The Jazz Show Episode December 19, 2016

The Miles Davis All-Stars: Miles Davis with Thelonious Monk and Milt Jackson: "The Bags' Groove Session-Dec. 24,1954"

9:04pm - 12:53am

This historic and ground-breaking record date was done on December 24, 1954 and was a meeting of all-stars. Miles Davis on trumpet was the nominal leader and he performs with Thelonious Monk on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. This record date has become a Christmas Jazz Feature on The Jazz Show and an annual tradition. It's not Christmas music per se but the "feel" of Christmas is evident throughout this date. None of these great musicians were trying to make a recording that would influence and alter the sound of Modern Jazz but they did just that by simply playing their best and expressing themselves. This date became known as "The Bags' Groove Session" because of the wonderful version of Milt Jackson's simple blues tune. Three others make up the date: Monk's "Bemsha Swing", Davis' "Swing Spring" and the band's interpretation of the Gershwin classic, "The Man I Love". Enjoy the music and enjoy Christmas and Hanukkah and the Holiday Season and Happy and prosperous 2017 to all.

Track Listing:

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 (Take 1)
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
Bags' Groove (Take 2)
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
The Man I Love (Take 2)
Miles Davis · Miles Davis All-Stars
White Christmas
Charlie Parker · Charlie Parker at The Roost
John Coltrane · John Coltrane Plays
The Christmas Song
Gene Ammons · Jug Blows Xmas.
Sleigh Ride
Chris Davis · This Christmas
The Story of Scrooge
Lord Buckley · The Great Lord Buckley
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The MJQ with the Stuttgart Symphony Orch. · The MJQ with Symphony.
Santa Claus is Comin' To Town
Bill Evans · Bill Evans Alone.
6 Movements.
Duke Ellington · The Nutcracker Suite
We Free Kings
Roland Kirk · We Free Kings
Winter Wonderland
Chet Baker · The Chet Baker Quartet
All God's Children Got Rhythm
Sonny Stitt · Stitt and Powell
Sonny Stitt · Stitt and Powell
Sonny Stitt · Stitt and Powell
Bud's Blues
Sonny Stitt · Stitt and Powell
Birk's Works
Kenny Burrell · At The Five Spot Cafe.
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Nat Adderley · Branchin' Out
I Got Plenty of Nuthin'
Nat Adderley · Branchin' Out.
Harold Land · Harold in the Land of Jazz
Up Over and Out.
Hank Mobley · Reach Out.