Herb Snitzer in Five Spot Café - 1958

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir:

The Five Spot café was in a non-descript railroad flat down in the Bowery [New York, 1958]. It was the home of avant garde jazz… It was dark and steamy, a typical jazz club of the era… Lester Young had been the central and driving force of the Count Basie saxophone section for many years… [He] made himself readily available to me… to photograph him… Lester may or may not have had a love affair with the great blues singer Billie Holiday but for certain they were soul mates. There is a record of Billie singing and Lester playing ("A Musical Romance,"--Columbia Legacy), and the …   more >>
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Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428140124873 accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Five Spot Café


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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'A Musical Romance' performed by Billie Holiday, Lester Young

Experience Information

Date/Time 1958
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 10:35:25 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:32:55 +0100