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The Resource Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph, Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Francis Vallejo

Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph, Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Francis Vallejo

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Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph
Title
Jazz day
Title remainder
the making of a famous photograph
Statement of responsibility
Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Francis Vallejo
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Orgill, Roxane
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1985-
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Vallejo, Francis
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  • Jazz musicians
  • Jazz
  • African Americans
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph, Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Francis Vallejo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55)
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 55 pages, 1 folded leaf
Isbn
9780763669546
Lccn
2015933243
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913844760
  • (OCoLC)ocn913844760
  • 774388
Label
Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph, Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Francis Vallejo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55)
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 55 pages, 1 folded leaf
Isbn
9780763669546
Lccn
2015933243
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913844760
  • (OCoLC)ocn913844760
  • 774388

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