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B&W photograph, 1963
OPENING BID: $200.00
SIZE: 14" x 11"
NOTE: I played trumpet for Della Reese at the Royal Box
nightclub in the Americana Hotel in NYC, when one evening during
her performance I glanced up from my music for a moment. She had
moved onstage in between a spotlight and me and I saw what looked
like a caricature done in white ink on a black background. This
photograph is of that moment. It was also the cover for her RCA
THE ARTIST: Al Stewart began his career not as a photographer,
but as a jazz musician, playing with Louis Prima, Ray McKinley,
and Benny Goodman. He eventually settled in New York to do commercial
recording and studio work, and he played for many radio and TV shows
including Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Johnny Carson, Miss America
Pageants, a number of Broadway shows such as "How to Succeed
in Business," "Sweet Charity," "Woman of the
Year," and "West Side Story." Al has
played or recorded with such greats as Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennett,
Della Reese, Jackie Gleason, Lena Horne, Michell Legrande, Johnny
Mathis, Patti Page, Woody Herman, Steve and Edie, and Harry Bellafonte.
work was featured in the August
2001 issue of TheScreamOnline.
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