Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Mintons Playhouse Opening Night: The Door

We've seen fabled jazz clubs "reborn" such as Birdland, etc, but rarely does one truly come back from the grave. Minton's Playhouse, the legendary Harlem club best known as being the "birthplace" of bebop and for some memorable jam sessions with the like of Monk and Charlie Christian and Coleman Hawkins closed in the 1970's. Amazingly enough, as of May 19th, 2006, it's back, thanks in large part to the investment of owner Earl Spain. More photos by "harlemfur" from the grand reopening at Flickr (click the photos), and read the NY Post story here: http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/68671.htm