Music USA #695-B, Hungarian Jazz Guests

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The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, aired on November 23, 1956. This program features Hungarian jazz musicians who sent a recording to Conover shortly before the Hungarian Uprising of 1956; this hour was apparently was quickly assembled to replace the original program #695-B which had been recorded in October, but set aside for this replacement. The musicians remain unnamed, presumably for their safety, as Conover notes that it is unknown whether the musicians in the recording were still alive. Gerry Mulligan, Tony Scott, Quincy Jones, J.J. Johnson, and Billy Taylor comment on the musical ... continued below

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Conover, Willis November 21, 1956.

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The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, aired on November 23, 1956. This program features Hungarian jazz musicians who sent a recording to Conover shortly before the Hungarian Uprising of 1956; this hour was apparently was quickly assembled to replace the original program #695-B which had been recorded in October, but set aside for this replacement. The musicians remain unnamed, presumably for their safety, as Conover notes that it is unknown whether the musicians in the recording were still alive. Gerry Mulligan, Tony Scott, Quincy Jones, J.J. Johnson, and Billy Taylor comment on the musical selections.

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Music Library Conover Collection

This small selection of program lists, recording schedules, and promos comes from the collection of Willis Conover (1920-1996), a jazz producer and broadcaster on the Voice of America for over forty years. A much larger collection of Conover materials--including some 22,000 recordings--is available in tangible form at the UNT Music Library.

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  • November 21, 1956

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  • Dec. 17, 2015, 1:25 p.m.

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  • Dec. 18, 2015, 2:02 p.m.

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Conover, Willis. Music USA #695-B, Hungarian Jazz Guests, audio recording, November 21, 1956; Washington, D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790677/: accessed April 1, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.