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Jazz musicians in TV commercials. Can you recall any?

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Sonny did one for Pioneer, iirc.

Wanting to say that Miles did one for some motorcycle company?

do we count the series of Ella for Memorex?

The most memorable of them all, though, imo:

 

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That Oscar Peterson ad for Bud, OMG. :blink: :o :wacko:

I guess, if nothing else, it certainly was a product of the time (early-to-mid 80's).

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The audio for the Oscar Peterson commercial was laughably bad...

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31 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Sonny did one for Pioneer, iirc.

Wanting to say that Miles did one for some motorcycle company?

do we count the series of Ella for Memorex?

The most memorable of them all, though, imo:

 

Yep, Miles did those ridiculous Honda Scooter commercials.

Basie....

 

 

 

 

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I guess the Williamsburg Bridge didn't have the clout, so tell everyone Sonny played on the Brooklyn Bridge. 

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The OP in the OP was just terrible. But did anyone notice the "that guy" actor playing the bartender? Wonder if that was one of his earliest gigs, whoever he is.

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5 minutes ago, Dan Gould said:

The OP in the OP was just terrible. But did anyone notice the "that guy" actor playing the bartender? Wonder if that was one of his earliest gigs, whoever he is.

More than half seriously, who isn't terrible in that OP ad for Bud?

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And here's something one would never see nowadays -- a TV commercial for a jazz album!!!

 

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32 minutes ago, duaneiac said:

 

And here's something one would never see nowadays -- a TV commercial for a jazz album!!!

 

OK were Standards and Practices that loose back in the seventies? Because the wet t-shirt is pretty darn revealing, if fleetingly so ...

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what about mr Davis?

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1 hour ago, Dan Gould said:

OK were Standards and Practices that loose back in the seventies? Because the wet t-shirt is pretty darn revealing, if fleetingly so ...

Well, the 1970's were when Adrienne Barbeau, Suzanne Somers, Loni Anderson and Farrah Fawcett-Majors became TV stars because of their "talents" . . .

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No musicians, but too good a commercial not to share somewhere...

 

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no one remembers but Harold Vick was in a Chemical Bank commercial - and I think calendar - in the middle '70s. I remember he drove up to one gig in a Mercedes and told everybody it was thanks to the commercial. Harold was a good looking guy.

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Stretching the category a bit for Aretha:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, JSngry said:

 

Are you a man of distinction?  A real big spender? 

Edited by jazztrain

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Just now, jazztrain said:

Are you a big spender? 

Yah bro, I paid for THIS:

 

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11 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Yah bro, I paid for THIS:

 

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