2008 Jazz Calendiary

Dannie Richmond and Chick Corea

Dannie Richmond and Chick Corea

ENJA recording sessions for Bennie Wallace quartet

Vanguard 23rd Street Studios

New York City, May 1982

Patrick Hinely©2007

During a break between takes, the piano player was getting an impromptu drum lesson from Mingus’ long-term timekeeping cohort on one side of the room, while saxophonist Wallace and bassist Eddie Gomez conversed profoundly on the other. I worked both sides of the room, and, as much as I like the series of several shots of that other exchange in progress, those will, at least for now, remain unpublished, since this single image captures a moment complete unto itself. I still can’t look at all those curtains without thinking of Albrecht Dürer – not to flatter myself, but to be reminded how easy photography is compared to realistic painting.






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