There's a lot of great photos at the site Hardbobjazz linked to in the original post. I love this one.
That makes me nostalgic for a place and time I've never experienced. One can almost hear that photo. Wonderful.
It kinda looks like the start to a great 1950's mystery/comedy TV series about the fun-loving adventures of a millionaire heiress with a penchant for solving crimes and her jazz musician "companion" who goes along for the ride to get her out of the tight spots -- with both the criminals and the authorities, usually in the person of Inspector Haverman, played by William Demerast -- she so often finds herself in. Tonight's episode: "Crepuscule For Murder."
Interesting to learn that both Club Zanzibar and Bop City were in the Brill Building.
I love this set. The worst albums IMO are Feets Don't Fail Me Now and Monster but in hindsight the Laswell trilogy isn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd be back when I was a snob. I thought the Wounded Bird discs had identical masterings but I guess not. Their cover reproductions were quite poor.
BTW, I also do downloads but I prefer CD, lipi. I also stream on Amazon HD music. So it's great that you think I "understand the world", just by laying an assumption I knock downloads. I was specifically referring to the production mess on the Ralph Peterson CD AND download. Don't believe me, check out the download version... same flaws as the CD. If you prefer downloads, that's fine, there's advantages and disadvantages to both. I'm finished with this conversation.