Herb Snitzer in New York City - the 1950's

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, page 20:

The first night I photographed [Thelonious] Monk, he was playing in the Randall's Island Jazz Festival on a bill with Duke Ellington. That night he wore a Chinese coolie hat. Why? Who knows… The next time I photographed him was at the United Nations. Bill Dixon, who worked at the U.N., also was a jazz trumpet player, and he arranged to hold a series of concerts there… They brought in a piano and they hired Thelonious Monk to come and perform… [He] didn't wear one of his hats inside the building but instead dressed formally and wore sunglasses… Monk was playing and I noticed the …   more >>
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Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 20. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428141009190 accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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jazz piano music performed by Thelonious Monk, Art Taylor, Charlie Rouse, Buell Neidlinger

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 10:50:09 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:34:41 +0100