Tag Archives: jazz

Sonny Rollins is 80!

Herman Leonard, Sonny Rollins, Paris, 1960 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC

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Herman Leonard, 1923-2010

Herman Leonard, Dizzy Gillespie, Royal Roost, NYC, 1948 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, Ella Fitzgerald, Downbeat Club, NYC, 1949 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, Fats Navarro, NYC, 1948 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Read more about … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Louis!

Philippe Halsman, [Louis Armstrong], 1966

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Jazz and Jam

Gjon Mili, Duke Ellington, piano, 1943 Trained as an engineer and self-taught in photography, Gjon Mili came to the United States in 1923 and became a Life photographer in 1938. In his field Mili was renowned for his pioneering work … Continue reading

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It’s Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington’s 111th Birthday Anniversary Today!

Gjon Mili, Duke Ellington, 1943 There’s a 24-hour birthday broadcast on WKCR. And festivities around Duke Ellington (1899-1974) circle (110th Street and 5th Avenue). Jazz and Jam After attending one of my parties, George Frazier, Life’s Entertainment Editor, a jazz … Continue reading

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Herman Leonard’s Jazz Portraits

Herman Leonard, Duke Ellington, Paris, 1958 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, Charlie Parker with the Metronome All Stars, NYC, 1949 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Herman Leonard, … Continue reading

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Gene Smith’s Jazz Loft Archive

W. Eugene Smith, Oops Girl and daughter Shana, Loft Stairwell, ca. 1958 W. Eugene Smith, Dave Young, ca. 1960 The photographs and audio recordings that W. Eugene Smith made from 1957–65, inside 821 Sixth Ave., are the subject of a … Continue reading

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