Saturday, October 12, 2019





Face the Music 10.17.19:
Focus on 1949

note - this program was sabotaged by turntable settings configured for mixology rather than traditional record spinning
i gave up trying to follow the plan about half way through
will attempt to present these great recordings later in the series

Face the Music 10.17.19
Eighth Bag O’ Nines
Focus on 1949


St. Louis Blues
Babs Gonzales 1949


Casbah
Tadd Dameron Orchestra 1949


Pennies from Heaven
Stan Getz-Al Haig /Sextet  1949


Yesterdays
Lennie Tristano Quartet 1949


Godchild
Chubby Jackson & his Orchestra 1949


Judy
Lennie Tristano Quartet 1949


Afternoon in Paris
J.J. Johnson’s Boppers 1949


Marshmallow
Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh 1949


Tea Pot
J.J. Johnson Quintet 1949


Fishin’ Around
Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh 1949


John’s Delight
Tadd Dameron & his Orchestra 1949


Elevation
Elliot Lawrence & his Orchestra
arrangement by Gerry Mulligan 1949


Skull Buster
Stan Getz-Al Haig /Sextet  1949


Focus
Tadd Dameron’s Big Ten 1949


Lemon Drop
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra 1949


Poop Deck
Stan Getz-Al Haig /Sextet  1949


Wail
Fats Navaro’s Modernists 1949


Prelude to a Nightmare
Babs Gonzales 1949








Thursday, October 3, 2019

FTM 10.10.19 "Iambic Pentameter" 
seventh program coordinated with the numeral nine

I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
Fats Waller 1929

Can I Tell You?
King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929

Relaxin’ at the Touro {take one}
Muggsy Spanier’s Ragtime Band 1939

Take Me to the River
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

Suitcase Blues
Albert Ammons 1939

Police Dog Blues
Blind Blake 1929

Hot Dog Man
Lovin’ Sam Theard with
Cow Cow Davenport & Tampa Red 1929

Mama Stayed Out
Barrelhouse Five Orchestra 1929

Squeeze Me
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

The Way You Look Tonight
Erroll Garner Trio 1949

Just Friends
Charlie Parker with Strings 1949

Dardanella
Art Tatum 1949

Vamp
Frankie Newton & his Cafe Society Orchestra 1939

Blues ‘n Bells {take three}
Lester Young Sextet 1949

Iambic Pentameter Hubert Fol et ses Be-Bop Minstrels
featuring Kenny “Klook” Clarke 1949

Indiana
Lennie Tristano Quintet
featuring Warne Marsh live at Birdland 1949

Victory Ball
Metronome All Stars
under the influence of Lennie Tristano 1949 

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Face the Music 10.03.19: Tempus Fugit
sixth program coordinated using the numeral nine

Euphonic Sounds
Scott Joplin 1909/William Albright 1989

Aunt Hagar’s Blues
Art Tatum 1949

Chicago in Mind
Albert Ammons 1939

Concentrating
Willie the Lion Smith 1939

Sweet Savannah Sue
Fats Waller 1929

Sweet Savannah Sue
Louis Armstrong 1929

Subway Sobs
Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1929

The Trumpet’s Prayer
King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929

Sweet and Low Blues
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

Who?
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra 1939

Wearyland Blues
Frankie Newton & the Port of Harlem Jazzmen 1939

I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
Billie Holiday with Frankie Newton’s Orchestra 1939

Body and Soul
Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1939

Lester Leaps In
Count Basie’s Kansas City Seven 1939

Tempus Fugue-it {Tempus Fugit}
Bud Powell Trio 1949

Overtime 
Metronome All Stars with
Charlie Parker & Lennie Tristano 1949


Sunday, September 22, 2019


Face the Music 9.26.19 - Boogie Woogie Stomp
fifth program coordinated with the numeral nine

Morning Air
Willie the Lion Smith 1939

Valentine Stomp
Fats Waller 1929

Tiny’s Stomp
Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1929

Duet Stomp
Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight 1929

Boogie Woogie Stomp
Albert Ammons 1939

Yancey Stomp
Jimmy Yancey 1939

Call of the Freaks
King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929

Port of Harlem Blues
Port of Harlem Jazzmen 1939

Rosetta
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra 1939

St. Louis Blues
James Reese Europe’s 369th Hellfighters Band 1919

Kansas City Blues
Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band 1919


Hello Lola
Coleman Hawkins & the Mound City Blue Blowers 1929

Strut Miss Lizzie
Eddie Condon & his Band 1939

Jazz Battle
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

Cotton Club Stomp
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1939

Miss Thing
Count Basie & his Orchestra
featuring Lester Young & Harry Sweets Edison 1939


Saturday, September 14, 2019


Face the Music 91919: Rollin’
fourth program coordinated by the numeral nine

The Blues, Part Four
Meade Lux Lewis 1939

West End Blues
King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929

Jet Black Blues
Blind Willie Dunn’s Gin Bottle Four 1929

House Dance Blues
Speckled Red 1929

Rolled From Side to Side Blues
Little Hat Jones 1929

Rollin’ the Stone
Jimmy Yancey 1939

Rockin’ the Blues
Port of Harlem Jazzmen 1939

The Duke Steps Out
Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra 1929

The World is Waiting for the Sunrise
Frankie Newton’s Orchestra with James P. Johnson 1939

You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Stomp in F
George Shearing 1939

Twelfth Street Rag
Count Basie & his Orchestra 1939

You’re a Lucky Guy
Billie Holiday, Lester Young & the Basie band 1939

Grand Terrace Shuffle
Earl Hines & his Orchestra 1939

Okiedoke
Charlie Parker with Machito & his Orchestra 1949

Marionette
Lennie Tristano Sextet 1949

Sid’s Delight
Dexter Gordon with Tadd Dameron & his Orchestra 1949


Monday, September 9, 2019


Face the Music 9.12.19  - "Wow"
third program coordinated by the numeral nine

Original Rags
Scott Joplin 1899
played by William Albright 1989

Sleepy Time Blues
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

Daybreak Blues
Port of Harlem Jazzmen 1939

The Blues, Part 3
Meade Lux Lewis 1939

One Hour
Mound City Blue Blowers
with Coleman Hawkins 1929

Numb Fumblin’
Fats Waller 1929

Pencil Papa
Johnny Dodds Hot Six 1929

Blue Melody Blues No.2
Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1929

Old Fashioned Love
James P. Johnson & his Orchestra 1939

Ja-Da
Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band 1919

My Good Man Sam
King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929

Doin’ the Voom Voom
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1939

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra 1939

Anitra’s Dance
John Kirby Sextet 1939

B-Yot
Illinois Jacquet 1949

Wow
Lennie Tristano Sextet
with Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh 1949