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Jazz Giants: A Visual Retrospective Compiled by K. Abe

Abe, K.

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ISBN 10: 0823075362 / ISBN 13: 9780823075362
Published by Billboard Publications, New York, N.Y, 1988
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Dark blue cloth with dust jacket and slip case all in very good condition. Exceptional photography and classic jazz come together brilliantly in this book. K. Abe, a graphic designer, photographer, and jazz authority, has drawn from archives and individual collections to assemble what Nat Hentoff has described as a "photo microcosm of living jazz history." Here are all the greats: Armstrong, Basie, Miles, Ellington, Holiday, Monk, Parker, Young, and many more. Photographs by Abe, Ray Avery, William Claxton, William Gottlieb, Bob Parent, Charles Stewart, and several others. The majority of the photographs are from the 1940s through the 1960s. Introduction by Nat Hentoff. Indexed. 280 pp. 359 illustrations, 52 in color. Bookseller Inventory # 6474

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Title: Jazz Giants: A Visual Retrospective Compiled...

Publisher: Billboard Publications, New York, N.Y

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Gathers portraits of jazz singers, musicians, and bands, including Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Gil Evans, and Charlie Parker

From Library Journal:

Similar to Frank Driggs and Harris Lewine's classic Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950 ( LJ 2/15/83), this work extends the story into the 1980s, but with several differences. Abe omits his predecessors' extended captions in favor of brief identifications. His nonchronological layout emphasizes a visual, not a documentary, approach. And visually, Jazz Giants is a feast. Its 359 photographs, 48 in color, have been reproduced with wonderful clarity in a large format on coated paper. Although some are familiar, all the imagesthe work mostly of 14 contemporary photographers, including Abe, William Gottlieb, Jay Maisel, Bob Parent, and Charles Stewartare as vivacious as the music itself. William S. Brockman, Drew Univ. Lib., Madison, N.J.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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