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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rettepnoj, Sep 27, 2015.
Front right Charlie Shavers 95% certain
Front left Art Farmer??? (just guessing now)
This is kind of an interesting thread. These guys were the who's who of their time, but now? No one really knows who any but the most famous of them were. Fame is fleeting.
So am I, thanks.
I would be very surprised if that's Art.
Fun, isn't it? I could swear that if asked this same question 40 years ago, I would get many more of them. Ah, 40 years. But alas . . .
It's a great photo, I seriously went to sleep dreaming of this, trying to pick "Who's Who". The more I looked, the more I started to see people who were not there....
Great Photo & great idea for a thread.
I admit it I used the Googler, but:
"Looks like a dream, but it really happened in the summer of 1961 in Central Park, New York. For this photo session, twenty-two trumpet players from different generations have appeared in front of Herb Snitzer's camera.
From back left to right, the trumpet players are: Johnny Letman, Doc Severinsen, Max Kamisnky, Ted Curson (standing), moving to the next row, Ernie Royal is looking at the left, Booker Little, Joe Thomas, Yank Lawson is sitting next to Clark Terry behind the table. Again, starting from left, Don Ferrera, Nick Travis (with glasses), Bobby Bradford, and on the far right Jimmy Nottingham (sitting near CT). The next row: the very dark gentleman gazing at some out-of-frame point is Herman Autrey. Then moving to right we have Joe Newman, Dizzy Reece, Freddie Hubbard and Henry "Red" Allen, all sitting tight next to each other. And finally the front row giants are Buck Clayton, Roy Eldridge fooling with Dizzy Gillespie and the beautiful Charlie Shavers."
Take The "A" Train: 22 Trumpet Players!
Uh . . . googling doesn't count and it takes the fun out of it.
My apologies. The suspense was to much for me.
At least you get to sleep - but they left Buddy DeFranco off the listing...
Don Ferrera is a look-alike
Fame is certainly a fickle mistress. I'd only actually heard of a handful of these guys prior to this thread, although I think it's relevant to point out that both of my parents were in elementary school when that photo was taken.
Of the guys there, the one I'm most familiar with is Freddie Hubbard. I've got a couple of albums with him - really like him with Herbie Hancock.
Very interesting thread and photo, by the way. Thanks for posting, Jon.