Sony Music's ICON Collectibles

The Sony archives are a treasure trove of jazz materials. But more than just music was preserved from these classic sessions. A unique collection of photographic images capture these artists in the heat of the action, and evoke the essence of jazz in a way that a posed studio portrait will never match. Jazz.com is delighted to share these images, featuring the great jazz artists associated with Columbia, and highlighting the artistry of photographer Don Hunstein.

Below is a sample of these images. You will find Miles Davis during the recording sessions for Porgy & Bess or in collaboration with John Coltrane; Dave Brubeck's classic quartet during the making of Time Out; Charles Mingus in the studio; Billie Holiday at the microphone; Thelonious Monk at the piano; and Duke Ellington recording the score to Anatomy of a Murder; and other, equally striking, photographs.

Jazz.com visitors can purchase reproduction or other jazz collectibles from the Sony collection by clicking here Please note that reproduction or use of these images without the written consent of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited.