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    Chuck Stewart (American, 1927-2017). Group of five photographs. All are stamped "Charles Stewart" on verso. Includes:

    Lionel Hampton (A. Godfrey on Rt.)
    Gelatin silver print
    8" x 10"
    No place; circa 1964

    Stamped "Globe Photos" on verso. An image of Hampton wearing a suit and tie, playing the vibraphone.

    Louie Armstrong
    Gelatin silver print
    8" x 10"
    No place; circa 1960s

    Stamped "Globe Photos" on verso. An image of Armstrong playing the trumpet.

    Roy Eldridge "AKA Little Jazz [sic] trumpet player"
    Gelatin silver print
    8" x 10"
    No place; circa 1960s

    Stamped "Globe Photos" on verso. An image of Eldridge playing the trumpet.

    Dizzy Gillespie
    Gelatin silver print
    8" x 10"
    No place; circa 1960s

    Stamped "Globe Photos" on verso. An image of Gillespie playing the trumpet. The image captures the jazz musician's iconic pouched cheeks.

    Lionel Hampton
    Gelatin silver print
    8" x 10"
    No place; circa 1964

    Stamped "Globe Photos" on verso. An image of Hampton playing a percussion instrument, likely the vibraphone.

    Chuck Stewart (1927-2017) was best known for his photographs of famous jazz musicians. Born in Texas, Stewart went to Ohio University before moving to New York. It was through his friendship with Herman Leonard that he made connections with New York record companies and started photographing artists' cover art. Some of his famous subjects include Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Count Basie, and Miles Davis. His work includes over 2,000 album cover photographs. He was later awarded the Milt Hinton Award for Excellence in Jazz Photography.

    Condition: Light wear, creasing, and soiling at the corners and edges. Else very good.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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