Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Halcyon days.

I was born too late. This is the only reasonable conclusion that I can reach. I missed the classic era of motorcars. I missed the opportunity to buy Manhattan real estate dirt cheap. And worst of all, I missed the 1950s jazz scene.
Yes, I know that some of the decade’s music is available in higher fidelity than ever before (evidence the Music Matters Blue Note reissues). And yes, I know that there is some excellent new jazz being composed and performed. But oh, to have been present at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival! Sadly, at that point I was just a twinkle in my parents’ eyes.
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