In Photos: The Luminaries of the New York Jazz Scene

Front row, from left: Marian McPartland, Lawrence Brown, Emmett Berry, Mary Lou Williams (turned back to the camera), Vic Dickenson, Thelonious Monk. Top left, Oscar Pettiford

Photograph: Art Kane


Lester Young, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Gigi Gryce. ‘ Black and white: two colors forbidden to be in close proximity, yet captured so beautifully within a single black and white frame. The importance of this photo transcends time and location, leaving it to become not only a symbolic piece of art but a piece of history’ – Quincy Jones

Photograph: Art Kane

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