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A “Great Day” at 17 East 126th Street

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In 1958, photographer Art Kane took the famous photo “A Great Day in Harlem,” featuring 57 of Harlem’s most famous jazz musicians. Though few lived there at the time the photo was taken, it includes such famous former Harlem locals as Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Krupa, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, and Lester Young.

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