Thursday, May 27, 2010

William Gottlieb's Jazz Photos, Part 4

Bebop and swing cats gather at Mary Lou Williams's apartment and digging new records; from left: Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou, Tadd Dameron, Hank Jones, unknown man and woman, Jack Teagarden.
Mary Lou's spacious Harlem apartment was a “salon” where, especially in the 1940’s, many prominent jazz people hung out, especially—though not exclusively—those musicians whose style was at the cutting edge.

Duke Ellington

Dave Tough (1907 – 1948), a great drummer associated with both Dixieland and swing jazz in the 1930s and 1940s. He has been described as "the most important of the drummers of the Chicago circle"

Bunk Johnson and his wife.

Bunk Johnson (left) and Leadbelly (right)

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Thanks a lot for the post.

    Best to you,