Billy Mackel, Windsor Palace, Barcelona

Francesc Català-Roca

Valls, Tarragona, Spain, 1922 - Barcelona, Spain, 1998
  • Date: 
    1955 (December 23rd) / Later print
  • Technique: 
    Gelatin silver print on paper
  • Dimensions: 
    Full bleed image: 17,5 x 17,4 cm
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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.

Horacio Fernández