Mid-Century Jazz: esteemed big band and solo acts on Night Train this week

Apr 14, 2014

Bud Shank's big band featured Thursday
Bud Shank's big band featured Thursday
Credit Homer D. Clark

Monday, April 14: We'll hear from Gill Evans and his Orchestra, Jack Sheldon, Ahmad Jamal, and the Heath Brothers.

Tuesday, April 15: Featured: Miles Davis, Red Holloway, The Bill Holman Big Band and Freddie Hubbard.

Wednesday, April 16: Teddy Edwards, Bill Evans, J. J. Johnson, and Lou Donaldson.

Thursday, April 17: We wrap up what ended up being mid-century-jazz week with Ray Brown, The Bud Shank Big Band, Ahmad Jamal and the Bob Florence Limited Edition Big Band.

Here's a fun longer-watch from Bud Shank on 'Frankly Jazz', a Los Angeles-based performance show that only aired in 1962.