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Pee Wee Russell, Ben Webster, Sarah Vaughan

03/27/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight we celebrate the birthdays of three jazz giants: clarinet player Pee Wee Russell, with his unique sound and a reach from Dixieland to Monk; the master of the tenor sax Ben Webster, with his rich throaty sound and vocalist extraordinare Sarah Vaughan.

Playlist

9:00pm

Jambolero
Artist Name: The Yockamo All-Stars
Composer: Glenn Patscha
Soloists: Herlin Riley-Drums ; Walter Payton-Bass ; Glenn Patscha-Piano, Hammond B3 organ ; Reggie Houston-Baritone Sax ; Clarence Johnson III-Tenor Sax ; Craig Klein-Trombone
CD/Album: Dew Drop Out
Record co./Cat #: Hannibal 1422
Release Year: 1998
 

9:07pm

Time's Gettin' Tougher Than Tough
Artist Name: Jimmy Witherspoon
Composer: Jimmy Witherspoon
Soloists: Jimmy Witherspoon-Vocals ; Ben Webster-Tenor Sax ; Jimmy Rowles-Piano
CD/Album: The 'Spoon Concerts
Record co./Cat #: Fantasy 24701-2
Release Year: 1959
Note: Birthday: Ben Webster 3.27.1909
 

9:10pm

Cryin' All Day
Artist Name: Bix Beiderbecke
Composer: F. Trumbauer, C. Morehouse
Soloists: Bix Beiderbecke-Cornet ; Pee Wee Russell-Clarinet
CD/Album: Volume 2 - At The Jazz Band Ball
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 46175
Release Year: 1927
Note: Birthday: Pee Wee Russell 3.27.1906
 

9:13pm

The Very Thought Of You
Artist Name: Pee Wee Russell
Composer: Ray Noble
Soloists: Pee Wee Russell-Clarinet ; Tommy Flanagan-Piano
CD/Album: Swingville - Original Jazz Classics Sampler
Record co./Cat #: Swingville 3709-2
Release Year: 1960
Note: Birthday: Pee Wee Russell 3.27.1906
 

9:18pm

Love Songs Of The Nile
Artist Name: Billie & De De Pierce
Composer: N.H. Brown, A. Freed
Soloists: De De Pierce-Trumpet ; Billie Pierce-Piano
CD/Album: The Atlantic New Orleans Jazz Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 4-179
Release Year: 1962
 

9:23pm

Turnaround
Artist Name: Pee Wee Russell Quartet with Marshall Brown
Composer: Ornette Coleman
Soloists: Pee Wee Russell-Clarinet ; Marshall Brown-Valve Trombone
CD/Album: Ask Me Now!
Record co./Cat #: Verve 024 755 742-2
Release Year: 1963
Note: Birthday: Pee Wee Russell 3.27.1906
 

9:27pm

Better Go
Artist Name: Ben Webster & Harry "Sweets" Edison
Composer: Ben Webster
Soloists: Ben Webster-Tenor Sax ; Harry "Sweets" Edison-Trumpet ; Hank Jones-Piano
CD/Album: Ben And Sweets
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 40853
Release Year: 1962
Note: Birthday: Ben Webster 3.27.1909
 

9:36pm

Cotton Tail
Artist Name: Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Ben Webster-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: The Essential Duke Ellington
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 89281
Release Year: 1940
Note: Birthday: Ben Webster 3.27.1909
 

9:41pm

Two Different Worlds
Artist Name: Sonny Rollins
Composer: Albert Frisch, Wayne
Soloists: Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Earl Coleman-Vocals ; Kenny Drew-Piano
CD/Album: The Complete Prestige Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 7-4407-2
Release Year: 1956
Note: Birthday: Albert Frisch 3.27.1916
 

9:52pm

Seven-Ay Pocky Way
Artist Name: Jason Marsalis
Composer: Jason Marsalis
Soloists: Jason Marsalis-Drums
CD/Album: Music In Motion
Record co./Cat #: Basin Street Records 0302-2
Release Year: 2000
 

9:57pm

Black Minute Waltz
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: Chopin
James Booker
Soloists: James Booker- Piano
CD/Album: Junco Partner
Record co./Cat #: Hannibal 1359
Release Year: 1976
 

10:00pm

Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Artist Name: Sarah Vaughan
Composer: Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Soloists: Sarah Vaughan-Vocals ; Roy Haynes-Drums
CD/Album: Swingin' Easy
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy 314 514 072-2
Release Year: 1954
Note: Birthday: Sarah Vaughan 3.27.1924
 

10:03pm

Soulville
Artist Name: The Ben Webster Quintet
Composer: Ben Webster
Soloists: Ben Webster-Tenor Sax ; Oscar Peterson-Piano
CD/Album: Soulville
Record co./Cat #: Verve 833 551-2
Release Year: 1957
Note: Birthday: Ben Webster 3.27.1909
 

10:11pm

Blue Monk
Artist Name: Thelonious Monk
Composer: Thelonious Monk
Soloists: Thelonious Monk-Piano ; Pee Wee Russell-Clarinet
CD/Album: At Newport 1963 & 1965
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 63905
Release Year: 1963
Note: Birthday: Pee Wee Russell 3.27.1906
 

10:23pm

Stardust
Artist Name: Ben Webster
Composer: Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
Soloists: Ben Webster-Tenor Sax ; Jimmy Rowles-Piano
CD/Album: At The Renaissance
Record co./Cat #: Contemporary 7646
Release Year: 1960
Note: Birthday: Ben Webster 3.27.1909
 

10:35pm

The More I See You
Artist Name: Sarah Vaughan
Composer: Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
Soloists: Sarah Vaughan-Vocals
CD/Album: The Jazz Sides
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 526 817-2
Release Year: 1963
Note: Birthday: Sarah Vaughan 3.27.1924
 

10:42pm

What's Your Story Morning Glory?
Artist Name: Mary Lou Williams
Composer: Mary Lou Williams
Soloists: Mary Lou Williams-Piano
CD/Album: Nite Life
Record co./Cat #: Chiaroscuro Records 103
Release Year: 1971
 

10:48pm

Avalon
Artist Name: Coleman Hawkins
Composer: DeSylvia, Jolson, Rose
Soloists: Coleman Hawkins-Tenor Sax ; Pee Wee Russell-Clarinet
CD/Album: Bean And The Boys
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7075
Release Year: 1958
Note: Birthday: Pee Wee Russell 3.27.1906
 

10:55pm

I'm Checkin' Out, Goom'bye
Artist Name: Catherine Russell
Composer: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
Soloists: Catherine Russell-Vocals
CD/Album: Strictly Romancin'
Record co./Cat #: World Village 468101
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:57pm

Keep On Gwine
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: Mel Lastie
Soloists: James Booker- Piano
CD/Album: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2027
Release Year: 1977
 
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