Jazz Life
Jazz Life
William Claxton

Jazz Life

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In 1960, photographer William Claxton and noted musicologist Joachim E. Berendt travelled across America hot on the trail of jazz, documenting the musical phenomenon that had captured the attention of the country. The resulting collaboration was much sought after by collectors and now been revived in this volume, including compelling portraits 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. 


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. 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. 

Details & Care
  • Publisher: TASCHEN Books
  • Hard cover
  • Colour and B&W photography
  • Number of pages: 600 pages
  • ISBN: 9783836542937