CHARLIE PARKER

Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, born August in Kansas City, Kans., tried heroin for the first time at Soon, “strangers began showing up.

Miles Davis may not have been a guitar cat, but he did so much for jazz and young guitarists like Mike Stern and John Schofield.

“September 1991 - Miles Davis a jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at the age of

Herbie Hancock during his “Inventions and Dimensions session”, Englewood Cliffs NJ, August 30 1963 Photo by Francis Wolff

Herbie Hancock 1963

Herbie Hancock during his “Inventions and Dimensions session”, Englewood Cliffs NJ, August 30 1963 Francis Wolff

Eric Dolphy!

“Eric Dolphy was like an angel that came down to Earth, played his saxophone incredibly and passed too quickly.

“If they act too hip, you know they can’t play shit.” - Miles Davis

Miles Davis “If they act too hip, you know they can’t play shit.

Sonny Rollins and Thelonius Monk

Uncredited Photographer Sonny Rollins (Sax) and Thelonious Monk (Piano), the Five Spot Cafe, New York City 1957

David Redfern, British Photographer of Jazz and Pop, Dies at 78 - NYTimes.com

David Redfern, British Photographer of Jazz and Pop, Dies at 78

Miles Davis at Newport Jazz Festival by David Redfern from Sonic Editions Photography on Gilt

Miles Davis

Miles Davis one of the most creative and greatest Jazz musicians of all time.

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