The Friends of Milt Hinton #2

Lester Young and Roy Eldridge in Harlem circa 1958


Tom Sutpen said...

Amazing. This is the only photo I've seen of Prez in his later years where he's actually smiling (or at least not looking downcast and depleted).

Damn he was good.

swac said...

I double checked and made the date 1958, since this photo looks like it was taken on the famed "Great Day in Harlem" in the summer of 1958, and considering the Prez's death in March of 1959, it seems unlikely this photo was taken that year.

(Checking the Great Day photo, the windows in the background of this shot look pretty much exactly the same...)

swac said...

Oh yeah...if you look at the photo here, you can see Prez and Eldridge standing near each other, on the right, in the same clothes.

Jeff Duncanson said...

Stephen - A couple of days after your 1st post in this series, I heard a DJ on the Jazz station I listen to in these parts (91.1) talk about the website I am assuming that this is where these images are coming from.(?) What a treasure trove of great stuff! I'm totally looking forward to more in this series.

Mr DeBakey said...

Back in May, you posted the still [Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Ben Webster and Gerry Mulligan] from CBS special "The Sound of Jazz"

I ordered the CD, it arrived Friday.

I like it, I like it.