Date of Printing: 1953 • Medium: Photograph, RC print (B&W) • Subject Category: Photography - Art • Signed: Unsigned Period • Created: Post-Modern (1950 - 1999) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 18 x 24 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 20.5 x 25.5 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Printed Text on verso • Condition: Very Good • Edition Type: Original Print• Paper Type: Resin Coated Photographic Paper • Framed: Unframed
This is a portrait of the legendary jazz sax player CHARLIE PARKER. On verso reads: "Bird and Roy Haynes at the Open Door, New York City, September 13, 1953."Glossy resin coated paper.This is NOT a digital scan or print, but an original print developed in the dark room -- using classic techniques.Condition is VERY GOOD.Please see photos.Note on verso.
This print is part of our classic JAZZ MASTERS series of jazz & blues musicians.These were used as promotional photographs issued by their record companies, and sometimes were printed by the photographer themselves.
Bob Parent (1923–1987) was a Canadian-born photographer who specialized in photographing the Jazz musicians of New York City. His photographs often appeared in Life, Down Beat and Metronome magazines, in books and album covers. One of his photos, a picture of the Thelonious Monk Trio accompanied by Charlie Parker, has been called the "greatest photo in Jazz history" by The New York Times. The picture features Monk, Roy Haynes, Charles Mingus and Charlie Parker at the Open Door, a now defunct Jazz club in Greenwich Village. He also designed LP jackets for independent recording companies, such as Miles Davis' Conception for Prestige. During the 1960s, he turned to social and political photojournalism. He died from a brain tumor in 1987.