Herb Snitzer in Apollo Theater - the 1900's

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, page 25:

[I first photographed Miles Davis backstage at ]… the Apollo Theater in Harlem… Miles was up and coming, and he had a great group that included Paul Chambers on bass, Jimmy Cobb on drums, John Coltrane on saxophone, Cannonball Adderley on alto saxophone, and Wynton Kelly on piano… Miles Davis was an innovator. He wasn't such a nice guy. Even when he was starting out, he was difficult, but when he and his group started playing, I started shooting… When he started playing, the music really resonated with me. It was music like I had never heard before. It really got…   more >>

cite as

Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428403339215 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Apollo Theater


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:42:19 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:47:12 +0100