- Francesc Català-Roca Valls, Tarragona, Spain, 1922 - Barcelona, Spain, 1998
- Date:1955 (December 23rd) / Vintage print
- Technique:Gelatin silver print on paper
- Dimensions:Full bleed image: 17,5 x 17,4 cm
- Category: Photography
- Entry date:2010
- Register number:AD06155
In 1934 Barcelona’s Hot Club opened, with live jazz acts and its own magazine and radio programme. From that moment, jazz had arrived, and Barcelona became a frequent venue for orchestras and musicians, such as the guitarist Billy Mackel. Mackel played in Barcelona in the mid-1950s, recording with the pianist Tete Montoliu and being photographed by Francesc Català-Roca, who also took photographs of Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton, among many others.