BIG January Birthday Salutes!
January 31, 2020
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; 110th for
; 100th for vocalist
; 90th for saxophonist
. And special birthday greetings to bassist
, still with us, at 80! Along the way we celebrate
. Finally, my annual tribute to WRVR's Ed Beach [his theme songs by
], who set me straight (or as straight as possible) many years ago. You know, Mr. Beach doesn't even have a Wikipedia page; that's criminal! Enjoy the show.
Playlist (Betty Roché) "Take the 'A' Train" from Duke Ellington Ellington Uptown (Columbia) 00:00 Betty Roché "September Song" from Singin' and Swingin' (Prestige) 08:05 Betty Roché "A Foggy Day" from Singin' and Swingin' (Prestige) 10:51 Jimmy Forrest "Dexter's Deck" from Forrest Fire (Prestige) 14:26 Jimmy Forrest "Night Train" from 45 rpm single (United Artists) 21:51 Joe Pass "Walking Up" from Catch Me (Pacific Jazz) 24:37 Jack Nimitz "Tis Autumn" from Confirmation (Fresh Sound) 28:54 Kenny Wheeler "One Two Three" from What Now? (CAM Jazz) 33:25 Kenny Wheeler "Going for Baroque" from A Long Time Ago (ECM) 41:59 Kenny Wheeler "Angel Song" from Angel Song (ECM) 45:27 Buddy Montgomery "This Rather Than That" from This Rather Than That (Impulse!) 52:58 Wes Montgomery (Ed Beach) "So Do It" from Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside) 57:43 Duke Ellington (Juan Tizol) "Pyramid" from Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (Mosaic) 1:03:51 (Juan Tizol) "Caravan" from Barney Bigard Duke Ellington: The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion And Okeh Small Group Sessions (Mosaic) 1:07:33 Wilbur De Paris "Wrought Iron Rag" from Wilbur De Paris at Symphony Hall (Atlantic) 1:10:33 J.J. Johnson "Bird Song" from Dial JJ5 (Columbia) 1:17:16 Django Reinhardt "In the Still of the Night " from Complete Django HMV Sessions 1936-48 (Mosaic) 1:22:56 Django Reinhardt "Swing Guitars" from Complete Django HMV Sessions 1936-48 (Mosaic) 1:26:52 Eberhard Weber "No Motion Picture" from The Colours of Chloë (ECM) 1:29:59 Wes Montgomery (Ed Beach) "D Natural Blues" from Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside) 1:49:19
BIG, I mean BIG January birthday salutes on Gifts & Messages this week: 120th birth anniversary for trombonists