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Art Kane's photo of 57 Jazz greats on the steps of a Harlem Brownstone appears in Esquire
magazine. Some of the legendary musicians who showed up for the 10:00 a.m. photo
shoot were: Thelonious Monk, Lester Young, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge,
Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Milt Hinton and Art Farmer.
As a kid, my mom told me I'd like jazz. I thought she was nuts. Then I went to hear Cannonball Adderley (with Nat Adderley, George Duke, Walter Booker, Roy McCurdy and Airto) and everything changed. Yeah, mom knows best.