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"the count" basiemilt hinton vic dickensonthelonious monkmarian mcpartland mary lou williamssonny rollinslawrence brown emmett berry group 4 group 6

left to right:

Marian McPartland

Sonny Rollins (back)

Lawrence Brown

Mary Lou Williams

Emmett Berry

Thelonious Monk

Count Basie (seated)

Vic Dickenson

Milt Hinton

Basie grew tired of standing, sat on the curb and a group of kids followed him.


Monk wore a light-colored jacket because he thought he would stand out in the photo. Unfortunately, he was far from the only one in a light-colored jacket.