On this wintry day — the blizzard outside my New York window looked like bits of ripped-up tissues falling from the skies — what could be more warming than thirty-five minutes with Dan Morgenstern telling tales of his Chicago days, including the story of Gene Ammons’ release from jail? And Dan reminds us that jazz “is a communal music,” and tells tales of King Kolax and jazz on television as well:
and here’s the second part where Dan talks about jazz on television — the wonderful show “JUST JAZZ,” produced by Robert Kaiser and featuring Erroll Garner, Don Byas, Dexter Gordon, Bobby Hackett and Vic Dickenson:
Thank you, Dan, for warming not only this day but any other day you’re on the scene.
May your happiness increase!