TEST Collection (Playlist 2)

TEST Collection (Playlist 2)

The "Ad Lib" was a TV program hosted by composer and pianist Phil Moore that aired in 1981. Ad Lib featured noted jazz artists performing for the video camera while recording their musical albums at various recording studios.

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TEST Collection (Playlist 2)
  • OC SMITH: How Sweet It Is

    Enjoy a rare performance of OC Smith, a jazz singer who performed with Count Basie and Duke Ellington. OC is renowned for his hit records such as 'Little Green Apples.' This video also features a performance by Scatman Crothers, a well-known TV star, band leader and singer, recognized for his imp...


    Ad Lib represents freedom and creativity, which encapsulates the essence of jazz. The roots of jazz run deep, making it a primary influence in church music, akin to gospel. Two artists who emerged from this environment and gained fame as a duo are Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

    🎵 Concert Setlis...

  • JIMMY SMITH: It's All Right With Me

    Jazz organist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Smith playing "Midnight Special", a rarely seen live performance from 1980.

    Jimmy Smith - organ
    Herman Riley - tenor sax
    Ray Crawford - guitar
    Kenny Dixon - drums

    🎵 Concert Setlist:
    00:00 - Intro
    02:09 - Organ Grinder Swing
    04:51 - It's All ...

  • KENNY BURRELL (with Ernie Andrews) - Moon And Sand

    A unique performances by NEA jazz master guitarist Kenny Burrell and jazz vocalist Ernie Andrews from the TV Series Ad Lib.

    Kenneth Earl Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist known for his work on numerous top jazz labels: Prestige, Blue Note, Verve, CTI, Muse, and Concord. ...

  • JON HENDRICKS: It's Sand, Man!

    A fully restored film and remastered audio concert performance of the NEA Jazz Master vocalist Jon Hendricks. Recorded live on a soundstage in Hollywood in 1980 for international television. One of the very first productions recorded in stereo.

    Jon Hendricks - Vocals
    Judith Hendric...