We have friends who work at CBS. Jazz has friends that work at CBS. A couple of weeks ago, CBS on Saturday Morning did a very nice look back at the Iconic Art Kane photo published in Esquire Magazine at the start of 1959.
The video segment includes a visit with 90 year old Benny Golson, the phenomenal composer and saxophonist, the only one of two jazz musicians from the photo still with us, and the only one still performing.
The photo was taken in 1958 with 57 iconic jazz artists. There’s a a new book about the photo and the times around it.