Orgill, Roxane,

Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph / Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Francis Vallejo. - Humen : Candlewick Press 2016 - ix, 55 pages, 1 folded leaf : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55).

When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn't own a good camera, didn't know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem 1958, bringing to life the musicians' mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer's day. Francis Vallejo's vibrant, detailed, and wonderfully expressive paintings do loving justice to the larger-than-life quality of jazz musicians of the era. Includes bios of several of the fifty-seven musicians, an author's note, sources, a bibliography, and a foldout of Art Kane's famous photograph.

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African American musicians--New York (State)--New York--Juvenile poetry.
Jazz musicians--New York (State)--New York--Juvenile poetry.
Jazz--History and criticism--New York (State)--New York--Juvenile poetry.
African Americans--Music--History and criticism--Juvenile poetry.
Jazz musicians--Poetry
Jazz--History and criticism--Poetry.
African Americans--Music--History and criticism--Poetry.


Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--History--20th century--Juvenile poetry.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--History--20th century--Poetry.


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