Herman Leonard, Nat King Cole, NYC, 1949, Courtesy of Robert Mann Gallery.
Herman Leonard - The Rhythm of Old New York
10001 New York, NY
New York City in the fall. The scorching summer heat fades, leaves start changing to buttery yellows and burgundy reds, and the sound of a saxophone player in a Central Park archway sounds like a romantic lullaby taking us back to another time, an older New York. In this sense, the photographs of Herman Leonard are a twofold experience as well, giving viewers an intimate encounter with some of rhythm and blues greats, while conjuring the intense sensation of sound and atmosphere. Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to present "Herman Leonard: The Rhythm of Old New York", a symphonic collection of the artist's iconic images of New York jazz that capture, in velvet tones and poetic compositions, the coolest cats in town.