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Gjon Mili’s Jazz and Blues

Gjon Mili (1904-1984), [Duke Ellington at piano, Dizzy Gillespie (to the left of Ellington) on trumpet, and musicians during a jam session in studio of Life photographer Gjon Mili], 1943 (1999.2005) Gjon Mili’s studio was transformed into a semblance of … Continue reading

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Dizzy Gillespie Centennial

Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, “Complete Jazz at Massey Hall,” May 15, 1953, from archive.org Don Perdue, “Wolf Trap Salutes Dizzy Gillespie,” June 1987 (264.1988) Don Perdue’s wonderful portrait of Gillespie is from the “25 From Thirteen” portfolio. The portfolio … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: Weegee and Louis

Weegee (1899-1968), [Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars: Billy Kyle, Trummy Young, Louis Armstrong, Barrett Deems, Barney Bigard], ca. 1953-1955 (9440.1993) Weegee, [Trummy Young and Louis Armstrong], ca. 1953-1955 Weegee, [Louis Armstrong and Arvell Shaw], ca. 1953-1955 Weegee, [Trummy Young, Louis … Continue reading

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Today is the 100th birthday anniversary Billie Holiday

Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949, (2007.90.65) (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC Today is the 100th birthday anniversary of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 and died on July 17, 1959 in New York City. Herman … Continue reading

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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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