They aren't actually collaborating, just sharing the same stage at The Birdland in New York City for this broadcast from the All Star Parade Of Bands series from NBC Radio, recorded on June 4, 1955.
Erroll Garner opens the broadcast, and it includes his latest composition, Misty along with a lot of other great sounds for the first half of the show.
And then Perez Prado takes over the second half, opening with Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White), which was a huge hit for him around this time. The rest of his set is high-voltage, just like all of his material.
Two great sets from a very unlikely pairing, but that was what radio in the 1950's was all about.
(Clifford Brown - one of the brightest lights in Jazz, gone all too soon)
I originally ran this in 2009 as a Nights At The Roundtable special. But it's such a special and rare recording I thought I would re-run it again in case you missed it Read more...
Newstalgia Downbeat with the Timex All-Star Jazz Concert. First in a series hosted by Steve Allen with the venerable John Cameron Swayze and Timex (takes a licking and still keeps ticking) watches. Recorded on December 29, 1957 (according to the NBC transcription labels). Read more...