Category Archives: Frank Testa

Rhythm and Romance [Playlist – 08/17/10]

  1. “Rhythm And Romance” {Chick Webb}Ella Fitzgerald – Past Perfect: Ella Fitzgerald [TIM: 1935]
  2. “I Thought About You” {Johnny Mercer/Jimmy Van Heusen}Benny Goodman/Mildred Bailey – The Essential Benny Goodman [Bluebird Legacy: 2007/1939]
  3. “I’ll Be Seeing You” {Irving Kahl/Sammy Kahn}Mel Torme – The Essential Mel Torme [Laserlight: 1995]
  4. “Georgia On My Mind”Anita O’day – Anita O’Day: Bolero At The Savoy [Membran: 2006/1941]
  5. “I’ll Never Smile Again”Frank Sinatra – The Essential Frank Snatra With Tommy Dorsey [Bluebird Legacy: 2005/1940]
  6. “I Never Had A Chance”Ella Fitzgerald – Like Someone In Love [Polygram: 1991/1957]
  7. “All Or Nothing At All”Count Basie/Helen Humes – Past Perfect: Count Basie [TIM: 2000/1940]
  8. “I’ll Always Remember You”Nat King Cole – Lush Life [Capitol: 1993/1952]
  9. “Flying Home”Chris Conner – Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years [32 Jazz: 1999]
  10. “That Old Feeling” {Les Brown}Frank Sinatra – Portrait Of Sinatra [Columbia: 1997/1947]
  11. “You Stepped Out Of A Dream” {Gus Kahn/N Brown}Sarah Vaughan – The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions [Mosiac: 2002/1960]
  12. “You Turned The Tables OnMe” {Didney D. Mitchell/Louis Alter}Benny Goodman/Helen Ward – The Essential Benny Goodman [Bluebird Legacy: 2007/1936]
  13. “Gone With The Wind”Mel Torme – The Essential Mel Torme [Laserlight: 1995]
  14. “That’s All”June Christy – The Misty Miss Christy [Capitol: 1992/1956]
  15. “The Continental”Frank Sinatra – Portrait Of Sinatra [Columbia: 1997/19500]
  16. “Crying Mood” {Andy Razaff/Chick Webb}Ella Fitzgerald – Past Perfect: Ella Fitzgerald [TIM: 1937]
  17. “Taking A Chance On Love” {Vernon Duke/John La Touche/Ted Fetter}Benny Goodman/Helen Forrest – The Essential Benny Goodman [Bluebird Legacy: 2007/1940]
  18. “It’s Easy To Remember” {Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart}Mel Torme – The Essential Mel Torme [Laserlight: 1995]
  19. “The More I See You” {Mel Gordon/Harry Warren}Sarah Vaughan – The Complete Sarah Vaughan Roulette Studio Sessions [Mosaic: 2002/1960]
  20. “You Took Advantage Of Me”June Christy – The Misty Miss Christy [Capitol: 1992/1956]
  21. “Imagination” {Johnny burke/Jimmy Van Heusen}Frank Sinatra – The Essential Frank Sinatra With Tommy Dorsey [Bluebird Legacy: 2005/1940]
  22. “These Foolish Things”Chris Conner – Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years [32 Jazz: 1999]
  23. “Street Of Dreams”Frank Sinatra – The Essential Frank Sinatra With Tommy dorsey [Bluebird Legacy: 2005/1942]
  24. “When Your Lover Has Gone” {Einar A. Swann}Sarah Vaughan – The Complete Sarah Vaughan Roulette Studio Sessions [Mosaic: 2002/1960]
  25. “I Can’t Believe That You’re InLove With Me” {Clarence Gaskell/Jimmy McHugh}Frank Sinatra – The Capitol Years [Capitol: 1990/1960]
  26. “Time Out For Tears”Chris Conner – Warm Cool: the Atlantic Years [32 Jazz: 1999]
  27. “It Might As Well Be Spring”Sarah Vaughan – Great Lady Of Jazz [Laserlight: 2005]

All That Jazz [Playlist – 08/17/10]

  1. “Lady Bird” {Tad Dameron}Hank Jones/Tommy Flanagan – Our Delights [Galaxy: 1992/1978]
  2. “Moody’s Mood For Love” {Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh}James Moody – Masters Of Jazz [Rhino: 1996/1949]
  3. “A Foggy Day” {George and Ira Gershwin}Red Garland – A Garland Of Red [Prestige: 1991/1956]
  4. “The Nearness Of You” {Hoagy Carmichael/Ned Washington}Milt Jackson – The Milt Jackson Quartet [Prestige: 1987/1955]
  5. “Flossie Lou” {Tad Dameron}Clifford Brown – Jazz Masters 44 [Verve: 1995/1954]
  6. “The More I See You” {Harry Warren/Mack Gordon}Sonny Stitt – Goin’ Down Slow [Prestige: 2003/1972]
  7. “Delauney’s Dilemma” {John Lewis}MJQ – Django [Prestige: 19897/1953]
  8. “The Peacocks” {Jimmy Rowles}Jimmy Rowles – Smithsonian Collection Of Jazz Piano [Smithsonian: 1983/1974]
  9. “Speak Low” {Kurt Weil}Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib [Blue Note: 1988/1957]
  10. “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” {Lorenz Hart/Richard Rogers}Sonny Clark – The Sonny Clark Trio [Blue Note: 1987/1957]
  11. “The Umbrella Man” {Dizzy Gillespie}Dizzy Gillespie – Verve/Phillips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions [Mosaic: 2006/1959]
  12. “Out Of Nowhere” {Edward Heyman/Johnny Green}Charlie Parker – Jazz Biography Series [TJB: 2004]
  13. “Dextrose” {Dexter Gordon}Fats Navarro – The Fats Navarro Story [Proper: 2001/1947]
  14. “My Heart Stood Still” {Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart}Bill Evans – Green Dolphin Street [Milestone: 1995/1959]
  15. “Embraceable You” {George and Ira Gershwin}Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown [Polygram: 2000/1954]
  16. “Bird Of Paradise” {Charlie Parker}Miles Davis – Bird Of Paradise [Laserlight: 2002]
  17. “You Go To My Head”Bud Powell – Bud’s Bubble [Membran: 2005/1949]
  18. “If I Love Again” {Ben Oakland/Jack Murray}Clifford Brown – Complete EmArcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown [EmArcy: 1954]
  19. “Just Squeeze Me” {Duke Ellington/Lee Gaines}Hank sJones – Hank Jones Solo Piano [Jazz Alliance: 1991/1976]
  20. “Be Bop Romp” {Fats Navarro}Fats Navarro – The Fats Navarro Story [Proper: 2001/1947]
  21. “I’ll Be Around” {Alec Wilder}Hank Jones – Tiptoe Tapdance [Galazy: 1992/1978]

Stef-o-scope [Playlist – 08/13/10]

  1. “What A Night, What A Moon”Stephanie Nakasian – Billie Remembered [City Records: 2009]
  2. “I Remember You” {Johnny Mercer}Hod O’Brien – Solo For Chet [Philology: 2009]
  3. “Reaching For The Moon”Stephanie Nakasian – Billie Remembered [City Records: 2009]
  4. “My Foolish Heart” {Jimmy Van Heusen}Hod O’Brien – Solo For Chet [Philology: 2009]
  5. “Rabbitt” {Basie/Jackson}Count Basie – Kansas City 5 [Pablo: 1977]
  6. “The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else” {Gus Kahn}Count Basie – Kansas City 3 [Pablo: 1975]
  7. “One O’Clock Jump” {Basie}Count Basie – Kansas City 5 [Pablo: 1977]
  8. “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart” {Ellington}Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook [1957]
  9. “Prelude To A Kiss” {Ellington}Duke Ellington – Love Songs [Sony: 2001]
  10. “Sophisticated Lady” {Ellington}Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook [1957]
  11. “Concerto For Cootie” {Ellington}Duke Ellington – The Blanton Webster Band [1939]
  12. “Oh Lady Be Good” {George Gershwin}Oscar Peterson – The Complete Mercury/Clef Studio Recordings Of The Oscar Peterso [Mosaic: 2008]
  13. “On The Sunny Side Of The Street”Lester Young – The President Plays [Verve: 1952]
  14. “Old Devil Moon” {Burton Lane, Yip Harburg}Anita O’day – Anita Sings The Most [Verve: 1957]
  15. “Riverboat Shuffle”Dave McKenna – Celebration Of Hoagy Carmichael [1983]
  16. “More Than You Know” {Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans, Edward Elsicu}Coleman Hawkins – The Hawk Relaxes [Concord: 1961]
  17. “But Not for Me” {George And Ira Gershwin}Billie Holiday – The Complete Verve Studio Mastertakes [Verve: 1957]
  18. “Rosetta” {Earl Hines}Joe Pass – The Complete Joe Pass Pacific Jazz Quartet Sessions [Mosaic: 1964]
  19. “The Man I Love” {George Gershwin}Art Tatum – Piano Starts Here [Columbia: 1933]
  20. “Nuages” {Django Reinhart}Charlie Byrd – The Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd [Riverside: 1960]
  21. “Love Me Or Leave Me” {Gus KAhn, Walter Donaldson}Billie Holiday – The Lady Sings [Proper: 1942]

All That Jazz [Playlist – 07/13/10]

Featuring the music of Cole Porter.

  1. “Begin The Bequine” {Cole Porter}Artie Shaw
  2. “Anything Goes” {Cole Porter}Oscar Peterson – The Complete Mercury/Clef Studio Recordings Of The Oscar Peterso [Mosaic: 2008/1952]
  3. “What Is This Thing Called Love?” {Cole Porter}Billie Holiday – Billie Holiday: The LAdy Sings [Proper: 2001/1945]
  4. “Just One Of Those Things” {Cole Porter}Sidney Bechet – Sidney Bechet [Proper: 2006/1947]
  5. “Ridin’ High” {Cole Porter}Benny Goodman – The Essential Benny Goodman [Sony/BMG: 2007/1937]
  6. “My Heart Belongs To Daddy” {Cole Porter}Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Portrait [TIM: 1939]
  7. “From This Moment On” {Cole Porter}Bee Gee Adair [2001]
  8. “Easy To Love” {Cole Porter}Sarah Vaughan – The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions [Mosaic: 2002/1961]
  9. “I Love You” {Cole Porter}Chet Baker – Chet Baker With Strings [Sony: 1991/1954]
  10. “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” {Cole Porter}Art Pepper – Art Pepper And The Rhythm Section
  11. “I Love Paris” {Cole Porter}Etta Jones – Don’t Go To Srangers [Prestige: 1991/1960]
  12. “So In Love” {Cole Porter}Keny Dorham – The Art Of The Ballad [Prestige: 1998/1960]
  13. “Love For Sale” {Cole Porter}Cannonball Adderly – Somethin’ Else [Blue Note: 1986/1958]
  14. “I Get A Kick Out Of You” {Cole Porter}Charlie Parker – Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter [Polygraph: 1985/1954]
  15. “I Concentrate On You” {Cole Porter}Carmen McRae – Live At Bubba’s [1981]
  16. “All Of You” {Cole Porter}Sonny Clark – Standards [Blue Note: 1988/1958]
  17. “You’re The Top” {Cole Porter}Anita O’Day – This Is Anita [Polygram: 1955]
  18. “It’s All Right With Me” {Cole Porter}Sonny Criss – The Complete Imperial Sessions [Capitol: 2000/1956]
  19. “Every Time We Say Goodbye” {Cole Porter}Sarah Vaughan – The Roulette Years [Roulette: 1991/1961]
  20. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” {Cole Porter}Oscar Peterson – Same as number 2
  21. “Let’s Do It”Billie Holiday – Same as number 3

Stef-o-scope [Playlist – 10/09/09]

  1. “Boogie a la King” {Nat King Cole}Nat King Cole – Nat King Cole Trio Recordings [Laserlight: 1991/?]
    Cole, Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b)
  2. “Early Morning Blues” {Nat King Cole}Nat King Cole – Nat King Cole Trio Recordings [Laserlight: 1991/?]
    Cole, Oscar Moore (g), Wesley Prince (b)
  3. “I’m Lost” {Otis Rene’}Nat King Cole – Nat King Cole Trio Recordings [Laserlight: 1991/?]
    Cole, Oscar Moore (g)
  4. “Honeysuckle Rose” {Fats Waller/Andy Razaff}Nat King Cole – Nat King Cole Trio Recordings [Laserlight: 1991/?]
    Cole, Oscar Moore (g), Wesley Prince (b)
  5. “Here’s That Rainy Day” {Jimmy Van Heusen}Paul Desmond – The Complete Recordings Of The Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hal [Mosaic: 1965]
    Desmond, Jim Hall, Connie Kay, Percy Heath
  6. “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime” {Yip Harburg}Dave Brubeck – Interchanges ’54 [Columbia: 1954]
    Brubeck,Paul Desmond,Bob Bates (b),Joe Dodge(d)
  7. “Susie” {Paul Desmond}Paul Desmond – The Complete Recordings Of The Paul Desmond Quartet With Jim Hal [Mosaic: 1959]
    Desmond, Jim Hall, Connie Kay, Percy Heath
  8. “If I Were A Bell” {Frank Loesser}Red Garland – Red Garland’s Piano [Concord: 2000/1956]
    Garland, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor
  9. “Day By Day” {Sammy Cahn/Axel Stordhal}Carmen McRae – The Sound Of Silence/Portrait Of Carmen [Atlantic: 2001/1968]
  10. “I Hear A Rhapsody” {Dick Gasparre}John Coltrane – Lush Life [Concord: 2006/1957]
    Coltranc, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Albert “Tootie” Heath
  11. “Love And The Weather” {Irving Berlin}John Coltrane – Best Of The Bethelem Years [Bethelem Archives: 2000/1957]
    Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, others
  12. “Siboney”Dizzy Gillespie – Hall Of Fame [TIM: 2002/1953]
    Gillespie, Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Max Roach
  13. “My How The Time Goes By” {Cy Coleman}Bill Henderson – Complete VeeJay Recordings [Rhino: 2002/1960]
  14. “Trinkle Tinkle” {Monk}Thelonious Monk – Complete Vogue/Black Lion Recordings [Mosaic: 1989/1971]
  15. “Our Love Is Here To Stay” {George Gershwin}Dexter Gordon – Our Man In Paris [Blue Note: 1987/1963]
    Gordon, Bud Powell, Pierre Michelot, Kenny Clarke
  16. “Birk’s Works” {Gillespie}Dizzy Gillespie – Hall Of Fame [TIM: 2002/1951]
    Gillespie, JJ Johnson, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Kansas Fields (d)
  17. “Introspection” {Monk}Thelonious Monk – Complete Vogue/Black Lion Recordings [Mosaic: 1989/1971]
  18. “Blue ‘N Boogie” {Gillespie}Dizzy Gillespie – Hall Of Fame [TIM: 2002/1945]
    Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Frank Paparelli (p), Chuck Wayne (g), Murray Sisisky (b), Shelly Manne
  19. “Ray’s Idea” {Gillespie}Dizzy Gillespie – Hall Of Fame [TIM: 2002/1946]
    Gillespie Big Band: Gillespie, Kenny Dorham, Sonny Stitt, James Moody, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Kenny Clarke, others

All That Jazz [Playlist – 10/06/09]

  1. “Stairway To The Stars” {Frank Signorelli}Milt Jackson/John Coltrane – Bags And Trane [Atlantic: 1988]
    Jackson, Coltrane, Hank Jones, Paul Chambers, Connie Kay
  2. “Midget Rod” {Milt Jackson}Milt Jackson – Ballads And Blues/Bags And Flutes [Atlantic: 1999/1958]
    Jackson, Frank Wess (fl), Kenny Burrell, Percy Heath, Art Taylor
  3. “Red Top” {Ben Kynard}Milt Jackson/Oscar Peterson – Reunion Blues [Verve: 2005/1971]
    Jackson, Peterson, Ray Brown,Louis Hayes
  4. “Moten Swing” {Benny Moten}Sonny Stitt – Sonny Stitt Sits InWith The Oscar PetersonTrio
  5. “I Can’t Get Started” {Ira Gershwin}Sonny Stitt – Endgame Brilliance
  6. “Little Melonae” {Jackie McLean}Art Blakey – Hard Bop [Mosaic: 2006/1956]
    Blakey, JAckie McLean, Bill Hardman, Dam Dockery, Spanky De Brest
  7. “Second Balcony Jump” {Billy Eckstine}Dexter Gordon – The Classic Blue Note recordings [Capitol: 2003/1962]
    Gordon, Sonny Clark, Butch Warren, Billy Higgins
  8. “It Could Happen To You” {Jimmy Van Heusen}Hod O’Brien – Live At Blues Alley, Third Set [Reservoir: 2007]
    O’Brien, Ray Drummond, Kenny Washington
  9. “Darn That Dream” {Eddie De Lang}Dexter Gordon – The Classic Blue Note recordings [Capitol: 2006/1964]
    Gordon, Kenny Drew (p), Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson (b), Art Taylor (d)
  10. “Co Op” {JJ Johnson}JJ Johnson – The Savoy Sessions [Savoy: 2002/1954]
    Johnson, Kai Winding, Billy Bauer (g), Charles Mingus (b), Kenny Clarke (d)
  11. “I’ll Remember April” {Tad Dameron}Sonny Clark – Sonny Clark Trio [Capitol: 1987/1957]
    Clark, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones
  12. “Get Happy” {Harold Arlen}JJ Johnson – The Eminent JJ Johnson [Capitol: 1989/1953]
    Johnson, Clifford Brown, Jimmy Heath, John Lewis,Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke
  13. “Dancing In The Dark” {Arthur Schwartz}Sonny Clark – Standards [Capitol: 1998/1958]
    Clark, Paul Chambers, Wes Landers

All That Jazz [Playlist – 09/15/09]

Frank Testa sitting in for Ann Porotti

  1. “Over The Rainbow” {Yip Harburg/Harold Arlen}MJQ – Fontessa [Atlantic: 1989/1956]
    John Lewis (p), Milt Jackson (vb), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d)
  2. “Django” {John Lewis}MJQ – Django [Prestige: 1987/1953]
    John Lewis (p), Milt Jackson (vb), Percy Heath (b), Kenny Clarke (d)
  3. “Valeria” {John Lewis}MJQ – “Topsy”, This One’s for Basie [Pablo: 1985]
    John Lewis (p), Milt Jackson (vb), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d)
  4. “Ill Wind” {Arthur Herzog, Jr}Wynton Kelly – Wynton Kelly Piano [Fantasy: 1989/1958]
    Wynton Kelly (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)
  5. “Come Rain Or Come Shine” {Harold Arlen}Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib [Blue Note: 1998/1957]
    Sonny Clark, Donald Byrd, Curtis Fuller, John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor
  6. “Dark Eyes”Wynton Kelly – Wynton Kelly Piano [Fantasy: 1989/1958]
    Wynton Kelly (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d)
  7. “Freight Trane” {Tommy Flanagan}Kenny Burrell/John Coltrane – Kenny Burrell And John Coltrane [Concord: 2006/1958]
    Kenny Burrell (g), John Coltrane (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)
  8. “I Never Knew” {Gus Kahn}Kenny Burrell/John Coltrane – Kenny Burrell And John Coltrane [Concord: 2006/1958]
    Kenny Burrell (g), John Coltrane (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d)
  9. “Well You Needn’t” {Thelonious Monk}Chet Baker – The Italian Sessions [BMG: 1986/1962]
    Chet Baker (tp), Rene Thomas (g), Amadeo Tommasi (p), Benoit Quersin (b), Daniel Hemmer (d)
  10. “Fan Tan”Chet Baker – The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of The Chet Baker Quartet W [Mosiac: 1986/1956]
    Chet Baker (tp), Russ Freeman (p), Leroy Vinegar (b), Shelly Manne (d)
  11. “Little Girl Blue” {Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart}Chet Baker – Embraceable You [Pacific Jazz: 1995/1957]
    Chet Baker (tp), David Wheat (g), Ross Savakus (b)
  12. “Parisian Thoroughfare” {Bud Powell}Bud Powell – Bud’s Bubble [Membran: 2005/1951]
  13. “September In The Rain”Bud Powell – Bud’s Bubble [Membran: 2005/1945]
    Frank Socolow’s Duke Quintet: Bud Powell (p), Freddy Webster (tp), Frank Socolow (ts), Leonard Gaskin (b),Irv Kugler (d)
  14. “Someone To Watch Over Me” {George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin}Bud Powell – Bud’s Bubble [Membran: 2005/1955]
    Bud Powell (p), Lloyd Trotman (b), Art Blakey (d)
  15. “Sure Thing” {Bud Powell}Membran – Bud’s Bubble [Membran: 2005/1953]
    Bud Powell (p), Charles Mingus (b), Max Roach (d)
  16. “When I Fall In Love” {Edward Heyman/Victor Young}Membran – Bud’s Bubble [Membran: 2005/1956]
    Bud Powell (p), Ray Brown (b), Ossie Johnson (d)