12 Rare Moments of Historical Figures Captured on Camera

Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong

Two legends of jazz, Satchmo trumpeting away as the Duke tinkles the ivory’s, come together in this 1946 photograph as they rehearse the piece “Long, Long Journey” by Leonard Feather in New York City’s RCA Victor recording studio.

This image also captures a world first as these two musical greats are collaborating for the very first time. The two would go on to record only one album together The Great Summit which was made for Roulette Records in 1961.


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