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A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM

The new publication ART KANE—HARLEM 1958 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the publication in Esquire of the iconic photograph A Great Day in Harlem.

Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Coleman Hawkins, Maxine Sullivan, Jimmy Rushing, Marian McPartland, Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus, Gene KrupaThelonious Monk, Lester Young, Bud Freeman, Pee Wee Russell, Red Allen, Art Farmer, and Gerry Mulligan were among the fifty-seven jazz giants captured in front of 17 East 126th Street on August 12, 1958.

 

ART KANE—HARLEM 1958 (Alba, Italy: Wall of Sound, 2018).

Above book cover credit: Wall of Sound.

Below: Art Kane, A Great Day in Harlem, 1958. Count Basie standing in black suit, front center-right. Marian McPartland and Mary Lou Williams, second and third to Basie’s left.

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