Orgill, Roxane. Jazz day: The Making of a Famous Photograph. Candlewick Press 2016 np $18.99 ISBN 978-0-7636-6954-6 elem/ms Nonfiction E-BN
Art Kane, a graphic designer, was behind the creation of a photograph of jazz greats that is known as “Harlem 1958”. Through a series of poems that are beautifully illustrated, the author recreates the events and participants in the day. Kane decided to have the picture taken in front of a brownstone in Harlem, and the photo shoot, including 58 musicians, lasted four to five hours. The final photograph featured the internationally famous -- Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie -- as well as those who were only known within jazz circles. Biographies of the more famous participants and a list of additional resources are included. This book is highly recommended for poetry and music collections.
Summary: Poetry and beautiful illustrations capture a day in Harlem in 1958 when jazz greats were photographed together.
Jazz, Photography, Poetry --Stephanie Pennucci