Leonard Feather, like Rip Van Winkle, takes a few years to wake up--in this case, 14 years.
In his July 15 Calendar Home Tech videocassette review of the 1972 "Timex All-Star Swing Festival" from NBC, he calls it "priceless."
One hopes its not only because so many of the jazz stars appearing (Benny, Duke, Count, Bigard, Hackett, Krupa, Tyree, Desmond) are deceased. Do jazz stars have to pass on to be enjoyed?
Feather's 1972 Calendar review just before the show aired was something between a pan and a pooh-pooh. Benny and his Original Quartet had never appeared together on TV, but Feather said, "in yet another reunion of his quartet," and also called the hour, in terms of jazz content, "a zero"--even afraid to use the word jazz in the show's title.