Shutterbug Friday #5:
Francis Wolff and the Empire of Cool (Vol. 2)

Ornette Coleman

Wilbur Ware

Hank Mobley

Wynton Kelly

Gato Barbieri

Lee Morgan

Charles Tolliver

Bennie Green

Fats Navarro

Roy Haynes

Kenny Burrell

Eric Dolphy

Charlie Haden

Fred Jackson

Dexter Gordon

Joe Chambers

John Coltrane

Jimmy Smith

Arthur Taylor

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderly

Bud Powell

Pharoah Sanders

Miles Davis

Charlie Rouse

Bobby Timmons


Tod Brody said...

Did Ornette Coleman really play the violin left-handed? Or is the image reversed?

Tom Sutpen said...

Could be; but if the image is reversed, I ain't the one what reversed it.

H. P. L. said...

As a hopeless absolute beginner in Jazz, all I can say is that in this series you put all my favourite "cats". Viva Hank Mobley!!!

Husky Navarro said...

Thanks for the shout out . . . .

Yokozuna said...

For what it's worth, Wikipedia says he's a lefty on the violin.

grumpyg said...

Other photos of Ornette Coleman playing the violin available on the Internets, show him playing left-handed.

Timmy said...

What a grouping of greats!

Rhys Ziemba said...

Beautiful! Lee Morgan actually appears to (side) winding. Roy Haynes is scandalously dressed down. But my favorite has gotta be Bud Powell.

marietta said...

Miles Davis ist der eleganteste,Bobby Timmons sehr relext.Immer wieder gerne höre ich Pharoah Sanders.

Arthur Gilroy said...


Thank you so much for this series. These people were my models, my mentors, my teachers. It was a truly remarkable generation of musicians, that post-WWII through the '70s group of players, a school through which an already great art peaked and flourished. These photos capture the way they really were.

Positive, intense and vivid.

Not just the photos...the people themselves.

Thanks again...


Loye said...

All I can say is, thanks for posting those great pics.

Loye said...

That picture of Coltrane made a great poster until it was destroyed when the levees broke after Hurricane Katrina.

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