JANUARY – JUNE
Lee Konitz headed back to the east coast after closing at Jazz City and recorded an album for Storyville Records in February, Lee Konitz in Harvard Square (Storyville LP 323).
Chet Baker’s quintet had been on tour with Phil Urso, Bob Whitlock, Bob Neel, and Al Haig. Paul Bley replaced Haig who did not accompany Chet’s group when they returned to the west coast. The photo below captures the quintet at the Loop Lounge.
Conte Candoli’s quintet included Bill Holman on tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Lawrence Marable on drums. Ray’s Avery’s photo below captured Candoli and Holman during an engagement at Strollers jazz club in Long Beach.