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Wardell Gray and Fats Navarro (with Allen Eager in background) from the Tadd Dameron Septet session, Apex Studios NYC, September 13, 1948 (p...

Wardell Gray and Fats Navarro (with Allen Eager in background) from the Tadd Dameron Septet session, Apex Studios NYC, September 1948 (photo by Francis Wolff)

Clifford Brown (Oct. 30, 1930 – 1956) was an influential and highly rated American jazz trumpeter - a hard bopper as well as a smooth balladeer…    Clifford Brown and Gigi Gryce during rehearsal for Brown’s Sextet session, August 28, 1953 NYC

bainer: “Clifford Brown and Gigi Gryce during rehearsal for Brown’s Sextet session, August 1953 NYC (photo by Francis Wolff) ” Brown was such an incredible talent. Despite his death aged he.

Gerry Mulligan • Photographed by Bob Willoughby • Los Angeles recording session, 1953

Chet Baker photography: love this Gerry Mulligan, Los Angeles recording session, 1953 –Bob Willoughby Mr. Peabody and his pet boy

Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet & trumpeter Harry Edison at recording session for film %22Jammin' the Blues,%22 being directed by photographer ...

Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet & trumpeter Harry Edison at recording session for film "Jammin' the Blues," being directed by photographer Gjon Mili Photo Gjon Mili

Birdland Jazz Club, NYC

It was Charlie Parker, familiarly known to his fans and fellow musicians as “Bird,” a contraction of Yardbird, his formal nickname, who was the dynamic creative personality and genius of the alto saxophone who served as the inspiration for Birdland.

Presumed self-portrait by Annibale Carracci, 1590. From "100 Self-Portrait Drawings from 1484 to Today"

Annibale Carracci presumed self portrait 1590 Self-Portrait Drawings from 1484 to Today

Cootie Williams - William Gottlieb

William Gottlieb’s Beautiful Vintage Photographs of Jazz Legends, from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong

Born in Mobile, Cootie Williams was jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter who performed with Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman.

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