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Jimmy Van Heusen

01/26/10 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthday of songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen who wrote music to songs including Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Deep In Dream, Darn That Dream, Imagination and many others popular with jazz musicians over the years.

Playlist

9:00pm

Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Artist Name: Sarah Vaughan
Composer: Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Soloists: Sarah Vaughan-Vocals ; John Malachi-Piano
CD/Album: Swingin' Easy
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy 314 514 072-2
Release Year: 1954
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:03pm

It Could Happen To You
Artist Name: Joanne Brackeen
Composer: Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Soloists: Joanne Brackeen-Piano
CD/Album: Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume 1
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4409
Release Year: 1990
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:08pm

Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
Artist Name: John Coltrane Quartet
Composer: Jimmy Van Heusen-Phil Silvers
Soloists: John Coltrane-Tenor Sax ; McCoy Tyner-Piano ; Jimmy Garrison-Bass ; Elvin Jones-Drums
CD/Album: Ballads
Record co./Cat #: Impulse! 5885
Release Year: 1962
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:11pm

Deep In A Dream
Artist Name: Sonny Clark
Composer: Jimmy Van Heusen-E. De Lange
Soloists: Sonny Clark-Piano ; Ike Quebec-Tenor Sax ; Butch Warren-Bass ; Billy Higgins-Drums
CD/Album: Leapin' And Lopin'
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 84091-2
Release Year: 1961
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:17pm

(Love Is) The Tender Trap
Artist Name: Frank Sinatra
Composer: S. Cahn-J. Van Heusen
Soloists: Frank Sinatra-Vocals ; Nelson Riddle And Orchestra
CD/Album: The Capitol Collector's Series
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 7 921602
Release Year: 1956
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:23pm

Darn That Dream
Artist Name: Dave McKenna
Composer: Eddie De Lange-Jimmy Van Heusen
Soloists: Dave McKenna-Piano
CD/Album: Shadows 'N' Dreams
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4467
Release Year: 1991
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:28pm

Swingin' On A Star
Artist Name: Peggy Lee with The Dave Barbour Four
Composer: Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Soloists: Peggy Lee-Vocals ; Dave Barbour-Guitar ; George Van Eps-Guitar
CD/Album: The Complete Peggy Lee & June Christy Capitol Transcription Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 5-184
Release Year: 1949
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:31pm

I May Be Wrong
Artist Name: Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker
Composer: DeLange-Van Heusen
Soloists: Gerry Mulligan-Baritone Sax ; Chet Baker-Trumpet
CD/Album: The Complete Pacific Jazz And Capitol Recordings Of The Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet And Tentette With Chet Baker
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 3-102
Release Year: 1953
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:34pm

Oh! You Crazy Moon
Artist Name: Peggy Lee with The Dave Barbour Four
Composer: Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Soloists: Peggy Lee-Vocals ; Dave Barbour-Guitar ; George Van Eps-Guitar
CD/Album: The Complete Peggy Lee & June Christy Capitol Transcription Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 5-184
Release Year: 1949
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:36pm

Deep In A Dream
Artist Name: Chet Baker
Composer: Jimmy Van Heusen-E. De Lange
Soloists: Chet Baker-Trumpet & Vocals
CD/Album: Deep In A Dream
Record co./Cat #: Pacific Jazz 35937 2
Release Year: 1959
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Van Heusen 1.26.1913
 

9:43pm

'Round Midnight
Artist Name: Jaki Byard
Composer: Thelonious Monk
Soloists: Jaki Byard-Piano
CD/Album: ART-I-Facts
Record co./Cat #: New England Conservatory 2009-40
Release Year: 2009
Note: New
 

9:48pm

Softly As In A Morning Contemplation
Artist Name: Tobias Gebb & Unit 7
Composer: S. Romberg
Soloists: Tobias Gebb-Drums ; Bobby Watson-Alto Sax ; Stacy Dillard-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Free At Last
Record co./Cat #: Yummy House Records 29062
Release Year: 2009
Note: New
 

9:54pm

It's Easy To Remember
Artist Name: Kurt Elling
Composer: Rodgers & Hart
Soloists: Kurt Elling-Vocals
CD/Album: Dedicated To You
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 31314-2
Release Year: 2009
Note: New
 

10:01pm

Expansion
Artist Name: Pat Metheny
Composer: Pat Metheny
Soloists: Pat Metheny-Guitar, Orchestrionics
CD/Album: Orchestrion
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 516668-2
Release Year: 2010
Note: New
 

10:10pm

Tabla Rasa: Tintal Tintal Deo
Artist Name: Arturo O' Farrill
Composer: Arturo O' Farrill
Soloists: Arturo O' Farrill-Piano ; Badal Roy-Tablas
CD/Album: Risa Negra
Record co./Cat #: Zoho Music 200910
Release Year: 2009
Note: New
 

10:22pm

The Waltz You Swang For Me
Artist Name: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Composer: Thad Jones
Soloists: Jason Jackson-Trombone ; Billy Drewes-Soprano Sax
CD/Album: Monday Night Live At The Village Vanguard
Record co./Cat #: Planet Arts 105084
Release Year: 2008
Note: In Concert: 1.28.10-7p HOP Hanover, NH; 1.29.10-8p Flynn. Burlington, VT
 

10:28pm

Lagos Blues
Artist Name: Antonio Ciacca Quintet with Steve Grossman
Composer: Antonio Ciacca
Soloists: Antonio Ciacca-Piano ; Steve Grossman-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Lagos Blues
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 32
Release Year: 2009
Note: New
 

10:36pm

Tin Tin Deo
Artist Name: Oscar Peterson
Composer: Chano Pozo
Soloists: Oscar Peterson-Piano ; Ray Brown-Bass ; Ed Thigpen-Drums
CD/Album: Exclusively For My Friends
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 513 830-2
Release Year: 1964
Note: Listener Request - R.I.P. Ed Thigpen 1.13.2010
 

10:40pm

N' Awlins Greens
Artist Name: U. O. Project
Composer: Ulysses Owens, Jr.
Soloists: Ulysses Owens, Jr.-Drums
CD/Album: It's Time For U
Record co./Cat #: www.usojazzy.com
Release Year: 2010
Note: New
 

10:50pm

Peace For The Moment
Artist Name: Gerald Clayton
Composer: Gerald Clayton
Soloists: Gerald Clayton-Piano ; Joe Sanders-Bass ; Justin Brown-Drums
CD/Album: Two-Shade
Record co./Cat #: ArtistShare 0088
Release Year: 2009
Note: New
 
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