This is the only known film footage of him:
Here’s a tribute from Ken Clarke.
You go to my head (1954):
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I also have to single out the most stunning trumpet solo from Roy Eldridge (following a plaintive one from a dying Lester Young) inspired by a spellbound Billie Holiday on their utterly gorgeous 1957 TV session.
That’s in a class of its own, but other early videos give a feeling of jazzers relishing each other’s creativity, like this clip of Bird with Coleman Hawkins, and later, Buddy Rich on drums (despite the arid studio setting):
Note my jazz roundup, including Billie, Bird, Miles, Coltrane, and much more…