In Hollywood, in 1946, Count Basie smokes his pipe and enjoys the company of his supporters Dave Dexter, Jr., the writer and record producer; John Hammond, who discovered him in Kansas City; and Sonny Burke, the bandleader who later became Frank Sinatra's record producer and who died in 1980 (from photo caption).
Matt Dennis kneeling next to a playpen in a yard outside with his two children. Dennis is handing a block to one of the children seated in the playpen. The other child is standing in the corner holding a stuffed animal.
This dramatic candid photograph of Fatha' [Earl] Hines was made by a U.S. government photographer for a "Jubilee" broadcast to America's armed forces throughout the world in May, 1946 (from photo caption).
Jeannie Cheatham seated at a piano with a microphone in front of her; she's turned to look beyond the piano at a sign reading "Jeannie Cheatham & The Sweet Baby Blues Band"; at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala.
Unusual candid photo of Erroll Garner shows him recording for America Columbia as seen by his drummer. Garner was born in Pittsburgh. His brother Linton and his three sisters also play the piano - but not like Erroll (from photo caption)!