The Jazz Show Episode December 23, 2013

Broadcast on 23-Dec-2013

9:00pm - 11:59pm

This famous (sometimes infamous) recording date that took place on Christmas Eve of 1954 has gone down in Jazz History as a milestone session which influenced generations of Jazz players.This date is a tradition on The Jazz Show and we hear it every year on the last show before Christmas. Somehow, although there is nothing obvious about Christmas in this music, nevertheless there IS a definite Christmas feeling about this music. It is by the Miles Davis All-Stars and features Mr. Davis with vibraphone master Milt Jackson, piano genius Thelonious Monk, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke. Four tunes were done and two alternate takes for a total of six selections on the afternoon and evening of Dec. 24,1954.The tunes were issued on a couple of called "Bags' Groove" and the other called "Miles Davis and The Modern Jazz Giants" and later on a variety of CDs. Tonight we wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Track Listing:

The Outlaw
Horace Silver · Further Explorations
Moon Rays
Horace Silver · Further Explorations
Senor Blues
Horace Silver · Live At Newport 1958
Song For My Father
Horace Silver · Re-Entry
The Natives Are Restless Tonight.
Horace Silver · Re-Entry
The Hardbop Grandpop
Horace Silver · The hardbop Grandpop
White Christmas
Charlie Parker · Bird at the Roost
O Tannenbaum
Chris Sigerson · A Chris Chris Christmas
Lord Buckley · Buckley's Christmas
The Christmas Song
Gene Ammons · Ammons' Joy
Bags' Groove
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
Miles Davis · Miles Davis' All-Stars
Winter Wonderland
Chet Baker · Chet Baker Quartet
Paul Desmond · Paul Desmond and Jim Hall
The Chinese Dance
Duke Ellington · Nutcracker Suite