Photographer, Author, Jazz Musician
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Here are a couple of photos from my files that complement earlier blogs.
HOW THE WEST WAS WON place, date and photographer unknown, probably southern Arizona, early twentieth century
JAZZ/BLUES GREATS Bassist Wellman Braud; pianist/trumpeter/vocalist Kenny Whitson at Sugar Hill, San Francisco, 1961, photograph © William Carter
Written by bywilliamcarter
January 31, 2012 at 11:38 pm
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Tagged with Arizona, bassist, blues, jazz, Kenny Whitson, photographer, photographs, San Francisco, Sugar Hill, Wellman Braud, west, William Carter
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The photo you took of Braud is amazing! Notice that the A string is
not lined up with the other strings. This is because Braud has
apparently just plucked the bejesus out of an open A and the string is
in fact beginning its travel. Braud was one of the great New Orleans bass
players, he could pull the strings as hard as any of them, and here’s the
visual proof. Of course you can hear him pulling them off the bass on
those old Ellington records.
February 5, 2012 at 7:44 pm
bill- that “how the west was won” brought back memories of summers spent as a little boy during the war (2, of course) at my grand-uncle’s ranch in kansas due east of wichita. bests jon randal
February 1, 2012 at 6:01 am
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