Miles Davis at The Blackhawk, San Francisco, April, 1961
© The Estate of Leigh Wiener

Miles Davis at The Blackhawk, San Francisco, April, 1961

Photograph
By Leigh Wiener
About the image
Miles Davis's two-night stand at The Black Hawk in San Francisco marked a watershed in jazz history, a seminal event transforming the American musical landscape. Davis had never been recorded live in a club with his combo and the performances over the course of two sets a night on April 21 and 22, 1961 more than justify the legend. The New York Times, in its review of the Columbia Records release of the complete Black Hawk shows, called the music "the gold standard for straight-ahead, postwar jazz rhythm."

Collector's Note:
This is a Limited Edition SIGNED photograph.

Upon his death, Leigh Wiener left a substantial collection of printed, signed, and numbered silver gelatin photographs that he had prepared for exhibition and sale. Many of these were printed in the 1980s. They have since been meticulously conserved in an archival environment. 

These editions were typically planned to be produced in quantities of 50 or 100, but most often, only a handful, perhaps a dozen or so, were ever completed. The total quantity printed of each photograph varies. Prices are available on request.

11" x 14" Sheet Size
Signed, limited edition 
Silver gelatin photograph - Contact for availability

16" x 20" Sheet Size
Signed, limited edition
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Miles Davis at The Blackhawk, San Francisco, April, 1961
Miles Davis at The Blackhawk, San Francisco, April, 1961


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