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Edmond Hall, Ellis Larkins, Grace Kelly

05/15/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight's birthdays include clarinet player Edmond Hall, who recorded some deep blues in 1941 featuring the acoustic guitar of an electric guitar pioneer, Charlie Christian; pianist Ellis Larkins, known for his solos, duets and his excellent backing of various vocalists including Ella Fitzgerald and alto sax prodigy Grace Kelly.

Playlist

9:00pm

Hello Babe
Artist Name: Dickie Wells
Composer: Dickie Wells
Soloists: Dickie Wells-Trombone ; Lester Young-Tenor Sax ; Ellis Larkins-Piano
CD/Album: The Lester Young Story
Record co./Cat #: Proper Box 8
Release Year: 1943
Note: Birthday: Ellis Larkins 5.15.1923
 

9:03pm

Rompin' In 44
Artist Name: Edmond Hall's All Star Quintet
Composer: Edmond Hall
Soloists: Edmond Hall-Clarinet ; Red Norvo-Vibes ; Teddy Wilson-Piano
CD/Album: The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney De Paris/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 4-109
Release Year: 1944
Note: Birthday: Edmond Hall 5.15.1901
 

9:06pm

How Long Has This Been Going On? / I've Got A Crush On You / But Not For Me
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis Larkins
Composer: George & Ira Gershwin
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Ellis Larkins-Piano
CD/Album: Ella Fitzgerald: Romance And Rhythm
Record co./Cat #: Proper Box 74
Release Year: 1950
Note: Birthday: Ellis Larkins 5.15.1923
 

9:16pm

Profoundly Blue No. 2
Artist Name: Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet
Composer: Edmond Hall
Soloists: Edmond Hall-Clarinet ; Meade Lux Lewis-Celeste ; Charlie Christian-Guitar
CD/Album: The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney De Paris/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 4-109
Release Year: 1941
Note: Birthday: Edmond Hall 5.15.1901
 

9:25pm

Ain't Misbehavin'
Artist Name: Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins
Composer: Fats Waller, Andy Razaf
Soloists: Ruby Braff-Cornet ; Ellis Larkins-Piano
CD/Album: The Grand Reunion
Record co./Cat #: Chiaroscuro Records 117
Release Year: 1973
Note: Birthday: Ellis Larkins 5.15.1923
 

9:30pm

Jet Song
Artist Name: The Oscar Peterson Trio
Composer: Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
Soloists: Oscar Peterson-Piano
CD/Album: West Side Story
Record co./Cat #: Verve 821 575-2
Release Year: 1962
 

9:38pm

Satchel Mouth Baby
Artist Name: Catherine Russell
Composer: Mary Lou Williams
Soloists: Catherine Russell-Vocals
CD/Album: Strictly Romancin'
Record co./Cat #: World Village 468101
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:43pm

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: 1987
 

9:54pm

Just Friends
Artist Name: Grace Kelly
Composer: Lewis, Klenner
Soloists: Grace Kelly-Alto Sax ; Russell Malone-Guitar
CD/Album: GraceFulLee
Record co./Cat #: Pazz Productions 15-8
Release Year: 2007
Note: Birthday: Grace Kelly 5.15.1992
 

10:00pm

Morning Mist
Artist Name: Ahmad Jamal
Composer: Ahmad Jamal
Soloists: Ahmad Jamal-Piano
CD/Album: Blue Moon
Record co./Cat #: Jazz Village 570001
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:08pm

Hot House
Artist Name: The Quintet
Composer: Tadd Dameron
Soloists: Dizzy Gillespie-Trumpet ; Charlie Parker-Alto Sax ; Bud Powell-Piano ; Charles Mingus-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Jazz At Massey Hall
Record co./Cat #: Debut 124
Release Year: 1953
Note: Anniversary (May 15, 1953) of the classic jazz concert
 

10:17pm

GraceFulLee
Artist Name: Grace Kelly
Composer: Grace Kelly, Lee Konitz
Soloists: Grace Kelly-Alto Sax ; Lee Konitz-Alto Sax ; Russell Malone-Guitar ; Rufus Reid-Bass ; Matt Wilson-Drums
CD/Album: GraceFulLee
Record co./Cat #: Pazz Productions 15-8
Release Year: 2007
Note: Birthday: Grace Kelly 5.15.1992
 

10:26pm

Perfume And Rain
Artist Name: Ellis Larkins
Composer: Ellis Larkins
Soloists: Ellis Larkins-Piano
CD/Album: At Maybeck
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4533
Release Year: 1992
Note: Birthday: Ellis Larkins 5.15.1923
 

10:33pm

D's Blues
Artist Name: Bobby Brown
Composer: Bobby Brown
Soloists: Bobby Brown-Guitar
CD/Album: Upper West Side Story
Record co./Cat #: Origin Records 82617
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:42pm

I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist Name: Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian
Composer: Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
Soloists: Lee Konitz-Alto Sax ; Brad Mehldau-Piano ; Charlie Haden-Bass ; Paul Motian-Drums
CD/Album: Live At Birdland
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2162
Release Year: 2011
Note: New
 

10:52pm

Strange Meadow Lark
Artist Name: Rene Marie
Composer: D. & I. Brubeck
Soloists: Rene Marie-Vocals
CD/Album: Voice Of My Beautiful Country
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 59
Release Year: 2011
 
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