Massachusetts: 1969. Silver gelatin photographs, some mounted, various sizes, most around 6x8 inches. Some wear and creases to mounts, photographs range from good to fine with fine contrast, some photos with noticeable flaws. Very good overall. Very Good. Item #List707
An evocative collection of photographs of several important musicians taken in Boston in 1969 by Dan Bolling, a Long Island artist and photographer who was stationed at the nearby Hanscom Air Force Base. Apparently unpublished, the document the American jazz scene during the transition period between Hard Bop and Fusion. Three of the photographs show Miles Davis, two while playing and one at the coat check. They were likely taken at his October 17 or 18 date at the Jazz Workshop. The other performers include Freddie Hubbard (4); Pharoah Sanders (3); bassists Milt “The Judge” Hinton (shown in performance in Queens, NY), Buster Williams, Cecil McBee; organist Charles Earland (3); and drummers Jack DeJohnette and Lenny White, as well as one unidentified musician. Bolling is also an exhibiting painter and a member of the Long Island Black Artist Association.