Al Haig Captured on Video

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I've never seen a video clip of pianist Al Haig
Al Haig
Al Haig
1924 - 1982
piano
, have you? Yesterday I found one of Haig playing with James Moody
James Moody
James Moody
1925 - 2010
reeds
(alto sax), Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Ray Brown
1926 - 2002
bass, acoustic
(bass) and Kenny Clarke
Kenny Clarke
Kenny Clarke
1914 - 1985
drums
(drums). It comes from Dizzy Gillespie's Bebop Reunion—a 1975 PBS SoundStage show in Chicago. I'm alerted that my good friend Doug Ramsey featured the clip earlier this month at Rifftides. For background on the clip you're about to see, here's New England Public Radio host and blogger Tom Reney. And now, on with the show. Here's the group playing Groovin' High, with a fine, strong solo by Haig...



And here's the entire SoundStage broadcast...


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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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