Harlem 1958 jazz portrait - Some of the entertainers were: L-R: Marian McPartland, sonny Rollins (back) Lawrence Brown, Mary Lou Williams, Emmett Berry, Thelonious monk, Count Basie (seated), Vic Dickenson, Milt Hinton - Basie grew tired of standing, sat down on the curb and a group of kids followed him.
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.” Anne Rice
Louis Armstrong. Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over," whose skin-color was secondary to his music in an America that was severely racially divided.
Words to live by. The only experiences worth spending good money on (and by eat I also mean drink good wine. Life is too short for bad wine).