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Kay Swift, Mary Louise Knutson, Levon Helm's sideman

04/19/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We feature the birthdays of two women, one Kay Swift, as a composer ("Fine And Dandy," "Can This Be Love?" and "Can't We Be Friends") and Mary Louise Knutson, pianist, arranger and composer. We also acknowledge the passing of Levon Helm with music of his sideman: Howard Johnson, Steven Bernstein & Erik Lawrence.

Playlist

9:00pm

Can't We Be Friends?
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Composer: Kay Swift, Paul James
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Louis Armstrong-Trumpet, Vocals
CD/Album: First Lady Of Song
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 517 898-2
Release Year: 1956
Note: Birthday: Kay Swift 4.19.1897
 

9:04pm

Wade In The Water
Artist Name: Dr. John
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Dr. John-Piano
CD/Album: Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack
Record co./Cat #: Clean Cuts 705
Release Year: 1988
 

9:08pm

Come Rain Or Come Shine
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
Soloists: James Booker- Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2027
Release Year: 1977
 

9:11pm

Big Alice
Artist Name: Howard Johnson & Gravity
Composer: Don Pullen
Soloists: Howard Johnson-Tuba
CD/Album: Gravity!!!
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 531 021-2
Release Year: 1996
 

9:23pm

Fine And Dandy
Artist Name: Art Tatum
Composer: Kay Swift, Paul James
Soloists: Art Tatum-Piano ; Reuben Harris-Whiskbrooms
CD/Album: God Is In The House
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7030
Release Year: 1941
Note: Birthday: Kay Swift 4.19.1897
 

9:27pm

Dickies Dream
Artist Name: Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
Composer: Basie, Young
Soloists: Steven Bernstein-Slide Trumpet ; Erik Lawrence-Baritone Sax
CD/Album: We Are MTO
Record co./Cat #: Mowo! 3204
Release Year: 2008
 

9:33pm

Fine And Dandy
Artist Name: Anita O'Day
Composer: Kay Swift, Paul James
Soloists: Anita O'Day-Vocals ; Barney Kessel-Guitar
CD/Album: This Is Anita
Record co./Cat #: Verve 422 829 261-2
Release Year: 1955
Note: Birthday: Kay Swift 4.19.1897
 

9:35pm

Can This Be Love?
Artist Name: Sun Ra and his Astro Infinity Arkestra
Composer: Kay Swift, Paul James
Soloists: Sun Ra-Piano
CD/Album: Sound Sun Pleasure
Record co./Cat #: Evidence 22014-2
Release Year: 1955
Note: Birthday: Kay Swift 4.19.1897
 

9:45pm

Talk To Me
Artist Name: Mary Louise Knutson
Composer: Mary Louise Knutson
Soloists: Mary Louise Knutson-Piano
CD/Album: In The Bubble
Record co./Cat #: Meridian Jazz 2011
Release Year: 2011
Note: Birthday: Mary Louise Knutson 4.19.1966
 

9:53pm

Summertime
Artist Name: Kat Edmonson
Composer: Gershwin-Gershwin-Heyward
Soloists: Kat Edmonson-Vocals ; Eric Rvis-Bass ; Kevin Lovejoy-Piano ; Ron Westray-Trombone
CD/Album: Take To The Sky
Record co./Cat #: Convivium 0901
Release Year: 2009
 

10:00pm

Quasimodo
Artist Name: Mark Sherman
Composer: Charlie Parker
Soloists: Mark Sherman-Vibes ; Bill Cunliffe-Hammond B3
CD/Album: The L.A. Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Miles High Records 8617
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:05pm

Lean Years
Artist Name: Pat Martino Quartet
Composer: Pat Martino
Soloists: Pat Martino-Guitar ; Eric Alexander-Tenor Sax ; Tony Monico-Hammond B3 organ ; Jeff "Tain" Watts-Drums
CD/Album: Undeniable
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7231
Release Year: 2011
Note: New
 

10:13pm

On My Way To Harlem
Artist Name: Gregory Porter
Composer: Gregory Porter
Soloists: Gregory Porter-Vocals
CD/Album: Be Good
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 75
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:22pm

Sophisticated Lady
Artist Name: Duke Ellington
Composer: Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parrish
Soloists: Duke Ellington-Piano ; Billy Strayhorn-Piano ; Harry Carney-Baritone Sax
CD/Album: Masterpieces By Ellington
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 87043
Release Year: 1950
 

10:34pm

Over The Rainbow
Artist Name: Honey Ear Trio
Composer: Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
Soloists: Erik Lawrence-Baritone Sax ; Rene Hart-Bass, Electronics, Looping ; Allison Miller-Drums
CD/Album: Steampunk Serenade
Record co./Cat #: Foxhaven 70027
Release Year: 2011
 

10:42pm

Pennies From Heaven
Artist Name: Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
Composer: Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke
Soloists: Matt Munisteri-Guitar ; Steven Bernstein-Slide Trumpet ; Erik Lawrence-Baritone Sax
CD/Album: MTO Volume 1
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 1158
Release Year: 2006
 

10:47pm

Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Artist Name: Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
Composer: Thomas A. Dorsey
Soloists: Don Byron-Tenor Sax ; DK Dyson-Vocals
CD/Album: Love, Peace, And Soul
Record co./Cat #: Savoy Jazz 17858
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:57pm

Besame Mucho
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: Consuelo Velázquez
Soloists: James Booker- Piano
CD/Album: Spiders On The Keys
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2119
Release Year: 1993
 
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