Charlie Parker and his half-brother John (Ikey) sitting in a field
Charlie Parker as a toddler with his half-brother John, known as Ikey, sitting side by side in a grassy field; Ikey is wearing a tie; Parker is pointing straight up above his head., Likely early 1920s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Charlie Parker playing saxophone
Charlie Parker playing saxophone; facing the left of the photo and wearing a plaid shirt and corduroy pants., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text in photo border: Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, subject of "Bird Lives!", a biography by Ross Russell. Charterhouse Books, Inc.
Jay McShann and band members
Jay McShann seated at the piano with his band standing around it; McShann (at piano) with Bill Nolan, Walter Brown, Charlie Parker, Bob Mabane, Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson, Harold Bruce, John Jackson, Harold Fergenson, Orville "Piggy" Minor, Taswell "Little Joe" Baird, Gus Johnson, Gene Ramey; taken at the Century Room on 36th and Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri., 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: 1940 Century Ballroom 36 Broadway K.C. Mo.
Jay McShann and his band on stage at the Century Room
Jay McShann on stage at the piano with his band (McShann (piano), Gene Ramey (bass), Walter Brown (vocals), Gus Johnson (drums), Bud Gould (trombone), Bob Mabane (sax), Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson (trumpet), Charlie Parker (sax), unidentified (trumpet), unidentified (sax), unidentified (trumpet), unidentified (sax)) at the Century Room (36th and Broadway); Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely February 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 6 copies; with negative.
Jay McShann playing piano with a band
Jay McShann playing piano with a band (Orville Minor, Bob Mabane, Gus Johnson, Bernard Anderson, Charlie Parker, Gene Ramey); recording for radio station KFBI in Wichita, Kansas; portrait of Lincoln is hanging on the wall behind them; recording microphone and several chairs are in front of the group., November 30 to December 2, 1940., Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 3 copies; with negative.