SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT: Jazz At The Philharmonic

It’s a 1967 BBC produced concert and I was simply amazed at the setlist! I remember most of the musicians playing on my vinyl records of the Newport Jazz Festival jam sessions half a decade later. I respect these records so much both because they are between the first jazz records I bought and they taught me a few things about this special music.

Then if we pay attention to the quality of the musicians involved, the date and the place of the concert and furthermore to what was happening or about to happen in America and Europe ( the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the African-American Civil Rights Movement  and the May 1968 events in France, and how that would affect the world – this is history in video format.

I can’t say which part I like best if I have to choose among Clark Terry, James Moody, Zoot Sims, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson, Bob Cranshaw, Louie Bellson and T-bone Walker.

Synopsis of the two shows at the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/item/jots.200016539

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