Cool Jazz and Hard Bop: Performance Gallery

Cool Jazz and Hard Bop: Performance Gallery

Bassist Pee Wee Ellis and saxophone player Ron Carter playing "for listeners only" at the Pythod Club in Rochester, New York, 1958


At Minton's Playhouse(West 118th Street in Harlem), the birthplace of bebop, in 1943.
From left: pianist Thelonius Monk, drummer Kenny Clarke, unknown, and manager Teddy Hill

December 15, 1949-Opening night at Birdland, the New York club named in honor of Charlie Parker.
From left: Max Kaminsky, Lester Young, Lips Page, Charlie Parker, and Lennie Tristano.

John Coltrane, modernist jazz architect, at the modernist Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, 1960.