Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday Jazz Performance - The Dutch Swing College Band with Teddy Wilson - "Oh, Lady Be Good"

This Saturday we have a jazz performance that was recorded in 1976 in Austria. The great pianist Teddy Wilson joined The Dutch Swing College Band for this rendition of Oh, Lady Be Good.

Oh, Lady Be Good was written by George and Ira Gershwin in 1924 and debuted in the Broadway show, Lady Be Good! which starred Fred and Adele Astaire.

The band here consists of  the leader Peter Schilperoort who's on clarinet, Bert de Kort who plays the cornet, Bob Kaper is on the alto sax, Dick Kaart is playing the trombone, Jaaap van Kempen plays guitar, Henk Bosch van Drakensteyn is playing bass and Huub Janssen is on drums. Teddy Wilson is guesting on the piano.

Thirty years later, Bob Kaper would become the leader of Dutch Swing College Band.

Here is Paul Whiteman's Take on Oh, Lady Be Good from December 29, 1924.

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