2 Dec 2017

George Avakian (1)

From Inside Out, 6:10 pm on 2 December 2017

This week Nick remembers the late producer, talent scout and record company executive George Avakian, who was behind many of the greatest jazz recordings in history- including Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Louis Armstrong's "Mack the Knife", and Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert.

Check out a fascinating interview with George Avakian:

 

 

Today's Playlist:

 

 

ARTIST:

SONG:

COMPOSER:

ALBUM:

LABEL:

1

Jimmy McPartland's Squirrels

Sugar

Pinkard / Mitchell / Alexander

Chicago Jazz

Decca

2

George Wettling's Chicago Rhythm Kings

I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate

Williams / Piron

Chicago Jazz

Decca

3

Benny Goodman

Avalon

Rose / DeSylva / Jolson

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Columbia

4

Edith Piaf

La Vie En Rose

Piaf

n/a

Columbia

5

Louis Armstrong

Mack the Knife

Weill

n/a

Columbia

6

Miles Davis

Round Midnight

Monk

Round About Midnight

Columbia

7

Miles Davis

So What

Davis

Kind of Blue

Columbia

8

Miles Davis

Two Bass Hit

Lewis / Gillespie

Milestones

Fontana

9

Dave Brubeck

Pennies from Heaven

Johnston / Burke

Brubeck Time

Columbia

10

The Jazz Messengers featuring Art Blakey

Sam's Tune

Dockery

Ritual

Pacific Jazz

11

Erroll Garner

On the Street Where You Live

Lerner / Loewe

Other Voices

Columbia

12

Bessie Smith

Black Mountain Blues

Johnson

The Bessie Smith Story - Volume 2

Columbia

Get the new RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes