The photo at the entry was taken by Woldemar von Kiparski. Oscar Pettiford was soloing with the Erwin Lehn Suedfunk Orchester in the Stuttgarter Liederhalle. The date was October 1958. The tapes were erased because the Suedfunk was short of money and somebody (I know his name!) found the music not interesting enough to keep. Can you imagine????
Guess my former everyday work - although not all looked like this guy.
A short video clip from a concert with Helmut Brandt - I regretfully recorded few seconds only during the performance in Rottweil.
and another one at youtube with Lee Konitz