Of Horns and History (Playlist #101)

The Duke

This week’s Alloy live broadcast centered around big band. I spoke “live in the studio” with Dickinson music faculty member, Jeffrey Wohlbach. Jeffrey will lead the Dickinson College Jazz Ensemble in a concert on December 2nd in Dickinson’s Rubendahl Hall in Weiss Center for the Arts. Jeffrey and I talked about and played much of the music the Ensemble will be featuring as part of their upcoming performance Jeffrey has been an Alloy in-studio guest in the past and it is always a special treat to talk with him. HIs knowledge of big band history provided the perfect context for understanding and appreciating the music, big band history, and much much more. Thanks Jeffrey!

Also, don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Soundbreaking” from the comfort of your browser (click here). This week's artwork, “The Duke” is a slightly reworked version by yours truly of a photo by Hans Bernhard.

Compostion Album Artist Listen
West Side Story Medley Swingin' New Big Band Buddy Rich Apple Music
Benny's Bugle Play a Bill Frisell Set List Michael Gibbs & The NDR Bigband Apple Music
Freddy's Step Play a Bill Frisell Set List Michael Gibbs & The NDR Bigband Apple Music
Little Child Runnin' Wild Superfly (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) Curtis Mayfield Apple Music
Brass Roots Brass Roots Doc Severinsen Apple Music
Flatbush Flanagan Flash Harry James Apple Music
Rockabye River The Uncollected Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1946, Vol. 2 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Apple Music
Here's to Life Here's to Life Shirley Horn Apple Music
Sweet Georgia Brown Wham The Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Quintet Apple Music
The Days of Wine and Roses It's Coolin' Time Woody Herman and His Orchestra Apple Music
Peter Gunn Peter Gunn (Music from the TV Series) Henry Mancini and His Orchestra & Chorus Apple Music
Full Nelson The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions Oliver Nelson Apple Music
Dolphin Dance (Live) [with the Jazz Orchestra] Mel Lewis & the Jazz Orchestra Play the Compositions of Herbie Hancock Live in Montreux (with the Jazz Orchestra) Mel Lewis Apple Music
Feeling Good Compact Jazz: Nina Simone Nina Simone Apple Music
Li'l Darlin’ Count Basie's Finest Hour Count Basie and His Orchestra Apple Music
Second Line New York New York 1970-72 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Apple Music