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The Golden Age of Jazz (Signed)

Gottlieb, William P,

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ISBN 10: 0306802376 / ISBN 13: 9780306802379
Published by Da Capo Press, New York, 1985
Soft cover
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Softcover in illustrated wraps. 1985 reprint edition from Da Capo Press. SIGNED on title page by William P. Gottlieb. Book is crisp and clean. Binding is tight; one corner of front wrap is lightly crimped. On-location portraits in words and pictures of more than 200 outstanding musicians from the late '30s through the '40s. Ad for the book tipped in. 4to. 159 pp. including index. Bookseller Inventory # 80168

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Title: The Golden Age of Jazz (Signed)

Publisher: Da Capo Press, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Paperback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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William Gottlieb stumbled onto photography by default. As a young reporter covering jazz during the 1930s and 1940s, he discovered that the Washington Post couldn't be bothered to dispatch a staff photographer. Gottlieb took to lugging along his Speed Graphic and a generous supply of flashbulbs, and as he interviewed his subjects he took pictures of them as well--brilliant pictures, in fact. Many have become canonical images: who can think of Billie Holiday, for example, without visualizing Gottlieb's famous head shot? Likewise, his whimsical photos of Dizzy Gillespie have become bebop icons. Yet his group portraits are even richer, suggesting miniature narratives and then leaving it to the viewer to provide the ending. (Which of Ellington's sidemen, I want to know, won that poker game so assiduously witnessed by Django Reinhardt?) The Golden Age of Jazz collects more than 200 of these gems, along with an informative text by the photographer, and it's hard to imagine a better source of visual delights for a jazz fan.

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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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