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living legend

street photography | Baker's Keyboard Lounge | Detroit, MI

 

I've been coming here for almost 15 years, so I can testify. It's not just the music - name any legitimate jazz legend, and he's played here, at the world's oldest active club. It's not just about the food - fried chicken or catfish, mac & cheese, greens, yams, cornbread, and a Long Island Iced Tea that will make you holla... It's the space, reminiscent of a Harlem juke joint. It's the people (the seasoned Detroiter will spot Tyree Guyton of Heidelberg Project fame, and the artist behind "the shoes" from one of my Time Traveler images, somewhere in this photo). It's the energy. The improv. The vibe. You cannot come to Detroit, and not experience the unmistakeable rhythm of a legend, at Baker's Keyboard Lounge. Now you know.

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Taken on September 30, 2011