George Benson

George Benson- Jazz great grew up playing guitar on street corners in his native Hill District (Pittsburgh) photography

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Jazz is retreating to your Corner then comin' out swingin'.

Clark Terry (born December 14, 1920) is an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee. He played with Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones.

Clark Terry (born December is an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz.

Charlie Parker in a photo booth, Kansas City, 1940

indigodreams: “ theshinyboogie: Charlie Parker in a photo booth, Kansas City, 1940 (via) ”

Melba Liston, Jazz musician (1926-1999) American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and composer

Melba Liston, Jazz musician American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and composer ~Via Carmen Lundy

[left to right] Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, and Wayne Shorter during Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ Mosaic session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, October 2 1961 (photo by Francis Wolff)

Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, and Wayne Shorter during Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ Mosaic session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, October 2 1961 (photo by Francis Wolff)

Joe Henderson,Tenor Sax Master

"At this time, Henderson’s primary influences were Lee Kontiz and Stan Getz. ‘Charlie Parker was too much for me to understand. My musical capacity wasn’t up to it.’" - Joe Henderson, quoted by Nat Hentoff in Kenny Dorham’s liner notes to Una Mas LP

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

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

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