Smell The Smoke, Hear The Jazz

Herman Leonard died recently.  An accomplished photographer, he is best known for stunning black-and-white photos of jazz performers like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dexter Gordon (pictured at right) among many others.  His vivid photographs allow the viewer to almost smell the ever-present smoke, hear the clink of highball glasses in the hushed audience, and experience the trumpeter arching back as he reaches for that final, high note.

The BBC has a fine slideshow of some Herman Leonard photographs set to music.

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