This beautiful photograph — new to me — was taken in 1954. The source is “Apic / Getty Images,” but it appeared on the Facebook page VintageBlackGlamour.
This is the iconic image for me — not the martyred heroin addict, bone-thin, clutching a glass of gin, but a woman in complete control of the music she is creating.
With Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Edmond Hall, Jimmy Sherman, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones in 1937: an art that needs no one to remix it:
May your happiness increase.