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[Rehearsal at Capitol Records]

Description: Photograph of the band rehearsing Tampico at Capitol Records in Chicago, IL. Standing: bassist Max Wayne, drummer Bob Varney, trumpeter Mel Green. Trombones in rear: Milt Kabak, Bart Varsalona. Saxes from left to right: Boots Mussulli, Bob Livelyy, Dave Madden, Joe Magro, Bob Gioga.
Date: May 4, 1945
Creator: Capitol Records
Item Type: Photograph

[Stan Kenton with bandleader Charlie Barnet]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton with fellow bandleader Charlie Barnet in Hollywood. Barnet is seated at a desk and holding a sheet of paper while Kenton leans over to read it. Various objects are visible on the desk and there are windows behind them.
Date: 1949
Creator: Capitol Records
Item Type: Photograph

Nat "King" Cole Trio with Willis Conover

Description: Willis Conover presents Nat "King" Cole and his trio in a special message broadcast to his sister, Elizabeth, on the occasion of her wedding.
Date: October 9, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound

Willis Conover: American Jazz #1

Description: The second part of a broadcast which featured Willis Conover discussing the music of Duke Ellington, followed by a translation in Swedish by an unknown speaker. This program occurred more than five years before the beginning of Conover's long-running VOA program, Music USA.
Date: August 23, 1949
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

Description: Photograph of a North Texas State College jazz ensemble performing on a stage. The group of nineteen white men are arranged on the stage in front of a wide curtain. Three raked rows of five men are sitting behind music stands while wielding a variety of (mostly brass) instruments. Behind the furthest and highest row, one man plays a double bass while another sits at a drum set. On the floor to the left, a man sits at a piano and another man stands behind him. Both of these men are turned away from the camera. At the edge of the stage on the right stands three microphones. Two lists of the performers and their instruments have been handwritten onto the bottom and back of the photo.
Date: 1948
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Item Type: Photograph

[Kenton band college visit]

Description: Photograph of Kenton and some band members visiting a college. Front row (sitting) are band members Pete Rugolo (arr), trumpeters Buddy Childers, Ed Badgely and Conte Candoli.
Date: 1948-09/1948-11
Creator: Lenscrafters
Item Type: Photograph