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Fascinatin' Rhythm

Ray’s Favourite Trib­ute Jazz ALbums — Undoubt­ed­ly, the ulti­mate con­fir­ma­tion of one’s suc­cess in any are­na occurs when anoth­er artist pays hom­mage to him or her by record­ing an entire album, or a book with a sim­il­iar wrt­ing style, or a build­ing of sim­il­iar con­se­quence or paint­ing that depicts emo­tions of equal qual­i­ty. On today’s show, i have cho­sen some of the finest trib­utes ever afford­ed to jazz artists through­out its rich his­to­ry, They are drawn from my per­onal col­lec­tion of vinyl and cds. Prob­a­bly the most revered artists in this genre have been Duke Elling­ton, Frank Sina­tra, Bil­lie Hol­i­day, Nat King Cole, and Thelo­nius Monk. Enjoy!..

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso/Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
Benny Carter Orchestra September Song Aspects
Mark Murphy September Fifteenth September Ballads
Callum Au Big Band September In The Rain Something's Coming
Claire Martin & Callum Au Pure Imagination Songs And Stories
Cory Weeds Qt. C Nancy (With The Laughing Face) Day By Day

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Tony Bennett/Ray Conniff I'm Just A Lucky So & So Tony
Dave McKenna Detour Ahead In Madison
Herbie Mann What's Going On? Push
Susie Meissner/Ken Peplowski In A Mellow Tone I Wish I Knew
Duke Ellington Dancing In The Dark Ellington Indigos
Neil Swainson Quintet C Port Of Spain 49th Parallel

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Ralph Sharon Trio Do I Hear A Waltz? Do I Hear A Waltz?
Diane Schuur All Blues Running On Faith
Gerald Wilson Orchestra I Should Care Live And Swinging
Gerald Wilson Orchestra Milestones New York, New Sound
Ella Fitzgerald/Duke Ellington Imagine My Frustration (Wilson) Ella At Duke's Place

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Dave Stryker/Bob Mintzer/WDR Big Band Trouble Man Blue Soul
The Singers Unlimited/Gene Puerling Try To Remember Try To Remember
Pearl Django Starlight Ballroom Simplicity