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In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday April 12th, 2017 with Ron Steeds
Jazz and Blues recorded April 12 btween 1927 and 2003

In researching the show the figure of Charlie Bird Parker loomed large. So in a tangential way we celebrate the music of Charlie Parker.
1920's... a little blues to start the show
Original Stackolee
Long Cleve Reed - The Songsters Tradition Before The Blues - Saga Blues
1930's...more blues and a little purple
See if I Care
Bessie Smith - 1929-1933 - Chronological Classics
Deep Purple
Art Tatum - Complete Original Decca Recordings - Definitive Records
1940's and the beginning of the 1950's... a clarinet and two alto saxes
Shiek of Araby
Benny Goodman Sextet - Complete Live Recordings - Definitive Records
Scrapple From the Apple
Charlie Parker - The Highest Flying Bird - Parade
Extrasensory Perception
Lee Konitz with Charles Mingus - Autobiography In Jazz - Debut
Three tunes recorded April 12, 1957... a tribute to Lady Day, a tribute to Bunny Berigan, and Monk being Monk
God Bless The Child
J.J. Johnson - Comp. Columbia Small Group Sessions - Mosaic
Did I Remember?
Ruby Braff - Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny - Mosaic
I Should Care
Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Himself - Riverside
Kenny Burrell - Guitar Forms - Verve
1970's... mostly Bird
Barry Harris - Tokyo 1976 - Prevue
Archie Shepp - The Rising Sun Collection - Just a Memory
Oscar Peterson - Night Child - Pablo Canadian
1980's... more Bird and blues
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Album of the Year - Timeless
Disappearing Blues
Bob Moses - When Elephants Dream of Music - Gramavision
1990's... odes to Annette Peacock, Bird, Don Cherry, and Sophie (whomever she is)
Albert's Love Theme
Paul Bley - Annette - Hatology
Yardbird Suite
Roy Hargrove - Parker's Mood - Verve
El Nino
New York Jazz Collective - I Don't Know This World Without Don Cherry - Naxos Jazz
Sophie's Lullaby
John Lindberg - The Catbird Sings - Black Saint
2000's... a contrast in concepts
Body and Soul
Jason Moran - Modernistic - Blue Note
Van Gundy's Retreat
Tim Berne - The Sublime and Science Fiction Live - Thirsty Ear
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