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Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph /

by Orgill, Roxane; Vallejo, Francis[illustrator.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Humen : Candlewick Press 2016Description: ix, 55 pages, 1 folded leaf : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780763669546; 0763669547.Subject(s): African American musicians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile poetry | Jazz musicians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile poetry | Jazz -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism -- 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 | Picture books for childrenSummary: 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. List(s) this item appears in: AESL: Black History Month
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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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