The Jazz Show Episode October 20, 2014

Broadcast on 20-Oct-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Composer George Russell: "New York, New York"

This five movement creation by composer extraordinaire George Russell is his tribute to New York City. It was written and recorded in late 1958 and 1959 and played by an all-star orchestra with many many great Jazz stars as soloists. People such as John Coltrane, Benny Golson, Bob Brookmeyer, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Max Roach are all heard extensively. Mr, Russell incorporates several "standard" tunes into his composition here and you'll hear references to "Manhattan", "Autumn In New York", "How About You" and other melodies but it's all George Russell. This historic record is a tribute to one of the greatest cities in the world. Each movement is introduced by poet/writer Jon Hendricks and provides a wonderful set-up to the music. New York, New York....a town so nice, they named it twice!

Track Listing:

Manhattan
George Russell · New York N.Y.
Big City Blues
George Russell · New York N.Y.
Manhatta-Rico
George Russell · New York N.Y.
East Side Medley
George Russell · New York N.Y.
A Helluva Town
George Russell · Nre York N.Y.
Eddie Who?
Eddie Harris · Eddie Who?
Listen Here
Eddie Harris · Listen Here
Ten Minutes To Four
Eddie Harris · Sings The Blues
There Was A Time
Eddie Harris · Eddie Who?
Giant Steps
Eddie Harris · Sings The Blues
Misty Thursday
Eddie Harris · Steps Up
If I Did-Would You?
Eddie Harris · Steps Up
Harlem Nocturne
Eddie Harris · There Was A Time
Blues For New Orleans
Duke Ellington · New Orleans Suite
Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies
Duke Ellington · New Orleans Suite
Portrait Of Wellman Braud
Duke Ellington · New Orleans Suite
Portrait of Sidney Bechet
Duke Ellington · New Orleans Suite