Latest Willis Conover anecdote has him introducing British jazz band "as if delivering a sermon from a pulpit."

Posted: 18 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
The Guardian, 15 Apr 2010, John Fordham: "British jazz bands hardly ever played in the US in the 1950s, and certainly not at that world-famous showcase, the Newport festival. But the late John Dankworth's orchestra was making big enough waves by the end of that decade to get invited over, and this is the band's tight and hard-swinging set from 3 July 1959, prefaced by Voice of America's Willis Conover announcing its arrival as if delivering a sermon from a pulpit."