A studio photograph, a handbill for a band’s engagement in a hotel, and an autographed photo. Where else but on eBay?
Here’s a photograph from the late Frank Driggs’ collection — showing the six-man brass section of the 1940 Duke Ellington Orchestra, with Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, trombones; Rex Stewart, Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, trumpets. Presumably that’s Jimmie Blanton’s string bass and Sonny Greer’s Chinese cymbal in the foreground.
And someplace we would all like to go, if possible. Especially since the prices are so low:
And a rare remembrance of one of the nicest men in jazz, someone who should be better known today than he is:
May your happiness increase.