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Lester Young — Ghost Of A Chance (live, 1951)



 (Source: nostalgic-symphonies, via deforest)Lester Young — Ghost Of A Chance (live, 1951)



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Lester Young — Ghost Of A Chance (live, 1951)

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Tommy Potter, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and 23 years old John Coltrane. // Birdland, New York, 1950

Tommy Potter, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and 23 years old John Coltrane. // Birdland, New York, 1950

Billie Holiday in one of her last performances, taken at the Storyville nightclub in the Copley Square Hotel, c. April 24, 1959

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themaninthegreenshirt:

Chet Baker, Miles Davis and Rolf Erickson Los Angeles 1952

themaninthegreenshirt:

Chet Baker, Miles Davis and Rolf Erickson Los Angeles 1952

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greeneyes55:

Art Pepper Los Angeles 1956
Photo: William Claxton 

greeneyes55:

Art Pepper Los Angeles 1956

Photo: William Claxton 

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nostalgic-symphonies:




 Billie Holiday — I Cover The Waterfront (live, 1954)




 I see the horizon, the great unknown My heart has an ache, it’s as heavy as stone Will the dawn comin’ on make it light?





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 Billie Holiday — I Cover The Waterfront (live, 1954)




 I see the horizon, the great unknown My heart has an ache, it’s as heavy as stone Will the dawn comin’ on make it light?





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nostalgic-symphonies:

Billie Holiday — I Cover The Waterfront (live, 1954)

I see the horizon, the great unknown
My heart has an ache, it’s as heavy as stone
Will the dawn comin’ on make it light?

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historicaltimes:

Louis Armstrong with his trumpet as he studies music before appearing at London’s Festival Hall, December 18, 1956 for a concert to aid Hungarian refugees.

historicaltimes:

Louis Armstrong with his trumpet as he studies music before appearing at London’s Festival Hall, December 18, 1956 for a concert to aid Hungarian refugees.

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1950’s broadcast pioneer and original Today Show host Dave Garroway with “serious” musicians Jimmy McPartland, Bobby Hackett, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Freeman.

1950’s broadcast pioneer and original Today Show host Dave Garroway with “serious” musicians Jimmy McPartland, Bobby Hackett, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Freeman.

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themaninthegreenshirt:

Chet Baker records his first vocal album in Radio Recorders Studio 1, 1954

themaninthegreenshirt:

Chet Baker records his first vocal album in Radio Recorders Studio 1, 1954

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salsmineo:

Dinah Washington playing the vibes with Terry Gibbs at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958.

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