The Village Vanguard [pictured in 1976] 178 7th Avenue South, New York.
The Vanguard Opened in 1935 under Max Gordon, who ran it until his death in 1989. (Lorraine Gordon, Max’s widow is still at the helm.) Classic Live at the Village Vanguard albums abound - suffice it to say that examples by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Bill Evans leap to mind. Now bands play for six nights straight, which means they’re allowed to grow and evolve. There’s a beauty in seeing saxophonist Ravi Coltrane invent and push ahead with his extraordinary quartet on the same bandstand where his father brought enduring glory to the Vanguard name back in ‘61. - The Village Voice, October 2014