Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, December 1st will be “Live Jazz from Town Hall, New York City.” We continue playing live music from the jazz capital of the world with concerts from Town Hall that span the years 1944 to 1990. The artists featured are Eddie Condon and His All-Stars, Louis Armstrong and the All-Stars, the Dizzy Gillespie-Charlie Parker Quintet, four pieces from a Baron Timmie Rosenkranz concert in 1945, which includes the classic “I Got Rhythm” duet of Don Byas and Slam Stewart, Mary Lou Williams’ “Zodiac Suite,” Benny Carter, Red Norvo and Teddy Wilson, Thelonious Monk, the Chico Hamilton Quintet, Gene Harris and the Phillip Morris Superband, Jaki Byard, Ornette Coleman, the Charles Lloyd Quartet, McCoy Tyner, the Keith Jarrrett Standards Trio and Bobby Hutcherson with James Newton and Herbie Hancock, among others.
The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the artists on tonight's show.
This Archive of the 12/1/13 show will be available until the morning of December 9, 2013.
Here is a clip from 1952 with Charlie Parker (as) and Dizzy Gillespie (tp) receiving the 1951 Downbeat Awards on the show "Center Stage" with Earl Wilson. Leonard Feather is also there and the rest of the band is Dick Hyman (p), Jack Lesberg (b) and Charlie Smith (d). Note Parker's expression as Gillsepie's award is announced.