Wednesday, June 08, 2005

A Night In Birdland - A Great Day In Harlem Photo

In August 1958 photographer Art Kane assembled the leading jazz artists of the day for a photograph that made history.

How he got 57 jazz musicians to appear in the morning is a miracle in itself. But the true magic is the caliber of the talent. At the site, you can browse by the timeline, artist, instrument, or style. Charles Mingus, Pee Wee Russell, Mary Lou Wilson and Count Basie are just a few of the jazz greats in this photograph.

So if you are ready to wean yourself off pre-fabricated musical sawdust and are willing to explore American true classical music tradition then bop over to

If you would like more information about the work of Art Kane you definitely should visit his site. He captured Janis Joplin, Louis Armstrong and Bob Dylan with images that a steps away from typical celebrity photos -

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