Some Tenor Nostalgia

Doug Ramsey on his blog Rifftides, points us to some video clips of Zoot Sims and Al Cohn dating back to 1968. Watching this bit of live TV makes me miss the good old days when TV was live and, well, alive. We don't get many occasions these days of seeing and, more importantly hearing great masters at work at their craft. 

Wouldn't it be interesting to see some network invest in real established talent as showcases instead of the "America's Got Talent" pablum which they seem so intent on feeding their public. 

Anyway, Sims and Cohn show off their stuff in this performance of Burt Bacharach's "What The World Needs Now Is Love" followed by Cohn's "Doodleoodle" with Stan Tracey on piano, Dave Green on bass and Phil Seamen on drums. 

Nice to know that the internet can serve up such great archives.