“BEST SESSION IN TOWN”: OUR HEROES, GIGGING AROUND

Buck Clayton, Bob Wilber, Johnny Windhurst, 1951:

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Red Allen, 1956,

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Tony Parenti, 1949:

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Pee Wee Russell, 1964:

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I am tempted to close this very unadorned exhibit of treasures with a sigh, “Ah, there were wonders in those days!”  That sigh would be a valid emotional reaction to the glories of the preceding century.  But — just a second — marvels are taking place all around us NOW, and those who lament at home will miss them.

May your happiness increase!

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8 responses to ““BEST SESSION IN TOWN”: OUR HEROES, GIGGING AROUND

  1. Thank you for the memorabilia.Its so thrilling For us to see this stuff re-emerge…Thank you for being such a ‘hunter gatherer’!!!!!It sure pays off when you discover these gems…Pug & Bob xxx

  2. Joanne Horton

    This was Dan Snyder’s work,yes???Pug >

  3. Don "Zoot"Conner

    I loved the programs,particularly the one showing “the hotel Buckminister;this was George Wein’s first version of Storyville in Kenmore Square one block from Fenway Park.

  4. Yes it was George Wein’s first venture & in his words’ he chose this young white kid to lead the band & pick the musicians’!

  5. Don "Zoot"Conner

    I just found out that Nat Hentoff has passed away.a Bostonian and a fine jazz and political maven.RIP Mr.Hentoff.

  6. He was a good friend & will be sorely missed.Pug & Bob Wilber

  7. Such fun to see these for the fist time in my life. Loved your comment about seeking out the music today and keeping it alive – with love.

  8. Jon-Erik Kellso

    wow–fun stuff!

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