Wayne's Music 20/21 August 2011. all that jazz.All Too Soon Duke Ellington ; we open with classic material from the Ellington songbook.
Donna Lee Miles Davis with some Be-Bop he composed in 1947, his first recorded composition, even though authorship is often credited to saxophonist Charlie Parker, because it was originally recorded by his Quintet in '47 with Davis on trumpet.
How High The Moon Ella Fitzgerald with what became one of her signature songs.
Lush Life Billy Strayhorn In 1933 a teenage Billy Strayhorn started work on "Lush Life."
Polka Dots And Moonbeams Bill Evans Trio with one of the most frequently recorded jazz standards - written in 1940 by Jimmy Van heusen and Johnny Burke.
Scrapple From The Apple Stan Getz with Charlie Parker's composition of 1947.
Autumn Leaves Richard Anthony, The Frenchman from Cairo who had 21 number one hits by the early sixties, and the trappings of wealth, a private plane, villas in St Tropz, Marbella, a hotel in Jamaica, various chalets in Europe, cars and several boats.
ChelseaBridge Tenor saxophone great Ben Webster continued to perform Billy Strayhorn's 1941 composition throughout his life.
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good Duke Ellington wrote the score for "Jump For Joy" subtitled a "Sun-tanned Revu-sical" which boasted a cast of 60 including the Ellington band with his favourite singer Ivie Anderson. Despite mostly good reviews and enthusiastic audiences, the show faced profit concerns and talent losses to the escalating military effort of World War II. Jump for Joy closed on September 27, 1941.
The Things We Did Last Summer Jo Stafford with her original version of 1946.
Just A Sittin And A Rockin The delta Rhythm Boys were active for over 50 years last century - hitting their peak in the 1940s through radio shows, broadway, and films.
Stella By Starlight Anita O'Day with Vic Young's standard song from the 1944 film "The Uninvited".
Wayne's Music Sunday 21 August 2011. all that jazz.
Skylark Bobby Darin sings Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer's song … Mercer struggled for about a year with the lyrics, expressing his yearning for Judy Garland with whom he had an affair.
Do You Know What It means Louis Armstrong with one of his many signature songs, which he performed in the 1947 Film New Orleans with Billie Holiday singing,
Why Don't You Do Right Peggy Lee This song was not the biggest hit Goodman and Lee put out but it defined Lee's sultry and rich vocal style early on in her career.
One O'Clock Jump The Metronome All Stars - a veritable who's who of jazzmen…Harry James, Ziggy Elman and Cootie Williams on trumpets. Tommy Dorsey and J C Higginbotham on trombones; benny Goodman plays clarinet; Toots Mondello and Benny Carter, alto sax; Coleman Hawkins, Tex Beneke tenor sax; Count basie on piano; Charlie Christian, guitar; Artie Bernstein on string bass, and the drummer boy is Buddy Rich …
PART TWOHot Mallets Lionel Hampton with an all star lineup on this pressing in 1939. he's with Dizzy Gillespie, Benny carter, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Chu berry, Clyde Hart on piano, Charlie Christian on guitar, Milt Hinton, Cozy Cole - talk about Jazz Royalty!!!
Come Rain Or Come Shine Ray Charles recorded this song on his album The Genius Of Ray Charles - probably at the end of the 50s.
Things Ain't What They used To be McCoy Tyner, the Philadelphia pianist who said that jazz was his life, his wife, his love!
Angel Eyes Frank Sinatra with one of the fine saloon songs of the 40s - nelson Riddle handled the brilliant arrangement.
Star Eyes Helen O'Connell - a direct link between crooners and songbirds - from the golden age of the solo singer.
After Hours Coleman Hawkins, the man they called the "20th Century Gabriel" … and possibly best remembered as the composer of "Tuxedo Junction.
Everytime We say Goodbye Natalie Cole sings Cole Porter from that wonderful film about his life "de-Lovely". grooving High Charlie Parker with Dizzy Gillespie
Since I fell For You Dinah Washington - with one of those jazz standards that's as fresh now as the day it was recorded.
Round Midnight Thelonious Monk from the highly acclaimed album Misterioso.
I Should Care Mina
I'm Just A Lucky So And So Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington - what a team.
It Could Happen To You Susannah McCorkle
Tenderley When Willie Nelson was remaking those wonderful old standards for his "Always" album in the early 90s.
Summer Samba Walter Wanderely.