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Scat Jazz Club

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Rick Waldroup, May 11, 2014.

  1. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup SC Regular

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    Scat Jazz Club - Fort Worth, Texas - May 10, 2014

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  2. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup SC Regular

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    Apr 8, 2012
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    Thanks, Dave.
     
  3. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
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    Wonderful!
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
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    BB
    I bet that was a lot of fun!! Beautiful B&W, Rick.:cool:
     
  5. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup SC Regular

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    Apr 8, 2012
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    Thanks, aj and BB, for the comments.

    The Scat Jazz Bar is like stepping into a time machine. It is accessible only from an alley off 4th street. There is an old freight elevator in the alley that takes you down to the Scat, which is located in a basement of an old hi-rise in downtown Fort Worth. When the elevator doors open, you are immediately transported into a great jazz bar that has a vintage look and feel of cocktail bars from the late 50's and early 60's. Throw in a great swing band such as Riki Derick and the Vegas Six, some nice smooth dancing by a couple in love, and this is the result.

    This is one of my favorite bars to hang out.

    This shot turned out to be much trickier than I anticipated. I had forgotten just how dark it can be inside the Scat and I kept timing my shot to try and get just the right amount of light on the dancing couple as well as the proper amount of blur on them.
     
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  6. BBW

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    Wish, I'd been there - but what would I have worn?!

    Would love to see more, if you've got 'em, Rick - preferably with the soundtrack.:cool:
     
  7. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup SC Regular

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    Apr 8, 2012
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    BB, I am always amazed at how many young people show up at these shows at the Scat, although this particular couple that is dancing is closer to my age. And they dress to the nines, as well. Like I mentioned before, when you have a venue that looks like the Scat, and most of the patrons are dressed up in the fashions from that era, it really does take you back to another time.

    I believe the band was playing, My Funny Valentine, when i shot this.
     
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  8. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    :cloud-9-039: Sounds wonderful, Rick.