The Subject is Jazz – The Future of Jazz

Billy Taylor & George Russell

“The Future of Jazz”

The final episode of the 1958 TV program “The Subject is Jazz” hosted by Gilbert Seldes and featuring a band under the direction of Billy Taylor.

During an interview with Gilbert Seldes, pianist George Russell discusses jazz improvisation and the future of jazz at length, providing a simplified explanation of his “Lydian Concept.”

The half-hour series featuring many prominent jazz artists was produced at WNBC TV in New York and ran for thirteen episodes.

Set List:

1 “Early Bird”
2 “Billy the Kid”
3 “The Future Of Jazz” (George Russell Interview)
3 “Stratusphunk”
4 “Double Exposure”