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Is This to Be My Souvenir? Jazz Photos from the Timme Rosenkrantz Collection 1918-1969

Buchmann-Moller, Frank

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ISBN 10: 8778384656 / ISBN 13: 9788778384652
Published by Odense University Press, Odense, Denmark, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in glossy pictorial boards. First printing of first edition. Book is in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Tips of corners are minutely rubbed. Luminous black-and-white photos throughout. Square 8vo. 202 pp. including index. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 79048

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Title: Is This to Be My Souvenir? Jazz Photos from ...

Publisher: Odense University Press, Odense, Denmark

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First edition

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This collection of 300 unique photographs, many of them previously unpublished, is a treat for jazz-lovers and comes as a fitting tribute both to the golden age of jazz and to Timme Rosenkrantz, the prominent figure of Danish jazz, who stands behind the collection and who in his way embodied the spirit of that age. The book contains portraits of such well-known musicians as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday and Glenn Miller. Just as much space, however, is given to names which are less well-known today.

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These two books provide contrasting approaches to jazz photo collections. Masters of Jazz Guitar, an oversized volume, skillfully mixes more than 200 color photos of musicians and album-cover art with 25 insightful essays by notable writers. Beginning with jazz guitar roots, Alexander--publisher of Jazzwise magazine--traces the use of the guitar from swing to bop to bebop, cool, hardbop, and fusion. It contains chapters on such icons as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Joe Pass, and Wes Montgomery; devotes sections to specialty areas such as Brazilian guitarists; and showcases some of the new talent on both sides of the Atlantic. Hardly just a coffee-table adornment, this volume provides all types of readers with a visually stunning, informative compendium of the many styles of jazz guitar during the last century. Highly recommended. Is This To Be My Souvenir? more modestly compiles over 300 black-and-white photos from the collection of Danish journalist and one-time New York jazz aficionado Rosenkrantz. It includes photographs of prebop giants such as Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong as well as lesser-known artists like Rube Bloom. B chmann-Moller (You Got To Be Original, Man!) adds paragraph-length biographies of the musicians pictured. Though littered with many stock publicity head shots, the book occasionally rises above a drab effort with revealing, never-before-published photos such as the picture of a happy-go-lucky Fats Waller eating a hot dog on a New York street before a session. Hardly indispensable and suffering in comparison to Masters of Jazz Guitar, this title will appeal mainly to fanatics of prewar jazz.
-David P. Szatmary, Univ. of Washington, Seattle
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