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Ma Rainey, Jimmy Giuffre, Teddy Edwards, Edward Eliscu

04/26/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight we celebrate several birthdays including: blue singer Ma Rainey; saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre; tenor saxophonist  Teddy Edwards, who recorded a early 1947 "battle of the tenors" with Dexter Gordon and the lyrics of Edward Eliscu, who composed "More Than You Know" and "Something To Live For."

Playlist

9:00pm

Chain Gang Blues
Artist Name: Ma Rainey
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Ma Rainey-Vocals ; Joe Smith-Trumpet ; Coleman Hawkins-Bass Saxophone ; Fletcher Henderson-Piano
CD/Album: Ma Rainey
Record co./Cat #: Milestone 47021
Release Year: 1925
Note: Birthday: Ma Rainey 4.26.1886
 

9:03pm

Blues
Artist Name: Jimmy Giuffre, Pee Wee Russell, Jo Jones, Danny Barker
Composer: Jimmy Giuffre, Pee Wee Russell, Jo Jones, Danny Barker
Soloists: Jimmy Giuffre-Clarinet ; Pee Wee Russell-Clarinet ; Jo Jones-Drums ; Danny Barker-Guitar
CD/Album: The Sound Of Jazz
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 45234
Release Year: 1957
 

9:10pm

MoreThan You Know
Artist Name: Billie Holiday
Composer: Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans
Soloists: Billie Holiday-Vocals ; Teddy Wilson-Piano
CD/Album: The Quintessential Billie Holiday Volume 7
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 46180
Release Year: 1939
Note: Birthday: Edward Eliscu 4.26.1902
 

9:13pm

The Carioca
Artist Name: Oscar Peterson & Fred Astaire
Composer: Gus Kahn, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans
Soloists: Fred Astaire-Vocals ; Oscar Peterson-Piano
CD/Album: Complete Norman Granz Sessions
Record co./Cat #: The Jazz Factory 22877
Release Year: 1952
Note: Birthday: Edward Eliscu 4.26.1902
 

9:18pm

Train And The River
Artist Name: The Jimmy Giuffre Trio
Composer: Jimmy Giuffre
Soloists: Jimmy Giuffre-Tenor Sax ; Jim Hall-Guitar ; Bob Brookmeyer-Valve Trombone
CD/Album: Jazz On A Summer's Day
Record co./Cat #: Snap/Charly 191
Release Year: 1958
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Giuffre 4.26.1921
 

9:25pm

The Duel
Artist Name: Dexter Gordon & Teddy Edwards
Composer: Dexter Gordon
Soloists: Dexter Gordon-Tenor Sax ; Teddy Edwards-Tenor Sax ; Jimmy Rowles-Piano
CD/Album: BeBop Spoken Here
Record co./Cat #: Proper Box 10
Release Year: 1947
Note: Birthday: Teddy Edwards 4.26.1924
 

9:30pm

Iranic
Artist Name: Jimmy Giuffre
Composer: Jimmy Giuffre
Soloists: Jimmy Giuffre-Clarinet ; Jack Sheldon-Trumpet
CD/Album: Mosaic Sampler
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 21052 2
Release Year: 1955
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Giuffre 4.26.1921
 

9:35pm

Robbin's Nest
Artist Name: Teddy Edwards
Composer: I. Jacquet, C. Thompson, B. Russell
Soloists: Teddy Edwards-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Smooth Sailing
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7088
Release Year: 2001
Note: Birthday: Teddy Edwards 4.26.1924
 

9:43pm

All Or Nothing At All
Artist Name: Marianne Solivan
Composer: Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence
Soloists: Marianne Solivan-Vocals ; Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: Prisoner Of Love
Record co./Cat #: Hipnotic Records 10007
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:47pm

Up There
Artist Name: Teddy Edwards
Composer: Ray Brown
Soloists: Teddy Edwards-Tenor Sax ; Howard McGhee-Trumpet ; Phineas Newborn, Jr.-Piano
CD/Album: Together Again!!!!
Record co./Cat #: Contemporary 7588
Release Year: 1961
Note: Birthday: Teddy Edwards 4.26.1924
 

9:50pm

Little Girl Blue
Artist Name: Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Composer: Rodgers & Hart
Soloists: Teddy Edwards-Tenor Sax ; Houston Person-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Close Encounters
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7002
Release Year: 1999
Note: Birthday: Teddy Edwards 4.26.1924
 

10:01pm

Puttin' On The Ritz
Artist Name: Dave Van Ronk
Composer: Irving Berlin
Soloists: Dave Van Ronk-Vocals, Guitar
CD/Album: Sweet & Lowdown
Record co./Cat #: Justin Time 166-2
Release Year: 2001
 

10:04pm

Everybody Loves My Baby / It Don't Mean A Thing
Artist Name: The Boswell Sisters
Composer: Palmer, Williams / Duke Ellington
CD/Album: The Boswell Sisters Collection
Record co./Cat #: Storyville 1088608
Release Year: 1932
 

10:10pm

Mood Indigo
Artist Name: Duke Ellington
Composer: B. Bigard, Duke Ellington
Soloists: Duke Ellington-Piano ; Billy Strayhorn-Piano
CD/Album: Masterpieces By Ellington
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 87043
Release Year: 1950
 

10:25pm

Boogety Boogety
Artist Name: Kenny Garrett
Composer: Kenny Garrett
Soloists: Kenny Garrett-Alto Sax
CD/Album: Seeds From The Underground
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1063
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:35pm

What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Artist Name: Betty Carter
Composer: Woods
Soloists: Betty Carter-Vocals
CD/Album: Whatever Happened To Love?
Record co./Cat #: Verve 835 683-2
Release Year: 1982
 

10:45pm

Night In Tunisia
Artist Name: Arturo Sandoval
Composer: Dizzy Gillespie, Paparelli
Soloists: Arturo Sandoval-Trumpet
CD/Album: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 33020-02
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:53pm

Fuga Y Misterio
Artist Name: Pablo Ziegler
Composer: Piazzolla
Soloists: Pablo Ziegler-Piano
CD/Album: Bajo Cero
Record co./Cat #: Khaeon 200305
Release Year: 2003
 
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