SUBJECT IS JAZZ, THE: COOL (TV)

Summary

One in this music series which examines the structure and history of jazz music. This program explores the attributes of "cool" music. Highlights include the following: critic Gilbert Seldes explains the musical term "cool"; musicians Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Don Elliott, Billy Taylor, Eddie Safranski, Mundell Lowe, and Ed Thigpen perform "Godchild"; audio excerpts of Lester Young playing the tenor sax, Miles Davis playing the trumpet in "Boplicity," and pianist Lennie Tristano performing "Wow"; Billy Taylor explains the nuances of "cool" music; the musicians perform Miles Davis's "Half Nelson" and Billy Taylor's "Ever So Easy"; Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh display their improvisational skills using a melody written by Konitz entitled "Subconscious-Lee"; Lee Konitz discusses the style of "cool" music; and the musicians perform "Geneva's Move."

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: May 24, 1958 Saturday 5:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:52
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T86:0245
  • GENRE: Education/Information
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Music
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1958
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CREDITS

    • Brice Howard … Executive Producer
    • George Norford … Producer
    • Lynwood King … Director
    • Billy Taylor … Instrumentalist, Pianist, Music (Misc. Credits)
    • Eddie Safranski … Instrumentalist, Bass player
    • Mundell Lowe … Instrumentalist, Guitarist
    • Ed Thigpen … Instrumentalist, Drummer
    • Lee Konitz … Special Guest, Instrumentalist, Alto Saxophonist
    • Warne Marsh … Instrumentalist, Tenor Saxophonist
    • Don Elliott … Instrumentalist, Trumpet player, Mellophone player, Vibes player
    • Jimmy Jones … Music (Misc. Credits), Music Arranger
    • Gilbert Seldes … Host