A black and white photograph of Miles Davis with Anthony Barboza. Davis is standing on the left side of the image with his right side facing the camera. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a jacket with fringes at the shoulder and a white shirt. Tony Van is standing with his hands resting on the small of his back and his looking at Davis. Handwritten in black marker beneath the image is "Miles + Tony Van Liquor Comm 1984 NYC 2/250" and "A. Barboza."
A color photographic portrait of the conductor James DePriest. On stage in an empty concert hall, DePriest wears a tuxedo and sits at a conducting stand, hands folded in his lap, holding his baton. Behind him are rows of empty blue seats. Below the image is the title, date, and photographer's signature. The same info is handwritten again on the back, along with a note that the photograph was taken in Portland, Oregon, for Life magazine.
A black and white photograph of Lester Bowie at Sweet Basil, NYC. Bowie stands at the beginning of a hallway, next to a tuba. He wears a long white jacket over darker colored shirt, tie and pants. To the right of him, a board announces the scheduled performances, reading: [SWEET BASIL / THIS WEEK LESTER BOWIE BRASS FANTASY] at the top. On the back is an inscription with the title, date and photographer's signature and stamp.
A black and white photographic portrait of Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan is pictured center frame, looking directly at the camera and smiling, with his hands reaching forward. He wears a three piece suit with bowtie and pocket square. The background is of a non-descript room, with a rectangle of white behind and to the left of Farrakhan, and a piece of artwork hanging on a shadowed wall further behind and to the right of frame. The title and date are inscribed on the front, along with the photographer's signature. The back has an inscription with the photographer's contact information.
A black and white photograph of Sun Ra in an empty performance space. Sun Ra sits behind an electric keyboard with sheet music in front of him. Behind and next to him are empty chairs, microphones, and musical instruments including a double bass, saxophone, and maraca.