$64,000 JAZZ - Various Artists
Columbia 123azfde

Viewers were glued to their TV screens in the summer of 1955 when a new hit program -- THE $64,000 QUESTION -- embarked. Interest in each topic that was chosen - opera, Shakespeare, the Bible - soared nationwide. When he was asked to be a consultant on the topic of Jazz, George Avakian of Columbia Records decided it would be prudent to prepare an album of $64,000 Jazz to capitalize on the popularity that would rise when that topic was picked by a contestant. This album is the result of that plan. Detailed discussions of the performances were written by Mr.Avakian.

Selections include Honeysuckle Rose by Benny Goodman and Orchestra; Ain't Misbehavin' by Louis Armstrong; I'm Comin'Virginia by Eddie Condon and His All-Stars; One O'Clock Jump by Harry James and his Orchestra; How Hi the Fi (A Buck Clayton Jam Session with Woody Herman); I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart by Duke Ellington; A Fine Romance by the Dave Brubeck Quartet; The Shrike by Pete Rugolo and Orchestra; Perdido by Sarah Vaughan; Let's Get Away from It All by J.J.Johnson and Kai Winding; Laura by Erroll Garner; and Muligan Tawny by Woody Herman and his Orchestra.

Vinyl is VG+ with light surface scuffs, may have audible pops or noise. Jacket is VG+ with light wear.

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