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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Jimmy Hamilton Radio Show

The Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour of 05/25/2017, WZBC, featured the work of clarinet-saxophonist extraordinaire Jimmy Hamilton.

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PLAYLIST


Billie Holiday ft Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra "Jim" 1941 on Okeh
Jimmy Hamilton, Yank Porter, Teddy Wilson "Chinaboy" 1940 on Columbia
Lena Horne & Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra "Out of nowhere" 1941)on Columbia
Billie Holiday "I Cover the Waterfront" 1939) on Columbia
Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra "Rockin in Rhythm" 1943 on Ember  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra "Hop Skip and Jump" 1943 ‪
Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra‬ "Flippant Flurry" 1947 on Capital 
Duke Ellington "Lady Of The Lavender Mist"  1948) on VJC
Duke Ellington "The Tattooed Bride" 1950 on Columbia
Duke Ellington "Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf)" 1950 on Columbia
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra "Mood Indigo"1952 on Snader
The Jimmy Hamilton Orchestra "Blues For Clarinet" from "Sweet But Hot" 954 on Jazz Kings
Jimmy Hamilton "Bohemia After Dark" from "Sweet But Hot" 1954 on Jazz Kings
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn "Sonnet For Caesar" from "Such Sweet Thunder" 1957 on Columbia
Duke Ellington "Perdido" from "The Cosmic Scene" 1958 on Columbia
Duke Ellington "Clarinet Melodrama" from "Ellington Showcase" 1956 on MPL
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra "Toot Suite Pt. 1" from "Jazz at the Plaza"1958 on Columbia
Duke Ellington "Dance of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers)" from "The Nutcracker Suite  1960 on Columbia
Jimmy Hamilton & His Orchestra "after You've Gone" from "Swing Low Sweet Clarinet" 1960 on Everest
Jimmy Hamilton & His Orchestra "I Didn't Know About You" from "Swing Low Sweet Clarinet" 1960 on everest
Duke Ellington "Never On Sunday" from "utube" 1965
Jimmy Hamilton "Mr. Good Blues" from "Can't Help Swingin'" 1961 on Prestige
Jimmy Hamilton "C Jam Blues" from "Live at St.Croix" 1985 on utube
Jimmy Hamilton "Pan Fried" from "Can't Help Swingin'" 1961 on Prestige

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Joe Gordon and Confreres

On the 4.11.17 edition of the DuPlex Mystery Jazz Hour, WZBC, guest Dick Vacca and I took a look at the work and life of trumpeter Joe Gordon. We seeded the program with the work of some of his influences, as you will see by the discography.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Charlie Parker "Scrapple from the Apple" from "Boston 1952" on Uptown

Joe Gordon "Lady Bob" from "Joe Gordon: Early Sessions" 1954 on Fresh Sounds

Fats Navarro "Barry's Bop" from "Vol. 2 Nostalgia" 1947 on BYG

Joe Gordon & Scott LaFaro "Evening Lights" from "Joe Gordon Early Sessions" 1954 on Fresh Sounds

Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie "Trumpet Blues" from "Roy and Diz" 1954 on Verve

Horace Silver "Shoutin Out" from "Silver's Blue" 1956 on Cbs

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band "A Night in Tunisia" from "Birks Works" 1956 on Verve

Clifford Brown "Stockholm Sweetnin" from "Metronome and Vogue Masters" 1953 on Definitive

Herb Pomeroy Big Band "Feather Merchant" from "Life is a Many Splendored Gig" 1957 on Fresh Sounds

Herb Pomeroy Big Band "Less Talk" from "Life is a Many Splendored Gig" 1957 on Fresh Sounds

Lambert Hendricks and Ross "Centerpiece" from "Hottest New Group in Jazz" 1960 on Columbia

Shelly Manne and His Men "Nightingale" from "Live At the Black Hawk" 1959) on ‪Contemporary‬

Thelonius Monk "Four In One" from "T. Monk at the Black Hawk"1960 on Ojc

Kenny Dorham "The Prophet" from "Live at the Cafe Bohemia Vol2" 1956 on Blue Note

Harold Land "Don't Explain" from "West Coast Blues" 1956 on OJCCD

Joe Gordon "Non-Vienese Waltz Blues" from "Lookin' Good!" 1961 on ‪Contemporary‬

Blue Mitchell "I'll Close My Eyes"  from Blues Moods, 1960 on Riverside

Joe Gordon "Mariana" from "Lookin' Good!" 1961 on ‪Contemporary‬

Jimmy Woods "Anticipation" from "The Awakening" 1961 on ‪Contemporary‬

Friday, May 5, 2017

May-nard.


The amazing technicolor Maynard Ferguson was featured on The DuPlex Mystery Jazz Hour on WZBC on 5.4.17. On this show, we stuck to the years between 1949-1962.

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PLAYLIST

"All The Things You Are." Charlie Barnet  from "The Capital Big Band Sessions" 1949 on Capital

"What's New." Stan Kenton, 1951 on Capital

"Move"  Clark Terry, Clifford Brown, Maynard Ferguson, Trumpet, Herb Geller-Alto Sax Harold Land, Tenor Saxophone Junior Mance-Piano, Keter Betts, George Morrow - Bass, Max Roach - Drums; from "Jam Session" 1954 on Emarcy

Autumn Leaves "Maynard Ferguson Octet" Maynard Ferguson (tp, b-tp, v-tb), Conte Candoli (tp), Milt Bernhart (tb), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld (ts), Bob Gordon (bs), Ian Bernard (p), Red Callender (b), Shelly Manne (ds) Album:""EMarcy 1955

"Maiden Voyage" Maynard Ferguson Octet from "Maynard Ferguson Octet" Maynard Ferguson (tp, b-tp, v-tb), Conte Candoli (tp), Milt Bernhart (tb), Herb Geller (as), Georgie Auld (ts), Bob Gordon (bs), Ian Bernard (p), Red Callender (b), Shelly Manne (ds) 1955 on EMarcy

"Rhythm Changes" Maynard Ferguson  On Baritone Horn - Valve Trombone, and Trumpet; from "Timex TV Show" Maynard Ferguson - 1959 -

"I Feel a Song Comin' On" Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson from "Two's Company" 1961) on Roulette

"Blues For Kapp"-Maynard Ferguson (tp, tb, Fr h), Chet Ferretti, Rolf Ericson, Bill Berry (tp), Ray Winslow, Kenny Rupp (tb), Lanny Morgan (as, fl), Joe Farrell (ts, ss, fl), Willie Maiden (ts, fl), Frank Hittner (bari, b cl), Jaki Byard (p, celeste), Charlie Sanders (b), Rufus Jones (d) form Maynard '61 on Roulette

"Let's Face the Music and Dance," Maynard Ferguson and Chris Connor, from Two's Company" 1961) on Roulette

"Straight Out," Maynard Ferguson–trumpet, Gene Arnold Goe, Natale Pavone, Donald Arthur Rader – trumpet, John C. Gale, Kenneth Harold Rupp – trombone, Lanny Morgan – alto saxophone, Willie Maiden – tenor saxophone, clarinet, Donald J. Menza – tenor saxophone, Frank J. Hittner, Jr. – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, Michael Christian Joseph Abene – piano, Lincoln B. Milliman – bass, Rufus Jones – drums; from "Si Si MF"  1962 on Roulette

"Morgan Point," Maynard Ferguson–trumpet, Gene Arnold Goe, Natale Pavone, Donald Arthur Rader – trumpet, John C. Gale, Kenneth Harold Rupp – trombone, Lanny Morgan – alto saxophone, Willie Maiden – tenor saxophone, clarinet, Donald J. Menza – tenor saxophone, Frank J. Hittner, Jr. – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, Michael Christian Joseph Abene – piano, Lincoln B. Milliman – bass, Rufus Jones – drums; from "Si Si MF"  1962 on Roulette