Monday, June 18, 2018

Face the Music 6.21.18
Summer Solstice Poem

Sunflower Slow Drag
{Scott Joplin & Scott Hayden 1901}
played by Richard Zimmerman

The Rocks
Mary Lou Williams 1938

Skunk Hollow Blues
Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra 1939

Bullfrog Moan
Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang 1929

Mole in the Ground
Holy Modal Rounders 1964

Blueberry Rhyme
James P. Johnson 1943

Back to the Land
Lester Young Trio 1946
with Nat King Cole & Buddy Rich

Summertime
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra 1936
with Bunny Berigan & Artie Shaw

Nuages {Clouds}
Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France 1940
avec Hubert Rostaing et Alix Combelle

I’m Looking for a Little Bluebird
Jelly Roll Morton & his Red Hot Peppers 1930
tuba solo by Billy Taylor

Swamp Blues
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1927

At Sundown
Bud Freeman Trio 1938

The World is Waiting for the Sunrise
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra 1939
with James P. Johnson at the piano

Warmin’ Up
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra 1936
with Roy Eldridge, Buster Bailey,
Chu Berry & Big Sid Catlett

June Bug {Lester Digs}
Lester Young Sextet 1949
with 24 year old drummer Roy Haynes

Robbins’ Nest
Illinois Jacquet & his All-Stars 1947
featuring composer & pianist Sir Charles Thompson

East of the Sun {West of the Moon}
Wardell Gray with Joe Swanson & his Orchestra 1946


Monday, June 11, 2018

FACE THE MUSIC 6.14.18
Rollin’ Numbers

Smashing Thirds
Fats Waller piano solo 1929

Novelette in Fourths
George Gershwin player piano roll 1919

Tea for Two
Willie the Lion Smith 1939

Blues in Thirds
Earl Hines 1928

Four or Five Times
Jimmie Noone & his Apex Club Orchestra 1928

Six or Seven Times
The Chocolate Dandies 1928

Parallel Fifths
Frankie Newton & his Cafe Society Orchestra 1939

Six Seven Eight or Nine
Hot Lips Page & his Band 1944

Two Tone Stomp
Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang 1928

The Fives
Jimmy Yancey 1939

Original Dixieland One Step
Sidney Bechet’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1951

Three’s No Crowd
Bud Freeman Trio 1938

Forty Six West Fifty Two
Chu Berry & his Little Jazz Ensemble 1938

A Tip on the Numbers
Slim Gaillard & his Flat Foot Floogie Boys 1941

Seven Come Eleven
Benny Goodman Sextet featuring Charlie Christian 1939

1-2-3-4 Jump
Flip Philips 1944

Twelve Minutes To Go
Illinois Jacquet 1946








Friday, June 1, 2018

Face the Music 6.07.18

Concentrating
Willie the Lion Smith piano solo 1939

Railroad Blues
Luckey Roberts piano solo 1958

Mule Walk
James P Johnson piano solo 1943

What’s the Use of Being Alone?
James P Johnson & Fats Waller with
Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds 1928

Saint Louis Shuffle
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1927

The Man From Harlem
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1932

Old King Dooji
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1938

Everybody Loves My Baby
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Zonky
Mary Lou Williams & her band 1940

Stealin’ Apples
Fats Navarro & Wardell Gray with
the Benny Goodman Septet 1948

Exercise in Swing
Lester Young with
Johnny Guarnieri’s All-Star Orchestra 1944

If Dreams Come True
Billie Holiday & Lester Young with
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra 1938

Who?
James P Johnson with
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra 1939

I’m a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas
Louis Armstrong & his
Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra 1930

Doggin’ the Dog
Big Joe Turner with
Willie the Lion Smith 1940

My Fightin’ Gal
Hot Lips Page Trio 1940

Twenty-Four Robbers
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Stomp in F
George Shearing 1939




Friday, May 25, 2018


Face the Music 5.31.18

Waiting at the End of the Road
Fats Waller piano solo 1929

Viper’s Drag
Fats Waller piano solo 1934

Honeysuckle Rose 
{a la Bach-Beethoven-Brahms-Waller}
Fats Waller piano solo 1941

Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Blue, Turning Grey Over You
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Blue, Turning Grey Over You
Ike Quebec Quintet 1945

The Moon Is Low
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Piccadilly
Fats Waller piano solo 1939

San Anton’
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Dry Bones
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Mamacita
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Pantin’ in the Panther Room
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Clarinet Marmalade
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Nagasaki
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Face the Music 5.24.18: Functionizin’
Fats Waller in Person (II)

Turn on the Heat
piano solo 1929

African Ripples
piano solo 1934

Alligator Crawl
piano solo 1934

Mean Old Bedbug Blues
Fats Waller with the Rhythmakers 1932

Geechee Stomp
Thomas Waller with 
Morris’s Hot Babies 1927

Plain Dirt
Fats Waller with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers 1929

Henderson Stomp
Thomas Waller with 
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1926

Tiger Rag
Fats Waller with 
Jack Teagarden & his Orchestra 1931

Won’t You Get Up Off It Please?
Fats Waller & his Buddies 1929

Minor Drag
Fats Waller & his Buddies 1929

Lafayette
Count Basie & Ben Webster with 
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1932

Toby
Count Basie & Ben Webster with 
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1932

Serenade for a Wealthy Widow
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1934

I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

Armful O’ Sweetness
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1934

Spreadin’ Rhythm Around
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

Stealin’ Apples
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1936


Functionizin’
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1935



Friday, May 11, 2018

Face the Music 51718

Fats Waller In Person:
Composer-Pianist-Organist
Sideman-Collaborator-Bandleader

Handful of Keys
piano solo 1929

Ain’t Misbehavin’
piano solo 1929

I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
piano solo 1929

Love Me Or Leave Me
piano solo 1929

Harlem Fuss
Fats Waller & his Buddies 1929

Ridin’ But Walkin’
Fats Waller & his Buddies 1929

St. Louis Blues
pipe organ solo 1926

Lenox Avenue Blues
pipe organ solo 1926

Willow Tree
Louisiana Sugar Babes 1928

The Chant
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1926

Persian Rug
Louisiana Sugar Babes 1928

Persian Rug
R. Crumb & his Cheap Suit Serenaders

Thou Swell
Louisiana Sugar Babes 1928

Thou Swell
Bix {Beiderbecke} & his Gang 1928

I’m More Than Satisfied
Original Memphis Five 1928

Wild Cat Blues
Clarence Williams’ Blue Five 1923

Please Take Me Out Of Jail
Morris’s Hot Babies 1927

Persian Rug
Herman Chittison Trio 1944