Photographers: Francis Wolff

Francis Wolff (1907 or 1908  – March 8, 1971) Francis Wolff worked for Blue Note Records in the 50’s and 60’s in a number of capacaties – as producer, accountant, executive – and as a photographer. Wolff was the fly on the wall for most of Blue Notes’ most important sessions and he took pictures of everything and everyone. His photos were used on a huge number of LP covers (the below photo being Coltranes’ Blue Train session) and are still used for the reissues of the Blue Note library.

John Coltrane

Miles Davis

Baby Face Willette

Sonny Rollins

Herbie Hancock


Philly Joe Jones

Coltrane and Lee Morgan

Thelonius Monk

Sonny Rollins

Max Roach


Posted on February 19, 2012, in Music, Photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great blog and a superb collection of images from Francis Wolff. Must have been unbelievable to be around these musicians and capture them in a totally relaxed manner.

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