1959 april

Miles Davis and John Coltrane, New York City, 1959

In 1959 Miles Davis assembled a sextet of legendary players, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, John Coltrane and Bill Evans to create “Kind of Blue," [Wynton Kelly plays piano on "Freddie Freeloader”] a sublime atmospheric masterpiece which continues to transport listeners a half century since its release. 

These Don Hunstein photographs of Miles and Trane in the studio were snapped during the April 1959 session that yielded “All Blues” and “Flamenco Sketches.”

Don Hunstein
Miles Davis & John Coltrane, NYC, 1959
In 1959, trumpeter/band leader/composer Miles Davis assembled a sextet of legendary players, Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Bill Evans (piano) (Wynton Kelly plays piano on “Freddie Freeloader”) to create “Kind of Blue,” a sublime atmospheric masterpiece which continues to transport listeners a half century since its release. These photographs of Miles and Trane in the studio were snapped during the April 1959 session that yielded “All Blues” and “Flamenco Sketches.” D.H.
Photographs: Black and White Type: Archival Digital Print
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Happy 56th Birthday, Emma Thompson!

b. 15th April 1959

“I’m not fiddling about with myself. We’re in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60. The trick is to age honestly and make it look great so that everyone looks forward to it.”