30.04.2021 Professor Catherine Tackley International Jazz Day Special

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Professor Catherine Tackley is Head of the Department of Music at the University of Liverpool, having held posts at Leeds College of Music and The Open University.

A jazz specialist, she has written two books – ‘The Evolution of Jazz in Britain: c. 1880-1935’ (Ashgate, 2005) and ‘Benny Goodman’s Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert’ (OUP, 2012) - and co-edited ‘Black British Jazz: Routes, Ownership and Performance’ (Ashgate, 2014). In 2018, Catherine curated ‘Rhythm and Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain’, an acclaimed exhibition in London based on her research. She is a member of the Liverpool City Region Music Board, Trustee of the National Jazz Archive (UK) and Musical Director of Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats Big Band.

In celebration of International Jazz Day, the show highlights the variety of jazz in the USA, the UK and beyond with tracks from across its rich history.



Benny Goodman – Let’s Dance

Ted Heath – Early One Morning from Master ted Heath and his Musick: Olde Englyshe

Soweto Kinch – Riot Music from The Black Peril

Down Home Rag  – The Versatile Four 

Kansas Smitty’s Live – Whiskey Rag

Benny Carter – Gin and Jive

Lord Kitchener – Kitch’s Bebop Calypso 

Joe Harriott Quintet – Calypso from Free Form

The Jazz Couriers – Cheek to Cheek 

Jack Hylton Orchestra – Somebody Mighty Like You

Maria Schneider – Choro Dancado from Concert in the Garden

Ivy Benson and her Girls Band – I Cover the Waterfront 

Sarah Vaughan – Garden in the Rain

Frank Sinatra  – London By Night from Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain

Duke Ellington – Harlem Airshaft from At Fargo 1940

Rehearsal and Alternate Takes – Battle Royal from First Time! The Count Meets the Duke

Ella Fitzgerald – You Do Something to Me from Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook [CD]

Valaida Snow – High Hat Trumpet and Rhythm

Chick Corea – Armando’s Rhumba from My Spanish Heart

Farmer’s Market – (Come on Baby Do The) Balkan Boogie from Musikk Fra Hybridene

Itchy Fingers – A Night in Tunisia from Full English Breakfast

Ezra Collective – You Can’t Steal My Joy (title track)

Gordon Stretton – Lovin’ Sam 

Brad Melhdau – Blackbird from 10 Years Solo Live

Richard and Will Michael  – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams from The Brothers [CD]