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In Transition with host Randy McElligott


Today’s episode features some of the greatest sax players in jazz. It’s a small sample given the time allotted, but I hope I can introduce listeners to some of the greatest! Tina Brook’s great recordings for Blue Note Records, the unforgettable sounds of Dexter Gordon, and John Coltrane’s great version of Countdown are just a few of the gems featured today.

artist | album | song | time

01 illinois jacquet the complete illinois jacquet sessions 1945-50 don’t blame me 3.07
02 harold land harold-in-the-land-of-jazz nieta 4.38
03 booker ervin groovin’ high stella by starlight 2.49
04 tina brooks mosaic 106 one for myrtle 4.41
05 sonny rollins afternoon in paris 3.03
06 kirk macdonald two night stand 4.20
07 dexter gordon dexter calling smile 3.23
08 buddy tate tate a tate at la fontaine copenhagen i surrender dear 3.29
09 chet doxas big sky blue 23 3.43
10 campbell ryga spectacular spectacular 3.47
11 james moody moody’s moods faster james 3.44
12 ed calle sunset harbor marianne 3.49
13 john coltrane giant steps countdown 2.25
14 art pepper mosaic 105 the route 5.06
15 tony campise ballads blues bebop and beyond lush life 4.21
16 benny golson free shades of stein 4.33
17 yusef lateef reevaluation the impulse years warm fire 4.21
18 lee konitz in the wee small hours of the morning 4.39
19 jackie maclean complete blue note recordings 1964-66 climax 9.18
20 dave liebman pendulum picadilly lilly 7.53
21 bon byas and slam stewart mosaic 134 commodore recordings indiana 5.18
22 flip phillips and his orchestra complete verve-clef recordings swedish pastry 3.19
23 hank mobley blue note sessions 1963-1970 dont’t blame me 5.37
24 gene ammons and sonny stitt together for the last time for all we know 4.51

IHTSB (I’ve Heard That Song Before) NOVEMBER 28 2021

IHTSB with host Stephanie Robinson


This show is a mixed selection of big bands, small groups and singers.  We cover the period with recordings from 1927 to 1962 from the US and the UK. Listen for  a beautiful duet from 1962, the voice of Doris Day and the piano of Andre Previn.  British bands from the early  days led by Jack Payne and Jack Hylton  are featured, and we hear the classic tune "Sidewalks of New York" from the fabulous Duke Elliington orchestra in 1941.  Marion Morgan joins us in a delightful combination with the orchestra of Harry James from 1947, and we conclude with the band led by Erskine Hawkins in their brilliant recording of his own composition "Tuxedo Junction"!

Artist Year Song Time

1 Bob Crosby orchestra 1937 South Rampart Street Parade 3:34
2 Adrian Rollini 1935 Bouncin’ In Rhythm 2:49
3 Andre Previn, Doris Day 1962 Daydreaming 3:08
4 Artie Shaw And His New Music 1939 Rosalie 2:44
5 Jack Hylton 1927 Ain’t That A Grand And Glorious Feeling? 3:12
6 Jack Payne 1931 Love Letters In The Sand 3:03
7 Alice Faye 1934 Here’s The Key To My Heart 3:05
8 Duke Ellington 1941 The Sidewalks Of New York 3:15
9 Billie Holiday 1949 Please Tell Me Now 3:15
10 Four Of The Bob Cats 1938 Call Me A Taxi 3:17
11 Robert Farnon 1953 Georgia on My Mind 3:14
12 Beryl Davis 1947 The Touch Of Your Lips 2:26
13 Harry James, Marion Morgan 1947 You Can Do No Wrong 3:04
14 Erskine Hawkins 1939 Tuxedo Junction 3:16