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Alternate Takes

Jul 8, 2015

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, July 12 from 9:00 p.m. to midnight will be “Alternate Takes.”   Many of our favorite jazz recordings have alternate takes recorded on the same day or even some time later by the same group, vocalist or big band.  I suspect that many of you have heard these famous tunes so much that you have memorized them.  We will hear some of these alternate takes and possibly hear why these takes were not used for the final pressing of these famous recordings.  Some of the artists featured on this show are Louis Armstrong, Charlie Christian, Art Tatum, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ahmad Jamal, Art Blakey, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Herbie Hancock and others.

The Slide Show has one of my photographs of Ahmad Jamal, heard on this show.

Here is a version of "Moanin' with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in 1958 in Europe with Lee Morgan (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Bobby Timmons (p), Jymie Merrit (b) and Art Blakey (d).