“This amazing live jazz document is taken from an episode of “The Seven Lively Arts” hosted by Jon Crosby and aired on CBS December 8, 1957. Crosby does not get in the way while Count Basie, Coleman Hawking and more play some classic ensemble blues. A highpoint of the DVD is Billie Holiday with all-star backing singing “Fine And Mellow”. Before the performance is a moving voice-over from Holiday on the delivery the blues.
Tom “Tearaway” Schulte