File this under things that jazz musicians had to do to survive during the rock and roll era. Those sleeves!!!
I had identified most of the personnel in the above video. A reader [Idiom59] left a comment that added the full list. His illuminating comment has been moved to the post:
"Great Sleeves. The personnel is:
Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Willie Cook, Cat Anderson tpts.
Booty Wood, Chuck Connors, Julian Preister tmbs
Paul Gonsalves, Harold Asby, Norris Turney, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope saxes
[Wild Bill Davis - organ] Victor Gaskin e-bass Joe Benjamin bass Tiny Grimes guitar Rufus Jones drums
Harry Carney was present for the pre-recordings on the 22/2/70 but his Father died on that day so he was missing for the actual telecast on the 23rd.What we see is Russell Procope miming Harry's part! I think that this was also Johnny Hodges final TV appearance as he died the following May. "