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Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph

Orgill, Roxane (author.). Vallejo, Francis, 1985- (illustrator.).
  • ISBN: 9780763669546
  • ISBN: 0763669547
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 55 pages, 1 folded leaf : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library Y 811.6 ORGILL 34510010858171 Teen Area - Non-fiction Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55).
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: 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 criticim 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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