Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Face the Music 3.31.16
Call of the Freaks

In a Mist
Bix Beiderbecke 1927

Dance of the Octopus
Red Norvo, marimba with
Benny Goodman, bass clarinet 1933

Dry Bones
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Call of the Freaks
Luis Russell & his Orchestra 1929

Chant of the Weed
Don Redman & his Orchestra 1932

Blues in C Sharp Minor
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra 1936

Fleurette Africaine
Duke Ellington with
Charles Mingus & Max Roach 1962

Pagin’ the Devil
Lester Young
with the Kansas City Six 1938

Maceo’s 32-20
Big Maceo Merriweather 1945

Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair
Bessie Smith 1927

Frankie and Johnny
Duke Ellington Trio 1945

Queer Notions
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra
featuring Coleman Hawkins 1934

When I Get Low, I Get High
Ella Fitzgerald
with Chick Webb & his Orchestra 1936

Chant in the Night
Sidney Bechet & his Orchestra 1938

Duke Ellington
& his Famous Orchestra 1940

Roland Kirk 1967

The Beautiful American
Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong 1961

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Roland Kirk

Face the Music 3.25.16 
Index of Potentials & Probabilities

A Real Slow Drag
composed by Scott Joplin 1911
Max Morath & his Original Rag Quartet 1972

The Pearls
composed by Jelly Roll Morton 1923
Mary Lou Williams 1938

Jelly Roll Morton 1938

Snowy Morning Blues
James P. Johnson 1944

I Had To Move That Thing
Albert Ammons
rare home recording 1945 or ‘46

My Fightin’ Gal
Hot Lips Page 1940

Lock and Key
Bessie Smith with James P. Johnson 1927

My Woman’s Blues
Sidney Bechet Quartet 1947

Red Boy at the Mardi Gras
Todd Rhodes & his Toddlers 1949

S.P. Blues
Albert Ammons’ Rhythm Kings
with saxophonist Gene Ammons 1947

Cha Bootie
Gene Ammons Sextet 1950

Dodo Marmarosa 1947

Boogie Woogie Boogie
Erroll Garner 1944

Lake Charles Stomp
Roosevelt Sykes 1964

Duke Ellington Quartet 1953

Where Monk and Mingus Live/Let’s Call This
Roland Kirk  1962

Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
Anthony Braxton-Stewart Gillmor Duo 1996

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Filling in for Mike Perini from 6:30-7
Facing the Music from 7:00-8
(Potentials & Probabilities)


Billy Mayerl 1927

Shortnin' Bread

Old Time Hollers
Calling the Cows
O.B. Jackson 1976

El Caramelero

Enrique Bryon 1932

Smorgasbord and Schnapps

Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1939

Hot Platter

Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra 1939

Cole Slaw

Louis Jordan & his Tympani Five 1949

I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody

Have None of This Jelly Roll
Mezzrow-Ladnier Quartet 1938

Brown Sugar

Cook & his Dreamland Orchestra 1926

Apple Sauce

Original Capitol Orchestra 1923

That's Your Yass, Yass, Yass

Clarence "Jelly" Johnson
player piano roll

Forty Second Street

Joseph Robichaux & his
New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933

Crazy Quilt

Dixon's Jazz Maniacs 1927

Dicty Blues

Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra 1923

I Am Henery the Eighth I Am

Harry Champion with Debroy Somers
& his Orchestra 1931

Moi Aussie

Victor Marceau avec young banjoist
Django Reinhardt 1928

Tricky Fingers

Johnny Pineapple 1942


Joe Venuti's Blue Four 1928

Love Me Forever/

South American Joe
Larry Adler 1935

I'm Looking for a Guy

Who Plays Alto and Baritone
Doubles on Clarinet
and Wears a Size 37 Suit
Ozzie Nelson & his Orchestra 1940

Love for Sale

Sidney Bechet Quartet 1947

The Crave

Jelly Roll Morton 1938

Bring Me Flowers While I'm Living

Peetie Wheatstraw 1941

Ain't No Business We Can Do

Doctor Clayton 1942

Make Me a Pallet on the Floor

Rahsaan Roland Kirk 1977

Robbin's Nest

Illinois Jacquet 1947

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Face the Music 3.10.16: 
A Handful of Keys

Handful of Keys
Fats Waller piano solo 1929

A Flat Dream
by James P. Johnson
played by William Albright 1986

B Flat Blues
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

For No Reason At All in C
Bix, Tram & Lang 1927

Melody in F 
by Anton Rubinstein 1852
played by Teddy Wilson 1939

E Flat Blues No.2
Thomas Morris Past Jazz Masters 1923

D Natural Blues
Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra 1928

Have to Change Keys to Play These Blues
Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang 1928

Rag in "A"
Mance Lipscomb guitar solo 1966

Business in Q
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra 1932

Blues in E Flat
Red Norvo & his Swing Octet 1935

Tortilla B Flat
Eddie Condon & his Band 1942

Raggin' the Scale
Joe Venuti's Blue Four 1930

Exercise in Swing
Johnny Guarnieri's Swing Men
featuring Lester Young 1944

From A Flat to C
John Kirby's Onyx Club Boys 1938

"C" Blues
Barney Bigard & his Orchestra 1941

Blues in "B"
Charlie Christian jam session 1941

B Sharp Blues
Duke Ellington Trio 1953