Johnson Rag (Guy Hall, Henry Kleinkauf) This jazz instrumental standard first made the Top 20 in 1917 – and repeated the feat in 1940, this time with a vocal part. Johnson Rag had become a [More]
Stride Right is an album by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges and pianist/organist Earl “Fatha” Hines featuring performances recorded in 1966 and released on the Verve label. Track listing: A1 Caution Blues (Blues In 3rds) [More]
“Jam Session” is the only album I’ve heard that presents Charlie Parker in familiar company with room to stretch out and with microphones capable of capturing the moment with the versimilitude expected by today’s listeners. [More]
Track listing: 1 Brother John’s Blues 5:00 2 Nancy (With The Laughing Face) 4:25 3 Duke’s In Bed 2:59 4 What’s I’m Gotchere 4:36 5 My Romance 4:45 6 Days Of Wine And Roses 4:21 [More]
“In a Mellow Tone“, also known as “In a Mellotone”, is a 1939 jazz standard composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Milt Gabler. The song was based on the 1917 standard “Rose Room” [More]
Track listing: A1 Tenderly 0:00 A2 Tepee 7:14 A3 ‘S Wonderful 12:29 A4 Hippdeebip 18:50 B1 Krupa’s Wail 23:08 B2 Strike Up The Band 29:49 B3 Undecided 32:46 B4 Gene’s Bass Blues 41:59 Personnel: John [More]
“Moten Swing” (originally “Moten’s Swing”) is a 1932 jazz standard by Bennie Moten and his Kansas City Orchestra. It was an important jazz standard in the move towards a freer form of orchestral jazz and [More]
Track listing: A1 Ko-Ko 0:00 A2 Wail For The Cat 5:00 A3 Tap Step 12:06 B1 Hamp & Dex 20:00 B2 Dr. Lambchop 25:49 B3 Heavy Hearted Blues 33:22 Personnel: Bass – Bob Seravia, Gary [More]
“All the Things You Are” is a song composed by Jerome Kern with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II. The song was written for the musical Very Warm for May (1939). Personnel: Artie Shaw and [More]
“Recorded at the Roundtable nightclub in New York City on July 1, 1959, this performance marked the beginning of a new, penultimate phase of Jack Teagarden’s recording career. His Capitol Records contract having ended the [More]