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Legends of Jazz Portraits by Garth Glazier
To capture that dimly lit, smoke-choked atmosphere of the 40’s and 50’s-era clubs is to feel the jazz in your bloodstream and tap your toes to the meter. For his portrait series, Garth gathered a certified Super Team of Earth’s Mightiest Jazz Heroes: Fitzgerald! Thelonious! Gillepsie! Coltrane! Assemble!
“Impressions" is a jazz standard composed by John Coltrane. While Coltrane only recorded the composition once in the studio (on June 20, 1962), he recorded it many times live, beginning with his 1961 engagement at the Village Vanguard. At least a dozen further live performances exist on various live albums up to 1965 including this 1961 version at the annual Newport Jazz Festival which appears on the album The 1961 Newport Set.
April is Jazz Appreciation Month!
In 2014, the National Museum of American History will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) with the theme Jazz Alchemy: A Love Supreme, to pay tribute to John Coltrane and the 50th anniversary of his composition “A Love Supreme.”
A specially created image of Coltrane by artist Joseph Holston graces this year’s JAM poster.
A few links to help you celebrate jazz music and its rich history: Ways To Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month // Smithsonian Jazz // Jazz Appreciation Month on Facebook // Jazz Appreciation Month on Twitter
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