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Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph / Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Francis Vallejo.

Orgill, Roxane, (author.). Vallejo, Francis, (illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 781.65092 Orgi (Text) 33126020660027 JNonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 781.65092 Orgi (Text) 33126020598615 JNonfiction Display -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J 781.65092 Orgi (Text) 33126021772904 JNonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0763669547
  • ISBN: 9780763669546
  • Physical Description: ix, 55 pages, 1 folded leaf : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55).
Summary, etc.:
When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn't own a good camera, didn't know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem 1958, bringing to life the musicians' mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer's day. Francis Vallejo's vibrant, detailed, and wonderfully expressive paintings do loving justice to the larger-than-life quality of jazz musicians of the era. Includes bios of several of the fifty-seven musicians, an author's note, sources, a bibliography, and a foldout of Art Kane's famous photograph.
Subject: Photographs.
Jazz musicians > New York (State) > New York.
Jazz > 1951-1960.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > 20th century > Poetry.

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