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Duo Session last night with great Richard Clements piano Jon Hammond at Organ 802 bandstand Like magic every time - Richard Clements and Jon Hammond last night Rudy Lawless (drums) and Jon Hammond Bob Cunningham bass and Rich on congas Mike Camoia tenor sax and Bob Cunningham bass Rich on congas and Greg Bandy drums Jon Hammond at 802 bandstand *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Franklin Jon Hammond Movie Manhattan by Night -- Apple Store Fifth Avenue, the 24 hour store that never sleeps in the City that never sleeps - photo by the organ player that never sleeps - Jon Hammond *cleaning the computers, from all the people touching them with their germ fingers all day long - must be disinfected, especially with Flu Epidemic in progress! - JH — at Apple Store - Fifth Avenue Manhattan by Night -- Apple Store Fifth Avenue - Jon Hammond Apple Store Fifth Avenue 767 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10153 Store hours: 24/7, 365 days a year Today, January 13, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Getting Started with a Mac Got a new Mac? 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My friend and I came in to looking at all the beautiful items including purses, shoes, name it. They also had a pair or shades the actually looked great which I haven't had much luck in the past. This is the ultimate store for all Louis Vuitton items. If you see it in a catalog, most likely they'll have it here. One big issue is getting the attention of the sales associates. There are many tourist who gobble up many if not all the sales associates so you do need to flag them down if you want service. Customers are fairly aggressive with making themselves known, so you will need to do your part and somewhat be aggressive with getting service. As long as you are patient yet persistent, you will get their attention. Also it helps to look the part and dress well. Was this review …? Useful Funny Cool Bookmark Send to a Friend Link to This Review Flag this review Review from John H. 137 friends 269 reviews John H. Family man Chicago, IL Compliment Send Message Follow This Reviewer 12/12/2012 1 Check-in Here Came in, could not get anyone to check us out and left. Must have been my after shave. Went back later and got what we needed, but whats up with that? The subway at 5th and 60th is a jog away. Was this review …? Useful Funny Cool Bookmark Send to a Friend Link to This Review Flag this review Review from Yukio S. 0 friends 4 reviews Yukio S. Rye, NY Compliment Send Message Follow This Reviewer 11/20/2012 Wonderful products don't need good service. Management of the company is very smart to know that. This particular shop is designed to serve foreign tourists. You need to beg for a sales person to deal with you and have to make a line to pay. HORRIBLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE. Was this review …? Useful (1) Funny Cool Bookmark Send to a Friend Link to This Review Flag this review Review from Sonya F. 31 friends 13 reviews Sonya F. First impressions are everything... Brooklyn, NY Compliment Send Message Follow This Reviewer 5/14/2012 Horrible customer service and snotty sales associates. It's not like I'd ever spend money on an ugly canvas bag with monogram letters all over it. My friend had bought a $1500 LV bag then decided the bag she bought was a bit large. She wanted to exchange it 2 days later and the manager told her no because the bag had some imaginary scratches on it. I looked hard and didn't see a thing. I know my friend had not wore the bag at all because she was staying at my house from out of town. She barely even touched the damn bag. The manager offered her no other accommodations. It's not like she wanted to even return it for her money back, she just wanted a different bag. I don't understand how a company can be a so called luxury brand and it can't even provide basic retail service. Screw them and their silly canvas bags. Was this review …? Useful (11) Funny (1) Cool Bookmark Send to a Friend Link to This Review Flag this review Review from Catherine F. 3 friends 24 reviews Catherine F. New York, NY Compliment Send Message Follow This Reviewer 6/14/2012 If you call in: the service is exceptional. They're really great to talk to and try to be very helpful, and sometimes they are (it's not their problem what I'm looking for is never in stock!) - but they're always very pleasant, very professional conversations. In person: that store is a ring of hell. The customer service is non-existent, especially in comparison to other LV stores/boutiques in the city where they bend over backwards to help you in any way they can. (Seriously - why go to this flagship, unless you're a tourist looking for the 'LV experience' when you can go seven blocks down to Saks which has SUPERIOR service?) Today the guy told me there is one of what I was looking for at Saks, so I call Saks on the walk, and they didn't have it -- she asked if he called other locations, I say that he hadn't, she was shocked and made phone calls for me, knowing full well I wouldn't be buying it from her (or Saks) if another store had it in stock. That is true customer service. Otherwise, the store is pretty, but the merchandise numbers seem low... and it is crawling with tourists, which comes with the territory. Manhattan by Night -- Louis Vuitton Store at the power corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue - Jon Hammond Louis Vuitton Wiki Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton (/ˈluːiː vwiːˈtɒn/; French: [lwi vɥi'tɔ̃]), or shortened to LV, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label's LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses, and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world's leading international fashion houses; it sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end department stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website.[3][4] For six consecutive years (2006–2012) Louis Vuitton has been named the world's most valuable luxury brand. Its 2012 valuation is 25.9 billion USD. Division of holding company (LVMH) Industry Retail Founded 1854 Founder(s) Lois Vuitton Headquarters Paris, France Key people yves carcelle[1] (Chairman & CEO) Marc Jacobs (Artistic Director) Kim Jones (lead designer of menswear) Products Luxury goods Revenue €2.5 billion (2011)[2] Parent LVMH Website Founding to World War II See also: Louis Vuitton (designer) The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France.[6] Louis Vuitton had observed that the HJ Cave Osilite[7] trunk could be easily stacked and in 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks with trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight.[6] Before the introduction of Vuitton's trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, generally to promote water run off, and thus could not be stacked. It was Vuitton's gray Trianon canvas flat trunk that allowed the ability to stack with ease for voyages. Many other luggagemakers imitated LV's style and design.[4] File:Famille-Vuitton. 1888.jpg In the courtyard of the Vuitton workshops in Asnières, Paris, c. 1888, Louis, Georges and Gaston L. Vuitton (seated on a Bed trunk) In 1867, the company participated in the universal exhibition in Paris.[6] To protect against the duplication of his look, Vuitton changed the Trianon design to a beige and brown stripes design in 1876.[4] By 1885, the company opened its first store in London on Oxford Street.[6] Soon thereafter, due to the continuing imitation of his look, in 1888, Vuitton created the Damier Canvas pattern, which bore a logo that reads "marque L. Vuitton déposée", which translates into "L. Vuitton registered trademark". In 1892, Louis Vuitton died, and the company's management passed to his son.[4][6] Advert for Louis Vuitton luggage, 1898. After the death of his father, Georges Vuitton began a campaign to build the company into a worldwide corporation, exhibiting the company's products at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. In 1896, the company launched the signature Monogram Canvas and made the worldwide patents on it.[4][6] Its graphic symbols, including quatrefoils and flowers (as well as the LV monogram), were based on the trend of using Japanese and Oriental designs in the late Victorian era. The patents later proved to be successful in stopping counterfeiting. In this same year, Georges traveled to the United States, where he toured cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, selling Vuitton products. In 1901, the Louis Vuitton Company introduced the Steamer Bag, a smaller piece of luggage designed to be kept inside Vuitton luggage trunks. By 1913, the Louis Vuitton Building opened on the Champs-Elysees. It was the largest travel-goods store in the world at the time. Stores also opened in New York, Bombay, Washington, London, Alexandria, and Buenos Aires as World War I began. Afterwards, in 1930, the Keepall bag was introduced. During 1932, LV introduced the Noé bag. This bag was originally made for champagne vintners to transport bottles. Soon thereafter, the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was introduced (both are still manufactured today).[6] In 1936 Georges Vuitton died, and his son, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, assumed control of the company.[6] During World War II, Louis Vuitton collaborated with the Nazis during the German occupation of France. The French book Louis Vuitton, A French Saga, authored by French journalist Stephanie Bonvicini and published by Paris-based Editions Fayard[8] tells how members of the Vuitton family actively aided the puppet government led by Marshal Philippe Pétain and increased their wealth from their business affairs with the Germans. The family set up a factory dedicated to producing artifacts glorifying Pétain, including more than 2,500 busts. Caroline Babulle, a spokeswoman for the publisher, Fayard, said: "They have not contested anything in the book, but they are trying to bury it by pretending it doesn't exist."[9] Responding to the book's release in 2004, a spokesman for LVMH said: "This is ancient history. The book covers a period when it was family-run and long before it became part of LVMH. We are diverse, tolerant and all the things a modern company should be."[9] An LVMH spokesman told the satirical magazine Le Canard Enchainé: "We don't deny the facts, but regrettably the author has exaggerated the Vichy episode. We haven't put any pressure on anyone. If the journalists want to censor themselves, then that suits us fine." That publication was the only French periodical to mention the book, LVMH is the country's biggest advertiser in the press.[9] [edit]1945 through 2000 See also: Louis Vuitton Cup, America's Cup, and LVMH Louis Vuitton store in Nicosia, Cyprus During this period, Louis Vuitton incorporated its leather into most of its products, ranging from small purses and wallets to larger pieces of luggage. In order to broaden its line, the company revamped its signature Monogram Canvas in 1959[6] to make it more supple, allowing it to be used for purses, bags, and wallets. It is believed that in the 1920s, counterfeiting returned as a greater issue to continue on into the 21st century.[4] In 1966, the Papillon was launched (a cylindrical bag that is still popular today). By 1977 with annual revenue up to 70 million Francs ($14.27 million US$).[10] A year later, the label opened its first stores in Japan: in Tokyo and Osaka. In 1983, the company joined with America's Cup to form the Louis Vuitton Cup, a preliminary competition (known as an eliminatory regatta) for the yacht race. Louis Vuitton later expanded its presence in Asia with the opening of a store in Taipei, Taiwan in 1983 and Seoul, South Korea in 1984. In the following year, 1985, the Epi leather line was introduced.[6] 1987 saw the creation of LVMH.[6] Moët et Chandon and Hennessy, leading manufacturers of champagne and cognac, merged respectively with Louis Vuitton to form the luxury goods conglomerate. Profits for 1988 were reported to have been up by 49% more than in 1987. By 1989, Louis Vuitton came to operate 130 stores worldwide.[6] Entering the 1990s, Yves Carcelle was named president of LV, and in 1992, his brand opened its first Chinese location at the Palace Hotel in Beijing. Further products became introduced such as the Taiga leather line in 1993, and the literature collection of Voyager Avec... in 1994. In 1996, the celebration of the Centennial of the Monogram Canvas was held in seven cities worldwide.[6] In 1997, Louis Vuitton made Marc Jacobs its Artistic Director.[11] In March of the following year, he designed and introduced the company's first "prêt-à-porter" line of clothing for men and women. Also in this year products introduced included the Monogram Vernis line, the LV scrapbooks, and the Louis Vuitton City Guide.[6] The last events in the 20th century were the release of the mini monogram line in 1999, the opening of the first store in Africa in Marrakech, Morocco in 2000, and finally the auction at the International Film Festival in Venice, Italy, where the vanity case "amfAR" designed by Sharon Stone was sold with the proceeds going to The Foundation for AIDS Research (also in 2000).[6] [edit]2001 to present day The store on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. A Louis Vuitton boutique in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, in Milan, Italy. By 2001, Stephen Sprouse, in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, designed a limited-edition line of Vuitton bags[6] that featured graffiti written over the monogram pattern. The graffiti read Louis Vuitton and, on certain bags, the name of the bag (such as Keepall and Speedy). Certain pieces, which featured the graffiti without the Monogram Canvas background, were only available on Louis Vuitton's V.I.P. customer list. Jacobs also created the charm bracelet, the first ever piece of jewelry from LV, within the same year.[6] In 2002, the Tambour watch collection was introduced.[6] During this year, the LV building in Tokyo's Ginza district was opened, and the brand collaborated with Bob Wilson[disambiguation needed] for its Christmas windows sceneography. In 2003, Takashi Murakami,[6] in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, masterminded the new Monogram Multicolore canvas range of handbags and accessories. This range included the monograms of the standard Monogram Canvas, but in 33 different colors on either a white or black background. (The classic canvas features gold monograms on a brown background.) Murakami also created the Cherry Blossom pattern, in which smiling cartoon faces in the middle of pink and yellow flowers were sporadically placed atop the Monogram Canvas. This pattern appeared on a limited number of pieces. The production of this limited-edition run was discontinued in June 2003. Within 2003, the stores in Moscow, Russia and in New Delhi, India were opened, the Utah and Suhali leather lines were released, and the 20th anniversary of the LV Cup was held.[6] Louis Vuitton situated on the famous Champs-Elysées. Manhattan by Night -- Snow Flake Star Light over Louis Vuitton Store at the power corner of 57th St. and Fifth Avenue - Jon Hammond Manhattan by Night -- Bulgari Store on Fifth Avenue - Jon Hammond Bulgari Wiki Privately held società per azioni Industry Luxury goods Founded 1884 Founder(s) Sotirios Voulgaris Headquarters Rome, Italy Key people Paolo Bulgari (Chairman), Francesco Trapani (CEO) Products Watches, jewellery, accessories, fragrances, cosmetics Revenue €1.069 billion (2010)[1] Operating income €85.3 million (2010)[1] Profit €38.0 million (2010)[1] Total assets €1.490 billion (end 2010)[1] Total equity €934.0 million (end 2010)[1] Owner(s) LVMH Employees 3,815 (end 2010)[1] Website Bulgari (Italian pronunciation: [ˈbulɡari]) is an Italian jeweler and luxury goods retailer of Greek descent, which has been owned by the French firm LVMH since October 2011. The trademark is usually written BVLGARI in the classical Latin alphabet (where V = English U), and is derived from the surname of the company's Greek founder, Sotirios Voulgaris (Greek: Σωτήριος Βούλγαρης, Greek pronunciation: [soˈtirjos ˈvulɣaris], Italian: Sotirio Bulgari, 1857–1932). Although the company made a name for itself with jewelry, today it is a recognized luxury brand that markets several product lines including watches, handbags, fragrances, accessories, and hotels. Sotirios Voulgaris began his career as a jeweller in his home village Paramythia[2] (Epirus, Ottoman Empire), where his first store can still be seen. In 1877, he left for Corfu and then Naples. In 1881 he finally moved to Rome, where in 1884 he founded his company and opened his second shop in via Sistina. The current flagship store in via dei Condotti was opened in 1905 by Bulgari with the help of his two sons, Costantino (1889–1973) and Giorgio (1890–1966). The store quickly became a place where the world's rich and famous came for the unique, high quality jewelry designs combining Greek and Roman art. A Bulgari shop in Baku During the Second World War, Costantino Bulgari and his wife, Laura Bulgari, hid three Jewish women in their own Roman home. They were strangers to them; the Bulgaris opened their doors out of outrage for the raid of the Roman ghetto in October 1943. For their generous action, on 31 December 2003, they were awarded the title of Righteous among the Nations at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.[3] After Giorgio's death in 1966, his son Gianni led the company as co-chief executive with his cousin Marina.[4] As chairman and CEO of Bulgari in the early 1970s, Gianni initiated the internationalization of the company by opening shops in New York, Geneva, Monte-Carlo and Paris. In the late 1970s, Gianni led a complete overhaul of the company, establishing a new watch business and focusing on product design.[5] In 1985, Gianni resigned as CEO and in 1987, he left the family business after selling his one-third stake in the company to his brothers Nicola and Paolo.[6] On 6 March 2011 French luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA announced that it was acquiring Bulgari SpA in an all-share deal for €4.3 billion ($6.01 billion), higher than LVMH had offered for any other company.[7] Under the deal, the Bulgari family sold their 50.4 per cent controlling stake in exchange for 3 per cent of LVMH, thereby becoming the second-biggest family shareholder behind the Arnaults in LVMH.[8] The takeover doubled the size of LVMH’s watches and jewelry unit, which at the time of the acquisition included Tag Heuer timepieces and De Beers diamond necklaces. The acquisition concluded on 4 October 2011 as Bulgari was delisted from the Borsa Italiana. [edit]International expansion Bulgari opened its first international locations in New York City, Paris, Geneva and Monte Carlo in the 1970s. For many years the company maintained a showroom in New York's The Pierre Hotel. Today Bulgari has more than 290 stores worldwide.[9] In 1984, Sotirio's grandsons Paolo and Nicola Bulgari were named Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the company and nephew Francesco Trapani was named CEO. Trapani's goal to diversify the company was started in the early 1990s with the release of the Bulgari perfume line. Under his tenure the company has established itself as a luxury goods brand recognized throughout the world. In 1995, the company was listed on the Borsa Italiana. The company has seen 150% revenue growth between 1997 and 2003. Currently outside investors hold about 45% of the company's stock. In the beginning of 2001, Marriott International formed a joint venture with Bulgari Spa to launch a new luxury hotel brand, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts. Luxury Group, the Luxury Division of Marriott operates Bulgari Hotels & Resorts as well as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Bulgari opened its first hotel in Milan in 2004, and a second in Bali in 2006. In 2011, Bulgari Bali has been chosen by the readers of Smart Travel Asia magazine as number-2 of top places to stay in Asia.[10] Bulgari is the supplier of luxury goods used in guest suites and public areas aboard the ships of the Italian cruise company Silversea. [edit]Designs Bulgari jewelry design is distinctive and often imitated (and counterfeited). In the 1970s, many of the more expensive Bulgari pieces (such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings) were characterized by instantly recognizable, bold, architectural designs combining large and weighty gold links with interlocking steel. Bulgari is also famous for colored stones, especially sapphires mixed in unique formats. Genuine Bulgari watches have a unique serial number that is registered with the company. [edit]Boutiques The Judge - Milt Hinton R.I.P. playing as David "Panama" Francis looks on at the drums, here May 7, 1990 - Milt was the original Slap Bassist - unbelievable style and personality, and a damn great photographer also - Panama, Panama Francis the great - these two gentlemen of Jazz are greatly missed folks! - Jon Hammond Milt's Wiki Milton John "Milt" Hinton (June 23, 1910 – December 19, 2000), "the dean of jazz bass players," was an American jazz double bassist and photographer. He was nicknamed "The Judge" Hinton was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he resided until age eleven when he moved to Chicago, Illinois. He attended Wendell Phillips High School and Crane Junior College. While attending these schools, he learned first to play the violin, and later bass horn, tuba, cello and the double bass. As a young violinist out of school, he found gainful employment as a bassist. He later recounted in interviews, released in 1990 on Old Man Time, how this prompted him to switch to double bass. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, he worked as a freelance musician in Chicago. During this time, he worked with famous jazz musicians such as Jabbo Smith, Eddie South, and Art Tatum. In 1936, he joined a band led by Cab Calloway. Members of this band included Chu Berry, Cozy Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet, Jonah Jones, Ike Quebec, Ben Webster, and Danny Barker. Duo Session, Last night, Richard Clements, 802 bandstand, Jon Hammond, Jazz, Organ, Blues, Manhattan, distinguished career, music