Daily Archive: December 31, 2012

Commenting On The Thousand Yard Stare – 1955-1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year End Observations – 1955-1958 The only thing more fascinating than hearing how a year in history wound up, is hearing that year in history interpreted by a pundit – those elements we overlooked, those seemingly benign events that became earth-shattering, or the...

French National Orchestra With Eugene Bigot Play Music Of Barraud – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Barraud – Offrande une ombre – Bigot Eugene Bigot was one of the most widely respected and recorded conductors during the 1930s and 1940s. During the era of the 78 rpm record, Bigot was responsible for recording more French repertoire heard all...

Teddy Wilson, Eddie Heywood And Duke Ellington – New Years Eve 1957 – Past Daily Downbeat.

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: New Years Eve – 1957 – All Star Parade of Bands There was a time New Years Eve meant a world-wide sweep of all the notable Jazz dives, and a live session from each over network radio. This one, an hour’s...