The Jazzlife: A Journey for Jazz Across America in 1960

The Jazzlife: A Journey for Jazz Across America in 1960

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The Jazzlife: A Journey for Jazz Across America in 1960 by Steve Crist, William Claxton, Joachim Ernest Berendt

The sights and sounds of American jazz In 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783822830666
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 01/03/2006
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 12.90(w) x 18.75(h) x 3.18(d)

About the Author

Steve Crist has edited and created numerous art and photography books including The Polaroid Book, Marilyn by Andre de Dienes, Jazzlife and Steve McQueen by William Claxton, and The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman. In 2006, he created and published the internationally successful Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson. Steve is the Publisher of AMMO Books, and is currently in production with Todd Oldham on Charley Harper - An Illustrated Life, and Lulu by Lulu de Kwiatkowski. He lives in Los Angeles.

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