1955 Stan Kenton

Comment Al Porcino:
Ah, this is interesting. This is at the famous Birdland Club in New York, 1955. We were there in Birdland for a week with Stan Kenton. It was in the fall, maybe September, October. And they were just having fun, Stan Kenton and Dizzy Gillespie. We were actually working there and maybe Dizzy came in and sat in with the band for a number or two. That’s me sitting down …… Amazing



1952 Charlie Barnet Orchestra

All right, now this is an interesting, what we call a collage or whatever, and this is at the famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, and this is with Charlie Barnet’s Band. This little black guy used to come to all the shows at the Apollo, and he’d sit in the front row with his camera and take all these pictures and then he cut ‘em up and make these collages.
It’s nice
So you can’t recognize…
You remember the year?
Yeah, that was around 1950, 1951 somewhere in there, yeah.