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Take Five – Candid Photos of Jazz Musicians

1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Hanging Out • 5002 Views • Comments Off on Take Five – Candid Photos of Jazz Musicians

Ever wondered what jazz legends like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Horace Silver and Nina Simone do during their downtime away from stage and studio? Well, ponder no longer.

We’ve been digging deep, really deep, to uncover images you’ve likely never seen before. Images that will give you a new perspective on those cool jazz cats and kittens as they relax in style and show us they’re just normal folk but with a bit more musical talent than us mere mortals.



Charlie Parker



Archie Shepp



Alfred Lion, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor, Ray Bryant, Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Clifford Jordan and John Jenkins 




Cannonball Adderley



Horace Silver



Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, Kenny Drew, Niels Henning and Orsted Pedersen



Nina Simone




Sonny Rollins



Quincy Jones and Sarah Vaughan



Thelonious Monk



Miles Davis



Donald Byrd



Billie Holliday




Dizzy Gillespie



Art Pepper and Elvin Jones



Sonny Clark and Thelonious Monk 



Dexter Gordon




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