The Jazz Show Episode December 20, 2010

Broadcast on 20-Dec-2010

9:00pm - 12:00am

This classic session had always been a Jazz Show tradition and once again this year, 2010, we present it. Little need be said about this date which took place on Christmas Eve in 1954 with Miles Davis in top form as the nominal leader. Milt Jackson is on vibes, Thelonious Monk in trenchant form on piano, Percy Heath on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. The session is known as the "Bags' Groove Session" as two incredible takes of Milt Jackson's simple blues line is delivered by the band. The other tunes are a Miles Davis/Bud Powell opus called "Swing Spring" plus a Monk/Denzil Best composition called "Bemsha Swing" and finally the Gershwin opus,"The Man I Love". The Jazz Show and your host Gavin Walker wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we'll see you in 2011.

Track Listing:

Intro: Symphony Sid.
Charlie Parker · Bird in Boston Dec.1952
Cool Blues
Groovin' High
Don't Blame Me
Scrapple From The Apple
Jumpin' With Symphony
Harold Land/Bobby · The Peacemaker
40 Love
We Three Kings
Rahsaan Roland Kirk · We Free Kings
White Christmas
Charlie Parker · Bird at the Roost 1949
John Coltrane · Classic Quartet
Paul Desmond · Paul Desmond/Jim Hall
God Rest Ye Merry
Modern Jazz Quartet · The MJQ.
Santa Clause is Coming
Paul Bley · First Date
To Town
The Christmas Song
Gene Ammons · Jug Blows Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Chet Baker · Chet's Christmas
The Story of Scrooge
Lord Buckley · His Royal Hipness
Oh Tannenbaum
Chris Sigerson · A Chris Chris Christmas
Bags' Groove(Take 1)
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
Bags' Groove(Take 2)
Christmas Eve 1954
Swing Spring
Bemsha Swing
The Man I Love