Introducing "Mr. Jazz" himself, William Gottlieb
Gottlieb grew tired of hanging out in nightclubs every night, as he explained in an interview:
"Most important of all, I was really something of a square; I had a wife and children, and the joys of staying out until 4 a.m. with musicians, even those who were my idols, had evaporated, especially since I was often the only sober one there."
This is, William P. Gottlieb, famous Jazz Photographer.
Our theme prompt today, is a delightfully, clear view from within the magical year of 1947; featuring the jazz musician Stan Kenton by the noted photographer William P. Gottlieb, this photograph forms part of the Flicker Commons collection of the Library of Congress (one of my favorite sources for photos and discoveries)
Jazz Explosions - The sky's the limit!
Did you know this beautiful lady, and most heavenly songstress was a favorite capture of his?
Billie Holiday and her dog, Mister. Downbeat, New York 1946 by William P. Gottlieb.
A loved dog is a wonderful thing, and Billie's dog was truly loved. What a beautiful life it is indeed.
Another Jazz threesome favorite below.
Machito, Jose Mongual. and Carlos Vidal at the Glen Island Casino, New York, NY in 1947 by William P. Gottlieb.
Three times and you're out!
GOTTLIEB ON KODACHROME
Portrait of June Christy
1947 or 1948
William P. Gottlieb
Shep Fields and Tex Benke May 16, 1947 at the Glen Island Casino by William P. Gottlieb.
Shep was the bandleader for the "Shep Fields"
a band that's new to me, so let's Google to hear them play.
Very interesting story in video, not to be missed.
A man, a woman and an innovation from way back when to brighten your day.
Shep Fields (another favorite of Gottlieb to shoot) and his new music.
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