On a New High Note

A former taxi drivers' restroom on Gerrard Street in London's Soho was the first home to young tenor sax player Ronnie Scott's jazz club, which he founded in 1959 and hoped would rival those he'd visited on New York City's 52nd Street. By the time the club moved in 1965 to slightly larger premises round the corner at 47 Frith Street, Ronnie Scott's had become a British home away from home for American hardboppers like Zoot Sims, Dexter Gordon and Sonny Stitt. And it's been known simply as the best jazz club outside of the U.S. ever since....

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