This review first appeared in All About Jazz: New York.
Although Duke Ellington urged everyone to take the
A-train up to Harlem, the 2 or 3 train to 125th Street
will drop you off right at the legendary Lenox Lounge,
a jazz club, bar and restaurant that bridges the glory
days of the Swing Era and the current generation
thriving in Harlem's second renaissance. The Lenox
Lounge, originally opened in 1939, was voted Best of
the Best in the 2002 Zagat Survey Nightlife Guide.
Al Reid, Sr., along with his son, Al Reid, Jr., has
run the Lenox Lounge since 1988