Herb Snitzer in New York City - the 1960's

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, pages 33-34:

In that same issue [of Metronome] we covered a historic evening that featured a duet with Dizzy Gillespie and Ornette Coleman at the Jazz Gallery downtown on St. Marks Place. Any time Ornette played was a big deal in the jazz world. People didn't quite catch on to his music any more than they did Cecil Taylor. It was all part of jazz to come, free jazz. When Dizzy and Ornette were scheduled to jam, everyone, including Dizzy, wondered what would happen… Ornette idolized Dizzy. It had been Ornette's dream to play with him. When Ornette and Dizzy both showed up, they embraced… [During the …   more >>
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Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 33-34. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428415108930 accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

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Jazz Duet performed by Dizzy Gillespie, Ornette Coleman

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 14:58:29 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:48:33 +0100