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Betty Comden, John Lewis, Jymie Merritt, James Brown

05/03/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of lyricist Betty Comden, famous for her work with Leonard Bernstein; pianist, composer and band leader John Lewis, best known for his work with The Modern Jazz Quartet; bassist Jymie Merritt, who played with Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and vocalist James Brown.

Playlist

9:00pm

Piney Brown Blues
Artist Name: Joe Turner
Composer: Johnson, Turner
Soloists: Joe Turner-Vocals
CD/Album: Every Day In The Week
Record co./Cat #: GRP/Decca 621
Release Year: 1967
Note: Listener Request
 

9:03pm

Slow And Easy Blues
Artist Name: Jimmy Yancey
Composer: Jimmy Yancey
Soloists: Jimmy Yancey-Piano
CD/Album: Boogie Woogie And Blues Piano
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic Select 030
Release Year: 1939
 

9:06pm

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Artist Name: David Torkanowsky & Lucia Micarelli
Composer: T. Wolf, Fran Landesman
Soloists: Lucia Micarelli-Violin ; David Torkanowsky-Piano
CD/Album: Treme Season 2
Record co./Cat #: Rounder/HBO 9130-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:10pm

Shall We Dance
Artist Name: Cassandra Wilson
Composer: Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers
Soloists: Cassandra Wilson-Vocals ; Mulgrew Miller-Piano ; Terri Lyne Carrington-Drums
CD/Album: Blue Skies
Record co./Cat #: JMT 834 419-2
Release Year: 1988
 

9:17pm

It's Love
Artist Name: Bill Charlap Trio
Composer: Bernstein, Green, Comden
Soloists: Bill Charlap-Piano
CD/Album: Somewhere
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 94807 2
Release Year: 2004
Note: Birthday: Betty Comden 5.3.1919
 

9:25pm

Dark Eyes
Artist Name: Howard Brofsky and Friends
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Howard Brofsky-Trumpet ; Jimmy Heath-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: 73 Down: drbebop
Record co./Cat #: drbebop@sover.net
Release Year: 2000
 

9:36pm

Just In Time
Artist Name: Nina Simone
Composer: Comden, Green, Styne
Soloists: Nina Simone-Vocals, Piano
CD/Album: At The Village Gate
Record co./Cat #: Roulette 7 95058 2
Release Year: 1961
Note: Birthday: Betty Comden 5.3.1919
 

9:44pm

I'll Remember April
Artist Name: Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet
Composer: Raye, DePaul, Johnston
Soloists: Clifford Brown-Trumpet ; Max Roach-Drums ; Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Richie Powell-Piano
CD/Album: At Basin Street
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy 814 648-2
Release Year: 1956
 

9:54pm

A Social Call
Artist Name: The Modern Jazz Quartet
Composer: John Lewis
Soloists: Milt Jackson-Vibes ; John Lewis-Piano
CD/Album: Odds Against Tomorrow
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 93415-2
Release Year: 1959
Note: Birthday: John Lewis 5.3.1920
 

10:00pm

Up Jumped Spring
Artist Name: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Composer: Freddie Hubbard
Soloists: Art Blakey-Drums ; Jymie Merritt-Bass ; Freddie Hubbard-Trumpet ; Curtis Fuller-Trombone ; Wayne Shorter-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Three Blind Mice, Vol. 1
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 84451-2
Release Year: 1962
Note: Birthday: Jymie Merritt 5.3.1926
 

10:10pm

Every Day I Have The Blues
Artist Name: James Brown
Composer: Peter Chapman
Oliver Nelson
Conductor: Oliver Nelson
Soloists: James Brown-Vocals ; Louie Bellson Orchestra
CD/Album: Soul On Top
Record co./Cat #: Verve B0001978-02
Release Year: 1969
Note: Birthday: James Brown 5.3.1933
 

10:15pm

Ferry Man
Artist Name: Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses
Composer: Aurora Nealand
Soloists: Aurora Nealand-Soprano Sax, Vocals
CD/Album: Treme Season 2
Record co./Cat #: Rounder/HBO 9130-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:18pm

VooDooBop
Artist Name: Astral Project
Composer: Steve Masakowski
Soloists: Tony Degradi-Tenor Sax ; Steve Masakowski-Seven String Guitar ; James Singleton-Bass ; David Torkanowsky-Piano ; John Vidacovich-Drums
CD/Album: VooDooBop
Record co./Cat #: Planet Arts
Release Year: 1999
 

10:25pm

Night In Tunisia
Artist Name: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Composer: Gillespie, Robin
Soloists: Art Blakey-Drums ; Jymie Merritt-Bass ; Bobby Timmons-Piano ; Wayne Shorter-Tenor Sax ; Lee Morgan-Trumpet
CD/Album: The Best Of
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7-93205-2
Release Year: 1960
Note: Birthday: Jymie Merritt 5.3.1926
 

10:36pm

Django
Artist Name: The Modern Jazz Quartet
Composer: John Lewis
Soloists: Milt Jackson-Vibes ; John Lewis-Piano
CD/Album: Django
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 8110-2
Release Year: 1955
Note: Birthday: John Lewis 5.3.1920
 

10:45pm

Deep Purple
Artist Name: Richard Groove Holmes with Ben Webster
Composer: Parish, DeRose
Soloists: Richard "Groove" Holmes-Organ ; Ben Webster-Tenor Sax ; Les McCann-Piano
CD/Album: Groove
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7-94473-2
Release Year: 1961
 

10:54pm

That's My Desire
Artist Name: James Brown
Composer: Helmy Kresa, Carroll Loveday
Oliver Nelson
Conductor: Oliver Nelson
Soloists: James Brown-Vocals
CD/Album: Soul On Top
Record co./Cat #: Verve B0001978-02
Release Year: 1969
Note: Birthday: James Brown 5.3.1933
 
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