Created by television pioneer and life-long jazz devotee Steve Allen, Jazz Scene USA was nationally syndicated television program in the beginning of the sixties that showcased some of the best practitioners of that very American musical form. All appearances are featured in a relaxed, casual atmosphere created by hipster host, singer Oscar Brown Jr. Uncompromising in its use of imaginative camera angles, the visual style is on a par with the music. These shows are time capsules to cherish from America's golden days of televised jazz.
On this set, we get the chance to see one of the greatest ambassadors of West Coast jazz, trombonist extraordinaire Frank Rosolino, one of the few jazz trombonists to tackle the intricacies of bebop, ably accompanied by Mike Melvoin on piano, Bob Bertaux on bass and Nick Martinis on drums.