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Thelonious Monk (1959)  Rehearsing in a New York loft with saxophonists Phil Woods and Charlie Rouse.  Jazz: A History of America's Music; by Geoffrey C Ward and Ken Burns

Thelonious Monk Rehearsing in a New York loft with saxophonists Phil Woods and Charlie Rouse. Jazz: A History of America's Music; by Geoffrey C Ward and Ken Burns. Saw Monk at Longhorn Jazz Festival, Austin, July

Nina Simone in her dressing room at the Village Gate in Manhattan before a live recording session in March 1965. Photo by Sam Falk/New York Times Co./Getty Images.

Nina Simone in her dressing room at the Village Gate in Manhattan before a live recording session in March, 1965 (photo by Sam Falk, New York Times Co.

Louis Armstrong & Miles Davis - actually we love jazz just as much as what you 'd call urban music today.

Miles Davis & Louis Armstrong - What an amazing photo of Miles paying homage to the Master.

Sir Wynton Marsalis - one of the most talented musicians of the 21st century

Sir Wynton Marsalis - one of the most talented musicians of the century. A fairly uptight and prissy guy, he nevertheless manages to create some great music.

"Jazz is something that you have to feel. It's something that you have to live." - Ray Brown

Modern Man — That moment when music speaks to your soul

John Coltrane, 1960

John Coltrane, 1960 The spiritual genius.

The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything. ~ Charlie Haden

Modern Man — That moment when music speaks to your soul

Billie Holiday by Don Hunstein,1957

Billie Holiday recording "Lady in Satin," New York City, December 1957 Don Hunstein © 2013 Sony Music Entertainment

Billie Holiday had such a beautiful, yet sorrowful voice. I love her music. There's such powerful lyrical content, and the intensity which she sang with, is unparalleled.

Billie Holiday - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era.

Billy Holiday

Miss Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan on April 1915 in Philadelphia PA. Her friend and musical partner Lester Young, nicknamed her “Lady Day”. Best known for her music influence on Jazz and Pop singing, Billie Holiday also co-wrote…Read more ›

Jazz via Bromley Bromley Williams

Charles Mingus was an American jazz musician, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist.

Charles Mingus: 'Fables of Bass,' Part 1

John Coltrane with Miles Davis, Columbia Recording Studios, New York,1958. S)

thejazzcorner: John Coltrane with Miles Davis, Columbia Recording Studios, New York, 1958

John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy

My jazz hero Eric Dolphy & John Coltrane

Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Dean Martin. All wonderful singers and entertainers.

Nat King Cole

money makers for Capitol Records -- Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Dean Martin. The all time great CROONERS.

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker, 1954 by Dennis Stock

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