Jazz trumpeter, composer, writer and broadcaster, Ian Carr very kindly agreed to take part in this 'Blind Jukebox' despite considerable pressures on his time. As well as revising his acclaimed biography of Miles Davis and his Jazz: The Essential Companion, Ian has just returned from a long tour with the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble. In addition, his commitments as a teacher at the Guildhall and his criticism for the BBC Music Magazine occupy a lot of his time.
Neverthess, he insisted on wining and dining me before we listened to a compilation of modern jazz trumpet playing. A genuinely modest and self-effacing man, his comments were never less than perceptive, and revealed not only his deep commitment to jazz but his thoughtful, artistic nature. We listened to some wonderful players - and the tape even had a twist in the tail!
Chet Baker You Can't Go Home Again
Wynton Marsalis The Flight of the Bumblebee
Lew Soloff Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Charles Tolliver Truth
Herb Alpert Jump Street
Art Farmer Concerto For Billy the Kid (unreleased take)
Kenny Wheeler Deer Wan
Lester Bowie I Only Have Eyes For You
Freddie Hubbard What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
Mark Isham Trouble In Mind (The Return)
Ian Carr My Funny Valentine