Sunday, April 09, 2006

Support Your Local Jazz Musician

April is jazz Appreciation Month and what better way to celebrate it than to share this marvelous photo -- certainly the most significant jazz portrait of the 20th century -- taken by Art Kane of a Who's Who (*) of jazz greats on a stoop on 126th Street in Harlem in 1958 for Esquire magazine.

For more on the photo, go here.

(*) The artists include Red Allen, Buster Bailey, Count Basie, Emmett Berry, Art Blakey, Scoville Browne, Lawrence Brown, Buck Clayton, Bill Crump, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Art Farmer, Bud Freeman, Dizzy Gillespie, Tyree Glenn, Benny Golson, Sonny Greer, Johnny Griffin, Gigi Gryce, Coleman Hawkins, J.C. Heard, Jay C. Higginbotham, Milt Hinton, Chubby Jackson, Hilton Jefferson, Osie Johnson, Hank Jones, Jimmy Jones, Jo Jones, Taft Jordan, Max Kaminsky, Gene Krupa, Eddie Locke, Marian McPartland, Charles Mingus, Miff Mole, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Pettiford, Rudy Powell, Luckey Roberts, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Rushing, Pee Wee Russell, Sahib Shihab, Horace Silver, Zutty Singleton, Stuff Smith, Rex Stewart, Maxine Sullivan, Joe Thomas, Wilbur Ware, Dicky Wells, George Wettling, Ernie Wilkins, Mary Lou Williams and Lester Young. Whew!

1 comment:

doomsy said...

If you can track down the documentary "A Great Day In Harlem" about this photo, I know you'll enjoy it.