Wednesday, June 4, 2008

"Jam Session" (1958)

This is the first half of an unaired pilot episode for a show called "Jam Session" guest starring the amazing Dave Brubeck . I really wish they had gone on to actually make this show, just letting jazz musicians jam for an hour is totally worth putting on TV. I guess American television was just too damn square. I really like how the host says his job is just to smoke, you can't get away with that on TV anymore. But the best part is at about 4:20 when Brubeck blows his own mind and his glasses fly off his face. Why can't television be more like this?

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