Count Basie and Lester Young This picture of Lester Young and Count Basie is one of another 30 great b/w photos that are included in the beautiful 78 rpm album (six records) that Norman Granz produced and issued in 1949. It was distributed by Mercury and entitled The Jazz Scene. The album is spiral bound into a portfolio book, and the cover is plain black. So this photo will better tell about it. The photographer is Gjon Mili.
Count Basie at piano, Lester Young on sax seated next to him & wearing hat, with Dizzy Gellespie behind him, Mezz Mezzrow on clarinet & other unident. musicians during jam session at Gjon Mili's studio 1943
Stan Getz, Monterey Jazz Festival, 1962
John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy and Reggie Workman, Holland, 1961 http://themaninthegreenshirt.tumblr.com/post/136273027160
Rainy Night, New York City
I like big cities because even though they're crowded, they're also easier to get lost in.