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Charlie Parker -- Birdland [New York City] [Photoprint, black and white,]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Names:
Birdland (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1949
Scope and Contents:
Parker playing saxophone, dramatically photographed from a low angle. Title, signature, date in lower margin.
Arrangement:
Box No. 1
Local Numbers:
AC0445-0000008.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
Topic:
Saxophone  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Musicians -- 1950-2000  Search this
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref38
Additional Online Media:

A history of jazz [sound recording] : the New York scene / edited by Samuel B. Charters

Producer:
Charters, Samuel Barclay 1929-2015  Search this
Commentator:
Kunstadt, Leonard  Search this
Performer:
Williams, Clarence 1893-1965  Search this
Europe, James Reese 1881-1919  Search this
Smith, Cricket  Search this
LaRocca, Nick  Search this
Shields, Larry  Search this
Smith, Mamie  Search this
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971  Search this
Hawkins, Coleman  Search this
Johnson, Charlie 1891-1959  Search this
Nichols, Red  Search this
Krupa, Gene 1909-1973  Search this
Johnson, James P (James Price) 1894-1955  Search this
Waller, Fats 1904-1943  Search this
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Calloway, Cab 1907-  Search this
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993  Search this
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Europe's Society Orchestra  Search this
Original Dixieland Jazz Band  Search this
Perry Bradford's Jazz Hounds  Search this
Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra  Search this
Clarence Williams' Washboard Five  Search this
Charlie Johnson's Paradise Ten  Search this
Miff Mole's Little Molers (Musical group)  Search this
Louisiana Sugar Babes (Musical group)  Search this
Missourians  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
New York
Date:
1961
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Local number:
FW00RF3
Folkways RF3
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231634
Additional Online Media:

William Claxton Photographs

Creator:
Claxton, William  Search this
Names:
George Williams Brass Band.  Search this
Stan Kenton Band.  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Baker, Halima  Search this
Charles, Ray, 1930-  Search this
Charles, Roosevelt  Search this
Coleman, Ornette  Search this
Coltrane, John, 1926-1967  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Evans, Bill, 1929-1980  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Jones, Elvin  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Williams, Cootie  Search this
Williams, Joe, 1918-  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (28 items)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1955-1960.
Summary:
Photographs consist of 16 x 20 inch silver gelatin; selenium-toned archival photographic prints of jazz musicians performing and recording music throughout the United States.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 16 x 20-inch silver gelatin; selenium- toned archival photographic prints. It is divided into two series.

Series 1, Duke Ellington, 1955-1960, consists of Duke Ellington performing and recording music in Hollywood and Monterey, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, between 1955 and 1960. The photographs are arranged chronologically by date.

Series 2, Other Jazz Musicians and Singers, 1955-1970, consists of photographs of musicians and singers such as Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Stan Kenton, Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, Cootie Williams, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gilliespie and Ray Charles. The performers are all photographed with their instruments. Photographs are arranged in chronological order.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Duke Ellington, 1955-1960

Series 2: Other Jazz Musicians and Singers, 1955-1970
Biographical / Historical:
add
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Duke Ellington Collection, 1928-1988 (AC0301)

Herman Leonard Photoprints, 1948-1993 (AC0445)

Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Reference Prints [copy prints], 1923-1972 (AC389)

W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Publicity Photoprints, Interviews and Posters circa 1970-2003 (AC0766)

Charismic Productions Records of Dizzy Gillespie, 1940s-1993 (AC0979)
Provenance:
Collection purchased on March 31, 1999.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Topic:
Musicians -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Music -- West coast -- 1950-1960  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
William Claxton Photographs, 1951-1971, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0695
See more items in:
William Claxton Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0695
Additional Online Media:

Herman Leonard Photographic Collection

Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Former owner:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Bennett, Tony, 1926-  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Brown, Clifford Mr  Search this
Camero, Candido, 1921-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-  Search this
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990  Search this
Haig, Al, 1924-1982  Search this
Heath, Percy, 1923-2005  Search this
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959  Search this
Horne, Lena  Search this
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Pettiford, Oscar, 1922-1960  Search this
Roach, Max  Search this
Russell, Curly  Search this
Sims, Zoot  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Stitt, Sonny  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Young, Lester, 1909-1959  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1948-1993
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 110 black-and-white photographic prints depicting musicians performing at various American and European jazz clubs between 1948 and 1991. The collection contains mounted and unmounted 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" prints made by Leonard. Artists represented among these photographs are Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. The photographs are organized into three series: Series 1: 11"x 14" prints, Series 2: 16" x 20" prints, and Series 3: Addenda. The series are arranged alphabetically by performer's last name. Unmatted 16" x 20" prints can be found in box 2 but are listed alphabetically by performer.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Leonard (1923‑ ) was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and served as a military photographer in Burma during World War II. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in photography from Ohio University and began working with Yousuf Karsh, a Canadian portraitist. Settling in New York in 1949, Leonard began photographing jazz musicians at various jazz clubs on Broadway and Fifty‑Second Streets, and in Harlem for such publications as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Life, Look, Playboy, and Time. He later to Paris to begin a fashion and advertising business. He also continued photographing jazz musicians. In 1988 Leonard presented his first exhibition, "Images of Jazz," in London. This show established his reputation as a leading photographer of jazz and sparked further shows and publications.
Provenance:
The Herman Leonard Photographs were donated to the National Museum of American History by Mr. Leonard on December 17, 1991 and in 2006.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0445
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0445
Additional Online Media:

Jazz Perennial [sound recording]

Performer:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
Verve 8009
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356206

Leap Frog/Relaxing With Lee [sound recording]

Artist:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-2692
Mercury 11076
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_323383

Parker's Mood/Barbados [sound recording]

Artist:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-2709
Savoy 936
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_323399

Constellation/Ah-Leu-Cha [sound recording]

Artist:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-2710
Savoy 939
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_323400

Mohawk/An Oscar For Treadwell [sound recording]

Artist:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-2733
Mercury 11082
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_323420

Bloomdido/Melancholy Baby [sound recording]

Artist:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-2734
Mercury 11058
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_323421

Broadcast Performances, Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Artist:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1948
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
ESP 3001
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_345698

Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter [sound recording]

Performer:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
Verve 8007
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356212

The Bird : the Savoy recordings (master takes). Vol. 1 [sound recording]

Artist:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1976
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-0766
Savoy 2201
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314908

Charlie Parker's Story, Vol. 1 [sound recording]

Performer:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
196x
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-2611
Verve 8000
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_315971

Live Performances [sound recording]

Artist:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
ESP 3000
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_342580

Verve Years, The (1948-50) [sound recording]

Performer:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1976
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
Verve 2501
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_352331

The Fabulous Bird [sound recording]

Performer:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Callender, Red  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
195x
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
Jazztone 1214
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356207

The Jazz Immortals [sound recording]

Performer:
Young, Lester 1909-1959  Search this
Young, Lee  Search this
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Smith, Willie 1897-1973  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993  Search this
McGhee, Howard 1918-1987  Search this
Killian, Al 1916-1950  Search this
Ross, Arnold 1921-  Search this
Hadnott, Billy  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Piano  Search this
Bass  Search this
Drum  Search this
Local number:
Dot 3444
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356247

Bird at St. Nick's [sound recording]

Performer:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
Jazz Workshop 500
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358858

Seventh Avenue/Sorta Kinda [sound recording]

Performer:
Young, Trummy  Search this
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Byas, Don  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Trombone  Search this
Local number:
Continental 6005
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_359536

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