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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Top Ten Lost Yardbird Collaborations

  1. Blues for Alice, w. Ralph Kramden
  2. Yardbird Suite, w. Conrad Hilton
  3. Scrapple from the Apple, w. Martha Stewart
  4. Confirmation, w. Rabbi Howie Shulman
  5. Co-Co, w. Karl Lagerfeld
  6. Quasimodo w. Lon Chaney
  7. Orgonology, with Wilhelm Reich
  8. Klactoveesedstene-w. Monsanto
  9. Now's the Thyme, w. Simon and Garfunkel
  10. Bloomdido, w. James Joyce

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ellington's Early Trumpets

Featuring: Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins, Cootie Williams, Jabbo Smith (for one session).
Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour, Thursday, September 12, 2013. Here's the program.


The Washingtonians "Choo Choo" from "Choo Choo"  1924  on Blu DIsc 

Duke Ellington and His Kentucky Club Orchestra "Birmingham Breakdown" 1926) on Vocalion 

Duke Ellington and His Kentucky Club Orchestra "East St. Louis Toodle-On" 1927) on Brunswick 

The Washingtonians "Black Beauty" from "Black Beauty" 1928 on Brunswick 

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra "Yellow Dog Blues" 1928 on Brunswick 

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra "The Mooche" from "The Mooche" 1928 on Okeh 

Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orch. "No Papa No" 1928 on Victor 

The Jungle Band "Doin' the Voom Voom" 1929 on Brunswick 

The Washingtonians "Saratoga Swing" 1929 on Cameo 

Harlem Hot Chocolates "Sing, You Sinners!" 930 on Durium 

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra "Black and Tan Fantasy" 1927 on Okeh 

The Jungle Band "Rockin' in Rhythm" 1931 on Brunswick 

Harlem Footwarmers "Mood Indigo" 1930 on Okeh 

Bing Crosby With Duke Ellington Orchestra "St. Louis blues" 1932 on ARC

Duke Ellington And His (Cotton Club) Orchestra "Echoes of the Jungle" 1931 on RCA Victor 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Some Other Trumpets

Idrees Sulieman
I hadn't noticed it while I planned this week's Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour, but as I ran the show it became clearer and clearer that many of the trumpet players whose music I was claiming was under-rated were ex-patriots. More on this in a future post.

Here's the program.

Joe Newman “"Tarter Pie” from Locking Horns (Fresh Sounds 1957)

Sean Jones “Blues for Matt B” from Swingin' (Mack Avenue 2006)

Idrees Sulieman “If I only Knew” from Groovin' (Steeplechase 1989)

Oscar Brashear “Old Man Jazz” from Swingin' (Mack Avenue 2006)

Benny Bailey “Peruvian Nights” from For Heaven's Sake (Hot House 1989)

Claudio Roditi “Rio” from On the Run (Cexton 1993)

Jon Eardley “Hey There” from From Hollywood to NY (Blue Note 1955)

Louis Smith “Fats” from Prancin' (Steeplechase 1979)

Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour, Thursday 6 PM, WZBC 90.3, streaming on WZBC.ORG