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Fred Astaire, Jimmy Ponder

05/10/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight we celebrate the birthdays of tap-dancer & vocalist Fred Astaire and guitarist, bandleader Jimmy Ponder. We also hear new releases by Hailey Niswanger, a young alto sax player, vocalist Marianne Solivan and vocalist Virginia Schenck.

Playlist

9:00pm

On Green Dolphin Street
Artist Name: Miles Davis
Composer: B. Kaper, Ned Washington
Soloists: Miles Davis-Trumpet ; Cannonball Adderley-Alto Sax ; Bill Evans-Piano ; Paul Chambers-Bass ; Jimmy Cobb-Drums
CD/Album: Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-61
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy
Release Year: 1958
 

9:10pm

How Insensitive
Artist Name: Virginia Schenck
Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes, Norman Gimbel
Soloists: Virginia Schenck-Vocals ; Kevin Bales-Piano ; Rodney Jordan-Bass ; Marlon Patton-Drums
CD/Album: VA
Record co./Cat #: Airborne Ecstasy 1111
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:17pm

Soul Eyes
Artist Name: Jimmy Ponder
Composer: Mal Waldron
Soloists: Jimmy Ponder-Guitar
CD/Album: Soul Eyes
Record co./Cat #: Muse 5514
Release Year: 1995
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Ponder 5.10.1946
 

9:24pm

A Night In Tunisia
Artist Name: Dizzy Gillespie
Composer: Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Raymond Leveen
Soloists: Lee Morgan-Trumpet ; Al Grey-Trombone ; Wynton Kelly-Piano
CD/Album: Dizzy Gillespie At Newport
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 513 754-2
Release Year: 1957
 

9:34pm

Speak Low
Artist Name: Sophie Milman
Composer: Weill, Nash
Soloists: Sophie Milman-Vocals ; Julian Lage-Guitar
CD/Album: In The Moonlight
Record co./Cat #: Eone Music 2157
Release Year: 2011
Note: New
 

9:38pm

My Romance
Artist Name: Jimmy Ponder
Composer: Rodgers & Hart
Soloists: Jimmy Ponder-Guitar ; Big John Patton-Organ
CD/Album: Jump
Record co./Cat #: Muse 5347
Release Year: 1989
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Ponder 5.10.1946
 

9:44pm

On And On
Artist Name: Jeff Hamilton Trio
Composer: Stephen Bishop
Soloists: Jeff Hamilton-Drums ; Christoph Luty-Bass ; Tamir Hendelman-Piano
CD/Album: Red Sparkle
Record co./Cat #: Capri Records 74114-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:51pm

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Artist Name: Calvin Keys
Composer: Tommy Wolf
Soloists: Calvin Keys-Guitar
CD/Album: An Evening With Calvin Keys
Record co./Cat #: Life Force Jazz 1025
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:00pm

Sounds (Movin' On)
Artist Name: Betty Carter
Composer: Betty Carter
Soloists: Betty Carter-Vocals ; John Hicks-Piano ; Curtis Lundy-Bass ; Kenneth Washington-Drums
CD/Album: The Audience With Betty Carter
Record co./Cat #: Verve/BetCar 835684-2
Release Year: 1979
 

10:25pm

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 #: Compass Recordings 7 4268 2
Release Year: 1999
 

10:32pm

Train Samba
Artist Name: Michael Benedict & Bopitude
Composer: Gary McFarland
Soloists: Gary Smulyan-Baritone Sax ; Michael Benedict-Drums
CD/Album: Five And One
Record co./Cat #: Planet Arts 301219
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:39pm

Bliss
Artist Name: Marianne Solivan
Composer: Tony Haywood, Darryl Harper
Soloists: Marianne Solivan-Vocals ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar ; Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: Prisoner Of Love
Record co./Cat #: Hipnotic Records 10007
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:43pm

Milestones
Artist Name: Hailey Niswanger
Composer: Miles Davis
Soloists: Hailey Niswanger-Alto Sax
CD/Album: The Keeper
Record co./Cat #: Calmit Productions
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:50pm

Fast Dances / Night And Day
Artist Name: Oscar Peterson & Fred Astaire
Composer: Ad Lib / Cole Porter
Soloists: Fred Astaire-Tap Dancing, Vocals ; Oscar Peterson-Piano
CD/Album: Complete Norman Granz Sessions
Record co./Cat #: The Jazz Factory 22877
Release Year: 1952
Note: Birthday: Fred Astaire 5.10.1899
 
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