Esquire Jazz Concert

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


20630. Esquire Jazz Concert. January 18, 1944. Blue Network. Sustaining. A concert from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1/2 hour of which was broadcast by the Blue net. The All American Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Jack Teagarden, Coleman Hawkins, Barney Bigard, Sid Catlett, Art Tatum, Al Casey, Oscar Pettiford, Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Mildred Bailey, Billie Holiday. 2 hours. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

20620. Esquire Jazz Concert. January 17, 1945. Blue Network. Sustaining. The program originates in New York, New Orleans (WDSU origination) and Hollywood. "An aural time-capsule of swing music, 1945." The finale is a three-way, three city jam session! See cat. #71522, #71523, #71524, #71525, #71526, #71527 for AFRS coverage of this event. The broadcast sounds as if it's complete, but the concert may have gone on for a longer period. Al Casey, Anita O'Day, Art Tatum, Beatrice Lillie, Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, Bunk Johnson, Danny Kaye, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Glenn Riggs (New York announcer), Irving Fazola, Jack Benny, James P. Johnson, J. C. Higginbotham, Jerome Kern (composer), Lena Horne, Lionel Barrymore, Louis Armstrong, Leon Prima and His Orchestra, Mary Osbourne (Baby Marie), Mildred Bailey, Sid Catlett, Sidney Bechet, The Benny Goodman Quintet, Willie Smith, Leonard Feather. 1:29:02. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

75841. Esquire Jazz Concert. January 16, 1946. ABC net. Sustaining. The "All-American Jazz Concert For 1946." The first tune is, "Take The A Train." Orson Welles (host), Duke Ellington (piano), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Billy Strayhorn (piano, arranger), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet), Oscar Moore (guitar), Nat King Cole, Red Norvo, Chubby Jackson (bass), Bill Harris, Frances Wayne (vocal), Woody Herman, Johnny Miller (bass), Pete Candoli (trumpet), Taft Jordan, Harry Carney (reeds), Ralph Burns (piano, arranger), Bill Harris (trombone), Leonard Feather (presents the "Esky" Awards), George Weeks (? director), Welborn Kelly (writer), Lawrence Brown. 58:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

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