There was a time when jazz musicians were invited to appear on television. It happened quite often. Shows like The Tonight Show, Ed Sullivan, Dick Cavet, Merv Griffin and The Dean Martin Show invited great jazz artists on to their show's all the time.
The Muppets even invited on a few jazz giants on to the show. Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Rich both took off their serious jazz personas and opened their minds to a new experience for a new audience.
Dizzy had one of his more playful moments during his career during his guest spot on The Muppet Show when he donned a gold Turban and sang (gulp) Swing Low Sweet Cadillac. Yup, you read that song title correctly. Here it is:
How do you follow that up?