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In A Mellow Tone

In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 with Ron Steeds
Jazz recorded November 23 between 1927 and 2004

Drummer / bandleader Paul Motian died yesterday. We acknowledge his passing at the beginning of the show.
Kalypso
Paul Motian - Dance - ECM
Our first set takes us through the 1920's and 1930's - 1927 - 1937
CHANGES
BIX BEIDERBECKE - BIX BEIDERBECKE STORY - PROPER
TIGHT LIKE THAT
McKINNY'S COTTON PICKERS - McKINNY'S COTTON PICKERS 1926-1929 - CHRONOLOGICAL CLASSICS
I'LL NEVER TELL YOU, I LOVE YOU
HUDSON-LELANGE ORCHESTRA - THE SOPHISTICATED SWING OF HUDSON-DELANGE - BANDSTAND RECORDS
SINGIN' THE BLUES (TILL MY DADDY COMES HOME)
MIDGE WILLIAMS - MIDGE WILLIAMS 1937-1938 - CHRONOLOGICAL CLASSICS
Our next set - an extended set takes us through the 1940's and 1950's - 1946 to 1958 including two tracks featuring the tenor sax of Hank Mobley.
SULTRY SUNSET
DUKE ELLINGTON - MAGENTA HAZE - MEMBRAN
ONE FOR PREZ
WARDELL GRAY - EASY SWING - SWINGTIME
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
WARNE MARSH - LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD - XANADU
HANK'S SYMPHONY
ART BLAKEY - THE JAZZ MESSENGERS AT THE CAFÉ BOHEMIA VOL.2 - BLUE NOTE
WAILIN' WITH HANK
ART FARMER - FARMER'S MARKET - PRESTIGE
A couple of tunes by iconic musicians of the 1960's - John Coltrane and Horace Silver.
SERENITY
JOHN COLTRANE - MEDITATIONS - IMPULSE!
THE JODY GRIND
HORACE SILVER - THE JODY GRIND - BLUE NOTE
Three selections that take us through the 1970's...
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
IVAN BOOGALOO JOE JONES - NO WAY! - PRESTIGE
BISTRO
WHITE ORANGE - WHITE ORANGE - CAPRIA
IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW
DANNIE RICHMOND - ODE TO MINGUS - SOULNOTE
Three from 2 Cooks and a Bang...on an Italian, German and Swedish record label respectively...
RAINBOW GLADIATOR
BILLY BANG - LIVE AT CARLOS 1 - BLACK SAINT
FACE THE NATION
MARTY COOK GROUP - RED, WHITE, BLACK AND BLUE - TUTU
CEDAR'S BLUES
JUNIOR COOK - THE PLACE TO BE - STEEPLECHASE
A live date from the Gypsy guitarist Christian Escoude recorded live in NYC in the 1994...
FLY US TO THE SKY
CHRISTIAN ESCOUDE - COOKIN' AT HELL'S KITCHEN - GITANES
And we finish the show with two tunes from the first half of the 2000's...
BEAT DEGENERATION
KENNY WERNER - BEAT DEGENERATION VOL.2 - SUNNYSIDE
IMAGINE
VIJAY IYER - REIMAGINING - SAVOY
Interactive CKCU
cmh
Enjoying this cross-section of Jazz through the ages.

9:37 PM, November 23rd, 2011
Ron Steeds (host)
Thanks for the kind words. Lot's of great music to come! That first set had a lot more vocals than I usually program but it was all fine stuff!

9:38 PM, November 23rd, 2011
Jim Reil
As always, Ron, great music expertly programmed. Thanks

10:05 PM, November 23rd, 2011
Ron Steeds (host)
Thanks, Jim. You are the person I speak to when I do a rap on the radio - you represent the astute listener I imagine is listening to the show. Thanks, bud.

10:16 PM, November 23rd, 2011
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