Monday, December 31, 2012
A LITTLE MORNING MUSIC - JAZZ ON THE TODAY SHOW - NBC-TV - CIRCA JUNE 22 ,1956
In the mid-1950's, when NBC-TV's TODAY was only a two hour show, produced in silvery monochrome,and musical concerts were performed in the claustrophobic, art-deco confines of ROCKEFELLER CENTER'S FLORIDA SHOWCASE, video visionary Dave Garroway and his production team welcomed a truly eclectic array of guest performers, every morning.
Following the mandate of media mastermind and NBC scion, Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver, TODAY not only brought immediacy to morning news coverage, but it gave America a crystalline window into the richly textured landscape of arts and culture.
On June 22, 1956, Garroway welcomed Jazz Pianist Nellie Lutcher and her combo to TODAY, with a clever and expressive introduction.
Watch the classic clip, posted below and you'll see the engaged, entertained on-lookers peering through NBC-TV's glass and brass window on the world.
From the MUSICOM67 YOU TUBE site, THIS IS TODAY, ON NBC.