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portraitinjazz:  Mingus in New York c.1960s "…he played and...

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.

Nicholas Payton

Nicholas Payton I first heard Nicholas Payton many years ago;he was one of two trumpeters (the other being Scotty Barnhart, if memory se.

Billy Higgins during Jackie McLean’s A Fickle Sonance session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, October 26, 1961 (photo by Francis Wolff)

Billy Higgins during Jackie McLean’s A Fickle Sonance session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, October 1961 (photo by Francis Wolff)

Count Basie at piano, Lester Young on sax seated next to him & wearing hat, with Dizzy Gellespie behind him, Mezz Mezzrow on clarinet & other unident. musicians during jam session at Gjon Mili's studio 1943

Count Basie at piano, Lester Young on sax seated next to him & wearing hat, with Dizzy Gellespie behind him, Mezz Mezzrow on clarinet & other unident. musicians during jam session at Gjon Mili’s studio 1943 - Photo: Gjon Mili

Gjon Mili - Lester Young on saxophone with other jazz musicians during jam session at Gjon Mili's studio, NY, 1943

giants at play : life with jazz legends " not published in life. unidentified jazz musicians, new york, 1943 "

Charlie Parker

This is pretty much the look of what we are going for in a reception band (maybe we can get them.Charlie Parker, Tommy Potter, Miles Davis, and Max Roach?

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