From The Duke, To Dizzy, Don Byas Played With The Best Of The Swing And Bebop Era In Harlem

Carlos Wesley “Don” Byas, October 21, 1912 – August 24, 1972, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, associated with Swing and bebop. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →

The Legendary Don Redman Plays Betty Boop And Connie’s Inn In Harlem 1931 (Video)

Donald Matthew Redman, July 29, 1900 – November 30, 1964, was an American jazz musician, arranger, bandleader, and composer who played at Connie’s Inn in Harlem, NY. Become an Harlem Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sonny “The Greatest Living Improviser” Rollins 1930 – (Video)

Walter Theodore “Sonny” Rollins, born September 7, 1930, is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. Become an Harlem World Continue Reading →

Charlie Christian, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk And Others Live At Minton´s In Harlem, 1941 (Video)

A rare historical performance and recording at Minton’s Playhouse, Harlem, New York, on May, 1941. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!

Harlem’s Charles Christian Inventor Of The Electric Guitar Solo (Video)

Charles Henry “Charlie” Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist who lived and played the electric guitar throughout Harlem. Become an Harlem Continue Reading →