Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021
Subject of
Gillespie, Dizzy, American, 1917 - 1993
Date
1980
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 8147 pixels × 6596 pixels, 102.51 MB
Description
This image depicts Dizzy Gillespie sitting behind a drum set. Wearing a light colored suit, Gillespie sits leaning forward, forearms leaning on the two drums in front of him, and speaks into the microphone in front of him. He wears a wrist watch on his left wrist and a large pendant on a chain around his neck. Although he faces forward, his eyes glance obliquely to the viewer's right.
Place depicted
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Topic
Jazz (Music)
Latin jazz (Music)
Men
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.15
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd532118d76-818f-4bc0-9177-2156af70eb0d

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