Three Jazz Concerts You Should Definitely Check Out: The Jazz625 Story

Science dropped by Marty AKA Marty McFly. Apr-23-2012

Getting in the right mood for the Turin Jazz Festival, I want to share with you some amazing concerts I have found on YouTube. Anyway, If it happens to be around the Turin area, just give me a call and I will offer you a beer!

Here the story behind this footages:

On the all-too-rare occasions when jazz gets an outing on television, many viewers make inevitable, and often unfavourable, comparisons with Jazz 625. A well-informed presenter, a superb sound balance and an uncluttered approach to camera work and direction all combined to set a gold standard in the televisual representation of jazz.

It was also in the right place at the right time. The end of the long-standing deadlock between the Musicians’ Union and the American Federation of Musicians meant that big names from the US were coming over to Britain for the first time since the 1930s. Meanwhile, it was a fertile time for British jazz, with the likes of Tubby Hayes, Johnny Scott, Tony Coe and John Dankworth all very much in the ascendant…read more here

Thelonious Monk – March 14, 1965

Thelonious Monk – Live in London 1965 (Jazz 625)

The Oscar Peterson Trio – October 1, 1964

The Bill Evans Trio – March 19, 1965