Gerard Majoor

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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

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Art Blakey, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan, and Jymie Merritt. This is a publicity shot for their 1958 European tour.

Charles Mingus and his band performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock)

Charles Mingus and his band performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock) wish i could be there at the smokey Jazz clubs listening to these legends.

Sonny Stitt (1953) [b.1924 - d.1982] No one had a harder time dealing with Charlie Parker's legacy than this superb musician, whose sound and ideas on alto sax sounded so much like Bird's that he switched to tenor in order to be seen and heard as his own man.

Sonny Stitt, 1953 - No one had a harder time dealing with Charlie Parker's legacy than this superb musician, whose sound and ideas on alto sax sounded so much like Bird's that he switched to tenor in order to be seen and heard as his own man.

Charles Mingus making his point to Pannonica, the Jazz patroness and writer who helped many musicians to survive.

Charles Mingus and (Kathleen Annie) Pannonica de Koenigswarter NYC)The extraordinary ‘Baroness of Jazz’ befriended, hosted and aided many of New York City’s greatest jazz musicians.

Charlie Parker, Harry Babasin, Chet Baker, Helen Carr

Helen Carr with Charlie Parker and Chet Baker. The Tiffany Club, LA, 1952

† Charlie Rouse (April 1924 - November American saxophone player, o. known from the Duke Ellington Orchestra.