Herb Snitzer in Greenwich Village - the 1950's

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, page 19:

The painters of the fifties, including Jackson Pollock and Stuart Davis, were drawn to the clubs of Greenwich Village where bebop, the new jazz, was being played, where blacks and whites came together in racial harmony or at least in racial tolerance to each other. It's not hard to see why they were drawn to bebop with its dazzling speed and seemingly random, always electrically charged sounds. The musicians were doing in their way what the painters were doing on canvas. Each tried new techniques coming out of a time when America was transforming, when technology was slowly replacing tools,…   more >>

cite as

Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428141313063 accessed: 9 December, 2021

location of experience: Greenwich Village

Listeners

Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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Bebop

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 10:55:13 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:37:12 +0100