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In 1958, Art Kane took a picture of 57 jazz musicians that included such giants as Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Golson, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk, Roy Eldridge, Charles Mingus, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, to name just a very few.

http://www.harlem.org/

In a now available online interview from the Charlie Rose show, Benny Golson and Art Farmer discuss sax greats like Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Sonny Rollins, as well as the state of jazz in 1995. The interview occurs around the 22:10 mark. It unfortunately is a bit short but still provides some fascinating moments.
http://www.charlierose.com/shows/1995/02/27/2/a-discussion-of-a-great-day-in-harlem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Great_Day_in_Harlem

http://www.a-great-day-in-harlem.com/
 

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'Simple,real and it swung'
Wonder where they all went for lunch
Loved Art Farmer's comments.
On TV time spent with musicians is condensed into the smallest possible
sound bites,so little time spent with them to hear what they have to say.A few comments then in steps the host to wrap it all up.
Thanks Neil gets ya feelin' sentimental.
 

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Anyone seen 'The Terminal' starring Tom Hanks? Father of his character was collecting autographs of all the musicians from that harlem picture. The last to get was Benny Golson's - he even utters a sentence or two and you can see him play. Nice movie.
 

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They just did a deal like that in downtown Seattle last week. There was a picture made of all the Seattle Jazz players I believe in front of the court house.
 

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brutlix said:
Anyone seen 'The Terminal' starring Tom Hanks? Father of his character was collecting autographs of all the musicians from that harlem picture. The last to get was Benny Golson's - he even utters a sentence or two and you can see him play. Nice movie.

What's in the peanut can? ... Jazz. :)
 

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Neil, thanks for posting these links. When I read this post yesterday evening, I started searching for the documentary film about this special event, I knew I had it somewhere, and I found it in a box with old video tapes. I enjoyed watching it again after such a long time!
 

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Thanks!

The Charlie Rose archive is a great resource. I've spent the past few nights browsing through some fascinating interviews with a wide range of musicians and producers.
 
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