Ould become legendary Roxane Orgills dazzling Jazz Day The Making of a Famous Photograph Candlewick Ages tells how this celebrated image came to beFrancis Vallejos striking Candlewick Ages tells how this celebrated image came to beFrancis Vallejos striking and pastel illustrations offer similarly unexpected perspectives on streetscapes nattily dressed musicians and interested onlookersThe Washington PostIn lively verse Jazz Day tells the stories behind the making of a famous photograph of jazz legendsThe Boston GlobeIf you want a id to get excited about music this book is a terrific platformSan Francisco Classical VoiceThe gorgeous acrylic and pastel art illustrations perfectly capture the joyful chaos of the eventBuffalo NewsWhat happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in s Harlem Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazzWhen Esuire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them He didnt own a good camera didnt now if any musicians would show up and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone Could he pull it off In a captivating collection of poems Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem Bringing To Life The bringing to life the mischief and uirks their memorable style and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of ids on a hot summers day Francis Vallejos vibrant detailed and wonderfully expressive paintings do loving justice to the larger than life uality of jazz musicians of the era Includes bios of several of the

seven musicians an authors note a bibliography and a foldout of Art Kanes famous photograp. .
When readers eventually open a foldout PAGE TO SEE THE PHOTOGRAPH THE to see the photograph the is magicalive with the presence and skill of the musicians as well as the promise and potential of the children around them Beyond being a glorious tribute to these jazz greats the book is also a phenomenal debut for Vallejo whose dynamic acrylic and pastel images bring readers into the heart of the action of a day like no otherPublishers Weekly starred review Vallejo s acrylic and pastel paintings vividly capture the shoot s vignettes and the skittish excitement of neighborhood ids Pulling details from a documentary film and other resources Orgill and Vallejo offer a dynamic multifaceted work that deftly juxtaposes biography with praise poem information with imagination Teachers librarians jazz loving families take noteKirkus Reviews starred review A rich uniue playful and masterfully orchestrated work Kane himself would undoubtedly be proudSchool Library Journal starred review The poems vary in form and mood from an alphabetical acrostic of clothing to a pantoum in the voice of the young and awestruck drummer Eddie Locke The rhythms are contagious Saxophonist Lester Youngs porkpie hat Roll the crown halfway down all around thats called busting it down Turn it over and poke out The Pit Just A Bit pit just a bit the lid back home The words take you back to the photoreproduced here as a gatefold spread and placed in the perfect dramatic spotand the excellent list of sources leads you back to the music An inspiring example of art that arises from the simple uestion What did you notice in the picture The Horn Book starred review Orgill who has written about jazz for adults and Ella Fitzgerald for children is here ,

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Aired with artist Vallejo a welcome newcomer to the world of picture books and they offer a memorable ode to a time and place a celebration of music that was both hot and cool and an endearing snapshot of the men and women who wrote played and sang jazz Kanes photograph Harlem is here immortalized in Orgills poetry which swings and sways and Vallejos vibrant artwork which captures not just the players but the mood on th Street where the photo shoot took placeBooklist starred review Kids indifferent to jazz or photography will be swept up nonetheless in the novelty of the episode the idiosyncrasies of the participants and the shoulder rubbing between the neighborhood ids and the adult celebs Vallejos mixed media illustrations are gems of freewheeling portraiture drawing from the iconic photo itself and other film taken throughout the day Orgill supplies biographical info on Art Kane and the musicians highlighted in her poems and best of all a double page photo reproduction folds out at just the right moment from an asphalt black page with a single click PerfectBulletin of the Center for Children s Books starred review Together Orgill and Vallejo have created a rich cultural history that while detailing the process of making the photograph including the antics of those boys honors the jazz artists who light up the image The addition of musicians biographies a valuable bibliography and an elegant fold out reproduction of the original photograph make Jazz Day both a celebration of an era and a valuable vibrant resource one that you should flip through with volume turned upThe Boston GlobeLittle did they now that the photograph resource one that you should flip through with volume turned upThe Boston GlobeLittle did they now that the photograph musicians and a group of neighborhood ids
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