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Billie Holiday backstage at the Newport Jazz Festival, c. 1957
Me and my parents in 1953, Bronx NY. My dad, jazz and latin music saxophone and clarinet wizard Aaron Sachs and my mom, jazz vocal legend Helen Merrill.
Billie Holiday performing on the French television program Music Hall Parade in Paris, France, c. 1958
Hazel Scott & Duke Ellington, 1950s
The Miles Davis Quintet, photographed at Peacock Alley in St. Louis MO circa November 1955 (photos by Bernie Thrasher)
Via the Euclid Records blog:
Miles had just put together his new quintet with Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers, Red Garland and John Coltrane and took up residence in St. Louis for a week before recording their first session with Prestige Records. This engagement has been well documented on the VJM recording Miles Davis at Peacock Alley, as well as Quincy Troupe’s book Miles and Me. Here for the first time are photos from those dates. The first photo is of Philly Joe Jones; note the saxophone on the floor in front of the bass drum, belonging to Mr. Coltrane. The second shot is Miles and Paul Chambers. Dig the glasses on Miles! The third is Coltrane himself with Chambers, Miles and Red Garland in the background.
Join us June 19 as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival with a panel discussion on “Jazz in the USA" at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.
Journalist Soledad O’Brien will moderate the discussion with George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival; Dan Morgenstern, author, archivist, and NEA Jazz Master; and jazz musicians Jon Batiste and Christian McBride. Film clips of the 1960 festival (from the holdings of the National Archives) will complement the discussion.
The discussion will also be livestreamed.
“Jazz at the National Archives" is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.
Image: “Newport, R.I. During a performance at the Jazz Festival, Louis Armstrong (right) shares a bit of comedy with trombonist Trummy Young. In the background, concentrating on the drums, is Barrett Deems,” 1956, from the Records of the US Information Agency