Jim Ferguson On Piano Jazz The singing bassist presents original songs and standards in a session from 2001.

Jim Ferguson On Piano Jazz

Jim Ferguson On Piano Jazz

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Bassist and vocalist Jim Ferguson got his start in South Carolina, where his father was a church music director. He picked up the bass late in high school and learned to play on the job before taking formal lessons. He went on to play with greats such as Teddy Wilson, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison and Stephane Grappelli.

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 2001, Ferguson joins host Marian McPartland to perform "While We're Young" and McPartland's "There'll Be Other Times."

Originally broadcast in the spring of 2001.

Set List

  • "While We're Young" (Engvick, Palitz, Wilder)
  • "P.S. I Love You" (Jenkins, Mercer)
  • "Deep Summer Music" (Robison)
  • "Nobody's Heart (But Mine)" (Adamson, McHugh)
  • "Walkin' The Dog" (Ferguson)
  • "There'll Be Other Times" (Jones, McPartland)
  • "If I'm Lucky" (Myrow, Delange)
  • "What's A Guy Supposed To Do?" (Ferguson)
  • "The Touch Of Your Lips" (Noble)