Skitch Henderson On Piano Jazz Henderson, the original Tonight Show bandleader, also worked as a piano soloist on Frank Sinatra's and Bing Crosby's radio shows. Hear a session from 1992.

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Skitch Henderson In The Studio

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Skitch Henderson (1918–2005) worked as a piano soloist on Frank Sinatra's and Bing Crosby's radio shows. Henderson began a longtime association with NBC in 1951, eventually appearing as pianist, conductor, leader and even comedian on The Tonight Show with host Johnny Carson.

On this 1992 episode of Piano Jazz, Henderson plays several standards, as well as one of his own compositions, the theme song from the film Act 1.

Originally broadcast in the winter of 1992.

Set List

  • "One Morning In May" (Carmichael)
  • "Theme Song From Act 1" (Henderson)
  • "S'Wonderful" (Gershwin)
  • "Yesterdays" (Harbach, Kern)
  • "Mood Indigo" (Bigard, Ellington)
  • "These Foolish Things" (Link, Maschwitz, Strachey)
  • "I'll Take Romance" (Hammerstein, Oakland)
  • "Fascinating Rhythm" (Gershwin)
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