Jazz Casual: Instrumentals Volume 1

Jazz Casual: Instrumentals Volume 1

Jazz Casual: Instrumentals Volume 1 DVD VIDEO Ralph J. Gleason music Basie TV  






Between 1960-1968, Ralph J. Gleason, noted music critic and co-founder of "Downbeat" and "Rolling Stone" magazines, established a half-hour television series entitled "Jazz Casual," which presented jazz music to American audiences in an intimate, informal setting. Includes John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie.

From the Back Cover

Count Basie:
Count Basie performs here in a quartet context. The casually attired, chain-smoking legend improvises on the spot and reminisces with producer/host Ralph Gleason. He shows you a side of himself that completes the picture of one of the godfathers of jazz. (Air date: May 6, 1968)

Count Basie, piano; Sonny Payne, drums; Norman Keenan, bass; Freddie Green, guitar.

Performances: I Don't Know (3:46); Handful of Keys (:25); Untitled (1:51); Squeeze Me (1:41); Twenty Minutes After Three (3:58); I'm Gonna Love You as Long as I Live (1:18); If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight (1:02); National Educational Television Blues (2:54).

Dizzy Gillespie:
The usually ebullient Mr. Gillespie is rather reserved here, but as always his playing is stunning. He would continue to play well into the '90s, but his middle-period work, as captured in this
Jazz Casual
episode, is remembered fondly by many as some of his most imporatant and enjoyable. (Air date: January 17, 1961)

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, trumpet; Lalo Schifrin, piano; Leo Wright, saxophone; Chuck Lampkin, drums; Bob Cunningham, bass.

Performances: Norm's Norm (4:26); Lorraine (3:42); Blues After Dark (7:08); Tocatta from Gillespiana (4:58).

John Coltrane:
It was his comfort with, and trust in, Ralph Gleason that got John Coltrane to perform on this show. For those of us who saw him live in his prime, this is a pleasant reminder of just how magnificent and singular an American artist John Coltrane was. For many, the "golden age" of jazz came to an end when Trane died at so young an age. (Air date: January 4, 1964)

John Coltrane, saxophones; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.

Performances: Intro theme: National Educational TV Blues (:25); Afro Blue (7:11); Alabama (5:59); Impressions (13:51).

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