Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, The Mike Bryan Sextet, and The Bobby Hackett Sextet each perform live sets in this trio of films originally commissioned by the Goodyear Tire Company and shot on 35mm film with professional stereo sound. Though the original film elements would soon fade do to the use of an unstable film stock, Storyville Films has painstakingly restored these historical films to the best possible quality. Each of these three performances was recorded in New York City in 1962, and offers a look at three legendary performers in their absolute prime.
bandleader, composer, jazz