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Charles Mingus, Tito Puente, 4:20

04/20/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of pianist, bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus, the most important jazz musician next to Duke Ellington and Latin jazz giant Tito Puente, a virtuoso timbales player who doubles on many percussion instruments including vibes. We also hear some early jazz in honor of 4:20.

Playlist

9:00pm

The Viper's Drag
Artist Name: Fats Waller
Composer: Fats Waller
Soloists: Fats Waller-Piano
CD/Album: The Joint Is Jumpin'
Record co./Cat #: Bluebird 6288-2
Release Year: 1934
 

9:03pm

The Jumpin' Jive
Artist Name: Cab Calloway And His Orchestra
Composer: Calloway, Froeba, Palmer
Soloists: Chu Berry-Tenor Sax ; Cab Calloway-Vocals
CD/Album: Classic Chu Berry Columbia And Victor Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 7-236
Release Year: 1939
 

9:06pm

Killin' Jive
Artist Name: The Cats And The Fiddle
Composer: Austin Powell
CD/Album: We Cats Will Swing For You
Record co./Cat #: ASV/Living Era 5475
Release Year: 1939
 

9:09pm

When I Get Low I Get High
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra
Composer: Chick Webb
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals
CD/Album: The Early Years - Part 1
Record co./Cat #: GRP/Decca Jazz 2-618
Release Year: 1936
 

9:12pm

Jive (Page 1 Of The Hipster's Dictionary)
Artist Name: Cab Calloway And His Orchestra
Composer: Cab Calloway
Soloists: Cab Calloway-Vocals ; Chu Berry-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Classic Chu Berry Columbia And Victor Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 7-236
Release Year: 1938
 

9:15pm

Mutiny In The Parlor
Artist Name: Mezz Mezzrow And His Swing Band
Composer: Heyman, Lawnhurst
Soloists: Frankie Newton-Trumpet ; Mezz Mezzrow-Clarinet ; Willie "The Lion" Smith-Piano
CD/Album: Swing Is Here
Record co./Cat #: Bluebird 2180-2
Release Year: 1936
 

9:18pm

Pap's In Bed With His Britches On / Are You Hep To The Jive?
Artist Name: Cab Calloway And His Orchestra
Composer: Jesse Stone / Cab Calloway, B. Ram
Soloists: Cab Calloway-Vocals ; Chu Berry-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Classic Chu Berry Columbia And Victor Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 7-236
Release Year: 1940
 

9:21pm

Opera In Vout (Groove Juice Symphony)
Artist Name: Slim Gaillard
Composer: Slim Gaillard
Soloists: Slim Gaillard-Guitar, Vocal, Piano
CD/Album: Laughing In Rhythm
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 521 651-2
Release Year: 1946
 

9:33pm

Muggles
Artist Name: Louis Armstrong & His Savoy Ballroom Five
Composer: Louis Armstrong
Soloists: Louis Armstrong-Trumpet ; Earl Hines-Piano
CD/Album: The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 87011
Release Year: 1928
 

9:36pm

I'm Hip
Artist Name: Dave Frishberg
Composer: Dave Frishberg
Soloists: Dave Frishberg-Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: Classics
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4462
Release Year: 1991
 

9:44pm

Cha Cha Cha
Artist Name: Tito Puente
Composer: Tito Puente
Soloists: Tito Puente-Timbales
CD/Album: Latin Jazz
Record co./Cat #: Putumayo 265-2
Release Year: 1999
Note: Birthday: Tito Puente 4.20.1923
 

9:50pm

New Arrival
Artist Name: Tito Puente
Composer: Hilton Ruiz
Soloists: Tito Puente-Timbales, Vibes ; Hilton Ruiz-Piano
CD/Album: Calle 54 (soundtrack)
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 32000-2
Release Year: 2001
Note: Birthday: Tito Puente 4.20.1923
 

10:00pm

Flying Home
Artist Name: Tito Puente
Composer: Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Sydney Robin
Soloists: Tito Puente-Timbales ; Ray Vega-Trumpet ; Bobby Porcelli-Alto Sax
CD/Album: Special Delivery
Record co./Cat #: Concord Picante 4732
Release Year: 1996
Note: Birthday: Tito Puente 4.20.1923
 

10:06pm

Best Of All
Artist Name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Composer: Kevin Harris,Terence Higgins, Gregory Davis, Kirk Joseph
CD/Album: Twenty Dozen
Record co./Cat #: Savoy Jazz 17891
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:10pm

Mambo Ricci
Artist Name: The Latin Jazz Quintet with Eric Dolphy
Composer: Ricci, Amalbert
Soloists: Eric Dolphy-Alto Sax
CD/Album: Ritmo Afro-Cubano
Record co./Cat #: Fantasy 24778-2
Release Year: 1960
 

10:17pm

Moanin' Mambo
Artist Name: Mingus Big Band
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Ronnie Cuber-Baritone Sax ; Philip Harper-Trumpet ; Ku-Umba Frank Lacy-Trombone
CD/Album: Live In Time
Record co./Cat #: Dreyfus Jazz 36583-2
Release Year: 1996
Note: Birthday: Charles Mingus 4.22.1922
 

10:28pm

Flamenco Sketches
Artist Name: Chano Dominguez
Composer: Miles Davis
Soloists: Chano Dominguez-Piano
CD/Album: Flamenco Sketches
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 79453 2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:44pm

Stormy Weather
Artist Name: Ran Blake Trio
Composer: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
Soloists: Ran Blake-Piano ; Ed Schuller-Bass ; George Schuller-Drums
CD/Album: Sonic Temples
Record co./Cat #: GM Recordings 3046
Release Year: 2001
Note: Birthday: Ran Blake 4.20.1935
 

10:51pm

Money Jungle
Artist Name: Duke Ellington
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Duke Ellington-Piano ; Charles Mingus-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Money Jungle
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 46398-2
Release Year: 1962
Note: Birthday: Charles Mingus 4.22.1922
 

10:56pm

Rain
Artist Name: Red Garland Trio
Composer: Ford, Morgan, Swanstrom
Soloists: Red Garland-Piano ; Paul Chambers-Bass ; Arthur Taylor-Drums
CD/Album: All Kinds Of Weather
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 7148
Release Year: 1958
 

11:01pm

Take Love Easy
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Pass
Composer: Duke Ellington, Latouche
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Joe Pass-Guitar
CD/Album: Sophisticated Lady
Record co./Cat #: Pablo 5310-2
Release Year: 1975
 

11:07pm

What Love
Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Charles Mingus-Bass ; Ted Curson-Trumpet ; Eric Dolphy-Bass Clarinet ; Dannie Richmond-Drums
CD/Album: The Complete Candid Recordings Of Charles Mingus
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 3-111
Release Year: 1960
Note: Birthday: Charles Mingus 4.22.1922
 

11:24pm

I Love You
Artist Name: Art Farmer
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Art Farmer-Trumpet ; Bill Evans-Piano
CD/Album: Modern Art
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 84459-2
Release Year: 1958
 

11:31pm

Better Git It In Your Soul
Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Charles Mingus-Bass
CD/Album: Mingus Ah Um
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 53436-2
Release Year: 1959
Note: Birthday: Charles Mingus 4.22.1922
 

11:38pm

Serenade To A Bus Seat
Artist Name: Clark Terry Quintet
Composer: Clark Terry
Soloists: Clark Terry-Trumpet ; Johnny Griffin-Tenor Sax ; Wynton Kelly-Piano
CD/Album: Serenade To A Bus Seat
Record co./Cat #: Riverside 237
Release Year: 1957
 

11:43pm

Don't Stop The Music
Artist Name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Composer: Michael Jackson, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Tawanna Dabney
CD/Album: Twenty Dozen
Record co./Cat #: Savoy Jazz 17891
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

11:48pm

Roland Kirk's Message
Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Charles Mingus-Piano
CD/Album: Mingus Plays Piano
Record co./Cat #: Impulse! 217
Release Year: 1963
Note: Birthday: Charles Mingus 4.22.1922
 

11:51pm

'Round Midnight
Artist Name: Ran Blake
Composer: Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams
Soloists: Ran Blake-Piano
CD/Album: Art-I-Facts
Record co./Cat #: New England Conservatory 2009 40
Release Year: 2004
Note: Birthday: Ran Blake 4.20.1935
 

11:57pm

Fluerette Africaine (Little African Flower)
Artist Name: Duke Ellington
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Duke Ellington-Piano ; Charles Mingus-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Money Jungle
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 46398-2
Release Year: 1962
Note: Birthday: Charles Mingus 4.22.1922
 
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