Sunday Fun

“Groovin’ High”: James Moody, alto saxophone; Al Haig, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

That is from a PBS Sound Stage program, Dizzy Gillespie’s Bebop Reunion 1975. Gillespie sat out one of his most famous compositions, but there is plenty of him in the complete show, along with Moody, Milt Jackson, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Carroll and that incomparable rhythm section.

Happy Sunday

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  1. Charlton Price says

    All the greats, all together, all in their prime — almost four decades ago. Especially valuable because of Birks’ blessing on the music and its meanings — his remarks at the Bahai Temple in Evanston, Illinois.

  2. Red Sullivan says

    I believe this to be the only Al Haig on video… (Can anyone contradict me?). Amazingly valuable…

    • Jon Foley says

      RS: In a check of YouTube, I found two more cuts from that same concert. There might be more.

      • Red Sullivan says

        In fact, I used to have this whole programme on VHS casette tape, and reveled in it – a full hour – but I still believe it to be the only Al Haig there is on video? (IMAGINE!!!). Any contradictions?