The Feeling of Jazz – Spotlight-2 on Wardell Gray

Aug 8, 2021

The Feeling of Jazz, Program No. 431 airing August 8, 2021 featured a spotlight on American jazz tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray (February 13, 1921 – May 25, 1955) who straddled the swing and bebop periods.
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The Feeling of Jazz, Program No. 431 airing August 8, 2021 featured a spotlight on American jazz tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray (February 13, 1921 – May 25, 1955) who straddled the swing and bebop periods, in music presented by co-host Kent Lindquist. Meanwhile, co-host Al Corns featured other main stream jazz artists like Ken Peplowski, Chubby Jackson, Barry Harris and more. Engineered by Dave Woodworth.  

8 p.m. Hour - Music by Title, Artist (Album), Composer, Time length  

1. One O'Clock Jump, Wardell Gray, Wardell Gray - How High The Moon (compilation, Moon Records), Count Basie, 4:00 min.2. The Courtship, Ken Peplowski, Ken Peplowski and Friends (Concord 1993), Benny Cater, 4:00 min.3. Get Happy, Wardell Gray, Wardell Gray - Live at The Haig 1952 (Fresh Sound Records), Harold Arlen- Ted Kohler, 7:50 min.4. Flyin' The Coop, Chubby Jackson, Chubby Jackson Big Band (Fantasy 1992), T. Kahn, 3:03 min.5. The Great Lie, Wardell Gray, Giants of Jazz - Wardell Gray (compilation, label unknown), Gibson, 4:39 min.6. Make Haste, Barry Harris Quintet, Newer Than New (Riverside 1961), Barry Harris, 5:39 min.7. Easy Living, Wardell Gray, Wardell Gray Memorial Volume 1 (Prestige), Leo Robin-Ralph Rainger, 4:21 min.8. Blues Riff, Wess Montgomery, Yesterdays (Milestone 1980), Wess Montgomery, 4:14 min.9. Treadin', Wardell Gray, Wardell Gray Memorial Volume 2 (Prestige 1952), Wardell Gray, 3:42 min. 

9 p.m. Hour - Music by Title, Artist (Album), Composer, Time length  

1. China Nights, Cal Tjader, Several Shades of Jade (Verve 1963), Yaso Saijo-Nobuyki Takeoka, 2:30 min.2. Bedlam, Wardell Gray, The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (Capitol-Mosaic), Wardell Gray-Benny Goodman, 3:04 min.3. My Ideal, Jimmy Heath, Really Big (Riverside 1960), R. Whiting-N. Chase-L. Robin, 4:08 min.4. Little White Lies, Wardell Gray, Count Basie - The Octet Sounds (compilation, Ocium Records), Donnelson, 3:10 min.5. On the Way Home, Jimmy McGriff, A Bag Full of Soul (Solid State 1965), Jimmy McGriff, 3:25 min.6. Taking a Chance on Love, Wardell Gray, Wardell Gray - Live at The Haig 1952 (Fresh Sound), V. Duke-LaTouche', 8:05 min.7. Casey Jones, Joe Newman, The Count's Men (Jazztone 1955), E. Newton-L. Siebert, 4:46 min.8. Groovin' High, Wardell Gray, Giants of Jazz - Wardell Gray (compilation, label unknown), Dizzy Gillespie, 6:52 min.9. I Want a Little Girl, Milt Jackson-Joe Turner (vocal), Nobody in Mind (Pablo 1976), B. Moll-M. Mencher, 9:17 min.