Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

May 20, 2007


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Frankfurt, Germany, March 11, 1956: Three jazz legends converge backstage during Jazz at the Philharmonic's visit to the Frankfurt Zoo venue as promoter-record executive Norman Granz, left, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie look over a copy of Down Beat magazine. Granz — an active opponent of racism — signed most of jazz's big names, including Gillespie, to Verve and other record labels he founded, while Down Beat has been covering the musical genre since the 1930s.