Jazz Unlimited Sunday, November 10 will be “Live Jazz From Carnegie Hall-Part 1.” While Carnegie Hall opened in 1881, jazz was not heard there until 1938, when Benny Goodman had the first jazz concert. Since then many jazz concerts have been held there and some were recorded. In the years since 1938, Carnegie Hall has hosted three of John Hammond’s “Spiritual to Swing” concerts with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Big Joe Turner and Lester Young; Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts with Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Flip Phillips and Oscar Peterson; A “Stars of Modern Jazz Concert” with Bud Powell, Stan Getz and Lennie Tristano; Dizzy Gillespie’s big bands and small groups; Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane; Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Clint Eastwood’s “After Hours” concert; the Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band and Sonny Rollins.
The Slide Show contains my images of some of the musicians heard to this show.
Thie Archive of the show will be available until the morning of November 18, 2013.
Here is a video of Joe Turner and Jay McShann doing playing and singing the blues from the film "Last of the Blue Devils" (1979) along with people of importance in Kansas City's jazz history.