Sunday, June 15, 2014

Songs For Our Fathers

This playlist contains a bunch of songs played on my latest jazz radio programme for Iran [October 23, 2011], dedicated to our fathers. The theme of "father" will be explored throughout the history of jazz, from Cozy Cole to George Coleman.

Song For My Father
Horace Silver
Carmell Jones (tp) Joe Henderson (ts) Horace Silver (p) Teddy Smith (b) Roger Humphries (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, October 26, 1964

Father, Dear Father
Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra
Bunny Berigan, Irving Goodman, Steve Lipkins (tp) Ray Conniff, Nat Lobovsky (tb) George Bohn, Gus Bivona (cl & as) Clyde Rounds, Georgie Auld (ts) Joe Bushkin (p) Dick Wharton (g) Hank Wayland (sb) Buddy Rich (d) Bernie McKay (voc)
New York City, June 8, 1938

Our Second Father (dedicated to the memory of John Coltrane)
Charles Tolliver Music Inc.
Charles Tolliver (tp) Stanley Cowell (p) Cecil McBee (b) Jimmy Hopps (d)
New York City, May 1, 1970

My Father
Nina Simone
Nina Simone (key, voc, arr) Max Ellen, Barry Finclair, Harry Glickman, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, Marvin Morgenstern, David Nadien, Herbert Sorkin, Richard Sortomme, Lamar Alsop, Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi, Jonathan Abramowitz, Charles McCracken, Alan Shulman, John Beal, Charles Israels, Homer Mensch (strings) Gary King (b) Jim Madison (d) David Matthews (arr)
Studio Katy, Brussels, January, 1970

Bringing Up Father
Cecil Payne
Cecil Payne (bars) Kenny Dorham (tp) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Taylor (d)
New York City, May 22, 1956

His Father Wore Long Hair
Louis Armstrong
Frank Owens (p) interestingly some of the string section personals are as same as Nina Simone's & Louis Armstrong (voc)
New York City?, May 1970

Your Father's Mustache
Woody Herman & His Orchestra
Sonny Berman, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Irv Lewis, Ray Linn, Neal Hefti (tp) Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as) Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello (ts) Skippy DeSair (bari) Red Norvo (vib) Tony Aless (p) Billy Bauer (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Buddy Rich (d) Frances Wayne (voc) Ralph Burns (arr).
New York City, September 5, 1945

George Coleman
George Coleman (ts) Harold Mabern (p) Ray Drummond (b) Alvin Queen (d)
Yoshi's Jazz Club, San Francisco, 1987

In Memory Of His Father, Harry L. Evans 1891-1966
Bill Evans
Bill Evans (p)
Town Hall, NYC, February 21, 1966

Two Fathers (Two Feathers)
James Moody
James Moody (ts) Lars Gullin (bars) Rolf Larsson (p) Gunnar Almstedt (b) Andres Burman (d)
Stockholm, January 24, 1951

Father Co-Operates
Cozy Cole All Stars
Joe Thomas (tp) Trummy Young (tb) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Earl Hines (p) Teddy Walters (g) Billy Taylor (b) Cozy Cole (d)
New York City, February 22, 1944


1 comment:

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