Jazzmen In The Daylight

jazz-festival-monk-wilsonOf “Jazz Festival,” a thick book of black-and-white photographs by Jim Marshall, Charles Simic writes: ‘Here are Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and dozens of other jazz greats representing at least four generations of musicians who made their names playing radically different kinds of music, performing or being caught by the camera schmoozing backstage between sets and enjoying each other’s company.’

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