In Photos: The Luminaries of the New York Jazz Scene

From left; Benny Golson, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk. ‘ There was going to be an unusual shooting of a photograph for Esquire Magazine and I was being invited to be a part of it. I couldn’t believe it! Nobody really knew me that early in my career. But zippo, I was there on the intended date. When I arrived, there were all of my heroes’ – Benny Golson

Photograph: Art Kane


Luckey Roberts, Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith

Photograph: Art Kane

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