Over the last century, thousands of jazz recordings have assumed their rightful place as classics of the American musical canon. But just as many extraordinary sessions have fallen by the wayside. Gems of Jazz is dedicated to bringing some of those forgotten recordings to light, offering digital versions taken from the shellac and vinyl originals.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The very popular – and controversial – Daz MacVoutorooney, about to embark on a history-altering career, gets the regal sendoff uptown by his pals from The Street. Charlie Parker, never much in the public eye in those days, was doing a rest-cure in Camarillo out west and couldn't make the session.
From Downbeat magazine, summer 1946; unknown photographer