The Bell Telephone Hour

Season 10 Episode 9

Jazz -- The Intimate Art

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Apr 26, 1968 on NBC
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Jazz -- The Intimate Art

Hosted by Donald Voorhees, this episode spotlights the divergent jazz styles of Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, and Charles Lloyd as they perform, rehearse and spend time at home. Armstrong talks about growing up in New Orleans and joining a band in Chicago and is seen at a recording session and performance. At the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco, Gillespie reveals his mercurial personality. As one of the founders of bop, he helped to introduce not only a new approach to jazz but also the bop vocabulary and way of dressing. Continued: The pianist-conductor-composer Dave Brubeck is shown at the final concert of the Brubeck Quartet in December 1967 in Pittsburgh and at another performance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Charles Lloyd, one of the jazz world's newest stars, puts into his music all of the personal rapport he feels with today's younger generation. At Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Lloyd and his Lloyd Quartet communicate with his youthful following with his music and words.


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