BillF

What radio are you listening to right now?

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Came across this by accident yesterday and heard some great Eckstein, Thornhill and Gillespie tracks. This interpretation of "Composer of the Week" will get the old guard turning in their graves!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nt27k

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Listening again to "Composer of the Week"'s big band history. In this final programme we heard Oliver Nelson, Thad Jones, John Dankworth, Bob Brookmeyer and Maria Schneider.

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Jazz Record Requests London Jazz Festival edition.

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Jazz Record Requests

Some great selections so far!

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And an extra 15 minutes!

Would like to hear a bit more post 1960!

Edited by A Lark Ascending

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Late with JRR this week.

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Jazz Record Requests

But where's the playlist? Rubbish website!

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Jazz Record Requests

But where's the playlist? Rubbish website!

The BBC varies on this - sometimes it's up straight away, sometimes later. Especially annoying on BBC 4's 'Something Understood', a 30 minute religion/philosophy programme made up of someone's thoughts, readings and the most bizarre mixture of music. I'm always hearing something I want to track down but then have to wait a day until the playlist appears.

I must admit I don't look at the JRR list until after a track has been played - I like to be surprised.

Really enjoying the 'Basra' version of 'Lazy Afternoon' at present. Must play that disc again.

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Jazz Record Requests - January 5th

A 'Tribute to John Cage' edition.

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Geoffrey Smith's Jazz: Eric Dolphy

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"Best Historical Releases of 2012" on Night Lights from WFIU

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Moi aussi (as one of his teachers might have said)

'The Way You Look Tonight' from 1953

First heard it on JRR in 1977 - one of the first proper 'jazz' pieces to catch my ear.

Bought it on this bizarre twofer putting two of the college albums together:

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One of the first pieces where I found myself following the variations of the soloist (Desmond - even then I tended to woolgather once Dave himself started).

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Great programme this evening - really liked the Desmond/Mulligan and Davern/Wellstood tracks; also that semi-Flamenco version of Song for My Father!

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Geoffrey Smith's Jazz: Charles Mingus

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"The Randy Weston Songbook" on Night Lights from WFIU

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Geoffrey Smith's Jazz: Lionel Hampton

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