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Billie Holiday performing on the French television program Music Hall Parade in Paris, France, c. 1958

(Source: harrybelafontes)


Hazel Scott & Duke Ellington, 1950s

Hazel Scott & Duke Ellington, 1950s

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bainer:

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.

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archivesfoundation:

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

archivesfoundation:

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

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thesubjectisbillevans:

Bill Evans c. 1954

thesubjectisbillevans:

Bill Evans c. 1954

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jazzrelatedstuff:

Album cover of the day: “Miles Davis at Newport 1958”.

jazzrelatedstuff:

Album cover of the day: “Miles Davis at Newport 1958”.

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fuckyesoldhollywood:

Billie Holiday backstage in Frankfurt, Germany, 1954

fuckyesoldhollywood:

Billie Holiday backstage in Frankfurt, Germany, 1954

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waltzmeblues:

A Great Day in Harlem (1958)
Map Of Musicians
1 Hilton Jefferson 2 Benny Golson 3 Art Farmer 4 Wilbur Ware 5 Art Blakey 6 Chubby Jackson  7 Johnny Griffin 8 Dickie Wells 9 Buck Clayton 10 Taft Jordan 11 Zutty Singleton 12 Red Allen  13 Tyree Glenn 14 Miff Molo 15 Sonny Greer 16 Jay C. Higginbotham 17 Jimmy Jones 18 Charles Mingus  19 Jo Jones 20 Gene Krupa21 Max Kaminsky 22 George Wettling 23 Bud Freeman 24 Pee Wee Russell  25 Ernie Wilkins 26 Buster Bailey  27 Osie Johnson 28 Gigi Gryce 29 Hank Jones 30 Eddie Locke31 Horace Silver 32 Luckey Roberts 33 Maxine Sullivan 34 Jimmy Rushing 35 Joe Thomas36 Scoville Browne  37 Stuff Smith 38 Bill Crump 39 Coleman Hawkins 40 Rudy Powell 41 Oscar Pettiford 42 Sahib Shihab  43 Marian McPartland 44 Sonny Rollins 45 Lawrence Brown 46 Mary Lou Williams 47 Emmett Berry  48 Thelonius Monk  49 Vic Dickenson   50 Milt Hinton 51 Lester Young   52 Rex Stewart  53 J.C. Heard  54 Gerry Mulligan  55 Roy Eldgridge 56 Dizzy Gillespie 57 Count Basie
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waltzmeblues:

A Great Day in Harlem (1958)

Map Of Musicians

Hilton Jefferson Benny Golson Art Farmer Wilbur Ware Art Blakey Chubby Jackson  7 Johnny Griffin Dickie Wells Buck Clayton 10 Taft Jordan 11 Zutty Singleton 12 Red Allen  13 Tyree Glenn 14 Miff Molo 15 Sonny Greer 16 Jay C. Higginbotham 17 Jimmy Jones 18 Charles Mingus  19 Jo Jones 20 Gene Krupa21 Max Kaminsky 22 George Wettling 23 Bud Freeman 24 Pee Wee Russell  25 Ernie Wilkins 26 Buster Bailey  27 Osie Johnson 28 Gigi Gryce 29 Hank Jones 30 Eddie Locke31 Horace Silver 32 Luckey Roberts 33 Maxine Sullivan 34 Jimmy Rushing 35 Joe Thomas36 Scoville Browne  37 Stuff Smith 38 Bill Crump 39 Coleman Hawkins 40 Rudy Powell 41 Oscar Pettiford 42 Sahib Shihab  43 Marian McPartland 44 Sonny Rollins 45 Lawrence Brown 46 Mary Lou Williams 47 Emmett Berry  48 Thelonius Monk  49 Vic Dickenson   50 Milt Hinton 51 Lester Young   52 Rex Stewart  53 J.C. Heard  54 Gerry Mulligan  55 Roy Eldgridge 56 Dizzy Gillespie 57 Count Basie

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bainer:

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers performing live at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, November 14 and 15 1959  (photos by Herbert Behrens)


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

(Source: artieshaw, via theodorafitzgerald)