‘The Sound of Jazz’ – CBS 1957
In 1957, CBS aired the program ‘The Sound of Jazz‘. The hour long program starred such jazz luminaries as Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Red Allen, Jimmy Giuffre and more. It’s really quite a spectacular concert and thankfully the world has YouTube to help preserve hidden gems like this.
Many TV shows from the 1950s have been slowly disappearing from history. Whether it’s endless legal tussles or the film itself disintegrating under its own weight, precious shows, concerts and specials are disappearing forever.