Rare 1959 TV Appearance by Jazz Legend in Honor of Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary
In a rare national television appearance filmed April 2, 1959, the legendary trumpet player performs with the Gil Evans Orchestra and one of his ‘great quintets,’ featuring tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. The set features “So What” off Kind of Blue (1959) — the biggest selling jazz record of all time — and tunes from Miles Ahead (1957). Taped for The Robert Herridge Theater at Studio 61 in New York City, and first broadcast July 21, 1960, this special should be considered essential viewing for jazz enthusiasts, or anyone who enjoys great timeless music. Preview video and learn more.