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In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday May 23rd, 2012 with Ron Steeds
May 23 music

Ron Steeds surveys the history of jazz and blues recorded on May 23 between 1925 and 2007
We start off with a pair from the 1920's featuring orchestras from Chicago and NYC.
Riverboat Shuffle
Benson Orchestra of Chicago - Chicago Hot Bands 1924-1928 - Timeless
In My Merry Oldsmobile
Jean Goldkette Orchestra - The Bix Beiderbecke Story - Proper
On to the 1940's for a trio of great jazz performances...
You Gotta Take Your Time
Una Mae Carlisle - Una Mae Carlisle 1941-1944 - Chronicle Classics
Millenberg Joys
Art Hodes - Complete Blue Note Sessions of Art Hodes - Mosaic
Coolin' Off With Ulanov
Lennie Tristano - Complete Keynote Recordings - Mercury
A pair of classic tracks from Miles Davis and John Coltrane...
Miles Davis - Miles Ahead - Columbia
Lover Come Back To Me
John Coltrane - Black Pearls - OJC Prestige
We start with John Coltrane recorded recorded three years later to the day and then on to two more tracks recorded the same day - May 23, 1962...
John Coltrane - Africa / Brass - Impulse!
Please, Mr. Webster
Jimmy Witherspoon - Roots - Atlantic
Some Other Spring
Roy Haynes - Out In The Afternoon - Impulse!
Then on to a second set from the 1960's from sessions led by two of the greatest tenor sax players - Dexter Gordon and Joe Henderson...
Love Is Here To Stay
Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris - Blue Note
Joe Henderson - Complete Milestone Recordings - Milestone
One of the performances recorded on May 23, 1976 at Sam Rivers' Rivbea Studio...
Locomotif No.6
Leo Smith New Delta Ahkri - Wildflowers: The NEw York Loft Jazz Sessions - Knit Classics
Two tracks recorded May 23 during the 1980's and one recorded May 23, 1994...
The Zealots
Jed Levy - Good People - Reservoir
Jerome Harris - In Passing - Muse
Keep On Keeping On
Roscoe Mitchell - Hey Donald - Delmark
Three tracks from the 2000's featuring the horns of Assif Tsahar, Charles Lloyd and Odean Pope
Rashied Ali - Deals, Ideas and Ideals - Hopscotch
Lady Of The Harbour
Charles Lloyd - Sangam - ECM
The Last Stop
Odean Pope - To The Roach - CIMP
We'll close the show with a piano trio interpretation of an Iggy Pop / David Bowie composition.
Lust For Life
Francois Ingold - Fat Free - Altisuoni