Following the posting about Paul Desmond playing “Take Five” in a youtube.com video, Rifftides reader Jon Naylor wrote from Seattle:
In regards to youtube.com, they have a great piece of history with Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie being presented a Down Beat music award by Leonard Feather and columnist Earl Wilson. Watch the look on Parker’s face when Earl Wilson refers to him and Dizzy as ‘you boys’ and the painful look on Feather’s face earlier when Earl tries to use some hipster lingo with the phrase, “Gimme some skin.” A classic.
Wilson’s clueless introduction preceded a performance of “Hot House,” with Parker and Gillespie accompanied by pianist Dick Hyman, drummer Charlie Smith and bassist Sandy Block. It is rare film of Diz and Bird together.
For those interested, see previous Rifftides postings on Parker (and others) on video here and here and here .