The Jazz Show Episode December 22, 2014

Broadcast on 22-Dec-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

The Miles Davis All-Stars with Thelonious Monk and Milt Jackson: Dec.24,1954.

One of the most important records in Jazz History is our regular Christmas Jazz Feature and it's the Christmas Eve recording session in 1954 of The Miles Davis All-Stars. Mr. Davis is the nominal leader here with Milt Jackson on vibes, Thelonious Monk on piano, Percy Heath on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. A beautiful incandescant spirit pervades the session and it feels Christmasy even though none of the music is intended to be in that vein. The complete session will be heard. The two takes of Milt Jackson's famous blues "Bags' Groove" were done in the afternoon session then a dinner break and a return to the studio. The Monk composition, "Bemsha Swing" was next then Miles Davis' "Swing Spring" gets a lengthy treatment. Two takes of the Gershwin's "The Man I Love" complete the date and Jazz History was made. Kenny Clarke said after the session was over "Miles played beautifully" so did everyone. Merry Christmas to all from The Jazz Show and your host Gavin Walker.

Track Listing:

Bags' Groove(Take 1)
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
Bags' Groove(Take2)
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
Bemsha Swing
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
Swing Spring
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
The Man I Love (Take 1)
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
The Man I Love (Take 2).
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
Alfie's Theme
Sonny Rollins · Music from Alfie
The Christmas Song
Michel Donato · Noel en Harmonie
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Michel Donato · Noel en Harmonie
Sleigh Ride
Chris Davis · This Christmas
We Free Kings
Roland Kirk · We Free Kings
White Christmas
Charlie Parker · Bird At The Roost.
Greensleeves
Paul Desmond · Paul and Jim
Scrooge
Lord Buckley · Scrooge and Other Tales
Oh Tannenbaum
Chris Sigerson · A Chris Chris Christmas
Have Yourself a very merry Christmas
Chris Sigerson · A Chris Chris Christmas
Blueport
Gerry Mulligan · Mulligan At Monterey
74 Miles Away
Cannonball Adderley · 74 Miles Away
Deuces Wild
Sonny Stitt · Deuces Wild