Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie,   © HERMAN LEONARD (1949)

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, NYC, New York, 1949 © Herman Leonard

John Burks 'Dizzy' Gillespie

John Burks "Dizzy" Gillespie Saw him play at the Saenger Theater in Mobile, AL in his later years.

Pharoah Sanders & John Coltrane, Ascension session, June 1965 by Chuck Stewart

themaninthegreenshirt: “Pharoah Sanders & John Coltrane, Ascension session, June 1965 by Chuck Stewart ”

NYC 1946

Tourists wander past Club Samoa, Club Downbeat and 3 Deuces in Times Square. (The south side of Street, between & Avenues – looking east from Avenue) Photo: Andreas Legendary jazz clubs.

Drummer Sven Bolheim (left), Max Roach (center) and Charlie Parker , Paris, 1949

tornandfrayed: “ Drummer Sven Bolheim (left) enjoys the playful interaction between Max Roach (center) and Charlie Parker at the International Jazz Festival in Paris, 1949 (Bettmann/Corbis).

Dizzy Gillespie, 52nd Street

Dizzy Gillespie, 52nd Street

Charlie "Bird" Parker

Picture of Charlie Parker — Three Deuces, New York, 1947 / Foto: William Gottlieb

Bird and Max Roach at the jukebox

Charlie Parker: Let’s play your number Max Roach: No, Bird.

Duke Ellington & Dizzy Gillespie, 1943. Photo by Gjon Mili

Composer pianist arranger Duke Ellington playing one of his compositions during an after hours jam session with some of the most exciting jazzmen in the city, at the studio of photographer Gjon Mili 1943 NYC

Charlie Parker

(Charlie "Bird" Parker) the root of jazz is the blues. Sometimes Bird didn't even try to embellish those cords in a jazz vein. He just stayed in the pocket, down deep in the blues.


Charlie Parker and Tommy Potter - gorgeous portrait of this pair of jazz musicians on bass and saxophone.