Bobby Troup and Bob Enevoldsen - JazzWax

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December 14, 2011


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Four volumes of Troup's tv show, "The Sound of Jazz," have been issued on dvd. I haven't seen these but the personnel listings are intriguing.


Oops, I meant "Stars of Jazz." I have old LP issues from some of these shows. It seems like every major jazz performer on the West Coast was featured at some time.

Sal F. from NJ

I saw Bobby's "comeback" appearance at a little club somewhere in the San Fernando Valley; it might have been in Sherman Oaks and was probably in the late 70's. Bob Enevoldsen was in that group and Julie London was in the audience, seated at the next table.The group was in terrific form and it was a great night.

If anyone else remembers details about this gig, such as exactly when and where, the group's personnel, etc.,I'd appreciate hearing about it.

Larry Kart

Troup (b. 1918) did not pave the way for Joe Mooney (b.1911) "in the late '40s and early '50s." Mooney's delightful quartet (see Gunther Schuller on the group in his "The Swing Era") was at its peak of popularity in 1946. Troup's heyday as a performer came later on, although he had by 1946 written "Route 66."


@sal f from nj, you can email me at and I can get you in touch with his son who is my stepfather who would be able to give your more info on what you are referrign to.

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