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JazzLife [Jazz Life]: A Journey for Jazz Across America in 1960

Claxton, William, and Joachim E. Berendt

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ISBN 10: 3822830666 / ISBN 13: 9783822830666
Published by Taschen, Koln, 2005
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Cloth, 42 cm, 695 pages, color and monochrome plates. Signed by the photographer on the half-title page. very good copy with dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 53163

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Title: JazzLife [Jazz Life]: A Journey for Jazz ...

Publisher: Taschen, Koln

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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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

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Limited to 1,000 individually signed and numbered copies

Every copy comes with four signed and numbered, 50 x 60 cm (19.6 x 23.6 in.) ultrachrome prints

Book and prints packaged in a clothcovered box

Prints included:

William Claxton, Jazzlife: Print 1 Metropole Café on Broadway near Times Square, New York City, 1960

William Claxton, Jazzlife: Print 2 Stan Getz by a stage door on Cosmo Alley, Hollywood, 1956

William Claxton, Jazzlife: Print 3 The George Williams Brass Band, New Orleans, 1960

William Claxton, Jazzlife: Print 4 Ray Charles with a Raylette, New York City, 1960

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