A portrait of Clifford Brown “Art Blakey Quintet at Birdland 1954″

Clifford Brown A portrait of Clifford Brown as he plays the trumpet during a Art Blakey Quintet performance at Birdland 1954 Photo Francis Wolff

A portrait of Clifford Brown as he plays the trumpet during a Art Blakey Quintet performance at Birdland 1954

Photo Francis Wolff

“Annoucement By Pee Wee Marquette” from A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1 [Live] by Art Blakey Quintet. Released: 1954

Art Blakey 1960

Art Blakey during the Jazz Messengers’ A Night In Tunisia session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, August 7 or 14 1960

Art Blakey during the Jazz Messengers’ A Night In Tunisia session, Englewood Cliffs NJ, August 7 or 14 1960

Photo Francis Wolff

Thelonious Monk

 Thelonious Monk Photo by Jim Marshall

Thelonious Monk

Photo Jim Marshall

Thelonious Monk – Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 2 (1952)

Straight, No Chaser  WOR Studios, NYC, July 23, 1951

T.Monk (p) – Milt Jackson (vib) Al McKibbon (b) Art Blakey (d)