Take 5 Jazz


program no. 1229

  • Start my program with alto saxophonist Sadao Watanabe with the Yellowjackets, live at the Blue Note, Japan december 4th 2010 Bob Mintzer: tenor sax and EWI, Russell Ferrante: keyboards, Jimmy Haslip: bass, William Kennedy: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, track from “Live at Valencia” recorded in 1992 with Herve Sellin: piano, Reggie Johnson: bass, Doug Sides: drums
  • Hammond organist Brian Auger, track from “Live at Rockpalast” recorded October 20st 2011 with Savannah Grace: vocals, Karma Auger: drums, Les King on bass
  • The Ben Webster special, track 284/520, this week Ben’s lp “Ben Webster in Norway” recorded in 1970  with Tore Sandnaes: piano, Bjorn Alterhaug: bass, Kjell Johansen: drums
  • On keyboards you”ll hear  Jun Fukamachi, track from “The New York All Stars Live” recorded September 17 & 18th 1978 with Randy Brecker: trumpet, David Sanborn: alto sax, Michael Brecker: tenor sax, Steve Khan: guitar, Richard Tee: keyboards, Anthony Jackson: bass, Steve Gadd: drums, Mike Mainieri: vibes
  • Pianist Herbie Hancock, track from “Live at Irvin Theatre, Chicago” recorded February 16th 1977 with Bennie Maupin: tenor sax and Lyricon, Jaco Pastorius: bass, James Levi: drums
  • Baritone saxophonists Gary Smulyan & Frank Basile, track from the cd “Boss Baritones” recorded December 2023 with Steve Ash: piano, Mike Karn: bass, Aaron Seeber: drums
  • The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, “Live in Basel” recorded September 11th 1969 with Snooky Young, Jimmy Knepper, Joe Henderson, Eddie Daniels, Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Richard Davis
  • The Millennium Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Henri Gerrits, track from the cd “Distrust All Rules” recorded july 26 & 27th 2011

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program no.1228

  • Start my program with the Nice Jam Sessions, recorded july 19th 1972 with Dizzy Gillespie: trumpet, Sonny Stitt: alto and tenor sax, Cannonball Adderley: alto sax,  Tommy Flanagan: piano, Milt Jackson: vibes, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen: bass, Daniel Humair: drums
  • Alto saxophonist David Sanborn, track from “Live in N.Y.C” recorded april 20th 1980 with Cliff Carter: piano, Jeff Mironoff: guitar, Neil Jason: bass, Steve Gadd: drums, Sammy Figuroa: percussion
  • Guitarist Neil Stacey, track from “Another Day” inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt recorded in 1999 with Bob Terry: piano, Bernard O”Neill: Bass, Clark Tracey: drums
  • Trumpeter Miles Davis, track from “Live at Birdland” recorded march 5th 1952 with Jackie McLean: alto sax, Don Elliot: vibes, Gil Coggins: piano, Connie Henry: bass, Connie Kay: drums
  • The Ben Webster special, track 283/520, this week Ben with Richard “Groove” Holmes recorded march 1961
  • The New York Jazz Giants,track from “Live in France” recorded july 17th 1992 with Jon Faddis & Tom Harrell: trumpets, Bobby Watson: alto sax, Lew Tabackin: tenor sax, Mulgrew Miller: piano, Ray Drummond: bass, Carl Allen: drums
  • Alto saxophonist Herb Geller, track from “Live at the Bullshead”  june 2 1994 with Art Themen: tenor sax, John Horler: piano, Paul Morgan: bass, Terry Jenkins:drums
  • Guitarist Steve Khan, track from “Cas Loco” recorded may 21 1983 with Anthony Jackson: contra bass guitar , Steve Jordan: drums, Manolo Badrena: percusson
  • Pianist Mike Holober, track from “The Gotham Jazz Orchestra” recorded November 20 1996 with Charles Pillow: tenor sax, Scott Wendholt: trumpet, Dave Gilmore: guitar, John Riley: drums

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program no. 1227

  • Start my program with alto saxophonist David Sanborn , “Live in France” recorded july 15th 2010 with John McLaughlin: guitar, Joey DeFrancesco: organ & vocals, Steve Gadd: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, track from “Morgan State College, Baltimore” recorded may 25th 1965 with Sonny Redd: alto sax, Pepper Adams: baritone sax, Kenny Dorham: trumpet, Cedar Walton: piano, Reggie Workman: bass, Roy Brooks: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Gene Cipriano, track from his cd “First Time Out” recorded January 2005 with Tom Ranier: piano, Trey Henry: bass, Ralph Humphrey: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Percy France, track from “Live in Belgium” recorded January 30th 1982 with Cliff Smalls: piano, Leonard Gaskin: bass, Oliver Jackson: drums
  • The Ben Webster special, track 282/520, this week Ben Live at Paradiso 1968 with Cees Slinger: piano, Rob Langereis: bass, Han Bennink: drums
  • Drummer Shelly Manne, track from the cd “The Three” recorded November 28th 1975 with Joe Sample: piano and bassist Ray Brown
  • Alto saxophonist David Sanborn and pianist Bob James, track from the lp “Double Vision” recorded in 1986 with Marcus Miller: bass, Steve Gadd: drums, Eric Gale: guitar, Paulinho da Costa: percussion
  • Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins and trumpeter Don Cherry, track from “Live in Paris” recorded January 19th 1963 with Henry Grimes: bass, Billy Higgins: drums
  • Alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, track from “At The Half Note” recorded march 17th 1962 with Nat Adderley: cornet, Yusef Lateef: tenor sax, Joe Zawinul: piano, Sam Jones: bass, Louis Hayes: drums

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program no. 1226

  • Start my program with drummer Pete York, track from the cd “Steaming” recorded april 19th 1985 with Brian Auger: keyboards, Colin Hodgkinson: bass
  • Guitarist Cornell Dupree, track from his album “Doin’ Allright” recorded march 2011 with Kaz Kazanoff: saxes, Mike Flanigan: organ, Ronnie James: bass, B.E. Smith: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, track from his new cd on Cellar Live Records “Timing is Everything” recorded in 2023 with Rick Germanson: piano, Alexander Claffy: bass, Jason Tiemann: drums
  • Pianist Stan Tracey, track from “Sounds of Jazz” recorded february 14th 1988 with Roy Babbington: bass, Clark Tracey: drums, Peter King: alto sax, Charlie Rouse: tenor sax
  • The Ben Webster special, track 281/520, this week Ben’s lp “The Warm Moods” recorded January 18th 1960 with Donn Trenner: piano, Don Bagley: bass, Frankie Capp: drums + strings
  • Pianist Richard Tee, track from his album “The Bottom Line” recorded june 1985 with Will Lee: bass, Dave Weckl: drums, John tropea: guitar, Ralph MacDonald:percussion
  • The Duke Ellington Big band, new release on Storyville  records “Copenhagen 1958”
  • Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, track from “McCarter Theatre, Princeton” recorded april 16th 1999 with Clifton Anderson: trombone, Steven Scott: piano, Bob Cranshaw: bass, Perry Wilson: drums
  • Trumpeter Randy Brecker, track from “Live in Hamburg” recorded October 19th 1987 with Bob Berg: tenor sax, David Kikoski: piano, Dieter Ilg: bass, Joey Barron: drums
  • Drummer Art Blakey, track from the lp “I get a Kick out of You” recorded November 11th 1988 with Philip Harper: trumpet, Robin Eubanks: trombone, Javon Jackson: tenor sax, Benny Green: piano, Leon Dorsey: bass

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program no.1225

  • Start my program with tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, track from the new release “Dutch Jazz Archive—Nederlands Jazz Archief” Beyond Paradiso 1969-1970 with Cees Slinger: piano, Ruud Jacobs: bass, Han Bennink: drums, Steve Boston: congas
  • Drummer Shelly Manne, track from the new recording “Jazz from the Pacific Northwest” recorded september 15th 1966 (on Real to Real Records)with Frank Strozier: alto sax, Conte Candoli: trumpet, Hampton Hawes: piano, Monty Budwig: bass
  • Hammond organist Brother Jack McDuff, track from the new release “Ain’t no sunshine” on Real to Real Records, recorded September 13th 1972 with Leo Johnson & Dave Young: tenor saxes, Vinnie Carrao: guitar, Ron Davis: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Klaus Doldinger, track from “Live at the Kongesshalle-Frankfurt”  recorded march 21st 1970 with Ingfried Hoffman: organ, Helmut Kantelberger: bass, Cees See: drums
  • The Ben Webster special , track 280/520, this week Ben’s lp “Makin’ Whoopee” june 5th 1972
  • Second track from the new release Clifford Jordan-Beyond Paradiso (Nederlands Jazz Archief)
  • Guitarist Erwin Java and singer Sean Webster, track from the cd “Java/Webster, recorded in 2023 with Bas Mulder: keyboards, Guus Strijbosch: bass, Marcel Wolthof: drums
  • Timbalero Tito Puente with the Golden Men of Latin Jazz, track from “Live in Switzerland” recorded july 3rd 1993 with Mongo Santamaria: congas, Giovanni Hidalgo: bongos and percussion, James Moody: tenor sax, Dave Valentin: flute, Hilton Ruiz: piano,Andy Gonzales: bass, Ignacio Berroa: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Gijs Hendriks, track from his lp “Some Feeling” recorded in 2000 with Tjeerd Oostendorp: tuba, Olaf Tarenskeen: guitar, Harry Emmery: bass,Ben Schroder: drums

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program no. 1224

  • Start my program with tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris and trumpeter Ira Sullivan, track from “Chicago Jazz Festival” recorded September 1st 1988 with Chris Anderson: piano, Victor Sproles: bass, Wilbur Ware:drums
  • Pianist Alan Broadbent and the WDR Big Band “The Birth of the Cool Kind of Blue” with a nice feature for alto saxophonist Karolina Strassmayer
  • Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, track from “Freedom Weaver”  the 1959 European Tour Recordings, this track is from march 3rd 1959 in Stockholm with Henry Grimes on bass, and drummer Pete La Roca
  • Alto saxophonist Bob Mover and pianist Walter Davis, Jr, track from “The Salerno Concert” on Real to Real records, recorded in 1989
  • Tenor saxophonist Bill perkins, track from his lp “Perk plays Prez” recorded june 26th 1995 with Jan Lundgren: piano, Dave Carpenter: bass, Paul Kreibich: drums
  • The Ben Webster special, track 279/520, this week Ben’s lp “Plays Duke Ellington”  recorded in Copenhagen 1969 with Teddy Wilson: piano, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen: bass, Makaya Ntsoko: drums
  • Drummer Max Roach, track from his lp “Drumming the Blues” recorded march 1957 with Conte Candoli: trumpet, Bob Cooper: tenor sax, Frank Rosolino: trombone, Dick Schreve: piano, Howard Rumsey: bass
  • Vibraphonist Johnny lytle, track from “People and Love” recorded august 8th 1972 with Daahoud Hadi: electric piano, Bob Cranshaw: electric bass, Jozell Carter: drums, Betty Glamann: harp
  • Bassist Charles Mingus, track from “Jazzhus Montmartre” recorded august 28th 1972 with Dexter Gordon: tenor sax, Charles McPherson: alto sax, John Foster: piano, Roy Brooks: drums & Saw

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program no. 1223

  • Start my program with RHYTHMSTICK recorded in 1990 with Bob Berg: tenor sax*, Phil Woods: alto sax*, Robben Ford: guitar*, Jim Beard: Hammond organ*, Anthony Jackson: contrabass guitar, Bernard Purdie: drums (* are soloists)
  • Josee Koning: vocals track from the new cd on Zennez records “Doce Presenca”  recorded july/august 2022 feat. Ivan Lins
  • On the organ you’ll hear Big John Patton, track from the lp “That Certain Feeling” recorded march 8th 1968 with Junior Cook: tenor sax, Jimmy Ponder: guitar, Clifford Jarvis: drums
  • Trombonist J.J. Johnson’s Boppers, recorded may 26th 1949 with Kenny Dorham: trumpet, Sonny Rollins: tenor sax, John Lewis: piano, Leonard Gaskin: bass, Max Roach: drums
  • The Ben Webster special, track 278/520, this week Ben’s lp “Valentine’s Day Live” recorded in 1964
  • Trumpeter Suzan Veneman new cd on Zennez records “Zinder” recorded may 13 & 14 2022 with Gidon Nunes Vaz, Alvaro Artime Jimenez & Kurt Weiss: trumpets and flugelhorn, Tijs Klaassen: bass, Wouter Kuhne: drums
  • Baritone saxophonist Leo Parker, track from “Let me tell you about it” recorded September 9th 1961 with Yusef Salim: piano, Stan Conovers: bass, Purnell Rice: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis , track from “Live at Nice Jazz Festival” recorded july 19th 1972 with Roy Eldridge: trumpet, Al Grey: trombone, John Lewis:piano, Percy Heath: bass, Connie Kay: drums
  • The Sam Jones/ Tom Harrell Big Band, track from “Live at the Village Vanguard” recorded in 1979
  • On flugelhorn and keyboards Chuck Mangione, track from “Live at Perugia Jazz Festival” recorded july 14th 1988 with Mark Manetta: guitar, Rob Mathes: guitar/keys, Gordon Johnson: bass, Joe Bonadio: drums, Bill Martin: percussion
  • Pianist Duke Jordan, track from “Beauty of Scandinavia” recorded august 25th 1995 with Jesper Lundgaard: bass, Ed Thigpen: drums

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program no.1222

  • Start my program with vibraphonist Freddie McCoy, track from his lp “Spiderman” recorded January 6th 1965 with Charles Wilson:  piano, Steve Davis: bass, Rudy Lawless: drums
  • Arranger/Conductor Benny Golson, track from his album “The Complete Triple Play Stereo Sessions” recorded april 1962 with Bill Evans: piano, Ron Carter: bass, Jimmy Cobb: drums, Eric Dolphy: alto sax, Freddie Hubbard: trumpet, Wayne Shorter: tenor sax, Curtis Fuller: trombone
  • Trumpeter Miles Davis, track from “Live at Tivoli, Copenhagen” recorded march 24th 1960 with John Coltrane: tenor sax, Wynton Kelly: piano, Paul Chambers: bass, Jimmy Cobb: drums
  • The Millennium Jazz Orchestra, track from “Lookin’ East” recorded September 2016, conductor/composer and arranger Joan Reinders with Gerlo Hesselink on the alto sax, Job Helmers: baritone sax and pianist Marius van den Brink( are the soloists on this track)
  • The Ben Webster special, track 277/520, this week Ben’s lp “Music with Feeling” recorded December 15th 1954
  • Trumpeter Randy Brecker and composer/arranger Mats Holmquist, track from “Together” recorded in 2018 with the UMO Jazz Orchestra
  • Tenor saxophonist Harold Land, track from the lp “The Fox” recorded august 1959 with Dupree Bolton: trumpet, Elmo Hope: piano, Herbie Lewis: bass, Frank Butler: drums
  • Bassist Jim Richardson, track from his lp “Pogo Revisited—dedicated to the memory of Oscar Pettiford” recorded 1996 with Bob Sydor: tenor sax, Alan Bares: baritone sax, Jeff Green : guitar
  • Trumpeter Chet Baker, track from the cd “Signature” recorded in 1985 with Philip Catherine: guitar, Jean Louis Rassenfosse: bass

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program no. 1221

  • Start my program with tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, live in Marcia, recorded August 14th 1989 with Clifton Anderson: trombone, Mark Soskin: keyboards, Bobby Broom: guitar, Bob Cranshaw: bass, Marvin “Smitty” Smith: drums
  • Guitarist Mike Clement, track from the new Cellar Live release “Hittin’ It” recorded may 24th 2023 with John Lee: Hammond B3, Herlin Riley: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Houston Person, track from the new cd “Live in Holland” with the Peter Beets trio
  • Guitarist Al Di Meola, track from “Live at the Warfield Theatre” recorded January 23rd 1982 with Jan Hammer and  Victor Godsey: keyboards, Anthony Jackson: bass, Steve Gadd: drums, Mingo Lewis: percussion
  • Pianist Thelonious Monk, track from “Live in Japan” recorded in 1963 with Charlie Rouse: tenor sax, Larry Gales: bass, Ben Riley: drums
  • The Ben Webster special, track 276/520, this week Ben’s recording with Walter Thomas and his Jump Cats, recorded april 1st 1944
  • Pianist Sean Fyfe, track from the new Cellar Live release “Stepping Stones” recorded in 2023 with Dave O” Higgins: tenor sax, Luke Fowler: bass, Matt Fishwick: drums
  • Baritone saxophonist Dave Schumacher, track from the cd “Smoke in the Sky” recorded in 2023 with Josh Evans: trumpet, Peter Brainin: tenor sax, Manuel Valera: piano, Alex Ayala: bass, Mauricio Herrera: percussion, Joel Mateo: drums
  • Alto saxophonist Cory Weeds and pianist Champain Fulton track from the new Cellar Live recording “Every Now and Then” recorded February 2023
  • Trumpeter Woody Shaw, track from the lp “Rosewood” recorded December 1977 with Joe Henderson & Carter Jefferson: tenor saxes, Steve Turre: trombone, Onaje Allen Gumbs: piano, Clint Houston: bass, Victor Lewis: drums

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program no. 1220

  • Start my program with tenor saxophonist Joe Farrell, track from “The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach” Recorded march 29th 1981 with George Cables: piano, Bob Magnusson: bass, Peter Erskine: drums
  • Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, track from “Live in Bremen” October 25th 1988 with Herman Foster: piano, John Webber: bass, Larry Johnson: drums
  • Bassist Jim Richardson’s POGO, track from his lp “Don’t Get Emotional—Un Poco Pogo” recorded march 28/29th 1988 with Jeff Green: guitar, Bob Sydor: tenor saxophone, Simon Morton: drums
  • Tenor saxophonist Boots Randolph, track from the Monument LP “Boots Randolph plays more Yakety Sax” recorded in 1965
  • The Ben Webster special, track 275/520,this week Ben’s lp “Days of Wine and Roses” recorded on the Black Lion label, September 1965
  • Pianist Bob James, track from the lp “All Around the Town” recorded December 21st 1979 at the Town Hall with Joanne Brackeen and Richard Tee on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass and two drummers Billy Hart and Steve Gadd
  • Tenor saxophonist Harold Land, track from “The Cellar-Vancouver” recorded November 1958 with Elmo Hope: piano, Scott LaFaro: bass, Lennie  McBrowne: drums
  • Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, track from “The Complete Royal Roost Recordings” Bird 1949 with Flip Philips and Charlie Ventura on tenor sax
  • Tenorist Harold Vick, track from “West LaFayette” recorded October 20th 1978 with Kenny Barron: piano, Ted Dunbar: guitar, Michael Fleming: bass, Michael Carvin: drums
  • STUFF, “Live at my Father’s Place” N.Y.C. april 29th 1979  Richard Tee: keyboards, Gordon Edwards: bass, Steve Gadd & Chris Parker: drums, Eric Gale & Cornell Dupree: guitars

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