“Even in its new incarnation, Jazzlife remains a book unique in the jazz literature, and not only for its physical dimensions. Pore over its pages, and you're seeing jazz — and related music — practically everyone who mattered turns up in these pages.”
William Claxton. Jazzlife
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Bands and Blues
The ultimate evocative jazz trip through timeIn 1960, photographer William Claxton and noted musicologist Joachim Berendt traveled the United States hot on the trail of jazz. Through music halls and marching bands, side streets and subways, they sought to document this living, breathing, beating musical phenomenon that enraptured America across social, economic, and racial lines.
The result of Claxton and Berendt’s collaboration was Jazzlife, much sought after by collectors and now revived in this fresh TASCHEN volume. From coast to coast, from unknown street performers to legends of the genre, this defining jazz journey explores just what made up this most original of American art forms. In New Orleans and New York, in St. Louis, Biloxi, Jackson, and beyond, Claxton’s rapturous yet tender images and accompanying texts examine jazz’s regional diversity as much as its pervasive vitality and soul. They show the music makers and the many spaces and people this music touched, from funeral parades to concert stages, from an elderly trumpet player to kids who hung from windows to catch a glimpse of a passing band.
With images of Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, Gabor Szabo, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and many more, this is as much a compelling slice of history as it is a loving personal tribute.
Customer reviews (12)
My favourite TASCHEN book so far!
Johan, October 28, 2021
One of my favorites
Frank, October 27, 2021
Jazz en estado puro
Miguel, October 27, 2021
Francesca, October 27, 2021
Robin, October 27, 2021
Guglielmo, October 27, 2021
Um monumento incontornável sobre o Jazz
José, February 02, 2022
César, January 29, 2022
Sara, November 03, 2021
Si te gusta el jazz, este es tu libro, su contenido por escrito también está a la altura.
Katharina, October 29, 2021
Ein Klassiker, der im Musikzimmer nicht fehlen darf.