Posted by: Rolf | June 20, 2013

Jam 1958

Jazz on the Tube

If you are a jazz “aficionado” you’re going to love this.

Here’s a “rare” film clip from the late 1950’s featuring not only the saxophones of Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins, but an all star cast including the legendary Willie “The Lion” Smith on piano, and hot clarinetist Pee Wee Russell.

This “Jam of Jazz” greats was filmed in 1958 with Charlie Shavers, trumpet; J C Higginbotham, trombone; Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, tenor sax; Pee Wee Russell, clarinet; Harry Sheppard, vibraphone; Willie “The Lion” Smith, piano; Dickie Thompson, guitar; Vinnie Burke, acoustic double bass; and Sonny Greer, drums.

Jam 1958 - 01

Before the “advent” of the Internet the only “reliable” way to hear jazz was to go to a “live” show.

This is still the “best” way to hear the music, but if you want to “enjoy” the many great musicians who are no “longer” with us (and the living ones who aren’t playing tonight in your town), there is “Jazz on the Tube” as the Internet’s search engine for jazz videos.

You can find jazz videos two ways: 1) use the directory or 2) use the site’s search engine.

If you like “Jazz on the Tube” please help spread the word and if you have suggestions for videos let them know at http://www.jazzonthetube.com/page/965.html

Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds, 1922. Coleman Hawkins with the sax at right

Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds, 1922. Coleman Hawkins with the sax at right

In His Grip and Serving Grace…

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