I just ran across an interesting website from the photographer Herman Leonard.

His large format (atleast his self portrait shows him holding a graflex) black and white portraits of the Jazz worlds greatest names, ranging from the mid forties to the end of the 50's are beautiful. Composition, lighting, emotion, and skilled black and white darkroom work bring these portaits to life!
I encourage you all to stop by and have a look.

http://www.hermanleonard.com/