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NYC. "A young Billie Holiday shows a sense of class beyond her years. Lady Day showed an extension of the style brought on by Louis Armstrong, mixed with a deep mystery and melancholy, there was also a sense of uplifting hope in her music. With her distinctive style, her imprint on the world of jazz is forever prevalent." // photo and comment from: Fashion and Jazz | Civil Clothing Los Angeles

A great photo, often mis-labeled as "Young Billie Holiday." As several people have pointed out, the era is wrong. This lovely woman is Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. She was photographed on Street in NYC in 1960 by William Claxton

miles davis

Miles Davis, a great inspiration, along with many other jazz musicians. One of many, whose music echoes in my being anytime I'm living.