(Birdland on 52nd Street - A hotbed of Jazz activity in the 1950s) A live set from July 3, 1952 featuring Arnett Cobb and his Orchestra and The George Shearing Quintet at Birdland on 52nd Street in New York. NBC radio, throughout the 1940s
Weekend Gallimaufry - Stranded On An Ice Floe in 1938 - A group of Russian scientists, studying the Arctic, were stranded on an ice floe and adrift for several months before finally being rescued before the ice floe broke apart. Interviews with the scientists who took part in the expedition. Shortwave from Moscow - March 23, 1938.
Weekend Gallimaufry with Bill Monroe, live at New River Ranch, Maryland, July 28, 1963.
Weekend Gallimaufry - an interview with Joe McGinnis, author of The Selling Of The President: 1968 and the changing atmosphere for electing a President. Interviewed for Harper's Magazine radio series At Issue in February 1970.
(Almost that time again) As you know, one of my biggest guilty pleasures is listening to old live concerts - really old ones. A few weeks ago I posted an excerpt of a New York Philharmonic concert from 1960 featuring Fritz Reiner. This time
Newstalgia Downbeat - The Shelly Manne Quintet And The Stan Getz Quartet Live At Basin Street, New York - 1956
(Stan Getz offers the usual magic) I haven't done any live Jazz posts in a while, and for absolutely no good reason. So I thought I would make up for that by offering a very special Club date featuring the Shelly Manne Quintet and The Stan Getz
Weekend Gallimaufry with a roundtable panel discussion on the state of Classical Music and music in general in the US. Featuring Frank Zappa, Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Zubin Mehta, Los Angeles Philharmonic Manager Ernest Fleischmann, Film music composer David Raksin and KPFK moderators Lew Merckelson and William Strother. Recorded circa 1968-69 (rebroadcast in 1971).
Weekend Gallimaufry - an interview with Mahalia Jackson - the legendary Gospel singer/turned author discusses her book "Movin' On Up" in 1967.
Weekend Gallimaufry - The Open Mind Program talks to Dr. Margaret Mead, Dr. Richard Gordon and Sloane Wilson about Status, Success and Suburbia in 1961.
George Shearing - taking mellow to new places. This is a repost from October of last year. Instead tonight, honoring Jazz immortal George Shearing who passed away earlier today in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Here is a live broadcast from the
- 1 of 5