[Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917–1996) & Gillespie, Dizzy. (1917–1993) & Brown, Ray. (1926–2002) & Jackson, Milt. (1923–1999)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006)
Original Photograph - Signed by Photographer
One of the most iconic of all jazz photographs, William Gottlieb's depiction of the legendary jazz performers mid-set at the Downbeat Club in New York City, Fitzgerald looking out over the audience as Gillespie gazes at her with admiration. Gelatin silver print, circa 1946-48; printed later. With photographer's signature to lower left corner and photographer's stamp to verso. Not examined out of frame but in apparently fine condition. Sight: 10.25 x 13.25 inches (26 x 33.6 cm.).; framed to 17.25 x 21.25 inches (43.8 x 53.9 cm.). Literature: The Golden Age of Jazz, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, p. 100.
"Gottlieb was not taking pictures; he was photographing music. Again and again, he catches the precise moment when the musician's face is suffused with effort and emotion and beauty: the music is there." - Whitney Balliett