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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

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

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

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

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

Music USA #2149-B, Interview with André Previn

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast November 16, 1960, including tune selections and an interview with André Previn.
Date: September 7, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #2204-B, Interview with Miriam Makeba

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including an interview with Miriam Makeba, and tune selections from the opera "King Kong," and from the Mal Waldron Trio.
Date: October 21, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #2205-B, South African jazz opera "King Kong"

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast January 11, 1962, featuring a brief interview with Miriam Makeba, and the South African jazz opera "King Kong."
Date: October 1961
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #2232-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on February 7, 1961, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #2456-B. This program is the first of a series of three which feature the music of Woody Herman and include an interview with him.
Date: November 15, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #2233-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on February 8, 1961, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #2457-B. This program is the second of a series of three which feature the music of Woody Herman and include an interview with him.
Date: November 16, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #2234-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on February 9, 1961, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #2458-B. This program is the third of a series of three which feature the music of Woody Herman and include an interview with him.
Date: November 17, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #3661-A, Music of Alec Wilder

Description: The entire program for the first hour of Music USA, broadcast January 7, 1965, featuring the music of Alec Wilder.
Date: November 21, 1964
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #3661-B, Interview with Alec Wilder

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast January 7, 1965, including tune selections and an interview with Alec Wilder.
Date: October 28, 1964
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #4618-B, Gerry Mulligan in Moscow

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast August 22, 1967, featuring selections from a jam session at the Molodezhnoe (Youth) Café in which Gerry Mulligan played a borrowed alto saxophone.
Date: July 25, 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #4773-A, Duke Ellington at Tanglewood

Description: The entire program for the first hour of Music USA, broadcast on January 24, 1968. It was originally recorded as Music USA #4740-A, broadcast on December 22, 1967.
Date: November 18, 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #5262-B [part], Duke Ellington at the White House, Part I

Description: The first part of a series of Music USA programs on Duke Ellington's 70th birthday party at the White House. This segment is the last 17 minutes of Music USA #5262-B, the rest of which featured the Miles Davis album "Odyssey!" (Prestige 7540). The program was originally broadcast on May 27, 1969.
Date: April 29, 1969
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA, Ben Webster in Copenhagen, 1965

Description: An unedited program for the second hour (jazz hour) of Music USA, featuring performances by Ben Webster in Copenhagen, Denmark, in September of 1965. A program number and date have not been located; the recording includes technical difficulties encountered on the first selection.
Date: 1965
Creator: Conover, Willis

NBC Radio Broadcast: Toscanini - Centennial Series, 1/2/1967

Description: This recording is a part of the radio series “Toscanini: Centennial Series,” which was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and was a subset of the radio series "Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend". The broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini. This segment includes performances of Prelude to Act III of Tannhauser, Prelude to Act I of Parsifal, Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner, and includes an interview with Fridla Wagner.
Date: January 2, 1967
Creator: Gillis, Don

NBC Radio Broadcast: Toscanini - Centennial Series, 1/4/1967

Description: This recording is a part of the radio series “Toscanini: Centennial Series,” which was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and was a subset of the radio series "Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend". The broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini. This segment includes performances of Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 "Classical" and Elgar's Enigma Variations.
Date: January 4, 1967
Creator: Gillis, Don

NBC Radio Broadcast: Toscanini - Centennial Series, 1/18/1967

Description: This recording is a part of the radio series “Toscanini: Centennial Series,” which was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and was a subset of the radio series "Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend". The broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini. This segment includes performances of Requiem Mass in C minor by Luigi Cherubini.
Date: January 18, 1967
Creator: Gillis, Don