Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bird Conference

From Norman Granz Jam Sessions, 1952, LA.
photography by Esther Bubley (1921-98)

Esther Bubley happened to be in LA on assignment for The Ladies' Home Journal. It was then that her friend, illustrator David Stone Martin, who had made a name as a jazz album cover artwork designer, invited Esther to come along to a meeting with Charlie Parker and friends, where Esther took this amazing photograph.


  1. I seem to remember that this photo was converted to a cartoon for the album cover