Josh Rushton, the very generous son of bass saxophonist (and clarinetist) Joe Rushton, sent along this photograph of his father — one of our collective heroes:
Hope your new year is starting out OK. Just came across another shot of dad in rapt concentration, probably to a playback of just recorded track. Not sure when this taken, could be early 1960’s or thereabouts in LA. After seeing the PanAm bag in the distance, I might assume this took place after the 1960 good will tour for the US government? Most of our family’s great B&W shots (including this one no doubt) were courtesy of Bill Wood, Red Nichols’ clarinet player back then, a good friend and frequent visitor to the Rushton household, and an avid near-pro photographer who never went anywhere without his Leica camera.
Making beauty is serious business!
Heartfelt thanks to both Rushtons and Bill Wood for their generous spirits.
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