“William P. Gottlieb was an American photographer and newspaper columnist who is best known for his classic photographs of the leading performers of the ‘Golden Age’ of American Jazz in the 1930s and 1940s. Gottlieb’s photographs are among the best known and widely reproduced images of this era of jazz.” (x)

Photographed are: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, 52nd Street, Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Hill, and Lena Horne.


Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins: Cannes 1958

From the 1958 Cannes festival comes this rare (and unfortunately visually incomplete) clip with Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, JC Heard, Arvell Shaw, Lou Levy, Vic Dickenson and two Parisian stars baritone Michel de Villers and clarinetist Hubert Rostaing whose initial fame came with the Quintet of the Hot Club of France in 1940.

-Scott Wenzel

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  • Fine and Mellow
  • Various Artists
  • The Sound of Jazz: the Memorable 1957 Telecast

fine and mellow - the sound of jazz telecast - 1957 Billie Holiday (v), with Mal Waldron All Stars: Roy Eldridge, Doc Cheatham (tp); Vic Dickinson (tb); Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young (ts); Gerry Mulligan (bs); Mal Waldron (p); Milt Hinton (b); Osie Johnson (d)

sweet goddamn!!!..the best version of this song ever ever ever….find it on youtube…..sooo gorgeous!