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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: It Was a Very Good Year

When a famed music historian is murdered and left in a piano, it has an emotional effect on Sanders, who had a past with her.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 13x4
Airdate: Wednesday October 24th, 2012

Director: Frank Waldeck
Writer: Gavin Harris

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Nov 29, 2012
IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 12, 2013

  • Currently 6.8/10
6.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Channon RoeChannon Roe
As Lenny "Moondog" Vanders
Jay AcovoneJay Acovone
As Tommy Grazetti (present day)
Marcus BrownMarcus Brown
As Stage Manager
Toby HussToby Huss
As Frank Sinatra/Jeff Levitt

Co-Guest Stars
Erhun AkpinarErhun Akpinar
As Ledo Wright
Frankie AyduganFrankie Aydugan
As Tommy Grazetti age 21
Jessica Lee KellerJessica Lee Keller
As Alison Bailey
Main Cast
Ted Danson
As Diebenkorn "D.B." Russell
Elisabeth Shue
As Julie "Finn" Finlay
George Eads
As Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox
As Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda
As Gregory "Greg" Sanders
Robert David Hall
As Dr. Albert "Al" Robbins
Wallace Langham
As David Hodges
David Berman
As Dr. David Phillips
Elisabeth Harnois
As Morgan Brody
Jon Wellner
As Henry Andrews
Paul Guilfoyle (1)
As Captain Jim Brass


The episode begins with Brass playing the piano in the middle of nowhere. Russell and Greg arrive at the site. In fact it is a crime scene and the dead body is inside the piano. After looking at the body, Russell infers that the murder was committed at some other place. Greg knows the victim; she was a music historian, who helped him write his book about the mob in Vegas. She has written a few books herself. Her name is Alison Bailey. So, a pianist was murdered and put in a piano; definitely the murderer wasn’t ‘a stranger in the night’. Greg figures out that whoever put the piano out in that place, was a professional mover. ..

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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAnn Donahue  |  Louis Shaw Milito  |  Don McGill  |  Jonathan Littman  |  Anthony E. Zuiker  |  Carol Mendelsohn  |  Jerry Bruckheimer  |  Cindy Chvatal  |  William Petersen
Co-Executive ProducerGavin Harris  |  Melissa R. Byer  |  Treena Hancock  |  Rick Eid  |  Andrew Dettmann  |  Richard Catalani
ProducerSteven Felder  |  Alec Smight  |  Kim Cybulski  |  Philip Conserva
Co-ProducerBrad Tanenbaum (1)  |  Christopher Barbour  |  Tom Mularz
Consulting ProducerElizabeth Devine
Associate ProducerSuzanne Reed  |  Carlos M. Marimon  |  Nicholas Fuentes
Production DesignerDaniel Novotny
EditorBarrie Wise
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer
Line ProducerFrank Waldeck
Unit Production ManagerSteven Felder
First Assistant DirectorPhil Dupont
Second Assistant DirectorMichelle Parvin
Music EditorTroy Hardy
Music SupervisorJason Alexander (2)
Costume DesignerEileen Cox Baker
Key GripRob Fischer
Set DecoratorAndi Brittan
Location ManagerPaul Wilson (4)
Transportation CoordinatorTom Thomas
Property MasterMichael Lindsay (3)
Construction CoordinatorRalph Peterson (2)
Production Sound MixerDouglas Axtell
Script SupervisorClaudia Yarmy
Production CoordinatorCarol Gable
Assistant EditorMelissa A. Brown
Supervising Sound EditorMace Matiosian
Re-Recording MixerBill Smith  |  Yuri Reese
GafferJon Haney
Director of PhotographyCrescenzo G. P. Notarile
Stunt CoordinatorJon Epstein (1)
Art DirectorDebra Wilbur
Costume SupervisorAnne Marie Thomas Casados
Key Makeup ArtistNed Neidhardt
Visual Effects SupervisorRik Shorten
"A" Camera OperatorTimothy Beavers
Key HairstylistGary J. Perticone
Special Effects SupervisorMark R. Byers
Department Head Make-upMelanie Levitt
Original CastingApril Webster
ColoristPaul Westerbeck
Sound Effects EditorDavid Van Slyke
ComposerJohn Keane
Special Effects Make-upClinton Wayne  |  Matthew W. Mungle
Technical ConsultantRichard Catalani  |  Larry Mitchell (1)
Department Head HairstylistMarilyn Patricia Phillips
2nd Second Assistant DirectorMichele Labrucherie
Warning: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season 13 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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