While in Manhattan we made sure to see a show at the Village Vanguard, the famous jazz haven that has been there since 1935. Many of the jazz greats have recorded while playing there and their faces cover the walls that house memories in every crack and crevice. It’s a triangular basement room which is probably why it sounds so sweet. We went to see the Fred Hirsch Trio who paid tribute to their predecessors through their music. It really was a magical evening. Here are a few recordings we have from back in the day at the Village Vanguard.
John Coltrane. A hero.
Again! John Coltrane with the soon to be Mrs. Coltrane… Alice.
Bill Evans and his piano hands. I found this on the street near Civic Center amoungst other vinyl treasures. Thus, began my love for Bill Evans.
My first in person hello to this great musical landmark. It was a memorable exchange.