In 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. Featuring 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 Includes bonus CD of digitally remastered recordings of music made during Berendt and Claxton's journey (originally released in 1960 as two records)
a journal for jazz across America in 1960
Author: William Claxton,Joachim E. Berendt
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The finest collection of jazz photographs ever published, William Claxton's Jazz became an instant classic when it was first published in 1987. Now this seminal volume of portraits is available in a stunning paperback edition. Legendary throughout the jazz world, Claxton began photographing musicians while still a student at UCLA, during the early days of the burgeoning West Coast jazz scene. A personal friend of many of the artists, Claxton captured on film the intimate relationship between the musicians and their music, and his award-winning photographs have graced the covers of innumerable albums. Collected here are 77 evocative full-bleed duotones of the world's great jazz icons, including Sarah Vaughan, Chet Baker, Dave Brubreck, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Art Pepper, Thelonious Monk, and many others. For anyone who loves jazz or fine photography, Jazz is a timeless volume and an outstanding gift.
Author: William Claxton
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
In 1960, photographer William Claxton and noted German musicologist Joachim E. Berendt traveled the United States for about four months, hot on the trail of jazz music. The result of their collaboration is a collection of photographs and recordings of legendary artists as well as unknown street musicians. The book 'Jazz life' documents an era regarded as one of the greatest in the history of jazz and has become a collector's item that is highly treasured among jazz and photography fans. This book includes this important collection of material along with many never-before-seen color images from those trips. A foreword by Claxton traces his travels with Berendt and his love affair with jazz music in general. The book includes photographs of Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and many more. It also includes bonus CD of digitally remastered historical recordings made during Berendt's and Claxton's journey.
Author: William Claxton,Joachim-Ernst Berendt
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Les superbes photographies prises par William Claxton en 1960 pour le livre Jazzlife montrent une Nouvelle-Orléans qu'on ne verra jamais plus. Alors qu'il voyageait à travers les Etats-Unis avec le musicologue Joachim E. Berendt pour documenter cet art typiquement américain, Claxton a rencontré et photographié des personnalités du jazz dans toutes les villes petites et grandes, les présentant dans leur environnement. Parmi les plus émouvantes et inspirées de ces images, celles du melting-pot coloré de la Nouvelle-Orléans, le berceau du jazz.
Author: William Claxton,Joachim-Ernst Berendt
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
'Claxton is arguably the best jazz photographer in the world. But his work goes beyond the subject of jazz music. It encompasses the human condition and spirit' - Vanity Fair Responsible for most of the iconic images by which we remember the great American jazz musicians, here is Claxton's first-ever monograph of his lesser-known but equally remarkable portraits outside the world of jazz, featuring actors, writers, singers, artists and more. Alongside the photos are Claxton's own touching memories of personal experiences with the stars.
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Rough around the edges, driven by passion, at once a leader and a loner, Steve McQueen embodied the rebel image. As Hollywood insiders quickly learned that McQueen’s hard edge was no act, the former street kid earned the respect of his fellow artists. This book, the result of over three years of research and interviews with more than 60 of McQueen’s friends and associates, paints a riveting portrait of a man whose power both on- and off-camera is legendary.
Portrait of an American Rebel
Author: Marshall Terrill
Publisher: Plexus Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Buch. / [Transl. from German to Engl.: James Gussen. Transl. from Engl. to French: Philippe Safavi]
Author: James Gussen
Originally published in 1959, Jazz has become one of the most collectible photography books from the mid-twentieth century. Like William Claxtons Jazzlife and Dennis Stocks Jazz Street, Van Der Elskens entry in the niche of jazz photography was published just prior to the moment when rocknroll cemented its place as the popular music of choice for young people. This book is perhaps the most successful of numerous attempts to capture photographically the essence of jazz because it is more than just a succession of musicians portraits, or even a documentary record of performance, but a book that visually echoes the music itself. Other photographers, perhaps closer to the jazz community, have made books on the subject, but Van Der Elskens is the work of an authentic jazz fan and a maker of authentic photobooks.
Author: Ed van der Elsken,Jan Vrijman,Hugo Claus,Simon Carmiggelt,Friso Endt
Publisher: Edition 7L
Miles Davis, supremely cool behind his shades. Billie Holiday, eyes closed and head tilted back in full cry. John Coltrane, one hand behind his neck and a finger held pensively to his lips. These iconic images have captivated jazz fans nearly as much as the music has. Jazz photographs are visual landmarks in American history, acting as both a reflection and a vital part of African American culture in a time of immense upheaval, conflict, and celebration. Charting the development of jazz photography from the swing era of the 1930s to the rise of black nationalism in the ’60s, Blue Notes in Black and White is the first of its kind: a fascinating account of the partnership between two of the twentieth century’s most innovative art forms. Benjamin Cawthra introduces us to the great jazz photographers—including Gjon Mili, William Gottlieb, Herman Leonard, Francis Wolff, Roy DeCarava, and William Claxton—and their struggles, hustles, styles, and creative visions. We also meet their legendary subjects, such as Duke Ellington, sweating through a late-night jam session for the troops during World War II, and Dizzy Gillespie, stylish in beret, glasses, and goatee. Cawthra shows us the connections between the photographers, art directors, editors, and record producers who crafted a look for jazz that would sell magazines and albums. And on the other side of the lens, he explores how the musicians shaped their public images to further their own financial and political goals. This mixture of art, commerce, and racial politics resulted in a rich visual legacy that is vividly on display in Blue Notes in Black and White. Beyond illuminating the aesthetic power of these images, Cawthra ultimately shows how jazz and its imagery served a crucial function in the struggle for civil rights, making African Americans proudly, powerfully visible.
Photography and Jazz
Author: Benjamin Cawthra
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Swinging Gotham Big City, big bands: New York's jazz scene of the 1920s It's the Roaring Twenties, and New York is exploding with jazz fever. Crowds flock to the nightclubs and dance halls in Harlem to see the likes of Louis Armstrong with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra playing at the Kentucky Club, or Duke Ellington at the Roseland Ballroom or the world-famous Cotton Club. Designed, illustrated, and edited by Robert Nippoldt, this award-winning book pays homage to this exceptional era, via an entertaining blend of illustrations, facts, and amusing anecdotes presenting 24 leading lights of New York's jazz scene in the 1920s, complete with a CD containing some of their best tunes. The texts, contributed by Hans-Jürgen Schaal, give a vivid account of the club scene and the "band battles," as well as the legendary recording sessions. A splendid read, a groovy CD--and not strictly for jazz fans only! International Book Award, 2014, Los Angeles International Design Award, 2014, Los Angeles Joseph Binder Award, 2014, Vienna D&AD Award, 2014, London Good Design Award, 2014, Chicago A' Design Award, 2014, Como / Italy Best American Infographic, 2014, New York Awards for the original German edition: European Design Award, 2008, Stockholm Institute for Book Arts: "The Most Beautiful Book of Germany" 2008, Frankfurt Illustrative: "One of the Most Beautiful Books of Europe" 2007, Berlin
New York in the Roaring Twenties
Author: Robert (ART) Nippoldt,Hans-Jürgen Schaal
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
"The Jazz Image: Masters of Jazz Photography" has been carefully culled by Lee Tanner, the leading authority on jazz photography and photographers, and covers more than four decades of performers. If music is an international language, then jazz is the unofficial American ambassador to the world. These incredible images are both historical documents and cultural artifacts, as they are simultaneously records of a period and works of art unto themselves. The photos Tanner has selected are iconic, candid, explosive and intimate - together the book gives readers a unique look at jazz, photography and America, from 1935-65. Table of contents
Masters of Jazz Photography
Author: Lee Tanner
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
The book: The history of jazz, which began at the start of the twentieth century, is the story of artists who developed their music especially in big cities like New Orleans, Chicago, or New York. The roads of jazz are marked by great names and they present different styles that do not end in America, but reach every continent. The music: Six CDs present the music of different jazz styles, from classic New Orleans jazz, swing, and bebop, up to cool and West Coast jazz. The recordings of creative innovators of jazz musicians who were typical at a different times demonstrate the development of the music.
Author: Peter Bölke,Rolf Enoch
For fifty years The Jazz Book has been the most encyclopedic interpretive history of jazz available in one volume. In this new seventh edition, each chapter has been completely revised and expanded to incorporate the dominant styles and musicians since the book’s last publication in 1992, as well as the fruits of current research about earlier periods in the history of jazz. In addition, new chapters have been added on John Zorn, jazz in the 1990s and beyond, samplers, the tuba, the harmonica, non-Western instruments, postmodernist and repertory big bands, how the avant-garde has explored tradition, and many other subjects. With a widespread resurgence of interest in jazz, The Jazz Book will continue well into the 21st century to fill the need for information about an art form widely regarded as America’s greatest contribution to the world’s musical culture.
From Ragtime to the 21st Century
Author: Joachim-Ernst Berendt,Günther Huesmann
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
The great improvisational American jazz musicians of the mid-20th century inspired a generation of photographers to develop a looser, moodier style of visual expression. That evocative approach is on striking display in The Jazz Image. Covering six decades of performers from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to John Coltrane and Miles Davisthis unique collection is as much a comprehensive catalogue of jazz greats as it is a salute to the photographers who captured them. Lee Tanner, a leading authority on jazz photography, has selected worksby such noted jazz photographers as Herman Leonard, Bob Willoughby, Milt Hinton, and Bill Claxtonthat are iconic, candid, explosive, and intimate. They provide a simultaneous look at jazz, photography, and America from 1935 into the 1990s. The great improvisational American jazz musicians of the mid-20th century inspired a generation of photographers to develop a looser, moodier style of visual expression. That evocative approach is on striking display in The Jazz Image. Covering six decades of performers from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to John Coltrane and Miles Davisthis unique collection is as much a comprehensive catalogue of jazz greats as it is a salute to the photographers who captured them. Lee Tanner, a leading authority on jazz photography, has selected worksby such noted jazz photographers as Herman Leonard, Bob Willoughby, Milt Hinton, and Bill Claxtonthat are iconic, candid, explosive, and intimate. They provide a simultaneous look at jazz, photography, and America from 1935 into the 1990s.
masters of jazz photography
Author: Lee E. Tanner
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Typically a photograph of a jazz musician has several formal prerequisites: black and white film, an urban setting in the mid-twentieth century, and a black man standing, playing, or sitting next to his instrument. That's the jazz archetype that photography created. Author K. Heather Pinson discovers how such a steadfast script developed visually and what this convention meant for the music. Album covers, magazines, books, documentaries, art photographs, posters, and various other visual extensions of popular culture formed the commonly held image of the jazz player. Through assimilation, there emerged a generalized composite of how mainstream jazz looked and sounded. Pinson evaluates representations of jazz musicians from 1945 to 1959, concentrating on the seminal role played by Herman Leonard (b. 1923). Leonard's photographic depictions of African American jazz musicians in New York not only created a visual template of a black musician of the 1950s, but also became the standard configuration of the music's neoclassical sound today. To discover how the image of the musician affected mainstream jazz, Pinson examines readings from critics, musicians, and educators, as well as interviews, musical scores, recordings, transcriptions, liner notes, and oral narratives.
Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography
Author: K. Heather Pinson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
* A monumental publication, Jazz is the definitive look at nearly thirty years of jazz music* Unique access as the history of jazz unfoldedFrom the smoky backstage dressing rooms of New York and Chicago's pioneering jazz clubs to the acclaimed Jazz festivals that flourished to enthrall legions of fans, Ted Williams' camera captured the intimacy and the wizardry of Jazz's greats as they perfected their art over more than three decades from the 1940s-1970s. From his unique access and perspective, Williams diligently accumulated a largely unseen archive that documented some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, the jazz and blues musicians who themselves not only inspired the greats such as Frank Sinatra but fired the aspirations and tastes of a new generation: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton among them. Williams caught them in the act of exploring and defining their careers and music - while ensuring impassioned audiences and atmospheric venues remained inseparable from the iconic history he was chronicling. From Miles Davis to Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie to Stan Getz and Sarah Vaughan, Williams' camera witnessed genius at work, rest and play, with an honesty and clarity that few photographers could replicate.When Williams died in 2009 at the age of 84, he left nearly 100,000 prints and negatives behind - many of which have never been seen before. Jazz, the first book dedicated to the jazz photography of Ted Williams, will highlight hundreds of these unseen jazz images and will be captioned throughout by his own memories along with commentary from some of the leading jazz historians and journalists working today.Artists include Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Mahalia Jackson, Buddy Rich, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Art Blakey, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins, Muddy Waters, Max Roach, Woody Herman and Wynton Marsalis
The Iconic Images of Ted Williams
Author: Ted Williams
Publisher: ACC Distribution
Madison Avenue magic: The twists, turns, and talents that make Mad Men With its brilliant writing, spot-on acting, faultless art direction, impeccable costume design, Mad Men is a landmark for cable television. Never before has a period series offered such compelling plotlines alongside such painstaking attention to detail and accuracy. As the show's personal and professional machinations evolve, so too are the minutiae and the milestones of history in motion, from the shifting height of hemlines to the struggles of the civil rights movement. This book is TASCHEN's tribute to Mad Men's television art. It chronicles all seven seasons of the series with on-set photographs, many published here for the first time, alongside extensive and candid interviews with the show's creator, Matt Weiner, and Mad Men's superstar ensemble of actors, set designers, costume designers, producers, directors, writers, including Jon Hamm (Don), Elisabeth Moss (Peggy), Christina Hendricks (Joan), January Jones (Betty), Jessica Paré (Megan), Vincent Kartheiser (Pete), Kiernan Shipka (Sally), Robert Morse (Cooper), John Slattery (Roger), Scott Hornbacher (producer), Janie Bryant (costume designer), and Lisa Albert (writer). From the plot twists that took our breath away, to the unforgettable outfits; from the shapes and textures of '60s decor to to the very real intricacies of relationships, discover the ideas, inspirations, and talents that brought human lives and human history together on the small screen.
Author: Matthew Weiner,J. C. Gabel
Category: Performing Arts