August 1964: Sam Cooke posing with his likeness outside the Copacabana in New York.
"Giant." Big man enjoying a cigar and glass of beer in a New York tavern circa 1908.
One of the saddest phrases in the English language is “You missed a great party.” Well here’s one we all missed.
In 1957 jazz historian and Harvard/Yale alum Marshall Stearns threw the ultimate jazz-Ivy shindig. Held in honor of sitar player Ravi Shankar, the party juxtaposed Indian music with jazz, and included a jam session with Dizzy Gillespie. LIFE Magazine captured the soirée, which drew the kind of crowd only possible in New York: a dazzling melange of socialites and hipsters, artists and businessmen, with everyone dressed to the nines. Though LIFE only devoted one page to the event in the magazine, the LIFE archives include an extensive photo set entitled “East-West Jam Session.”
Just what kind of party was it? The kind set against a backdrop of modernist sculpture and an enormous record collection…
New York 1958
Photo: Yale Joel
What: Talking Transition - A Path to “Real” Affordable Housing
When: Monday, November 11 From 2-3:30pm
Where: Albert Capsouto Park at Canal St & Varick St, Manhattan (ACE, 1 Trains to Canal - find a map HERE)
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