The All Stars
Playboy Jazz Festival
Los Angeles, California
June 16 1979
On a June weekend in 1979 in Los Angeles, Playboy presented a spectacular �one-shot" jazz festival at the venerable Hollywood Bowl.
The artist line-up seemed like a �Who's Who" of the jazz world's greats:
Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock,
Willie Bobo, Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon,
Freddie Hubbard, Gerry Mulligan and many more.
In his welcoming remarks to that one-of-a-kind gathering, PLAYBOY founder and then Chairman Hugh M. Hefner said,
�Music critic Leonard Feather called the first Playboy Jazz Festival (in 1959 in Chicago) one of the greatest weekends in the history of jazz,
and I hope and expect that this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl will be remembered in the same way."
This is part of the closing night of the second Playboy Jazz Festival
After this weekend it became an annual event
band (in order of appearance)
Dexter Gordon - tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard - trumpet
Ray Brown - bass
Gerry Mulligan - baritone saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie - trumpet
Stan Getz - tenor saxophone
not introduced - piano
Art Blakey - drums
01. Hugh Hefner opens the show
02. Bill Cosby introduces Dexter Gordon
03. Body and Soul
04. Bill Cosby introduces Freddie Hubbard
05. A Night In Tunisia
06. Ray Brown dedicates a song to Charles Mingus
07. Medley (a Duke Ellington tribute, with phrases from 'Take The "A" Train', 'Caravan' & 'Things Ain't What They Used To Be')
08. Bill Cosby introduces Gerry Mulligan
10. Bill Cosby introduces Dizzy Gillespie
11. ?? unknown song title ??
12. Bill Cosby introduces Stan Getz
13. ?? unknown song title ??
14 Lester Left Town
15. taper comments that we'll be able to hear this (concert) again and notes a problem with a microphone
Another Los Angeles tape eXchange recording (LAX)
Recorded by John Musgrave with Sue getting the equipment into the venue
2 Sennheiser MKH 404 tu microphones > TEAC PC-10 w/ Dolby
Akai GXC 570 D2 (w/ Dolby and Bias @ 70usec) > TEAC AN 180 Dolby > Revox B-77 @ 3 3/4 ips
Revox B77 > Teac AN 60 Dolby > Korg mr2000-s @ 1 bit 5.6 MHz DSDIFF
AudioGate (24-96) > Adobe Audition 3.0 & iZotope RX4A (prep and track splits) > AudioGate Aqua (16-44) > TLH (flac level 8)
song information embedded with Stamp ID3 tag editor
tracks 10, 11, 12 & 13 have some dual left channel segments due to microphone issues
some of that cross channel patching is only in the upper frequencies.
Thanks to Professor Goody for the set list
For historical reference only and not intended for resale or any commercial use.
-M- (February 2016)
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