Sunday, September 24, 2017

Face the Music 9.28.17: “Rifftide”

Potato Head Blues
River Raisin Ragtime Revue
live at Greenfield Village
Dearborn, Michigan 2011

Gallis Pole
Leadbelly live at a private party,
Minneapolis Minnesota 1948

Low Down Dog
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
live at Cafe Society
Greenwich Village, NYC 1939

Honeysuckle Rose
George Lewis Ragtime Jazzband of New Orleans
live at Beverly Cavern, Hollywood 1953

Honeysuckle Rose
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra
live at Cafe Society
Greenwich Village, NYC 1939

Harlem Air Shaft
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
live broadcast from Eastwood Gardens,
Detroit 1940

Scoops Carry’s Merry
Wardell Gray with Earl Hines & his Orchestra
Jubilee broadcast, Hollywood 1944

Rifftide
Coleman Hawkins
live at the Apollo Theater 1950

Stuffy
Sir Charles Thompson
live at the Jazz Showcase, Chicago 2000

Flyin’ Home
Arnett Cobb & Tiny Grimes
live in Paris 1974

Waka Jawaka
NDR Big Band
live at the Moers Festival, Germany 2004

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Face the Music 9.21.17

More Rhythm
Lonnie Johnson live
at the Boulevard Lounge, Chicago 1941

Caravan
Art Tatum radio broadcast 1940

Rockin’ in Rhythm
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
Antibes Jazz Festival 1966

Roll ‘Em
Meade Lux Lewis with
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
radio broadcast 1939

One O’Clock Jump
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
radio broadcast 1937

I’ve Found a New Baby
Jay McShann & his Orchestra
with Charlie Parker
radio broadcast
Wichita, Kansas 1940

Variations on Honeysuckle Rose
& Body and Soul
Charlie Parker
private recording, Kansas City 1940

Honeysuckle Rose
Dexter Gordon, Don Byas, Ben Webster, Herbie Fields,
Stuff Smith, Duke Ellington et al 
8 minute jam in an unknown club 1945

Lady Be Good
Fats Navarro, Tadd Dameron, Allan Eager,
Curley Russell, Kenny Clarke
Royal Roost NYC 1948

Out of Nowhere
Charlie Parker at the Open Door NYC 1953

My Melancholy Baby
Lennie Tristano Quartet
live in the Sing Song Room,
Confucius Restaurant, NYC 1955


Monday, September 11, 2017

Face the Music 9.14.17
Vintage Live Jams III

Charleston Rag
Eubie Blake - live performance

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down
and Write Myself a Letter
Fats Waller - live performance

A.T.F.W.Y.O.U.
Jaki Byard in Germany

Tea for Two
Bud Powell Trio at Birdland 1950

Cocktails for Two
Charles Mingus Quintet in Minneapolis 1965

Doodlin’
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra at Newport 1957

All the Things You C Sharp
Charles Mingus at the Bohemia

Almost Like Being in Love
Lester Young at the Royal Roost

Serenade in Vout
Slim Gaillard at Birdland
featuring extroverted saxophonist Lockjaw Davis


Monday, September 4, 2017

Face the Music 9.07.17
Vintage Live Jams
All Vinyl Program No.2
potentials & probabilities

Blues in B Flat
Hot Lips Page & Fats Waller
live at Carnegie Hall 1942

Savannah
Hot Lips Page
Live at the Apollo Theater
December 15th, 1945

Fine and Mellow
All of Me
Billie Holiday
Live at the Apollo Theater
December 15th, 1945

Cupid's Nightmare
Cab Calloway's Orchestra 
Meadowbrook, Cedar Grove N.J. 1940

Swingin' With Mezz
Mezz Mezzrow live in Paris 1953

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Dizzy Gillespie live in Paris 1953

Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra
Live at Newport 1957

Hallelujah
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra

Doodlin'
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra
Live at Newport 1957

Taxi War Dance
Lester Young & his Orchestra
Live broadcast from Manhattan Center 1940-41

Lester Leaps In
Lester Young at the Savoy Ballroom 1950

Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
Lester Young in Washington D.C. 1953

Tea for Two
Bud Powell Trio at Birdland 1956


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Face the Music: Vintage Live Jams
potentials & probabilities - 8.31.17

Keep Smiling at Trouble
members of the Eddie Condon Mob
live at the St. Regis Hotel 1938
broadcast narrated by Alistair Cooke

Stealing Apples
Ralph Sutton & band featuring Peanuts Hucko
Live at Eddie Condon’s 1960

St. Louis Blues
introduced by W.C. Handy, in person
played by members of the Eddie Condon Mob
live at the St. Regis Hotel 1938
broadcast narrated by Alistair Cooke

Dark Eyes
Lila Lou
Frenesi
Fats Waller & his Rhythm
live at the Panther Room,
Hotel Sherman, Chicago
December 31st 1940

15 Minute Intermission
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra
 Meadowbrook, Cedar Grove N.J. 1940

Take Your Shoes Off, Baby
Hot Lips Page with Lester Young
live performance 1950

Tickle Toe
Lester Young & his Orchestra
live broadcast from Manhattan Center NYC
winter of 1940-‘41

Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra
live in Indiana, June 1945

Ko Ko
Charlie Parker, Red Rodney,
Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Roy Haynes
live at Carnegie Hall 1949

Ornithology
Hallelujah
Bud Powell Trio at Birdland 1956


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Face the Music 82417 - No, No and No
with 30 minute pandora prologue for Mike Perini

Black Strap Molasses and Wheat Germ Bread
Jimmy Durante, Danny Kaye,
Jane Wyman & Groucho Marx 1951

Cornfed
cornetist Sylvester Ahola
with Van & his Hotel Half Moon Orchestra 1927

Original Jelly Roll Blues
Wilbur De Paris & the Rampart Street Ramblers 1951

Charleston from Bohislav Martinu’s ballet
La Revue de Cuisine 1927
Performed by the Chicago Pro Musica 1989

Wine Me Up
{Faron Young 1968}
performed by Eugene Chadbourne 1987

Shortnin’ Bread
The Residents 1990

Passions of a Man
Charles Mingus 1961

Eat that Chicken
Charles Mingus 1961

No Name Rag
Harry Roy “The King of Hot-Cha” & his Orchestra 1938

Tain’t Good, Taint’ No Good
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

No Greater Love
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1936

Can’t Be Bothered With No Sheik
Rosa Henderson accompanied by James P. Johnson 1931

Dirty No-Gooder Blues
Bessie Smith accompanied by James P. Johnson 1929

No More Jelly Bean Blues
Victoria Spivey {St. Louis 1926}

It Ain’t No Good {part 2}
Charlie McCoy with Chatman’s Mississippi Hot Footers
Peabody Hotel, Memphis 1929

It Ain’t No Lie
Big Joe & his Rhythm 1942

Mama Don’t Allow {No.2}
Washboard Sam {billed as Ham Gravy} 1935

I Ain’t Got No Money Now
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell 1934

Won’t Be a Fool No More
Big Maceo & Tampa Red 1945

No More Doggin’
John Lee Hooker 1960

No Worry Blues
T-Bone Walker 1947

No Rolling Blues
Roy Eldridge in Stockholm 1951

No, No, You Can’t Do Dot, Mon
Jack McVea 1947

No Noise
Charlie Parker with Machito & his Orchestra 1948