Herb Snitzer in Five Spot Café - October, 1958

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, pages 17-18:

That night [at the Five Spot club, New York, 1958] Lester [Young] was playing for a small but dedicated audience of about thirty or forty people… To me he was more than special; to me he was one of the greatest tenor saxophonists ever. He was my initial experience in a lifelong love affair with jazz. He came out of the darkness, dressed in a long black coat, a buffer against the chilling October air, his pork-pie hat settled squarely upon his head, his saxophone resting easily in its black leather case nestled under his arm… [B]oth backstage and on the bandstand, Lester was smooth, …   more >>
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Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 17-18. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428140550567 accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Five Spot Café


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Lester Young

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 10:42:30 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:34:05 +0100