Frankly Jazz aired locally on KTLA in Los Angeles with Frank Evans as host. Evans hosted a radio of the same name on KRHM-FM. The half-hour series aired in black-and-white. Frankly Jazz debuted in August 1962 and remained on the air until January 1963. Learn more about the series at the Jazz Research website.
Here’s information about the three episodes streaming later this month:
Frankly Jazz: The Jazz Crusaders and Mary Ann McCall
Record date: 8/3/1962
KTLA. Producers: Frank Evans, Gary Markas. Director: Gary Markas. Host: Frank Evans. Musicians: Wayne Henderson (trombone), Wilton Felder (reeds), Joe Sample (piano), Victor Gaskin (acoustic double bass), Stix Hooper (drums), Mary Ann McCall (vocals).
Frankly Jazz: Gerald Wilson Big Band
Record date: 12/5/1962
KTLA. Producers: Frank Evans, Gary Markas. Director: Gary Markas. Host: Frank Evans. Musicians: Gerald Wilson (trumpet, leader); Al Porcino, Robert Knight, Jules Chaikin, John Audino, Fred R. Hill (trumpets); John Ewing, Bob Edmondson, Louis Blackburn (trombones); Buddy Collette (flute, alto sax); Joe Maini (alto sax); Teddy Ed-wards, Henry Grant (tenor sa)x; Jack Nimitz (baritone sax); Jack Wilson Jr. (piano); Jimmy Bond (acoustic double bass); Mel Lewis (drums).
Frankly Jazz: Sammy Davis, Jr. and Victor Feldman
Record date: 10/19/1962
KTLA. Producers: Frank Evans, Gary Markas. Director: Gary Markas. Host: Frank Evans. Musicians: Victor Feldman (vibraphone); Jimmy Rowles (piano); Bob Whitlock (acoustic double bass); Kenny Dennis (drums); Sammy Davis Jr. (vocals).
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