cercadiasilo: “ “ themaninthegreenshirt: “ T-Bone Walker, Dizzy Gillespie and James Moody, 1966 by David Redfern ” ALL that ” great cats ”


Young Dizzy Gillespie ~ Jazz favorites of Tommy and Beth ~ The Final Piece by Maggi Myers

John Coltrane backstage / Stanford University a few months before his death in 1966 (photo by Jim Marshall) Best Jazz artist ever!

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 1926 was a very versatile and innovative American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential American born musicians of the century.

Odetta, also known as Odetta Holmes

Odetta Holmes was a singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist.

Stanley Clarke is an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass as well as for his numerous film and television scores. He was also with the jazz group Return to Forever.

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Allmusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge.

James Brown

Legendary singer James Brown performed in front of a televised audience in Boston the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Brown is often given credit for preventing further riots with the performance.

Benny Goodman - 1929 / The "King of Swing" 10 years later, one the prime movers integrating Jazz with the hiring of Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Charley Christian and others

Miles Davis and his wife, funk singer, Betty Davis in front of one of his paintings at their home in New York City, October 1969. Photos by Baron Wolman

John William Coltrane also known as Trane September 23 1926 July 17 1967 was an American jazz saxophonist and composer Working in the bebop and har