Out to Lunch playlist for 07/08/2014

DJs: 
Jake Gagne
Artist Title Album Label Link
Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra I Got a Date with Rhythm; Good Jelly Blues Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra Ember LP-710
Earl Hines and his Orchestra Scoops Carry's Merry; Furlough Blues The Indispensible Earl Hines, Vol. 3 & 4 Jazz Tribune PM 43266
Charlie Parker All-Stars Relaxin' at Camarillo (Take E); Cheers (Take A); Carvin' the Bird (Take B); Stupendous (Take A) Charlie Parker on Dial, Vol. 3 Spotlite SPJ103
Howard McGhee Sextet Bebop; Grooving High; Hot House Wardell Gray / Stan Hasselgard Spotlite SPJ134
Wardell Gray Blue Lou; One O'Clock Jump Shades of Gray United Superior U/S 7722
Dexter Gordon - Wardell Gray The Hunt The Hunt Savoy SJL 2222
International All-Stars How High the Moon; C Jam Blues Wardell Gray / Stan Hasselgard Spotlite SPJ134
Benny Goodman Septet All the Things You Are; Mary's Idea; Swedish Pastry Swedish Pastry Dragon DRLP 16
Count Basie and his Orchestra The King; It Serves Me Right Wardell Gray / Stan Hasselgard Spotlite SPJ134
Wardell Gray Quartet Matter and Mind; The Toup Al Haig Meets the Master Saxes, Vol. 1 Spotlite SPJ139
Buddy Stewart Quintet Shawn Al Haig Meets the Master Saxes, Vol. 1 Spotlite SPJ139
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra The Huckle-Buck; Don't Worry 'Bout Me; Clarinet A La King Swingin' into Bop! Strumthorpe Mews 193749
Wardell Gray Twisted; Scrapple from the Apple; Treadin' Central Avenue Prestige P-24062
Count Basie Octet One O'Clock Jump; I Ain't Got Nobody; Little White Lies 8 & 16 Tax m-8029

The music of tenor saxophonist Wardell Grey, 1921-1955. Gray's premature death at the age of 34 cut short a rich career that began with his big break: a gig with Earl Hines' orchestra at age 21. Gray played with Bird, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dexter Gordon, among many others. For today's program we took a chronological look at his recorded legacy.