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Tin Palace Jazz Club

From Speakeasy To Tin Palace Jazz

 

— 325 Bowery —

 
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By Larry Gertner, July 15, 2016
1. Tin Palace Jazz Club Marker
Inscription.  You are standing in front of the 1970s home of the Tin Palace, a vital part of New York’s alternative music scene. Originally a Federal-style 3-story, built circa 1830, it was allegedly a speakeasy run by gangster Meyer Lansky in the 1920s. In 1970, writer Paul Pines and partners converted the rundown property into a club that presented Brazilian music and jazz, wanting “to build up a grass-roots place not to make a killing at the door.” When writer Stanley Crouch and saxophonist David Murray moved in upstairs, they convinced Pines to add a Sunday avant-garde jazz series. Pines left in 1976, but Crouch continued the club’s innovative spirit.

Until it closed in 1980, the Tin Palace was a destination for musicians and fans from around the world. The club continually fostered the most dynamic contemporary music, from Eddie Jefferson/Richie Cole and Shelia Jordan/Roswell Rudd, to Jimmy Guiffre, James Blood Ulmer, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Bley, Steve Swallow and Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre. It staged the first performances of the long-lived World Saxophone Quartet.”(sic)

-David Neil Lee, author, The
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By Larry Gertner, July 15, 2016
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The Tin Palace
Battle of the Five Spot

 
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
 
Location. 40° 43.542′ N, 73° 59.509′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Bowery and East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on Bowery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 Bowery, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secret Cemetery Secret Garden (here, next to this marker); Then You Saw It/Now You Don’t (within shouting distance of this marker); Bouwerie Lane Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Casting At The Cast Iron Bank: (within shouting distance of this marker); World’s Smallest Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander’s Musee (within shouting distance of this marker); CBGB (within shouting distance of this marker); Hats, Hardware & Horses (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. One of more than sixty entries in the “Windows on the Bowery” series.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Tin Palace Jazz Club Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2016
3. Tin Palace Jazz Club Marker site
325 Bowery as Primi, July 2016
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By Larry Gertner, July 15, 2016
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Stanley Crouch (left), Patricia Spears Jones, David Murray, Philip Wilson, Bobo Shaw, and others
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By Larry Gertner, July 15, 2016
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The World Saxophone Quartet
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By Larry Gertner, July 15, 2016
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Recorded live at the Tin Palace, 1970
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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