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Jazz Loft Musicians Seek Space to Jam in the City

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The energy of New York City has always provided musicians with fuel for performance. But one thing the city doesn't have a lot of is space. As part of WNYC’s continuing Jazz Loft Project, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at how players 50 years ago worked within the limits of New York real estate.

This Thursday, vibraphonist Teddy Charles, bassist Bill Crow, drummer Ron Free, and pianist Dick Katz, all regulars at the jazz loft, will reunite in the Greene Space to perform together for the first time in decades. For tickets visit: The Greene Space

Music: The Teddy Charles Tentet, "The Quiet Time," J. Giuffre, Collectables Jazz Classics COL-CD-6161.

Clip of Ron Free drumming is archival tape from the Jazz Loft Tapes courtesy Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The Jazz Loft Project is a production of WNYC and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in cooperation with the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona.

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