In his years as an executive at Blue Note records, Francis Wolff repeatedly called upon his earlier training as a Photographer to document a veritable pantheon of American musical wizardry. Here, in the first of three installments, is a sampling of that fearsome chronicle:
Found this over at If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger,There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats and it just kind of drives home my thoughts about the timeless beauty of B&W imagery. The tones and intensity of these pictures puts 90% of band photography to shame. Look at that pic of Max Roach! That is classic cool.