When Herman Leonard’s lens frame Jazz icons

it looks like the following newly published photos…

[more at NPR]

Louis Armstrong, Paris 1960


Thelonious Monk, Minton’s Playhouse, New York 1949

as an NPR blogger noted:

“It was taken inside Monton’s [sic] Playhouse, an intimate uptown after-hours room where Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and others worked out the foundations of bebop ā€” the sound that revolutionized jazz”

Billie Holiday, New York 1945


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