Monday, July 28, 2014

REMEMBER: LENOX LOUNGE CIRCA 1994

We were checking out a few 90s videos for research over the weekend and saw this old black and white production for the song Secret which reminded us of Harlem photographer Gordan Parks' work.  From that point on, it seemed that the lounge in the background was very reminiscent of Lenox Lounge complete with the older musicians performing in their requisite pork pie hats.  It turns out that this 1994 production is a glimpse of Harlem 20 years ago and the video was indeed filmed at Lenox Lounge.  Unfortunately a lease dispute has now left the formerly iconic space gutted back in 2013 and the future of Harlem's most famous jazz spot is still in question: LINK

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