The Making of a Famous Photograph
author: Roxane Orgill
illustrator: Francis Vallejo
What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in 1950s Harlem? In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem 1958, bringing to life the musiciansí mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summerís day. Francis Vallejoís vibrant, detailed, and wonderfully expressive paintings do loving justice to the larger-than-life quality of jazz musicians of the era. Includes bios of several of the fifty-seven musicians, an authorís note, source notes, a bibliography, and a foldout of Art Kaneís famous photograph.
ďA memorable ode to a time and place, a celebration of music that was both hot and cool, and an endearing snapshot of the men and women who wrote, played, and sang jazz.Ē ó Booklist (starred review)