Friday, March 2, 2012

The Site of Legendary Jams

Joe bought the house at 17846 Fleming Street, Detroit, MI 48212 with his brother for his mother. When she passed in 1951, he put a bar and grand piano in the basement. About 20 people could fit.

Black and white photo from the Frances Brazil Collection.

Listen to what transpired Thursday, September 25, 1958. According to The Coltrane Reference the soloists are John Coltrane followed by an alto solo by either Joe Brazil or Sonny Kyner, then Joe Henderson. The rhythm section is Hugh Lawson on piano, Ernie Farrow on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums.

Coltrane was in Detroit that week with the Miles Davis sextet playing at Clarence's Blue Bird Inn.

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