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Guide to the Jazz Loft Project Records, 1950-2012 and undated

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Abstract

The Jazz Loft Project Records consist of the research and administrative records of author Sam Stephenson's Jazz Loft Project, which documented the events and inhabitants -- including W. Eugene Smith, Hall Overton, and David X. Young -- of 821 6th Avenue, New York City, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The records include the tapes of an extensive oral history project conducted by Stephenson from 1998 to 2010, general research and administrative notes, logs describing the content of the audio recordings W. Eugene Smith made at the loft, and original audio recordings of Hall Overton's compositions.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jazz Loft Project records
Creator
Stephenson, Sam
Extent
20.0 Linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The Jazz Loft Project Records include administrative documents, audio and video recordings, and collected research associated with key participants and events in the history of the Jazz Loft building, located at 821 Sixth Avenue in New York City. The collection includes significant documentation of the jazz music scene in New York from 1955-1971, and the life and work of photographer W. Eugene Smith, composer Hall F. Overton, and jazz musician Thelonious Monk. Also of note are materials that document the collection of oral histories, the design and implementation of exhibitions, and conservation reports on audio recordings all related to the Jazz Loft Project. Items in the collection range from 1950 to 2012, with the bulk being created between 2002 and 2009.

A majority of materials in this collection consist of the project’s financial and logistical documentation, oral history interviews in print, audio, and video formats, audio reel analysis notes, and biographical/historical articles. Examples of these types of documentation include correspondence, book drafts, promotional materials for exhibitions and events, research notes, and interview transcripts.

The collection contains 824 audiovisual items, including microcassettes, audiocassettes, VHS videocassettes, ¼-inch audio reels, DVDs, CDs, mini-DV videocassettes, and digital audio tapes (DAT). The bulk of this media is associated with oral history interviews, events and exhibitions, and research related to the Jazz Loft Project, but there are also items tangentially related to the Project, such as commercial music recordings, recordings of concerts and performances, original recordings of Hall Overton's opera Huck Finn, and published documentary footage related to W. Eugene Smith and other artists.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Oral Histories, 1991-2010

614.0 Items

This series contains oral history transcripts in printed and electronic form, along with audio and video recordings of oral history interviews completed as part of the Jazz Loft Project. Many interviewees either visited or lived in the Jazz Loft building--e.g. David X. Young, Nancy Overton, Ron Free, Carole Thomas, and James Stephenson. Other interviewees were family members, musicians or artists in the New York city cultural scene, or scholars with pertinent information and stories that related to the Jazz Loft building--e.g. Whitney Balliett (jazz critic for the New Yorker), Robin D. G. Kelley (Thelonious Monk biographer), and the children of W. Eugene Smith. The original oral history recordings are closed to use, but digital access copies are available.

Albert, Calvin, 2003 August 20

Calvin Albert (1918-2007) was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a sculptor and friend of Jazz Loft resident Hall Overton, and he occasionally played drums in the loft.

In this oral history, Albert talks about his upbringing in Grand Rapids, MI, his art education at the New Bauhaus Institute in Chicago, and his time as a musician and teacher in New York City. Trained as a sculptor and illustrator, Albert taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, but also found time to play drums in many jam sessions and rehearsals at the Jazz Loft. Other topics of discussion in this interview include Hall Overton’s life and relationships, Albert’s health problems since childhood, and the mid-20th century art world in New York City.

Calvin Albert Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 12
Calvin Albert I, 8/20/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 August 20
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0001
Calvin Albert II, 8/20/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 August 20
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0002
Calvin Albert III, 8/21/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 August 20
Box 19
Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0003
Allemana, Mike, undated

Mike Allemana (b. 1969) was born in Elmhurst, IL. As a jazz guitarist in Chicago, he played with Von Freeman and Lin Halliday in the 1990's.

In this oral history, while briefly describing their own lives and musical backgrounds, Mike Allemana and Dennis Carroll talk primarily about the life, reputation, and death of saxophonist and frequent Jazz Loft visitor, Lin Halliday. Halliday’s drug use, family history, and experiences playing in New York, Nashville, Little Rock, and Chicago are also discussed.

Mike Allemana & Dennis Carroll Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 13
Mike Allemana - Chicago, Dennis Carroll, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, undated
(61.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0004
Mike Allemana, Dennis Carroll, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, undated
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0001
Amoss, Frank, 2003 June 19

Frank Amoss (b. 1936) was born in Baltimore, MD. He was a drummer and lived on the fifth floor of the Jazz Loft building from June-November, 1961.

In this oral history, Amoss discusses his musical beginnings as a player in the Army and with the Dean Hudson band. Upon his relocation to New York City in 1961, Amoss immediately became involved with the city’s jazz community, moving into the Jazz Loft only a couple of weeks after arriving in the city. Amoss also talks about the interaction between musicians and the musicians’ union, as well as other musicians who frequented the Jazz Loft including Ronnie Free, Pete Yellin,and Dudley Watkins.

Frank Amoss Transcript, 2002-2008
Box 7
Folder 14
Frank Amoss, 6/19/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 19
(63.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0005
Frank Amoss, 6/19/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 June 19
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0002
Arnold, Roberta, 2000 October 29

Roberta Arnold (b. ca. 1941) frequented the Jazz Loft with saxophonist Ronnie Cuber in 1961-62 (they later married and then divorced). At the time, she was a dancer, and she later became an artist manager.

In this oral history, Arnold talks about her first visit to the Jazz Loft with Joe Lopes in 1961. She discusses the generally poor treatment of women musicians and singers within the jazz community, as well as the competitive, experimental atmosphere at the Jazz Loft. Arnold also mentions the physical state of the Jazz Loft building, W. Eugene Smith’s studio, and other musicians she encountered at the Loft including Jimmy Stevenson, Chick Corea, and Ronnie Cuber.

Roberta Arnold Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 15
Eddie Bert 10-28-00, Roberta Arnold 10-29-00, Manny Duran 10-29-00, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 October 29
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0006
Avakian, George, 2006 January 11

George Avakian (b. 1919) is a Russian-born American record producer and executive. He has produced albums by Miles Davis and other Jazz Musicians, and he is known for his work with Columbia records.

George Avakian I, 1/11/06, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 January 11
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0007
George Avakian II, 1/11/06, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 January 11
Box 19
Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0008
Balliett, Whitney, 2002 January 16

Whitney Balliett (1926-2007) was a jazz critic and book reviewer for the New Yorker from 1954-2001.

In this oral history, Balliett talks about his experiences as a jazz critic and enthusiast, the development and documentation of the New York City jazz scene starting in the late 1950’s, and the development of the jazz sound over the years. Balliett also discusses his role as consultant for the CBS “Sound of Jazz” program and how his personal writing influences, including Joseph Mitchell, affected the style of his jazz column for the New Yorker.

Whitney Balliett Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 16
Whitney Balliett, 1/16/02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 January 16
(117.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0009
Bert, Eddie, 2000 October 28

Eddie Bert (1922-2012) was born in Yonkers, New York. He was a jazz trombonist and participated in rehearsals in the Loft with Thelonious Monk in 1955 for an event at the 92nd Street Y, and as a member of Monk’s 1959 Town Hall big band, and his 1963 and 1964 big bands.

In multiple interviews, Bert talks about his upbringing in Yonkers, NY and his musical development as a trombonist, but focuses primarily on his direct involvement with Thelonious Monk as part of the band who performed at Town Hall in 1959. Bert discusses his personal photography, band rehearsals at the Jazz Loft, Hall Overton’s relationship with Monk, and Overton’s role in the music’s arrangement. Also mentioned are Bert’s experiences working with Benny Goodman and Charles Mingus, his early musical work in the Army, and Bert’s views on the ways technology has impacted the development of jazz.

Eddie Bert Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Eddie Bert 10-28-00, Roberta Arnold 10-29-00, Manny Duran 10-29-00, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 October 28
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0006
Eddie Bert, 5-10-05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 May 10
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0011
Eddie Bert, 1/2, 5-10-05, no DAT, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 May 10
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0003
Eddie Bert #2, 5-10-05, interview, with DAT, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 May 10
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0004
Bley, Paul, 2004 September 27

Paul Bley (b. 1932) was born in Montreal. A pianist and free jazz musician, Bley participated in Jazz Loft jam sessions between 1955 and 1964.

In this oral history, Bley talks about his experiences playing in jam sessions at the Jazz Loft and his connection with Hall Overton, whom he saw as a musical mentor. Also discussed are Bley’s views about the effects of drug abuse on musicians, how jam sessions changed free jazz, W. Eugene Smith’s presence at the Jazz Loft, and other players on the scene including Roland Kirk, Henry Grimes, and Pepper Adams.

Paul Bley Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 18
Paul Bley I, 9-30-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 30
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0012
Paul Bley II, 9-30-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 30
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0013
Paul Bley 3, 9-30-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 30
Box 19
Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0014
Paul Bley, 9-30-04, tape 1/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 30
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0005
Paul Bley, 9-30-04, tape 2/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 30
Box 22
Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0006
Paul Bley, 9-30-04, tape 3/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 30
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0007
Bouille, John, undated

John Bouille is a jazz radio personality who lives in Cary, NC.

John Bouille, Charles Tolliver, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, undated
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0015
Brenner, Lauren, 2009 September 08

Lauren Brenner was a contributer to the Jazz Loft Project from UNC Chapel Hill.

Lauren Brenner Jazz Loft CDS, 9-8-09, Sam Stephenson - Int, Dan Partridge - Vid, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2009 September 08
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0008
Brookmeyer, Bob, 2007 December 20

Bob Brookmeyer (1929-2011) was born in Kansas City, MO. He was a pianist, trombonist, arranger, and professor at the New England conservatory. He was a friend of David X. Young and Hall Overton, and he participated in many Jazz Loft jam sessions between 1954 and 1959.

In this oral history, Brookmeyer discusses his memories of the Jazz Loft and goes into great detail about many of the artists and musicians who populated the scene including Zoot Sims, Salvador Dali, Lee Konitz, David X. Young, Teddy Charles, and Ronnie Free. Brookmeyer talks about the influence of the Jazz Loft on the music scene and how it created a creative space for experimentation and community.

Bob Brookmeyer Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 19
Bob Brookmeyer, 12/20/07, Compact disc, Transcription copy, 2007 December 20
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Audio-CD RL10001-CD-0013
Carroll, Dennis, undated

Dennis Carroll is a jazz bassist in Chicago.

In this oral history, while briefly describing their own lives and musical backgrounds, Mike Allemana and Dennis Carroll talk primarily about the life, reputation, and death of saxophonist and frequent Jazz Loft visitor, Lin Halliday. Halliday’s drug use, family history, and experiences playing in New York, Nashville, Little Rock, and Chicago are also discussed.

Mike Allemana & Dennis Carroll Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 13
Mike Allemana - Chicago, Dennis Carroll, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, undated
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0004
Mike Allemana, Dennis Carroll, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, undated
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0001
Charles, Teddy, 2002 June 27

Teddy Charles (1928-2012) was born Theodore Charles Cohen in Chicopee Falls, MA. He was a jazz vibraphonist, pianist, and arranger. A close friend of Hall Overton. Charles participated in many jam sessions during the Jazz Loft era.

In this oral history, Charles discusses his musical upbringing and education at Juilliard, where he transitioned from playing piano and drums into playing the vibraphone. While at Juilliard, Charles met Hall Overton and worked closely with him in subsequent years, learning about Overton’s ideas to develop complexity in the jazz sound by using combining composition and improvisation. Also discussed is the social and musical scene at Charles’ apartment in New York City, frequented and shared by people like Miles Davis, Benny Goodman, and Gerry Mulligan.

Teddy Charles Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Teddy Charles, 6/27/02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 June 27
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0016
Teddy Charles I, 6/27/02, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 June 27
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0009
Teddy Charles II, 6/27/02, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 June 27
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0010
Teddy Charles III, 6/27/02, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 June 27
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0011
Teddy Charles IIIa, 6/27/02, Flower Dist., Bill Crow, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 June 27
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0012
Crow, Bill, 2002 June 29

Bill Crow (b 1927) was born in Othello, WA. He learned to play piano as a child, and he played trumpet, baritone, and sousaphone through school. He began playing with jazz musicians and learned the bass. He frequently participated in Jazz Loft jam sessions with close friend Zoot Sims.

In multiple interviews, Crow talks about his musical development and learning a range of instruments including valve trombone, drums, and saxophone, as well as his experiences playing in the Army, and his presence at the Jazz Loft. Crow also discusses working with players like Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Haig and how being a part of the jazz scene drew him into writing.

Bill Crow Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Folder 21
Bill Crow I, 6/29/02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 June 29
(61.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0017
Bill Crow II, 6/29/02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 June 29
(58.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0018
Bill Crow III, 6/29/02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 June 29
(15.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0019
Teddy Charles IIIa, 6/27/02, Flower Dist., Bill Crow, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 June 29
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0012
Bill Crow I, 6/29/01, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 June 29
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0013
Bill Crow II, 6/29/02, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 June 29
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0014
Bill Crow III, 6/29/02, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 June 29
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0015
Sam Stephenson, Talk I., 8-11-04, Bill Crow, Dick Katz, Center for Jewish History, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0109
Stephenson Talk Cont'd (II), Plus Bill Crow & Dick Katz , at Center for Jewish History, 8-11-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0110
Cuber, Ronnie, 2000 October 26

Ronnie Cuber (b 1941) was born in New York, NY. An alto saxophonist, Cuber took part in jam sessions with Chick Corea and others from 1963-64.

In this oral history, Cuber discusses the culture of the Jazz Loft and its frequent visitors including Chick Corea, Henry Grimes, Lin Halliday, and Walter Davis. Cuber also talks briefly about his musical background playing in the Newport Youth Band, sitting in with Charlie Mingus at Birdland, and being a member of Maynard Ferguson’s band.

Ronnie Cuber Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Ronnie Cuber 10/26/00, Pete Yellin 10/28/00, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 October 26
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0020
Dante, Phil, 2004 November 09

Phil Dante (1934-2004) was born in New York City. A photographer, Dante became the student and assistant of W. Eugene Smith between 1959 and 1961. He was also a founder of the photography collective En Foco. He traveled with Smith on assignment to photograph the Jack Daniels brewery in Tennessee.

In this oral history, Dante describes his experiences working closely with W. Eugene Smith with particular attention paid to discussion of Smith’s family background, his reliance on assistants, and his struggles with depression. Dante also talks about his own photography background and the controversy surrounding his reaction to works by Bruce Davidson.

Phil Dante Transcript, 2002-2008
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Phil Dante 11/9/07 I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 November 09
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0021
Phil Dante, 11/9/04 II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 November 09
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0022
Phil Dante, 11/9/04 III, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 November 09
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0023
Phil Dante I, 11/9/04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 November 09
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0016
Phil Dante 2/3, 11-9-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 November 09
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0017
Phil Dante III/3, 11-9-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 November 09
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0018
Davies, Dennis Russell, undated

Dennis Russell Davis (b 1944) is best known as a conductor and pianist. He conducted a performance of Hall Overton's opera "Huck Finn" in 1971 at Juilliard in New York City.

DeCelle, Bob, 2004 October 02

Bob DeCelle (b 1925) was born in Roslindale, MA. A music copyist, DeCelle worked for Hall Overton and in the loft to write out scores for individual instrumentalists from Overton’s charts for Thelonious Monk’s big band concerts in 1959, 1963, and 1964.

In this oral history, DeCelle talks about his musical development as a contract copyist and orchestra librarian for the New York Philharmonic. DeCelle also discusses Hall Overton at length, including Overton’s work with Thelonious Monk on the arrangements for the Town Hall Concert and Overton’s development of the Huck Finn opera.

Bob DeCelle Transcript, 2002-2008
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Bob DeCelle I, 10/2/84, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 02
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0024
Bob DeCelle II, 10/2/04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 02
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0025
Bob DeCelle III, 10/2/04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 02
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0026
Bob Decelle, 10-2-04, tape 1/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 02
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0019
Bob Decelle, 10-2-04, tape 2/4, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 02
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0020
Bob Decelle, 10-2-04, tape 3/4, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 02
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0021
Bob Decelle, 10-2-04, Tape 4/4, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 02
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0022
Deloatch, Lois, 2007 August 22

Lois Deloatch is a jazz vocalist from Northampton County, NC. She holds degrees from UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University, where she served as associate director of corporate and foundation relations.

8-22-07, Lois Deloatch, Sam Stephenson, Aaron Greenwald, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2007 August 22
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0027
Duran, Manny, 2000 October 29

Manny Duran (1926-2006) was born in Alamogordo, NM, where he began playing trumpet in mariachi bands. After discovering jazz, he moved to New York in 1956 and participated in many jam sessions during the Jazz Loft era.

In this oral history, Duran talks about his life as a musician and his interaction with various musicians at the Jazz Loft including Lin Halliday, Zoot Sims, and Sonny Clarke. Duran also discusses the drug culture present in the Loft.

Manny Duran Transcript, 2002-2008
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Eddie Bert 10-28-00, Roberta Arnold 10-29-00, Manny Duran 10-29-00, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 October 29
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0006
Manny Duran, 1/11/06, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 October 29
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0029
Manny Duran, 1/11/06, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 January 11
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0028
Manny Duran, 1-11-06, NYC, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 January 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0023
Early, Gerald, undated

Gerald Early (b 1952) is a scholar and educator whose primary foci are the study of jazz music, baseball, boxing, and African-American history.

In this oral history, Early talks at length about the cultural, historical, and musicological importance of jazz as a truly American art form. Early discusses the rise of bebop, how the music of Thelonious Monk changed attitudes inside and outside of the jazz scene, and how the Jazz Loft recordings are important cultural artifacts.

Gerald Early Transcript, 2002-2008
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Faller, Will, 2005 May 11

Will Faller (b 1941) was born in Patterson, New Jersey. A photographer, Faller occasionally assisted Smith with printing photos. He gave Smith a Wollensak tape recorder, among other pieces of recording equipment.

In this oral history, Faller discusses his relationship with W. Eugene Smith, particularly Smith’s drinking and money issues. Faller also talks about his friendship with Charles Mingus, local New York City haunts of the time, and his professional work at Doyle Dane Bernbach.

Will Faller Transcript, 2002-2008
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Will Faller, 5-11-05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 May 11
Box 19
Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0030
Will Fowler [sic], 5-11-05, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 May 11
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0031
Will Faller, 05-11-05, I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 May 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0024
Will Faller, 5-11-05, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 May 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0025
Feinstein, Harold, 2004 October 04

Harold Feinstein (b 1937) was born in Brooklyn, NY and began taking photographs at age 15. He was an original loft resident from 1954 – 1957, when he turned it over to Gene Smith.

In this photograph, Feinstein worked with Eugene Smith early on in his career, helping Smith edit and design the layouts for his famous Pittsburgh project. In this oral history, Feinstein discusses his work with Smith, his own development as a photographer, and about other people he encountered at the Jazz Loft including Sonny Rollins, Teddy Charles, Charles Mingus, and Dick Cary.

Harold Feinstein Transcript, 2002-2008
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Harold Feinstein I, 10/4/04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 04
(59.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0032
Harold Feinstein II, 10-4-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 04
(59.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0033
Harold Feinstein III, 10-4-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 04
(9.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0034
Harold Feinstein, 10-4-04, tape 1/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 04
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0026
Harold Feinstein, 10-4-04, Tape 2/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 04
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0027
Harold Feinstein, 10-4-04, Tape 3/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 04
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0028
Fetske, Ruth, 2004 October 01

Ruth Fetske (b 1922) was born in Rahway, NJ. Fetske befriended Gene Smith while a student in a photography course he offered trough the New School. Fetske, an advertising account executive, enrolled in the course to develop her eye for editing photos for fashion ads. She looked after the loft while Smith was in Japan from September of 1961 to September of 1962, and she created a filing system to organize Smith’s negatives, contact sheets, and prints.

In this oral history, Fetske discusses how she studied with W. Eugene Smith at the New School and then went on to work as his assistant while Smith was living at the Jazz Loft. She also talks about learning techniques from Smith, her role in developing an organizational system for Smith’s prints, and the variety of people that came and went in Smith’s studio at the Loft.

Ruth Fetske Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 29
Ruth Fetske I, 10/1/04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 01
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0035
Ruth Fetske II, 10/1/04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 01
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0036
Ruth Fetske, 10-1-04, tape 1/2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 01
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0029
Ruth Fetske, 10-1-04, Tape 2/2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 01
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0030
Forscher, Marty, 2004 September 29

Marty Forscher (1921-2009) was born in New York City. A legendary camera repairman, Forscher worked for Edward Steichen’s Naval photographic unit during World War II before opening his own shop in New York called Professional Camera Repair. On a loft tape from 1960, saxophonist Zoot Sims expresses awe for Forscher’s craft and dedication. Smith willed money to Forscher that he owed from many years earlier.

In this oral history, Forscher talks about working as a camera repairman and inventor. He discusses how his interest in cameras developed, how he established his shop in New York City, and about some of the innovative devices and techniques he created. Forscher also talks about his work repairing cameras for people documenting the civil rights movement in the 1960’s.

Marty Forscher Transcript, 2002-2008
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Marty Forscher I, 9-29-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 29
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0037
Marty Forscher II, 9-29-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 29
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0038
Marty Forscher, 9-29-04, tape 1/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 29
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0031
Marty Forscher, 9-29-04, tape 2/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 29
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0032
Marty Forscher, 9-29-04, 3/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 29
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0033
Free, Ron, 2003, 2006, 2008

Ron Free (b 1936) was born in Charleston, SC. Free began residency as loft house drummer in 1958, crashing on a recliner in Smith’s loft until early 1960.

In multiple interviews, Free talks about his upbringing, his first musical gigs in Charleston, S.C., and his life experiences at the Jazz Loft, particularly his time living with W. Eugene Smith Free. He also discusses his drug use, Smith's recording techniques, and his interactions with other musicians and personages at the Jazz Loft and in New York City including Woody Herman, Dave McKenna, Freddie Greenwell, and Pepper Adams.

2006 May 10-11, Hot Springs, VA
Transcript, 2006 May 10-11
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Ron Free, 5/10/06, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 May 10
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0041
Ron Free, 5/10/06, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 May 10
(64.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0042
Ron Free, 5/11/06, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 May 11
(59.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0043
Ron Free, 5/11/06, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 May 11
(62.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0044
Ron Free, 5/11/06, III, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 May 11
(41.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0045
Ron Free (Sam S., DanP.), 5-10-06, 1/5, Hot Springs, VA, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 May 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0034
Ron Free, Hot Springs, VA, 5-10-06, Sam S./Dan P., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 May 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0035
Ron Free, Hot Springs, VA, 5-10-06 (Sam, Dan), 3/5, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 May 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0036
Ron Free, Hot Springs, VA, 5-11-06, Sam, Dan, 4/5, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 May 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0037
Ron Free, Hot Springs, VA, 5-11-06, 5/5, Dan P., Sam S., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 May 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0038
2005 July 25
Transcripts, 2002-2008
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2003 February 25
Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Folder 32
Ron Free at CDS I, 2/25/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 February 25
(58.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0039
Ron Free at CDS II, 2/25/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 February 25
(13.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0040
Elmer Gibson, Ron Free, Tape 1, 11/ / 03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 November 08
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0041
Elmer Gibson, Ron Free, Tape 2, 11/ / 03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 November 08
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0042
Elmer Gibson, Ron Free, tp 3, 11/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 November 08
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0043
Frishberg, Dave, 1998 May 7

Dave Frishberg (b 1933) was born in Saint Paul, MN. A pianist and lyricist, Frishberg participated in loft jam sessions during his time in New York City, before moving to the West Coast.

In this oral history, Frishberg talks about his musical development as a young man and his interactions with musicians at the Jazz Loft. Frishberg’s gigs with Freddie Greenwell, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Ron Free are also discussed.

Dave Frishberg Transcript, 2002-2008
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Dave Frishberg, 5/7/98, microcassette, 1998 May 7
(39.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-MCS-0001
Dave Frishberg, 6/24/05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 24
(64.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0046
Dave Frishberg, 6-24-05, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 24
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0047
Dave Frishberg, 6/ /05, I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 24
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0039
Dave Frishberg 2/2, 6-24-05, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 24
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0040
Gibson, Elmer, 2003 November 08

Elmer Gibson was born in Philadelphia, where he also studied design. He became a jazz pianist and plays around the nation. Ron Free is the drummer in Gibson's Trio.

Elmer Gibson, 11/8/03, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 November 08
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0048
Elmer Gibson, 11/8/03, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 November 08
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0049
Elmer Gibson, Ron Free, Tape 1, 11/ / 03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 November 08
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0041
Elmer Gibson, Ron Free, Tape 2, 11/ / 03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 November 08
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0042
Elmer Gibson, Ron Free, tp 3, 11/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 November 08
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0043
Goodrow, Garry, 2004 August 12

Garry Goodrow (b. 1933) was born in Malone, New York. He became a tenor saxophonist in Baltimore before moving to a loft in New York City around the time of Dave Young's jazz loft. Musicians also frequented Goodrow's loft. He started acting, playing the part of Ernie in the “The Connection,” a 1959 play written by Jack Gelber and performed by the Living Theater, which depicted jazz musicians and junkies.

In this oral history, Goodrow discusses his musical development as a young man, as well as his involvement with the Living Theatre, his drug use, and his transition into the acting world.

Garry Goodrow Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 35
Garry Goodrow, 8/12/04, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 12
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0050
Garry Goodrow, 8/12/04, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 12
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0051
Garry Goodrow I, 8-12-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 12
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0044
Garry Goodrow II, 8-12-04, ~20 min., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 12
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0045
Greenwald, Aaron, 2007 August 22

Aaron Greenwald is the director of Duke Performances at Duke University.

8-22-07, Lois Deloatch, Sam Stephenson, Aaron Greenwald, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2007 August 22
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0027
Grimes, Henry, 2003 June 21

Henry Grimes (b 1935) was born in Philadelphia, PA. A bassist, he recorded in many loft jam sessions between 1959 and 1964.

Henry Grimes, 6/21/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 21
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0052
Hall, Jim and Jane Hall, 2006 October 11

Jim Hall (b 1930) was born in Buffalo, NY. He studied with Hall Overton and participated in many Jazz Loft jam sessions. He is a guitarist and composer/arranger. Jane Hall, wife of guitarist Jim Hall, is a psychoanalyst. She studied composition with Hall Overton during the loft years.

This oral history focuses on Jim and Jane Hall, both of whom visited the Jazz Loft several times. Jane Hall talks about taking piano and notation lessons from Hall Overton, while Jim discusses jamming with various musicians. The Hall’s relationships with other musicians including Sonny Rollins and Bill Evans are also talked about at length.

Jim and Jane Hall Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Jim & Jane Hall, 10-11-06, French Roast Cafe - 6th Ave, w/Sam Stephenson, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 October 11
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0053
Halliday, Lin, 1991 May 04

Lin Halliday (1936-2000) was born in DeQueene, AR. He moved to Los Angeles in his teens to begin playing the tenor saxophone professionally. Halliday participated in many loft jam sessions. Throughout the summer of 1961, Halliday and his girlfriend Virginia McEwan (now Wald) spent time in the loft with pianist Sonny Clark.

Lyn Halliday A, 5/4/91, 1 of 2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 1991 May 04
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0046
Lyn Halliday A, 5/4/91, 2 of 2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 1991 May 04
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0047
Lyn Halliday B, 5/4/91, 1 of 2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 1991 May 04
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0048
Lyn Halliday B, 5/4/91, 2 of 2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 1991 May 04
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0049
Lyn Halliday C, 1 of 1 - this has both VHS C tapes on it, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 1991 May 04
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0050
Halsman, Yvonne, Irene Halsman, and Steve Bello, 2005 October 26

Irene Halsman is the daughter of Yvonne and Philippe Halsman, a photographer for Life Magazine with and friend of Eugene Smith. Yvonne Halsman was the wife of Philippe Halsman. She occasionally helped Eugene Smith make prints.

In this oral history, Steve Bello, Yvonne Halsman, and Irene Halsman talk about W. Eugene Smith’s work, his professional relationships with Life Magazine and Magnum, and his personality. Hall Overton’s involvement with Salvador Dali and Philippe Halsman’s escape from Europe are also briefly discussed.

Yvonne and Irene Halsman/Steve Bello Transcript, 2002-2008
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Yvonne Halsman, Irene Halsman, Steve Bello, 10/26/05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 October 26
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0010
Harris, Gladys Clark, 2008 June 30

Gladys Clark Harris is a family member of jazz pianist Sonny Clark (1931-1963).

Heath, Dave, 2005 July 08

Dave Heath (b 1931) was born in Philadelphia. He began taking pictures in the late 1940s, and by 1959 he was studying photography under W. Eugene Smith in New York.

In this oral history, Heath discusses his interactions and experiences with W. Eugene Smith, with whom he took several photography courses. Heath also touches upon his own development as a photographer, his influences, and his life in New York City.

Dave Heath Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 1
Dave Heath, 7/8/05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 July 08
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0054
Dave Heath, 7/8/05, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 July 08
(18.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0055
Hennessey, Margaret, 2009 April 30

Margaret Hennessey contributed to the Jazz Loft Project.

Margaret Hennessey, 4-30-09, CDS - Durham, NC, Sam Stephenson, Dan Partridge, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2009 April 30
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0051
Ingram, Peter, 2006 March 05

Peter Ingram is a scientist from England, recruited to work in the Research Triangle Park in the 1960s. In 1968, Ingram, also a drummer, opened the Frog and Nightgown, a jazz club in Raleigh. In 1970, Thelonious Monk, a North Carolina native, played at the club.

This oral history focuses on Ingram's efforts to bring live jazz performance to Raleigh, the challenges he faced, and his methods of getting the word out about his club. Ingram notes that threats from the KKK and local uproar didn’t keep the club from opening. While mentioning some of the club’s famous players including Stan Getz and Ervin Booker, Ingram also talks about setting up a historic series at the club by Thelonious Monk.

Peter Ingram Transcript, 2002-2008
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Peter Ingram, 3/5/06, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 March 05
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0056
Israels, Chuck, 2005 June 28

Chuck Israels (b. 1936) was born in New York City. As a bassist, he is best known for his time with the Bill Evans Trio from 1961-1966. In 1966, he left the trio to study composing and arranging with Hall Overton.

In this oral history, Israels talks about his musical background and development, his time playing with the group Blood, Sweat, and Tears, as well as later musical collaborations with his daughter.

Chuck Israels, 6-25-05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 28
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0057
Chuck Israels, 6-26-05, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 28
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0058
Chuck Israels, 6-28-05, III, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 28
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0059
Chuck Israels, 6/ /05, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 28
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0052
Chuck Israels II, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 28
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0053
Chuck Israels, 6-26-05, Port Townsend, VA, 2 or 3 of 4, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 28
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0054
Chuck Israels, 6-22-05, Port Townsend, VA 4/4 last tape of day, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 28
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0055
Jackson, Ira, 2001 May 19

Ira Jackson was born in Detroit, MI. A saxophonist, he participated in many loft jam sessions in the early 1960s. Jackson knew loft resident and bassist Jimmy Stevenson and other young Detroit musicians from their youth.

In this oral history, Jackson discusses racial politics and work ethics within the jazz scene during the 1960’s. Also mentioned are many musicians that Jackson saw at the Jazz Loft including Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Tom Wayburn, and Bill Levinson.

Ira Jackson Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 3
Howard Williams, 5/17/01, Ira Jackson, 5/19/01, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2001 May 19
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0060
Ira Jackson and David X. Young Tribute, 6/26/02, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 June 26
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0056
Janda, Tomas, undated

In this oral history, Tomas Janda focuses on his relationship with W. Eugene Smith, whom he met in 1958. Janda talks about helping move Smith’s materials into his space at the Jazz Loft building and visitors to Smith’s space including Salvador Dali, Zoot Sims, and Nechama Hendel. Also of note is Janda’s discussion of his own interest in photography, his work in construction, and his memories of Hall Overton.

Tomas Janda Transcript, 2002-2008
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Jeffrey, Paul, 2007 February 15

Paul Jeffrey (b 1933) was born in New York City. A tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, Jeffrey participated in sessions with Hall Overton.

In this oral history, Jeffrey discusses his close professional and personal relationship with Thelonious Monk, touching upon Monk’s illnesses, many gigs played in the United States and abroad, and Jeffrey’s interactions with other musicians playing for Monk. Jeffrey also talks about Monk’s concert series at the Frog and Nightgown club in Raleigh.

Paul Jeffrey Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 5
Paul Jeffrey, 2/15/07, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2007 February 15
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0061
Paul Jeffrey, 2/15/07, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2007 February 15
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0062
Jones, Harold, 2005 October 04

Harold Jones (b 1940) is a photographer and educator. Born in New Jersey and working in New York for quite some time, Jones eventually took a position at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. He worked with W. Eugene Smith to acquire Smith's archive for the CCP collections.

In this oral history, Jones talks about his development as an artist, as well as his interactions with W. Eugene Smith at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. Smith’s teaching methods, life style, and legacy are all discussed.

Harold Jones Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 6
Harold Jones, 10/4/05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 October 04
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0063
Karales, Jim, 2000 September 16

James "Jim" Karales (1930-2002) was born in Canton, OH, and died in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. He worked for years as Eugene Smith's dark room assistant and printer: directly after college, he even lived with the Smiths and worked without pay. Karales worked for Look magazine from 1960-1972.

In this oral history, Karales discusses working W. Eugene Smith as an assistant, and in particular, some of his experiences of printing photographs using complicated technical processes. Karales also talks about Smith’s home in Croton-on-Hudson, the Pittsburgh photo project which he helped with, and Smith’s retreat to the Jazz Loft in New York City.

Jim Karales Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 7
Jim Karales, 9-16-00, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 September 16
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0064
Katz, Dick, 2000 December 01

Dick Katz (1924-2009) was born in Baltimore, MD and died in Manhattan. A pianist and arranger, Katz participated in loft jam sessions in the late 1950s. He was a long time friend of Hall Overton.

In this oral history, Katz talks about his development as a musician and his life in New York City. He gives details about attending Manhattan School of Music, composition courses he took with Hall Overton at the New School, and his experiences playing with Charlie Parker and a variety of musicians in the jazz scene at the time. Katz also discusses his own writings about music and shares his views on Ken Burns’ Jazz documentary series.

Dick Katz, 2002-2008
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Folder 8
Dick Katz, 12/00, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 December 01
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0065
Sam Stephenson, Talk I., 8-11-04, Bill Crow, Dick Katz, Center for Jewish History, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0109
Stephenson Talk Cont'd (II), Plus Bill Crow & Dick Katz , at Center for Jewish History, 8-11-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0110
Kelly, Robin D.G., 2004 November 10

Robin D.G. Kelley (b. 1962) is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA and the author of a biography of Thelonious Monk.

In multiple interviews, historian and writer Kelley explains the cultural significance of the W. Eugene Smith recordings made at the Jazz Loft. Kelley describes how the tapes reveal a deeper, more collaborative relationship between Hall Overton and Thelonious Monk. Also discussed are the ways these recordings document an important, transitional period in American society in terms of musical progression, racial politics, intellectual engagement, and cultural development. Kelley dissects critical responses to the music and life of Thelonious Monk, including Monk’s collaboration with Hall Overton on the arrangements for the 1959 concert at Town Hall. Also of note are Kelley's examination of the difficulties and transitions in the jazz community around 1959 and the important role of the Jazz Loft as a creative, non-commercial, community-controlled space.

Robin D. G. Kelly Transcript, 2002-2008
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Robin Kelley, 11/10/04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 November 10
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0066
Robin DG Kelley, 11-10-04, 1/1, Apt., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 November 10
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0058
Robin D.G. Kelley (Copy), 11-10-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 November 10
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0059
Koester, Bob, 2002 August 02

Robert "Bob" Koester (b. 1932) is the founder and owner of Delmark Records, the oldest jazz and blues independent label in the United States.

Bob Koester - Jazz Record Mart, Chicago, 8/2/02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 August 02
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0067
Bob Koester, 8/2/02, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2002 August 02
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0060
Konitz, Lee, 2000 September 14

Lee Konitz (b. 1927) was born in Chicago, IL. An alto saxophonist, Konitz participated in Jazz Loft jam sessions from the 1950s through 1960. During this time he studied with Hall Overton.

In this oral history, Konitz discusses the atmosphere at the Jazz Loft, including memories of other musicians who played there like Bob Brookmeyer and Jimmy Raney. Konitz also talks about attending composition classes led by Hall Overton at Juilliard and Overton’s reputation within the jazz community.

Lee Konitz, 2002-2008
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Lee Konitz, 9-14-00, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 September 14
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0068
Lawson, Janet, 2003 October 30

Janet Lawson (b 1940) was born in Baltimore, MD into a family of professional musicians. She studied under Hall Overton, was a jazz vocalist until 2002, and teaches as an adjunct faculty member in New York City.

In this oral history, Lawson talks about her professional career and how Hall Overton helped her develop her musical skills. In particular, Lawson discusses moving to New York City, becoming involved with the jazz community, and taking lessons with Overton at the Jazz Loft.

Janet Lawson Transcript, 2002-2008
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Janet Lawson, 10/30/03, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 October 30
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0069
Janet Lawson, 10/30/03, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 October 30
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0070
Listengart, Phil, 2004 November 09

Phil Listengart is a sculptor and educator who is also the cousin of multi-instrumentalist and Jazz Loft contributor Eddie Listengart.

In this oral history, Listengart discusses the development of his own art practice and the troubled life of his cousin, jazz musician Eddie Listengart.

Phil Listengart, 2002-2008
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Folder 12
Phil Listengart, 11-9-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 November 09
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0071
Phil Listengard, 11-9-04, 1/2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 November 09
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0061
Phil Listengard, 2/2, 11-9-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 November 09
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0062
Massters, Joey, 2005 June 27

Joseph Mastercusio, better known as Joey Massters (1925-2007) was born in Boston, MA, and died in Bellingham, WA. He was a jazz pianist and participated in many loft jam sessions in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Joe Massters, 6-27-05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 27
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0072
Joe Massters, 6-27-05, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 27
(53.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0073
Joe/Joey Masters, 6.27.05, I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 27
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0063
Joey Massters, 6-27-05, II of 3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 27
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0064
Joey Masters, III of 3, 6-27-05, ~ 5 min. long, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 27
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0065
McClure, Ron, 2004 September 14

Ron McClure (b. 1941) was born in New Haven, CT. He learned to play bass in high school and had a successful professional career. He studied composition and arranging with Hall Overton in the mid-1960s.

In this oral history, McClure talks about his development as a musician and his life as a jazz musician in New York City. McClure goes into detail about his interactions with Hall Overton, his memories of the Jazz Loft building, and his work as a musician with Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Ron McClure Transcript, 2002-2008
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Folder 13
Ron McClure, 9-14-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0074
Ron McClure, 9-14-04, (See DAT for Volume), Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0066
Minor, Tom, 2005 May 11

Tom Minor (b. 1942) was born in New York City. While studying photography at Princeton, Minor met Gene Smith through Bill Pierce. Minor assisted Smith making prints in his loft in the late 1960s. Minor became very involved with enviromental work later in life.

In this oral history, Minor discusses his development as a photographer, his time spent working with W. Eugene Smith on various photographic projects, and his more current involvement with environmental and conservation issues.

Tom Minor Transcript, 2002-2008
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Tom Minor, 5-11-05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 May 11
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Tom Minor, 5-11-05, I of I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 May 11
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Moore, Carman, 2004 August 10

Carman Moore (b 1936) was born in Lorrain, OH. In 1958 he graduated from Ohio State University and moved to New York City to study composition with Hall Overton, with whom he became close friends.

In this oral history, Moore discusses his early life, development as a musician and his life as a Juilliard student in New York City. In particular, Moore talks about his interactions with Hall Overton—taking lessons at the Jazz Loft, Overton’s teaching style, and Overton’s continuing influence.

Carman Moore Transcript, 2002-2008
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Carman Moore, 8/10/04, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 10
(63.0 minutes)
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Carman Moore, 8/10/04, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 10
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Carman Moore, I, 8-10-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 10
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Carman Moore, II, ~30 min., 8-10-04, (NYC), Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 10
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Moran, Jason, 2007 August 27

Jason Moran (b. 1975) is a jazz pianist and composer. In 2009, Moran produced "IN MY MIND," a multimedia performance investigating Thelonious Monk's 1959 recording, "Monk at Town Hall." The performance included audio of conversations between Monk and Hall Overton.

In this oral history, Moran talks about the revelation of hearing W. Eugene Smith’s recordings of Thelonious Monk, in particular the work sessions with Monk and Hall Overton as they prepared for the 1959 Town Hall concert. Moran discusses Monk’s technical and artistic approach to creating music, his attitudes in person and in performances, and how the Town Hall concert was a radical experiment in jazz.

Jason Moran Transcript, 2002-2008
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Jason Moran Interview by Sam Stephenson, 8/27/07, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2007 August 27
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Morris, John, 2004 October 21

John G. Morris (b. 1916) was born in Chicago. He is a legendary photography editor, having worked with LIFE Magazine and Robert Capa's work during World War II. Morris was a longtime friend and supporter of Smith, as well as the original executor of the Smith estate.

John Morris, Brown Bag, 10/21/04, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 21
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John Morris, Brown Bag, 10/21/04, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 21
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John Morris, CDS: Lunch Talk, 10/21/04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 21
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John Morris, 10-21-04, Talk Cont'd, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 21
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John Morris, 10/22/04, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 22
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John Morris, 10/22/04, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 October 22
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John Morris, 1/2, 10-22-04, Interview @ CDS, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 22
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John G. Morris, 2/2, 10/22/04, Interview @ CDS, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 22
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John Morris, 9-29-09, CDS, int., Stephenson, Hart, Partridge present, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2009 September 29
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Neese, Al, 2001 July 05

Al Neese was born in Greensboro, NC. A jazz trumpeter, he lived in New York City from 1951-1975, where he participated in many loft jam sessions with Freddie Redd, Dannie Richmond, and others in the early 1960s.

In this oral history, Neese talks about growing up in North Carolina and moving to New York City in 1951 to pursue a life as a jazz musician. Neese lived on the Lower East Side, was involved with the jazz scene in the West Village, and spent a great deal of time at the Jazz Loft. Neese discusses W. Eugene Smith’s surreptitious recording techniques, Thelonious Monk’s work at the Jazz Loft, and other luminaries in the New York jazz community including Freddie Redd, Countess Pannonica de Koenigswarter.

Al Neese Transcript, 2002-2008
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Al Neese, 7/5/01, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2001 July 05
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0083
Norris, Walter, 2003 October 02

Walter Norris (1931-2011) was born in Little Rock, AK, and died at his home in Berlin, Germany. A jazz pianist, Norris participated in Jazz Loft jam sessions circa 1960. He also briefly lived next door at 823 Sixth Avenue. In 1977 he moved to Berlin to play with the Radio Free Berlin Orchestra.

Walter Norris, 10/2/03, I, Univ. AR, Little Rock, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 October 02
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Walter Norris, 10/2/28, II, Univ. AR, Little Rock, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 October 02
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Walter Norris, 10/3/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 October 03
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Walter Norris, 10/3/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 October 03
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Ark Hall of Fame, 10/3/03, Walter Norris, I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 October 03
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Ark Hall of Fame, 10/03/03, Walter Norris, II, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 October 03
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0079
Northern, Robert (Brother Ah), 2008 July 29

Robert Northern (b 1934), known professionally as "Brother Ah," was born in Kinston, NC, and grew up in the Bronx. Northern played the French Horn in Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall band which rehearsed in the loft with Hall Overton.

In multiple interviews, Robert “Brother Ah” Northern discusses his family’s background, including being forced to leave North Carolina after his father had an altercation with the Ku Klux Klan. He goes into detail about his musical development and his involvement with the jazz scene in New York. In particular, Northern talks about performing with Thelonious Monk at the Town Hall concert in 1959, Hall Overton’s work as a composer and arranger, his own experience as an educator and performer, and his time spent in the Korean War.

Brother ah -- wash, dc, Rbt Northern, 7-29-08, DP, SS, Ah Sound-guy, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2008 July 29
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Brother Ah, 2/2, Wash, DC, R. Northern, 7-29-08, D.P., S.S., B.A. soundguy, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2008 July 29
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Orensteen, Lou, 2000 December 01

Lou Orensteen (b. 1932) was born in Hollywood, CA. As a tenor saxophonist, he participated in loft jam sessions in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

In this oral history, Orensteen discusses his early life in California and Michigan, his time in the Korean War, and his involvement with various loft music scenes in New York City. Orensteen talks about jam sessions and musicians he frequently played with including Eric Dolphy, Sonny Clark, Jimmy Stephenson, and Tom Wayburn.

Lou Orensteen Transcript, 2002-2008
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Lou Orensteen, 12/00, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 December 01
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Overton, Dick, 2005 June 23

Brother of Hall Overton.

Dick Overton, 6/23/05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 23
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Dick Overton, 6/23/05, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 23
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Dick Overton, 6-23-05, 1/2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 23
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Dick Overton, 6-23-05, 2/2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 23
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Overton, Harvey, 2002 August 01

Harvey Overton (b. 1921) was born in Bangor, MI, the second of the three Overton brothers. He was a writer and professor of humanities at Western Michigan University. Harvey visited his brother Hall Overton in the Jazz Loft.

In multiple interviews, Overton talks about his childhood in Bangor, MI and the life and work of his brother, composer and musician Hall Overton. In particular, Harvey discusses Hall’s early involvement with bands, his education in Chicago, and his eventual death from cirrhosis of the liver. Harvey also talks about his own career and the history of the Overton family.

Harvey Overton Transcript, 2002-2008
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Harvey Overton, 3/12/02, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 March 12
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Harvey Overton, 3/12/02, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 March 12
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0089
Harvey Overton, 8-1-02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 August 01
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0091
Harvey Overton, I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, undated
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Harvey Overton, II, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, undated
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Overton, Nancy, 2002 March 01

Nancy Overton (1926-2009) was born Anne Swain in Port Washington, NY, and died in Blairstown, NJ. A vocalist, she was a member of the singing groups the Heathertones and Chordettes. She was married to Hall Overton.

In multiple interviews, Overton talks about her life as a musician and her experiences as the wife of composer Hall F. Overton. She goes into great depth about Hall Overton’s history in the Army, his teaching experiences, his relationship with W. Eugene Smith, and the health issues that lead to his death. Overton also talks about her family history with music, the development of her relationship with Hall Overton, and what it was like to spend time at the Jazz Loft.

Nancy Overton Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Nancy Overton, 3/1/02, Harvey Overton, 3/12/02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 March 01
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0090
Phil Woods, 1/15/02, Nancy Overton, 3/1/02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 March 01
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Overton, Rick, undated

Rick Overton, younger brother of Hall Overton, goes into detail about his childhood in Bangor, MI and later life in California and Oregon. He also discusses the strong musical influences in the Overton family, which helped shape his brother’s life as a composer and performer. Overton also talks about Hall’s experiences in the war and early life in New York City.

Rick Overton Transcript, 2002-2008
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Packard, Jean Cunningham, 2008 March 10

Jean Packard, formerly known as Jean Cunningham, was born in Los Angeles. A jazz pianist, she participated in Jazz Loft jam sessions in 1960.

In this oral history, Packard talks about moving to NYC and becoming involved in the jazz scene. Other musicians like Bill Takas and Ronnie Bedford helped her get gigs and introduced her to Hall Overton, from whom she took music lessons. Packard also talks about leaving New York to play piano with a touring company of “Cabaret”.

Partridge, Dan, 2008 March 24

Dan Partridge talks about his involvement with the Jazz Loft Project including his interest in Sam Stephenson’s research about W. Eugene Smith and his experience listening to the Smith recordings. In particular, Partridge talks about the technical process of analyzing the recordings and the emergence of stories and relationships in the Jazz Loft narrative.

Perkoff, Si, 2003 June 14

Si Perkoff (b 1937) was born in St. Louis, MO. He started classical piano lessons when he was seven years old, and in 1957-58 he studied under Hall Overton at the loft.

In this oral history, Perkoff talks about his development as a musician, including his early interest in boogie woogie music and how that lead to an education at California School of Fine Arts. Perkoff also goes into details about his time spent in New York City as a musician, as a student of Hall Overton, and his brief incarceration at Riker’s for marijuana possession.

Simon Perkoff Transcript, 2002-2008
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Si Perkoff, I, 6/14/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 14
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0093
Si Perkoff, II, 6/14/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 14
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0094
Si Perkoff, I, 6/14/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 June 14
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Si Perkoff, II, 6/14/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 June 14
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0091
Pierce, Bill, 2004 September 14

Bill Pierce (b 1935) was born in Waterbury, CT. A photographer with a background in theater, he was a longtime friend and associate of Gene Smith. Pierce introduced Smith to future collaborator Carole Thomas, who also came from a theater background. Pierce named his son William Eugene after Smith.

In this oral history, Pierce discusses his personal background and education, as well as his development as an artist. He also talks about working W. Eugene Smith and goes into specific detail about Smith’s creative and technical processes.

Bill Pierce Transcript, 2002-2008
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Bill Pierce, 9/14/04, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Bill Pierce, 9/14/04, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Bill Pierce, 9/14/04, III, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Bill Pierce, 9/14/04, IV, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Bill Pierce, 9-14-04, 1/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Bill Pierce, 9-14-04, [2] of 3, Jumps to Pierce-end @ 59:25, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Bill Pierce, 9-14-04, 3/3 tapes, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Ben Riley, 9-12-04, 1/2, Village Vanguard, Bill Pierce, 9-14 at very end, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 14
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0096
Redd, Freddie, 2003 June 20

Freddie Redd, Jr., (b 1928) was born in New York City. A jazz pianist, Redd participated in many jam sessions in the loft in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was the composer and pianist for Jack Gelber’s 1959 play, The Connection, which opened at the Living Theater on 14th Street and Sixth Avenue. Redd remembers the opening night party being at the Jazz Loft.

In this oral history, Redd talks about his musical background, his experiences as a member of the Army in World War II, and his involvement with the New York City jazz scene. Spending two years at the Jazz Loft building, Redd discusses gigs and jam sessions he participated in, as well as his interactions with musicians including Charlie Parker. Redd also talks about composing the soundtrack for “The Connection”, a play which depicted the music and drug culture prevalent in the Village during the 1950's.

Freddie Redd, 6/20/03, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 20
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Freddy Redd, 6/20/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 June 20
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0095
Reich, Steve, 2007 December 5

Steve Reich (b 1936) is a world-renowned composer who studied with Hall Overton, Vincent Persichetti, and Luciano Berio among others. He attended Cornell University, the Juilliard School, and Mills College. Reich is most notably recognized for his work in the field of minimal music.

In this oral history, Reich discusses his musical education at Cornell and later, with Hall Overton and Vincent Persichetti. Reich goes into detail about Overton’s teaching style and philosophy, the value of what he learned in lessons, and what it was like to visit the Jazz Loft.

Steve Reich 12.05.07, Compact disc, 2007 December 5
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Reilly, Jack, 2007 January 13

Jack Reilly (b. 1932) was born on Staten Island, New York. He studied piano at Manhattan School of Music, and later he studied jazz piano and composition under Hall Overton, becoming his longtime friend and associate.

In this oral history, Reilly talks about his musical education including studying with Lennie Tristano, attending the Manhattan School of Music, and taking lessons from Hall Overton at the Jazz Loft. Reilly also goes into detail about his work as an educator on Staten Island and his memories of playing gigs in New York City.

Jack Reilly Transcript, 2002-2008
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Jack Reilly, 1/13/07, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2007 January 13
(63.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0100
Jack Reilly, 1/13/07, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2007 January 13
(56.0 minutes)
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Riley, Ben, 2004 September 12

Ben Riley (b 1933) was born in Savannah, GA. A drummer, Riley participated in Thelonious Monk’s big band rehearsals in the loft in 1964.

Ben Riley, 9-12-04, 1/2, Village Vanguard, Bill Pierce, 9-14 at very end, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 12
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Ben Riley, 9-12-04, Tape # 2/2, Village Vanguard, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 September 12
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Robinson, Perry, 2004 August 11

Perry Robinson (b 1938) was born in New York City. A composer and clarinet player, he participated in loft jam sessions circa 1963-64.

Jeremy Steig, Perry Robinson, 8/11/04, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Jeremy Steig, Perry Robinson, 8/11/04, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Jeremy Steig, 8-11-04, Perry Robinson, I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Jeremy Steig & Perry Robinson, II, 8-11-04, at Steig's Apt., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Rosenberg, Sam, 2006 October 09

Sam Rosenberg was the longtime family owner of Superior Florist, located across the street from the loft, and seen in many Smith photographs from his window.

In this oral history, Rosenberg discusses the Flower District in New York City, with particular attention to the artistic and creative community that flourished there in the 1950's and 1960’s. Rosenberg also talks about his family’s history and his father’s flower shop. Of particular note are Rosenberg’s memories of W. Eugene Smith, whom he remembered seeing around the neighborhood.

Sam Rosenberg Transcript, 2002-2008
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Sam Rosenberg, 10/9/06, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 October 09
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Sam Rosenberg, Flowers, 10-9-06, Dan Partridge, Sam Stephenson, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 October 09
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0098
Rosenthal, Mel, 2004 October 07

Mel Rosenthal (b. 1940) was born in South Bronx. He studied photography with Gene Smith in the loft and became a well known photographer, activist, and professor.

Mel Rosenthal, 1/1, 10-7-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 October 07
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Rothman, David, 2006 October 10

David Rothman was a framemaker in New York City, the son of artist and frame shop owner Henry Rothman, whose shop was half a block away from the loft on 28th Street. Rothman wandered into the loft at age 14 in the late 1950’s and remembers seeing Art Farmer and Jimmy Guiffre there. Later on in life, he rekindled a friendship with David X. Young and was appointed executor of his estate.

In this oral history, Rothman talks about his father’s framing business, which was right around the corner from the Jazz Loft Building in New York City. Rothman’s father met David X. Young and helped him become acquainted with the people who owned the Jazz Loft building. Rothman also talks about the history of the Flower District, the scene at the Jazz Loft, his own interest and experience with music, and his friendship later in life with Young.

David Rothman Transcripts, 2002-2008
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David Rothman, 10/10/06, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 October 10
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David Rothman, 10-10-06, Frameshop, 1/2, Sam S, Dan P., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 October 10
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David Rothman, 10-10-06, 2/2, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 October 10
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Russo, Charles, 2006 October 09

Charles Russo (1926-2012) was born in Pittsburgh, PA. At the close of World War II, Russo met Hall Overton in Germany when both were assigned to the 32nd Armored Regiment Band. They reconnected in the late 1940s when Russo studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Hall at Juilliard. He took jazz lessons from Overton in the loft, in exchange for painting Overton's ceiling. Russo had a long and distinguished career, playing with numerous orchestras including his position as Principal Clarinet in the New York City Opera.

In this oral history, Russo discusses his musical background, his educational experiences at Manhattan School of Music, and his friendship with Hall Overton that began during World War II. Russo also talks about the limitations placed on jazz musicians by other “professional” musicians and establishments.

Charles Russo Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Charles Russo, 10/9/06, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 October 09
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Charles Russo, 10/9/06, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 October 09
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Charles Russo, 10/9/06, III, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 October 09
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Sibley, Dave, 2005 October 17

Dave Sibley (1934-2008) was born in Pineville, LA and died in Columbus, OH. A jazz bassist, he lived in the loft in the summer of 1961 and participated in many sessions that summer.

In this oral history Dave Sibley and his wife Deanne discuss their experiences at the Jazz Loft, the story of their relationship, and the jazz scene in New York City. Specifically, the Sibleys talk about saxophonist Lin Halliday, the New York drug culture, and the racial/social issues amongst jazz musicians in the 1960’s.

Dave and Deanne Sibley Transcript, 2002-2008
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Dave & Deanne Sibley, I, 10/17/05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 October 17
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Dave Sibley, II, 10/17/05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 October 17
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Dave Sibley, 10-17-05, Columbus Ohio, Dan Partridge, Sam Stephenson, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 October 17
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Dave Sibley, 10-17-05, Columbus, Ohio, Dan P., Sam S., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 October 17
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Dave Sibley, 10-17-05, Columbus, Ohio, D.P., S.S., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 October 17
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Sibley, Deanne, 2005 October 17

Deanne Sibley (b. 1940) was born in Boston and married Dave Sibley in 1961. She visited Dave often from Boston in the summer of 1961 (when he was at the loft), before thir marriage in August.

In this oral history Dave Sibley and his wife Deanne discuss their experiences at the Jazz Loft, the story of their relationship, and the jazz scene in New York City. Specifically, the Sibleys talk about saxophonist Lin Halliday, the New York drug culture, and the racial/social issues amongst jazz musicians in the 1960’s.

Dave and Deanne Sibley Transcript, 2002-2008
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Dave & Deanne Sibley, I, 10/17/05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 October 17
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Simpkins, Dr. Cuthbert, 2008 March 19

Cuthbert O. Simpkins, Jr., MD (b. 1947) was born in Chicago, IL. While in medical school at Harvard, he wrote the first biography of jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane. He became a trauma surgeon, researcher, and activist.

In this oral history, Simpkins talks about his upbringing in Louisiana, his early exposure to music, and his medical training and practice. Also of particular note is Simpkins’ discussion about a John Coltrane biography he wrote.

Singleton, Alvin, undated

Alvin Singleton talks about growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, amongst many jazz musicians. Singleton discusses studying with Hall Overton at the Jazz Loft, as well as his other educational experiences with composers including Charles Wuorinen, Roger Sessions, and Gunther Schuller.

Alvin Singleton Transcript, 2002-2008
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Smith, Kevin and Maggie Smith, 2008 June 29

Maggie Smith was the wife of W. Eugene Smith and the mother of Kevin Eugene Smith.

In this oral history, Maggie and Kevin Smith discuss their lives and relationship with W. Eugene Smith. Maggie talks about her own work as a photographer at great length. Great detail is given about Gene Smith’s mentality, work ethic, creative process, and family dynamics. Also discussed are Smith’s exhibitions and publications.

Smith, Patrick, Phyllis Smith, Shana Smith Rasmus, and Marissa Smith, 2005 May 10

Patrick Smith is W. Eugene Smith’s son, and one of the children depicted in Smith’s most famous photograph, "The Walk to Paradise Garden". Phyllis Smith is Patrick Smith's wife and W. Eugene Smith's daughter-in-law.

Marissa Smith is W. Eugene Smith’s daughter, named after a flamenco dancer named Marissa Flores.

Shana Smith Rasmus, born in Croton, NY, is W. Eugene Smith’s daughter. She is documented in a memorable photograph of her standing on the railing of the stairwell inside the loft building.

In this oral history, Smith family members--Pat, Shana, and Phyllis--talk about W. Eugene Smith’s life in depth, particularly his relationships with his wives and children, his creativity and artistic output, and their memories of the Jazz Loft building. Of particular note is their discussion of Smith’s drug addiction, family interactions and conflicts over the years, the Smith children’s personal and professional development over the years. Other people mentioned include photographer Jim Karales, family friend Ivan Tentchoff, and Smith’s wife Aileen M. Smith.

In another interview Pat Smith and Ivan Tentchoff discuss the dynamics of the Smith household, their own friendship, and W. Eugene’s Smith life and work. In particular, Pat talks about his father’s creative process and borderline obsessive behavior when it came to making art. Ivan talks about befriending the family and looking out for Pat during Smith’s frequent absences.

Ivan Tentchoff/Pat Smith Transcript, 2002-2008
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Ivan Tentchoff, Pat Smith, 9/22/05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 September 22
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Pat Smith, Shana Rasmus, 5-10-05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 May 10
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0111
Pat Smith, Shana Rasmus, 5-10-05, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 May 10
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0112
Pat & Phyllis Smith, w/Sister Marissa Rasmus, 5-10-05, Some w/no DAT, around house, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 May 10
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Pat & Phyllis Smith w/ Marissa Smith - Rasmus, 5/10/5, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 May 10
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0106
Snead, Terrell, 2005 October 20

Terrell Snead (b. 1941) is the daughter of the Smith family’s beloved housekeeper, Jazmine Twyman, both of whom lived in the Smith home in Croton-on-Hudson with the family beginning around 1950.

In this oral history, Snead discusses her relationship with W. Eugene Smith and his family. As a tenant of the Smith household, Snead became quite close with Smith’s children and talks in great detail about the dynamics of the family.

Terrell Snead, 10/20/05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 October 20
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0113
Soybel, Arthur, 2007 July 18

Arthur Soybel was an attorney who negotiated W. Eugene Smith's divorce from his wife Aileen in the mid-1970's.

Arthur Soybel, 7/18/07, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2007 July 18
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0115
Steig, Jeremy, 2004 August 11

Jeremy Steig (b. 1942) is the son of artist William Steig. A jazz flautist, Jeremy participated in a number of jam sessions in the loft between 1963 and 1964, whith Chick Corea and others.

Jeremy Steig, Perry Robinson, 8/11/04, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0102
Jeremy Steig, Perry Robinson, 8/11/04, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Jeremy Steig, 8-11-04, Perry Robinson, I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Jeremy Steig & Perry Robinson, II, 8-11-04, at Steig's Apt., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0108
Stephenson, Sam, 2004 August 11

Sam Stephenson is a writer--affiliated with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University--whose research and documentation of W. Eugene Smith's life has yielded two books, "Dream Street" and "The Jazz Loft Project". Stephenson is also working on a comprehensive Smith biography.

8-22-07, Lois Deloatch, Sam Stephenson, Aaron Greenwald, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0027
Sam Stephenson, Talk I., 8-11-04, Bill Crow, Dick Katz, Center for Jewish History, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Stephenson Talk Cont'd (II), Plus Bill Crow & Dick Katz , at Center for Jewish History, 8-11-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 11
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0110
Stevenson, James, 2003 June 16

James "Jimmy" Stevenson (1939-2010) was born in Detroit, MI. A bassist, he was a fifth floor loft resident from 1961-1964, during which time he hosted many great jam sessions. There were so many sessions with so many different musicians that Gene Smith took to simply writing “Jimmy Jam” on reels recorded in Stevenson’s space.

In this oral history, Stevenson discusses arriving in New York City with other musicians and becoming almost immediately strung out on drugs. He also talks about his family history with music, his relationship with W. Eugene Smith, and his encounters with musicians at the Jazz Loft including Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Chick Corea, Sonny Clark, and Zoot Sims.

James Stevenson Transcript, 2002-2008
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James Stevenson, 6/16/03, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 16
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0116
James Stevenson, 6/16/03, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 16
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0117
James Stevenson, 6/16/03, III, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 16
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0118
James Stevenson, I, 6/16/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 June 16
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0111
James Stevenson, II, 6/16/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 June 16
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0112
James Stevenson, III, 6/16/03, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 June 16
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0113
Suris, Sherry, 2004 August 12

Sherry Suris was a young freelance photographer from New York when she became romantically involved with Gene Smith at the end of his marriage to Aileen. Sherry was with him in Tucson at the end of his life.

Sherry Suris, 8-12-04, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 12
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0119
Tentchoff, Ivan, 2005 September 22

Ivan Tentchoff, a school teacher, and his wife, Marilyn, were very close to the Smith family. He was something of a surrogate father for the Smith children in Croton-on-Hudson.

In this oral history, Pat Smith (son of W. Eugene Smith) and Ivan Tentchoff discuss the dynamics of the Smith household, their own friendship, and W. Eugene’s Smith life and work. In particular, Pat talks about his father’s creative process and borderline obsessive behavior when it came to making art. Ivan talks about befriending the family and looking out for Pat during Smith’s frequent absences.

Ivan Tentchoff/Pat Smith Transcript, 2002-2008
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Ivan Tentchoff, Pat Smith, 9/22/05, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 September 22
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0114
Thomas, Carole, 2003 June 20

Carole Thomas (b. 1941) was born in New York, NY. She came to Gene Smith as a student in 1959. They subsequently fell in love and had an on-and-off relationship because of Smith's problems with alcohol and drugs. She lived in the Jazz Loft building with him from 1959-1968, and her support was probably essential to him staying alive and accomplishing what he did during that period. Thomas was an artist and designer with a background in theater design, which made her a perfect companion for Smith, who was fascinated by the visual qualities of theater throughout his life. She comes across in conversation as a very sharp and sympathetic figure on many of Smith’s loft tapes.

In this oral history, Thomas talks about her time as W. Eugene Smith’s assistant and goes into great detail about Smith’s creative process, his health struggles and addictions, and his relationships with other artists and musicians. Thomas also discusses the Jazz Loft and its many visitors/inhabitants including Roland Kirk, Ronnie Free, and Freddy Greenwell. Other topics include Thomas’s personal life in New York City and California and her personal development as an artist.

Carole Thomas Transcript, 2002-2008
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Carole Thomas, 6/20/03, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 20
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0120
Carole Thomas, 6/20/03, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 June 20
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0121
Tofani, Dave, 2004 August 12

Dave Tofani was born in Williamsport, PA. While majoring in saxophone and clarinet performance at the Juilliard School, Tofani studied under Hall Overton. He later played in a band with Overton and Lee Konitz that rehearsed often in the Jazz Loft.

Dave Tofani, 8-12-04, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 12
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0122
Dave Tofani, 8/12/04, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2004 August 12
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0123
Dave Tofani, I, 8-12-04, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 12
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0114
Dave Tofani, II, 8-12-04, ~23 min., Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2004 August 12
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0115
Tolliver, Charles, undated

Charles Tolliver (b 1942) was born in Jacksonville, FL. A trumpter and bandleader, Tolliver participated in jam sessions circa 1963-64. He was featured in the 2009 reenactment the 50th anniversary of Thelonious Monk's historic Town Hall concert.

John Bouille, Charles Tolliver, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, undated
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0015
Turner, Beth, 2009 September 23

Beth Turner conributed to the Jazz Loft Project.

Beth Turner - CDS, 9-23-09, Sam S., Dan P., [illegible], Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2009 September 23
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0116
Vestal, David, 2005 September 20

David Vestal (b 1924) was born in Menlo Park, CA. He was an accomplished photographer and writer. Vestal made a great photograph of Smith after he came across him wandering around Sixth Avenue in the mid-1960s after his loft had been robbed by junkies. Vestal also wrote one of the best pieces about Smith ever published, attempting to debunk the mythology surrounding Smith’s battles with Life’s editors. The article, “A Great Unknown Photographer – W. Eugene Smith,” was published in Popular Photography in December 1966.

In this oral history, Vestal goes into great detail about his background and training as a photographer, including stories about attending the Art Institute, studying Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, and taking classes with Sid Grossman of the famed Photo League. Vestal also discusses W. Eugene Smith life, work, and relationships at length.

David Vestal Transcript, 2002-2008
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David Vestal, 9/20/05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 September 20
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0124
David Vestal, 9/20/05, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 September 20
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0125
David Vestal, 9/20/05, III, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 September 20
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0126
David Vestal, 9-20-05, Bethlehem, NY, 1/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 September 20
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0117
David Vestel, 2/3, 9-20-05, Bethlehem, NY, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 September 20
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0118
David Vestal, 9-20-05, Bethlehem, NY, 3/3, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 September 20
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0119
Vlachos, Mitchell, 2006 October 10

Harry Mitchell Vlachos (1926-2010) was born in New York, NY. He inherited and owned his father's flower shop-- Vlachos Wholesale Florist--which still operates today on 28th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, a couple of doors down from Zero Mostel’s loft and near the Jazz Loft.

In this oral history, Vlachos discusses the Flower District in New York City, his father’s flower shop, and the neighborhood culture during the time of the Jazz Loft. Vlachos goes into detail about local businesses, city politics, and his family history.

Mitchell Vlachos Transcript, 2002-2008
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Mitchell Vlachos, 10/10/06, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2006 October 10
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(Harry) "Mitchell" Vlachos, 10-10-6, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2006 October 10
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0120
Wald, Ted, 2005 June 25

Ted Wald (b 1929) was born in New York City. He was a bass player who took part in many loft jam sessions in the early 1960s. In the summer of 1961, he met teenager Virginia McEwan in the loft and married her many years later, and they eventually settled together in Port Townsend, WA.

In multiple interviews, the Walds talk about their experiences at the Jazz Loft (where they first met in 1961) and their interactions with of its inhabitants and visitors including Freddy Greenwell, Tom Wayburn, and Lee Konitz. Ted discusses what it was like to perform at gigs in the city and making jazz recordings. Both talk about W. Eugene Smith and his living space in the Jazz Loft. Virginia also talks about her relationships with other musicians including Paul Butterfield and Lin Halliday (who first took her to the Jazz Loft). Of particular note is Virginia’s story about Lin Halliday and Sonny Clark taking drugs in the 4th floor hallway of the Jazz Loft building.

Ted and Virginia Wald Transcript, 2002-2008
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Ted Wald, 6-25-05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0128
Ted Wald, 6-25-05, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0129
Ted Wald, 6-25-05, III, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0130
Ted & Virginia Wald, 6-25-05, IV, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0131
Ted Wald, 1/3, Port Townsend, WA, 6/25/05, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0121
Ted Wald, 2/3, 6-25-05, (+ Virginia Wald), 2/5, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0122
Ted Wald, 3/3 (3/5 w/Virginia), 6-25-05, Port Townsend, WA, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0123
Virginia Wald, w/Ted Wald, 1/2, 6/[?]/05, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0124
Virginia Wald + Ted Wald, 6/25/05, 2/2 = End of Day, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0125
Wald, Virginia, 2005 June 25

Virginia Wald (b 1944) was born in Wilmington, DE. In May of 1961, Wald left her home in Cincinnati to accompany her boyfriend, saxophonist Lin Halliday to New York. The couple frequently visited the loft, where Wald also completed lessons for high school correspondence courses. During the summer of 1961, Wald revived pianist Sonny Clark by performing amateur CPR after he collapsed from a heroin overdose. Today, she lives in Port Townsend, Washington, with her husband, bassist Ted Wald, whom she originally met at 821 Sixth Avenue.

In multiple interviews, the Walds talk about their experiences at the Jazz Loft (where they first met in 1961) and their interactions with of its inhabitants and visitors including Freddy Greenwell, Tom Wayburn, and Lee Konitz. Ted discusses what it was like to perform at gigs in the city and making jazz recordings. Both talk about W. Eugene Smith and his living space in the Jazz Loft. Virginia also talks about her relationships with other musicians including Paul Butterfield and Lin Halliday (who first took her to the Jazz Loft). Of particular note is Virginia’s story about Lin Halliday and Sonny Clark taking drugs in the 4th floor hallway of the Jazz Loft building.

Ted and Virginia Wald Transcript, 2002-2008
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Ted & Virginia Wald, 6-25-05, IV, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0131
Virginia Wald, 6-25-05, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0132
Ted Wald, 1/3, Port Townsend, WA, 6/25/05, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0121
Ted Wald, 2/3, 6-25-05, (+ Virginia Wald), 2/5, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0122
Ted Wald, 3/3 (3/5 w/Virginia), 6-25-05, Port Townsend, WA, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0123
Virginia Wald, w/Ted Wald, 1/2, 6/[?]/05, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0124
Virginia Wald + Ted Wald, 6/25/05, 2/2 = End of Day, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2005 June 25
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0125
Warren, Butch, undated
Butch Warren Transcript, 2002-2008
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Wayburn, Tommy, 2003 May 28

Thomas Wayburn (b 1934) was born and raised in Detroit, MI. A jazz drummer, Wayburn lived next door to 821 Sixth Avenue for a while and was there often in the early 1960s. He had a job translating Russian journals into English and he can be heard talking about this on Smith’s tapes. He later became a chemical engineer.

In this oral history, Wayburn talks about his development as a musician including his studies with Lennie Tristano, his work as a chemical engineer, and his relationships with various jazz performers including Lou Orensteen, Sonny Clark, and Jimmy Stevenson. Wayburn talks about the loft culture in great detail, mentioning the rehearsals and jam sessions that happened in his own space, as well as others that happened at the Jazz Loft on 6th Avenue. Also of note is Wayburn’s discussion of W. Eugene Smith and his memories of other musicians who happened to be at the Jazz Loft.

Tom Wayburn Transcript, 2002-2008
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Tom Wayburn, 5/28/03, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 May 28
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0133
Tom Wayburn, 5/28/03, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 May 28
(65.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0134
Tom Wayburn, 5/28/03, III, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 May 28
(13.0 minutes)
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0135
Tom Wayburn, I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 May 28
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0126
Tom Wayburn, II, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 May 28
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0127
Williams, Howard, 2001 May 17

Howard Williams was born in Little Rock, AR. Williams, a pianist, was one of several musicians from Little Rock who found their way to the loft at 821 Sixth Avenue. Williams lived in 823 Sixth Avenue around 1959 and remembers hearing Thelonious Monk and Hall Overton working in the loft by themselves and later with Monk’s full Town Hall band.

In this oral history, Williams talks about the importance of the loft to the development of the jazz music scene in New York. In particular, Williams talks about living in the building next door to the Jazz Loft, his interactions with Eugene Smith, and his memory of hearing Thelonious Monk’s rehearsals for the 1959 Town Hall Concert.

Howard Williams Transcript, 2002-2008
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Howard Williams, 5/17/01, Ira Jackson, 5/19/01, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2001 May 17
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0060
Wilson, John, 2003 July 27

John Wilson was a jazz trumpeter. He participated in several recording sessions with Jimmy Raney and Hall Overton in the mid-1950s and attended jam sessions and rehearsals in the Jazz Loft.

In this oral history, Wilson discusses his musical background, his time in the Army during World War II, and his involvement with the loft jazz scene in New York City. Wilson talks about studying at the Manhattan School of Music, playing with the Benny Goodman Band, and his experiences interacting with various people at the Jazz Loft including Jimmy Stevenson and Zoot Sims

John Wilson Transcript, 2002-2008
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John Wilson, 7/27/03, I, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 July 27
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0136
John Wilson, 7/27/03, II, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2003 July 27
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John Wilson, 7/27/03, I, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 July 27
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0128
John Wilson, 7/27/03, II, Mini-dv videocassette, Recorder original, 2003 July 27
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Video-cassette RL10001-MDV-0129
Woods, Phil, 2002 January 15

Phil Woods (b 1931) was born in Springfield, MA. An alto saxophonist, he studied with Hall Overton early in his career and participated in many jam sessions at the loft. Woods was also a member of Thelonious Monk’s big bands that rehearsed in the loft in 1959, 1963, and 1964.

In multiple interviews, Woods talks about coming to NYC at age 15, attending Manhattan School of Music, and becoming deeply involved with the jazz scene. Woods also goes into great detail about playing at Birdland with Dizzy Gillespie, performing with Thelonious Monk at the 1959 Town Hall Concert, his relationship with Zoot Sims, and his experiences at the Jazz Loft with a host of musicians.

Phil Woods Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Phil Woods, 1/15/02, Nancy Overton, 3/1/02, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2002 January 15
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0092
Woodson, Dorrie, 2008 April 09

Dorrie Woodson (b 1934) was born in Salisbury, PA. A pianist, she moved to New York in 1955 and found her way to 821 Sixth Avenue on the suggestion of Teddy Charles, whom she had met a few months earlier at a gig in Baltimore. At 821 she met photographer Harold Feinstein, who lived there at the time, and the two married and lived together in the loft until 1957.

In this oral history, Woodson talks about her relationship with photographer Harold Feinstein and their experiences living at the Jazz Loft. Woodson also discusses her background as a musician and her memories about performing jazz music in New York City.

Dorrie Woodson, 11/12/10, Compact disc, Transcription copy, 2010 November 12
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Audio-CD RL10001-CD-0056
Dorrie Woodson, 4/9/08, Compact disc, Transcription copy, 2008 April 09
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Audio-CD RL10001-CD-0057
Yellin, Pete, 2000 October 28

In this oral history, saxophonist Pete Yellin talks about coming onto the New York jazz scene in the 1950’s, where he met Ronnie Cuber at a very young age. Yellin goes into detail about playing at jam sessions in various lofts, including Jimmy Stevenson’s, Tom Wayburn’s, and the building known as the Jazz Loft. Also of note are Yellin’s memories about Sonny Clark, Gil Coggins, Lin Halliday, and Ron Free.

Pete Yellin Transcript, 2002-2008
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Ronnie Cuber 10/26/00, Pete Yellin 10/28/00, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2000 October 28
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0020
Young, David X., 1998 June 07

David X. Young (1930-2001) was born in Eastham, Massachusetts. A painter interested in jazz music, he moved into the fifth floor of the loft at 821 Sixth Avenue with Overton, Cary, and Feinstein in 1954. Young bought a piano and opened the loft to jazz musicians. He moved to a different loft in 1960, where he lived until his death.

David X. Young/Eugene Smith Transcripts, 2002-2008
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Zitrin, Arthur, 2007 July 16

Arthur Zitrin (b 1918) was an imminent psychiatrist affiliated with New York University Medical School and Bellevue Hospital. He also co-produced several historical documentaries and was an avid anti-death penalty activist.

In this oral history, Zitrin discusses his affiliation with Bellevue Hospital, his experiences co-producing documentary movies, and his memories about fellow psychiatrist Nathan Kline. W. Eugene Smith was once admitted to Bellevue and, later on, sought out care from Nathan Kline. While Zitrin did not know Smith, he talks about the dangers of alcoholism, Kline's psychiatric methods, and what Smith's illnesses might have been like.

Arthur Zitrin, 7-16-07, Digital audio tape, Recorder original, 2007 July 16
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Audio-cassette RL10001-DAT-0138

Research Notes, Articles, and Materials

This series contains documentation of research undertaken by Sam Stephenson, Dan Partridge, and other Jazz Loft Project assistants, and includes articles, images, notes, printouts of various resources from the internet, and ephemera. Subjects researched include the life and work of jazz musicians related to the Jazz Loft; many facets of New York City history including architecture, crime statistics, music and musicians, artists and artistic spaces, the Flower District, the West Village, and prostitution; and individuals directly related to the Jazz Loft building, including Dick Cary, Thelonious Monk, Hall Overton, and David X. Young.

Ansel Adams, undated
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Agee, 2005
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Toshiko Akiyoshi, 2003
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Calvin Albert, 2006
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Mose Allison, 2005
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Michael Almereyda, 2004
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Frank Amoss, 2005
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Roberta Arnold, 2000
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David Amram, 2003-2004
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TJ Anderson (Composer), 2004
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Chuck Andrus, 2007
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Ron Anthony, 2005
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Diane Arbus, undated
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Larry Austin, 2003
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Edgar Bateman, 2003
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Avakian Brothers, 2003
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Astrologer Ellen Bach, undated
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Jeanne Baer, 2003
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Lars Bagge, 2003
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David Parker, 2004
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Danny Barker/Banjo Party, 2003
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Whitney Balliet, 2002
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Lucy (Guerlac) Battersby, 2004
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Ronnie Bedford, undated
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John Berg, 2006
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Warren Bernhardt, 2005-2006
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Eddie Burt, 2000
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Hal Bigler, 2003-2004
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Loran Blacklock, 2004-2006
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Carla Bley, undated
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Paul Bley, 2003-2004
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Dupree Bolton, undated
Box 1
Folder 32
(Richard) Dick Borden, 2005
Box 1
Folder 33
Eduourd Boubet, 2007
Box 1
Folder 34
Stan Brakage, undated
Box 1
Folder 35
Dollar Brand-Abdullah Ibrahim, undated
Box 1
Folder 36
Buzz Brunner, 2005
Box 1
Folder 37
Henry Cartier-Bresson, 2006
Box 1
Folder 38
Bob Brookmeyer, 2003
Box 1
Folder 39
John Benson Brooks, 2004
Box 1
Folder 40
Roy Brooks, 2005
Box 1
Folder 41
Dan Budnick, 2005
Box 1
Folder 42
Vinnie Burk, undated
Box 1
Folder 43
Nico Bunick, 2006
Box 1
Folder 44
Maude Callen, undated
Box 1
Folder 45
James Caplinger-Kansas Smith Cousins, 2005
Box 1
Folder 46
Hamilton Carson, 2004
Box 1
Folder 47
Dick Cary, 2006-2009
Box 1
Folder 48
Dolph Castellano, 2003
Box 1
Folder 49
Talib Rasul Hakim AKA Stephen Alexander Chambers, 2004
Box 1
Folder 50
Teddy Charles, 2003-2005
Box 1
Folder 51
Don Chastain, 2005-2006
Box 1
Folder 52
Sonny Clark, 2007
Box 1
Folder 53
Joe Cocuzzo, 2005
Box 1
Folder 54
Gil Coggins, RIP, 2004
Box 1
Folder 55
John Cohen, 2004
Box 1
Folder 56
Al Cohn, 2003
Box 1
Folder 57
Ornette Coleman, 2007
Box 1
Folder 58
Columby, 2004
Box 1
Folder 59
Alice Coltrane, undated
Box 1
Folder 60
Clarence Cooper, Jr., 2006
Box 1
Folder 61
Arlene "Corwin," 2009
Box 1
Folder 62
Eddie Costa, 2005
Box 1
Folder 63
Clyde Cox, 2005
Box 1
Folder 64
Bill Crow, 2004
Box 1
Folder 65
Ronnie Cuber, 2000-2004
Box 1
Folder 66
Bob and Jenne Cunningham, 2003
Box 1
Folder 67
Mike Cuozzo, 2005
Box 1
Folder 68
Salvador Dali Happening, 2004
Box 1
Folder 69
Salvador Dali, 2003-2005
Box 1
Folder 70
Sonny Dallas, 2007
Box 1
Folder 71
Phil Dante, 2003-2004
Box 1
Folder 72
Ted D'Arms, undated
Box 1
Folder 73
Dennis Russell Davies, 2005
Box 1
Folder 74
Bob Decelle, 2004
Box 1
Folder 75
Peter Maxwell Davies, 2003
Box 1
Folder 76
Charles Davis, 2005
Box 1
Folder 77
Charles Deforest, 2004-2006
Box 1
Folder 78
Jacob Deschin, 2007
Box 1
Folder 79
Norman Diamond, 2005
Box 1
Folder 80
Dottie Dodgion, 2004
Box 1
Folder 81
Eric Dolphy, 2003
Box 1
Folder 82
Bob Dorough, 2005
Box 1
Folder 83
Lou Draper, 2003
Box 1
Folder 84
Frank Driggs, 2005
Box 1
Folder 85
Eddie Duran, undated
Box 1
Folder 86
Manny Duran, 2003
Box 1
Folder 87
Bob Dylan, 2005
Box 1
Folder 88
Martin Eagle, 2003
Box 1
Folder 89
Jon Eardley, 2008
Box 1
Folder 90
Norman Edge, 2005
Box 1
Folder 91
Bruce Eisenbeil, 2003
Box 1
Folder 92
Bob Elliot, 2006
Box 1
Folder 93
Don Ellis, 2003
Box 1
Folder 94
James Enyeart, 2006
Box 1
Folder 95
Bill Evans, 2005
Box 1
Folder 96
Gil Evans, 2003
Box 1
Folder 97
Medgar Evers, undated
Box 1
Folder 98
Dick Cary Diaries-1954 [Restricted], undated
Box 1
Folder 99
Dick Cary Diaries-1954 [Restricted], undated
Box 1
Folder 100
Dick Cary Diaries-1955-1959 [Restricted], undated
Box 1
Folder 101
Dick Cary Diaries-1955-1959 [Restricted], undated
Box 1
Folder 102
Dick Cary Diaries-1955-1959 [Restricted], undated
Box 1
Folder 103
Dick Cary Diaries-1955-1959 [Restricted], undated
Box 1
Folder 104
Joseph McGuire, 2005
Box 1
Folder 105
Jack Reilly, 2006
Box 1
Folder 106
Tenderloin Playbill, 1960
Box 1
Folder 107
Frederick Franck, 2004
Box 1
Folder 108
Basil Rathbone "Julius Caeser" Playbill, 1950
Box 1
Folder 109
Chasing the Rising Sun/Ted Anthony, undated
Box 1
Folder 110
Magnum/Saga of Eugene Smith, undated
Box 1
Folder 111
Heroin Panic-1960's, 2005
Box 1
Folder 112
Herbert Huncke Reader, undated
Box 1
Folder 113
Jane Getz Manuscript, 2009
Box 1
Folder 114
Jane Getz Manuscript, 2009
Box 1
Folder 115
Will Faller, undated
Box 1
Folder 116
Harold Feinstein, ca. 1988
Box 1
Folder 117
Ruth Fetske, 2004
Box 1
Folder 118
Marissa Flores, 2005
Box 1
Folder 119
Marty Forscher, 2004
Box 1
Folder 120
Charley Fox, 2004
Box 1
Folder 121
Ronnie Free, 2004-2005
Box 2
Folder 1
Robert Frank, 2004
Box 2
Folder 2
Art Freed, 2003
Box 2
Folder 3
Dave Frishberg, 2003
Box 2
Folder 4
Tony Fruscella, undated
Box 2
Folder 5
Curtis Fuller, 2006
Box 2
Folder 6
Paul Fusco, 2004
Box 2
Folder 7
Helen Gee/Limelight, 2005
Box 2
Folder 8
Jane Getz, 2004
Box 2
Folder 9
Dan Gioia/NEA Jazz, undated
Box 2
Folder 10
Jimmy Giuffre, 1998-2005
Box 2
Folder 11
Dorrie Glenn, undated
Box 2
Folder 12
Eddie Gomez, 2003
Box 2
Folder 13
Cyra Greene, 2005
Box 2
Folder 14
Stanley Greene, 2004-2005
Box 2
Folder 15
Freddie Greenwell, 2003
Box 2
Folder 16
Bob Greger, undated
Box 2
Folder 17
Dick Griffin, 2004
Box 2
Folder 18
Henry Grimes, 2003
Box 2
Folder 19
Sid Grossman, 2006-2007
Box 2
Folder 20
Gigi Gryce, 2003
Box 2
Folder 21
Wayne Gutierrez, 2005
Box 2
Folder 22
Ahmed Abdul-Malik, 2003
Box 2
Folder 23
Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, undated
Box 2
Folder 24
Wingy Malone, 2004
Box 2
Folder 25
Lucas Mason, 2005
Box 2
Folder 26
Joe Masters, 2004-2007
Box 2
Folder 27
Earl May, 2004
Box 2
Folder 28
Grace Mayer, 2005
Box 2
Folder 29
Dave McKenna, 2003
Box 2
Folder 30
Ray/Chris McKenna, 2004
Box 2
Folder 31
McPartland, undated
Box 2
Folder 32
Robert B. Menschel, 2004
Box 2
Folder 33
Don Menza, 2006
Box 2
Folder 34
Darius Milhaud, undated
Box 2
Folder 35
Wayne Miller, 2004
Box 2
Folder 36
Gjon Mili, 2003
Box 2
Folder 37
Charles Mingus, 2003
Box 2
Folder 38
Gretchen Monahan, 2004
Box 2
Folder 39
Thelonious Monk, 2003
Box 2
Folder 40
Thelonious Monk, 2003
Box 2
Folder 41
Robert "Gorilla" Monsoon, 2007
Box 2
Folder 42
Carman Moore, 2006
Box 2
Folder 43
Charles Moore, 2006
Box 2
Folder 44
Marty Morell, 2005
Box 2
Folder 45
John Morris, 2004
Box 2
Folder 46
Sal Mosca, 2003
Box 2
Folder 47
Jim & Jane Hall, 2006
Box 2
Folder 48
Lin Halliday, 2003-2006
Box 2
Folder 49
Yvonne & Phillipe Halsman, 2005
Box 2
Folder 50
Leonid Hambro, 2005
Box 2
Folder 51
Wendell Harrison, 2004
Box 2
Folder 52
Ilka Hartman, 2005
Box 2
Folder 53
Ralph Hattersley, 2005
Box 2
Folder 54
Gary Hawkins, 2004
Box 2
Folder 55
Roy Haynes, 2005
Box 2
Folder 56
Dave Heath, 2005
Box 2
Folder 57
Michael Heffernan, 2005
Box 2
Folder 58
Bill Heine, 2004
Box 2
Folder 59
Frank Hewitt, 2005
Box 2
Folder 60
Ken Heyman, 2005
Box 2
Folder 61
Ed Hubble, 2006
Box 2
Folder 62
Roy Haynes, 2003
Box 2
Folder 63
Fons Ianelli, 2005
Box 2
Folder 64
Peter Ind, undated
Box 2
Folder 65
Dollar Brand/Abdullah Ibrahim, 2004
Box 2
Folder 66
Chuck Israels, 2007
Box 2
Folder 67
Ira Jackson, 2001
Box 2
Folder 68
Al Jeter, 2005
Box 2
Folder 69
Thomas "Tomas" Johns/Janda, 2006
Box 2
Folder 70
Lester Johnson, 2004
Box 2
Folder 71
William Johnson/CCP, 2004
Box 2
Folder 72
Jim Karales, 2000-2005
Box 2
Folder 73
Dick Katz, 2000-2006
Box 2
Folder 74
Robin D. G. Kelley, 2004
Box 2
Folder 75
Jack Kerouac, undated
Box 2
Folder 76
Roland Kirk, 2005
Box 2
Folder 77
Lincoln Kirstein (on Smith), undated
Box 2
Folder 78
Jimmy Knepper, undated
Box 2
Folder 79
Elie Nadelman, Eugene Smith, Lincoln Kirstein, Cartier-Bresson, 2005
Box 2
Folder 80
Race Newton, undated
Box 2
Folder 81
Nehama Hendel, 2004-2006
Box 2
Folder 82
Long John Nebel, 2003-2004
Box 2
Folder 83
LJN-Donald Bain, 2004
Box 2
Folder 84
Al Neese, 2001
Box 2
Folder 85
Mike Nock, 2005
Box 2
Folder 86
Walter Norris, 2003-2004
Box 2
Folder 87
Hod O'Brien, 2004
Box 2
Folder 88
Joe "King" Oliver, 2003
Box 2
Folder 89
Smith Oliver, 2006
Box 2
Folder 90
George Orick, 2005
Box 2
Folder 91
Robert "Bob" Ornstein, 2003
Box 2
Folder 92
George T. Orrick, 2004
Box 2
Folder 93
Nancy Overton, 2002-2007
Box 2
Folder 94
Rick Overton, 2004-2005
Box 2
Folder 95
Ray Parker, 2005
Box 2
Folder 96
Art Pepper, 2003
Box 2
Folder 97
Skip Parsons, 2006
Box 2
Folder 98
Shorty Pederstein, undated
Box 2
Folder 99
Simon Harvey Perkhoff, 2005
Box 2
Folder 100
Dana Perna, 2003
Box 2
Folder 101
Sandy Perpetua, 2005
Box 2
Folder 102
Barre Phillips, 2003
Box 2
Folder 103
Ed Phyfe, 2006
Box 2
Folder 104
Bill Pierce, 2005
Box 2
Folder 105
Paul Plummer, 2003-2006
Box 2
Folder 106
Bill Potts, 2005
Box 2
Folder 107
Thomas Pynchon (Monk), 2006
Box 2
Folder 108
James "The Amazing" Randi, 2005
Box 2
Folder 109
Jimmy Raney, 2004
Box 2
Folder 110
Steve Reich, 2003
Box 2
Folder 111
Jack Reilly, 2006
Box 2
Folder 112
Freddie Redd, 2003
Box 2
Folder 113
Myra Resnik, 2005
Box 2
Folder 114
Ben Riley, 2006
Box 2
Folder 115
Shorty Rogers, 2005
Box 2
Folder 116
Sonny Rollins, 2005
Box 2
Folder 117
Sam Rosenberg, 2006
Box 2
Folder 118
David Rothman, 2006
Box 2
Folder 119
Brian Rosenkrantz, 2006
Box 2
Folder 120
Pete Rose, 2005
Box 2
Folder 121
Charlie Rouse, undated
Box 2
Folder 122
Roswell Rudd, 2000
Box 2
Folder 123
Vinnie Ruggiero, 2003-2007
Box 2
Folder 124
Ted Runge, 2003
Box 2
Folder 125
Pee Wee Russell, undated
Box 2
Folder 126
Charles Russo, 2006-2007
Box 2
Folder 127
Aaron Sachs, 2005
Box 2
Folder 128
Kumi Sato, 2004
Box 2
Folder 129
Steve Sbarge, 2004
Box 2
Folder 130
George Schiffer, 2006
Box 2
Folder 131
Lalo Schifrin, 2004
Box 2
Folder 132
Alexander Sasha Schneider, undated
Box 2
Folder 133
Gunther Schuller, undated
Box 2
Folder 134
Pete Seeger, undated
Box 2
Folder 135
Peter Serkin, 2005
Box 2
Folder 136
Clarence Sharpe, 2003
Box 2
Folder 137
Burt Shavitz, 2003
Box 2
Folder 138
Jean Shepherd, 2005
Box 2
Folder 139
Larry Shustak, 2004-2006
Box 2
Folder 140
Dave Sibley, 2004
Box 2
Folder 141
Pete "Carola" Sims, 2004
Box 2
Folder 142
Zoot Sims, 2003
Box 2
Folder 143
Alvin Singleton, 2004
Box 2
Folder 144
Aileen Mioko Smith, 2004-2005
Box 2
Folder 145
Mark Snow, 2003
Box 2
Folder 146
Jeremy Steig, 2003
Box 2
Folder 147
James I. "Jimmy" Stevenson, 2004-2006
Box 2
Folder 148
Jean Swain, undated
Box 2
Folder 149
Tabnik, 2006
Box 2
Folder 150
Art Taylor, 2005
Box 2
Folder 151
John Tchicai, 2005
Box 2
Folder 152
Carole Thomas, 2004
Box 2
Folder 153
Willie Thomas, 2006
Box 2
Folder 154
Al Thompson, 2003
Box 2
Folder 155
Dave Tofani, 2003-2004
Box 2
Folder 156
Charles Tolliver, 2003
Box 2
Folder 157
Walter Trampler, 2004
Box 2
Folder 158
Ludmila Ulehla, undated
Box 2
Folder 159
Turk Van Lake, 2007
Box 2
Folder 160
David Vestal, 2004
Box 2
Folder 161
David Vestal, ca. 2005
Box 2
Folder 162
Frank Vicari, 2006
Box 2
Folder 163
Roman Vishniak, undated
Box 2
Folder 164
Mitchell Vlachos, 2006
Box 2
Folder 165
J. Robert Wagoner, 2006
Box 2
Folder 166
Virginia Abbot-Wald & Ted Wald, 2004
Box 2
Folder 167
Butch Warren, 2007
Box 2
Folder 168
Butch Warren, 2006
Box 2
Folder 169
Dudley Watson, 2007
Box 2
Folder 170
Freddie Watts, 2004-2005
Box 2
Folder 171
Patty Waters, 2003
Box 3
Folder 1
Dan Weaks, 2006
Box 3
Folder 2
Dan Weiner NYC, 2005
Box 3
Folder 3
Tommy Wayburn, 2003-2004
Box 3
Folder 4
Barney Wilen, 2006
Box 3
Folder 5
Howard Williams, 2001
Box 3
Folder 6
Howard Williams, undated
Box 3
Folder 7
John A. Williams, 2006
Box 3
Folder 8
John Windhurst, 2003
Box 3
Folder 9
John Wilson, 2003
Box 3
Folder 10
Phil Woods, undated
Box 3
Folder 11
Phil Woods, 2002
Box 3
Folder 12
Jim Wormworth, 2005
Box 3
Folder 13
Paul Worthington, 2005
Box 3
Folder 14
Pete Yellin, 2000-2004
Box 3
Folder 15
Arthur Zitrin, 2007
Box 3
Folder 16
David X. Young/Eliza Young, 2006-2007
Box 3
Folder 17
David X. Young, undated
Box 3
Folder 18
Albert Esformes, 2007
Box 3
Folder 19
Francis X. O'Connor, undated
Box 3
Folder 20
F. Livingston Pell, undated
Box 3
Folder 21
Pilgrim Holding Company, undated
Box 3
Folder 22
Quackenbos, undated
Box 3
Folder 23
James and John Slater, undated
Box 3
Folder 24
Isaac Varian, 2004
Box 3
Folder 25