Music: A Great Day in Harlem

Photo by Art Kane - 1958

Red Allen, Buster Bailey, Count Basie, Emmett Berry, Art Blakey, Lawrence Brown, Scoville Browne, Buck Clayton, Bill Crump,    Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Art Farmer, Bud Freeman, Dizzy Gillespie, Tyree Glenn, Benny Golson*, Sonny Greer, Johnny Griffin, Gigi Gryce, Coleman Hawkins, J.C. Heard, Jay C. Higginbotham, Milt Hinton, Chubby Jackson, Hilton Jefferson, Osie Johnson, Hank Jones, Jo Jones, Jimmy Jones, Taft Jordan, Max Kaminsky, Gene Krupa, Eddie Locke, Marian McPartland*,    Charles Mingus, Miff Mole, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Pettiford, Rudy Powell, Luckey Roberts, Sonny Rollins*,    Jimmy Rushing, Pee Wee Russell, Sahib Shihab, Horace Silver*, Zutty Singleton, Stuff Smith, Rex Stewart, Maxine Sullivan, Joe Thomas, Wilbur Ware, Dickie Wells, George Wettling,  Ernie Wilkins, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young

(*) denotes still living members

A Great Day in Harlem or Harlem 1958 is a group portrait of 57  of the greatest jazz musicians of any era, taken on on 126th Street, between 5th and Madisen Ave. in Harlem, NY.  It is generally acknowledged as the greatest photo in the history of jazz.

Art Kane a freelance photographer working for Esquire  magazine, took the picture around 10 a.m. one day in the summer of 1958.  Esquire published the photo in its January 1959 issue.

Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, Monk, Gerry Mulligan, et al

Count Basie and some kids


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