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Playlists for February 25 – March 1: Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part II

Monday

Taj Mahal: Blues With A Feeling
Taj Mahal
5:05

W.C. Handy: St. Louis Blues
Katharine Handy Lewis, voc.
3:08

Interview with W. C. Handy
2:46

W.C. Handy: St. Louis Blues
Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars
8:52

County Farm Blues (excerpt)
Eddie “Son” House, gtr. & voc.
:57

Drifting Blues (excerpt)
Lightnin’ Hopkins
2:20

Drifting Blues
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
3:14

Drifting Blues (excerpt)
Albert King, gtr. & voc.
1:42

Slide Hampton: Frame for the Blues
Maynard Ferguson, tpt. & voc.
8:14

Hailstork: Epitaph For A Man Who Dreamed
Chicago Sinfonietta/Paul Freeman
Cedille 61
7:38

Trad.: Deep River
Howard University Ch. Choir
Smithsonian Folkways 4007208
2:55

B.B. King: The Thrill Is Gone
B.B. King Live in Cook County Jail
5:26

Tuesday

George Gershwin: “Bess, You Is My Woman Now”
Todd Duncan, bar.; Anne Brown, sop.
Music Masters B000000FMO
5:34

Aaron Copland: “Simple Gifts”, “The Boatmen’s Dance”, “The Little Horses” & “Ching-A-Ring Chaw” fr. Old American Songs
William Warfield, b. Aaron Copland, p.
Sony 90403
9:29

Giacomo Puccini: “Vissi d’arte” fr. Tosca
Rome Opera House Orchestra/Fabritiis; Leontyne Price, s.
RCA 794051
3:17

G. Verdi: “Pace, Pace, Mio Dio” fr. La Forza Del Destino
RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra/Schippers; Leontyne Price, s.
RCA 794051
5:48

Gershwin: Introduction, “Summertime” & “O Lawd, I’m On My Way” fr. Porgy & Bess
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra/Skitch Henderson; Leontyne Price, s.; William Warfield, bar.
RCA 794051
6:20. 00:18

Duke Ellington: “Come Sunday” fr. Black, Brown & Beige
Mahalia Jackson, s. w/ Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
8:10

Wednesday

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Petite suite de concert, Op. 77
  III. Un sonnet d’amour
  IV. La tarantelle fretillante

Chicago Sinfonietta/Paul Freeman
Cedille 055
5:41

Jeffrey Mumford: Her Eastern Light Amid a Cavernous Dusk Aspen Wind Quintet
New World 650
8:23

Hale Smith: Evocation
Natalie Hinderas, p.
CRI 629
3:21

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat
New York Phil/Bernstein; André Watts, p.
Phil 456 985
18:29

Alvin Singleton: In Our Own House
Karen Walwyn, p.; Jason Marsalis, perc.
Albany 384
6:59

Roland Hayes: Lit’l Boy
Robert Sims, bar.
3:45

Thursday

Georg Friedrich Händel: “Let the Bright Seraphim” fr. Samson
Orchestra of St. Luke’s/John Nelson; Wynton Marsalis, trp.; Kathleen Battle, s.
Sony 46672
5:32

Richard Strauss: IV. Im Abendrot fr Vier Letze Lieder
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Kurt Masur; Jessye Norman, s.
Phil 475 8507
10:00

Olly Wilson: Sinfonia, II (Elegy for Olly Wilson Sr. and Calvin Simmons)
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
New World 80331-2
9:01

Roberto Sierra: Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra, II
Sinfonia Varsovia/Giancarlo Guererro; James Carter, sax
Decca 001547202
7:02

Anthony Davis: Maps – I. Timothy Island
Kansas City Symphony/William McGlaughlin; Shem Guibbory, v.; Gerry Hemingway, perc.
Gramavision R2 79429
6:08

Kothbiro
Regina Carter, vln.; Yacouba Sissoko, kora
Koch 2090
0:32

N’Teri
Regina Carter, vln, Yacouba Sissoko, kora; Will Holshouser, acc.; Chris Lightcap, db.; Alvester Garnett, percussion
Koch 2090
Reverse Thread
5:52

Johannes Brahms: Ballade #3 In B Minor, Op. 10/3
Awadagin Pratt, p.
EMI 55025
3:48

John Williams: Air and Simple Gifts
Anthony McGill, cl.; Itzhak Perlman, v.; Yo-Yo Ma, vc.; Gabriela Montero, p.
Sony 770636
1:56

Friday

Langston Hughes: Night and Morn
Smithsonian Folkways 47001_06
0:33

Joe “King’ Oliver: West End Blues
Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five
Fremeaux and Assoc. 1354
3:15,

Cold in Hand
1:46

To Harlem: Snowy Morning Blues
James P. Johnson, p.
1:16 excerpt

Darius Milhaud: La Création Du Monde, Op. 81 (excerpt)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra/Branford Marsalis
2:00

Duke Ellington: Jungle Nights in Harlem
2:59

Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady
Karrin Allyson, voc.; Rod Fleeman, gtr., Randy Weinstein harm., Ed Howard, bs.
4:38

How Long Blues (excerpt)
Count Basie and His Orchestra w/ Jimmy Rushing
1:57 excerpt

Mary Lou Williams: Hesitation Boogie
Mary Lou Williams, p.
1:43

Piney Brown Blues (excerpt)
Big Joe Turner & Jay McShann
3:02

Parker: Ornithology
Charlie Parker and Miles Davis
1:19; :34

Denzil Best: Move
Miles Davis nonet
:54

Miles Davis: All Blues
Miles Davis sextet
1:02

Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life
Johnny Hartman, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner
5:29

Ray Evans and Jay Livingston: Mona Lisa
Nat “King” Cole
2:29

Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke (excerpt)
Steve Wonder
1:39 excerpt

Michael Jackson: Billie Jean (excerpt)
1:09

Langston Hughes: The Negro Speaks of Rivers
SFW47001_01
0:46

Duke Ellington: Come Sunday
Duke Ellington, Ray Nance, vln.
2:37

4 Responses to “Playlists for February 25 – March 1: Portraits in Black, Brown and Beige, Part II”

  1. Selena says:

    Loved the program tonight! Been a listener Of WFMT since before I was born, literally. I remember listening to Mary Mcpartland with my grandfather and that’s what it reminded me of. Thanks for the through back Bill.

    -Selena

  2. tracy says:

    luuuuuv this music. it’s Bourbon St on a warm night

  3. Mary Anne says:

    My husband & I loved Friday night’s show. Thank you!!

  4. Mark O'Bryan says:

    I love the program.
    In school I discovered classical music and Jazz. I I loved Adventures in Great Music and this program continues the tradition. The Portraits playlist is diverse and themed. Great Stuff for listening pleasure. I particularly like the wealth of teaching that this program works into the program because as a listener of great music I want and need to understand how this is constructed -the mechanics in relation to musically- beauty in relation to technical stuff- chords, tempos, etc. its hard to do that, but this program succeeds in doing that. Keep it up. Question, at what point does musical novelty push too far and has to be dialed back to suit the listeners harmonic need. At what point musical innovation loose the listeners attention. Perhaps a program in the future on composers who totally push the listeners endurance. Just a thought. Also, a program of composers using prerecorded or looped electronic content with live performance. Also, program on key and scale standards and innovations in that development..keep going, you are a great teacher with wealth of knowledge…and I love your enthusiasm, thank you so much!

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