaron Copland

Album: Have A Little Faith

Number: 75597393012 Tr 1

Personnel: Bill Frisell (g.); Don Byron (cl., b.

cl.); Guy Klucevsek (acc.); Kermit Driscoll (b.); Joey Baron (d.)

March 1993, NYC

DISC 5

Title: Rambler

Artist: Ginger Baker Trio

Album: Going Back Home

Label: Atlantic

Number: 7567826522 Tr 1

Personnel: Bill Frisell (g.); Ginger Baker (d.; voc.); Charlie Haden (b.)

1994

DISC 6

Title: Twenty Years

Album: Bill Frisell Quartet

Label: Nonesuch

Number: 7559 79401 2 Tr 2

Personnel: Eyvind Kang (v., tuba); Ron Miles (tp, pic.

tp); Curtis Fowlkes (tb); Bill Frisell (g.)

1996, San Francisco

DISC 7

Title: Angel Song

Artist: Kenny Wheeler

Composer: Kenny Wheeler

Album: Angel Song

Number 1607 Tr 5

Dur: 7m35s

Personnel: Kenny Wheeler (tp); Lee Konitz (as); Bill Frisell (g.); Dave Holland (b.)

February 1996

DISC 8

Title: Rag

Album: This Land

Number: 7559793162 Tr 13

cl.); Billy Drewes (as); Curtis Fowlkes (tb); Kermit Driscoll (b.); Joey Baron (d.)

October 1992, NYC

DISC 9

Title: Gimme A Holler

Album: Nashville

Number: 79415-2 Tr 1

Personnel: Bill Frisell (g.); Viktor Krauss (b.); Jerry Douglas (dobro)

Oct 1995 / Nov.

1996, Nashville

DISC 10

Title: Again

Album: With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones

Number: 7559796242 Tr 9

Personnel: Bill Frisell (g.); Dave Holland (b.); Elvin Jones (d.)

2001, NYC.

Alyn Shipton is joined by Phil Robson to select Bill Frisell's finest recordings.

Billy Strayhorn20101010

Brian Priestley and Alyn Shipton review the work of Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn

The man who was Duke Ellington's amanuensis, co-pianist and arranger is not so well-known in his own right.

In tonight's programme Ellingtonian specialist Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to look at Strayhorn's small catalogue of records under his own name, and also separates out his immense personal contribution to Duke Ellington's work for both large and small bands, as composer, arranger and instrumentalist.

Billy Taylor20090822

Although he is not as well known in the UK as in America, where he is the best-known broadcaster on jazz, pianist Dr Billy Taylor is a hugely influential musical figure.

He joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights of a recording career that includes work with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, backing the great saxophonist Ben Webster and leading a widely celebrated trio.

Playlist:

DISC 1

Title: I Wish I Knew How It Felt to Be Free

Artist: Billy Taylor

Composer: Taylor

Album: Music Keeps Us Young

Label: Arkadia

Number 71601 Tr 3

Personnel: Billy Taylor (piano), Chip Jackson (bass), Steve Johns (drums).

Aug 1996

DISC 2

Title: Poutin'

Artist: Ben Webster

Composer: Webster

Album: Complete 1953 Leader Studio Sessions

Label: Definitive

Number: 11256 Tr 13

Personnel: Don Elliott (trumpet), Eddie Bert (trombone), Sam Rabinovich (alto saxophone), Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), Sidney Brown (baritone saxophone), Billy Taylor (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Jo Jones (drums).

22 Jan 1953

DISC 3

Title: Hot House

Artist: Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker

Composer: Best

Album Bird Meets Birks

Label: Klakto

Number MG102 S1 Tr 3

Personnel: Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Billy Taylor (piano), Tommy Potter (bass), Roy Haynes (drum).

Birdland, Spring 1951

DISC 4

Title: Night and Day

Composer: Porter

Album: Separate Keyboards

Label: Savoy

Number 0223 Tr 9

Personnel: Billy Taylor (piano), Al Hall (bass), Jimmy Crawford (drums).

20 March 1945

DISC 5

Title: You Tempt Me

Artist: Billy Taylor Trio

Album: Warming Up

Label: Milestone

Number 47103 Tr 13

Personnel: Billy Taylor (piano), Doug Watkins (bass), Ray Mosca (drums).

3 Jan 1961

DISC 6

Title: Earl May

Album: Billy Taylor Trio with Ed Thigpen and Earl May

Label: Lonehill

Number 10227 Tr 10

Personnel: Billy Taylor (piano), Earl May (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums).

28 Oct 1957

DISC 7

Title: Chant of the Weeds

Artist: Don Redman

Composer: Redman

Album: For Europeans Only

Label: Steeplechase

Number 36020 Tr 10

Personnel: Don Redman (vocals, alto saxophone), Inez Cavanaugh (vocals), Pete Clarke (alto and baritone saxophones, clarinet), Chauncey Haughton (alto saxophone), Ray Abrams, Don Byas (tenor saxophone), Peanuts Holland, Alan Jeffries, Bobby Williams (trumpet), Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone), Quintin Jackson, Jackie Carman (trombone), Billy Taylor (piano), Ted Sturgis (bass), Buford Oliver (drums)

DISC 8

Title: Cu-Blue

Album: 1950-52

Label: Classics

Number 1344 Tr 14

Personnel: Billy Taylor (piano), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Earl May (bass), Jo Jones (drums), Frank Colon (conga).

1 Nov 1951

DISC 9

Title: That's Where it Is

Composer: Castioni

Bing Crosby20091226

Focusing on the jazz side of Bing Crosby, Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to pick Bing's jazziest recordings, ranging from his Paul Whiteman days to the swing bands of Buddy Bregman and Billy May, and including Bing's immortal discs with Louis Armstrong.

Alyn Shipton and Gwyneth Herbert pick Bing Crosby's jazziest recordings.

Bix Beiderbecke20100814

Despite a recording career that lasted only from 1924 to 1931, Bix Beiderbecke changed the way jazz soloists played.

An influence on a par with Louis Armstrong or Sidney Bechet, his discs had an immediate and long-lasting effect.

Ian Smith joins Alyn Shipton to explore the legend of the tragically short-lived Beiderbecke, and to choose his key recordings, including his small group masterpieces "Singing the Blues" and "I'm Coming Virginia" plus his later work with the big bands of Jean Goldkette and Paul Whiteman.

Beiderbecke's piano compositions are also discussed, and his pioneering use of the language of French impressionism in jazz.

Alyn Shipton explores the music of the great cornettist Bix Beiderbecke.

Bob Brookmeyer20100123

Last month, trombonist, bandleader and arranger Bob Brookmeyer celebrated his 80th birthday. To mark the event, Alyn Shipton meets Brookmeyer to pick the highlights of his recorded work, ranging from his pioneering small group playing with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz to his big band contributions to the Mulligan Concert Jazz Band. Alyn also hears about Brookmeyer's New Art Orchestra, based in continental Europe, and discusses recent reissues of Bob's classics such as Traditionalism Revisited, and his trio with Jim Hall and Jimmy Giuffre.

Bob Brookmeyer20100123

Last month, trombonist, bandleader and arranger Bob Brookmeyer celebrated his 80th birthday.

To mark the event, Alyn Shipton meets Brookmeyer to pick the highlights of his recorded work, ranging from his pioneering small group playing with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz to his big band contributions to the Mulligan Concert Jazz Band.

Alyn also hears about Brookmeyer's New Art Orchestra, based in continental Europe, and discusses recent reissues of Bob's classics such as Traditionalism Revisited, and his trio with Jim Hall and Jimmy Giuffre.

Jazz Library: Bob Brookmeyer

Title: Sunny Side of the Street

Artist: Bob Brookmeyer

Composer: Fields/McHugh

Album: Blues Hot and Cold

Label: Lonehill

Number: 10378 Track 1

Personnel: Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Jimmy Rowles, p; Buddy Clark, b; Mel Lewis d.

16 June 1960

Title: Walkin' Shoes

Artist: Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Composer: Mulligan

Album: Pleyel Concert 1

Label: BMG/Vogue

Number: 43214 29232 Track 3

Personnel: Gerry Mulligan, bar; Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Red Mitchell, b; Frank Isola, d.

1 June 1954

Title: Open Country

Composer: Brookmeyer

Album: At Storyville

Label: Pacific

Number: CDP 7 94472 2 Track 5

Personnel: Gerry Mulligan, bar; Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Bill Crow, b; Dave Bailey, d.

6 Dec 1956

Title: Body and Soul

Artist: Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band

Composer: Green/Heyman/Sour arr Brookmeyer

Album: At the Village Vanguard

Label: Verve

Number: 589488 Track 2

Personnel: Gerry Mulligan (saxophone, baritone saxophone, piano); Gene Quill (clarinet, alto saxophone); Bob Donovan (alto saxophone); Jimmy Reider (tenor saxophone); Clark Terry, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (trumpet); Allen Ralph, Willie Dennis (trombone); Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone); Mel Lewis (drums)

Title: Pony Express (from Western Suite)

Artist: Jimmy Giuffre

Composer: Giuffre

Album: Western Suite

Label: Atlantic

Number: 7567 80777-2 Track 1

Personnel: Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Jimmy Guiffre, ts; Jim Hall g.

Dec 1958

Title: Samba Con Getchu

Artist: Thad Jones / Mel Lewis

Album: Live at the Village Vanguard

Label: Blue Note

Number: 60438 Track 6

Personnel: Thad Jones (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn); Mel Lewis (drums); Richard Williams (trumpet); Roland Hanna (piano); Richard Davis (double bass); Sam Herman (guitar, shaker); Jerome Richardson (flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Jerry Dodgion (flute, alto saxophone); Joe Farrell (flute, tenor saxophone); Eddie Daniels (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (clarinet, baritone saxophone); Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young, Bill Berry, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet); Garnett Brown, Tom McIntosh, Bob Brookmeyer (trombone); Cliff Heather (bass trombone).

24 April 1967

Title: Darn That Dream

Artist: Bob Brookmeyer and Jim Hall

Composer: Van Heusen/DeLange

Album: Live at the North Sea

Label: Challenge

Number: 70063 Track 7

Personnel: Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Jim Hall g.

1979

Title: Celebration Jig

Artist: Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra

Album: New Works / Celebration

Number: 70066 Track 1

Personnel: Bob Brookmeyer (conductor); Marko Lackner, Stefan Pfeifer (alto saxophone); Paul Heller, Nils Van Haften (tenor saxophone); Marcus Bartelt (baritone saxophone); Thorsten Benkenstein, Torsten Mass, Sebastian Strempel, Ralf Hesse, Jorg Engels (trumpet); Ludwig Nuss, Ansgar Striepens,

Christian Jakso (trombone); Edward Partyka (bass trombone); Kris Goessens (piano); Jurgen Grimm (keyboards); Ingmar Heller (bass); John Hollenbeck (drums); Christopher Dell (percussion)

Title: I Should care

Composer: Stordahl/Weston

Album: Plays piano

Number: 70103 Track 6

Personnel: Bob Brookmeyer, piano; Mats Vinding, bass; Alex Riel drums.

2001

Title: Sweet Like This

Composer: Oliver/Nelson

Album: Traditionalism Revisited

Label: Essential Jazz Albums

Number: 048 Track 5

Personnel: Bob Brookmeyer, vtb; Jimmy Giuffre, cl; Jim Hall, g; Joe Benjamin, b; and Dave Bailey d.

1957.

Trombonist Bob Brookmeyer joins Alyn Shipton to pick his recorded highlights.

Bob Brookmeyer20120205

Alyn Shipton meets Bob Brookmeyer to pick the highlights of his recorded work.

In 2011, trombonist, bandleader and arranger Bob Brookmeyer celebrated his 80th birthday. To mark the event, Alyn Shipton met Brookmeyer to pick the highlights of his recorded work, ranging from his pioneering small group playing with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz to his big band contributions to the Mulligan Concert Jazz Band. Alyn also hears about Brookmeyer's New Art Orchestra, based in continental Europe, and discusses recent reissues of Bob's classics such as Traditionalism Revisited, and his trio with Jim Hall and Jimmy Giuffre.

Bobby Wellins20110430

joins Alyn Shipton at the Oxford Jazz Festival to select his key recordings.

The Glasgow-born saxophonist achieved stardom for his solo on Starless and Bible Black in Stan Tracey's Under Milk Wood.

In conversation with Alyn Shipton at the Oxford Jazz Festival he discusses many other highlights from his recordings.

Saxophonist Bobby Wellins joins Alyn Shipton to select his key recordings.

Booker Little2009061320091213

Alyn Shipton selects the highlights from the recordings of trumpeter Booker Little

Alyn Shipton is joined by Tom Perchard to select the highlights from trumpeter Booker Little's recorded catalogue.

Before his death in 1961 aged 23, Little was seen as one of the brightest hopes of jazz in the 1950s, forging a new compositional and playing style that offered a way forward from bebop that was strikingly original.

Playlist:

DISC 1

Title: Jewel's Tempo

Artist: Booker Little 4 and Max Roach

Composer: Little

Album: Booker Little 4 and Max Roach

Label: Blue Note

Number : CDP 7844572, Tr 5

Personnel: Booker Little (trumpet), George Coleman (tenor saxophone), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Art Davis (bass), Max

Roach (drums).

October 1958.

Nola Studios, NYC

DISC 2

Title: Minor Sweet

Artist: Booker Little

Composer: Brent

Album: In New York

Label: Jazz View

Number: 013, Tr 2

Personnel: Booker Little (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Scott LaFaro (bass), Roy Haynes (drums).

April

1960.

NYC

DISC 3

Title: Hazy Blues

Album: Out Front

Label: Candid

Number: 79027, Tr 6

Personnel: Booker Little (trumpet), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet), Julian Priester (trombone), Max Roach (percussion), Don Friedman (piano), Ron Carter, Art Davis (bass).

New York - March 17/April 4, 1961

DISC 4

Title: Fire Waltz

Composer: Waldron

Album: Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot Vol 1

Label: Prestige

Number: OJCCD 133-2, Tr 1

Personnel: Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Booker Little (trumpet), Mal Waldron (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Ed

Blackwell (drums).

July 16, 1961

DISC 5

Title: Mrs Parker of KC (Bird's Mother)

Artist: Eric Dolphy

Composer: Jaki Byard

Album: The Essential Eric Dolphy

Number: 60022, Tr 7

Personnel: Booker Little (trumpet), Eric Dolphy (flute, bass clarinet), Jaki Byard (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Roy Haynes (drums)

DISC 6

Title: Garvey's Ghost

Artist: Max Roach

Composer: Roach

Album: Percussion Bitter Sweet

Label: Impulse

Number: 122, Tr 1

Personnel: Booker Little (trumpet), Julian Priester (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarine), Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Art Davis (bass), Max Roach (drums); Abbey Lincoln (vocals).

Aug 61

DISC 7

Title: If I Should Lose You

Composer: Robin/Rainger

Album: Booker Little and Friend

Label: JVC Japan

Number: 61453, Tr 4

Personnel: Booker Little (trumpet), Don Friedman (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Pete LaRoca (drums), (Julian

Priester (trombone), George Coleman (tenor sax) - do not appear on this track)

DISC 8

Title: Forward Flight

Artist: Dave Douglas

Album: In Our Lifetime

Label: New World

Number: 80471, Tr 3

Personnel: Dave Douglas (trumpet), Chris Speed (tenor sax, cello), Josh Roseman (trombone), Marty Ehrlich (bass clarinet), Uri

Caine (piano), James Genus (bass), Joey Baron (drums).

Recorded at Power Station, New York City on December 7, 8, 1994.

Boyd Raeburn20120226

Alyn Shipton picks the finest recordings of bandleader Boyd Raeburn.

Bruce Boyd Raeburn joins Alyn Shipton to select some unusual examples of the original works of his jazz bandleader father, Boyd Raeburn.

Brad Mehldau2009030720101121

Alyn Shipton and Gwyneth Herbert pick the best recordings of pianist Brad Mehldau.

Singer Gwyneth Herbert has proved herself an insightful commentator on the recordings of fellow vocalists on Jazz Library, but in this week's programme she shares her enthusiasm for the pianist Brad Mehldau, who is one of the most challenging and innovative of contemporary jazz players.

With a repertoire ranging from Broadway songs to the works of contemporary rock players, his music seldom stands still.

He is a romantic player in the grand tradition of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, but also a fearless experimenter with time, and musical structure.

Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to pick Mehldau's finest recordings, as a soloist, with his trio and with the bands of Lee Konitz and Charles Lloyd.

Brad Mehldau performs at the 2010 London Jazz Festival.

Alyn Shipton is joined by singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert to pick the best recordings of Brad Mehldau, considered one of the most innovative pianists in contemporary jazz.

The selection features Mehldau's work as a soloist, with his trio and with the bands of Lee Konitz and Charles Lloyd.

Bud Powell20070427
Bud Shank2009062020091227

Alyn Shipton profiles the late saxophonist and flautist Bud Shank.

was one of the major figures in West Coast Jazz before his death in April 2009.

To commemorate Bud and his music, Alyn Shipton selects Shank's key recordings, with the help of a 1992 archive interview with the man himself, covering his work with Stan Kenton, Shorty Rogers, the LA Four and many of his own groups.

Playlist:

DISC 1

Title: Bags of Blues

Artist: Bud Shank

Composer: Cooper

Album: The Original Bud Shank Quartet: The Pacific Jazz Years

Label: Giant Steps

Number GSCR 028 CD 1, Tr 9

Personnel: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Claude Williamson (piano), Don Prell (bass), Chuck Flores (drums).

Hollywood, 25 Jan 1956

DISC 2

Title: Lotus Bud

Artist: Shorty Rogers/Bud Shank Lighthouse All Stars

Composer: Rogers

Album: America The Beautiful

Label: Candid

Number CCD 79510, Tr 5

Personnel: Shorty Rogers, Conte Candoli (trumpet), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Bill Perkins (baritone saxophone), Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone), Pete Jolly (piano), Monte Budwig (bass), Larance Marable (drums).

4 August 1991

DISC 3

Title: Reflections (City of Glass - 3rd mvt)

Artist: Stan Kenton

Composer: Bob Graettinger

Album: Stan Kenton 1951-52

Label: Classics

Number 1428, Tr 2

Personnel: John Howell, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Stu Williamson, John Coppola (trumpte), Bob Fitzpatrick, Harry Betts, Bill Russo, Dick Kenney (trombone), George Roberts (bass trombone), Stan Fletcher (tuba), John Graas, Lloyd Otto, George Price (french horn), Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Bob Cooper, Bart Calderall, Bob Gioga (reeds), strings directed by Alex Law, Stah Kenton (piano), Ralph Blaze (guitar), Don Bagley, Abe Luboff (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

5 Dec 1951

DISC 4

Title: Beau Boy

Artist: Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars

Album: Sunday Jazz at the Lighthouse, Vol 2

Label: Contemporary

Number OJC CD 972-2, Tr 8

Personnel: Rolf Ericson, Chet Baker (trumpet), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone), Claude Williamson (piano), Howard Rumsey (bass), Max Roach (drums).

September 1953

DISC 5

Title: The Nearness of you

Composer: Carmichael, Washington

Album: Original Bud Shank Quartet: The Pacific Jazz Years

Number GSCR CD 1 028, Tr 3

Personnel: Bud Shank (flute), Bob Cooper (oboe), Claude Williamson (piano), Don Prell (bass), Chuck Flores (drums).

19 Jan 1956

DISC 6

Title: Honey Chile

Artist: Buddy Bregman

Composer: Bregman

Album: Swinging Kicks

Label: Verve

Number 559 514-2, Tr 15

Personnel: Conte Candoli (trumpet), Frank Rosolino (trombone), Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Stan Getz (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Giuffre (baritone), Paul Smith (piano), Al Hendrickson (guitar), Joe Mondragon (bass), Stab Levey (drums).

Dec 1956

DISC 7

Title: Harlem Samba

Artist: Bud Shank/Laurindo Almeida

Composer: Almeida

Album: Brazilliance Vol 2

Label: Blue Note/Pacfic Jazz

Number CDP 7961022, Tr 11

Personnel: Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Buid Shank (alto saxophone, flute), Gary Peacock (bass), Chuck Flores (drums).

1958

DISC 8

Title: Veiled in Blue

Artist: Bud Shank and Roumanis String Quartet

Composer: Roumanis

Album: Drifting Timelessly

Label: Capri

Number 75001-2, Tr 6

Personnel: Bud Shank and Roumanis String Quartet: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Irene Sazer (violin), Carla Picchi (violin), Paul Ehrlich (viola), Dan Reiter (cello)

DISC 9

Title: Pavanne, Op 50

Artist: L A Four

Composer: Faure

Album: ZACA

Label: Concord

Number 4130, Tr 6

Personnel: Bud Shank (alto saxophone), Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Jeff Hamilton (drums)

DISC 10

Title: Double Trouble

Artist: Lighthouse All Stars

Composer: Shank

Album: Eight Borthers

Number 79521, Tr 10

Personnel: as Disc 2.

Buddy Rich20111009

Alyn Shipton is joined by drummer Ralph Salmins to survey the output of Buddy Rich.

Starting his life as a child star tap dancer, Buddy Rich became one of the most gifted drummers in jazz history.

To survey the prolific recorded output of "The Man From Planet Jazz", Alyn Shipton is joined by British drummer Ralph Salmins, covering both Rich's discs under his own name, and his stellar appearances with other musicians.

Cab Calloway20071221

Christmas Day marks the centenary of one of the most outsize talents in jazz, the Hi-de-Ho man himself, Cab Calloway.

To select from such recorded gems by Cab as Minnie the Moocher, St Louis Blues and Nagasaki, Alyn Shipton is joined by the singer's grandson Calloway Brooks, who leads the present day Calloway Orchestra and has an encyclopedic knowledge of his grandfather's work.

Carla Bley20090919

Pianist and composer Carla Bley joins Alyn Shipton to choose her essential records, from the jazz opera Escalator Over the Hill via her various big bands, to her current small groups.

Playlist:

DISC 1

Title: Detective Writer Daughter

Artist: Carla Bley/Paul Haines

Composer: Bley

Album: Escalator Over The Hill

Label: JCOA /ECM

Number 839 310-2 CD 1 Tr 13

Personnel: Jack Bruce/Carla Bley (vocals), Viva (narration), John McLaughlin (guitar), Michael Mantler (trumpet), Sharon Freeman (French horn), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Jack Jeffers (bass trombone), John Buckingham (tuba), Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone), Gato Barbieri (tenor saxophone), Chris Woods (baritone), Carla Bley (piano), Charlie Haden (bass), Paul Motian (drums).

1968-71

DISC 2

Title: Walking Batteriewoman

Artist: Carla Bley Band

Album: Social Studies

Label: Watt

Number 11 Tr 6

Personnel: Michael Mantler (trombone), Carlos Ward (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone), Tony Dagradi (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Gary Valente (trombone), Joe Daley (euphonium), Earl McIntyre (tuba), Carla Bley (organ), Steve Swallow (bass), D Sharpe (drums).

Dec 1980

DISC 3

Title: More Brahms

Artist: Carla Bley Sextet

Album: Sextet

Number 17 Tr 1

Personnel: Carla Bley (organ), Hiram Bullock (guitar), Larry Willis (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Victor Lewis (drums), Don Alias (percussion, drums.

Dec 1986

DISC 4

Title: Fleur Carnivore

Artist: Big Carla Bley Band

Album: Fleur Carnivore

Number 21 Tr 1

Personnel: Lew Soloff, Jens Winther (trumpets), Frank Lacy (French horn), Gary Valente (trombone), Bob Stewart (tuba), Daniel Baussier (oboe, flute), Wolfgang Pushnig (alto saxophone), Andy Sheppard (tenor saxophone), Cristof Lauer (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone), Roberto Ottini (baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone) Karen Mantler (harmonica, organ, vibraphone), Carla Bley (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Buddy Williams (drums), Don Alias (percussion.

14 Nov 1988 (Live at Montmartre, Copenhagen)

DISC 5

Title: One Way

Artist: Carla Bley Big Band

Album: Goes To Church

Number 27 Tr 3

Personnel: Carla Bley (piano), Roger Jannotta (soprano and alto saxophones, flute), Wolfgang Puschnig (alto saxophone), Andy Sheppard, Jerry Underwood (tenor saxophones), Julian Arguelles (baritone saxophone), Lew Soloff, Guy Barker, Claude

Deppa (trumpets), Gary Valente, Pete Beachill, Chris Dean (trombones); Richard Henry (bass trombone), Karen Mantler (harmonica, organ), Steve Swallow (bass), Dennis Mackrel (drums).

Soloists: Andy Sheppard, Gary Valente

DISC 6

Title: End of Vienna

Artist: Carla Bley

Album: Fancy Chamber Music

Number 28 Tr 3

Personnel: Carla Bley (piano), Andrew Byrt (viola), Steve Morris (violin), Emma Black (cello), Steve Swallow (bass), Alison Hayhurst (flute), Sara Lee (cello), Chris Wells (percussion).

Rec Dec 1997

DISC 7

Title: Major

Artist: Carla Bley/Steve Swallow

Album: Are We There Yet?

Number 29 Tr 3

Personnel: Carla Bley (piano), Steve Swallow (bass)

DISC 8

Title: Sidewinders In Paradise

Artist: Carla Bley 4 x 4

Album: 4 x 4

Number 30 Tr 2

Personnel: Lew Soloff (trumpet), Wolfgang Puschnig (flute, alto saxophone), Andy Sheppard (tenor saxophone), Gary Valente (trombone), Carla Bley (piano), Larry Goldings (organ), Steve Swallow (bass), Victor Lewis (drums).

DISC 9

Title: I Hadn't Anyone Til You

Composer: Noble

Album: Appearing Nightly

Number 33 Tr 5

Personnel: Earl Gadner, Lew Soloff, Giampaulo Casati Florian Eisch (trumpets), Beppe Calmosca, Gary Valente, Gigi Grata, Richard Henry (trombones), Roger Jannetta, Wolfgang Puschnig, Andy Sheppard, Christophe Panzane, JUlian Arguelles (reeds), Carla Bley (piano), Katen Mantler (organ), Steve Swallow (bass), Billy Drummond (drums).

Paris, July 2006

DISC 10

Title: Hell's Bells

Composer: Carle Bley

Album: CARLA'S CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Label: WATT/ECM

Number 271 2413 Tr 8

Personnel: Carla Bley (piano, organ), Steve Swallow (bass) and The Partyka Brass Quintet.

Pianist and composer Carla Bley joins Alyn Shipton to choose her essential records.

Carmen Mcrae20091003

Singer Carmen McRae was a protegee of Billie Holiday but soon grew beyond that early influence to develop her own distinctive musical personality.

Singer Christine Tobin joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights from the more than 60 albums that McRae made before her death in 1994.

Playlist:

DISC 1

Title: Misery

Artist: Carmen McRae

Composer: Scott

Album: First Sessions

Label: Fresh Sound

Number 477 Tr 8

Personnel: Carmen McRae (vocals), Tony Scott (piano).

December 1953

DISC 2

Title: Mr Meadowlark

Artist: Carmen Mcrae with Ralph Burns Orchestra

Composer: Mercer

Album: Complete Ralph Burns Sessions with Ben Webster

Label: Lonehill Jazz

Number 11122 Tr 5

Personnel:: Carmen McRae (vocals), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Irv Markovitz (trumpet), Dick Berg, Donald Corrado, Fred Klein, Tony Miranda (French horn), Don Abney (piano), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Aaron Bell (bass), Ted Sommer (drums), Ralph Burns (director)

DISC 3

Title: My Funny Valentine

Composer: Rodgers/Hart

Album: Complete Recordings with Ray Bryant

Label: Gambit

Number 69204 Tr 3

Personnel: Carmen McRae (vocals), Ray Bryant (piano), Ike Isaacs (bass), Specs Wright (drums).

6 March 1957

DISC 4

Title: That Old Black Magic

Composer: Arlen, Mercer

Album: Live at Bubba's

Label: Who's Who In Jazz

Number: Tr 1

Personnel: Carmen McRae (vocals), Marshal Otwell (piano), Jim Anderson (bass), Mark Pulice (drums).

1981

DISC 5

Title: I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm

Composer: Cole

Album: You're Looking at Me (A Collection of Nat King Cole Songs)

Label: Concord

Number 4235 Tr 1

Personnel: Carmen McRae (vocals), Marshall Otwell (piano), John Collins (guitar), John Leftwhich (bass), Donald Bailey (drums).

Nov 1983

DISC 6

Title: I'm Glad There is You

Composer: Dorsey

Album: Any Old Time

Label: Savoy/Denon (Japanese import)

Number 1216 Tr 12

Personnel: Carmen McRae (vocals), Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), Eric Gunnison (piano), John Collins (guitar),

Scott Colley (bass), Mark Pulice (drums).

June 1986

DISC 7

Title: What Can I Say After I've Said I'm Sorry

Composer: Donaldson/Lymann

Album: Fine and Mellow: Live at Birdland West

Number 4342 Tr 2

Personnel: Carmen McRae (vocals), Red Hollowoay (reeds), Jack McDuff (organ), Phil Upchurch (guitar), John Clayton (bass), Paul Humphrey (drums).

Dec 1987

DISC 8

Title: Little Butterfly

Composer: Thelonious Monk

Album: Carmen Sings Monk

Label: Sony/Bluebird First Editions

Number 749038 Tr 6

Personnel: Carmen McRae (vocals), Clifford Jordan, Charlie Rouse (reeds), Eric Gunnison, Larry Willis (pianos), George Mraz (bass), Al Foster (drums).

April 1988

DISC 9

Title: Sometimes I'm Happy

Artist: Carmen McRae/Betty Carter

Composer: Caesar/Youmans

Album: Carmen McRae/Betty Carter Duets: Live at the Great American Music Hall

Label: Verve

Number 529279 Tr 6

Personnel: Carmen McRae/Betty Carter (vocals), Eric Gunnison (piano), Jim Hughart (bass), Winard Harper (drums).

Jan/Feb 1987

DISC 10

Title: Misty

Composer: Garner

Album: Sarah: Dedicated to You

Number: Tr 3

Personnel: Carmen McRae (vocals), Shirley Horn (piano), Charles Ables (bass), Steve Williams (drums).

Oct 1990.

Alyn Shipton picks highlights from the recordings of singer Carmen McRae.

Cedar Walton20110702

A one-time member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Cedar Walton is one of the most sought-after and versatile pianists in jazz.

He joins Alyn Shipton to discuss records made under his own name, as well as work with Blakey, the Jazztet, Ron Carter and Lee Morgan.

Cedar Walton joins Alyn Shipton for a survey of the highlights in his recording career.

Charlie Christian20081129

Alyn Shipton chooses the best recordings of influential guitarist Charlie Christian.

Guitarist John Etheridge joins Alyn Shipton to select the finest recordings by the great innovator and instrumentalist Charlie Christian.

Because his life was cut short by tuberculosis at the age of 25, he left only a small but highly rated collection of recordings.

But Christian is considered to have changed the course of jazz by amplifying the guitar and bringing it centre stage, particularly in the Benny Goodman small groups.

Charlie Parker20081130

Alyn Shipton explores the music of the great saxophonist Charlie Parker.

Alyn Shipton explores the music of saxophonist Charlie Parker, still regarded as one of the greatest soloists and innovators in jazz.

He looks at Parker's work from the earliest big band days until his premature death, including his partnerships with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Fats Navarro.

Studio guests are Brian Priestley, who discusses Parker's live recordings, and Peter King, who explains his significance as a saxophonist.

Chet Baker20110122

Ian Smith joins Alyn Shipton to select the best recordings by trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker, including his early work with Gerry Mulligan, his West Coast quartets and the early collaborations with Art Pepper.

There is also a focus on his latterday career, and in particular the records he made in Europe in his final years.

Ian Smith joins Alyn Shipton to select the best work by trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker.

Chico Hamilton2008041120120415

Influential Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton talks to Alyn Shipton about his career.

: Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton tells Alyn Shipton how the original Gerry Mulligan Quartet first assembled in his house and how he then formed his own unorthodox group.

Influential jazz drummer Chico Hamilton talks to Alyn Shipton about how the original Gerry Mulligan Quartet first assembled in his living room, and how he went on to form his own unorthodox group which featured cello and flute among its instrumentation.

Chris Barber20091010

is one of Britain's best-loved bandleaders.

He joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights of his recordings from 1953 to the present, not only featuring his own bands, but also his collaborations with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Louis Jordan, John Lewis and many other visiting Americans.

Playlist:

INTRO MUSIC

Title: Bourbon Street Parade

Artist: Chris Barber

Composer: Barbarin

Album: Take Me Back To New Orleans

Label: Black Lion

Number: BLM 61001 S4 T1

Personnel: Pat Halcox, Teddy Fullick, t; Dick Cook, e-flat cl; Ian Wheeler, as; John Crocker, ts; Chris Barber, Roy Maskell, tb; John Beecham, tu; Norman Emberson, Sn dr; Freddie Kohlman, b dr.

1980

DISC 1

Title: Isle of Capri

Artist: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen

Composer: Grosz/Kennedy

Album: In The Beginning

Label: Lake

Number: LACD 14 Track 1

Personnel: Ken Colyer, t; Monty Sunshine, cl; Chris Barber, tb; Lonnie Donegan, bj; Ji Bray, b; Ron Bowden, d.

2 September 1953.

DISC 2

Title: Every Time I Feel The Spirit

Artist: Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Composer: Trad arr.

Barber

Album: Chris Barber's Jazz band 1957

Number: LSCD 130 Track 9

Personnel: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, v; Pat Halcox, t; Monty Sunshine, cl; Chris Barber, tb; Eddie Smith, bj; Dick Smith, b; Graham Burbidge, d.

The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Dec.

1957.

DISC 3

Title: Cornbread, Peas and Black Molasses

Artist: Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee

Composer: Terry / McGhee

Album: Chris Barber Presents The Blues Legacy: 'Lost and Found'

Label: Blues Legacy

Number: 5067X Track 17

Personnel: Sonny Terry, v and harmonica; Brownie McGhee, v and g.

The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, April 1958.

DISC 4

Title: Down Home Rag

Artist: Chris Barber's American Jazz Band

Composer: Lewis/Sweatman

Album: Chris Barber's American Jazz Band

Label: Columbia

Number: 33SX1321 S1 T1

Personnel: Sidney De Paris, t; Edmond Hall, cl; Chris Barber, tb; Hank Duncan, p; Hayes Alvis, b; Joe Marshall, d.

November 1960.

DISC 5

Title: Revival

Artist: Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Joe Harriott

Composer: Harriott

Album: Chris Barber International

Number: LACD 210D CD 2 Track 10

Personnel: Pat Halcox, t; Ian Wheeler, cl; Joe Harriott, as; Chris Barber, tb; Eddie Smith, bj; Dick Smith, b; Graham Burbidge, d.

London Palladium, 31 March 1961.

DISC 6

Title: Tain't Nobody's Business

Artist: Chris Barber with Louis Jordan and Orrilie Patterson

Composer: Grainger/Robbins

Album: Lost and Found Vol.

2

Number: 5068X Track 23

Personnel: Louis Jordan, as, v; Ottilie Patterson, v; Pat Halcox, t; Ian Wheeler, cl; Chris Barber, tb; Eddie Smith, bj; Dick Smith, b; Graham Burbidge, d.

Dec.

1962.

DISC 7

Title: Csikos

Artist: Chris Barber Jazz and Blues Band

Composer: Barber

Album: Chris Barber In Switzerland

Number: LACD208D Track 8

Personnel: Pat Halcox, t; John Crocker, cl, ts; Chris Barber, tb; Johnny McCallum, bj; John Slaughter, g; Jackie Flavelle b; Graham Burbidge, d.

5 April 1970.

DISC 8

Title: London Blues

Composer: Morton

Album: Get Rollin'

Number: 2683 001 LP 1 S2 T3

Personnel: Pat Halcox, t; John Crocker, cl, ts; Chris Barber, tb; Stu Morrison, bj; John Slaughter, g; Jackie Flavelle b; Graham Burbidge, d.

June, 1970.

DISC 9

Title: Home Folks

Composer: John Lewis

Album: Swing Is Here!

Number: BLCD760517 Track 1

Personnel: Pat Halcox, tp; Chris Barber, tb; Sammy Rimmington, cl; John Crocker, as; Stu Morrison, bj; John Lewis, p; Vic Pitt b; Pete York, d.

1979

DISC 10

Title: The Weight / Caledonia Mission

Composer: Robertson

Album: Barbican Blues

Number: LACD 273 Track 9

Personnel: Pat Halcox, t; John Crocker, cl, ts; Chris Barber, tb; Johnny McCallum, bj; Roger Hill, g; Vic Pitt b; Norman Emberson, d.

20 April 1982

DISC 11

Title: Merry Go Round

Artist: Big Chris Barber Band

Composer: Ellington

Album: Barber at Blenheim

Label: Chris Barber Collection

Number: 4004 Track 3

Personnel: Mike Henry, Peter Rudeforth, tp; John Service, Chris Barber, tb; Zoltan Sagi, bs; Richard Exall, ts; Mike Snelling, cl; Dave Green, b; Joe Farler, g; John Sutton, d.

Blenheim Palace, Dec.

2007.

Bandleader Chris Barber joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights of his recordings.

Christine Tobin On Shirley Horn20100724

As a vocalist, Shirley Horn was expert at lending subtle treatment to old jazz standards.

She was also a fine pianist, and in this week's Jazz Library singer Christine Tobin discusses the American's intimate trio sound as well as Horn's work with some of the finest big bands of the 1960s.

Taking time out to raise a family, Horn returned in the 1980s and 1990s to make some of her finest recordings, including the Grammy-winning I Remember Miles.

Alyn Shipton is joined by singer Christine Tobin to survey the music of Shirley Horn.

Clark Terry20090607

Trumpeter Clark Terry discusses his collaborations with musicians such as Oscar Peterson.

Alyn Shipton is joined by one of the most famous Ellingtonians of all, trumpeter Clark Terry, to look back over his recordings.

In addition to his work with Ellington, Terry was also a member of Count Basie's famous orchestra and he also discusses his discs with the late Oscar Peterson, including the amusing Mumbles.

Cleo Laine20091114

Looking forward to her appearance at the 2009 London Jazz Festival, Cleo Laine joins Alyn Shipton to select some of the finest recorded performances from her distinguished career.

DISC 1

Title: Just a Sittin' and A Rockin'

Artist: Cleo Laine

Composer: Ellington, Strayhorn, Gaines

Album: I Hear Music

Label: Salvo (Union Square)

Number BX403 CD3 Track 13

Personnel: Cleo Laine (vocals), Clark Terry (trumpet), Mark Whitfield (guitar) John Dankworth Orchestra.

DISC 2

Title: Mr and Mississippi

Artist: Cleo Laine with the Johnny Dankworth Seven

Composer: Gordon

Number: BX403 CD1 Track 8

Personnel: Cleo Laine (vocals), Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet), John Dankworth (alto sax), Don Rendell (tenor sax), Bill Le Sage (vibes), Joe Muddell (bass), Eddie Taylor (drums).

4 March 1952.

DISC 3

Title: Easy Living

Composer: Rainger/Robin

Number: BX403 CD1 Tr 6

Personnel: as above.

6 May 1953.

DISC 4

Title: A Child Is Born

Composer: Jones/Wilder

Album: Christmas at the Stables

Label: Audio B

Number: 5011

Personnel: Cleo Laine, voc; John Dankworth, ss; John Horler, p; Malcolm Creese, b; Allan

Ganley, d; Andy Panayi, fl; Chris Garrick, vn; Matt Skelton, perc.

1999.

DISC 5

Title: PIerrot Lunaire

Artist: Cleo Laine, Nash Ensemble - Elgar Howarth (conductor)

Composer: Schoenberg

Album: Cleo Laine sings Pierrot Lunaire and songs by Charles Ives

Label: RCA

Number: LRL1 5058

Personnel: Cleo Laine, voc; Nash Ensemble - Elgar Howarth (conductor)

DISC 6

Title: Summertime

Artist: Cleo Laine and Ray Charles

Composer: George and Ira Gershwin, Heyward and Hayward

Label: Salvo

Number BX 403 CD 3 Track 10

Personnel: Cleo Laine and Ray Charles, with studio orchestra from the original RCA

album Porgy and Bess.

DISC 7

Title: He Was Beautiful

Artist: Cleo Laine and John Williams

Composer: Myers, Laine

Number BX 403 CD 3 Track 12

Personnel: Cleo Laine, voc; John Williams, g.

1976.

DISC 8

Title: Shall I Compare thee to a Summer's Day

Composer: Shakespeare, Laine, Dankworth

Number: BX 403 CD 3 Track 5

Personnel: Cleo Laine, voc.

Personnel not listed.

Title: Oh Tell me The Truth About Love

Composer: Auden/Dankworth

Number BX 403 CD 3 Track 6

Personnel: Cleo Laine, voc; John Dankworth, cl, arr., dir.

DISC 9

Title: Bill

Composer: Kern/Wodehouse/Hammerstein

Number: BX 403 CD 3 Track 8

Personnel: Cleo Laine and John Dankworth Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, 1974.

DISC 10

Title: No One Is Alone

Artist: Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth

Composer: Sondheim

Number: BX 403 CD 4 Track 2

Personnel: Cleo Laine, voc; Jacqui Dankworth, voc; ensemble arr and cond.

John Dankworth.

DISC 11

Title: It was a Lover and His Lass

Composer: Shakespeare/Young

Personnel: as for disc 8.

Cleo Laine joins Alyn Shipton to select recorded highlights of her career.

Clifford Brown20101030

died in a car crash at 25, robbing the jazz world of one of its most talented and original trumpeters.

To mark the 80th anniversary of Brown's birth, author Tom Perchard joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of his recordings.

The programme centres on the Clifford Brown / Max Roach Quintet, but also includes a wide variety of other material including discs with Sarah Vaughan and with a string orchestra.

Alyn Shipton and Tom Perchard pick the best recordings by trumpeter Clifford Brown.

Count Basie20081220

Saxophonist Dave Gelly and Alyn Shipton suggest the essential Count Basie band recordings.

Saxophonist and author Dave Gelly joins Alyn Shipton to suggest the essential Count Basie band recordings, tracing it from its Kansas City origins through to the revolutionary New Testament band of the 1950s, including such classics as One O'Clock Jump and Li'l Darlin'.

Basie led his famous orchestra for more than 50 years, and in its long history it grew to being regarded as a byword for the qualities of swing and the blues.

Critics' Round-up Of 201020101225

For the last programme of the year, Alyn Shipton invites several leading jazz critics to look back on the best jazz albums of 2010.

Joining Alyn to make their selections are Jon Newey, Helen Mayhew, Peter Vacher, John L Walters, Dave Gelly, Clive Davis and Brian Priestley, and among their choices are tracks from Evan Christopher, Norma Winstone and Dave Holland.

Alyn Shipton invites leading jazz critics to review the best albums of 2010.

Danilo Perez20081122

Pianist Danilo Perez joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights from his recorded career.

Danilo Perez

Panamanian-born pianist Danilo Perez joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the Barbican during this year's London Jazz Festival to select the highlights from his recorded career, including PanaMonk, his re-interpretation of Thelonious Monk, as well as his work with Dizzy Gillespie and Wayne Shorter

Dave Holland20090517

One of Britain's most famous jazz exports, bassist Dave Holland joined Miles Davis at the age of 21, and since then he has become a world-famous recording artist.

He guides Alyn Shipton through his work on disc, including his own trios, quintets and big bands, as well as records with Betty Carter, Herbie Hancock and Kenny Wheeler to help choose the best examples for a jazz library.

Jazz bassist Dave Holland guides Alyn Shipton through his work on disc.

Dave Liebman2009053020100425

Saxophonist Dave Liebman joins Alyn Shipton to choose highlights of his recordings.

Dave Liebman came to fame as the saxophonist in Miles Davis's 1970s band, but he has had a formidable career since the 1980s as a bandleader in his own right, often specialising on the soprano instrument, but also returning to the his first love, the tenor.

He joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at Cheltenham Town Hall to select the highlights of his recordings.

In this Jazz Library, Dave Liebman, who was the Cheltenham Jazz Festival's artist in residence in 2009, joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his extensive catalogue of recordings, including free solo improvisations, reinterpretations of classical music, tributes to John Coltrane and interpretations of standards.

A virtuoso musician who is also a leader in the world of jazz education, Liebman shows his mastery in a variety of settings from playing completely unaccompanied to working with a full-scale big band.

Radio 3 at the Summer Festivals

As part of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2009, saxophonist Dave Liebman joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at Cheltenham Town Hall to select the highlights of his recordings.

Liebman came to fame as the saxophonist in Miles Davis' 1970s band, but he has had a successful career since the 1980s as a bandleader in his own right, often specialising in the soprano instrument, but also returning to the his first love, the tenor.

David Sanborn20111211

Saxophonist David Sanborn joins Alyn Shipton at the 2011 London Jazz Festival.

Saxophonist David Sanborn joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, during the 2011 London Jazz Festival to select his finest recordings.

A star of fusion, but with a far wider stylistic range, Sanborn looks back at his 1975 debut Taking Off (which featured his long-term associates the Brecker Brothers); 1980s triumphs such as "As We Speak" right up to his current work, including 2010's "Only Everything".

Dexter Gordon2009022820101003

Alyn Shipton selects the best recordings of influential tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon.

The tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was one of the first tenor saxophonists in jazz to adopt the bebop style in the 1940s, going on to become one of the most influential and distinctive soloists of the 60s and 70s.

Soweto Kinch joins Alyn Shipton to select Gordon's finest recordings, ranging from his early days with Billy Eckstine to his Oscar-nominated performance in Bertrand Tavernier's film "Round Midnight".

Soweto Kinch joins Alyn Shipton to select the finest recordings of the great tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, ranging from his early days with Billy Eckstine to his Academy Award-nominated performance in Bertrand Tavernier's film Round Midnight.

Gordon was one of the first players of his instrument to adopt the bebop style in the 1940s, going on to become one of the most influential and distinctive soloists of the 60s and 70s.

Title Long Tall Dexter

  • 1963.

    disc 8:

  • Art Blakey, d.

    11 dec 1947.

    disc 6:

  • al harewood, d.

    6 may 1961

    disc 7:

  • album dexter gordon: settin the pace
  • album doin' alright
  • album gettin around
  • album misty
  • album more power
  • album our man in paris
  • album settin the pace
  • artist billy eckstine
  • artist dexter gordon
  • b; billy higgins, d.

    june 1965.

    disc 9:

  • baird, chippy outcalt, howard scott, gerald valentine, tb; bill frazier, john jackson,
  • composer eckstine / valentine
  • composer gershwin
  • composer gillespie, paparelli
  • composer gordon
  • composer maria / banfa
  • composer strayhorn
  • composer young, crosby
  • dec 1947

    disc 5:

  • gene ammons, dexter gordon, leo parker, reeds, john malachi, p; connie
  • heath, d.

    march 1969.

    Alyn Shipton selects the best recordings of influential tenor saxophonist dexter gordon

  • july 1965

    disc 10:

  • label blue note
  • label prestige
  • label proper
  • label steeplechase
  • max roach, d.

    29 jan 1946

    disc 2:

  • number 36033 track 1
  • number 46394 track 5
  • number 46681 track 1
  • number 84077 track 1
  • number ojccd 815 track 3
  • number proper box 16 cd 1 track 5
  • number proper box 16 cd 2 track 1
  • number properbox 16 cd 2 track 8
  • number properbox 16 cd 3 track 6
  • number properbox cd 4 track 3
  • personnel: dexter gordon, ts; barry harris, p; buster williams, b tootie
  • personnel: dexter gordon, ts; bobby hutcherson, vib; barry harris, p; bob cranshaw,
  • personnel: dexter gordon, ts; bud powell, p; pierre michelot, b; kenny clarke, d.

    june

  • personnel: dexter gordon, ts; jimmy rowles, p; red callendar, b; Roy Porter, d.

    4

  • personnel: dexter gordon, ts; kenny drew, p; nhop, b; alex riel, d.

    copenhagen, 8

  • personnel: dexter gordon, ts; leo parker, bar; tadd dameron, p; curley russell, b;
  • personnel: dexter gordon, wardell gray, ts; jimmy bunn, p; red callendar, b; chuck
  • personnel: freddie hubbard, t; dexter gordon, ts; horace parlan, p; george tucker, b;
  • personnel: gail brockman, Dizzy Gillespie, marion hazel, shorty mcconnell, t; taswell
  • personnel: leonard hawkins, t; dexter gordon, ts; bud powell, p; curley russell, b;
  • thompson, d.

    12 june 1947.

    disc 4:

  • title blowin the blues away
  • title fried bananas
  • title ghost of a chance
  • title i was doing alright
  • title manha de carnival
  • title night in tunisia
  • title settin the pace:
  • title take the a train
  • title the chase
  • wainwright, g; tommy potter, b; Art Blakey, d; billy eckstine, vtb, voc.

    5 dec 1944

    disc 3:

  • Dinah Washington20110226

    Dinah Washington was only 39 when she died of an accidental overdose of barbiturates in 1963. Yet in her short life she was one of the most successful of all jazz singers, also crossing into blues and pop territory. Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to pick the essential recordings by Dinah, starting with her bluesy repertoire of the mid-1940s and tracing her career as she became one of the finest interpreters of American popular song. The programme includes her collaborations with Quincy Jones and with the fourth of her eight husbands, Eddie Chamblee.

    was only 39 when she died of an accidental overdose of barbiturates in 1963.

    Yet in her short life she was one of the most successful of all jazz singers, also crossing into blues and pop territory.

    Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to pick the essential recordings by Dinah, starting with her bluesy repertoire of the mid-1940s and tracing her career as she became one of the finest interpreters of American popular song.

    The programme includes her collaborations with Quincy Jones and with the fourth of her eight husbands, Eddie Chamblee.

    Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to pick the essential recordings by Dinah Washington.

    Dizzy Gillespie20080328

    Alyn Shipton is joined by bandleader Pete Long of the tribute band Gillespiana to select the best of Dizzy Gillespie's back catalogue, including his jousts with Charlie Parker as well as his work with big bands and all-star small groups.

    Django Bates20110507

    Pianist, composer and bandleader Django Bates has been one of the most innovative figures on the European jazz scene since the 1980s.

    In front of an audience at this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival, he joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his recorded career from his early days with Loose Tubes to his more recent bands.

    As well as his group Human Chain, he also discusses his Danish StoRMChaser project and his recent album Beloved Bird.

    Pianist, composer and bandleader Django Bates discusses his recordings with Alyn Shipton.

    Django Reinhardt20071228

    The first European jazz musician to make a significant impact on the world stage, guitarist Django Reinhardt's effect was felt throughout jazz.

    John Etheridge, leader of the Django tribute band Sweet Chorus, joins Alyn Shipton to select the finest recordings by the gipsy genius.

    From the Hot Club Quintet of France to Reinhardt's solo waltzes, and from his later electric guitar triumphs such as Nuages to his wartime big band discs, this covers all the essential Reinhardt recordings for any jazz collection.

    Duke Ellington Small Groups20081213

    Alyn Shipton is joined by pianist and author Brian Priestley to pick out the essential Duke Ellington small group discs, ranging from duos with bassist Jimmy Blanton to septets and octets featuring such noted instrumentalists as Johnny Hodges, Lawrence Brown and Barney Bigard.

    Although his big band was the central focus of Duke Ellington's musical life, he led a variety of small groups drawn from his orchestra throughout his career.

    He also encouraged his star soloists to record under their own names.

    Earl Hines20081227

    Alyn Shipton selects the best of a number of new reissues of bandleader Earl Hines's music

    To coincide with 2008's 105th anniversary of the swing bandleader's birth, pianist Martin Litton joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights from a number of new reissues of Earl Hines's music.

    Considered one of the most accomplished pianists in jazz, Hines's work has, in recent years, tended to be eclipsed by that of other swing bandleaders, although there has now been a revival in interest in it.

    Early Ellington Recordings20100605

    Duke Ellington's biographer Harvey Cohen joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights from the 1920s and 30s recordings.

    From the Cotton Club to national icon, author Harvey Cohen traces Ellington's finest output from the decade starting in 1928.

    He guides Alyn Shipton through jungle music, the first extended works and the finest Ducal small groups, as well as offering insights from his recent book 'Duke Ellington's America'.

    Alyn Shipton explores the highlights of Duke Ellington's recordings of the 1920s and 30s.

    Ed Thigpen20100313

    Jazz Library pays tribute to the drummer Ed Thigpen who died in January.

    He was such a consummate percussionist that he was known as Mr Taste".

    A lynch-pin of the bands of Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Oscar Peterson, Thigpen joined Alyn Shipton during one of his last visits to Britain to select the recorded highlights of his career.

    Special tribute edition featuring the recorded highlights of the late Ed Thigpen's career."

    Ella Fitzgerald2008020120100516

    Young British singer Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to discuss Fitzgerald's musical legacy, including her early work with Chick Webb, her classic duets with Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan, and her popular song repertoire.

    Known as the first lady of jazz, Ella Fitzgerald made hundreds of discs in almost six decades of recording.

    Singer Gwyneth Herbert talks to Alyn Shipton about Ella Fitzgerald's musical legacy.

    Ella Fitzgerald was known as the first lady of jazz, and in almost six decades of recording, she made hundreds of discs.

    In this programme, the young British singer Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to suggest the essential items from that legacy, including her early work with Chick Webb, her classic duets with Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan, and her incomparable Songbook collections of the great popular song repertoire.

    Enrico Rava20091108

    Alyn Shipton is joined by Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava to choose his favourite recordings

    Alyn Shipton is joined by Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava to choose his favourite examples from his recorded work and to preview his forthcoming album New York Days, which features his long-term colleague Stefano Bollani and American drummer Paul Motian.

    PLAYLIST:

    DISC 1

    Title

    Eric Dolphy20080307

    Alyn Shipton is joined by jazz writer Brian Morton to select highlights from the work of bass-clarinetist, saxophonist and flautist Eric Dolphy.

    Famous for his musical jousts with John Coltrane and Charles Mingus, Dolphy led a short but highly creative career, ended by his death from diabetes when he was just 36.

    Erroll Garner2010013020110612

    was one of the most distinctive and original pianists in jazz. To select his finest recordings, Alyn Shipton is joined by the young British pianist Neil Cowley. The programme includes examples of Garner's earliest stride style, covers the emergence of his own individual jazz voice, and features his most popular album "Concert by the Sea".

    Producer Alyn Shipton.

    Alyn Shipton selects the best recordings of the great pianist Erroll Garner.

    was one of the most distinctive and original pianists in jazz.

    To select his finest recordings, Alyn Shipton is joined by the young British pianist Neil Cowley.

    The programme includes examples of Garner's earliest stride style, covers the emergence of his own individual jazz voice, and features his most popular album "Concert by the Sea".

    Producer Alyn Shipton.

    The programme includes examples of Garner's earliest stride style, covers the emergence of his own individual jazz voice, and features his most popular album Concert by the Sea".

    Esbjorn Svensson20110611

    Before his death in 2007, Esborn Svensson was regarded as the leading pianist in European jazz.

    His trio (EST) topped the Swedish charts and appeared on MTV.

    His appeal was broad enough to reach audiences of every age, and his repertoire stretched from dazzling interpretations of jazz standards by the likes of Thelonious Monk to quirky originals, such as his "Dodge the Dodo" which combined drum 'n' bass ideas with languid jazz balladry.

    In this programme, John L Walters of the Guardian joins Alyn Shipton to pick the high points of Svensson's recording career.

    Alyn Shipton and John L Walters to reassess the career of pianist Esbjorn Svensson.

    Ethel Waters20110212

    Powerful, feisty and influential, Ethel Waters was an excellent jazz singer, mainly remembered now for her screen roles in such pictures as Cabin in the Sky. Popular with both black and white audiences, she was a major star in the 1930s and 1940s. Her biographer Stephen Bourne joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights from Waters' recordings.

    Powerful, feisty and influential, Ethel Waters was an excellent jazz singer, mainly remembered now for her screen roles in such pictures as Cabin in the Sky.

    Popular with both black and white audiences, she was a major star in the 1930s and 1940s.

    Her biographer Stephen Bourne joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights from Waters' recordings.

    Stephen Bourne and Alyn Shipton select the finest recordings of singer Ethel Waters.

    Fats Waller2007051120081214

    Alyn Shipton and Martin Litton select the best recordings made by pianist Fats Waller.

    Alyn Shipton is joined by Martin Litton to select the best recordings made by pianist, bandleader and vocalist Fats Waller, noted for being the finest of Harlem's stride pianists and creating one of the largest collections of jazz recordings of the 1930s and 1940s with his band the Rhythm.

    Fred Anderson20101009

    , who died in June, was a founder member of the AACM in Chicago and ran the city's famous club, the Velvet Lounge.

    Alyn Shipton visited him at the site of his historic club before it was demolished in 2006, and talked to Anderson about his best recordings.

    The music features Joe Jarman, Muhal Richard Abrams and Anderson's long-term collaborator, the drummer Hamid Drake.

    Alyn Shipton selects the best recordings by Chicagoan saxophonist Fred Anderson.

    Freddie Hubbard20090627

    Alyn Shipton is joined by Guy Barker to select the best recordings by fellow trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who died in December 2008.

    Hubbard was considered one of the most gifted soloists in jazz, and a man seen as the natural heir to Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie.

    Alyn Shipton and Guy Barker to select the best recordings by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard.

    Gene Krupa2009022120100606

    Alyn Shipton and Richard Pite select the highlights from drummer Gene Krupa's recordings.

    Alyn Shipton is joined by vintage-drum expert Richard Pite to select the highlights from Krupa's many recordings.

    As well as his work with Benny Goodman, the programme spans Krupa's playing from the 1920s to the late 1950s, including his epic battles with Buddy Rich and his famous recordings with Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge.

    To celebrate the centenary in 2009 of drummer Gene Krupa's birth, Alyn Shipton is joined by vintage drum expert Richard Pite to select the highlights from Krupa's many recordings.

    Disc 1

  • album: Eddie Condon 1927-1938
  • album: anita o'day: young anita
  • album: avalon, the small bands vol 2
  • album: bix lives
  • album: gene krupa 1953-54
  • album: live at carnegie hall
  • album: up and atom: a proper intorduction to gene krupa
  • artist: Benny Goodman
  • artist: Benny Goodman quartet
  • artist: bix beiderbecke and his orchestra
  • artist: gene krupa
  • artist: mckenzie and condon's chicagoans
  • composer: baxter
  • composer: colins/green
  • composer: evans, bostic
  • composer: goodman, sampson, parish
  • composer: hamilton, lewis, arr mulligan
  • composer: kahn, erdman, meyers, schoebel
  • composer: shavers
  • label: bluebird
  • label: classics
  • label: columbia
  • label: proper
  • number: 1433 track 1

    personnel

  • number: 2036 track 8

    personnel: red rodney, joe triscari, ray triscari, tony anelli, t; carl elmer, dick taylor, warren covington, ben seaman, tb; harry terrill, charlie kennedy, charlie ventura, buddy wise, jack schwartz, reeds; teddy napoleon, p; hy white, g; bob munoz, b; gene krupa, d.

    27 may 1946.

    disc 7

  • number: 742 track 3

    personnel: Eddie Condon (guitar) with jimmy mcpartland (c); frank teschemacher(cl); Bud Freeman (ts); joe sullivan (p); jim lannigan (b); gene krupa (dr) 16 dec 1927

    disc 2

  • number: cbs 4509832 cd1 track 1

    personnel: bg, clt; harry james, ziggy elman, chris griffin, t; red ballard, vernon brown, tb; george koenig, hymie scherzer, art rollini, babe russin, saxes; jess stacy p; allen reuss, g; harry goodman, b; gene krupa, d.

    carnegie hall 16 jan 1938

    disc 5

  • number: nd 82273 track 8

    personnel: Benny Goodman, cl.

    lionel hampton, vib; teddy wilson, p; gene krupa,.

    d.

    2 dec 1937

    disc 4

  • number: nd86845 track 22

    personnel: bix beiderbecke, c; ray lodwig, t; Benny Goodman, jimmy dorsey, pee wee russell, Bud Freeman, min leibrook, reeds, irving brodsky, p; gene krupa, d, edddie lang, g, joe venuti vn, wes vaughan, vo.

    8 sept 1930.

    disc 3

  • number: properbox 21 cd 1 track 9

    personnel: gene krupa orchestra, norman murphy, torg halten, graham young, t; roy eldridge t, voc; john grassi, babe wagner, tb; mascagni ruffo, clint neagley, sam musiker, walter bates, reeds; bob curtis, p; remo biondi, g; buddy bastien, b; gene krupa d; anita o'day voc.

    11 april 1941.

    disc 6

  • title: deep down south
  • title: ding dong daddy from dumas
  • title: don't be that way
  • title: how high the moon
  • title: let me off uptown
  • title: midget
  • title: nobody's sweetheart

  • George Avakian20110319

    To celebrate the 92nd birthday of George Avakian, the veteran record producer joins Alyn Shipton to pick his personal favourites from a long career in supervising record sessions, starting in 1939.

    From the Chicago jazz of Eddie Condon and Jimmy McPartland, the programme covers a vast stylistic range including Erroll Garner, Miles Davis's quintet and his Gil Evans collaborations, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Dave Brubeck's most famous quartet and the Louis Armstrong All Stars.

    Alyn Shipton is joined by veteran record producer George Avakian to select his best work.

    George Lewis20110626

    The New Orleans clarinettist George Lewis was the spearhead of the traditional jazz revival from 1942 until his death in 1969.

    In this programme, Alyn Shipton is joined by Lewis's friend and protege Tom Sancton to select the highlights from a vast catalogue of recordings.

    Music includes Bunk Johnson's brass and dance bands, Lewis's trio, quartet and Ragtime Band, and work with such other jazz legends as Lizzie Miles and De De Pierce.

    Tom Sancton's memoir, A Song For My Fathers, is a remarkable portrait of his formative years growing up in New Orleans as a clarinet student of George Lewis, and a part of a world that was swept away for ever in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina.

    His playing experience and close friendship with many of the musicians covered makes this an unusually poignant edition of Jazz Library.

    Alyn Shipton is joined by Tom Sancton to select highlights from clarinettist George Lewis.

    George Russell2009092620101031

    An interview with composer and theorist George Russell, reviewing his career higlights.

    The jazz composer and theorist George Russell was a major innovator in jazz for over 50 years.

    In an archive interview with Alyn Shipton, Russell looks back at the highlights of a recorded repertoire that began with Dizzy Gillespie's big band and went on to encompass modal jazz and the dawn of jazz rock fusion.

    George Russell was a ceaseless experimenter - spending most of his life writing his theoretical masterwork on Lydian Modal theory - but on the way writing extended compositions for Dizzy Gillespie in the 1940s, introducing Miles Davis and John Coltrane to modal jazz in the '50s, and mixing world jazz and rock with Jan Garbarek and Terje Rypdal in the 60s.

    His Living Time Orchestra ran from the '70s to the present decade and included innovative soloists from both sides of the Atlantic.

    In conversation with Alyn Shipton, who visited Russell at his home near the New England Conservatory in Boston, the composer looks back at what he considers the highlights of his work, and at his standard compositions such as All About Rosie and Ezz-Thetic.

    In an interview recorded at the composer and theorist's Boston home, Alyn Shipton presents a look back over the recorded music highlights of George Russell, who died in July 2009.

    Russell was a major innovator in jazz for more than 50 years and his repertoire began with Dizzy Gillespie's big band, going on to encompass modal jazz and the dawn of jazz-rock fusion.

    Title: So What

    Artist: George Russell Living Time Orchestra

    Composer: Davis

    Album: London Concert

    Label: Label Bleu 6527/8, CD2 Tr 3

    Personnel: Stuart Brooks, Ian Carr, Mark Chandler, t; Pete Beachill, Ashley Slater, tb; Andy Sheppard, Chris Biscoe, Pete Hurt, reeds; Brad Hatfield, Steve Lodder, kb; Bill Urmson, b; David Fiuczynski, g; Dave Adams, d; Dir George Russell

    Recorded: Ronnie Scott's, August 1989

    Title: Cubana Be Cubana Bop

    Artist: Dizzy Gillespie

    Composer: Russell, Fuller, Pozo

    Album: The Dizzy Gillespie Story

    Label: Proper Properbox 30, CD3 Trs 15-16

    Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Burns, Benny Bailey, Elmon Wright, Lammar Wright, Jr (t); Bill Shepherd, Ted Kelly tb; John Brown, Howard Johnson, Joe Gayles, Big Nick Nicholas, Cecil Payne, reeds; John Lewis, p; Al McKibbon b; Kenny Clarke, d; Chano Pozo, cga

    Recorded: 22 December 1947, NYC

    Title: Concerto for Billy The Kid (take 2)

    Artist: George Russell Smalltet

    Composer: Russell

    Album: Jazz Workshop

    Label: Bluebird ND 86467 Tr 14

    Personnel: George Russell, ldr; Art Farmer, t; Hal McCusick, as; Bill Evans, p; Barry Galbraith, g; Teddy Kotick, b; Osie Johnson, d

    Recorded: 21 December 1956

    NB: Currently on Complete Bluebird Recordings of George Russell, Lonehill Jazz

    Title: EzzThetic

    Label: Bluebird ND 86467 Tr 4

    Personnel: As above, except Milt Hinton, b; and Joe Harris, d replace Kotick and Johnson

    Recorded: 31 March 1956

    Title: Event IV

    Artist: Bill Evans/George Russell Orchestra

    Album: Living Time

    Label: CBS 1924405 Tr 4

    Personnel: Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young, t; Howard Johnson, tu; Dave Baker, Garnett Brown, tb; Dave Bargheron, tb, tu; John Clark, frh; Jimmy Giuffre, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, reeds; Bill Evans p; Webster Lewisk, Ted Saunders, elp; Sam Brown, g; Eddie Gomez, b; Ton Carter Herb Geller, elb; Marty Morelli, Tony Williams, d; Mark Belair, perc.

    George Russell, dir

    Recorded: May 1972

    Title: Man on the Moon

    Artist: George Russell Sextet

    Composer: Ornette Coleman

    Album: Trip to Prillargurli

    Label: Soul Note 1210292 Tr 7

    Personnel: George Russell, p; Jan Garbarek, ts; Stanton Davis, t; Treje Rypdal, g; Arild Andersen, b; Jon Christensen, d

    Recorded: March 1970

    Title: Lydia and Her Friends

    Artist: Don Cherry with George Russell

    Album: Sextet at Beethoven Hall

    Label: BASF 5079 S1 Tr 2

    Personnel: Don Cherry, Bertil Leowgren, t; Brian Trentham, tb; Tay Piyys, ts; George Russell, p; Cameron Brown, b; Al Heath, d

    Recorded: 1965, Stuttgart

    Title: All About Rosie

    Artist: Bill Evans/George Russell

    Album: Brandeis Jazz Festival

    Label: Gambit 69214 Tr 1

    Personnel: Art Farmer, Louis Mucci, t; Jimmy Knepper, tb; Jimmy Buffington, frh; John LaPorta, Robert Di Domenica, Manuel Zegler, Hal McCusick, reeds; Teddy Charles, vib; Matgaret Ross, harp; Bill Evams p; Berry Galbraith, g; Joe Benjamin, b; Ted Sommer, d; Gunther Schuller, George Russell, arr, dir

    Recorded: June 1957

    Title: Event III

    Artist: George Russell/Swedish Jazz Radio Group

    Album: Vertical Form VI

    Label: Soul Note 1019 S2 Tr 1

    Personnel: George Russell dir: Americao Bellotto, Bertil Lovgren, t; Haken Hyqvist, Jan Allen, t, flugel; Ivr Olsen, frh; Bengt Edvarsson, Jorgen Johansson, Lrs Olofsson, tb; Sven Larsson, btb; Arne Domnerus, JanUling, Lennart Aberg, Bernt Rosengren, Eric Nilsson, reeds; Rune Gustafsson, g; Bjorn Lind, p; Vloek Gulgowski, Monica Dominique kb; Stefan Brolund, Bronislaw Suchanek, Lars Urban Helge, b; Lars Beijbon, Leroy Lowe, d

    Recorded: 10 March 1977.

    George Shearing2009081520110403

    Pianist Sir George Shearing died on 14th February 2011.

    In an archive interview, he joins Alyn Shipton to look back over the highlights of his recording career, from early triumphs in London to the debut of his famous quintet in America, as well as his long-running partnership with Mel Torme.

    Alyn Shipton looks back over the highlights of pianist George Shearing's recording career.

    joins Alyn Shipton to look back over the highlights of his recording career, from early triumphs in London to the debut of his famous quintet in America, as well as his long-running partnership with Mel Torme.

    Playlist:

    DISC 1

    Title: Mighty Like the Blues

    Artist: George Shearing

    Composer: Feather

    Album: George Shearing in Dixieland

    Label: Concord

    Number 4388 Track 2

    Personnel: George Shearing (piano), Warren Vache (cornet), George Masso (trombone), Kenny Davern (clarinet), Ken Peplowski (tenor sax), Neil Swainson (bass), Jerry Fuller (drums).

    NY, Feb 1989

    DISC 2

    Title: Delayed Action

    Composer: Shearing

    Album: From Battersea to Broadway

    Label: Proper

    Number Properbox 40 CD 1 Tr 11

    Personnel: George Shearing (piano), 23 April 1941

    Short excerpts of I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter; Viper's Drag,

    played by Shearing in the studio.

    DISC 3

    Title: Honeysuckle Rose

    Artist: Harry Parry's Radio Rhythm Club Sextet

    Composer: Waller/Razaf

    Number Properbox 40 CD 1 Tr 15

    Personnel: Harry Parry (clarinet), Roy Marsh (vibraphone), Frank Deniz (guitar), George Shearing (piano), Sam Molineaux (bass), Ben Edwards (drums).

    19 July 1941

    Short excerpt from Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Dennis Moonan) played by Shearing in the studio.

    DISC 4

    Title: Dinah

    Artist: Stephane Grappelli and His Quartet

    Composer: Young, Akst, Lewis

    Number Properbox 40 CD 1 Tr 8

    Personnel: Stephane Grappelli (violin), George Shearing (piano), Jack Llewellyn (guitar), George Gibbs (bass), Dave Fullerton (drums).

    9 April 1941

    Short excerpt of Roses of Picardy (as below) played by Shearing in the studio.

    DISC 5

    Title: Roses of Picardy

    Artist: George Shearing Quintet

    Composer: Wood, Weatherly

    Number Properbox 40 CD 4 Tr 14

    Personnel: George Shearing (piano), Marge Hyams (vibraphone), Chuck Wayne (guitar), John Levy (bass), Denzil Best (drums).

    5 Jul 1950

    DISC 6

    Title: September in the Rain

    Composer: Warren/Dubin

    Album: Lullabies of Birdland

    Number 2211-2 CD 1 Tr 1

    Personnel: as for CD 5, 17 Feb 1949

    DISC 7

    Title: Jordu

    Composer: Jordan

    Album: The Definitive George Shearing

    Label: Verve/Blue Note

    Number 589 857-2 Tr 16

    Personnel: George Shearing (piano), Toots Thielemans (guitar), Emil Richards (vibraphone), Al McKibbon (bass), Percy Brice (drums).

    27 March 1958.

    DISC 8

    Title: You Don't Know What Love Is

    Artist: George Shearing/Hank Jones

    Composer: Raye/DePaul

    Album: Duets

    Number 1260 Tr 10

    Originally on the album The Spirit of 176 on Concord 4371.

    Personnel: George Shearing, Hank Jones (piano).

    March 1988

    DISC 9

    Title: Put a Shine on Your Shoes

    Artist: George Shearing/Mel Torme

    Composer Dietz/Schwartz

    Album: The Complete Concord Recordings

    Number 2144-2 CD 7 Trs 4, 5

    Personnel: Mel Tormé (vocals), George Shearing (piano), Don Thompson (bass), Donny Osborne (drums).

    14 May 1985

    DISC 10

    Title: New Yorlk Medley: Me and My Gal (Goetz/Leslie/Meyer); Mack The Knife (Weill, Blitzstein, Brecht); Birth of the Blues (Ballantyne, Da Sylva, Henderson); Send a Little Love My Way (David, Mancini); How High The Moon (Hamilton, Lewis); New York, New York (Kander, Ebb)

    Composer: see above

    Number 2144-2 CD 5 Tr 5

    Personnel: as for previous track but John Leitham, bass replaces Thompson.

    August 1987

    DISC 11

    Title: What Is This Thing Called Love?

    Artist: George Shearing Trio

    Composer: Porter

    Album: Definitive George Shearing

    Number 589 857-2 Tr 20

    Personnel: George Shearing (piano), Israel Crosby (bass), Vernell Founier (drums).

    21 June 1962

    DISC 12

    Title: I Predict

    Artist John Pizzarelli/George Shearing

    Composer: Jessica Molaskey

    Album: Rare Delight of You

    Label: Telarc

    Number 83456 Tr 14

    Personnel: John Pizzarelli (vocals, guitar), George Shearing (piano).

    George Shearing joins Alyn Shipton to look back over the highlights of his career.

    Gerry Mulligan20110918

    was one of the finest baritone saxophonists in jazz history, bringing an effortless grace to the large instrument, enhanced by his skill as a composer and arranger.

    Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to select Mulligan's key recordings, from his "pianoless" quartet through his sextets and ten-piece bands to the Concert Jazz Band.

    The music ranges from the early 1950s until the 1990s, and includes Mulligan's final, emotionally charged recordings.

    Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to select key recordings of saxophonist Gerry Mulligan.

    Gil Evans2010041020101017

    Alyn Shipton is joined by John Walters to pick the best recordings by Gil Evans.

    Known as the Svengali of jazz (an anagram of his name) Gil Evans was one of the most original arrangers and composers in history.

    To pick the highlights of Evans's recordings from Miles Davis's Birth of the Cool to his own tributes to Jimi Hendrix, Alyn is joined by critic and author John L.

    Walters.

    Gil Evans's collaborations with Miles Davis on Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain are well known.

    But in this programme, John L.

    Walters who knew and briefly worked with Evans, helps Alyn Shipton pick the gems of the arranger's recorded catalogue, which goes far beyond his works with Miles.

    Graham Collier20111002

    Bandleader and composer Graham Collier joins Alyn Shipton to pick his key recordings.

    A consistently inventive and original writer, bandleader and composer Graham Collier joins Alyn Shipton to pick the key recordings from his career, from early triumphs such as Down Another Road to a newly released album of his seventieth birthday concert given at London's Southbank Centre.

    Great British Jazz Recordings20120429

    Alyn Shipton presents interviews with Kenny Baker, Vic Lewis, Coleridge Goode, Annie Ross.

    In the final edition of the present series of Jazz Library, Alyn Shipton presents archive interviews with Kenny Baker, Vic Lewis, Coleridge Goode and Annie Ross in which they select some highlights of British jazz records from the 1930s to the 1960s, from Chicagoan-style Dixieland to free jazz.

    Gypsy Jazz Guitarists20110618

    John Etheridge joins Alyn Shipton to suggest the best recordings by three generations of gypsy guitarists whose work is often overshadowed by Django Reinhardt.

    Artists covered include the Ferre family, Bireli Lagrene, Fapy Lafertin and the Rosenberg dynasty.

    John Etheridge joins Alyn Shipton to pick the best records by the gypsy jazz guitarists.

    Hampton Hawes20090905

    In the 1950s, Hampton Hawes was the most exciting and technically gifted pianist in Los Angeles.

    Pianist and author Tim Richards guides Alyn Shipton through the highlights of Hawes' trio recordings made with the likes of saxophonist Art Pepper, works which are considered landmarks in the history of jazz piano.

    After a period in prison, Hawes emerged a changed man - Richards also selects the key recordings from his later more contemplative years.

    Playlist:

    Intro

    Title: Spanish Steps

    Artist: HAMPTON HAWES

    Composer: Hawes

    Album: Blues For Bud

    Label: Black Lion

    Number: 760126 Tr 7

    Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass), Arthur Taylor (drums).

    10 March 1968

    Disc 1

    Title: Surf Ride

    Artist: Art Pepper

    Composer: Pepper

    Album: Complete Discovery/Savoy Master Takes

    Label: Definitive

    Number 492181 Tr 3

    Personnel: Art Pepper (alto saxophone), Hampton Hawes (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Larry Bunker (drums).

    4 March 1952

    Disc 2

    Title: I Got Rhythm

    Artist: Hampton Hawes Trio

    Composer: Gershwin

    Album: The Trio Complete Sessions

    Label: Gambit

    Number 69235 CD 1 Track 1

    Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano), Red Mitchell (bass), Chuck Thompson (drums).

    28 June 1955

    Disc 3

    Title: Yesterdays

    Composer: Kern/Harbach

    Number 69235 CD 1 Tr 13

    Personnel: as above.

    Dec 3, 1955

    Disc 4

    Title: Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me

    Artist: Hampton Hawes Quartet with Jim Hall

    Composer: Ellington/Russell

    Album: All Night Session

    Number 11371 CD 2 Tr 4

    Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano), Red Mitchell (bass), Bruz Freeman (drums), Jim Hall (guitaer).

    12/13 Nov 1956

    (part of 11-minute track)

    Disc 5

    Title: Up Blues

    Artist: Hampton Hawes with Barney Kessel

    Album: Four!

    Label: Essential Jazz Albums

    Number 045 Tr 5

    Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Red Mitchell (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

    27 Jan 1958

    Disc 6

    Title: I Love You

    Composer: Porter

    Album: For Real

    Label: Original Jazz Classics

    Number 713 Tr 6

    Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano), Harold Land (saxophone), Scott LaFaro (bass), Frank Butler (drums).

    March 17, 1958

    Originally released on Contemporary (7589)

    Disc 7

    Title: Swing Low Sweet Chariot

    Composer: Trad

    Album: The Sermon

    Number 1067 Tr 3

    Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Stan Levey (drums).

    November 24 and 25, 1958

    Disc 8

    Title: Sonoro

    Number 760126 Tr 2

    Disc 9

    Title: Blues Enough

    Number 760126 1

    Disc 10

    Title: Web

    Album: Northern Windows Plus

    Label: Prestige

    Number 24278-2 Tr 9

    Personnel: Hampton Hawes (electric piano), Carol Kaye (electric bass), Spider Webb (drums), with Allen Derienzo, Snooky Young (trumpet), George Bohanon (trombone), Jackie Kelso, William Green, Jay Migliore (reeds).

    18/19 July 1974

    Disc 11

    Title: Rain Forest

    Artist: Hampton Hawes/Charlie Haden

    Album: As Long As There's Music

    Label: Verve

    Number 5135342 Tr 2

    Personnel: Hampton Hawes (piano), Charlie Haden (bass).

    21 August 1976.

    Tim Richards guides Alyn Shipton through highlights of pianist Hampton Hawes' recordings.

    Hank Mobley20110219

    was one of the finest tenor saxophonists in jazz during the 1950s and 1960s. In this programme, fellow saxophonist, author and broadcaster Dave Gelly joins Alyn Shipton to select Mobley's best work. As well as the sessions Mobley led himself, principally for the Blue Note label, the programme looks at his brief period as a member of the Miles Davis quintet.

    was one of the finest tenor saxophonists in jazz during the 1950s and 1960s.

    In this programme, fellow saxophonist, author and broadcaster Dave Gelly joins Alyn Shipton to select Mobley's best work.

    As well as the sessions Mobley led himself, principally for the Blue Note label, the programme looks at his brief period as a member of the Miles Davis quintet.

    Dave Gelly joins Alyn Shipton to pick the finest records by saxophonist Hank Mobley.

    Harry Beckett20101016

    Barbados-born Harry Beckett was one of the most fiery and inventive trumpeters in British jazz, right up until his death in July this year.

    Chris Batchelor joins Alyn Shipton to look back at Beckett's recordings, and to pick his best performances.

    As well as a range of music from his own bands, the programme includes Beckett's work with Ian Carr, Mike Westbrook and Graham Collier.

    Alyn Shipton and Chris Batchelor review the career of the late trumpeter Harry Beckett.

    Harry James20120115

    Guy Barker joins Alyn Shipton to select the essential recordings by trumpeter Harry James.

    Trumpeter Guy Barker joins Alyn Shipton to select the essential recordings by Harry James, one of the most notable brass technicians in jazz.

    Harry 'sweets' Edison20110730

    The star trumpeter with Count Basie in the 1930s and 40s, Harry Sweets Edison went on to become one of the most recorded trumpet soloists in jazz.

    In an interview recorded for Radio 3 in 1992 he joined Alyn Shipton to select his favourite recordings from that vast catalogue, including discs with Nat King Cole, Ben Webster and Billie Holiday.

    In an archive interview with Alyn Shipton, Harry Sweets Edison discusses his best records.

    Heath Brothers2009041120100620

    Alyn Shipton talks to the Heath brothers about their collective and individual careers.

    Few families have produced three such exceptional musical brothers as Percy, Jimmy and Tootie Heath, a bassist, saxophonist and drummer who have worked at the highest level.

    On one of their last visits to London before Percy's death in 2005, Alyn Shipton talked to all three of them about their collective and individual careers in jazz, introducing not only the finest albums they made together, but their discs with other musicians as varied as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon and Wes Montgomery.

    The Heath Brothers band was a legendary ensemble in jazz from the 1970s to the death of bassist Percy Heath in 2005.

    All three brothers, Percy, saxophonist Jimmy and drummer Tootie, were masters of their art, and there was a collective magic about their appearances together.

    But in this programme Percy also talks about his work with Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jimmy remembers his earliest records with John Coltrane when they were fellow members of Dizzy Gillespie's band, and Tootie recalls the thrill of accompanying Wes Montgomery and Dexter Gordon.

    We also hear their work together on the albums 'Triple Threat' and 'As We Were Saying'.

    On one of the Heath Brothers' last visits to London before bassist Percy's death in 2005, Alyn Shipton talked to all three of them about their collective and individual careers in jazz, introducing not only the finest albums they made together, but their discs with other musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon and Wes Montgomery.

    Henry Grimes2009052320100502

    Veteran bassist Henry Grimes has had two careers in jazz, first as one of the most influential bassists in the 1960s, and then after years of obscurity, he was rediscovered in 2003. In front of an audience at last year's Cheltenham jazz festival, Henry tells Alyn Shipton his remarkable story and presents his essential recordings.

    When Henry Grimes' bass was broken in the late 1960s, he gave up his career as one of New York's great players - working with Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor and Albert Ayler - and went into forced retirement from music, working in obscurity as a building supervisor. He was rediscovered in 2003 and made a remarkable return to his former eminence, working with the cream of New York's avant garde players including Marc Ribot, William Parker Jr. and David Murray. In this edition of Jazz Library recorded at the Cheltenham Town Hall during the 2009 Jazz Festival, Grimes tells Alyn Shipton his extraordinary story. (R).

    Radio 3 at the Summer Festivals

    In front of an audience at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2009, veteran bassist Henry Grimes tells Alyn Shipton his life story and presents his essential recordings.

    Grimes was seen as one of the most influential bassists of the 1960s, and then after years of obscurity, he was rediscovered in 2003.

    Playlist:

    DISC 1

    Title: People Will Say We're In Love

    Artist: Gerry Mulligan Quartet

    Composer: Hammerstein/Rodgers

    Album: Complete Studio Recordings

    Label: Lonehill

    Number: 10221, Tr 13

    Personnel: Chet Baker (trumpet), Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone), Henry Grimes (bass), Dave Bailey (drums).

    Dec

    1957

    DISC 2

    Title: Blues Back

    Artist: McCoy Tyner

    Composer: Tyner

    Album: Reaching Fourth

    Label: Impulse

    Number: 255, Tr 4

    Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Roy Haynes (drums).

    14 Nov 1962

    DISC 3

    Title: Just Friends

    Artist: Sonny Rollins and Co with Coleman Hawkins

    Composer: Klenner/Lewis

    Album: All The Things You Are 1963-4

    Label: Bluebird

    Number: ND 82179, Tr 4

    Personnel: Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone), Paul Bley (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Roy McCurdy (drums).

    18 July 1963

    DISC 4

    Title: Spirits Rejoice

    Artist: Albert Ayler

    Composer: Ayler

    Album: Spirits Rejoice

    Label: ESP

    Number: 1020, Tr 1

    Personnel: Albert Ayler, Charles Tyler (tenor saxophone), Donald Ayler (trumpet), Henry Grimes, Gary

    Peacock (bass), Sunny Murray (drums).

    Sept 1965

    DISC 5

    Title: Conquistador

    Artist: Cecil Taylor

    Composer: Taylor

    Album: Conquistador!

    Label: Blue Note

    Number 76749-2, Tr 1

    Personnel: Bill Dixon (trumpet), Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone), Cecil Taylor (piano), Henry Grimes, Alan Silva (bass),

    Andrew Cyrille (drums).

    6 Oct 1966

    DISC 6

    Title: Awake Nu

    Artist: Don Cherry

    Composer: Cherry

    Album: Where is Brooklyn?

    Number: 11436, Tr 1

    Personnel: Don Cherry (cornet) Pharoah Sanders (tenor saxophone), Henry Grimes (bass), Ed Blackwell (drums).

    11Nov 1966

    DISC 7

    Title: Bells

    Artist: Marc Ribot

    Album: Spiritual Unity

    Label: Pi

    Number: 15, Tr 5

    Personnel: Roy Campbell Jr (trumpet) Marc Ribot (guitar), Henry Grimes (bass), Chad Taylor (drums).

    Rec

    2004

    DISC 8

    Title: This Must Always Have Happened

    Artist: Henry Grimes/Rashied Ali

    Composer: Grimes/Ali

    Album: Going to the Ritual

    Label: Porter

    Number: 4005, Tr 5

    Personnel: Henry Grimes (bass, violin, voice), Rashied Ali (drums).

    2007

    Title: Solo

    Artist: Henry Grimes

    Composer: Grimes

    Album: Henry Grimes solo

    Label: ILK

    Number: 151 CD 1, Tr 1

    Personnel: Henry Grimes (bass, violin, voice) March 2008

    DISC 9

    Title: Futurity

    Artist: Profound Sound Trio

    Composer: Cyrille/Dunmall/Grimes

    Album: Opus de Life

    Number: 4032, Tr 5

    Personnel: Cyrille/Dunmall/Grimes.

    Bassist Henry Grimes tells Alyn Shipton his life story and presents his best recordings.

    Veteran bassist Henry Grimes has had two careers in jazz, first as one of the most influential bassists in the 1960s, and then after years of obscurity, he was rediscovered in 2003.

    In front of an audience at last year's Cheltenham jazz festival, Henry tells Alyn Shipton his remarkable story and presents his essential recordings.

    When Henry Grimes' bass was broken in the late 1960s, he gave up his career as one of New York's great players - working with Gerry Mulligan, sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor and Albert Ayler - and went into forced retirement from music, working in obscurity as a building supervisor.

    He was rediscovered in 2003 and made a remarkable return to his former eminence, working with the cream of New York's avant garde players including Marc Ribot, William Parker Jr.

    and David Murray.

    In this edition of Jazz Library recorded at the Cheltenham Town Hall during the 2009 Jazz Festival, Grimes tells Alyn Shipton his extraordinary story.

    (R).

    Herbie Hancock20101114

    Alyn Shipton and Julian Joseph select the best recordings of Herbie Hancock.

    Pianist Herbie Hancock has been at the forefront of jazz since the 1960s, recording with Miles Davis and also with his own groups.

    In 2008, he appeared in two concerts at the London Jazz festival, and to mark the occasion, Julian Joseph joined Alyn Shipton to select the highlights of Herbie Hancock's recorded work, including the classic albums Takin' Off, Maiden Voyage and Speak Like a Child.

    (Rpt).

    Horace Silver2007110220081221

    selects his key recordings, including early work and classic tracks.

    For half a century, pianist Horace Silver was one of the key figures in soul jazz and hard bop.

    In a conversation with Alyn Shipton, recorded shortly before he retired, Silver selects his key recordings.

    The music includes his early work with Stan Getz and Miles Davis, the original Jazz Messengers, and a host of the bands Silver has led himself, from trios to quintets, creating such classic tracks as The Preacher and Senor Blues.

    Hugh Masekela2009042520101107

    Trumpeter Hugh Masekela joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights from his recording career.

    South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela joined Alyn Shipton to discuss his finest recordings.

    For Hugh Masekela, jazz and political activism go hand in hand.

    As he guides Alyn Shipton through his recording career, we hear of his first band, the Jazz Epistles, cruelly cut short when the Sharpeville Massacre led to large public gatherings being banned on the eve of its first national tour.

    We follow him to London and New York, with his early American album Grrrr! and his London session Music Is Where The Heart Is with revolutionary saxophonist Dudu Pukwana.

    Hugh then traces his career as an exile through discs made in New York, and in Botswana, where he recorded during the years he was unable to enter South Africa.

    His music blends jazz and Afro-Pop, using the characteristic sounds of South African choirs and voices as essential ingredients alongside his distinctive trumpet and flugelhorn playing, creating music that always evokes his homeland, but never loses touch with the African-American jazz that inspired his vision of freedom.

    South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights from his recording career, from his early work with the Jazz Epistles and his records with Dudu Pukwana to more recent hits such as Stimela (The Coal Train).

    Ian Carr20090207

    Trumpeter, author and broadcaster Ian Carr is considered by some to be one of the most influential figures in British jazz.

    Alyn Shipton features an archive interview, in which Carr selects some of his finest recordings.

    These include music by the Rendell-Carr Quintet, the Emcee Five and Nucleus, as well as movements from Neil Ardley's suite Kaleidoscope of Rainbows.

    Alyn Shipton presents an archive interview with trumpeter, author and broadcaster Ian Carr

    Jack Dejohnette20091025

    Drummer Jack DeJohnette joins Alyn Shipton to discuss his choice of his own recordings.

    Drummer Jack DeJohnette joins Alyn Shipton to discuss his choice of his own recordings, including music from his days with Charles Lloyd, Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett.

    Jaco Pastorius2010020620110605

    was a master of the fretless electric bass, and became a key figure in jazz-rock fusion.

    To identify the essential Pastorius albums, Alyn Shipton is joined by pianist Gwilym Simcock, to cover music ranging from discs by Weather Report and Joni Mitchell to several of the records the bassist made under his own name.

    Producer: Alyn Shipton.

    Alyn Shipton and pianist Gwilym Simcock assess the recordings of bassist Jaco Pastorius.

    : Jaco Pastorius

    Jake Hanna2009080820100627

    Alyn Shipton presents an archive interview with Jake Hanna, exploring the drummer's music.

    Best known as the powerhouse behind the 1960s Woody Herman band, Jake Hanna was one of the most versatile and experienced drummers in jazz before his death in February 2010.

    Alyn Shipton presents an archive interview with Hanna in which the drummer selects the highlights from his recorded work, including discs with Herman, Harry James, Marian McPartland and Toshiko Akiyoshi.

    When Jake Hanna joined Harry James, the bandleader sent his wife to collect him and his drums from the station - not everyone can claim to have been met off a train by Betty Grable.

    This is just one of the stories that Jake Hanna tells Alyn Shipton in his highly entertaining account of his recording career, which also includes work with Bing Crosby and re-launching the career of Rosemary Clooney as a jazz singer.

    Drummer Jake Hanna talks to Alyn Shipton to select highlights from his recorded work, including discs with Woody Herman, Harry James, Marian McPartland and Toshiko Akiyoshi.

    Best known as the powerhouse behind the 1960s Woody Herman band, Hanna is regarded as one of the most versatile and experienced drummers in jazz.

    Title: Always

    Artist: John Sheridan's Dream Band

    Composer: Berlin

    Album: Swing Is Still the King

    Label: Arbors

    Number: 19339 Tr 1

    Personnel: John Sheridan, p.

    ldr; Randy Reinhart, Dan Barrett, c; Russ Phillips, tb; Ron Hockett, Scott Robinson, Dan Block, reeds; Eddie Erikson, g; Phil Flanagan, b; Jake Hanna, d

    Recorded: 2006

    Title: Better Get It in Your Soul

    Artist: Woody Herman

    Composer: Mingus, arr.

    Bob Hammer

    Album: Mosaic Select Woody Herman

    Label: Mosaic

    Number: MS 031, CD 2 Tr 4

    Personnel: Bill Chase, Billy Hunt, Dave Gale, Gerry Lamy, Paul Fontaine (tp); Bob Rudolph, Phil Wilson, Henry Southall (tb); Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl); Sal Nistico, Bobby Jones, Bill Perkins (ts); Frank Hittner (bari) ; Nat Pierce (p); Chuck Andrus (b); Jake Hanna (d)

    Recorded live at Basin Street West, Hollywood, May 1963

    Title: American Ballad

    Artist: Toshiko Akiyoshi

    Composer: Akiyoshi

    Album: Finesse

    Label: Concord

    Number: CCD 4069 Tr 2

    Personnel: Toshiko Akiyoshi (piano); Monty Budwig (bass); Jake Hanna (drums)

    Recorded: 1978

    Title: Cottontail

    Artist: Marian McPartland

    Composer: Ellington

    Album: Windows

    Number: 2233, CD 2 Tr 5

    Personnel: Marian McPartland (piano); Jake Hanna (drums); Brian Torff (bass)

    Recorded: Concord Jazz festival, 1979

    Title: Sunday

    James Moody20110326

    A fine saxophonist and a pioneer of jazz flute, James Moody died last December.

    Alyn Shipton remembers his career and picks his finest records with the help of the man himself in an archive conversation recorded at Ronnie Scott's.

    He recalls his long association with Dizzy Gillespie and his big hit 'Moody's Mood for Love'.

    Alyn Shipton selects the best records by saxophonist James Moody.

    Jelly Roll Morton20071019

    Alyn Shipton is joined by Morton specialist Martin Litton to explore the work of Jelly Roll's band, the Red Hot Peppers, as well as the solo discs.

    The self-proclaimed 'inventor of jazz', Jelly Roll Morton was a colourful figure, with diamonds in his teeth and gold on his fingers.

    He was also the first musician to appreciate the potential of the 78 rpm record for creating miniature jazz compositions.

    Including a contribution from Morton's last living sideman, 99-year-old Lawrence Lucie.

    Jimmy Mcgriff2008081520081228

    Alyn Shipton picks the finest discs by jazz organist Jimmy McGriff.

    Alyn Shipton picks the finest discs by the late Jimmy McGriff, widely regarded not only as one of the fathers of both soul jazz and acid jazz, but also as one of the greatest of all jazz organists.

    As well as Alyn's archive interviews with McGriff himself, there are several of his best tracks including All About My Girl, I've Got a Woman and The Worm.

    Alyn Shipton picks the finest discs by jazz organist Jimmy McGriff, who died in May after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

    He was not only one of the fathers of both soul jazz and acid jazz, but was widely regarded as one of the greatest of all jazz organists.

    As well as Alyn's archive interviews with McGriff himself, there are several of his finest tracks including All about My Girl, I've Got a Woman and The Worm.

    Jimmy Woode2010090420111016

    Bassist Jimmy Woode discusses his best records in an archive interview with Alyn Shipton.

    was one of a dynasty of jazz musicians from Boston, where he began his career with the likes of Charlie Parker and Sidney Bechet.

    He joined Alyn Shipton during one of his last visits to the UK before his death, to select his finest records, including examples of his work with Ellington, and with the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland band with whom he played after settling in Europe at the end of the 1960s.

    Jo Jones20110716

    In the Count Basie Orchestra from 1936-48, Jo Jones redefined jazz drumming.

    Percussionist Richard Pite joins Alyn Shipton to select Jones's finest recordings, and to demonstrate some of his innovations in the studio.

    As well as the Basie band, the programme focuses on Jones's trios and sextets.

    Richard Pite joins Alyn Shipton to select drummer Jo Jones's finest recordings.

    Joe Henderson2010051520110619

    Julian Siegel joins Alyn Shipton to assess the music of saxophonist Joe Henderson.

    was one of the finest tenor saxophonists in jazz.

    Fellow saxophonist Julian Siegel joins Alyn Shipton to assess Henderson's catalogue of discs from his early Blue Note days to his final triumphs playing the music of Strayhorn and Jobim.

    The programme also includes part of an archive interview with Henderson.

    Joe Henderson's career falls into two distinct parts, his early days as a young lion, recording with the cream of 1960s modern jazz players for Blue Note, and his remarkable comeback after his celebrated trio disc "The State of the Tenor" in 1985, which led to a new international touring career.

    He discusses this later stage of his career with Alyn Shipton in a Radio 3 interview from the mid-1990s and the rest of his catalogue is assessed by Julian Siegel, a frequent UK poll winner who has been greatly influenced by Henderson.

    Joe Henderson's career falls into two distinct parts, his early days as a young lion, recording with the cream of 1960s modern jazz players for Blue Note, and his remarkable comeback after his celebrated trio disc The State of the Tenor" in 1985, which led to a new international touring career.

    Joe Lovano20110402

    Saxophonist Joe Lovano is one of the most versatile soloists in jazz.

    In conversation with Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the 2011 Gateshead International Jazz festival he discusses some of his finest records, from duos with Hank Jones to a range of trios, and from there to octets and his current group Us Five.

    He also discusses his compositions and work with large ensembles such as his Symphonica project.

    Saxophonist Joe Lovano talks to Alyn Shipton about some of his finest recordings.

    Joe Pass20090801

    Guitarist Joe Pass recovered from narcotic addiction to launch a stellar international career as arguably one of the finest exponents of his instrument in jazz history.

    Alyn Shipton is joined by guitarist John Etheridge to select highlights from Pass' voluminous catalogue, including his work with Oscar Peterson and his multi-volume series entitled Virtuoso.

    Playlist:

    DISC 1

    Title: C E D

    Artist: Joe Pass

    Composer: Pass

    Album: Sound of Synanon

    Label: Toshiba EMI (Japan)

    Number 6382, Tr 1

    Personnel: Dave Allan (trumpet), Greg Dykes (baritone horn), Joe Pass (guitar), Arnold Ross (piano), Ronald Clark (bass), Bill Crawford (drums), Candy Latson (bongos).

    1961

    DISC 2

    Title: Django

    Composer: Lewis

    Album: Best of Joe Pass

    Label: Pacific Jazz (Blue Note)

    Number 549442, Tr 4

    Personnel: Joe Pass (guitar), John Pisano (rhythm guitar), Jim Hughart (bass), Colin Bailey (drums).

    (Pacific Jazz Studios) LA, September 2,1964

    DISC 3

    Title: Limehouse Blues

    Composer: Reinhardt

    Album: For Django

    Label: BGO

    Number 430, Tr 10

    Personnel: as Track 2

    DISC 4

    Title: Chicago Blues

    Artist: Oscar Peterson

    Composer: Peterson

    Album: The Trio: Peterson/Pass/Pedersen

    Label: Pablo

    Number 992, Tr 2

    Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano), Joe Pass (guitar), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass).

    Recorded at London House, Chicago, Illinois in 1973

    DISC 5

    Title: My Old Flame

    Composer: Coslow/Johnston

    Album: Virtuoso (Vol 1)

    Label: Fantasy

    Number 231 0708, Tr 4

    Personnel: Joe Pass (guitar).

    Recorded at MGM Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California on August 28, 1973

    DISC 6

    Title: CottonTail

    Artist: Duke Ellington

    Composer: Ellington

    Album: Duke's Big 4

    Number 0025218070324, Tr 1

    Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano), Joe Pass (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Louie Bellson (drums).

    8 Jan 1973

    DISC 7

    Title: I Never Knew

    Composer: Rito/Kahn

    Album: Virtuoso in New York

    Number 2310 9792, Tr 1

    June 1975

    DISC 8

    Title: I'm Making Believe

    Artist: Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass

    Composer: Monaco/Gordon

    Album: Easy Living

    Number 002521 8092128, Tr 14

    Personnel: Ella Fitzgerald (vocals), Joe Pass (guitar).

    Feb 1986

    DISC 9

    Title: But Not for Me

    Composer: Gershwin/Gershwin

    Album: Ira, George and Joe

    Number: Track 5

    Personnel: Joe Pass, John Pisano (guitars), Jim Hughart (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

    Hollywood, California on November 23, 1981

    DISC 10

    Title: My Romance

    Composer: Rodgers/Hart

    Album: Unforgettable

    Number: Track 1

    Recorded at Yoshi's, Oakland, CA - January 30, 31, and February 1, 1992

    DISC 11

    Title: Waltz for Django

    Album: Joe Pass in Hamburg

    Label: ACT

    Number 9100-2, Tr 10

    Personnel: Joe Pass (guitar), NDR Big Band cond Jiggs Whigham, April 1990.

    Alyn Shipton and guitarist John Etheridge select highlights from Joe Pass' catalogue.

    John Etheridge20120129

    joins Alyn Shipton to pick his recordings.

    is one of Britain's most versatile jazz musicians. He joins Alyn Shipton to pick his recordings, including Soft Machine and his acclaimed duo with John Williams.

    John Etheridge joins Alyn Shipton to pick his recordings.

    John Hiseman20110604

    Best known as the leader of the fusion bands Tempest and Colosseum, drummer Jon Hiseman's career in jazz covers almost all styles and genres.

    He talks to Alyn Shipton about a catalogue of recordings that includes free jazz trios with Mike Taylor, big bands, his own groups including Colosseum, and his work with his wife Barbara Thompson in Paraphernalia and the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble.

    Drummer Jon Hiseman joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of his recorded work.

    John Lewis20090117

    Pianist John Lewis is best known for his long connection with the Modern Jazz Quartet, but in this conversation with Alyn Shipton, recorded shortly before Lewis' death in 2001, he not only introduces his favourite MJQ discs, but also selects a variety of his other best recordings.

    These include work with Dizzy Gillespie, with Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool nonet, and the pioneering third-stream band Orchestra USA.

    Pianist John Lewis talks to Alyn Shipton about his work with MJQ and Miles Davis

    John Mclaughlin - 120081101

    In the run-up to his London Jazz Festival appearance, fusion guitarist John McLaughlin joins Alyn Shipton to select the best of his recorded work.

    1/2.

    John looks back at the early part of his career in Britain, leading up to his celebrated album Extrapolation, and recounting the chain of events that led to him going to New York to play with Miles Davis and in The Tony Williams Lifetime.

    He follows this through to the birth of the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

    John Mclaughlin.20081108

    In the run-up to his London Jazz Festival appearance, fusion guitarist John McLaughlin joins Alyn Shipton to select the best of his recorded work.

    2/2.

    John recounts the background to Shakti, his feted collaboration with Zakir Hussain, as well as his work leading up to and including his current recordings such as Industrial Zen, an album which features many of today's young British stars.

    John Scofield20100424

    Prior to his appearance at the 2010 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, guitarist John Scofield joins Alyn Shipton to choose key albums from his extensive recorded catalogue.

    As well as his most recent disc, Piety Street, he chooses discs with Medeski Martin and Wood, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny and Gary Burton.

    Scofield is one of the most famous jazz guitarists on the planet.

    As he tells Alyn Shipton in this programme, he was once more popular in Europe than in the USA, but that all changed after his albums A-Go-Go and Bump, which put him firmly at the centre of the dance-based jam-band" movement.

    So in this programme as well as sampling his work with jazz heavyweights such as Gary Burtion, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins, we also hear him in full flight with members of Sex Mob, Deep Banana Blackout and Medeski, Martin and Wood.

    Guitarist John Scofield joins Alyn Shipton to choose key albums from his career."

    John Surman20101205

    Saxophonist John Surman joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his recording career.

    Recorded in front of an audience at the 2009 London Jazz Festival, British saxophonist John Surman joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his recording career.

    As one of the country's finest saxophonists, Surman's copious output since the 1960s includes many gems, and among those discs explored in the programme are those by his long-running quartet, his partnership with drummer Jack DeJohnette, and his work with the Norwegian singer Karin Krog.

    John Taylor At The Cheltenham Jazz Festival20110514

    John Taylor is one of the finest and most influential pianists in British jazz.

    He joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the 2011 Cheltenham Jazz Festival to discuss his recorded catalogue, including his early collaborations with Kenny Wheeler and Norma Winstone, work with John Surman, and his own trios and duos, including a disc with legendary bassist Charlie Haden.

    Alyn Shipton is joined by pianist John Taylor at the 2011 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

    Johnny Griffin20110521

    In an archive interview with Alyn Shipton and Geoffrey Smith, the late Johnny Griffin selects his favourite records.

    The tenor saxophonist was one of the most technically brilliant and audacious soloists in jazz.

    He died in 2008, but a year or two earlier, he joined Alyn Shipton and Geoffrey Smith in conversation at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival to discuss his personal favourites from his extensive catalogue of recordings.

    In an archive interview with Alyn, the late Johnny Griffin selects his favourite records.

    Joni Mitchell2009060620091220

    Christine Tobin guides Alyn Shipton through the jazz-oriented repertoire of Joni Mitchell

    Singer Christine Tobin guides Alyn Shipton through the jazz-oriented repertoire of Joni Mitchell, including her work with Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius and Herbie Hancock.

    Mitchell often employed jazz musicians on her recordings, but she was also fascinated by Charles Mingus, making an album of his music shortly before his death.

    DISC 1

    Title: The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

    Artist: Joni Mitchell

    Composer: Guerin/Mitchell

    Album.

    The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

    Label: Asylum

    Number: K253018, Track 6

    Personnel: Joni Mitchell (vocals), Chuck Findlay (trumpet), Bud Shank (alto saxophone, flute), Victor Feldman (keyboard), James Taylor (guitar), Max Bennett (bass), John Guerin (drums, moog).

    recorded 1975

    DISC 2

    Title: Coyote

    Composer: Mitchell

    Album: Hejira

    Label: Elektra

    Number: 1087, Tr 1

    Personnel: Joni Mitchell (vocals, guitar), Larry Carlton (guitar), Abe Most (clarinet), Neil Young (harmonica), Chuck

    Findley, Tom Scott (horns), Victor Feldman (vibraphone), Jaco Pastorius (bass), John Guerin (drums), Bobbye Hall (percussion).

    Rec: 1976

    DISC 3

    Title: Paprika Plains

    Album: Don Juan's Reckless Daughter

    Number 263003, Tr 4

    Personnel: Joni Mitchell (vocals, piano), Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone), Jaco Pastorius (bass), John Guerin (drums).

    Orchestra arr, dir and cond by Mike Gibbs.

    Recorded 1977

    DISC 4

    Title: Dreamland

    Number 263003, Tr 7

    Personnel: Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan (vocals), Airto Moreira (bass drum), Don Alias (percussion), Jaco Pastorius (cowbell), Alejandro Acuna (shakers), Manolo Badrena (conga).

    Rec 1977

    DISC 5

    Title: A Chair In The Sky

    Composer: Mitchell/Mingus

    Album: Mingus

    Number 7559 60557-2, Tr 4

    Personnel: Joni Mitchell (vocals, guitar), Jaco Pastorius (bass), Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone), Herbie Hancock (keyboard), Peter Erskine (drums), Don Alias (conga), Emil Richards (percussion).

    Rec 1979

    DISC 6

    Title: God Must Be Boogie Man

    Number 7559 60557-2, Tr 2

    Personnel: as Disc 5

    DISC 7

    Title: Goodbye Porkpie Hat

    Composer: Mingus

    Album: Shadows and Light

    Number: Tr 5

    Personnel as for Tr 7

    DISC 8

    Title: I Wish I Were In Love Again

    Composer: Rodgers/Hart

    Album: Both Sides Now

    Label: Reprise

    Number 9362476202, Tr 11

    Personnel: Joni Mitchell (vocals), Herbie Hancock (piano), Chuck Berghofer (bass), Peter Erskine (drums).

    Orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza.

    Rec.

    2000

    DISC 9

    Title: Both Sides Now

    Artis: Joni Mitchell

    Number 9362476202, Tr 12

    As Tr 8 but with Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone).

    Junior Mance20091129

    Alyn Shipton talks to pianist Junior Mance and they select his best recordings.

    Alyn Shipton talks to pianist Junior Mance about his recorded output, and together they select discs that cover not only Mance's solo work, but his collaborations ranging from work with Gene Ammons and Dizzy Gillespie to Cannonball Adderley and Lester Young.

    PLAYLIST:

    Jazz Library

    Junior Mance

    DISC 1

    Title

    As pianist Junior Mance celebrates his eightieth birthday, Alyn Shipton talks to him about his recorded output, and together they select discs that cover not only Mance's solo work, but his collaborations ranging from work with Gene Ammons and Dizzy Gillespie to Cannonball Adderley and Lester Young.

    Keith Tippett2010021320100530

    Pianist Keith Tippett is a musician of extraordinary breadth and vision.

    His projects range from the vast 50-piece orchestra Centipede, so large it had its own private plane for touring, to introspective improvised solo concerts.

    He joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of a recorded catalogue that spans over forty years, and which not only contains his ensembles large and small, but several surprises as well.

    Producer: Alyn Shipton.

    Pianist Keith Tippett joins Alyn Shipton to pick highlights of his recorded catalogue.

    Keith Tippett is one of Britain's most inventive musicians, although nowadays he something of a prophet without honour in his own land, celebrated in Europe, but performing infrequently at home.

    This edition of Jazz Library demonstrates just what local audiences have been missing, in a fascinating spread of music in which Tippett handles sprawling big bands with the same sureness of touch as he applies to his own piano playing.

    The programme includes his large groups Tapestry, Ark and Centipede, his current band Mujician, the celebratory Dedication Orchestra which commemorates the cream of South African jazz players, and Keith's long musical partnership with his wife, Julie Tippetts, who was formerly known as the pop singer Julie Driscoll, with her top ten hit for Brian Auger Wheels on Fire"."

    Ken Colyer20080418

    On the day that would have been jazz trumpeter Ken Colyer's eightieth birthday, Alyn Shipton and Colyer's biographer Michael Pointon explore the recordings of the man who became known as 'the Guvnor' of the New Orleans Revival in Britain.

    Kid Ory20090621

    Alyn Shipton and Michael Pointon select the highlights of trombonist Kid Ory's work.

    Trombonist Edward Kid Ory is generally regarded as the father of jazz trombone playing and in this programme, Alyn Shipton is joined by traditional jazz expert and fellow slide player Michael Pointon to select the highlights of Ory's work.

    These range from the first recordings by a black American band with his Sunshine Orchestra in 1921 to his triumphs in the jazz revival of the 1940s and 50s with such colleagues as the trumpeter Henry Red Allen.

    PLAYLIST:

    DISC 1

    Title: Without You (For an Inspiration Dear)

    Artist: Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band

    Composer: Ory

    Album: Complete Kid Ory Verve Sessions

    Label: Mosaic

    Number: MD-8 189 CD 8 Track 1

    Personnel: Andrew Blakeney (tp) Kid Ory (tb) Bob McCracken (cl) Bob Van Eps (p) Johnny St.

    Cyr (g) Bob Boyack (b) Doc Cenardo (d)

    Los Angeles, CA, December 4, 1961

    DISC 2

    Title: Ory's Creole Tmb

    Artist: Kid Ory's Sunshine Orchestra

    Album: Kid Ory Portrait of the Greatest Slideman Ever Born

    Label: Upbeat

    Number: URCD 187 Track 1

    Personnel: Mutt Carey, c; Dink Johnson, cl; Kid Ory, tb: Fred Washington, p; Ed Garland, b; Ben Borders, d.

    Los Angeles, 1921.

    DISC 3

    Title: Sweet Little Papa

    Artist: Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five

    Album King Louis

    Label Proper

    Number Properbox 93 CD 2 Track 19

    Personnel: Louis Armstrong, c; Kid Ory tb; Johnny Dodds, cl; Lil Hardin, p; Johnny St Cyr, bj.

    DISC 4

    Title: Sugarfoot Stomp

    Artist: King Oliver

    Composer: Oliver / Armstrong

    Album: Sugar Foot Stomp: Complete Brunswick and Volcaion Recordings

    Label: Frog

    Number: 34 Track 10

    Personnel: King Oliver, Bob Shoffner, t; Kid Ory, tb; Albert Nicholas, Billy Paige, Barney Bigard, reeds; Luis Russell; p; Bud Scott, bj; Bert Cobb, tu; Paul Barbarin, d.

    29 May 1926.

    DISC 5

    Title: Gatemouth

    Artist: New Orleans Wanderers

    Composer: Armstrong

    Album Breaking Out of New Orleans 1922-1929

    Label JSP

    Number 921 CD4 Track 5

    Personnel: George Mitchell, c; Kid Ory, tb; Johnny Dodds, cl; Joe Clark, as; Lil Hardin, p; Johnny St Cyr, bj.

    13 July 1926.

    DISC 6

    Title Smoke House Blues

    Artist Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers

    Composer Morton

    Album Essential Collection

    Label Avid

    Number AVC 890 CD 1 Track 4

    Personnel: JRM, p; George Mitchell, c; Kid Ory, tb; Omer Simeon, cl; Johnny St Cyr, bj; John Lindsay, b; Andrew Hilaire, d.

    Chicago, 15 Sep 26

    3.28

    DISC 7

    Title Muskrat Ramble

    Artist Kid Ory

    Number: URCD 187 Tracks 3 and 4

    Personnel: Mutt Carey, t, Jimmie Noone, cl; Kid Ory tb; Bud Scott, g; Buster Wilson, p; Ed Garland b; Minor Hall, d.

    Orson Welles Radio Show, 1942.

    DISC 8

    Title Creole Song

    Artist: Kid Ory and His Creole Jazz Band

    Album The Legendary Crescent Sessions

    Label GHB

    Number Track 1

    Personnel: Mutt Carey, t; Kid Ory tb; Omer Simeon, cl; Buster Wilson, p; Bud Scott, bj; Ed Garland, b; Alton Redd, d.

    LA 1 August 1944.

    2.45

    DISC 9

    Title: Tiger Rag

    Composer: La Rocca

    Album: The Complete Columbia Sessions 1946

    Label: American Music (GHB/Jazzology)

    Number CD 121 Track 4

    Personnel: Mutt Carey, t; Kid Ory tb; Barney Bigard, cl; Buster Wilson, p; Bud Scott, bj; Ed Garland, b; Minor Hall, d.

    Rec: 1946.

    DISC 10

    Title: Where The Blues Were Born in New Orleans

    Artist: Louis Armstrong and the Dixieland Seven

    Composer: Dixon / Carleton

    Album: New Orleans Soundtrack

    Label: Jazz Crusade

    Number 3043 Track 10

    Personnel: Louis Armstrong, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Kid Ory, tb; Charlie Beal, p; Bud Scott; g; Red Callender, b; Minor Hall, d.

    17 Oct 1946.

    3.06

    DISC 11

    Title: Shine

    Composer: Dabney / Brown / Mack

    Album: Sounds of New Orleans

    Label: Storyville

    Number 103 6102 CD2 Track 18

    Personnel: Alvin Alcorn, t; Kid Ory, tb; Albert Burbank, cl; Don Ewell, p; Ed Garland, b; Minor Hall, d.

    Club Hangover, SF, 15 May 1954.

    DISC 12

    Title Am I Blue?

    Composer: Harry Akst / Grant Clarke

    Number: MD-8 189 CD 2 Track 4

    Personnel: Marty Marsala, tp, vo; Kid Ory, tb, vo; Darnell Howard, cl; Cedric Haywood, p; Frank Haggerty, g; Charles Oden, b; Earl Watkins, d.

    Los Angeles, 25 August, 1957.

    DISC 13

    Title In The Mood

    Artist Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band with Red Allen

    Composer: Razaf / Garland

    Number: MD-8 189 CD 6 Track 2

    Personnel: Henry 'Red' Allen t; Kid Ory, tb, vo; Bob McCracken, cl; Cedric Haywood, p; Frank Haggerty, g; Charles Oden or Morty Corb, b; Alton Redd, d, vo; Los Angeles, 19 July, 1959.

    King Oliver2008021520100523

    Joe 'King' Oliver was the most celebrated cornettist to come out of New Orleans in the early days of jazz.

    Bandleader and pianist Keith Nichols joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights of Oliver's recording career, which spanned 1923 to 1931.

    His first discs featured the young Louis Armstrong, and he went on to be a pioneer of big bands as well as a specialist in muted blues playing.

    With highlights of the recording career of New Orleans cornettist Joe 'King' Oliver.

    In this programme, bandleader and pianist Keith Nichols joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights of Oliver's recording career, which spanned 1923 to 1931.

    For Laurie Wright's 1987 biography of King Oliver, Keith Nichols - who teaches jazz at the Royal Academy of music - analysed every one of Oliver's many recordings, attempting to identify exactly who was playing what - especially on the records from the early days of acoustic recording when few notes were taken at the time, and the musicians themselves quickly forgot what sessions they had played on.

    So part of this programme is detective work, identifying King Oliver's playing in a variety of contexts.

    The rest is an exhilarating tour through early jazz: from raunchy blues vocals to close harmony singing; Louis Armstrong's first solos on disc; and Oliver's talking trumpet, an effect he perfected with his mastery of mutes, before his decline into rural obscurity and an early grave in 1938."

    Lalo Schifrin20110903

    Best known for his film themes such as "Mission Impossible", Argentine pianist and composer Lalo Schifrin is also one of the world's great jazz musicians.

    In an archive interview with Alyn Shipton he traces his recording career, starting with Dizzy Gillespie's quintet and big band and running through to his present-day "Jazz Meets the Symphony" projects.

    In an archive interview, Alyn Shipton talks to pianist and film composer Lalo Schifrin.

    Lawrence Lucie2009121220101219

    An interview with Lawrence Lucie, given before the swing guitarist's death in August 2009.

    Swing guitarist Lawrence Lucie died in 2009, aged 101.

    Not long before his death, Lucie met Alyn Shipton in New York to look back over his remarkable career, which not only included stints with Fletcher Henderson, Lucky Millinder and Benny Carter, but a long stay in Louis Armstrong's orchestra.

    Lucie was also the longest surviving member of Jelly Roll Morton's band, and he looks back on his work with the self-styled "inventor of jazz".

    Swing guitarist Lawrence Lucie died in August 2009, aged 101.

    Lucie was also the longest surviving member of Jelly Roll Morton's band, and he looks back on his work with the self-styled 'inventor of jazz'.

    DISC 1

    Title: I Never Knew

    Artist: The Chocolate Dandies

    Composer: Fio Rito, Kahn

    Album: Benny Carter: The Music Master

    Label: Proper

    Number: Properbox 68 CD 1 Track 12

    Personnel: Max Kaminsky (trumpet), Floyd O'Brien (trobone), Benny Carter (alto sax), Chu Berry (tenor sax), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lawrence Lucie (guitar), Ernest 'Bass' Hill (bass), Sid Catlett (drums).

    14 March 1933.

    DISC 2

    Title: Climax Rag

    Artist: Jelly Roll Morton

    Composer: Scott

    Album: Essential Collection

    Label: Avid

    Number 890 CD 2 Track 21

    Personnel: Sidney DeParis, t; Albert Nicholas, cl; Fred Robinson, tb; Happy Cauldwell, ts; Jelly Roll Morton, p; Lawrence Lucie, g; Wellman Braud, b; Zutty Singleton, d.

    28 Sept 1939.

    DISC 3

    Title: High Society

    Composer: trad arr Morton.

    Album: Oh Didn't He Ramble

    Label: Phantom

    Number 669672 Track 9

    Personnel: as previous disc except add Sidney Bechet, ss and Claude Jones, tb, replaces Robinson.

    14 Sept 1939.

    DISC 4

    Title: Winin Boy Blues

    Composer: Morton

    Album: Doctor Jazz

    Number: Properbox 113 CD 4 Track 21

    Personnel: as previous disc.

    DISC 5

    Title: Swing It

    Artist: Benny Carter and His Orchestra

    Composer: Carter

    Album: The Music Master

    Number: Properbox CD 1 Track 6

    Personnel: Benny Carter, as, t, v; Shad Collins, Leonard Davis, Bill Dillard, t; George Washington, Wilbur DeParis, tb; Howard Johnson, Chu Berry, reeds; Rod Rodriguez, p; Lawrence Lucie, g; Bass Hill, b; Sid Catlett, d.

    DISC 6

    Title: Symphony in riffs

    Artist: Benny Carter

    Personnel: Benny Carter, as, t, v; Eddie Mallory, Dick Clark, Bill Dillard, t; JC Higginbotham, Fred Robinson, Keg Johnson, tb; Wayman Carver, Glyn Pacque, Johnny Russell, reeds; Teddy Wilson, p; Lawrence Lucie, g; Bass Hill, b; Sid Catlett, d.

    16 Oct 1933.

    DISC 7

    Title: Ride Red Ride

    Artist: Henry Red Allen with the Mills Blue Rhythm Band

    Composer: Mills, Millinder

    Album: 1934-1936

    Label: Classics

    Number: Track 7

    Personnel: Lucky Millinder, v, dir; Wardell Jones, Shelton Hemphill, Henry Allen, t; George Washington, JC Higgibotham, tb; Gene Mikell, Crawford Wetherington, Joe Garland, reeds; Edgar Hayes, p; Lawrence Lucie, g; Elmer James, b; O'Neil Spencer,

    d.

    25 January 1935.

    DISC 8

    Title: I'll Be Glad When You;re Dead You Rascal You

    Artist: Louis Armstrong

    Composer: Theard

    Album: You Rascal You

    Label: Naxos

    Number 8.120806 Track 18

    Personnel: Louis Armstrong, t; v; Shelton Hemphill, Gene Prince, Frank Galbraith, t; George Washington, Norman Greene, Henderson Chambers, tb; Rupert Cole, Carl Frye, Prince Robinson, Joe Garland, reeds; Luis Russell, p; Lawrence Lucie, g; Hayes

    Alvis, b; Sid Catlett, d.

    16 Nov 1941.

    DISC 9

    Title: Hey Lawdy Mama

    Composer: Easton

    Number: 8.120806 Track 16

    Personnel: Louis Armstrong, t; v; George Washington, tb; Prince Robinson, reeds; Luis Russell, p; Lawrence Lucie, g; Johnny Williams, b; Sid Catlett, d.

    10 March 1941.

    DISC 10

    Title: Guess Who

    Artist: Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra

    Composer: Freed/Lane

    Album: Blues in C Sharp Minor

    Number 8.120665 Track 11

    Personnel: Jonah Jones, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, cl, bar; Teddy Wilson, p; Lawrence Lucie, g; John Kirby, b; Cozy Cole, d; Billie Holiday, v.

    30 June 1936.

    Lester Young20080125

    Alyn Shipton talks to Dave Gelly, author of a new biography of Lester Young, to select the key recordings by this distinctive and influential saxophonist.

    Born into a New Orleans family with its own band, Young went on to be a star soloist with Count Basie and a bandleader in his own right.

    His light, airy tenor sound and relaxed melodic solos were a huge influence on later saxophonists from Charlie Parker to Stan Getz.

    Lionel Hampton20091128

    Critic and pianist Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to select recording highlights from the career of drummer, vibraphonist and pianist Lionel Hampton, one of the greatest musicians of the swing era.

    Including his work with Benny Goodman, his many studio recordings from the 1930s and the regular working bands he led from the 1940s for the rest of his life.

    Alyn Shipton with career highlights of the great vibraphonist and pianist Lionel Hampton.

    Listener Feedback20090110

    Alyn Shipton with music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations, including Nina Simone.

    In his regular roundup of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations; extra tracks from Nina Simone, Betty Carter and Mike Westbrook are among those proposed in listener emails and letters.

    Listener Feedback20100109

    In his regular roundup of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations for the last three months. Among the audience picks are additional tracks from Carla Bley, Stan Getz and Hampton Hawes.

    Listener Feedback20100109

    : In his regular roundup of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations for the last three months.

    Among the audience picks are additional tracks from Carla Bley, Stan Getz and Hampton Hawes.

    Title: The Lord is Listenin' To Ya, Hallelujah

    Artist: Carla Bley

    Composer: Carla Bley

    Album: Live!

    Label: ECM/Watt

    Number: 815730 Track 2

    Personnel: Carla Bley, p, org, glock; Steve Slagle, ss, as, fl; Tony Dagradi ts; Michael Mantler, t; Gary Valente, tb; Earl McIntyre, btb, tu; Vincent Chancey, frh; Arturo O'Farrill p.

    org; Steve Swallow,b; D.

    Sharpe, d.

    Recorded August 19-21, 1981.

    Title: New National Anthem

    Artist: Gary Burton

    Album: A Genuine Tong Funeral

    Label: BGO

    Number: 723 CD 2 Track 10

    Personnel: Gary Burton, vib; Larry Coryell, g; Steve Swallow, b; Bob Moses, d; with Mike Mantler, t; Steve Lacy, ss; Gato Barbieri, ts; Jimmy Knepper, tb; Howard Johnson, tu; Carla Bley, p.

    1968

    Title: Moment's Notice

    Artist: George Russell

    Composer: Coltrane

    Album: At The Five Spot

    Label: Verve

    Number: 088 112 287-2 Track 6

    Personnel: Al Kiger, t; David Young, as; David Baker, tb; George Russell, p; Joe Hunt d; Chuck Israels, b.

    20 Sept 1960.

    Title: Sunny

    Artist: Hampton Hawes

    Composer: Hebb

    Album: At The Piano

    Label: Contemporary/OJC

    Number: OJCCD 877-2 Track 3

    Personnel: Hampton Hawes, p; Ray Brown, b; Shelly Manne, d.

    August 14, 1976

    Title: Immigration Blues

    Artist: Chris Barber

    Composer: Ellington

    Album: New Orleans Symphony

    Label: Timeless

    Number: TD 610 CD 2 Track 9

    Personnel: Chris Barber, tb; Pat Halcox, t; John Crocker, cl, ts; Ian Wheeler, cl, as; John Slaughter, g; Johnny McCallum, bj, g; Vic Pitt, b; Norman Emberson, d; Grosse Rundfunk - orchester, Berlin

    Title: Take The A Train

    Artist: Stuff Smith

    Composer: Strayhorn

    Album: Stuff Smith - Masters of Jazz

    Label: Storyville

    Number: 101 8506 Track 4

    Personnel: Smith, vn; Kenny Drew, p; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, b, Alex Riel, d.

    Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, March 18, 1965.

    Title: Ghost of a Chance

    Artist: Stan Getz

    Composer: Young

    Album: Live in Europe 1958

    Label: Jazz Anthology

    Number: JA 5244 Track 2

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Martial Solal, p; Pierre Michelot, b; Kenny Clarke, d.

    L'Olympia", Paris, France, June-August, 1958

    Title: What Is This Thing Called Love?

    Composer: Porter

    Album: Yours and Mine

    Label: Concord

    Number: 4740 Track 6

    Personnel: Stan Getz ts; Kenny Barron, p; Ray Drummond, b; Ben Riley, d.

    Glasgow 29 June 1989.

    Alyn Shipton presents a regular roundup of listeners' musical suggestions."

    Listener Feedback20100529

    In his regular roundup of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations for the year so far.

    The contrasting pianistic styles of Erroll Garner, Keith Tippett and Ray Bryant are brought into focus in this week's playlist, along with other audience picks for additional tracks from Ornette Coleman and Gil Evans.

    Alyn Shipton with listeners' recommendations, including Erroll Garner and Keith Tippett.

    Listener Feedback20100911

    In his regular roundup of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations of this summer.

    Alongside additional records by Bix Beiderbecke and Duke Ellington, the audience picks include two epic live performances from British jazz greats Stan Tracey and Tony Coe, plus extra Art Pepper and essential Joe Henderson tracks.

    Producer: Alyn Shipton.

    Alyn Shipton presents summer recommendations, including Beiderbecke and Ellington.

    Listener Feedback20110115

    In the first of this year's Listener Feedback editions of the programme, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations from the past four months.

    The audience picks include examples of Clifford Brown's Paris recording work, Teddy Wilson's collaborations with Mildred Bailey and drummer Louis Moholo Moholo's playing as part of the Mike Osborne Trio.

    Alyn Shipton presents a special Listener Feedback edition.

    Listener Feedback20110806

    This is the regular edition of Jazz Library in which listeners propose additional tracks to go alongside those featured in the most recent programmes.

    Jon Hiseman is Alyn's guest to discuss a further Colosseum track, and other artists covered include Chet Baker, Johnny Griffin, James Moody, and Norma Winstone.

    Alyn Shipton with an edition in which listeners suggest additional essential recordings.

    London Jazz Festival 2010, Gary Burton2010112020111204

    Vibraphonist Gary Burton joins Alyn Shipton to pick his best recordings.

    Vibraphonist Gary Burton was a teenage prodigy and his four mallet style revolutionised his instrument's playing technique.

    Prior to his 2010 London Jazz Festival concert, he joined Alyn Shipton in front of an audience on the South Bank to pick his favourite recordings including work with Carla Bley, Chick Corea and Pat Metheny.

    Vibraphonist Gary Burton was a teenage prodigy and his four mallet style revolutionised his instrument's playing technique.

    Prior to his 2010 London Jazz Festival concert, he joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience on the South Bank to pick his favourite recordings including work with Carla Bley, Chick Corea and Pat Metheny.

    Vibraphonist Gary Burton joins Alyn Shipton to pick his best recordings.

    London Jazz Festival 2010, Geri Allen2010112720111106

    Pianist Geri Allen joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights from her recorded work.

    A product of the M-Base revolution and then a major artist on the Blue Note label, Geri Allen is one of the most accomplished female pianists in jazz. In this programme, recorded in front of an audience at London's Purcell Room, she joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights from her recorded work.

    Pianist Geri Allen joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights from her recorded work.

    A product of the M-Base revolution and then a major artist on the Blue Note label, Geri Allen is one of the most accomplished female pianists in jazz.

    In this programme, recorded in front of an audience at London's Purcell Room, she joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights from her recorded work.

    Pianist Geri Allen joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights from her recorded work.

    London Jazz Festival 2010, Louis Moholo Moholo20101204

    Louis Moholo Moholo arrived in London from South Africa in the 1960s with Chris McGregor's Blue Notes.

    During his visit to the UK for the 2010 London Jazz Festival, he joins Alyn Shipton to discuss the high points in a long and extensive recording career, that not only encompasses work with fellow South Africans Harry Miller and Dudu Pukwana, but also with mercurial American pianist Cecil Taylor.

    South African drummer Louis Moholo Moholo joins Alyn Shipton to discuss his best albums.

    Louie Bellson20090321

    In a special tribute to drummer Louie Bellson, who died in February 2009, Alyn Shipton presents an archive interview with the man himself, in which he selects key records from his career.

    Including discs with Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong as well as albums by his own big band and by his wife of 37 years, Pearl Bailey.

    Alyn Shipton presents an archive interview with the late drummer Louie Bellson.

    Louis Jordan20111023

    Alyn Shipton is joined by Gwyneth Herbert to pick the finest records by Louis Jordan.

    The saxophonist and singer Louis Jordan bridged the gap between jazz and rhythm and blues, pioneering many techniques that would be the foundation of r and b, and of rock, but always played as straight ahead jazz.

    Jordan produced dozens of classic recordings including "Five Guys Named Moe" and "Saturday Night Fish Fry".

    His discography stretches for over three decades from the mid-1930s and to pick his best work, Alyn Shipton is joined by singer Gwyneth Herbert.

    Marian Mcpartland20100220

    The British-born pianist Marian McPartland has become an American national treasure, not least through her long-running radio show Piano Jazz.

    In this edition of Jazz Library she joins Alyn Shipton to celebrate her 92nd birthday next month, and to select the highlights both from her recordings with her own trio, and also from available CDs of her radio series.

    Producer: Alyn Shipton.

    Alyn Shipton talks to pianist and broadcaster Marian McPartland about her career in jazz.

    Mark Murphy20100925

    American singer Mark Murphy is one of the most versatile vocalists in jazz.

    A master of scat and vocalese, he is also a renowned interpreter of ballads and standards.

    British singer Ian Shaw joins Alyn Shipton to consider Murphy's finest records, from his early work such as 'That's How I Love The Blues' to his vocalese masterpiece 'Stolen Moments'.

    Ian Shaw joins Alyn Shipton to consider the recording career of singer Mark Murphy.

    Martial Solal20101002

    is one of France's most highly acclaimed jazz musicians.

    Prior to his solo appearance at this year's London Jazz Festival (in association with Radio 3) he talks to Alyn Shipton about his long recording career and also the Martial Solal International Piano Competition that takes place this month in Paris.

    His selection of albums ranges from solo piano to his current large ensemble the Newdecaband.

    He also talks about his long associations with American jazz musicians Lee Konitz and Paul Motian.

    French pianist Martial Solal talks to Alyn Shipton about his long recording career.

    Mathias Ruegg20101024

    Alyn Shipton picks the highlights of the Vienna Art Orchestra's recording career.

    MATHIAS RÜEGG AND VIENNA ART ORCHESTRA

    In 2010, the Vienna Art Orchestra celebrates its 33rd birthday.

    Throughout its life, it has established itself as one of the world's most individual and distinctive bands, with a stylistic range that stretches from early jazz to the avant garde, or as its director Mathias Rüegg puts it "from rag time to no time".

    Rüegg joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of a prolific recording career.

    Mathias Ruegg And Vienna Art Orchestra20100306

    MATHIAS RÜEGG AND VIENNA ART ORCHESTRA

    In 2010, the Vienna Art Orchestra celebrates its 33rd birthday.

    Throughout its life, it has established itself as one of the world's most individual and distinctive bands, with a stylistic range that stretches from early jazz to the avant garde, or as its director Mathias Rüegg puts it from rag time to no time".

    Rüegg joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of a prolific recording career.

    Alyn Shipton picks the highlights of the Vienna Art Orchestra's recording career."

    Max Roach20100821

    Richard Pite joins Alyn Shipton to pick the best discs by the founder of modern jazz drumming, Max Roach.

    They include pieces by many of Roach's own groups.

    Richard Pite joins Alyn Shipton to pick the best discs by drummer Max Roach.

    Mccoy Tyner20080523

    On the eve of a short UK tour, pianist McCoy Tyner joins Alyn Shipton to look back at his recorded work.

    He discusses his many albums as a bandleader and soloist, his work with John Coltrane, with whose band he came to fame in the 1960s, and his earlier discs with the Benny Golson/Art Farmer Jazztet.

    Michael Brecker20090103

    Alyn Shipton looks back at the recorded catalogue of the late Michael Brecker.

    Alyn Shipton looks back at the recorded catalogue of the late Michael Brecker, a musician widely regarded as the most influential saxophonist since John Coltrane, playing discs singled out by the man himself in an archive Radio 3 interview.

    Including:

    Jazz Library Michael Brecker Jan 3rd 09 DISC 1 Title

    Michael Garrick2010052220111218

    PIanist Michael Garrick died in November 2011.

    In this archive interview, he joins Alyn Shipton to look back over a fifty year span of some of the finest big band and small group records in British jazz.

    Whether inspired by Hobbits, Thomas Hardy or J M Barrie, Garrick's musical settings were some of the most imaginative and colourful in jazz.

    His music took inspiration from a huge variety of sources, ranging from Indian and Burmese music and literature to English folksongs and novels.

    A brilliant pianist, Garrick was also known for his pioneering work with Don Rendell and Ian Carr, for his poetry and jazz sessions, and for continuing to lead groups large and small against all commercial odds for over half a century.

    Archive interview in which pianist and composer Michael Garrick reviews his work in jazz.

    Whether inspired by Hobbits, Thomas Hardy or J M Barrie, Michael Garrick's musical settings are some of the most imaginative and colourful in jazz.

    His music takes inspiration from a huge variety of sources, ranging from Indian and Burmese music and literature to English folksongs and novels.

    A brilliant pianist, Garrick is also known for his pioneering work with Don Rendell and Ian Carr, for his poetry and jazz sessions, and for continuing to lead groups large and small against all commercial odds for over half a century.

    On the eve of publishing his memoirs, he joins Alyn Shipton to look back over a fifty year span of some of the finest big band and small group records in British jazz.

    Pianist and composer Michael Garrick joins Alyn Shipton review his long career in jazz.

    Michel Portal20111030

    French saxophonist Michel Portal joins Alyn Shipton to survey his recorded work.

    French saxophonist Michel Portal is also one of the world's great classical clarinettists, and a restless musical experimenter.

    In this week's programme, prior to a concert at the London Jazz Festival, Portal joins Alyn Shipton to pick some of the best examples of his recorded jazz.

    From his multi-tracked solo "Dajarme" via work on clarinet, soprano, alto and tenor sax to his most recent album "Baliador", selections from which he will play in London, Portal's choices are eclectic and dazzlingly virtuosic.

    Mike Stern20110409

    Guitarist Mike Stern has been a major figure in jazz fusion throughout his career.

    In this programme he traces some of his principal associations and picks some of his own best recordings in conversation with Alyn Shipton at the Sage Gateshead, as part of the 2011 Jazz Festival there.

    The music ranges from his work with Miles Davis and the Brecker Brothers to his long association with saxophonist Bob Berg.

    Guitarist Mike Stern joins Alyn Shipton at the 2011 Gateshead Jazz Festival.

    Mike Westbrook20100509

    Composer Mike Westbrook talks to Alyn Shipton to select highlights from his long career.

    A jazz composer whose depth and variety of output has been compared to that of Duke Ellington, Mike Westbrook talks to Alyn Shipton to select the highlights of a recording career that stretches back over 40 years.

    It includes not only music by his highly rated big band, but also his trio and brass band, along with vocal settings of the works of William Blake

    Milt Jackson20080104

    On New Year's Day, the late Milt Jackson would have celebrated his 85th birthday.

    To mark the event, and to consider the great vibraphonist's most enduring recordings, Alyn Shipton selects from his extensive catalogue, with the help of an archive interview with Jackson himself, who recalls his days with Dizzy Gillespie, his partnership with Ray Brown and his many years as the vibraphone star of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

    Milt Jackson20120422

    Alyn Shipton selects the most enduring records from vibraphonist Milt Jackson's catalogue.

    Alyn Shipton selects the most enduring records from vibraphonist Milt Jackson's extensive catalogue, with the help of an archive interview with Jackson himself.

    Niels-henning Orsted Pedersen20110813

    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen was one of the most technically brilliant jazz double bassists from the 1960s to the early 2000s, until his sudden death from a heart attack in April 2005.

    Most famous for his work with Oscar Peterson, Niels-Henning also played with Joe Pass, Count Basie and many of the great American visitors to Europe.

    In this archive interview, he joins Alyn Shipton to select examples of his finest recordings.

    Alyn Shipton celebrates the work of the bass virtuoso Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen.

    Norma Winstone20101113

    Prior to an appearance at the Barbican during this year's London Jazz Festival in association with Radio 3, singer Norma Winstone joins Alyn Shipton to select her best recordings.

    She looks back to her early days with Michael Garrick, her long associations with John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler, and at songs for which she has written lyrics herself, including her renowned collaboration with Jimmy Rowles on The Peacocks.

    Singer Norma Winstone joins Alyn Shipton to select her best recordings.

    Oliver Lake20120408

    Saxophonist Oliver Lake discusses his work and selects highlights from his back catalogue.

    Saxophonist Oliver Lake is well-known as a member of the World Saxophone Quartet, now in its 33rd year. He discusses his favourite recordings from that group's work and helps Alyn Shipton select the highlights from the rest of his large catalogue, including reggae sounds and jazz and poetry, ranging from the experimental Black Artists' Group of the 1970s to his contemporary one-man shows.

    Oliver Nelson20110820

    wrote and directed the iconic album Blues and The Abstract Truth - a defining 1960s jazz record.

    In this programme Guy Barker joins Alyn Shipton to explore the wealth of material that Nelson created as both arranger and saxophonist in a prolific career cut short by chronic overwork.

    Guy Barker joins Alyn Shipton to select key recordings by saxophonist Oliver Nelson.

    Ornette Coleman2010032020110522

    Alyn Shipton selects the key recordings of influential saxophonist Ornette Coleman.

    Celebrating Ornette Coleman's 80th birthday in March 2010, Alyn Shipton was joined by Scottish saxophonist Paul Towndrow to select the key recordings by Coleman, the saxophonist who developed free jazz in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

    To celebrate Ornette Coleman's 80th birthday this month, Alyn Shipton is joined by Scottish saxophonist Paul Towndrow to select the key recordings by Coleman, the saxophonist who developed free jazz in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

    Producer: Alyn Shipton

    Unique the production company.

    Oscar Peterson20080208

    Alyn Shipton presents a special tribute edition of Jazz Library devoted to Oscar Peterson, who died in December 2007 and is regarded as one of the greatest jazz pianists.

    The programme not only suggests the essential Peterson CDs, but also calls on the help of the man himself, with an extended interview recorded in 2000.

    As well as his acclaimed trios with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis, and later with Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Martin Drew, Alyn plays Oscar's own favourite recordings with colleagues such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins and Sarah Vaughan.

    Pat Metheny20090712

    Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny joins Alyn Shipton to discuss his recordings and collaborations

    One of the most technically accomplished guitarists in jazz history, Pat Metheny joins Alyn Shipton to discuss his recordings, and select some of the highlights, including not only his own groups, but also his work with Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, Jim Hall and many other greats.

    Paul Motian20120311

    Martin Speake joins Alyn Shipton for a selection of the essential discs by Paul Motian.

    From his early recordings with the Bill Evans trio in the 1950s, Paul Motian remained in the very highest echelons of jazz until his death in November 2011. His former colleague, the saxophonist Martin Speake, who worked with Motian on record and in concert, joins Alyn Shipton for a selection of the essential discs by this most innovative and influential of percussionists. As well as work with Evans, the programme includes pieces by Keith Jarrett, the trio with Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell, and Motian's own Electric Bebop Band.

    Peggy Lee2010061920110417

    In later life, reclusive and swathed in a jewelled scarf, Peggy Lee had come a long way from her origins as a jazz singer.

    In this programme, Gwyneth Herbert, herself a fine interpreter of Lee's songs, explores the singer's earlier work, with Benny Goodman, as a broadcasting artist and as a pure jazz singer.

    As well as Peggy Lee standards such as Why Don't You Do Right and Fever, there are many examples of her jazz excellence in lesser known songs.

    Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to choose the best jazz discs by singer Peggy Lee.

    Peter Ind20090314

    British bassist Peter Ind joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights from his long recording career, mainly on his own Wave label which he founded in the 1950s.

    As well as collaborations with such great American players as Duke Jordan, Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz, he explains his fondness for working in duo with guitarists or other bass players.

    Bassist Peter Ind joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights from his recording career.

    Phineas Newborn Jr20110528

    was one of the finest pianists in jazz history, but his short career was dogged by physical and mental illness and he is now a somewhat obscure figure.

    In the wake of several recent reissues of Newborn's work, Brian Priestly joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights and to reappraise this largely forgotten genius of the piano.

    Advice and guidance to those interested in building a library of jazz recordings.

    Ramsey Lewis20100501

    This month, Chicago-born pianist Ramsey Lewis celebrates his 75th Birthday and the recent release of Songs From The Heart, his latest trio recording. This acoustic format has been a central component of Lewis' sixty-year career, bringing chart success in 1965 with 'The In Crowd', a track recorded live at Washington D.C.'s Bohemian Caverns where the audience's whoops and claps became, in Ramsey's words, the 'fourth member of the band'. But, as Alyn Shipton finds out in this programme, Lewis' catalogue of discs is richly varied, including interpretations of Beatles ballads, forays into fusion (with the help of Earth, Wind and Fire) and a large-scale gospel album alongside his many trio outings. A natural storyteller, Lewis remembers his father introducing him to the virtuosity of Art Tatum (prompting the question: 'Dad, who are they?') and, in conversation with Alyn Shipton, he describes how Western Classical tradition holds an important position in his musical thinking.

    This month, Chicago-born pianist Ramsey Lewis celebrates his 75th Birthday and the recent release of songs From The Heart, his latest trio recording.

    This acoustic format has been a central component of Lewis' sixty-year career, bringing chart success in 1965 with 'The In Crowd', a track recorded live at Washington D.C.'s Bohemian Caverns where the audience's whoops and claps became, in Ramsey's words, the 'fourth member of the band'.

    But, as Alyn Shipton finds out in this programme, Lewis' catalogue of discs is richly varied, including interpretations of Beatles ballads, forays into fusion (with the help of Earth, Wind and Fire) and a large-scale gospel album alongside his many trio outings.

    A natural storyteller, Lewis remembers his father introducing him to the virtuosity of Art Tatum (prompting the question: 'Dad, who are they?') and, in conversation with Alyn Shipton, he describes how Western Classical tradition holds an important position in his musical thinking.

    Chicago-born pianist Ramsey Lewis joins Alyn Shipton to discuss his recorded highlights.

    Rashied Ali2009102420100404

    Alyn Shipton with a tribute to free jazz drummer and Coltrane collaborator Rashied Ali.

    Until his untimely death in 2009, Rashied Ali was widely regarded as the doyen of free jazz drummers.

    He made his name in John Coltrane's quartet and went on to a wide range of musical activity in the forty-two years since Coltrane's death.

    More of a colourist than a rhythm player, Rashied Ali changed the role of jazz drumming for ever.

    In a candid interview with Alyn Shipton he explains the importance of John Coltrane to his life and work, and selects the finest records they made together, before also selecting highlights of his discs with Marion Brown, Archie Shepp, Eddie Henderson and his own bands.

    Until his untimely death in August 2009, Rashied Ali was widely regarded as the doyen of free jazz drummers.

    He made his name in John Coltrane's quartet and went on to a wide range of musical activity in the 42 years since Coltrane's death.

    With the help of an archive interview with Ali, Alyn Shipton picks his greatest recordings in tribute to this fine musician.

    Playlist:

    DISC 1

    Title: Lourana

    Artist: Rashied Ali Quintet

    Composer: Clark

    Album: Live in Europe

    Label: Survival

    Number: 126 Track 4

    Personnel: Rashied Ali - drums, Joris Teepe - bass, Greg Murphy - piano, Lawrence Clark - sax, Josh Evans - trumpet.

    DISC 2

    Title: Compassion

    Artist: John Coltrane

    Composer: Coltrane

    Album: Meditations

    Label: Impulse

    Number: 11992 Track 2

    Personnel: John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, ts; McCoy Tyner, p; Jimmy Garrison, b; Elvin Jones, d; Rashied Ali, d.

    23 Nov 1965

    DISC 3

    Title: The Mac Man

    Artist: Archie Shepp

    Composer: Shepp

    Album: On This Night

    Number: GRP 11252 Track 2

    Personnel: Archie Shepp, ts; Bobby Hutcherson, vib; Henry Grimes, b; Rashied Ali, d; Ed Blackwell, rhythm logs.

    12 August 1965.

    DISC 4

    Title: Peace on Earth (opening)

    Album: Live in Japan Vol 1

    Number: 55XD5734 CD 1 Track 1

    Personnel: John Coltrane, ts; Alice Coltrane, p; Jimmy Garrison, b; Rashied Ali, d.

    22 July 1966.

    DISC 5

    Title: Venus

    Album: Interstellar Space

    Number: GRP 11102 Track 3

    Personnel: John Coltrane, ts; Rashied Ali, perc.

    22 Feb 1967.

    DISC 6

    Title: Manifestation

    Album: Cosmic Music

    Number 515 S1 Track 1

    Personnel: John Coltrane, ts; Pharoah Sanders, ts, fl; Alice Coltrane, p; Jimmy Garrison, b; Rashied Ali drums.

    Ray Appleton, percussion, Feb 2, 1966.

    DISC 7

    Title: Why Not

    Artist: Marion Brown

    Composer: Brown

    Album: Why Not

    Label: ESP Disk

    Number: 1040 Tr 3

    Personnel: Marion Brown, as; Stanley Cowell, p; Norris Jones, b; Rashied Ali, d.

    1966.

    DISC 8

    Title: Pennies from Heaven

    Artist: Eddie Jefferson with Rashied Ali's Quintet

    Composer: Burke/Johnson

    Album: At Ali's Alley

    Label: Blue Music

    Number: 884502153941 Track 2

    Personnel Eddie Jefferson, voc; Benny Wilson, b; Marvin Blackman, ts; Marsha Frazier, p; Rashied Ali, d.

    Rec 1976.

    DISC 9

    Title: Iris

    Artist: Rashied Ali with Prima Materia

    Album: Configurations - The Music of John Coltrane

    Number 884502153958 Track 4

    Personnel: Allan Chase, ts; Louis Belogenis, ts; Greg Murphy, p; Wilber Morris, b; Rashied Ali, d.

    2009.

    Ray Brown20110910

    Famous for his associations with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald (who was also his wife) bassist Ray Brown (who died in 2002) talked to Alyn Shipton about his key recordings in a 1996 interview for Radio 3.

    In addition to many records made under his own name, he includes collaborations with Duke Ellington and Milt Jackson.

    In an archive interview, bassist Ray Brown talks to Alyn Shipton about his key recordings.

    Ray Bryant20100227

    Pianist Ray Bryant joins Alyn Shipton to review the recorded highlights of his career.

    Records Of The Year 200920100102

    Alyn Shipton invites several leading jazz critics to look back on the best Jazz albums of 2009. Among those making their selections are Clive Davis, Dave Gelly, John Newey, Brian Priestley, Peter Vacher and John L Walters. Choices include music by Sonny Rollins, Harry Allen and Keith Jarrett.

    Title: Mirrors

    Artist: Partisans

    Composer: Siegel/Robson

    Album: By Proxy

    Label: Babel

    Number: 2983 Track 3

    Personnel: Julian Siegel (tenor sax); Phil Robson (guitar); Thad Kelly (bass); Gene Calderazzo (drums).

    Title: Strange Place for Snow

    Artist: EST

    Composer: Svensson

    Album: Restrospective

    Label: ACT

    Number: 9021-2 Track 8

    Personnel: Esbjorn Svensson (piano); Dan Berglund (bass); Magnus Ostrom (drums). 2002

    Title: Gamut Warning

    Artist: Helge Lien Trio

    Composer: Lien

    Album: Hello Troll

    Label: Ozella

    Number: OZ 021 Track 1

    Personnel: Helge Lien - piano; Frode Berg - bass; Knut Aalefjaer - drums, 2008

    Title: In Lester's Scrapbook

    Artist: Tommy Whittle

    Composer: Whittle

    Album:Tenor Connection

    Label: Spotlite

    Number: 579 Track 4

    Personnel: Tommy Whittle, ts; Mark Nightingale, tb; Bobby Worth, d; Richard Busiakiewicz, p; Jim Richardson, b. 2009.

    Title: Con Moto - endings and beginnings

    Artist: Jenni Molloy

    Composer: Molloy (with acknowledgment to JS Bach)

    Album: Bach Reloaded

    Label: Jellymould

    Number: J 003 Track 1

    Personnel: Jenni Molloy, b; Stuart MacDonald, ss; Chris Sykes, d.

    Title: Rose of Washington Square

    Artist: Harry Allen

    Composer: Hanley / MacDonald

    Album: New York State of Mind

    Label: Challenge

    Number: 73293 Track 1

    Personnel: Harry Allen, ts: Rossano Sportiello, p; Joel Forbes, b; Chuck Riggs d.

    Title: Some Enchanted Evening

    Artist: Sonny Rollins

    Composer: Rodgers, Hammerstein

    Album: Road shows Vol. 1

    Label: Doxy

    Number: 001216502 Track 7

    Personnel: Sonny Rollins, ts; Christian McBride, b; Roy Haynes, d. Sept, 2007.

    Title: London Concert XII

    Artist: Keith Jarrett

    Composer: Jarrett

    Album: Testament

    Label: ECM

    Number: CD 3 Track 6

    Personnel: Keth Jarrett, p. 1 Dec 2008.

    Alyn Shipton invites several leading jazz critics to look back on the best Jazz albums of 2009.

    Among those making their selections are Clive Davis, Dave Gelly, John Newey, Brian Priestley, Peter Vacher and John L Walters.

    Choices include music by Sonny Rollins, Harry Allen and Keith Jarrett.

    Alyn Shipton invites leading jazz critics to look back on the best jazz albums of 2009.

    Red Mitchell20120219

    Alyn Shipton and Simon Wolf explore the recorded legacy of American bassist Red Mitchell.

    Simon Wolf joins Alyn Shipton to explore the recorded legacy of American bassist Red Mitchell - from his early years on the West Coast and time in Sweden to his later work in duos.

    Regina Carter20111127

    Violinist Regina Carter joins Alyn Shipton to pick her finest recordings.

    Violinist Regina Carter is a major jazz talent from Detroit.

    She joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the Purcell Room to pick her finest records as part of the London Jazz Festival.

    The music covers her own bands plus collaborations with Kenny Barron and Cassandra Wilson.

    Rex Stewart20080229

    Trumpeter Guy Barker guides Alyn Shipton through some of the career highlights of cornettist Rex Stewart, who brought a fiery talent to many bands, including the Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington Orchestras.

    As well as the big band discs, they also look back at Stewart's work with many small groups, starring such colleagues as Johnny Hodges and Sidney Bechet.

    Roland Hanna20090718

    was one of the most dazzlingly talented of pianists until his untimely death from a viral infection in 2002.

    Just weeks before he fell ill, he met Alyn Shipton for what turned out to be his final interview, looking back on his long and distinguished recording career, including his brilliant contribution to Mingus Dynasty.

    Playlist:

    DISC 1

    Title: Mood Indigo

    Artist: Charles Mingus

    Composer: Ellington

    Album: Mingus Ah Um/Mingus Dynasty: 50th anniversary edition

    Label: Columbia

    Number 88697480102 CD 2, Tr 10

    Personnel: Don Ellis (trumpet), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), John Handy (alto saxophone), Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone), Roland Hanna (piano), Charles Mingus (bass).

    13 Nov 1959

    DISC 2

    Title: Django

    Artist: Roland Hanna Trio

    Composer: Lewis

    Album: Milano, Paris, New York, Finding John Lewis

    Label: Venus

    Number 35303, Tr 1

    Personnel: Roland Hanna (piano), George Mraz (bass), Lewis Nash (drums).

    1 April 2002

    DISC 3

    Title: Clair de lune

    Artist: Roland Hanna/George Mraz

    Composer: Debussy

    Album: Romanesque

    Label: Absord, Japan

    Number 407, Tr 7

    Personnel: Roland Hanna (piano), George Mraz (bass), 1982

    DISC 4

    Title: Round Midnight

    Artist: Roland Hanna

    Composer: Monk

    Album: Round Midnight

    Label: Town Crier

    Number TCD 513, Tr 2

    Personnel: Roland Hanna (piano)

    DISC 5

    Title: Caravan

    Composer: Ellington, Tizol

    Album: Duke Ellington

    Label: Limelight

    Number 8208402, Tr 11

    Rec 1991

    DISC 6

    Title: Yesterdays

    Composer: Kern

    Album: Easy To Love

    Label: Warner Music Japan

    Number 13438, Tr 5

    Personnel Roland Hanna (piano), Ben Tucker (bass), Roy Barnes (drums).

    Rec 1963

    DISC 7

    Title: Fingers

    Artist: Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

    Composer: Jones

    Album: Consummatiion

    Label: Blue Note

    Number 38226, Tr 8

    Personnel: Thad Jones (flugelhorn), Mel Lewis (drums), Jerome Richardson (soprano and alto saxophones, flute), Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet), Eddie Daniels (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet), Billy Harper (tenor saxophone, flute), Richie Kamuca (baritone saxophone, clarinet), Danny Moore, Snooky Young, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm (trumpet), Eddie Bert, Benny Powell, Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Cliff Heather (bass trombone), Roland Hanna (piano), David Spinoza (guitar), Richard Davis

    (bass).

    Rec.

    1970

    DISC 8

    Title: Cherokee

    Artist: Roland Hanna/Jesper Thilo

    Composer: Noble

    Album: Live at Slukefter

    Label: Storyville

    Number 4145, Tr 6

    Personnel: Roland Hanna (piano), Jesper Thilo (tenor saxophone), Mats Vinding (bass), Aage Tangaard (drums).

    June 1987.

    Roland Hanna was one of the most talented of pianists until his untimely death in 2002.

    Ron Carter20100417

    Bassist Ron Carter is one of the most influential and revered instrumentalists in jazz, famous for his work with Miles Davis's 1960s quintet.

    He joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights of his recording career, ranging from his work with Miles to string orchestras and his current quartet.

    Producer: Alyn Shipton.

    Bassist Ron Carter joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights of his recording career.

    Roy Eldridge20110305

    , with his fiery tone, brilliant upper register and inventive phrasing, was the most musically combative trumpeter of the swing era.

    The heir to Louis Armstrong and the main influence on Dizzy Gillespie, his own canon of work stands alongside theirs.

    New Orleans-born trumpeter Abram Wilson helps Alyn Shipton to select the key recordings by Eldridge, including his creative partnerships with Gene Krupa, Chu Berry, Artie Shaw, Lester Young and Art Tatum.

    Abram Wilson joins Alyn Shipton to select the key recordings by trumpeter Roy Eldridge.

    Scott Lafaro20110205

    Killed in a car accident aged just 25, Scott LaFaro was widely regarded as the most technically gifted bassist of the 20th Century. His records with Bill Evans are among the finest jazz trio discs ever made. Bassist Dave Green joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of these, and to trace the other significant records in LaFaro's brief but brilliant career.

    Killed in a car accident aged just 25, Scott LaFaro was widely regarded as the most technically gifted bassist of the 20th Century.

    His records with Bill Evans are among the finest jazz trio discs ever made.

    Bassist Dave Green joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of these, and to trace the other significant records in LaFaro's brief but brilliant career.

    Dave Green joins Alyn Shipton to explore the recording career of bassist Scott LaFaro.

    Shelly Manne20090725

    Alyn Shipton is joined by drum expert Richard Pite to select highlights from Shelly Manne's prolific recording career, showing his total mastery of percussion in any idiom.

    Manne spanned more different styles of jazz than almost any musician, ranging from the swing groups of Coleman Hawkins to the free jazz of Ornette Coleman.

    Playlist:

    DISC 1

    Title: The Man I Love

    Artist: Coleman Hawkins

    Composer: Gershwin

    Album: Introduction to Coleman Hawkins

    Label: Fuel 2000

    Number 302061 582 2, Tr 4

    Personnel: Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone), Eddie Heywood (piano), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

    23 Dec 1943

    DISC 2

    Title: Artistry in Percussion

    Artist: Stan Kenton

    Composer: Rugulo

    Album: Stan Kenton Story

    Label: Proper

    Number Properbox 13 CD 2, Tr 22

    Personnel: Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Chico Alvarez, John Anderson, Ken Hanna (trumpet), Kai Winding, Miff Sines, Milt Kabak (trombone), Bart Varsaloma (bass trombone), Al Anthonym Boots Mussulli, Vido Musso, Bob Cooper, Bob Gioga (reeds), Stan Kenton (piano), Bob Ahern (guitar), Eddie Safranski (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

    4 June 1946

    DISC 3

    Title: Chiquito Loco

    Artist: Shorty Rogers

    Composer: Rogers

    Album: West Coast Sounds

    Label: Fresh Sound

    Number 2231 CD 1, Tr 24

    Personnel: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Reeves, John Howell (trumpet), Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, John Haliburton (trombone), John Graas (french horn), Gene Englund (tuba), Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Jimmy Giuffre, Bobb Cooper (reeds), Marty Paich (piano), Curtis Counce (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

    March/April 1953

    DISC 4

    Title: The Sound Effects Manne

    Artist: Shelly Manne

    Composer: Manne

    Album: Best of Shelly Manne

    Label: Contemporary

    Number 5715, Tr 11

    Originally on The Three and the Two (Contemporary)

    Personnel: Shelly Manne (percussion), Russ Freeman (piano).

    rec: 1954

    DISC 5

    Title: With a Little Bit of Luck

    Artist: Shelly Manne Trio:

    Composer: Lerner/Leowe

    Album: My Fair Lady

    Label: Contemporary/Original Jazz Classics

    Number OJCCD 336, Tr 7

    Personnel: Shelly Manne (drums), Andre Previn (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass).

    August 17, 1956

    DISC 6

    Title: Poco Loco

    Composer: Powell

    Album: Swingin' Sounds

    Number OJCCD 267-2, Tr 4

    Personnel: Stu Williamson (trumpet), Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone), Russ Freeman (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

    Rec.

    1956

    DISC 7

    Title: Concerto for Clarinet and Combo Part 2

    Composer: Bill Smith

    Album: Shelly Manne and his Men Vol 2

    Number OJCCD 1910-2, Tr 8

    Personnel includes: Bill Smith (clarinet), Russ Freeman (piano), Monty Budwig (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)

    DISC 8

    Title: Tomorrow Is the Question

    Artist: Ornette Coleman

    Composer: Coleman

    Album: Tomorrow is the Question

    Label: Original Jazz Classics

    Number 342, Tr 1

    Personnel: Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone), Don Cherry (trumpet), Percy Heath (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

    March 1959

    DISC 9

    Title: Poinciana

    Artist: Shelly Manne and his Menne

    Composer: Simon, Lliso, Bernier

    Album: Live at the Blackhawk Vol 1

    Label: Original Jazz Classics (Contemporary)

    Number 656, Tr 3

    Personnel: Joe Gordon (trumpet), Richie Kamuca (tenor saxophone), Victor Feldman (piano), Monty Budwig (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

    1959

    DISC 10

    Title: Three on a Match

    Composer: John Morell

    Album: Alive in London

    Number OJCCD 7732, Tr 1

    Personnel: Gary Barone (trumpet), John Gross (tenor saxophone), Mike Wofford (electric piano), John Morell (guitar), Roland Haynes (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).

    Ronnie Scott's July 1970.

    Richard Pite joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights from drummer Shelly Manne's career.

    Shorty Rogers2007110920120108

    Alyn Shipton presents an archive interview with trumpeter Shorty Rodgers.

    The trumpeter Shorty Rogers was one of the founders of the West Coast "cool" school of jazz, following a varied apprenticeship in the big bands of Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. Back in 1992, Alyn Shipton interviewed Shorty at length about his recording career, and this archive interview with the man himself is the backdrop to tonight's Jazz Library. From his quintet, the Giants, to his big band, and from seminal albums such as Cool and Crazy to his final discs with the Lighthouse All Stars, this is the essential guide to the finest recordings by one of jazz's most distinctive instrumentalists and arrangers.

    Trumpeter Shorty Rogers was one of the founders of the West Coast cool school of jazz, following a varied apprenticeship in the big bands of Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

    Back in 1992, Alyn Shipton interviewed Shorty at length about his recording career, and this archive interview with the man himself is the backdrop to this edition of Jazz Library.

    From seminal albums such as Cool and Crazy to his final discs with the Lighthouse All Stars, this is the essential guide to the finest recordings by one of jazz's most distinctive instrumentalists and arrangers.

    Sonny Stitt20110129

    was one of the finest bebop saxophonists, transferring the style of Charlie Parker to the tenor instrument, as well as developing his own approach to the alto.

    Fellow saxophonist Alan Barnes joins Alyn Shipton to choose the best examples of Stitt's work, including his recordings with Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell and Sonny Rollins as well as the many sessions he led himself.

    Alyn Shipton and Alan Barnes choose the best recordings by saxophonist Sonny Stitt.

    Stan Getz20091107

    To choose the finest recordings by Stan Getz, Alyn Shipton is joined by the great saxophonist's biographer Dave Gelly.

    Together, they pick the critical high points of Getz's work, from the 1940s Woody Herman Orchestra, through to his many small groups, and by way of the bossa nova craze to his final quartet of the 1980s.

    DISC 1

    Title: Four Brothers

    Artist: Woody Herman Orchestra

    Composer: Guiffre

    Album: Complete Columbia Recordings of Woody Herman and His Orchestra

    Label: Mosaic

    Number: 223 Disc 7 Track 14

    Personnel: Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Irvin 'Marky' Markowitz, Shorty Rogers (trumpet); Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift (trombone); Woody Herman, Herbie Steward, Stan Getz, John 'Zoot' Sims, Serge Chaloff (reeds); Fred Otis (piano).; Gene Sargent (guitar); Walter Yoder (baritone saxophone); Don Lamond (drums).

    Rec.

    Hollywood, December 27, 1947.

    DISC 2

    Title: Early Autumn

    Composer: Burns

    Album: Wood Herman: Keeper of The Flame

    Label: Capitol Jazz

    Number: Capitol CDP7984532 Track 5

    Personnel: Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Stan Fishelson, Red Rodney, Shorty Rogers, tp; Earl Swope, Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift, tb; Woody Herman, Sam Marowitz, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Serge Chaloff, reeds; Lou Levy, p.; Chubby Jackson, b.; Don Lamond, d.

    December, 1948.

    DISC 3

    Title: Long Island Sound

    Artist: Stan Getz Qartet

    Composer: Getz

    Album: The Chronological: 1946 - 1949

    Label: Classics

    Number: 1126 Track 21

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Al Haig, p.; Gene Ramey, b.; Stan Levey, d.

    New York, 21st June, 1949.

    DISC 4

    Title: The Song Is You

    Artist: Stan Getz Quintet

    Composer: Kern/Hammerstein II

    Album: Stan Getz: Complete Foost Sessions

    Label: Jazz Factory

    Number: JFCD 22839 CD 3 Track 2

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Al Haig, p.; Jimmy Raney, g.; Teddy Kotick, b.; Tiny Kahn, d.

    Storyville Club, Boston, October 1951.

    DISC 5

    Title: Moonlight in Vermont

    Artist: Johnny Smith Quintet

    Composer: Seussdorf/Blackburn

    Album: The Chronological: 1951 - 52

    Number: 1338 Track 12

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Sanford Gold, p.; Johnny Smith, g.; Eddie Safranski, b.; Don Lamond, d.

    New York, March 1952.

    DISC 6

    Title: Shine

    Artist: Stan Getz/Shelly Manne

    Composer: Dabney/Brown/Mark

    Album: West Coast Jazz

    Label: Verve

    Number: 2304 330 Side B Track 3

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Conte Candoli, tp; Leroy Vinnegar, b.; Lou Levy, p.; Shelly Manne, d.

    Los Angeles, August 15th, 1955.

    DISC 7

    Title: You're Blase

    Artist: Stan Getz Quartet

    Composer: Hamilton/Sievier

    Album: The Steamer

    Number: 2304 533 Side A Track 3

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Leroy Vinnegar, b.; Lou Levy, p.; Stan Levey, d.

    Los Angeles, November 24th, 1956.

    DISC 8

    Title: I'm Late, I'm Late

    Artist: Stan Getz

    Composer: Eddie Sauter

    Album: Focus

    Number: 8219822 Track 1

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; John Neves, b.; Roy Haynes, d.; string ensemble including members of the Beaux-Arts Quartet, cond.

    by Hershy Kay.

    New York City, 1961.

    DISC 9

    Title: O Pato

    Artist: Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd

    Composer: Silva/Teixeira

    Album: Jazz Samba

    Number: 8100612 Track 3

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Charlie Byrd, g.; Keter Betts, b.; Gene Byrd, b.; Buddy Deppenschmidt; d.; Bill Reichenbach, d.

    Washing DC, February 1962.

    DISC 10

    Title: Nobody Else But Me

    Album: Nobody Else But Me

    Number: 521660 Track 6

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Gary burton, vib.; Gene Cherico, b.; Joe Hunt, d.;

    Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 4, 1964.

    DISC 11

    Title: Billy Highstreet Samba

    Composer: Chuck Loeb

    Album: Billy Highstreet Samba

    Label: Emarcy

    Number: 838 771-2 Track 4

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Mitchel Forman, kbs; Chuck Loeb, g.; Mark Egan, b.; Victor Lewis, d.; Bobby Thomas, perc.

    Davout Studios, Paris, France, November 4, 1981.

    DISC 12

    Title: Blood Count

    Composer: Ellington

    Album: Live in Paris

    Label: Dreyfus

    Number: FDM 365772 Track 2

    Personnel: Stan Getz, ts; Jim McNeely, p.; Marc Johnson, b.; Victor Lewis, d.

    Live at the New Morning, Paris, 1982.

    Alyn Shipton and Dave Gelly select the best recordings by the great saxophonist Stan Getz.

    Stan Tracey20100807

    Ahead of the launch of his Later Works at this year's Gateshead International Jazz Festival at the Sage, Stan Tracey joined Alyn Shipton to look back at his recording career.

    As well as work with visiting Americans such as Zoot Sims, Ben Webster and Sonny Rollins, Stan discusses his fascination with Duke Ellington, his own big bands and quartets, his suite Alice in Jazzland, and the story behind his most recent recordings.

    Alyn Shipton is joined at the 2010 Gateshead International Jazz festival by Stan Tracey.

    Stanley Turrentine20080404

    In an archive interview, the late tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine guides Alyn Shipton through the best of a recorded catalogue that not only includes his own classic, innovative albums for Blue Note, but his appearances on discs with organist Jimmy Smith and soul master Ray Charles.

    Stefano Bollani2009121920101128

    Alyn Shipton talks to Italian pianist Stefano Bollani about his varied recording career.

    One of the highlights of 2009's London Jazz Festival was pianist Stefano Bollani's residency at Kings Place, where the Italian gave solo performances as well as concerts in duo, trio and quintet settings.

    Recorded in front of an audience at the festival, Alyn Shipton talks to Bollani about his varied recording career, including his latest trio outing for ECM.

    One of the highlights of the 2009 London Jazz Festival was pianist Stefano Bollani's residency at Kings Place, where the Italian gave solo performances as well as concerts in duo, trio and quintet settings.

    In a programme recorded in front of an audience at the festival, Alyn Shipton talks to Bollani about his varied recording career, including his latest trio outing for ECM.

    Stephane Grappelli20110723

    Looking back on the long recording career of Stephane Grappelli, Alyn Shipton is joined by Martin Taylor who played with the great French violinist for several years.

    The music spans over fifty years from the first 1930s discs by the Hot Club of France, and covers the full impressive range of Grappelli's achievements.

    Martin Taylor joins Alyn Shipton to pick key records by violinist Stephane Grappelli.

    Steve Swallow2010050820110501

    Bassist Steve Swallow joins Alyn Shipton at the 2010 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

    Bassist Steve Swallow joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

    A specialist on the electric bass, Swallow looks back at his early days on the acoustic instrument and talks about the wide variety of his work over a forty-year period.

    Significant partnerships include reed-player Jimmy Giuffre, trumpeter Art Farmer, the Gary Burton Quartet (with whom Swallow came to England many times) and fellow-Cheltenham Jazz Festival star John Scofield.

    Stuff Smith20091031

    To mark jazz violinist Stuff Smith's centenary year in 2009, Alyn Shipton meets fiddle player Chris Garrick to celebrate one of the most unusual instrumentalists in jazz.

    They chart a course through the available recordings, from the 52nd Street days of Stuff's Onyx Club Boys to his latter-day triumphs as a soloist in Europe, and also present new releases of previously unavailable material.

    Playlist:

    DISC 1

    Title: Upstairs

    Artist: Stuff Smith and His Onyx Club Boys

    Composer ?

    Album: Time and Again

    Label: Proper

    Number: CD 118 CD 1 Track 18

    Personnel: Jonah Jones, trumpet; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Stuff Smith, violin; Clyde Hart, piano; Bobby Bennett, guitar; Mack Walker, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.

    May 4, 1937

    Also currently out on Hep, Stuff Smith Compete 1936-37 Sessions.

    DISC 2

    Title: After You've Gone

    Artist: Stuff Smith Smith and his Onyx Club Boys

    Number: CD 118 CD 1 Track 6

    Personnel: as above but James Sherman replaces Hart and Bailey is omitted.

    13 March 1936.

    DISC 3

    Title: My Blue Heaven

    Composer: Donaldson/Whiting

    Album: 1936-39

    Label: Classics

    Number: 706 Track 2

    Personnel: as above but Raymond Smith, piano.

    11 Feb 1936.

    DISC 4

    Title: My Thoughts

    Artist: Stuff Smith and His Orchestra

    Album: That Naughty Waltz - Complete Tenor Sax Septets

    Label: AB Fable

    Number: 015 Track 3

    Personnel: Jonah Jones, t; George Clark, ts; Stuff Smith, vn; Sam Allen, cel; Bernard

    Addison, g; John Brown, b; Herbie Cowans, d.

    Sept 1939.

    DISC 5

    Title: Bugle Call Rag

    Artist: Stuff Smith

    Composer: Pettis/Meyers/Schoebel

    Number: CD 118 CD 2 Track 8

    Personnel: Stuff Smith, vn; Jimmy Jones, p; John Levy b.

    1943.

    Also issued on 'The 1943 Trio World Jam Session Recordings' (Progressive Records).

    DISC 6

    Title: Desert Sands

    Composer: Smith

    Number CD 118 CD 2 Track 9

    Personnel: as above

    DISC 7

    Title: Stop Look

    Number: CD 118 CD 2 Track 18

    Also issued on 'Studio, Broadcast, Concert and Apartment Performances' (AB Fable).

    DISC 8

    Title: I Know That You Know

    Artist: Nat King Cole

    Composer: Youmans/Caldwell

    Album: Complete After Midnight Sessions

    Label: Essential Jazz Classics

    Number: 55405 Track 15

    Personnel: Stuff Smith, vn; Nat King Cole, v, p; John Collins, g; Charlie Harris, b;

    Lee Young, d.

    Los Angeles, Sept 1956.

    DISC 9

    Title: Ja Da

    Artist: Stuff Smith/Dizzy Gillespie/Oscar Peterson

    Composer: Carleton

    Album: Have Violin Will Swing

    Label: Verve

    Number: 521676 -2 CD1 Track 3

    Personnel: Stuff Smith, vn; Carl Perkins, p; Curtis Counce, b; Frank Butler, d.

    21 Jan

    1957.

    DISC 10

    Title: Late Woman Blues

    Composer: Trad

    Album: Masters of Jazz

    Label: Storyville

    Number: 101 8506 Track 12

    Personnel: Stuff Smith, vn; Henri Chaix, p; Michel Guilleman, b; Wallace Bishop, d.

    29 May 1965.

    DISC 11

    Title: It Don't Mean a Thing

    Artist: Stephane Grappelli, Svend Asmussen, Jean Luc Ponty, Stuff Smith

    Composer: Ellington

    Album: Violin Summit

    Label: MPS

    Number: 821303-2 Track 4

    Personnel: Stephane Grappelli, Svend Asmussen, Jean Luc Ponty, Stuff Smith, v; Kenny Drew, p; NHOP, b; Alex Riel, d, Sep 30, 1966.

    Alyn Shipton and Chris Garrick celebrate the career of violinist Stuff Smith.

    Teddy Edwards20090711

    The late, great tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards talks to Alyn Shipton.

    Shortly before his death in 2003, Teddy Edwards met Alyn to discuss the highlights of a long and illustrious recording career.

    One of the most original voices in West Coast jazz, he settled permanently in Los Angeles in 1944 and created a distinctive and original bebop style.

    Playlist:

    Title: Taking Off

    Artist: Teddy Edwards

    Composer: Edwards

    Album: Sunset Eyes

    Label: Pacific

    Number: 948482, Tr 7

    Personnel: Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Joe Castro (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Billy Higgins (drums).

    16 Aug 1960

    DISC 2

    Title: Up In Dodo's Room

    Artist: Howard McGhee

    Composer: Marmarosa

    Album: Central Avenue Sounds

    Label: Rhino

    Number: 75872 CD 3, Tr 2

    Personnel: Howard McGhee (trumpet), Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Dodo Marmarosa (piano), Arvin Garrison (guitar), Bob Kesterson (bass), Roy Porter (drums).

    18 Oct 1946

    DISC 3

    Title: Dial-ated Pulis

    Composer: McGhee

    Number: 75872 CD 3, Tr 1

    Personnel: as for Disc 2

    DISC 4

    Title: Blues in Teddy's Flat

    Artist: Teddy Edwards Quartet

    Number 75872 CD 3, Tr 15

    Personnel: Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Red Callendar (bass), Roy Porter (drums).

    4 Dec 1947

    DISC 5

    Title: Come on Back

    Artist: Benny Carter

    Composer: Carter

    Album: Additions to Further Definitions

    Label: Impulse

    Number 229, Tr 11

    Personnel: Benny Carter, Bud Shank (allto saxophone), Buddy Collette, Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Bill Hood (baritone saxophone), Don Abney (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Alvin Stoller (drums).

    2 March 1966

    DISC 6

    Title: Together Again

    Artist: Teddy Edwards/Howard McGhee

    Album: Together Again

    Label: Contemporary (OJC)

    Number 424-2, Tr 1

    Personnel: Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Howard McGhee (trumpet), Phineas Newborn, Jr (piano), Ray Brown (bass); Ed Thigpen (drums).

    15 May 1961

    DISC 7

    Title: Sunset Eyes

    Artist: Clifford Brown

    Album Joy: Spring

    Label: Proper

    Number Properbox 86 CD 3, Tr 15

    Personnel: Clifford Brown (trumpet), Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Carl Perkins (piano), George Bledsoe (bass), Max Roach (drums).

    April 1954

    DISC 8

    Title: The Duel

    Artist: Dexter Gordon

    Composer: Gordon

    Album: Settin the Pace

    Number Properbox 16 CD 4, Tr 2

    Personnel: Dexter Gordon, Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Red Callendar (bass), Roy Porter (drums).

    DISC 9

    Title: The Sermon

    Album: Teddy's Ready

    Label: Contemporary

    Number OJCCD 748-2, Tr 6

    17 Aug 1960

    DISC 10

    Title: Going Home

    Album: Blue Saxophone

    Label: Verve/Gitanes

    Number 1147, Tr 12

    Personnel (includes): Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone), Art Hillery (piano), Andy Simkins (bass), Mel Brown (drums).

    June 1992.

    The late, great tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards interviewed by Alyn Shipton in 2003.

    Teddy Wilson20101106

    From his meteoric rise to fame with Benny Goodman to his small group records with Billie Holiday, pianist Teddy Wilson was one of the stars of the swing era.

    Pianist Martin Litton joins Alyn Shipton to select the best examples of Wilson's work, including his own short-lived big band, his solo recordings, and many latterday trios.

    Pianist Martin Litton joins Alyn Shipton to select the best music by pianist Teddy Wilson.

    Terence Blanchard2009012420091122

    Trumpeter Terence Blanchard talks to Alyn Shipton about his work with Herbie Hancock.

    In a programme recorded during the 2008 London Jazz Festival while he was visiting London with Herbie Hancock's band, trumpeter Terence Blanchard talks to Alyn Shipton.

    He discusses his work with Hancock and guides Alyn through his varied catalogue of recordings following his debut with Art Blakey.

    As well as leading a string of high profile bands of his own, Blanchard has had a successful career as a film composer, in particular for Spike Lee, and he talks about his soundtracks to such films as Lee's Malcolm X and When the Levees Broke.

    In an edition of the programme recorded during the London Jazz Festival 2008, during his visit to London with Herbie Hancock's band, trumpeter Terence Blanchard talks to Alyn Shipton.

    He discusses his work with Hancock, as well as guiding Alyn through his varied catalogue of recordings following his debut with Art Blakey.

    As well as leading a string of high profile bands of his own, Blanchard has also had a successful career as a film composer, in particular for Spike Lee.

    He discusses his soundtracks to such films as Lee's Malcolm X and When The Levees Broke.

    Thad Jones20100918

    Trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader Thad Jones was a hugely influential musician.

    In this programme Guy Barker and Alyn Shipton discuss his finest work, including many discs under his own name, records with Count Basie and Charles Mingus, and records made by the big band he co-led with Mel Lewis.

    Alyn Shipton is joined by Guy Barker to select the finest records by Thad Jones.

    The Best New Releases Of 201120111225

    Alyn Shipton is joined by a group of the country's leading jazz critics, broadcasters and writers to select the best new releases of 2011.

    Alyn Shipton and guests select the best new releases of 2011.

    Thelonious Monk2008050220091115

    The essential recordings of Thelonious Monk, one of the most important jazz musicians.

    American pianist Jason Moran joins Alyn Shipton to select Monk's essential recordings.

    Highly unorthodox and prolific, Monk was a pianist and bandleader, and one of the most important of all jazz musicians.

    Ahead of a British tour in which he performs Thelonious Monk's music, American pianist Jason Moran joins Alyn Shipton to select Monk's essential recordings.

    Tim Berne2008062720100418

    Saxophonist Tim Berne talks to Alyn Shipton to select highlights from his back catalogue.

    Saxophonist Tim Berne has been one of the most inventive saxophonists in contemporary jazz since the 1970s.

    At the time of his 2008 Cheltenham Jazz Festival appearance, he joined Alyn Shipton to select the highlights from his extensive catalogue of recordings, including work by his bands Miniature, Bloodcount, Big Satan, and Caos Totale.

    He also looks at his creative partnerships on disc with such other jazz stars as Bill Frisell, Paul Motian and David Sanborn.

    Angry, jagged, startling, chaotic, calm, beautiful: all these adjectives can spring to mind during a single Tim Berne performance.

    Initially inspired by the openness of Chicagoan AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) players, and by his teacher Julius Hemphill, Berne has forged an individual path through contemporary jazz.

    His current band Science Friction was one of the highlights of the 2008 Cheltenham Jazz Festival (where it played on the 10th birthday party for Jazz on 3) and after its concert he met Alyn Shipton to select highlights of his recorded catalogue.

    Alyn has known Berne since they worked together on a broadcast of Hemphill's music in the early 1990s, so he is particularly familiar with Tim's bands.

    Consequently this is a joint exploration of one of the most unorthodox and challenging collections of recordings so far featured on the programme.

    In an interview given at the time of his recent Cheltenham Jazz Festival appearance, saxophonist Tim Berne talks to Alyn Shipton.

    Berne selects highlights from his extensive catalogue of recordings, including work by his bands Miniature, Bloodcount, Big Satan and Caos Totale.

    Berne also looks at his creative partnerships on disc with such other jazz stars as Bill Frisell, Paul Motian and David Sanborn.

    Tim Garland2011062520120101

    Saxophonist Tim Garland joins Alyn Shipton to pick his own selection of his recordings.

    Originally in folk-jazz group Lammas, leader of a regular band at London's Pizza Express and then recruited to join Chick Corea, Tim Garland is now one of Britain's best known jazz saxophonists. In this programme he joins Alyn Shipton to pick not only examples of his work in all those contexts, but also in orchestral settings, with his Lighthouse Trio, Acoustic Triangle, and his current touring band with Americans Joe Locke and Geoff Keezer, known as Storms / Nocturnes.

    Originally in folk-jazz group Lammas, leader of a regular band at London's Pizza Express and then recruited to join Chick Corea, Tim Garland is now one of Britain's best known jazz saxophonists.

    In this programme he joins Alyn Shipton to pick not only examples of his work in all those contexts, but also in orchestral settings, with his Lighthouse Trio, Acoustic Triangle, and his current touring band with Americans Joe Locke and Geoff Keezer, known as Storms / Nocturnes.

    Saxophonist Tim Garland joins Alyn Shipton to pick his own selection of his recordings.

    Tony Coe20100731

    Clarinettist, soprano, alto and tenor saxophonist Tony Coe is one of Britain's most brilliant jazz musicians, the first non-American to be awarded the "jazz Oscar" by Denmark's "Jazzpar" prize committee.

    In this programme he joins Alyn Shipton to select his finest recordings, including work by his own groups, as well as with Franz Koglmann, Neil Ardley and the Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band.

    Coe also has strong views about the sound of the soprano saxophone and clarinet, and provides an illuminating commentary as to how he approaches playing these instruments.

    Clarinettist and saxophonist Tony Coe joins Alyn Shipton to select his finest recordings.

    Trevor Watts20111113

    Prior to his appearance with Veryan Weston at the 2011 London Jazz Festival (in association with Radio 3), saxophonist, percussionist and bandleader Trevor Watts joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of his recorded career.

    From the vigorous sounds of Amalgam in the 1970s, via his Drum Orchestra, Celebration Band and Moire Music, Watts brings us to the present with solo recordings as well as examples of the duo which will be appearing in London.

    Saxophonist Trevor Watts joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of his recorded career.

    Wes Montgomery2008042520090628

    John Etheridge helps Alyn Shipton select recording highlights of guitarist Wes Montgomery.

    John Etheridge helps Alyn Shipton select highlights from the catalogue of fellow jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, explaining how he achieved his unique sound.

    Montgomery is considered to have been one of the most innovative players on his instrument and developed a technique that combined the rapidity of bebop with a mellow romanticism.

    Wynton Kelly20100828

    was one of the most individual pianists in jazz, famous for his work with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Wes Montgomery.

    He also led his own trio - often with fellow Miles Davis sidemen Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) who played with him on "Kind of Blue".

    Tim Richards guides Alyn Shipton through Kelly's impressive catalogue of recordings.

    Alyn Shipton is joined by Tim Richards to explore the recordings of pianist Wynton Kelly.

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    Music from Charlie Munro's '60s quartet, the Mike Nock Trio and pianist Paul Grabowsky.

    In the first of two programmes, Alyn Shipton is joined by Roger Dean, former Chair of the Board of the Australian Music Centre, to survey the finest examples of Australian jazz.

    Among the music recommended are tracks from saxophonist Charlie Munro's '60s quartet, the Mike Nock Trio and pianist Paul Grabowsky.

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    Singer Sheila Jordan joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights from her catalogue.

    American singer Sheila Jordan joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2009 to select the highlights from her half-century as arguably one of the most adventurous and individual singers in jazz.

    The programme features her minimal settings and explorations of timbre and timing, from her 1960s classic Portrait of Sheila to her most recent recordings.

    Title: Yesterdays

    Artist: Sheila Jordan with Peter Ind

    Composer: Jerome Kern/Otto Harbach

    Album: Looking Out

    Label: Wave

    Number: CD 111, Tr 3

    Personnel: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Ronnie Ball (piano), Al Shackman (guitar), Peter Ind (bass)

    Recorded: New York, 1961

    Title: Am I Blue

    Artist: Sheila Jordan

    Composer: Harry Akst/Grant Clark

    Album: Portrait of Sheila

    Label: Blue Note

    Number: CDP 7 89002 2, Tr 3

    Personnel: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Barry Galbraith (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass), Denzil Best (drums)

    Recorded: New York, Sept/Oct 1962

    Title: You Are My Sunshine

    Artist: George Russell, with Sheila Jordan

    Composer: Jimmie Davis/Charles Mitchell

    Album: The Outer View

    Label: Riverside

    Number: OJCCD 616-2, Tr 5

    Personnel: Sheila Jordan (voice), George Russell (piano), Don Ellis (trumpet), Garnett Brown (trombone), Paul Plummner (tenor sax), Steve Swallow (bass), Pete La Roca (drums)

    Recorded: New York, Aug 1962

    Title: Anthropology

    Composer: Charlie Parker

    Album: Lost and Found

    Label: Muse

    Number: 5390, Tr 5

    Personnel: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Kenny Barron (piano), Harvie Swartz (bass), Ben Riley (drums)

    Recorded: 1989

    Title: One for Junior

    Artist: Sheila Jordan and Mark Murphy

    Composer: Sheila Jordan/Mark Murphy

    Album: One for Junior

    Label: MCD 5489, Tr 3

    Personnel: Mark Murphy (vocals), Kenny Barron (piano), Harvie Swartz (bass), Ben Riley (drums)

    Title: Out to Sea

    Composer: Tom Harrell/Cheryl Pyle, arr.

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    Album: Heart Strings

    Number: MR 5468, Tr 2

    Personnel: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Harvie Swartz (bass), Marvin Smitty Smith (drums), Hiraga String Quartet

    Title: Reel Time

    Composer: Chris Lee

    Album: Jazz Child

    Label: High Note

    Number: 7029, Tr 3

    Personnel: Sheila Jordan, Theo Bleckmann (vocals), Steve Kuhn (piano), David Finck (bass), Billy Drummond (drums)

    Recorded: New York, 1-2 April 1998

    Title: The Touch of Your Lips

    Composer: Ray Noble

    Album: Little Song

    Number: 7096, Tr 11

    Personnel: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Tom Harrell (trumpet), Steve Kuhn (piano), David Finck (bass), Billy Drummond (drums)

    Recorded: June 2002

    Title: Sheila's Blues

    Composer: Jordan

    Album: Celebration

    Number: 7136, Tr 17

    Personnel: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Cameron Brown (bass)

    Recorded: Nov 2004

    Title: The Crossing

    Album: Winter Sunshine

    Label: Justin Time

    Number: 233-2, Tr 11

    Personnel: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Steve Amirault (piano), Keiran Overs (bass), Andre White (drums)

    Recorded: Feb 2008.

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    Sonny Rollins focuses on his early years, including Tenor Madness and Saxophone Colossus.

    Sonny Rollins joins Alyn Shipton to select the key recordings from his voluminous catalogue.

    Widely regarded as a major living exponent of the tenor saxophone and an innovator since the end of the 1940s, here Rollins focuses on his early years, from albums made with Emo Hope and Kenny Dorham to his masterpieces Tenor Madness and Saxophone Colossus.

    On the way he discusses calypso, trio improvising and his close friendship with Thelonious Monk.

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    Music from the Australian Art Orchestra, Oren Ambarchi and Robbie Avenaim, Roger Frampton.

    Pianist, composer and former Chair of the Board of the Australian Music Centre, Roger Dean rejoins Alyn Shipton to conclude their survey of the finest Australian jazz records.

    Among the featured musical ensembles are the epic Australian Art Orchestra, multi-instrumentalists Oren Ambarchi and Robbie Avenaim in duet and prepared piano pieces from Roger Frampton.

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    In a programme recorded at the 2009 Gateshead Jazz Festival, Alyn Shipton is joined by saxophonist Joshua Redman to look back at his best recordings.

    These include his early quintets and quartets, his trios with organist Sam Yahel, right up to more recent albums, all of them marked out by Redman's consistent balance between exploration and instrumental virtuosity.

    Alyn Shipton is joined by saxophonist Joshua Redman to look back at his best recordings.

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    Alyn Shipton concludes his conversation with the great Sonny Rollins, and brings his survey of the saxophonist's recorded output up-to-date.

    The programme includes excerpts from Rollins' latest album Sonny Please, and looks back at his work from the time of his 1950s political protest, by way of his score for the Michael Caine film Alfie, and his long association with the Milestone record label, which produced some of his most memorable albums.

    Alyn Shipton brings his survey of saxophonist Sonny Rollins' recordings up-to-date.