Village Vanguard / Unknown
By 1957, the Village Vanguard, having gone through a few prior incarnations, took its place as the center of the jazz universe. Icons of the genre flocked to 7th Ave, in the heart of Greenwich Village, to play and record — albums and live sets that would live in infamy. John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan. Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones. So many more, legends all. People say that the club hasn’t changed in all these years. But the effects of the club, and the albums made within its walls, have changed many.