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Dirty Dozen Trumpet
Number 6 of 50, edition of 50, printed by the artist circa early 2009
16x20" silver gelatin photograph, image 12x18", unframed
Signed, titled in ink below image
Signed, titled, and numbered in pencil on verso
Provenance: The Artist
The original New Orleans brass band innovators are the Dirty Dozen, with whom I spent a couple of days photographing for Columbia Records in the early 1990's. With their residency at the Glass House uptown attracting the likes of David Byrne, the Dirty Dozen was expanding their global audience while playing exciting takes on traditional and modern jazz standards and staying true to their roots. The bird-finger mute shown here belongs to founding member, Gregory Davis.