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“The Subject is Jazz” – Cool

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Some of the best jazz on television came from this 13 week program over NBC on Sunday nights hosted by Gilbert Seldes. On this broadcast Don Elliott (vib), Mundell Lowe (g), Billy Taylor (p), are featured on “Ever So Easy”, but the highlight is the superb interplay from Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz on the tune “Subconcious-Lee” based on the changes of “What Is This Thing Called Love”.

Lee is then interviewed afterward by Seldes touching on the subject of cool jazz and the influence of Lennie Tristano. “Move” is heard next, this time with Elliott on mellophone. The rhythm section includes Eddie Safranski (b) and Ed Thigpen (d)

Customer Comments

Several other excerpts from this incredible series are on YouTube, Search under Billy Taylor. Look especially for a video of Bill Evans doing "Concerto for Billy the Kid" from the amazing late 50s George Russell smaltet album.
- Jim from Baltimore

Great to see this Lee rarity again. I compiled his discography quite some time ago and keep it up-to-date. jazzrealities
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