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Lee Konitz And Warne Marsh With Lennie Tristano – Live In Toronto – 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat – Tribute Edition (Lee Konitz: 1927-2020)

Lee Konitz with Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh – live in Toronto – 1952 Become a Patron! More terrible news tonight – hearing of the passing of Jazz giant Lee Konitz, the direct result of COVID-19. I was trying to find something to run as way of tribute and found...

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser – Update 12

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser – Update 12

Day 20 – 10 days left to go and the last full week of our Spring Fundraiser. This is the make-or-break period and we need every penny of support we can if we’re going to get even close to our goal. I can’t begin to tell you how important your...

The Plague Of Comic Books – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The Plague Of Comic Books – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – New World: Comic Books – July 1, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the 50s galloped on, and as the Cold War brought with it a certain fear, paranoia and fatalist look at...

Mamie Van Doren Talks About The Beat Generation – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Mamie Van Doren Talks About The Beat Generation – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Interview with Mamie Van Doren for The Beat Generation – June 6, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. A staple of the American cultural diet since Cinema began; the Exploitation Film. Certainly during the Cold War, the...

Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – 1953 – Past Daily Downbeat

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – February 5, 1953 – Radio France This one’s not only rare, it sounds amazing. The legendary Dizzy Gillespie; high-priest of Bop, Crown-Prince of Cool in concert from Paris, recorded on...

Lenox School Of Jazz Concert – 1959 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Lenox School of Jazz Concert – August 29, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection One of those All-Star occasions; a celebration of the Lenox School of Jazz featuring a virtual who’s who in the Jazz world, all crammed into the Music...

Arnett Cobb – Top Flight – 1947 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Shellac Edition

Arnett Cobb – Top Flight – 1947 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Shellac Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Arnett Cobb and His Orchestra – Top Flight – Apollo #770 – May 13, 1947 Continuing with 78s tonight. This one comes by one of the inimitable High Priests of Bop, Arnett Cobb and a session he did for Apollo records...

Who Beat The Beat Generation? 1958 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind: Who Beat The Beat Generation – Dec. 28, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Lest we think The Beat Generation was embraced by all who ran across it, you’re dead-wrong. In 1958, mainstream media couldn’t wait to pronounce...

Kai Winding Group With Horace Silver – Live At Birdland – 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pete Brown Group – Kai Winding Group – Live from Birdland – September 9, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Back over to Birdland in New York City this week for a club date featuring the inimitable Kai Winding and his...

Today’s Young Woman – 1953 – A Lecture By Millicent Carey McIntosh – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! You will be listening to this and you’ll wonder if this is a description of life on another planet. It bears no resemblance to life in 2014. It was, in fact 61 years ago this week. This was what young Women were having to face in the...