Jazzlife: A Journey for Jazz Across America in 1960

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9783822851661: Jazzlife: A Journey for Jazz Across America in 1960

This title is limited to 1,000 individually signed and numbered copies. Every copy comes with four signed and numbered, 50 X 60 cm (19.6 X 23.6 in.) ultrachrome prints. Book and prints packaged in a clothcovered box. Prints included are: William Claxton, "Jazzlife: Print 1 - The Metropole Cafe on Broadway near Times Square, New York City"; William Claxton, "Jazzlife: Print 2 - Stan Getz by a stage door on Cosmo Alley, Hollywood"; William Claxton, "Jazzlife: Print 3 - The George Williams Brass Band, New Orleans"; and, William Claxton, "Jazzlife: Print 4 - Ray Charles with a Raylette, New York City". ln 1959 and 1960, photographer William Claxton and noted German musicologist Joachim Berendt traveled the United States hot on the trail of jazz music. The result of their collaboration was an amazing collection of photographs and recordings of legendary artists as well as unknown street musicians. The book "Jazzlife", the original fruit of their labors, has become a collector's item that is highly treasured among jazz and photography fans. In 2003, Taschen began reassembling this important collection of material - along with many never-before-seen color images from those trips. They are brought together in this updated volume, which includes a foreword by Claxton tracing his travels with Berendt and his love affair with jazz music in general. Utilizing the benefits of today's digital technology, a restored audio CD from Joachim Berendt's original recordings has been produced and is included in this package. Jazz fans will be delighted to be able to take a jazz-trip through time, both seeing and hearing the music as Claxton and Berendt originally experienced it. This title features photographs of Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, Gabor Szabo, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and many more. It also includes a bonus CD of digitally remastered recordings of music made during Berendt and Claxton's journey (originally released in 1960 as two records).

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Limited to 1,000 individually signed and numbered copies

Every copy comes with four signed and numbered, 50 x 60 cm (19.6 x 23.6 in.) ultrachrome prints

Book and prints packaged in a clothcovered box

Prints included:

William Claxton, Jazzlife: Print 1 Metropole Café on Broadway near Times Square, New York City, 1960

William Claxton, Jazzlife: Print 2 Stan Getz by a stage door on Cosmo Alley, Hollywood, 1956

William Claxton, Jazzlife: Print 3 The George Williams Brass Band, New Orleans, 1960

William Claxton, Jazzlife: Print 4 Ray Charles with a Raylette, New York City, 1960

From the Author:

William Claxton holds a special place in the history of American - particularly jazz - photography. Since his early career - shooting for LIFE, Paris Match, and Vogue, among other magazines - Claxton has worked with and become friends with many Hollywood luminaries and jazz musicians, most notably Steve McQueen and Chet Baker (whom Claxton first photographed in 1952 when Baker was young and still unknown). Claxton, whose jazz imagery has graced the covers of countless albums and magazine covers for over five decades, is considered the preeminent photographer of jazz music. TASCHEN has also published Claxton's Jazz seen and Steve McQueen.

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ISBN 10: 3822851663 ISBN 13: 9783822851661
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