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Sound of Jazz: Memorable 57 Broadcast
Billie Holiday, Lester Young
Sound of Jazz: Memorable 57 Broadcast
Genres: Blues, Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Only half as good as the actual telecast
Rootie Tootie | 11/04/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Suprinsingly enough, the music that was performed and recorded in front of the cameras was of a much higher quality and excitement, and this applies to all of the performers, some of which are not even found on the Columbia CD: the Basie band, Billie's All Stars, Red Allen, the Monk trio... So I suggest you try to get a hold of the truly original soundtrack (The legendary Sound of Jazz telecast, Label: Bandstand, BDCD1517, Italy 1990, ASIN: B000001BC5). Unfortunately, this CD and the actual CBS footage (Sound of Jazz-Complete Edition, Format: Import, NTSC, DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005, ASIN: B0007D4MO0) are currently unavailable on amazon.
Golden Hour from Luminaries of Jazz' Golden Age
Rootie Tootie | 07/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nostalgic, romantic, bittersweet, enduring, Triumphant! The meaning of Life is expressed vocally and musically by these artist. The passion of Billie Holiday. The bittersweet storytelling in a phrase by Lester Young. The power of Coleman Hawkins. The fire of Roy Eldridge. The sensual romanticism of Ben Webster. The way your heart is lifted with wings when you hear them. Music such as this speaks to the silent voice in your soul, the unutterable voice, that pains or Life may have stifled but can never deafen. Clap hands, souls sing, foot stomp, smiles/eyes beam."
The finest spontaneous jam session ever heard
Rootie Tootie | 04/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was fortunate to actually view the live blackand white television performance of this great-est of all time jam session by the greatest jazzmusicians of our time. The video tape of thisevent is available but unfortunately the qualityis poor. However, it is well worth the price tosee and hear these "cats" perform."