As a follow-up to our last post, which featured a job opening at The Andover Shop, here’s a little night music for your Saturday evening. The Modern Jazz Quartet was one of the jazz acts Andover Shop founder Charlie Davidson said he sold (or gave) some clothes to back in the Ivy heyday. At least as far as he can remember — and as far as I can remember him telling me.
I’m not a big fan of matching suits, but it was a distinct look within the world of serious jazz (compared to, say, the ubiquitous matching suits of doo-wop groups), and of course they certainly had a distinctive sound. If you’re not familiar with them, there’s a clip at the bottom.
Oh, and check out the bearded Viking in the photo below, which dates from 1959 in San Francisco, where my parents were living at the time. Distant cousin perhaps? — CC