Minton’s Jazz Supper Club In Harlem Debuts Live CD

mintins jazz cd in harlemWhen the original Minton’s Playhouse opened in 1938 the club quickly pioneered a movement in modern jazz, as legends including Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie took the stage and joined in regular jam sessions. Continue Reading →

Charlie Parker, 1950, By Paula Kotis

charlie parkerThis amazing photograph of Charlie Parker, in 1950, was taken five years before he died in 1955 at the age of 34-year-old. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Minton’s Playhouse is a Must

Wide_Shot_of_Mintons_Dining_RoomThe last time I was in Minton’s Playhouse was in May 2012.  With the permission of the owner of the space New York businessman Richard Parsons, Jazzmobile, Inc. hosted jazz music here as part of their contribution to the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012. Continue Reading →

Harlem Jazzmobile Founder Billy Taylor

800px-Billy_Taylor_(jazz)Billy Taylor (born William Taylor; July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator. Continue Reading →

The Baby Grand, Harlem, 1953

The Baby Grand Bar at 319 West 125th Street (between st. Nicholas and 8th avenue), opened in 1953, it was a saloon with a bright mural of a piano above the door and a rich Art Deco décor. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Art, Dance and Theatre Picks January 7, 2012

By Walter Rutledge

The holidays may be over but there are enough arts events this weekend to chase away the post holiday blues. Here are a few of the exciting and varied cultural happenings this weekend. As you will see two of the “uptown” events are free to the public. Continue Reading →

Jazz vs. Racism By Greg Thomas

In the brief time that I’ve been posting blog entries to Integral Post, rarely have I explicitly discussed the issue of race, which, it seems to me, is a blindspot of the Integral community. Yet I intend, more and more, to visit the theme of race and view it through an Integral lens. Continue Reading →