Take 5 Jazz



  • This week I’ll start with tenor saxophonist Oliver Nelson, track from his album “Fantabulous” recorded july 1964 with Phil Woods, Ben Tucker, Grady Tate
  • Vibraphonist Mike Mainieri track from his album “Blues on the other side” recorded in 1962 with Bruce Martin: piano, Julie Ruggiero: bass, Joseph Porcaro: drums
  • Drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with a track from “Buhaina’s Delight” recorded November 28th 1961 with Freddie Hubbard: trumpet, Curtis Fuller: trombone, Wayne Shorter: tenor sax, Cedar Walton: piano, Jymie Merritt: bass
  • Alto saxophonist Jim Snidero, track from “Live at the Deer Head Inn” recorded in 2020 with Orrin Evans: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Joe Farnsworth: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and bassist Mike Karn with a track from the cd “Milo’s Illinois” recorded October 2020
  • Tenor saxophonist Sam Butera and the Witnesses  track from his lp “The Big Horn” recorded in 1958
  • Pianist Rob Madna track from his lp “I got it bad and that ain’t good” recorded july 20th 1976 with Koos Serierse on bass and drummer Eric Ineke
  • The Ben Webster special track 138/520 now Ben and Dexter Gordon in Baden 1972 with Kenny Drew: piano, Bo Stief: bass, Ed Thigpen: drums
  • Tristan’s new cd “What could possibly go wrong” Jaycilee Teterissa: vocals,  Guy  Nikkels: guitar, Coen Molenaar: keyboards,  Frans Vollink: bass,  Sebastiaan Cornellisen: drums
  • Bassist Shez Raja track from his new album “Tales from the Punjab”  with Fiza Haider: vocals, Ahsan Papu: bansuri, Zohiab Hassan: sarangi, Kashif Ali Dani: tabla, Qamar Abbas: cajon
  • The Aurex Jazz All Stars, track from the lp “ live in Tokyo “  recorded September 1st 1982 with J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding: trombone, Clark Terry: trumpet, Dexter Gordon: tenor saxophone, Tommy Flanagan: piano, Kenny Burrell: guitar, Richard Davis: bass, Roy Haynes: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist George Coleman track from “Live in Arnhem” recorded februay 2nd 1978 with Fritz Pauer: piano, Jimmy Woode: bass, Tony Inzalaco: drums

No. 1076

  • This week I’ll start with John Plonski on trumpet, track from the lp “Cool Man Cool” recorded in 1957 with Carl Janelli on baritone sax, Dominic Cortese: electric accordion, Chet Amsterdam: bass, Mel Zelnick: drums
  • Pianist Arnold Ross track from “Arnold Ross Sextet” recorded in 1952 with Ronnie Scott: tenor sax, Derek Humble: alto sax, Jimmy Deuchar: trumpet, Sammy Stokes: bass, Jack Parnell: drums
  • The Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra track from “The Unreleased WDR Jazz Recordings 1957-1974” this track is from January 26th 1963 with Karl Drewo & Gerd Dudek: tenor sax, Derek Humble: alto sax, Falay Maffy: trumpet
  • Drummer Steve Gadd track from his new album “At the Blue Note Tokyo” with David Spinozza: guitar, Walt Fowler: trumpet, Jimmy Johnson: bass, Kevin Hays: keyboards
  • On trumpet you’ll hear Jimmy Deuchar  track from his album “Swingin’the Blues” recorded in 1957 with Derek Humble: alto sax, Tubby Hayes: tenor sax, Eddie Harvey: piano, Kenny Napper: bass, Phil Seamen: drums
  • The Ben Webster special, track 137/520  “Les McCann presents the dynamic jazz organ of Richard “Groove” Holmes” with Ben Webster on  tenor sax, Tricky Lofton: trombone, Les McCan: piano, George Freeman: guitar, Ron Jefferson: drums,  recorded march 1961
  • The Derek Humble Quartet, Humble on alto sax, Bora Rokovic: piano, Bob Carter: bass, Stuff Combe: drums,  recorded November 5th 1963
  • Jo Stafford: vocals track from the lp “Jo + Jazz” recorded july 15th 1960  with Ray Nance, Conte Candoli, Don Fagerquist: trumpets, Lawrence Brown: trombone, Johnny Hodges: alto sax, Ben Webster: tenor sax, Harry Carney: baritone sax, Jimmy Rowles: piano, Bob Gibbons: guitar, Joe Mondragon: bass, Mel Lewis: drums
  • Baritone saxophonist Harry Carney  track from his lp “The Duke’s Men” recorded September 15th 1960 with Willie Cook: trombone, Ed Mullins & Ray Nance: trumpet, Booty Wood: trombone, Paul Gonzales: tenor sax, Rollins Giffith: piano, Aaron Bell: bass, Sam Woodyard: drums
  • Pianist Rob Franken with his quartet Ferdinand Povel on tenor sax. Ruud Jacobs: bass, Rogier van Otterloo: drums
  • The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra recorded at BBC studio 1959
  • On Bass Saxophone you’ll hear James Carter  track from his album “Chasin’ the Gypsy” recorded in 2000 with  Regina Carter: violin, Jay Berliner: guitar, Charlie  Giordano: accordion, Steve Kirby: bass, Cyro Baptista: drums


  • This week I’ll start with guitarist Wes Montgomery 2 tracks from the cd “The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings” recorded april 30th 1965 with Johnny Griffin & Ronnie Scott: tenor sax, Ronnie Ross: baritone sax, Martial Solal: piano, Michel Gaudry: bass, Ronnie Stephenson: drums
  • On trumpet you’ll hear Donald Byrd with Barney Wilen on tenor sax, track from “Jazz in Camera” recorded july 1958 with Jimmy Gourley: guitar, Walter Davis Jr: piano, Doug Watkins: bass, Al Levitt: drums
  • Composer/Arranger Vic Lewis track from his lp “And his All Stars at the Beaulieu Festival” recorded in 1964 with Jimmy Deuchar, Keith Christie,Vic Ash, Art Ellefson, Ronnie Ross, Terry Shannon, Arthur Watts, Allan Ganley
  • On vocals you’ll hear Alyssa Allgood , track from her cd “What tomorrow brings” on Cellar Live records recorded august 5 & 6th 2020 with Michael Allemana:guitar, Dennis Carroll: bass, George Fludas: drums
  • Drummer Snorre Kirk track from his album “Tangerine Rhapsody” recorded in 2019 with Stephen Riley on tenor sax, Magnus Hjorth: piano, Anders Fjeldsted: bass
  • The Ben Webster special, track 136/520 the lp “Webster’s Dictionary”  recorded in London October 12th 1970 with Stan Tracy: piano, Dave Green: bass, Tony Crombie: drums, Alan Branscombe: vibes, Tony Gilbert 1st violin and leader
  • Pianist Spike Wilner  track from his cd “Aliens and Wizzards” recorded august 16th 2020 on Cellar Live Records with Tyler Mitchell: bass, Tyler Pinciotti: drums
  • Drummer John Engels, Joris Teepe: bass, Benjamin Herman: alto sax track from the new cd “When Will The Blues Leave” recorded 15/16 june 2020 ( at the Bimhuis Amsterdam)
  • On trumpet you’ll hear Dizzy Gillespie and his All Stars at the Chicago Jazz Festival august 29th 1980 with James Moody: tenor sax, Cecil Payne: baritone sax, Walter Bishop Jr: piano, Ray Brown: bass, Max Roach: drums
  • The last track in this program is for Miles Davis, track from  “Jazz at the Plaza” recorded in N.Y. 1958 with John Coltrane: tenor sax, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley: alto sax, Bill Evans: piano, Paul Chambers: bass, Philly Joe Jones; drums

No. 1074

  • This week I’ll start with vibraphonist Cal Tjader track from his album “Soul Burst” recorded February 1966 with Chick Corea on piano(just 25 years old), Attila Zoller: guitar, Richard  Davis: bass,  Carlos “Potato”Valdez: congas, Grady Tate: drums, Arranger/Conductor: Oliver Nelson
  • Tenor saxophonist Charlie Ventura  track from his album “Is it true about…” recorded in 1946 with Charlie Kennedy: alto sax, Barney Bigard: clarinet, Allan Reus: guitar, Milt Raskin: piano, Red Callender: bass, Nick Fatool: drums
  • New cd from 85 year old/young drummer John Engels with Benjamin Herman on alto sax  and bassist Joris  Teepe  track from the cd “When will the blues leave”
  • Drummer Snorre Kirk track from his album “Going Up” recorded in 2020 on Stunt Records with Stephen Riley & Jan Harbeck: tenor sax, Magnus Hjorth: piano, Anders Fjeldsted:bass
  • Pianist  Mike Pyne track from his album “Live at Ronnie Scott’s” recorded January 20th 1990 with Ron Mathewson: bass and drummer Spike Wells
  • The Ben Webster special track 135/520 now his lp “Did You Call?” recorded November 28th 1972 with Tete Montoliu: piano, Eric Peter: bass, Peer Wyboris: drums
  • Pianist Cees Slinger track from his cd “Sling Shot” recorded april 22nd 1985 with Clifford Jordan: tenor sax, Isla Eckinger: bass, Philly Joe Jones: drums
  • Drummer Buddy Rich  track from his lp “Live in Poland-Jam Session” with Barry Kiener: organ, Steve Marcus & Bob Mintzer: tenor sax, Mauro Turso: alto and tenor sax, Dean Pratt: trumpet


  • This week I’ll start with J.A.T. P. live at the Carnegie Hall September 17th 1955 with Ben Webster, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Elderidge + Flip Phillips, Sonny Stitt, Bill Harris, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Louie Bellson
  • Steps Ahead track from “N.Y.C.” recorded in 1989 with Mike Mainieri: vibes, Bendik Hofset: sax and keys, Steve Khan: guitars, Tony Levin: bass, Steve Smith: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Charlie Ventura and trombonist Bill Harris track from the lp “Live at the 3 Deuces” recorded in 1947 with Ralph Burns: piano, Bob Leiniger: bass, Dave Tough: drums
  • On the trumpet you’ll hear Chet Baker with a track from his album “Chet in New York” recorded in 1958 with Johnny Griffin on tenor sax, Al Haig on piano, Paul Chambers plays the bass and drummer is Philly Joe Jones
  • BOOST a mix of rock, blues, 70’s film score and a touch of jazz, fat grungy Hammond grooves(Rob Mostert, virtuoso guitar riffs (Jerome Hol) and tight beats from drummer  Erik Kooger new album on ZenneZ records
  • Billie Holiday sings at the Philharmonic Auditorium in L.A.  February 12th 1945 she sings “Strange Fruit”!!!
  • The Ben Webster special track 134/520 you’ll hear a track from the lp “Live in Esslingen” recorded October 8th 1967 with Benny Bailey: trumpet, Henri Chaix: piano, Alan DuBois: guitar, Isla Eckinger: bass, Ramano Caviciola: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins track from J.A.T.P. recorded February 12th 1945 with Neal Hefti & Shorty Sherock: trumpets, Corky Corcoran: tenor sax, Milt Raskin: piano, Dave Barbour: guitar, Charles Mingus: bass, Dave Coleman: drums
  • Another J.A.T.P. recording now with Joe Guy & Howard McGhee: trumpets,Willie Smith: alto sax, Illinois Jacquet & Charlie Venura: tenor sax, Garland Finney: piano, Ulysses Livingston: guitar, Red Callender: bass, Gene Krupa: drums
  • The Chris Barber Jazz and Blues Band 3 tracks from “New Orleans Symphony” recorded October 1986 Chris on trombone with Pat Halcox: trumpet, John Crocker: clarinet,saxes, Ian Wheeler: clarinet, harmonica,saxes, John Slaughter: guitar, Johnny McCallum: banjo and guitar,Vic Pitt: bass, Norman Emberson: drums +++The Grosse Rundfunk Orchestra Berlin


  • This week I’ll start with Chet Baker track from his lp “Plays the best of Lerner & Loewe” recorded july 1959 with Herbie Mann: flute and tenor sax, Zoot Sims: tenor sax, Pepper Adams: baritone sax, Bob Corwin: piano, Earl May: bass, Clifford Jarvis: drums
  • Pianist Friedrich Gulda track from the lp “From Vienna with Love” recorded may 25th 1964 with some of the finest musicans Jimmy Deuchar, Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, Tubby Hayes, Jimmy Woode, Mel Lewis
  • Saxophonist Charlie Ventura(plays tenor, alto,baritone and bass saxophone) track from “Adventure with Charlie” recorded march 30th 1957 with Billy Bean: guitar, Johnny Coates, Jr: piano, Gus Nemeth: bass, Tony DiNicola:  drums
  • On keyboards Dominique Vantomme track from his album “Vegir” recorded October 29th 2016 with Tony Levin on bass and Chapman Stick,Michel Deville: guitars, Maxime Lenssens: drums
  • The Ben Webster special track 133/520 “Live at Stampen, Stockholm” recorded march 19th 1973 with Teddy Wilson: piano, Sture Nordin: bass, Ed Thigpen: drums
  • Drummer Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers 2 tracks from both lp”s  “Meet you at the Jazz Corner of the World” recorded September 14th 1960 with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Bobby Timmons plays piano and Jymie Merritt on the contrabass
  • Pianist Count Basie presents the Tenor of Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis recorded December 17th 1957 with Joe Newman: trumpet, Shirley Scott: organ, George Duvivier: bass, Butch Ballard: drums
  • Bassist Ray  Brown track from his album “Echoes from the West” recorded in 1981 with Roger Kellaway: piano and drummer Louie Bellson
  • Tenor saxophonist Rusty Bryant track from “Orginal Quintet Complete Recordings”  recorded in 1954 with Otis Sutton: baritone sax, Hank Marr: piano, Warren Stephens: guitar, Fred Smith: bass, Jimmy Rodgers: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Don Byas, track from his album “Made in Tokyo” recorded in 1981

No. 1071

  • This week I’ll start with the Cajan Witmer trio, track from “Intimate Soul” recorded in 2019 with Cajan Witmer: piano, Han Slinger: bass, Maarten Kruijswijk: drums + Vera van der Bie: Violins
  • Pianist, Composer and Arranger Harry South track from “The Songbook” recorded may 16th 1964 with Jimmy Deuchar, Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Alan Branscombe, Terry Shannon, Phil Bates, Bill Eyden
  • Guitarist Reinier Voet track from his album “Ballade pour la Nuit” recorded January 13th 2019 with Karin van Kooten: violin, Jan Brouwer: rhythm guitar, Jet Stevens: bass
  • Pianist Christian von der Osten track from “Quartet” recorded October 2019 with Bernd Dallmann: alto sax, Heinrich Romisch: bass, Andy Gutte: drums
  • Pianist Gediminas Karkauskas track from his solo cd “Lost Suite” recorded in 2019
  • The New York All Stars track from the cd “Burnin’ in London” recorded November 2017 Eric Alexander: tenor sax, Harold Mabern: piano, Darryl Hall: bass, Bernd Reiter: drums
  • The Ben Webster special track 132/520 “Ben Webster at Montmartre 1965-1966” Kenny Drew on piano, Niels H.O. Pedersen: bass, Alex Riel: drums
  • The Preacher Men track from “Preaching Out Loud!!” recorded in 2016 Rob Mostert: Hammond organ, Efraim Trujillo: tenor sax, Chris Strik: drums
  • Pianist Horace Silver track from his lp “Pencil Packin” Papa” Recorded January 10th 1994 with Bob Maize: bass, Carl Burnett: drums + guest solists
  • Baritone saxophonist Kevin Goss track from his album “Gratitude” recorded in 2018/2019 with Brian O’ Kane: trumpet, Dave Restivo: piano, Nathan Hiltz: guitar, Jim Vivian: bass, Ted Warren: drums
  • Piano, Fender Rhodes & Mini Moog:  Dominique Vantomme with Tony Levin: bass and Chapman Stick, Michel Delville: guitar, Maxime Lenssens: drums  track from “Vegir” recorded October 29th 2016


  • This week I’ll start with tenor saxophonist Don Wilkerson  track from his album “Shouitin” recorded july 30th 1963 with Grant Green: guitar, John Patton: organ, Ben Dixon: drums
  • Bassist Vinnie Burke track from his album “Vinnie Burke and his All Stars” ABC Paramount records, recorded july 22nd 1956 with Eddie Costa: piano, Jimmy Rainey: guitar, Joe Morello: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes  track from his lp “Mexican Green” recorded feb and march 1967 in London with Mike Pyne: piano, Ron Matthewson: bass, Tony Levin: drums
  • The Red Light Jazz Society track from “Hookin’ Up” a ZenneZ recording
  • Pianist Tommy Flanagan  track from “Live at the American Jazz Festival in Latin America” recorded july 16th 1961 with Coleman Hawkins: tenor sax, Roy Eldridge: trumpet, Abdul Ahmed Malik: bass, Jo Jones: drums
  • Bassist Koos Wiltenburg live in Paradox , recorded February 5th 2010 with Leo Janssen: saxes, Eef Albers &  Thomas Zoetelief: guitars, Arno van Nieuwenhuize: drums
  • The Ben Webster special track 131/520 “Valentine’s Day 1964” lp on Dot Time records with Dave Frishberg: piano, Richard Davis: bass, Grady Tate: drums
  • Ted Brown & Brad Linde on tenor sax track from the new album “Drifting on a Reed” recorded February 2nd 2020 with Gary Versace: Hammond B3 organ, aaron Quinn: guitar, deric Dickens: drums
  • The Modern Jazz Quartet: Milt Jackson: vibes, John Lewis: piano, Percy Heasth: bass, Connie Kay: drums recorded at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1982
  • The Jazz Couriers in Concert with Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott on tenor sax, lp on MPF( music for pleasure)recorded in the Dominion Theatre, London February 16th 1968 with Terry Shannon: piano, Phil Bates: bass, Bill Eyden: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris  track from his album “The Battle of the Tenors” with second tenor man Wendell Harrison, Alex Rigowski: guitar, Ralph Armstrong: bass, Tom Star: drums recorded at Montreux Jazz Festival September 4th 1994

No 1069

  • This week I’ll start with the Chick Corea Quartet “Live in Switzerland” recorded july 3rd 1992 with Bob Berg: tenor sax, Eddie Gomez: bass, Steve Gadd: drums
  • “Monk Tribute” recorded at the Chicago Jazz Festival august 27th 1986 Charlie Rouse: tenor sax, Barry Harris: piano, Cecil McBee: bass, Ben Riley: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards “Live at Molde Jazz Festival” recorded in 1980 with Jack Wilson: piano, Leroy Vinnegar: bass, Billy Higgins: drums
  • Red Light Jazz Society  track from “Hookin”Up” recorded in 2020 on ZenneZ records
  • Drummer Kenny Clarke & pianist Francy Boland and big band track from “Fire, Heat, Soul & Guts” recorded in 1968 with an all star band, Derek Humble on alto, Ronnie Scott, Johnny Griffin, Eddie “Lockjaw”Davis, Carl Drevo on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone, Eric van Lier: trombone, Jimmy Deuchar,Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Shake Keane: trumpets, Jimmy Woode: bass
  • The Ben Webster special track 130/520 now his lp “The Horn” recorded February 8th 1944 with Oran “Hot Lips” Page: trumpet, Clyde Hart: piano, Charlie Drayton: bass, Denzil Best: drums
  • Pianist Chick Corea with a very special project Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Jorge Rossy on drums recorded july 20th 2000
  • Tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton track from “Live at the Jazzroom”  recorded march 8th 2013 with Rein de Graaff: piano, Marius Beets: bass, Eric Ineke: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis track from his lp “Trackin” recorded in 1962 with Don Patterson: organ, Paul weeden: guitar, George Duvivier: bass, Billy James: drums
  • Crystal Green” track from the lp “Rainbow” recorded may 11th 1976 with Michael Brecker: tenor sax, Will Boulware: keyboards, Cornell Dupree & Eric Gale: guitars, Gordon Edwards: bass, Steve Gadd: drums, Ralph McDonald: percussion


  • This week I’ll start with the recording from tenor saxophonist George Coleman “Big George” recorded  November 2nd 1977 with Frank Stozier: alto sax, Junior Cook: tenor  sax, Mario Rivera: baritone sax, Danny Moore: trumpet, Harold Mabern: piano, Lisle Atkinson: bass, Idris Muhammad: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis track from his album “I only have Eyes for you”  recorded in 1962 with Don Patterson: organ, Paul Weeden: guitar, George Duvivier: bass, Billy James: drums
  • QOW trio: Spike Wells: drums, Riley Stone- Lonergan: tenor sax, Eddie Myer: bass recorded in 2020
  • Pianist Lex Jasper track from his cd “Lexposure” recorded in 2020 with  Vincent Koning: guitar, Frans van Geest: bass & Strings
  • Baritone saxophonist Rik van den Bergh track from his new Lp “Is that so??” with Timothy Banchet: piano, Steve Zwanink: bass, Sander Smeets: drums recorded feb 27th 2020
  • Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Skidmore  track from his album “Skid Marks” recorded in London 1972,Willie Garnett: alto & tenor sax, Ronnie Ross: baritone sax, Alan Branscombe: piano, Peter Chapman: bass, Bill Eyden: drums
  • The Ben Webster special track 129/520 a track from “Big Ben Time” recorded in London, January 1967 with Dick Katz: piano, Spike Heatley: bass, Tony Crombie: drums
  • The Buddy Rich Big Band with Mel Torme(vocals) track from the lp “Together Again- For  the first time” recorded , January 1978
  • Tenor saxophonist Willis “Gatortail” Jackson track from his lp “More Gravy” recorded October 24th 1963 with Frank Robinson: trumpet, Carl Wilson: organ, Pat Azzara: guitar, Sam Jones: bass, Joe Hadrick: drums
  • Native Son: Takehiro Honda: fender Rhodes, Motonobu Ohde: guitar, Romy Kinoshita: bass, Hiroshi Murakami: drums, Kohsuke Mine: tenor sax, Hiroshi Fukumura: trombone recorded at the bottom Line 1980
  • Drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers track from the lp “Meet you at the Jazz corner of the world”  recorded September 14th 1960 with Lee Morgan: trumpet, Wayne Shorter: tenor sax, Bobby Timmons: piano, Jymie Merritt: bass