Herb Snitzer in Five Spot Café - the 1960's

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, page 24:

One of the great evenings was opening night of the Ornette Coleman quintet at the Five Spot. The place was absolutely jammed. You couldn't move. In the audience that first night were Thelonious Monk, Leonard Bernstein, and a whole raft of jazz musicians who came out to hear this young soprano saxophonist from Texas with a reputation for making music in a way that had never been done before, free-form jazz music. It was so democratic in the way they went about it, it seemed as if there was no structure to what they were doing. Adding to the mystique was that Ornette played his music on a …   more >>
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Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428402989541 accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Five Spot Café


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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free-form jazz
written by Ornette Coleman Quintet
performed by Don Cherry (trumpeter), Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, Buster Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:36:29 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:41:53 +0100