Photo From a Red Rodney Recording Session, 1957

L to R: Ira Gitler, unidentified, Red Rodney, Robert Levin, Ira Sullivan.

From a Red Rodney recording session for the Signal label at Rudy Van Gelder’s Hackensack, NJ studio. The photo is by Don Schlitten.


1 Response to “Photo From a Red Rodney Recording Session, 1957”

  1. October 27, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Wonderful image, just wonderful. I have the album they are recording here, on the Signal label, the very rare 1st pressing. Do you actually have the image, and if so, is it for sale? Visit my high-end jazz collecting blog here: http://www.1139indearoldstockholm.com



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Books by Robert Levin

When Pacino’s Hot, I’m Hot
The Drill Press LLC

Music & Politics
by John Sinclair and Robert Levin
World Publishing

“Robert Levin’s articles…make up the second half of Music and Politics, and they’re something else again. He’s a quietly briliant writer (not flashy but subtly dazzling) who knows jazz extremely well and who knows how to let us know what he knows. His piece on Sunny Murray says more about the birth of the New Jazz than most writers could say in a volume; the Anthony Braxton interview is one of the freshest, most reassuring articles on the future of music (of the arts in general) that I’ve read; his ‘found critique’ of ‘Space’ by the MJQ, which contrasts Murray’s thoughts on music at the White House with President Nixon’s introduction of the MJQ in that very place, is brilliant; his piece on the unfortunate evolution of Willis Jackson…is a minor masterpiece; and he’s lucid and painful and thoroughly correct when he writes that ‘What is meant by ‘every man has his price’ is that every man has his uncertainty about the validity and sanity of his perception of the truth. To ‘sell out’ is to capitulate to that uncertainty.'”
—Colman Andrews, Creem

Giants of Black Music
Edited by Pauline Rivelli and Robert Levin, with a foreword by Nat Hentoff
Da Capo Press

Music & Politics and Giants of Black Music are no longer in print, but remain available from Amazon.com and other outlets.

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