E-mail Me! Click Here!
Louisville Music News.net
March 1994 Articles
Cover Story
Bob Bahr
Features
Paul Moffett
Paul Moffett
Bob Bahr
Columns
Henry C. Mayer
Berk Bryant
Jim Galipeau
Jan Winders
Paul Moffett
Keith Clements
Todd Hildreth
Darrell Elmore
Elaine Ford
Duncan Barlow
Alan Rhody
CD Reviews
Kevin Gibson
Allen Howie
John Goodin
Bob Bahr
John Goodin
Allen Howie
Bob Bahr
Kevin Gibson
Todd Hildreth
Performance Reviews
Berkley Harrington, Jr.
Paul Moffett
Mark Clark
Kevin Gibson
Calendar
Staff
News Item
Staff
Preview
Bob Bahr
Staff
Errata
Staff
Photos
Jean Metcalfe
LASC
Holly Watson
Paul Moffett
Staff
Jonathan Miller
Jean Metcalfe
Staff
Jonathan Miller
Blogs
Got Shows?
Send Them To Us
Bookmark Louisville Music News.net with these handy
social bookmarking tools:
del.icio.us digg
StumbleUpon spurl
wists simpy
newsvine blinklist
furl blogmarks
yahoo! myweb smarking
ma.gnolia segnalo
reddit fark
technorati cosmos
Available RSS Feeds
Top Picks - Top Picks
Top Picks - Today's Music
Top Picks - Editor's Blog
Top Picks - Articles
Add Louisville Music News' RSS Feed to Your Yahoo!
Add to My Yahoo!
Contact: contact@louisvillemusicnews.net
Louisville, KY 40207
Copyright 1989-2017
Louisvillemusicnews.net, Louisville Music News, Inc.
All Rights Reserved  


Issue: March 1994

Corrections & Clarifications

Several words were inadvertently dropped from Jimmy Raney's January '94 article "The Composer." We have always felt fortunate to have Jimmy contribute to our newspaper, and we're sorry for the error. Following is the correct version, with the omitted portion italicized:

There was once a jazz piano room in the West Fifties in New York City called The Composer. The owner was Sy Barron, who had owned and managed jazz clubs at other spots around town. Sy liked jazz, and jazz musicians, and treated his players with respect — by no means the norm with club owners. Although he mostly featured piano, he sometimes used guitar or vibraphone, and once in awhile a horn, as long as the music didn't get too loud.

I first went there in the middle fifties to hear guitarist Tal Farlow. Sy managed to cajole him out of retirement once or twice a year, and it was always a big event for us Tal Farlow addicts. It was on one of these occasions that I first heard Bill Evans. Bill was the intermission pianist, and relatively unknown. He didn't remain unknown for long. The club changed the main attraction every week or two, but sometimes kept the same intermission pianist for longer periods. It wasn't long before the room was jammed with people who had come to hear Bill, but would leave and go to a little bar around the corner while the main group was playing. Needless to say, this didn't go unnoticed by Sy Barron, who began to book Bill's trio as the attraction, and as the cliche goes, "The rest is history."

(Our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery go out to Jimmy Raney, who remains seriously ill following a stroke suffered several weeks ago.)

Bookmark and Share