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Dinah Washington at the microphone, 1958.
Dinah Washington at the microphone, 1958.

(Source: artieshaw, via theodorafitzgerald)

theodorafitzgerald:

Anita O’Day, New York, 1955; photographed by Herman Leonard.

theodorafitzgerald:

Anita O’Day, New York, 1955; photographed by Herman Leonard.

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deviaserproibido:

Miles Davis in New York, 1958

deviaserproibido:

Miles Davis in New York, 1958

(Source: TIME, via merseybeats)

theodorafitzgerald:

Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson dancing at Club Saint Germain, Paris, 1958; photographed by Herman Leonard.

theodorafitzgerald:

Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson dancing at Club Saint Germain, Paris, 1958; photographed by Herman Leonard.

tornandfrayed:

Duke Ellington reacts to Sam Woodyard’s drumming, with Paul Gonsalves on tenor sax, Amsterdam 1958

tornandfrayed:

Duke Ellington reacts to Sam Woodyard’s drumming, with Paul Gonsalves on tenor sax, Amsterdam 1958

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Billie Holiday at the Newport Jazz Festival, c. 1957

Billie Holiday at the Newport Jazz Festival, c. 1957

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Billie Holiday skiing in Switzerland, c. 1954

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A young Bill Evans playing for composer George Russell on the television program The Subject is Jazz, 1958. 

(Source: thesubjectisbillevans, via milvertons)

theladybadass:

"Minnie" shadow dancing during Cab Calloway and his Orchestra’s performance of Minnie the Moocher. The scene is from 1955 concert film Rhythm and Blues Revue.

(via marypickfords)

theodorafitzgerald:

Chet Baker, New York, 1956; photographed by Herman Leonard.

theodorafitzgerald:

Chet Baker, New York, 1956; photographed by Herman Leonard.