Hershorn makes the argument, somewhat heavy-handedly, that Granz had no need to seek the approval of others in the industry, stating: "His attitude about how his memory would be interpreted reflected his view of the public's reception to JATP
or his recordings: if you like them, fine; if not, that's okay too" (p.
From the vantage point of the Young family, however, JATP was partly their doing, and this is said without taking any credit from Norman Granz, the sparkplug and financier of the traveling review which included in different years Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, and others.
It was an art film instead of just an audio recording of JATP.
While with Hawk, Norman Grantz hired the band for a JATP concert.
The Jazz Scene, probably the most remarkable record album ever issued, even to its price ($25), is now out, the slightly delayed love child of JATP promoter Norman Grantz.
But Granz continued to manage Fitzgerald and Peterson, produce European JATP tours and promote Basie, Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles and others.
He returned to recording when he produced a JATP reunion concert in in 1972 with Fitzgerald, Basie and several guest artists.