Originally issued on LP in 1950, this 2-CD set presents the groundbreaking event in it's entirety for the 1st time. It includes 5 bonus tracks from newly discovered sources (the famous "lost acetates") both original and new liner notes, and stunning previously unpublished photos from the famous night.
Featuring performances by Count Basie, Harry James, Lionel Hampton, Lester Young, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Harry Carney, Gene Krupa and many others.
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