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  1. Hello all. back in the day, later 1970's-mid-80's, the 1369 Jazz Club

    in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA, was the joint, where it went down-

    local musicians coming up, New York cats doing it, everyone throwing

    down for the music. Incredible place and time for the music; I was

    fortunate to be part of that scene!

    This is a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to bring an incredible

    documentary to light, footage from the day at the 1369. This is

    important work:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1533059189/a-place-for-jazz

    spread the word... thanks!


  2. I have great memories of seeing a band that bassist Reggie Workman put together. Saw them twice at The Tin Palace in Greenwich Village in NYC.The band was called Top Shelf. If featured John Stubblefield and Howard Johnson in the front line. They played everything from piccolo flute to baritone saxophone and everything in between. Albert Dailey played piano on one gig and Micky Tucker on the other. Steve McCall on drums. And Reggieon bass, of course. I always thought they would record but I've never seen evidence of that. Reggie must have taps of those gigs!


  3. FINAL BARS: A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO PASSED IN 2010

    Heard on WGBH, 89.7FM, Boston

    8:00PM

    Stolen Moments

    Name: Oliver Nelson

    Name of CD: The Blues and The Abstract Truth

    Composer: O. Nelson

    Track Label: Impulse

    Notes: Theme/Boston Jazz Radio Host Tony Cennamo (d. 6/9/2010)

    8:15PM

    Too Close for Comfort

    Name: Gloria Coleman

    Name of CD: Sweet Missy

    Composer: Bock, Weiss

    Track Label: Doodlin' Records

    Notes: Gloria Colean (d. 2/15/2010)

    On A Slow Boat to China

    Name: John Bunch

    Name of CD: Struttin'

    Composer: Loesser

    Track Label: Arbors

    Notes: (d. 3/31/2010)

    Gingerbread Boy

    Name: Jimmy Heath

    Name of CD: On The Trail

    Composer: J. Heath

    Track Label: Riverside

    Notes: Written for Jimmy's son Jeffrey Heath (d. 9/29/2010)

    8:39PM

    Old Bo

    Name: Clifford Jordan Big Band

    Name of CD: Play What You Feel

    Composer: C. Jordan

    Track Label: Mapleshade

    Notes: featuring Benny Powell (d. 6/26/2010)

    Blues for Benny

    Name: Frank Foster

    Name of CD: Here Comes Frank Foster

    Composer: F. Foster

    Track Label: Blue Note

    Notes: featuring Benny Powell (d. 6/26/2010)

    You Got It

    Name: Benny Powell

    Name of CD: Nextep

    Composer: B. Powell

    Track Label: Origin

    8:55PM

    Waltz for Debby

    Name: Tony Bennett/Bill Evans

    Name of CD: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album

    Composer: Evans; Gene Lees

    Track Label: Fantasy

    Notes: Gene Lees (d .4/22/2010)

    Corcovado (Quiet Nights)

    Name: Stan Getz

    Name of CD: Getz Gilberto

    Composer: Jobim; Gene Lees

    Track Label: Verve

    Notes: Gene Lees (d .4/22/2010)

    You're My Thrill

    Name: Lena Horne

    Name of CD: Stormy Weather

    Composer: Gorney; Clare

    Track Label: RCA Bluebird

    Notes: Lena Horne (d. 5/9/2010

    9:10PM

    Old Folks

    Name: James Moody/Hank Jones

    Name of CD: Our Delight

    Composer: Robinson; Hill

    Track Label: ipo Recordings

    You Won't Forget Me

    Name: Abbey Lincoln/Hank Jones

    Name of CD: When There is Love

    Composer: Goell; Spielman

    Track Label: Verve

    Caged Bird

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Painted LAdy

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: ITM

    9:32PM

    In A Sentimental Mood

    Name: Dick Johnson

    Name of CD: Dick Johnson Plays

    Composer: D. Ellingotn

    Track Label: Concord

    Notes: Dick Johnson (d. 1/10/2010)

    The Lady Is A Tramp

    Name: Dick Johnson

    Name of CD: Music for Swinging Moderns

    Composer: Rodgers; Hart

    Track Label: Fresh Sounds

    The End of A Love Affair

    Name: Dick Johnson

    Name of CD: Music for Swinging Moderns

    Composer: Redding

    Track Label: Fresh Sounds

    9:47PM

    Chittlins and Cavyah

    Name: Ken McIntyre

    Name of CD: THe Complete United Artists Session

    Composer: K. McIntyre

    Track Label: Blue Note

    Notes: featuring Edgar Bateman (d. 5/18/2010)

    If I Should Lose You

    Name: Walt Dickerson

    Name of CD: A Sense of Direction

    Composer: Robin; Rainger

    Track Label: Prestige New Jazz

    Notes: featuring Edgar Bateman (d. 5/18/2010)

    10:01PM

    Invitation

    Name: Hadley Caliman

    Name of CD: Gratitude

    Composer: B. Kaper

    Track Label: Origin

    Notes: Hadley Caliman (d. 9/8/2010)

    New Orleans

    Name: Carmell Jones

    Name of CD: Mosaic Select

    Composer: H. Carmichael

    Track Label: Mosaic/Pacific Jazz

    Notes: featuring Hadley Caliman

    Lush Life

    Name: Hadley Caliman

    Name of CD: Straight Ahead

    Composer: B. Strayhorn

    Track Label: Origin

    10:19PM

    Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen

    Name: Charlie Haden/Hank Jones

    Name of CD: Steal Away

    Composer: traditional

    Track Label: Verve

    The Song Is You

    Name: Charlie Parker

    Name of CD: Bird's Best Bop

    Composer: Hammerstein

    Track Label: Verve

    Notes: featuring Hank Jones

    Come Sunday

    Name: Frank Morgan

    Name of CD: You Must Believe in Spring

    Composer: D. Ellington

    Track Label: Antilles

    Notes: featuring Hank jones

    Bangoon

    Name: Cannonball Adderley

    Name of CD: Somethin' Else

    Composer: H. Jones

    Track Label: Blue Note

    Notes: featuring Hank Jones

    10:41PM

    People Will Say We're In Love

    Name: George Coleman

    Name of CD: I Could Write A Book

    Composer: Rodgers

    Track Label: Telarc

    Notes: featuring Jamil Nasser (d. 2/13/2010)

    Undecided

    Name: Red Garland

    Name of CD: High Pressure

    Composer: Shavers; Robin

    Track Label: Prestige

    Notes: featuring Jamil Nasser (d. 2/13/2010)

    10:54PM

    My Old Flame

    Name: Herb Ellis

    Name of CD: Ellis Meets Giuffre

    Track Label: Verve

    Notes: Herb Ellis (d. 3/28/2010)

    Alone Together

    Name: Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith

    Name of CD: Together!

    Composer: Deitz; Schwartz

    Track Label: Koch

    Soft Winds

    Name: Herb Ellis

    Name of CD: Nothing But The Blues

    Composer: B> Goodman

    Track Label: Verve

    11:10PM

    The World is Falling Down

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: The World is Falling Down

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    The Music is The Magic

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Devil's Got Your Tounge

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    Down Here Below

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Abbey Sings Abbey

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    11:31PM

    Bag's Groove

    Name: Oscar Peterson, Jr.

    Name of CD: Night Train

    Composer: M. Jackson

    Track Label: Verve

    Notes: featuring Ed Thigpen (d. 1/13/2010)

    Shufflin' Along

    Name: Ed Thigpen

    Name of CD: Young Men & Olds

    Composer: E. Thigpen

    Track Label: Timeless

    11:46PM

    Don't Blame Me

    Name: Hank Jones

    Name of CD: Live at WGBH

    Composer: McHugh; Fields

    Track Label: WGBH Recording

    Notes: Live Performance at WGBH 4/8/2005

    Lady Luck

    Name: Hank Jones

    Name of CD: Upon Reflection

    Composer: Thad Jones

    Track Label: Verve

    Catalog Number: 514898

    11:56PM

    Take The "A" Train

    Name: James Moody

    Name of CD: 4B

    Composer: D. Ellington

    Track Label: ipo Recordings


  4. Mark played a great set this summer at The Newport Jazz Festival with the band, Fly.

    He will be playing with Greg Osby's group next Saturday, September 25th at the culminating free outdoor concert of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival.

    Massachusetts and Columbus Avenues, Boston, at 12noon.


  5. Abbey celebrated her 80th birthday on Friday August 6th.

    I featured her music that night for four hours.

    Here is the playlist.

    I'm so glad I got to play her music, not as a memorial, but as a birthdy

    celebration. I would have played a memorial also, as so many others have:

    Jazz on WGBH with Steve Schwartz

    Aug 06, 2010

    8:00PM - 12:00AM

    ABBEY AT 80 (b. 8/6/1930)

    8:00PM

    The Music is The Magic

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Abbey Sings Abbey

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    8:09PM

    I Got Thunder (And It Rings)

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: The World is Falling Down

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do

    Name: Eric Dolphy

    Name of CD: Candid Dolphy

    Composer: Porter; Grainger

    Track Label: Candid

    Notes: featuring Abbey Lincoln

    Sophisticated Lady

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Painted Lady

    Composer: D. Ellington

    Track Label: ITM Records

    8:36PM

    Caged Bird

    Name: Steve Wilson

    Name of CD: Soulful Song

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: MaxJazz

    Notes: Featuring Rene Marie

    Throw It Away

    Name: Marc Cary

    Name of CD: Listen

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Arabesque

    Blue Monk

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Straight Ahead

    Composer: T. Monk; A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Candid

    8:43PM

    Tender is A Rose

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: THat's Him!

    Composer: P. Moore

    Track Label: Riverside

    I Must Have That Man

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: THat's Him!

    Composer: Fields; McHugh

    Track Label: Riverside

    Afro-Blue

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Abbey Is Blue

    Composer: Brown; Mann

    Track Label: Riverside

    Come Sunday

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Abbey Is Blue

    Composer: D. Ellington

    Track Label: Riverside

    I Am in Love

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: It's Magic

    Composer: C. Porter

    Track Label: Riverside

    Love

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: It's Magic

    Composer: Blane; MAtrin

    Track Label: Riverside

    9:24PM

    Not to Worry

    Name: Judi Silvano

    Name of CD: Women's Work

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: JSL Records

    Should've Been

    Name: Kelly Johnson

    Name of CD: Home

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Sapphire

    Bird Alone

    Name: Sheila Jordan

    Name of CD: Jazz Child

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: HighNote

    9:45PM

    Bird Alone

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: You Gotta Pay The Band

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    Notes: featuring Stan Getz

    Throw it Away

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: A Turtle's Dream

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    And It's Supposed to Be Love

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Wholly Earth

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    10:09PM

    Love Walked In

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Affair

    Composer: Gershwin

    Track Label: Capitol

    Crazy He Calls Me

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Affair

    Composer: Russell; Sigman

    Track Label: Capitol

    Warm Valley

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Affair

    Composer: D. Ellington

    Track Label: Capitol

    You Do Something To Me

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Affair

    Composer: C> Porter

    Track Label: Capitol

    Do Nothin 'till You Hear from Me

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Affair

    Composer: D. Ellington

    Track Label: Capitol

    Lonesome Cup of Coffee

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Affair

    Composer: B. Russell

    Track Label: Capitol

    10:28PM

    The World is Falling Down;

    Learning How to Listen; Being Me

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Abbey Sings Abbey

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    10:42PM

    Down Here Below

    Name: Jeffrey Smith

    Name of CD: Down Here Below

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    When I'm Called Home

    Name: Rodney Kendrick

    Name of CD: We Don't Die We Multiply

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    Throw It Away

    Name: Mili Bermejo; Dan Greenspan

    Name of CD: Duo

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: GM Recordings

    11:03PM

    Driva' Man

    Name: Max Roach

    Name of CD: We Insist-Freedom Now Suite

    Composer: Roach; Brown

    Track Label: Candid

    African Lady

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Straight Ahead

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Candid

    Lonesome Lover

    Name: Max Roach

    Name of CD: It's Time

    Composer: M. Roach; A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Impulse

    11:23PM

    Strange Fruit

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Abbey Sings Billie

    Composer: Allen

    Track Label: Enja

    You and Me Love

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: People in Me

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve

    Talking to The Sun

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: Talking to The Sun

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Enja

    Wholly Earth

    Name: Frank Morgan

    Name of CD: A Lovesome Thing

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Antilles

    Notes: featuring Abbey Lincoln

    The Nearness of You

    Name: Abbey Lincoln; Hank Jones

    Name of CD: When There is Love

    Composer: Washington; Carmichael

    Track Label: Verve

    11:54PM

    They Call it Jazz

    Name: Abbey Lincoln

    Name of CD: It's Me

    Composer: A. Lincoln

    Track Label: Verve


  6. From The Berkshire Eagle:

    Arnold Caplin

    1929-2009 PITTSFIELD Arnold Caplin of Pittsfield passed away Friday, December 25, 2009 at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center after a long illness.

    Arnie was born on May 8, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Isadore Caplin and Lillian Tanz Caplin.

    A veteran of the Korean War he served in the United States Army Band in Korea.

    A man of diverse interests, he had a life-long passion for drawing and painting as well as an early career as a professional jazz drummer. His creativity and interest in the arts led him into a long and distinguished career in the music recording industry as a record producer. As the founder of Biograph Records, Inc. in 1967, he produced over 250 recordings on LP and CD. He was an early proponent of preserving traditional American music including blues, jazz, ragtime and folk music. A major achievement of his was to revive and bring international attention to the works of Scott Joplin, who is now referred to as the "King of Ragtime." His dedication also led to the preservation of seminal works by artists such as George Gershwin and Benny Goodman, as well as blues artists such as Reverend Gary Davis and Son House. His efforts at championing American roots music had far reaching effects on many musicians during the 1960's and beyond. Many of his recordings have been honored with Grammy nominations and recognition from the United States Library of Congress.

    Arnie had a zest for life which brought joy and love to his family and friends.

    He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; his son, Robert and his wife, Allison, of Arlington, Mass., his son, Alan, of Somerville, Mass.; his sister, Joan and her husband, Harold Itzcovitz, of New York, N.Y.; sister, Joyce Dicker of Tucson, Ariz.; and his beloved grandchildren, Nicole and Alexander; as well as many nieces and nephews.

    FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service celebrating the life of the late Arnold Caplin will be held on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad Street, Pittsfield.


  7. Dick's Riverside date, "Most Likely" along with his Emarcy recording, "Music for Swinging" were reissued as a single CD by Fresh Sounds back in 2008. Recorded in 1956-1957.

    Catalog # FSR-CD-528. Great playing from Dick and Dave McKenna on the Riverside session.


  8. I also have a copy of this 2 disc set, thanks to our own Stereo Jack who gave it to me for a birthday present. A very long time ago. I've burned it onto CD and listen to it every now and then.

    Hawk insists that he was not born in St. Louis but on an ocean liner, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, while his parents were coming back from a European trip??? Has that ever been verified?


  9. Here is the playlist from my show on last Friday night.

    Couldn't fit everyone in but did my best.

    The list is always much too long:

    Jazz on WGBH with Steve Schwartz

    Dec 18, 2009

    8:00PM - 12:00AM

    FINAL BARS: JAZZ MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN 2009

    8:00:00PM

    As Time Goes By

    Name: David Fathead Newman

    Name of CD: The Blessing

    Composer: Hupfeld

    Track Label: HighNote

    Catalog Number: HCD7195

    8:00:00PM

    Stolen Moments/Israel

    Name: Eddie Higgins

    Name of CD: Haunted Heart

    Composer: O. Nelson/J. Carisi

    Track Label: Sunnyside

    Catalog Number: SSC10800

    Expoobident

    Name: Lee Morgan

    Name of CD: Expoobident

    Composer: Eddie Higgins

    Track Label: Vee-Jay

    Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins

    Catalog Number: NVJ2-901

    Wayning Moments

    Name: Wayne Shorter

    Name of CD: Wayning Moments

    Composer: Eddie Higgins

    Track Label: Vee-Jay/Koch

    Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins

    Catalog Number: KOCCD8549

    Moon Dreams

    Name: Meredith d'Ambrosio

    Name of CD: Beware of Spring!

    Composer: McGregor; Mercer

    Track Label: Sunnyside

    Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins

    Catalog Number: SSC1069

    8:34:40PM

    I Fall in Love Too Easily

    Name: Stacy Rowles

    Name of CD: Looking Back

    Composer: Styne

    Track Label: Delos

    Catalog Number: 4009

    Skane's Refrain

    Name: Rashied Ali

    Name of CD: Judgement Day

    Composer: Greg Murphy

    Track Label: Survival Records

    Catalog Number: SR122

    Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-lues-Are

    Name: Dick Katz

    Name of CD: The Line Forms Here

    Composer: T. Monk

    Track Label: Reservoir

    Catalog Number: RSR141

    8:45:28PM

    I'm Hip

    Name: Blossom Dearie

    Name of CD: The Diva Series

    Composer: Frishberg; Dorough

    Track Label: Verve

    Catalog Number: 440065

    All About Ronnie

    Name: Chris Conner

    Name of CD: Chris

    Composer: Greene

    Track Label: Bethleham

    Catalog Number: R275988

    What Is There To Say

    Name: Chris Conner

    Name of CD: Lullabys of Birdland

    Composer: Harburg; Duke

    Track Label: Bethleham

    Catalog Number: 70851

    It Amazes Me

    Name: Blossom Dearie

    Name of CD: The Diva Series

    Composer: C. Coleman; M. Leigh

    Track Label: Verve

    Catalog Number: 440065

    9:13:25PM

    Moment's Notice

    Name: George Russell

    Name of CD: At The Five Spot

    Composer: John Coltrane

    Track Label: Decca

    Notes: featuring Dave Young (d. 2/6/09)

    Catalog Number: 0881112287

    Concerto For Billy The Kid

    Name: George Russell

    Name of CD: Smalltet Jazz Workshop

    Composer: George Russell

    Track Label: RCA Bluebird

    Catalog Number: 6467

    Ezz-thetic

    Name: George Russell

    Name of CD: Ezz-thetics

    Composer: George Russell

    Track Label: Riverside

    Catalog Number: OJCCD070

    9:23:32PM

    If I Should Lose You

    Name: Buddy Montgomery

    Name of CD: The Mastersounds/Water's Edge

    Composer: Rainger; Robin

    Track Label: Fresh Sounds

    Catalog Number: 500

    Far Wes

    Name: Wes Montgomery

    Name of CD: Far Wes

    Composer: Wes Montgomery

    Track Label: Pacific Jazz

    Notes: featuring Buddy Montgomery

    Catalog Number: CDP 794475

    Invitation

    Name: Buddy Montgomery

    Name of CD: Here Again

    Composer: Kaper; Webster

    Track Label: Sharp 9

    Catalog Number: CD1008

    Since I Fell For You

    Name: Buddy Montgomery

    Name of CD: Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol 15

    Composer: Buddy Johnson

    Track Label: Concord

    Catalog Number: 4494

    9:53:22PM

    You Better Go Now

    Name: Charlie Mariano

    Name of CD: Deep in A Dream

    Composer: Graham; Reichner

    Track Label: Enja/Justin Time

    Catalog Number: 3302

    The Very Thought of you

    Name: Charlie Mariano

    Name of CD: Swingin' with Mariano

    Composer: Noble

    Track Label: Affinity

    Catalog Number: AFF767

    The Opener

    Name: Stan Kenton

    Name of CD: Kenton Showcase

    Composer: Bill Holman

    Track Label: Capitol

    Notes: featuring Charlie Mariano

    Catalog Number: 25244

    Children Steps

    Name: Charlie Mariano

    Name of CD: Savannah Samurai

    Composer: C. Mariano

    Track Label: Jazzline

    Catalog Number: JL1115

    10:31:00PM

    Four, Five, Six

    Name: Hank Crawford

    Name of CD: More Soul

    Composer: H. Crawford

    Track Label: 32 Jazz

    Notes: featuring Leroy 'Hog' Cooper

    Catalog Number: 32054

    Angel Eyes

    Name: Hank Crawford

    Name of CD: More Soul

    Composer: M. Dennis

    Track Label: 32 Jazz

    Notes: featuring Hank Crawford

    Catalog Number: 32054

    Sister Sadie

    Name: Hank Crawford

    Name of CD: More Soul

    Composer: Horace Silver

    Track Label: 32 Jazz

    Notes: featuring David "Fathead' Newman

    Catalog Number: 32054

    Misty

    Name: Hank Crawford

    Name of CD: More Soul

    Composer: E. garner

    Track Label: 32 Jazz

    Notes: featuring Hank Crawford

    Catalog Number: 32054

    10:58:21PM

    Brownie

    Name: Helen Merrill / Torri Zito

    Name of CD: Brownie

    Composer: T. Zito

    Track Label: Verve

    Catalog Number: 314522363

    Baby Ain't I Good To You

    Name: Helen Merrill / Stan Getz

    Name of CD: Just Friends

    Composer: Don Redman

    Track Label: Polygram

    Notes: featuring Torri Zito

    Catalog Number: 842007

    Wave

    Name: Helen Merrill

    Name of CD: Casa Forte

    Composer: Jobim

    Track Label: Gitanes

    Notes: featuring Torri Zito

    Catalog Number: 88482

    11:10:42PM

    Skin Deep

    Name: Duke Ellington

    Name of CD: Uptown

    Composer: L. Bellson

    Track Label: Columbia

    Notes: featuring Louis Bellson

    Catalog Number: 40836

    Cottontail

    Name: Louis Bellson

    Name of CD: \Prime Toime

    Composer: Duke Ellington

    Track Label: Concord

    Catalog Number: 4064

    It Don't Mean A Thing

    Name: Louis Bellson

    Name of CD: Jazz Orchestra

    Composer: Duke Ellington

    Track Label: Musicmasters

    Catalog Number: 60120

    11:33:35PM

    Emily

    Name: Bud Shank

    Name of CD: I Told You So

    Composer: J. Mandel

    Track Label: Candid

    Catalog Number: 79533

    Manteca

    Name: Bud Shank

    Name of CD: Fascinating Rhythms

    Composer: Gillespie; Fuller

    Track Label: Jazzed Media

    Catalog Number: 1045

    11:54:01PM

    Someone to Watch Over Me

    Name: David Fathead Newman

    Name of CD: The Blessing

    Composer: Gershwin

    Track Label: HighNote

    Catalog Number: 7195


  10. Jazz on WGBH with Steve Schwartz

    Dec 18, 2009

    8:00PM - 12:00AM

    FINAL BARS: JAZZ MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN 2009

    8:00:00PM

    As Time Goes By

    Name: David Fathead Newman

    Name of CD: The Blessing

    Composer: Hupfeld

    Track Label: HighNote

    Catalog Number: HCD7195

    8:00:00PM

    Stolen Moments/Israel

    Name: Eddie Higgins

    Name of CD: Haunted Heart

    Composer: O. Nelson/J. Carisi

    Track Label: Sunnyside

    Catalog Number: SSC10800

    Expoobident

    Name: Lee Morgan

    Name of CD: Expoobident

    Composer: Eddie Higgins

    Track Label: Vee-Jay

    Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins

    Catalog Number: NVJ2-901

    Wayning Moments

    Name: Wayne Shorter

    Name of CD: Wayning Moments

    Composer: Eddie Higgins

    Track Label: Vee-Jay/Koch

    Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins

    Catalog Number: KOCCD8549

    Moon Dreams

    Name: Meredith d'Ambrosio

    Name of CD: Beware of Spring!

    Composer: McGregor; Mercer

    Track Label: Sunnyside

    Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins

    Catalog Number: SSC1069

    8:34:40PM

    I Fall in Love Too Easily

    Name: Stacy Rowles

    Name of CD: Looking Back

    Composer: Styne

    Track Label: Delos

    Catalog Number: 4009

    Skane's Refrain

    Name: Rashied Ali

    Name of CD: Judgement Day

    Composer: Greg Murphy

    Track Label: Survival Records

    Catalog Number: SR122

    Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-lues-Are

    Name: Dick Katz

    Name of CD: The Line Forms Here

    Composer: T. Monk

    Track Label: Reservoir

    Catalog Number: RSR141

    8:45:28PM

    I'm Hip

    Name: Blossom Dearie

    Name of CD: The Diva Series

    Composer: Frishberg; Dorough

    Track Label: Verve

    Catalog Number: 440065

    All About Ronnie

    Name: Chris Conner

    Name of CD: Chris

    Composer: Greene

    Track Label: Bethleham

    Catalog Number: R275988

    What Is There To Say

    Name: Chris Conner

    Name of CD: Lullabys of Birdland

    Composer: Harburg; Duke

    Track Label: Bethleham

    Catalog Number: 70851

    It Amazes Me

    Name: Blossom Dearie

    Name of CD: The Diva Series

    Composer: C. Coleman; M. Leigh

    Track Label: Verve

    Catalog Number: 440065

    9:13:25PM

    Moment's Notice

    Name: George Russell

    Name of CD: At The Five Spot

    Composer: John Coltrane

    Track Label: Decca

    Notes: featuring Dave Young (d. 2/6/09)

    Catalog Number: 0881112287

    Concerto For Billy The Kid

    Name: George Russell

    Name of CD: Smalltet Jazz Workshop

    Composer: George Russell

    Track Label: RCA Bluebird

    Catalog Number: 6467

    Ezz-thetic

    Name: George Russell

    Name of CD: Ezz-thetics

    Composer: George Russell

    Track Label: Riverside

    Catalog Number: OJCCD070

    9:23:32PM

    If I Should Lose You

    Name: Buddy Montgomery

    Name of CD: The Mastersounds/Water's Edge

    Composer: Rainger; Robin

    Track Label: Fresh Sounds

    Catalog Number: 500

    Far Wes

    Name: Wes Montgomery

    Name of CD: Far Wes

    Composer: Wes Montgomery

    Track Label: Pacific Jazz

    Notes: featuring Buddy Montgomery

    Catalog Number: CDP 794475

    Invitation

    Name: Buddy Montgomery

    Name of CD: Here Again

    Composer: Kaper; Webster

    Track Label: Sharp 9

    Catalog Number: CD1008

    Since I Fell For You

    Name: Buddy Montgomery

    Name of CD: Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol 15

    Composer: Buddy Johnson

    Track Label: Concord

    Catalog Number: 4494

    9:53:22PM

    You Better Go Now

    Name: Charlie Mariano

    Name of CD: Deep in A Dream

    Composer: Graham; Reichner

    Track Label: Enja/Justin Time

    Catalog Number: 3302

    The Very Thought of you

    Name: Charlie Mariano

    Name of CD: Swingin' with Mariano

    Composer: Noble

    Track Label: Affinity

    Catalog Number: AFF767

    The Opener

    Name: Stan Kenton

    Name of CD: Kenton Showcase

    Composer: Bill Holman

    Track Label: Capitol

    Notes: featuring Charlie Mariano

    Catalog Number: 25244

    Children Steps

    Name: Charlie Mariano

    Name of CD: Savannah Samurai

    Composer: C. Mariano

    Track Label: Jazzline

    Catalog Number: JL1115

    10:31:00PM

    Four, Five, Six

    Name: Hank Crawford

    Name of CD: More Soul

    Composer: H. Crawford

    Track Label: 32 Jazz

    Notes: featuring Leroy 'Hog' Cooper

    Catalog Number: 32054

    Angel Eyes

    Name: Hank Crawford

    Name of CD: More Soul

    Composer: M. Dennis

    Track Label: 32 Jazz

    Notes: featuring Hank Crawford

    Catalog Number: 32054

    Sister Sadie

    Name: Hank Crawford

    Name of CD: More Soul

    Composer: Horace Silver

    Track Label: 32 Jazz

    Notes: featuring David "Fathead' Newman

    Catalog Number: 32054

    Misty

    Name: Hank Crawford

    Name of CD: More Soul

    Composer: E. garner

    Track Label: 32 Jazz

    Notes: featuring Hank Crawford

    Catalog Number: 32054

    10:58:21PM

    Brownie

    Name: Helen Merrill / Torri Zito

    Name of CD: Brownie

    Composer: T. Zito

    Track Label: Verve

    Catalog Number: 314522363

    Baby Ain't I Good To You

    Name: Helen Merrill / Stan Getz

    Name of CD: Just Friends

    Composer: Don Redman

    Track Label: Polygram

    Notes: featuring Torri Zito

    Catalog Number: 842007

    Wave

    Name: Helen Merrill

    Name of CD: Casa Forte

    Composer: Jobim

    Track Label: Gitanes

    Notes: featuring Torri Zito

    Catalog Number: 88482

    11:10:42PM

    Skin Deep

    Name: Duke Ellington

    Name of CD: Uptown

    Composer: L. Bellson

    Track Label: Columbia

    Notes: featuring Louis Bellson

    Catalog Number: 40836

    Cottontail

    Name: Louis Bellson

    Name of CD: \Prime Toime

    Composer: Duke Ellington

    Track Label: Concord

    Catalog Number: 4064

    It Don't Mean A Thing

    Name: Louis Bellson

    Name of CD: Jazz Orchestra

    Composer: Duke Ellington

    Track Label: Musicmasters

    Catalog Number: 60120

    11:33:35PM

    Emily

    Name: Bud Shank

    Name of CD: I Told You So

    Composer: J. Mandel

    Track Label: Candid

    Catalog Number: 79533

    Manteca

    Name: Bud Shank

    Name of CD: Fascinating Rhythms

    Composer: Gillespie; Fuller

    Track Label: Jazzed Media

    Catalog Number: 1045

    11:54:01PM

    Someone to Watch Over Me

    Name: David Fathead Newman

    Name of CD: The Blessing

    Composer: Gershwin

    Track Label: HighNote

    Catalog Number: 7195


  11. One of my fondest musical memories was the time I went to see Barry in New York at The Angry Squire, a club on Seventh Ave and 23rd Street.

    The music was fabulous. Both sets. After the music was over, as we were all walking out I became aware of the woman in front of me, heading for the door. Short in stature, with long dark hair flowing over her shoulders and a mink coat that touched the floor.

    The front door opened and there was a silver Bentley double parked in front of the club with the rear door open. As she climbed into the back seat and the driver closed the door and pulled away I realized that I had been walking out behind The Baroness, Pannonica!


  12. Does anyone have any current biographical info on Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson.

    I think I remember hearing that he had some health issues. I'm not sure how far in the past that was.

    Just curious,

    Thanks,


  13. Here's the playlist of my 4 hour Brownie tribute lastnight on

    WGBH Jazz from Studio 4 Oct 30, 2009

    8:00PM - 12:00AM

    WE REMEMBER CLIFFORD: Clifford Brown (b. 10/30/1930)

    8:00:00PM

    Wadin'

    Name: THEME: Horace Parlan

    Name of CD: Speakin' My Piece

    Composer:H. Parlan

    Track Label: Blue Note

    8:08:26PM

    Easy Living

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: Clifford Brown Memorial Album

    Composer:Robin; Rainger

    Track Label: Blue Note

    Come Rain or Come Shine

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: The Clifford Brown Quartet in Paris

    Composer:Arlan; Mercer

    Track Label: Prestige

    Cherokee

    Name: Clifford Brown and Max Roach

    Name of CD: Study in Brown

    Composer:Ray Noble

    Track Label: Emarcy

    8:22:13PM

    Split Kick

    Name: Art Blakey

    Name of CD: A Night At Birdland

    Composer:Horace Silver

    Track Label: Blue Note

    Notes: featuring Clifford Brown

    Once In A While

    Name: Art Blakey

    Name of CD: A Night At Birdland

    Composer:B. Green; M. Edwards

    Track Label: Blue Note

    Notes: featuring Clifford Brown

    Joy Spring

    Name: Tierney Sutton

    Name of CD: Unsung Heroes

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: Telarc

    8:43:09PM

    Brownie a la Mode

    Name: Nicholas Payton

    Name of CD: Payton's Place

    Composer:N. Payton

    Track Label: Verve

    Notes: featuring Wynton Marsalis

    A Gerkin for Perkin

    Name: James Spaulding

    Name of CD: Blues Nexus

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: Muse

    I Remember Clifford

    Name: Mark Murphy

    Name of CD: Jazz Standards

    Composer:Benny Golson

    Track Label: 32 Jazz

    9:00:29PM

    I Get A Kick Out of you

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: Brown and Roach Incorporated

    Composer:Cole Porter

    Track Label: Emarcy

    I Can't Get Started

    Name: Max Roach and Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: In Concert

    Composer:Duke; Gershwin

    Track Label: GNP Cresendo

    Clifford's Axe

    Name: Max Roach and Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: In Concert

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: GNP Cresendo

    9:23:13PM

    Bellarosa

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: Memorial Album

    Composer:Elmo Hope

    Track Label: Blue Note

    Brownie Speaks

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: Memorial Album

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: Blue Note

    De-Dah

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: Memorial Album

    Composer:Elmo Hope

    Track Label: Blue Note

    9:38:10PM

    No More

    Name: Dinah Washington

    Name of CD: Dinah Jams

    Composer:B. Russell

    Track Label: Emarcy

    Notes: featuring Clifford Brown

    I've Got You Under My Skin

    Name: Dinah Washington

    Name of CD: The Definitive Clifford Brown

    Composer:Cole Porter

    Track Label: Verve

    Notes: featuring Clifford Brown

    I Remember Clifford

    Name: Dinah Washington

    Name of CD: Compact Jazz

    Composer:Benny Golson

    Track Label: Mercury

    Sandu

    Name: James Carter

    Name of CD: Jurrasic Classics

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: DIW/Columbia

    10:02:20PM

    Minority

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: Clifford Brown Sextet in Paris

    Composer:Gigi Gryce

    Track Label: Prestige

    I Cover The Waterfront

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: Clifford Brown Sextet in Paris

    Composer:Green; Heyman

    Track Label: Prestige

    All Weird

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: Clifford Brown big Band in Paris

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: Prestige

    Keeping Up With Jonesy

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: Clifford Brown Big Band in Paris

    Composer:Quincy Jones

    Track Label: Prestige

    Larue

    Name: Curtis Counce

    Name of CD: Carl's Blues

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: Contemporary

    10:34:05PM

    Yours

    Name: Helen Merrill

    Name of CD: Brownie

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: Verve

    Don't Explain

    Name: Helen Merrill

    Name of CD: Helen Merrill

    Composer:Holiday; Herzog

    Track Label: Emarcy

    Notes: featuring Clifford Brown

    Falling in Love With Love

    Name: Helen Merrill

    Name of CD: Helen Merrill

    Composer:Rodgers; Hart

    Track Label: Emarcy

    Notes: featuring Clifford Brown

    Brownie

    Name: Helen Merrill

    Name of CD: Brownie

    Composer:Torri Zito

    Track Label: Verve

    10:58:36PM

    Minor Mood

    Name: Russell Gunn

    Name of CD: Blue on the D.L.

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: HighNote

    Daahoud

    Name: Clifford Brown/Max Roach

    Name of CD: Clifford Brown/Max Roach

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: Emarcy

    Joy Spring

    Name: Clifford Brown/Max Roach

    Name of CD: Clifford Brown/Max Roach

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: Emarcy

    11:20:41PM

    I Remember Clifford

    Name: Dizzy Gillespie

    Name of CD: Birks Works Big Band Sessions

    Composer:Clifford Brown

    Track Label: Verve

    Notes: featuring 19 year old Lee Morgan

    Brown Immortal

    Name: Benny Golson

    Name of CD: Remembering Clifford

    Composer:Benny Golson

    Track Label: Milestone

    Brownie's Eyes

    Name: Harold Mabern

    Name of CD: A Season of Ballads

    Composer:Quincy Jones

    Track Label: Space Time Records

    I Remember Clifford

    Name: Carmen McRae

    Name of CD: The Millenium Collection

    Composer:Benny Golson

    Track Label: 20th Century

    11:41:37PM

    He's My Guy

    Name: Sarah Vaughan

    Name of CD: The Divine Miss V.

    Composer:Weill; Anderson

    Track Label: Jazz World

    Notes: featuring Clifford Brown

    Pent Up House

    Name: Sonny Rollins

    Name of CD: The Complete Predtige Recordings

    Composer:Sonny Rollins

    Track Label: Prestige

    11:56PM

    Donna Lee

    Name: Clifford Brown

    Name of CD: The Beginnig and The End

    Composer:Charlie Parker

    Track Label: Columbia

    Notes: Recorded on the eve of Brownie's death


  14. Randy will be playing a solo concert in tribute to Thelonious Monk a week from Monday, October 12th, at The Somerville theater in Somerville, MA (next door to Cambridge).

    I am very honored to have been asked to introduce him that night.


  15. As part of my "Jazz in The Classroom" feature for the month of September, saxophonist Bill Pierce will be my co-host this Friday night, September 4th from 8p-midnight.

    Bill will be playing music from his list of essential tenor players. Also, some his own personal favorites, some up and comers and I'll fill things out with some of Bill's own recordings including some music recorded by WGBH and only available on 89.7 especially a beautful duet with he and the late pianist James Williams from Scullers Jazz Club, 2000, in Boston.

    In coming weeks I'll be doing the same with drummer Yoron Isreal, vocalist Lisa Thorson and trumpeter Jason Palmer.


  16. Happy Birthday, Hank!

    Another Detroiter celebrates his 78th birthday today. Kenny Burrell.

    They will both be featured tonight on my radio show.

    Tune in or log on from 8p-midnight

    www.wgbh.org

    Click on LISTEN

    Click on Listen Live

    Enjoy!


  17. A decade ago George was presented a "Jazz Achievement Award" by

    The New England Foundation for The Arts. As a part of that award,

    I got to co-produce a half hour radio documentary about him.

    It's all George, talking about his life and career in music and samples

    of the music he is talking about.

    A fascinating first person account of a brilliant career.

    The program is available on the WGBH website. Simply go to:

    www.wgbh.org/jazz

    Look for the photo of Yusef Lateef (another recipient of that same Award).

    Scroll down until you see George's picture.

    Enjoy listening.

    Thank you George!