Dexter Gordon by Herman Leonard
If anybody out there loves classic jazz (there went 93% of you) and still listens to vinyl (there went 87% of those remaining), check out popmarket.com sometime within the next sixteen hours and nine minutes.
(I need Ctein to tell me what 13% of 7% is. On the good side, at least I'm not an elector in Miami-Dade.)
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Jeff: "I've spent many nights looking at jazz photo books while listening to various Blue Note vinyl and re-issues, mono and stereo, with a nice glass of wine. Almost as good as being in a live club. Ah, so nic(h)e."
Russell: "Hey! I qualify as one of the 1% (13% of 7%)! That is a great set of recordings. Now I still have the question to answer that has plagued me for the past 45 years or so...do I spend my hard earned cash on vinyl or more Tri-X?"
Mike replies: What is that, a Zen koan? [g]
Rob: "Oooh, I actually saw a large print of the Dexter Gordon photo in the Andrew Smith Gallery in Santa Fe not too long ago. I immediately fell in love with it but did not purchase it, because I was in a frugal state of mind. But damn, it's a great image."
Bob Rosinsky: "I saw an exhibit of Herman Leonard photographs at our little art museum in Lakeland, Fla. The photos were stunning. He photographed all of the straight-ahead jazz greats using strobes in the '40s and '50s. The generators/packs probably weighed at least forty pounds. The prints at the exhibition were scanned from the original negatives, enhanced in Photoshop, printed onto transparency film with an Epson, and then the big Epson films were used to make stupendous contact prints on traditional silver gelatin paper.
"I got to meet him. He struck me as being a modest and genuinely nice person. He told me that Miles Davis always gave him access to photograph him. Herman said that there was no way a good photographer could take a bad picture of Miles.
"Final note: he apprenticed under Yousuf Karsh."