The exhibition evokes the jazz loft through images and sound. Setting the scene are Smith’s gritty photographs of the loft and his pictures of the flower district below his fourth-floor loft window. Viewed alongside his master prints, Smith’s 5x7-inch work prints further indicate the breadth and depth of the loft story. Listening stations give access to selections from Smith’s reel-to-reel audio recordings, which caught everything from rousing jam sessions to historic radio and TV broadcasts, loft conversations, and street noise. What’s more, the tapes contain the only known recordings of Thelonious Monk’s full band rehearsals for renowned concerts at Town Hall, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall.