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" I like Jazz, Foreign Films, Ivy League Clothes, Gin and Tonic and Pretty Girls" Hugh Hefner

Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Jane Birkin in Wonderwall, 1968, by Joe Massot.
Spectators at Trans-Am Race, Kent, 1967

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“I had only a little time left and I didn’t want to waste it on God.” Albert Camus, L’Étranger
John Zorn and percussionist Milford Graves with backdrop of a Jackson Pollock canvas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


© Photo: Nicola De Luigi

green - always a difficult color

Brigitte Bardot & Laurent Terzieff in "Two weeks in September"
Slug’s Saloon was a jazz club at 242 East 3rd Street, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, operating from the mid-1960s to 1972. The location, in what was then a run-down part of New York City, first hosted a Ukrainian restaurant and bar, and later a bar that served as a meeting point for drug dealers. During the mid-1960s it slowly started attracting regular jazz performances, developing a reputation as a musician’s bar. In this period it became closely associated with free-jazz musician Sun Ra: from March 1966 through late 1967, Sun Ra’s Arkestra played regular gigs every Monday, and continued to play the venue irregularly thereafter. By the late 1960s the club had grown a vibrant scene in its out-of-the-way location, with performances from prominent jazz musicians including Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman (among many others), and audiences including a number of painters, ranging from Larry Rivers to Bob Thompson and Salvador Dalí. The venue’s run culminated on February 19, 1972, when Lee Morgan was shot on stage by his common-law wife; the club shut down shortly thereafter.
Mr Gil Evans


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