These were the dudes..
!explore, enjoy! !brilliant site design and execution. indeed, lovely work! (...to add: worthy, intelligent, charming presentation of beloved, historical subject and artists)
Arrt Kane's first professional photograph.
"Art Kane attributed his famous photograph to being young and na?e. In August 1958 he was hired by Esquire magazine to come up with a photo to open an article about jazz. He figured he would contact every major jazz musician in New York to show up on 126th street in Harlem at 10am to take a group portrait. Getting jazz musicians anywhere together at 10am seemed impossible, but to everyone's surprise 57 musicians showed up. It was Art Kane's first professional photograph."
Not just ANY 57, but 57 of the greatest names in Jazz...
I really need I gigantic print of this photo.
The movie "A Great Day in Harlem" talks a lot about this classic shot... it was all very spontaneous, like so many amazing photographic moments
A historic photo for Jazz enthusiasts.
They're all here, are they? Great photo, great site.
Rarely do the members of a Renaissance movement think to get together as all these jazz luminaries did. While this photo is certainly not new, it is presented in a very informative and interesting way that it's worth another look.
Wow! So much information
I love this...I have a copy of this photo framed in my house...posterity at its best.
Jazz history in one iconic photo.
...Now for the next MIRACLE... A couple of choruses of "I Got Rhythm!" & other delights from this very same ensemble of musicians? In fact, how about a Duke Ellington symphonic work...? Go all the way! Ya.
...hmmm, if you stop & think about it, why couldn't that have happened here in U.S.A., then or even at present?
Also you may see at (the photographers web site):http://www.artkane.com/
HISTORY CAPTURED - HARLEM 1958 JAZZ ARTISTS
great historic photo