Kansas City, MO: 1942. A 10 x 8-inch black-and-white 1942 photograph from the original negative, credited to George V. Costello, depicting Count Basie at the microphone at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO. Printed in 1995 from the original negative by iconic Jazz photographer Paul Hoeffler, who had acquired the rights in the late 1950s. Signed "P J H" on the back in blue ink and captioned: "Count Basie w/ Jo Jones, Freddie Greene & Walter Page." Fine condition. American...
Kansas City, MO: 1942. 1942 photograph measuring 10 x 8 inches, credited to George V. Costello. The image shows Count Basie at the microphone at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. Printed from the original negative in 1995 by iconic jazz photographer Paul Hoeffler, who had acquired the rights in the late 1950s. Signed on the back: "Paul Hoeffler - print 1995." Fine condition. American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader.
Newark, NJ: 1937. 8 x 10 inches (including the borders), photographed by Dunc Butler in 1937 at the Four Towers Restaurant in Newark, New Jersey, and printed from the original negative. The photo features Eddie Durham, Benny Morton, Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Dan Minor, and Bobby Moore. From the Frank Driggs collection, with his stamp on the back. Fine condition.
Fargo, ND: 1940. Rare documented 8 x 10-inch photograph depicting Ellington at a press conference at the Crystal Ball Room in Fargo, North Dakota, on November 7, 1940. Photographed by Jack Towers and reproduced from his original negative. Near fine condition. Towers is considered one of the foremost experts at re-mastering early jazz recordings for definitive collections by the Smithsonian Institution. He won a Grammy Award in 1980 for a recording he made of a Duke Ellington concert at the...
1923. Very early heavy-stock promotional 10 x 8-inch photograph by Maurice Seymour, no date, circa 1923. This wasit-up image shows Ellington dressed in a tuxedo with a full head of hair. Originally from the archives of Metronome Magazine and later the Frank Driggs Collection. Tiny dark spot in the top margin; very good condition. American composer, pianist, and bandleader of jazz orchestras.
Original watercolor. Frame measures 22 7/8" x 31 1/2". Painting measures 28" x 19 1/2" Lovely original watercolor of Jazz icon Dinah Washington. Undated, circa 1950. Dinah Washington (1924-1963) was a renowned singer and pianist. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Stuyvesant van Veen (1910-1988) was best known for his large-scale social realism style murals. His watercolors and portraits are rare.