Sunday, October 12, 2008

"A Great Day in LA" with Diane Hubka

Well, as you probably read yesterday, the main jazz event in California today was the “Great Day in LA” – organized by Kenney Burrell, it was a gathering of about 200+ Los Angeles jazz musicians, to create a photograph reminiscent of the famous 1958 “Great Day in Harlem” photo by Art Kane (see below). What fun! Good vibes permeated the beautiful sunny day.

Here’s a preview photo – just a candid shot of the guitarists/bassists/string players – my friend Diane Hubka, one of the best singers in the current jazz scene, is behind/between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Wyble (with the hat!), and next to Barry Zweig. – not bad company! :) Cheers, Diane!

Below, the legendary 1958 pic:
Red Allen Bud Freeman Hilton Jefferson Thelonious Monk Rex Stewart
Buster Bailey Dizzy Gillespie Osie Johnson Gerry Mulligan Maxine Sullivan
Count Basie Tyree Glenn Hank Jones Oscar Pettiford Joe Thomas
Emmett Berry Benny Golson Jimmy Jones Rudy Powell Wilbur Ware
Art Blakey Sonny Greer Jo Jones Luckey Roberts Dicky Wells
Scoville Browne Johnny Griffin Taft Jordan Sonny Rollins George Wettling
Lawrence Brown Gigi Gryce Max Kaminsky Jimmy Rushing Ernie Wilkins
Buck Clayton Coleman Hawkins Gene Krupa Pee Wee Russell Mary Lou Williams
Bill Crump J.C. Heard Eddie Locke Sahib Shihab Lester Young
Vic Dickenson Jay C. Higginbotham Marian McPartland Horace Silver
Roy Eldridge Roy Eldridge Charles Mingus Zutty Singleton
Art Farmer Chubby Jackson Miff Mole Stuff Smith

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