About This Image - There are some wonderful places in the city to hear music. To me Joe & Wayne Segal’s Jazz Showcase is the grandaddy of them all. I know, the Green Mill has been around since Al Capone days and its owner, Dave Jemilo has made his room one of the hottest spots in town. Yet the Showcase always reminds me of the first time I went to a club to hear jazz. I was not quite 21. Joe Segal hosted a Sunday afternoon session in an old mansion just off Rush Street in a location that today is replaced by a pancake restaurant. It was 2:00 o’clock. I walked in wearing my double breasted plaid Miles Davis suit trying to look as cool and hip as a 20 year old could look, told Joe I wasn’t 21, he said that was OK they’d serve me some milk, and I sat down to listen to a piano trio. When leaving I asked Joe how to know when jazz was good. “Listen kid,” said Joe, “if you like it it’s good. If you don’t it isn’t.” Still works for me today.
I captured this in color, but decided to process it as a toned black and white image, decreasing details in the customers, also adding crosshatching and paint brush effects.
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