Primetime Jazz – 13th Jan 2016 Feat. Duke Ellington


The Wednesday editions of Primetime Jazz on Radio Adelaide have the theme “Big Band & Swing”. I have been presenting the Wednesday show since August 2015 and have finally found a format that I enjoy and seems to appeal to the listeners who take the time to contact me during the show. Tonight’s show features a 1947 track by Duke Ellington.

I like to delve back into the LP and CD collection I have, track down artists unfamiliar to me and present in a chronological order – oldest to newest. For this show I played a few more “newer” releases in the Big Band genre and to my delight did not recieve any negative feedback.

The show can be heard again on the Radio Adelaide website via the “Listen Again” feature.

The Playlist

  1. Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra – I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (1938 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart Decca Records)
  2. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – Let’s Dance (1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Columbia)
  3. Artie Shaw and His Orchestra – Serenade to a Savage (1940 Serenade to a Savage His Master’s Voice)
  4. Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra – Skyliner (1940 Dance Bash Verve Records)
  5. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra – Pennsylvania 65000 (1940 Pennsylvania 65000 RCA Bluebird Records)
  6. Woody Herman and His Orchestra – Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar (1944 Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar Decca Records)
  7. Coleman Hawkins Quintet – Night And Day (1944 The Complete Keynote Collection Verve Records)
  8. Harry James and His Orchestra – Record Session (1947 Harry James Dance Parade Columbia Records)
  9. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – 9:20 Special (1947 22 Original Big Band Recordings Victor Records)
  10. Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra – Opus One (1955 This Is Tommy Dorsey RCA Victor)
  11. The Woody Herman Big Band – Stomping at the Savoy (1963 Hey Heard The Herd Verve Records)
  12. Bill Harris And His Orchestra – Blackstrap (1950 Bill Not Phil Clef Records)
  13. The Louie Bellson Quintet ‎feat Zoot Sims – Charlie’s Blues (1990 Louis Bellson Norgran Records)
  14. Mark Murphy – Send For Me (1960 Mark Murphy’s Hip Parade Capitol Records)
  15. Ralph Burns Among The JATPs – Introspection (1965 Kings of Swing Vol II Verve Records)
  16. Joe Castro – Jeannie’s Waltz (2015 Lush Life (Disc 5) Reflection Sunnyside Records)
  17. Stan Getz – Handful of Stars (1965 The Melodic Stan Getz Metro Records)
  18. Joe Castro – All of Me (2015 Lush Life (Disc 2) Falcon Blues Sunnyside Records)
  19. Gene Krupa and His Orchestra – That Drummer’s Band (1966 That Drummer’s Band VSP Italy)
  20. Oscar Peterson  – O.P. (1994 Swingin Brass Verve Records)
  21. Joe Castro – Tea for Two (2015 Lush Life (Disc 2) Falcon Blues Sunnyside Records)
  22. Umo Jazz Orchestra with Michael Brecker – Never Alone (1995 Live in Helsinki 1995 Random Act Records)
  23. Charles Tolliver Big Band – With Love (2006 With Love Blue Note Records)
  24. Alan Broadbent & The NDR Big Band – Sonny’s Step (2014 America the Beautiful Jan Mathias Records)
  25. Frank Lacy & The Mingus Big Band – Dry Cleaner from Des Moines (2015 Mingus Sings Swing Sunnyside Records)
  26. Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones – Band of Bones Blues (2015 Stomp! Band of Bones Productions)
  27. Adelaide University Big Band – Theme & Variations (1994 Live in Adelaide)

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