Dennis Stock     Billie Holiday     1958    “You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.” Billie Holiday, “Lady Sings the Blues”  1956

Dennis Stock Billie Holiday 1958 “You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.” Billie Holiday, “Lady Sings the Blues” 1956

A genius is the one most like himself.  -Thelonious Monk

Theloniuos Monk- W. Eugene Smith Smith was famous for intense, at times obscene images of life and war. He captured whole stories in a single frame. This photo of Monk’s face as he plays piano, captures something of the ecstasy of jazz.

- "The whole thing of being in music is not to control it but to be swept away by it."  --Bobby Hutcherson

Bobby Hutcherson * Photo Album: The Masters of the Jazz

"For me, music and life are all about style." Miles Davis

Miles Davis photographed by Tom Palumbo. I love seeing Miles when he was young.

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