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Eddie Condon, Jess Stacy, Lee Wiley, Sid Weiss and Cozy Cole by Gjon Mili, 1943

Photos of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and other jazz legends playing at photographer Gjon Mili's studio in the

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus and his band performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock) wish i could be there at the smokey Jazz clubs listening to these legends.

Stefane Grappeli (January 26, 1908 - December 1, 1997) French violinist (Hot Club de France).

Stéphane Grapelli founding member with Django Reinhardt of the Quintette du Hot Club de France.


Charlie Parker and Tommy Potter - gorgeous portrait of this pair of jazz musicians on bass and saxophone.

Thelonious Monk                                                                                                                                                                                 More

The Great African-American Classical Art-Form Thelonious Monk at the Newport Jazz Festival, “The loudest noise in the world is silence.

Louis Armstrong playing for his wife at the Giza Plateau

a 1961 new york times photo, showing louis armstrong playing trumpet for his wife, lucille, in front of the great sphinx and pyramids in giza, egypt. i wanna play for you in egypt!

Buddy Rich,  by Herman Leonard  NYC, New York 1954

The GREAT BUDDY RICH. Never taught, never read music, never practised, but could keep a steady beat with spoons at the age of one and was a bandleader at the age of Acclaimed drummer, Buddy Rich ©Herman Leonard.

Stanley Clarke, American jazz musician & composer. He is known for his innovative & influential work on double bass & electric bass & for his film & TV scores. He has worked as a composer, orchestrator, conductor & performer of scores for Boyz n the Hood, What's Love Got.., Passenger 57, Higher Learning, Poetic Justice, Panther, The 5 Heartbeats, Transporter, MJ's Remember the Time video & Soul Food (TV). He is also known for his work with the fusion band Return to Forever, & as a…

Stanley Clarke is an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass as well as for his numerous film and television scores. He was also with the jazz group Return to Forever.

John Coltrane & Miles Davis by Dennis Stock, 1958

John Coltrane & Miles Davis during a recording session at Columbia Records, 1958

Dave Brubeck performing at The Haig in Los Angeles, 1950. -Bob Willoughby Photography

Dave Brubeck - west coast jazz great known for breaking the color barrier with an integrated combo in the fifties and for the timeless jazz standard, "Take Five." (Photo by Willoughby Photography)