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Dan Morgenstern: Producer "Just Jazz" TV from WTTW/Chicago, 1970.

For over 50 years this presumed “lost” video content from early 1970 TV broadcasts of “Just Jazz” WTTW/Chicago, produced by Dan Morgenstern and directed by Bob Kaiser, have now been discovered among 60 boxes of uncatalogued Morgenstern memorabilia at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University.

International jazz historians and researchers have rejoiced in these major finds:

Loren Schoenberg - National Jazz Museum in Harlem “Absolutely fascinating and unique archive!...Hank Hehmsoth has been unearthing major finds from the Dan Morgenstern collection at IJS that he is collecting at Texas State University"

Dan Morgenstern
Hank, This is truly amazing! I had no inkling of this and after catching my breath am of course delighted and flattered. Amazed at what you’ve uncovered...what you already have gathered is astonishing!

Gene Ammons - Just Jazz

Ted Panken -  Down Beat, Jazziz, and Jazz Times Journalist:
Well, here's a manna from heaven moment for admirers of Gene Ammons, in fine form on this 12-minute clip of a TV Show from 1970 titled "Just Jazz," produced by Dan Morgenstern."

Doug Lawrence - Lead tenor Sax - Count Basie Orchestra
“MY MAIN MAN!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!! This makes me so frickin" HAPPY!!!!!! Thanks for making my month Dan Morgenstern and Hank Hehmsoth ❤️❤️❤️❤️”

Don Byas - Just Jazz

This is the only U.S. TV appearance of expatriate tenorist Don Byas.

Band: Jodie Christian - piano
Wilbur Campbell - drums
Rufus Reid - bass

Loren Schoenberg - National Jazz Museum in Harlem
"This is epochal, A MAJOR find that will help all of us jazz historians immensely.”

Dexter Gordon - Just Jazz

...from a  1970 TV broadcast of “Just Jazz” WTTW/Chicago, produced by Dan Morgenstern. This is the last televised appearance of Dexter Gordon.
p.s. Dexter quotes Van Heusen's "Would You Like to Swing On a Star?" 10:23

Ted Panken - Down Beat, Jazziz, and Jazz Times Journalist:
"TY again to Hank Hehmsoth for unearthing this 12-minute clip of Dexter Gordon, Young John Young, Rufus Reid and Wilbur Campbell (Chicago, 1970, produced by Dan Morgenstern) from Dan's archives.”

Billie Eckstine

William Clarence Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American jazz and pop singer and a bandleader during the swing era. He was noted for his rich, almost operatic bass-baritone voice. The Billy Eckstine Orchestra in 1944  ncluded Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro, as well as vocalist Sarah Vaughan, and arranger Tadd Dameron. Culturally Eckstine was a fashion icon. He was famous for his "Mr. B. Collar"- a high roll collar that formed a "B" over a Windsor-knotted tie (or without a tie at all). The collars were worn by many a hipster in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He sings an unforgettable "God Bless the Child."

Guy Eckstine (Eckstine's son)
"Pops in fine form...the late, great mr. b. in his "stax" period, and (very rare: playing the guitar!)

Erroll Garner

With Ernest McCarty bass, Jose Mangual conga drum, William English drums
...from Dan Morgenstern's Grammy winning essay "Best Album Notes" 1981 for the album "Erroll Garner, Master of the Keyboard" BOMR 81-5403 
"Erroll Garner was a phenomenon. He didn’t sing, dance or tell jokes. He never said a word when he performed. All he did was play the piano. Yet he captured the hearts and minds of millions of listeners all over the world, becoming the most popular solo jazz instrumentalist of his time—a feat even more remarkable because his was a time when jazz was dwarfed in popularity by the gigantic media event called rock ‘n’ roll.

Ray Nance - Just Jazz

Ray Willis Nance (1913 - 1976),  jazz trumpeter, violinist, and singer with Duke Ellington and his orchestra for decades, Ray performs on “Just Jazz” from WTTW/Chicago, 1970. 
With Earl Washington, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Hillard Brown, drums. Produced by NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern. Director Bob  Kaiser.

Bobby Hackett Quartet with Vic Dickinson

There are a few single cuts from this performance on YouTube, but this is the complete set on “Just Jazz” from WTTW/Chicago, 1970, produced by Dan Morgenstern.
Bobby Hackett - trumpet, Vic Dickenson - trombone, Lou Forestieri - piano, Franklyn Skeete ("Skeeter")- bass, Don DeMicheal - drums.
- Opener Tin Roof Blues
- Oh! By Jingo
- Meditation
- Take the A Train
- Four
- The Jitterbug Waltz
- I'll Try
- Swing that Music

Art Hodes and Wild Bill Davison - Just Jazz

Arthur W. Hodes (November 14, 1904 – March 4, 1993) American jazz pianist In the late 1960s Hodes starred in a series of TV shows on Chicago style jazz called "Jazz Alley".

Nicknamed "Wild Bill," cornetist Davison (January 5, 1906 – November 14, 1989) had a reputation for heavy drinking and womanizing, and is the subject of several books.

Art Hodes - Piano
Wild Bill Davison - Cornet
Don DeMicheal - Drums
Rail Wilson - Bass