Jazz and the night: moody, evocative music for the evening.
Handy talks about early encounters with Dexter Gordon and Art Tatum, why he came to favor the alto saxophone, and the legendary young bassist Albert Stinson.
(This is a continuation of a previous post, Along the Avenue: the Legacy of Indianapolis Jazz.)Indianapolis in those days was sharing in the euphoric glow of the post-World War II economy. Lockefield Gardens, the expansive and beautiful housing complex built during the Depression to provide…