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Lorentz Hart, J. Fred Coots, Frank Signorelli

05/02/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of three songwriters whose tunes are used extensively by jazz musicians: Lorentz Hart (lyrics to My Funny Valentine, Dancing On The Ceiling, Thou Swell and many others); J. Fred Coots (music to For All We Know, You Go To My Head) and Frank Signorelli ( music to Stairway To The Stars, I'll Never Be The Same).

Playlist

9:00pm

Mountain Greenery
Artist Name: John Pizzarelli
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Soloists: John Pizzarelli-Guitar, Vocals
CD/Album: With A Song In My Heart
Record co./Cat #: Telarc Jazz 83676
Release Year: 2008
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 

9:03pm

Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
Artist Name: Anita O'Day
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Soloists: Anita O'Day-Vocals
CD/Album: Anita Sings The Most
Record co./Cat #: Verve 829 577-2
Release Year: 1956
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 

9:07pm

For All We Know
Artist Name: Ben Webster
Composer: J. Fred Coots, Lewis
Soloists: Ben Webster-Tenor Sax ; Bill Coleman-Trumpet
CD/Album: Meets Bill Coleman
Record co./Cat #: Black Lion 760141
Release Year: 1967
Note: Birthday: J. Fred Coots 5.2.1897
 

9:13pm

Spring Is Here
Artist Name: Chet Baker
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Soloists: Chet Baker-Vocals
CD/Album: Deep In A Dream
Record co./Cat #: Pacific Jazz 35937 2
Release Year: 1953
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 

9:14pm

Stairway To The Stairs
Artist Name: Dave McKenna
Composer: Matt Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
Soloists: Dave McKenna-Piano
CD/Album: A Handful Of Stars
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4580
Release Year: 1993
Note: Birthday: Frank Signorelli 5.2.1901
 

9:18pm

You Go To My Head
Artist Name: Billie Holiday
Composer: H. Gillespie, J. Fred Coots
Soloists: Billie Holiday-Vocals
CD/Album: The Billie Holiday Collection, Volume 3
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 87069
Release Year: 1938
Note: Birthday: J. Fred Coots 5.2.1897
 

9:22pm

I'll Never Be The Same
Artist Name: Coleman Hawkins
Composer: Matt Malneck, Kahn, Frank Signorelli
Soloists: Coleman Hawkins-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: The Hawk Relaxes
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 8106-2
Release Year: 1961
Note: Birthday: Frank Signorelli 5.2.1901
 

9:28pm

Thou Swell
Artist Name: Sarah Vaughan
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Soloists: Sarah Vaughan-Vocals
CD/Album: The Rodgers & Hart Songbook
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy 824 864-2
Release Year: 1958
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 

9:31pm

MoreThan You Know
Artist Name: Blossom Dearie
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Soloists: Blossom Dearie-Piano
CD/Album: Blossom Dearie
Record co./Cat #: Verve 422 837 934-2
Release Year: 1956
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 

9:34pm

My Funny Valentine
Artist Name: Etta James
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Soloists: Etta James-Vocals
CD/Album: Time After Time
Record co./Cat #: Private Music 82128-2
Release Year: 1995
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 

9:43pm

Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)
Artist Name: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Composer: Gordon Goodwin
CD/Album: That's How We Roll
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 32363-02
Release Year: 2011
 

9:51pm

Medley: I Didn't Know What Time It Was / All The things You Are / I Could Write A Book
Artist Name: Betty Carter
Composer: Rodgers & Hart / Hammerstein, Kern / Rodgers & Hart
Soloists: Betty Carter-Vocals
CD/Album: Finally
Record co./Cat #: Roulette 7953332
Release Year: 1969
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 

9:57pm

Blue Room
Artist Name: Chet Baker
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Soloists: Chet Baker-Vocals
CD/Album: Deep In A Dream
Record co./Cat #: Pacific Jazz 35937 2
Release Year: 1953
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 

10:00pm

Rifftide
Artist Name: Richard "Groove" Holmes
Composer: Coleman Hawkins
Soloists: Richard "Groove" Holmes-Organ
CD/Album: On Basie's Bandstand
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 11028-2
Release Year: 1966
Note: Birthday: Richard "Groove" Holmes 5.2.1931
 

10:12pm

Salt Peanuts (Mani Salado)
Artist Name: Arturo Sandoval
Composer: Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke
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
 

10:20pm

Mother's Day Waltz
Artist Name: Gerry Beaudoin
Composer: Gerry Beaudoin
Soloists: Gerry Beaudoin-Guitar
CD/Album: The Return
Record co./Cat #: Francesca Records 1001
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:25pm

M.B.
Artist Name: Brad Mehldau Trio
Composer: Brad Mehldau
Soloists: Brad Mehldau-Piano
CD/Album: Ode
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 529689-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:33pm

Everyday
Artist Name: Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Composer: Chatman
CD/Album: Sing A Song Of Basie
Record co./Cat #: GRP/Impulse! 112
Release Year: 1957
Note: Listener Request
 

10:38pm

The Peanut Vendor
Artist Name: Stan Kenton Orchestra
Composer: Moises Simons
CD/Album: Stompin' At Newport
Record co./Cat #: Pablo 5312-2
Release Year: 1957
Note: Listener Request
 

10:43pm

Dancing On The Ceiling
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals
CD/Album: The Rodgers And Hart Songbook, Volume 1
Record co./Cat #: Verve 821 579-2
Release Year: 1956
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 

10:47pm

Adagio
Artist Name: Steve Kuhn Trio
Composer: Steve Kuhn
Soloists: Steve Kuhn-Piano ; Steve Swallow-Bass ; Paul Motian-Drums
CD/Album: Wisteria
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2257
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:55pm

With A Song In My Heart
Artist Name: John Pizzarelli
Composer: Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Soloists: John Pizzarelli-Guitar, Vocals
CD/Album: With A Song In My Heart
Record co./Cat #: Telarc Jazz 83676
Release Year: 2008
Note: Birthday: Lorenz Hart 5.2.1895
 
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