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William Claxton. Jazzlife. Art Edition

Edition of 1,000
Hardcover in clamshell box, 11.5 x 16 in., 696 pages, with 4 prints in portfolio, 23.6 x 19.6 in., and CD
US$ 2,500
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
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Take a jazz trip like no other with Joachim Berendt and William Claxton’s legendary photographic journey through the concert halls, side streets, and big bands of 1960s America. From coast to coast, this stunning tribute to a uniquely American art form features such stars of the genre as Muddy Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis.

Limited Art Edition of 1,000 copies, signed and numbered, each with four signed and numbered ultrachrome prints and remastered CD of Berendt’s original jazz recordings

All That Jazz

William Claxton’s photo journey through the best of American jazz
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.

This Art Edition revives the fruit of Claxton and Berendt’s labors, Jazzlife, in one exclusive multimedia tribute, abuzz with the energy of jazz as much as the excitement of Claxton and Berendt’s original journey. Signed by the artist, the book is accompanied by both a digitally remastered CD from Joachim Berendt’s original jazz recordings and a stunning portfolio of four signed ultrachrome prints. Signed by William Claxton, the images capture Ray Charles, Stan Getz, the George Williams Brass Band, and the Metropole Café on Broadway in New York, making for a stunning collection of the faces and places at the forefront of jazz.

Capturing the breadth and depth and beating heart of American jazz like no other photo collection, the book’s photographs reach from coast to coast, from New Orleans to New York, from Jackson to St. Louis, and from unknown street performers to legends of the genre, including beautiful portraits 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. Many of the pictures featured here have never been published before.

Limited Art Edition of 1,000 copies, signed and numbered, each with remastered CD of Berendt’s original jazz recordings and four ultrachrome prints, signed by William Claxton:
Metropole Café on Broadway near Times Square, New York City 1960
Stan Getz, by a Stage Door on Cosmo Alley, Hollywood 1956
Ray Charles with a Raylette, New York City, 1960

The George Williams Brass Band, New Orleans, 1960
The photographer

William Claxton (1927–2008) began his career shooting jazz record cover art and made his name with images of such leading musicians as Chet Baker, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billie Holiday. His work was featured in Life, Paris Match, and Vogue and in galleries around the world.

The author

Joachim E. Berendt (1922–2000) was a journalist, author, founding member of South West German Radio (Südwestfunk), and a producer of more than 250 music records. His 1953 book Das Jazzbuch became the most successful history book on jazz worldwide. His vast collection of records, books, and jazz documents form the basis of the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt.

William Claxton. Jazzlife. Art Edition
Edition of 1,000
Hardcover in clamshell box, 11.5 x 16 in., 696 pages, with 4 prints in portfolio, 23.6 x 19.6 in., and CD
ISBN 978-3-8228-5166-1
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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William Claxton. Jazzlife. Art Edition (Limited Edition)
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Jazzlife.
Art Edition
Edition of 1,000
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