Are all Jazz Masters in/of NYC? Most, yes — but can that last? My new City Arts column. See photos that demonstrate the thesis.
photo by Tom Pich: back row, l to r: Rocco Landesman (NEA Chairman, NYC), Cedar Walton (NYC), Bobby Hutcherson, Bill Holman, Kenny Barron (NYC), Wayne Brown (NEA Director of Music and Opera); front row: Yusef Lateef, George Avakian (NYC), Muhal Richard Abrams (NYC), Annie Ross (NYCP
photo by Tom Pich — Assembled NEA Jazz Masters at Jazz at Lincoln Center Jan. 12 2010: from back row, l – r: Gunther Schuller, Yusef Lateef, Dan Morgenstern (NYC), Paquito D’Rivera (North Bergen NJ), Buddy DeFranco, Bill Holman, Lee Konitz (NYC), Bobby Hutcherson, Jimmy Cobb (NYC), Randy Weston (NYC); middle row: Cedar Walton (NYC), Toshiko Akiyosh (NYC), Muhal Richard Abrams (NYC), Dr. Billy Taylor, Kenny Barron (NYC), Ramsey Lewis, George Wein (NYC), Tom McIntosh, Frank Wess (NYC), Annie Ross (NYC); front row: George Avakian (NYC), James Moody, Gerald Wilson, Candido Camero (NYC), Frank Foster (NYC), Jimmy Heath (NYC), Joe Wilder (NYC), Chico Hamilton (NYC), Roy Haynes (NYC).