Tag Archives: 1940

LET’S GO HEAR LOUIS!

I have room in my car, and I’ll take care of the tickets.  Everyone should come — Louis has a great band, with Red and Higgy and Big Sid, too . . .

PARADISE, 1940

William P. Gottlieb’s arresting photo of a jam session at the National Press Club features a drummer I don’t recognize who’s having the time of his life, Art Hodes, Red Allen, Pete Johnson, Lou McGarity, Lester Young.  What would you like to bet that they are playing a blues?  And that the very heavens are rocking?

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