Uncredited Photographer     Sonny Rollins (Sax) and Thelonious Monk (Piano), the Five Spot Cafe, New York City     1957

Uncredited Photographer Sonny Rollins (Sax) and Thelonious Monk (Piano), the Five Spot Cafe, New York City 1957

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

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

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).

Billie Holiday

A great photo, often mis-labeled as "Young Billie Holiday." As several people have pointed out, the era is wrong. This lovely woman is Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. She was photographed on Street in NYC in 1960 by William Claxton

Dizzy Gillespie, 52nd Street

Dizzy Gillespie, 52nd Street

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

Dizzy Gillespie, Royal Roost, NYC, 1948 - Herman Leonard Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie NYC, 1949 - Herman Leonard

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