Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Jazz Loft - Revisited

Some time ago here on Slimbo's Shelf, I'd expressed my frustration that The Jazz Loft, a treasure trove of tapes compiled by Eugene Smith, had been unfairly squirreled away by some ambiguous academic powers that be.

My ire is derived by my love of jazz and my obsession with artifacts. Here appeared to be a veritable treasure trove of recordings capturing not just some music which spontaneously erupted from this oasis of creativity, but a time capsule snaring the sights, sounds and textures of 1950's and 60's New York.

Well, apparently WNYC will be presenting incremental pieces from Smith's tapes. Hallelujah.

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