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Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard

Description: Bill Evans with Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums at the Village Vanguard. The reel-to-reel tape container indicates that titles performed include "Slow Dance" and "A Song for Now."
Date: November 14, 1964
Creator: Evans, Bill, 1929-1980
Partner: UNT Music Library

Biography in Rhythm

Description: A 1955 radio program presenting an account of the history of jazz. Willis Conover later adapted this program's introduction for use in the Jazz at the Smithsonian television programs which he hosted.
Date: July 26, 1955
Creator: National Broadcasting Company
Partner: UNT Music Library

Bob LaPlante interview with Don Byas; unidentified recording

Description: In the first track, Bob LaPlante interviews Don Byas in 1965. The second track, from the other side of the tape reel, is an unidentified jazz ensemble for roughly the first half. The ensemble in the second half is identified at 27:05 as the Ole Dixon Trio.
Date: November 2, 1965
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac

Description: A recording found in Willis Conover's collection of reel-to-reel tapes: Yma Sumac performs at the 22nd annual Chicagoland Music Festival, at Soldier Field.
Date: August 25, 1951
Creator: Sumac, Yma
Partner: UNT Music Library

Dizzy Gillespie at Birdland

Description: A French-language program featuring Dizzy Gillespie performing at Birdland, along with an interview with John Hammond.
Date: July 2, 1956
Creator: Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993 & Roberts, Bill
Partner: UNT Music Library

Gerry Mulligan, Moscow Jam Session, 1967, Part I

Description: The first of two recordings from which selections for Music USA #4618-B were taken, featuring Gerry Mulligan playing a borrowed alto saxophone in a jam session at Moscow's Molodezhnoe (Youth) Café.
Date: July 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Gerry Mulligan, Moscow Jam Session, 1967, Part II

Description: The second of two recordings from which selections for Music USA #4618-B were taken, featuring Gerry Mulligan playing a borrowed alto saxophone in a jam session at Moscow's Molodezhnoe (Youth) Café.
Date: July 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Groggy's Mambo and other selections

Description: A live recording of mambo selections. The title "Groggy's Mambo" appears to refer to Maurice "Groggy" Gervitsch, the proprietor of the Cairo Hotel in Washington, D.C., where Gervitsch organized mambo dances in 1954. The group may have been led by Buddy Rowell.
Date: 1954~
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with Benny Goodman

Description: Unedited audio of Willis Conover's interview with Benny Goodman, including short statements for various broadcast services within VOA, and a longer interview presumably for Music USA #394-B.
Date: December 21, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with Ella Fitzgerald, for Voices of VISTA #127

Description: Willis Conover interviews Ella Fitzgerald for "Voices of VISTA" program number 127. The short programs featured various celebrities and were used, like Treasury broadcasts in decades past, to promote the U.S. government's Volunteers in Service to America program.
Date: May 10, 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with Gil Evans

Description: An interview with Gil Evans, apparently included in Music USA #4884-B, broadcast May 16, 1968.
Date: March 4, 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with Marshall Brown and George Wein

Description: Willis Conover interviews Marshall Brown and George Wein about their 20-nation talent-searching tour for Newport International Youth Band. This recording is the raw audio, apparently incorporated into Music USA program #1147-B.
Date: December 4, 1957
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with W.C. Handy, Part I

Description: The first part of Willis Conover's extended interview with W.C. Handy. This recording is the raw audio, and includes a glitch in the tape in the opening seconds, and other preliminaries before the interview begins.
Date: 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interviews at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1967

Description: Willis Conover interviews Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and George Gruntz at the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interviews with Billy Eckstine and Teddi King

Description: Willis Conover interviews Billy Eckstine and Teddi King at Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, on the RCA Victor Starliner train. Eckstine and King were performing to benefit the March of Dimes; the interviews were apparently used in Music USA programs #420-B (Eckstine) and #421-B (King).
Date: January 21, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interviews with June Christy, Nat "King" Cole, Ted Heath, and Bob Flanigan

Description: Willis Conover interviews June Christy, Nat "King" Cole, Ted Heath, and Bob Flanigan backstage at a performance at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C. The interview with Nat "King" Cole was likely used in Music USA program #520-B.
Date: May 1, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library