The Village Vanguard, 1976.
The Village Vanguard, 1976. Tom Marcello
For jazz musicians, playing at the Village Vanguard is a special event. To record there is a rite of passage. How can you not bring your best stuff, knowing who brought theirs before? For the rest in the room and around the world, these will be moments that open jazz conversations for years to come. Here are five notable glimpses into the world's most famous jazz joint.