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Peter de Ryk


19th October

Show Playlist
  • Jones - Little Pixie - Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band
  • McHugh/Fields - On the Sunny Side of the Street - Keely Smith with Billy May Orch
  • McHugh/Loesser - Can't Get Out of This Mood - Chris Connor with Maynard Ferguson
  • McHugh/Adamson - It's a Most Unusual Day - June Christy with Pete Rugolo Orch
  • McHugh, Jimmy: Don't Blame Me. Joe Lovano, sax. Hank Jones pno, George Mraz bass, Paul Motian dms
  • McHugh, Jimmy: I Must Have That Man !. Billie Holiday, voc. Tony Scott and His Orch . Charlie Shavers tpt, Tony Scott clt, Paul Quinichette ten, Wynton Kelly pno, Kenny Burrell gtr, Aaron Bell bass, Lennie McBrown dms
  • McHugh, Jimmy: I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby. Sonny Stitt, sax. with the Oscar Peterson Trio
  • McHugh, Jimmy: I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me. Gary Peacock, db., Jack DeJohnette, drums, Keith Jarrett, pno.
  • McHugh, Jimmy: A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening. Mel Torme, voc. Great American Songbook Orch .
  • McHugh, Jimmy: I'm in the Mood for Love. Mark Fitzgibbon Trio .
  • McHugh/Adamson - You're a Sweetheart - Dinah Washington with Don Costa Orch
  • McHugh, Jimmy/Koehler, Ted (arr. Byers, Billy): I'm Shooting High. Coleman Hawkins, sax. Billy Byers and His Orch .
  • McHugh/Loesser - Let's Get Lost - Chet Baker
  • McHugh, Jimmy/Adamson, Harold: Where Are You?. Bernie McGann, sax., Paul Grabowsky, pno., Philip Rex, db., Simon Barker, drums .
  • McLaughlin - Extrapolation - John McLaughlin
  • McLaughlin - Binky's Beam - John McLaughlin
  • McLaughlin - Peace Piece - John McLaughlin (solo)
  • Carmichael, Hoagy: Skylark. Adam Nussbaum, drums, Jay Anderson, db., Mark Isaacs, pno.
  • Sangster - A Little While Longer - Graeme Lyall, Ian Bloxsom et al
  • This Year's Kisses. Debbie Lavelle Quintet .

  • 12th October

    Show Playlist
  • Niehaus - King's Road Blues - Quincy Jones Orchestra
  • Niehaus - Be My Guest - Quincy Jones Orchestra
  • Lang/Venuti - Wild Cat - Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
  • Hampton/Christian - Haven't Named It Yet - Lionel Hampton Orch with Charlie Christian
  • Hughes, Dick: Blowing Yancey's Bugle. Dick Hughes, pno.
  • Buxton, Felix: Good Luck. Christa Hughes, voc., Dick Hughes, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Garcia - Veish a No Drom - Jazz Manouche
  • Schmitt/Schmitt - Tchavolo Swing - Jazz Manouche
  • Powell - Sub City - Bud Powell pno, Sam Jones bass, Philly Joe Jones dms
  • Dietz, Howard: If There is Someone Lovelier than You. Art Taylor, drums, John Coltrane, sax., Paul Chambers, db., Red Garland, pno.
  • Allah, Kasa: Third World Express. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers .
  • Handel - Sarabande & Variations from Suite No. II - Jacques Loussier Trio
  • Bechet, Sidney: Petite Fleur. Angelique Kidjo, voc. Luxembourg PO/Gast Waltzing.
  • Santana, Carlos: Samba pa ti. Angelique Kidjo, voc. Luxembourg PO/Gast Waltzing.
  • Perica, Vanessa: Red Rocket. Descarga .
  • Luebbers, Johannes: Meditative Rose. Johannes Luebbers Dectet .
  • Rantala - October - Iiro Rantala
  • Exiner, Sophia: A New Invention. OK OK OK .
  • Barnett, Shannon: Pathos. Shannon Barnett Quartet .
  • Gershwin - Prelude II - Dave Grusin & friends

  • 5th October

    Show Playlist
  • Morrison, William (arr. Morrison, James): You're Always There. James Morrison, tpt. James Morrison Academy Jazz Orch/James Morrison.
  • Burke/Monaco - On the Sentimental Side - Billie Holiday voc, Buck Clayton tpt, Benny Morton tbn, Lester Young ten, Teddy Wilson pno, Freddy Green gtr, Walter Page bass, Jo Jones dms
  • Shaw - Any Old Time - Artie Shaw Orch with Billie Holiday voc.
  • Reinhardt - Swing 42 - Mark Twigden & Jazz Manouche
  • Joseph Kosma - Clair De Lune - Mark Twigden & Jazz Manouche
  • Parker, Charlie: Chasin' the Bird. Miles Davis, tpt, Charlie Parker alto, Bud Powell pno, Tommy Potter bass, Max Roach dms
  • Parker, Charlie: Buzzy. Miles Davis, tpt. as above
  • Kern/DeSylva - Look For the Silver Lining - Chet Baker
  • Fain/Webster - Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing - Joe Lovano
  • Rollins - Movement 2 The Freedom Suite - Branford Marsalis sax, Eric Revis bass, Jeff Tain Watts dms (fade on dm solo at end)
  • Belle, Barbara: A Sunday Kind of Love. Vika Bull, voc. The Essential R&B Band .
  • Williamson, Paul: Flow. Andrea Keller, pno., Paul Williamson, tpt.
  • Sting (arr. Crellin, Naomi): La Belle Dame sans Regrets. The Idea of North .
  • Porter - What Is This Thing Called Love?" - Keith Jarrett pno, Gary Peacock bass, Jack De Johnette dms
  • Pascoal, Hermeto: Bebe. Doug De Vries, gtr., Hermeto Pascoal, (singing into a glass of water) James Macaulay, tbn. Sir Zelman Cowen Music School Jazz Band .
  • McAll, Barney: Nectar Spur. Barney McAll, pno., Barney McAll, voc., Jonathan Zwartz, db., Mino Cinelu, perc., Simon Barker, perc., Stephen Magnussen, gtr.
  • Di Meola - Indigo - Jean-Luc Ponty vln, Al Di Meola gtr, Stanley Clarke bass
  • Schulz, Anthony: Gertrude. Frock .

  • 28th September

    Show Playlist
  • Redman - Chant of the Weed - Don Redman & his Orch.
  • Carter - Symphony in Riffs - Benny Carter & his Orch.
  • Dorge - Jubee Jubee - Pierre Dorge & the New Jungle Orchestra
  • Bechet - Si Tu Vois Ma Mere - Jazz Manouche Mark Twigden gtr, Michael Danne clt, Jesse MacIntyre bass
  • Lagrene/Luc - Made in France - Jazz Manouche Mark Twigden gtrs, Jesse MacIntyre bass
  • Lerner/Loewe - Almost Like Being in Love - Ella Fitzgerald & orch arr/cond Marty Paich
  • Adler/Ross - Whatever Lola Wants - Ella Fitzgerald & orch arr/cond Marty Paich
  • Parker - Now's the Time - Art Blakey dms, Clifford Brown tpt, Lou Donaldson alto, Horace Silver pno, Curly Russell bass.
  • La Faro - Gloria's Step - Bill Evans pno, Scott La Faro bass, Paul Motian dms
  • Wells/Segal - When Joanna Loved Me - Paul Desmond alto, Jim Hall gtr
  • Griffin, Trevor: Before I Sleep. Trevor Griffin Sextet . Trevor Griffin, alto, Craig Walters ten, Phil Slater tpt, Kevin Hunt pno, Craig Scott bass, Ron Lemke dms
  • Jacques, Judy: Anniversary. Judy Jacques, voc. . Sandro Donati tpt, James Wakeling gtr, Pip Avent tuba, Serge De Leucio perc.
  • Rantala - Tottoroo - The Rotten Jazz Trio Iiro Rantala pno, Eerik Siikasaari bass, Rami Eskelinen dms
  • Strayhorn, Billy: Isfahan. Warren Vache, cornet . Allan Vache clt, Brian Lemon pno, Dave Cliff gtr, Dave Green bass, Allan Ganley dms.
  • Williams - Christina - Buster Williams bass, Herbie Hancock pno/kbds, Wayne Shorter sop sax, Al Foster dms
  • Arnheim, Gus: Sweet and Lovely. Barry Buckley, db., Bob Sedergreen, pno., Ted Vining, drums .
  • Vance, Andy: Born Again. Andy Vance Trio . Andy Vance pno, Geoff Kluke bass, Danny Fisher dms.

  • 21st September

    Show Playlist
  • McGuffie - Dear Dave - Benny Goodman & his Orch feat. Bill McGuffie pno
  • David - I would Do Anything for You - Benny Goodman & his Orch. (arr Fletcher Henderson)
  • Rogers/Norvo - Igor - Woody Herman's Woodchoppers solos ; Red Norvo vibes, Bill Harris tbn, Flip Phillips ten, Sonny Berman tpt, Woody Herman clt, Billy Bauer gtr.
  • Jackson - Four Men on a Horse - Woody Herman's Woodchoppers (actually a quartet of Jimmy Rowles pno, Billy Bauer gtr, Chubby Jackson bass, Don Lamond dms. Band joins in for finale.
  • Davis - Telegraph - Eddie Lockjaw Davis ten, Oscar Peterson pno, Ray Brown bass, Jimmie Smith dms
  • Reinhardt, Lulo: Mar y Sol. Daniel Weltlinger, vln., Doug Martin, gtr., Lulo Reinhardt, gtr. Rhythm Section .
  • Clark, Diana: Breathe Into Time. Diana Clark, voc., Doug De Vries, gtr., Joe Chindamo, pno., Simon Starr, bass .
  • Metheny, Pat: Never Too Far Away. Mark Isaacs, pno. Adam Armstrong bass, Andrew Gander dms.
  • Rollins - Saint Thomas - Sonny Rollins ten, Tommy Flanagan pno, Doug Watkins bass, Max Roach dms
  • Raye/De Paul - You Don't Know What Love Is - Sonny Rollins
  • Rollins - Blue 7 - Sonny Rollins
  • Bailey, Judy: Colours of My Dream. Judy Bailey, pno.
  • Bailey, Judy: The spritely ones. Judy Bailey, pno.
  • Cale, Bruce: Listen to the Song of Life. Dale Barlow, fte. Bruce Cale Quartet .
  • Burke, Robert: Improvisation No.77. Robert Burke, sax., Tony Gould, pno.
  • de Boos-Smith, Damian: Solo: In the Gambling Den. Dale Barlow, sax., Damian De Boos-Smith, gtr., Michael Bartolomei, pno., Phillip Slater, tpt. Cameron Undy bass, Martin Highland dms.
  • Walton, Sir William: Henry V: Touch her soft lips and part. Mike Nock, pno.

  • 14th September

    Show Playlist
  • Benny Goodman/Edgar Sampson/Manny Kurtz: Dark Rapture. Helen Humes, voc. Count Basie and His Orch .
  • Youmans, Vincent: Sometimes I'm Happy. Dave Brubeck, pno., Paul Desmond, sax. Bob Bates bass, Joe Dodge dms
  • Loesser, Frank: I Believe in You. Bill Evans, pno., Monty Budwig, db., Shelly Manne, drums .
  • Styne, Jule: I Fall in Love Too Easily - Herbie Hancock Quartet: Herbie Hancock, pno. Wynton Marsalis tpt, Ron Carter bass, Tony Williams dms
  • Bryant, Ray: Little Susie. Jo JonesTrio: Jo Jones dms, Ray Bryant pno, Tommy Bryant bass
  • Schwartz, Arthur: Alone Too Long. Tommy Flanagan, pno. Tommy Flanagan Trio .
  • Carmichael/Parish/Robison/Hill - Star Dust/Old Folks. Joe Henderson, sax. Wynton Kelly pno Paul Chambers bas, Jimmy Cobb dms
  • Cherry, Don: Art Deco. Charlie Haden, db., Don Cherry, tpt., Ed Blackwell, drums .
  • Deutch, Emery: When a Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry. Erroll Garner, pno/harpsichord, Ernest McCarty Jr. bass, Jimmie Smith perc., Jose Mangual congas
  • Arlen, Harold (arr. Ferguson, John ): Come Rain or Come Shine. Emma Pask, voc.
  • Hargrove, Roy: Trilogy. Roy Hargrove Quintet .
  • Hancock, Herbie: Maiden Voyage. Stephen Scott, pno Michael Bowie bass, Karriem Riggins dms .
  • Hunter, Charlie: The Shango Pt. 111. Calder Spanier, sax., Charlie Hunter, gtr., Dave Ellis, sax., Scott Amendola, drums .
  • Ellington, Duke: A Mural From Two Perspectives. Bill Frisell, gtr., Don Byron, cl., Drew Gress, db., Jack DeJohnette, drums .
  • Rainger, Ralph: If I Should Lose You. Oscar Peterson, pno.
  • Monk, Thelonious: In Walked Bud. Josep Pinzarrone, pno., Steve Duke, sax.

  • 7th September

    Show Playlist
  • Davies - Katie's New Handbag - Tim Davies Big Band feat. Mike Acosta alto
  • Tizol/Ellington - Caravan(-dalized) - Tim Davies Big Band feat. Sal Cracchiolo
  • Waldron - Ann Springs - Nat Adderley cor, Jerome Richardson ten, Hank Jones pno, Wendell Marshall bass, Kenny Clarke dms
  • Noble - The Touch of Your Lips - Ben Webster ten, Oscar Peterson pno, Ray Brown bass, Ed Thigpen dms
  • O'Hagan, Jack (arr. Crellin, Naomi): Josie & Me/Blue Rhythm/One Little Kiss in the Moonlight - Nick Begbie, tpt. The Idea of North .
  • Rodgers/Hart - This Can't Be Love - George Shearing pno, Louis Stewart gtr, Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson bass
  • Coltrane - Wise One - John Coltrane ten, McCoy Tyner pno, Jimmy Garrison bass, Elvin Jones dms
  • Morrison, James: My Beautiful. James Morrison, tpt., Ray Brown, db Benny Green pno, Jeff Hamilton dms
  • Rantala - September - Iiro Rantala pno solo
  • Hall - Cold Spring - Jim Hall & Pat Metheny gtrs
  • Menescal, Roberto: Little Boat (O Barquinho). Hetty Kate, voc., James Sherlock, gtr., Tamara Murphy, db.
  • Hancock, Herbie: Dolphin Dance. Ted Vining Trio .
  • Schertzinger, Victor: I Remember You. Ben Vanderwal, drums, Jamie Oehlers, sax., Paul Grabowsky, pno., Sam Anning, db.
  • Young, Victor: Stella by Starlight. George Coleman, sax., Herbie Hancock, pno., Miles Davis, tpt., Ron Carter, db., Tony Williams, drums .
  • Motian, Paul: Time and Time Again. Bill Frisell, gtr., Joe Lovano, sax., Paul Motian, drums .
  • Mann, David: No Moon at All. Hetty Kate, voc., James Sherlock, gtr., Tamara Murphy, db.

  • 31st August

    Show Playlist
  • Goodwin - Sing Sang Sung - Gordon Goodwin's Bit Phat Band (solos by Arturo Sandoval tpt, Eddie Daniels clt) Mastered by Charlie Watts (not the same man!)
  • Goodwin - Count Bubba - Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band (solos: Dan Higgins sax, Gordon Goodwin pno)
  • Jagger, Mick: Faction and band introduction. Charlie Watts and the Tentet .
  • Watts, Charlie: Elvin's Song. Charlie Watts and the Tentet .
  • Watts, Charlie: Airto 11. Charlie Watts and the Tentet .
  • Johnston, Phillip: Got Lucky. The Microscopic Septet .
  • Rodgers, Richard: State Fair: It Might as Well be Spring. Miles Davis, tpt., Sarah Vaughan, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Gershwin, George: Nice Work if you Can Get it. Miles Davis, tpt., Sarah Vaughan, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Brubeck, Dave: Stompin' for Mili. Dave Brubeck Quartet .
  • Beckenstein, Jay: Wrapped in a Dream. Spyro Gyra .
  • Evans, Bill: Comrade Conrad. Bill Evans, pno., Eddie Gomez, db., Marty Morell, drums .
  • Ferrante, Russell: Sea Folk. Bob Mintzer, sax., Jimmy Haslip, electric bass, Marcus Baylor, drums, Russell Ferrante, kybd.
  • Hancock, Herbie: Manhattan Lorelei. Herbie Hancock, pno., Wayne Shorter, sax.