A Great Day in Harlem

Now this is a gathering of talent: a photograph of dozens of jazz luminaries, all assembled one morning in Harlem in 1958.  I love the close-up of Monk, two years after Brilliant CornersMingus looks less genius-like than he would, even though he was then just a year from recording Ah Um. Where, I wonder, was Duke Ellington? Couldn't he take the "A" train that day?

(Via Kottke.)

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