Funny how things have changed in 50 years….
Below is an episode of Billy Taylor’s’ 1958 TV show, “The Subject Is Jazz,” featuring Bill Evans, Tony Scott, Art Farmer, Jimmy Cleveland, Doc Severinsen, Ed Thigpen, Mundell Lowe, Eddie Safranski and George Russell.
Can you imagine a TV show on today called “The Subject is Jazz”..?? That would go over like a lead balloon with TV executives today. It is hard to believe thought this has been 50 years already.
Interesting to note how young Doc Severinson looks and he plays fantastic. When he was fronting the band on the Tonight Show for so many years, I’ll bet very few people realized he could play bebop like this.