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4.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  16 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The finest collection of jazz photographs ever published, William Claxton's Jazz became an instant classic when it was first published in 1987. Now this seminal volume of portraits is available in a stunning paperback edition. Legendary throughout the jazz world, Claxton began photographing musicians while still a student at UCLA, during the early days of the burgeoning W ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Chronicle Books (first published August 1987)
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Feb 10, 2013 Tosh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is not the Tashen edition! This is the original Twelvetress Press edition. Remarkable design that brings out the sensuality of William Claxton's images of jazz players and the jazz world. Beautiful twilight world where style is extremely essential. Chet Baker loved the camera or the camera loved him. Without a doubt Claxton's camera had an affair with him. Intimate, sexy as well, and smart. Must-have for those must have-it.
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Mar 17, 2007 Michael Reynolds rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Photography and Jazz lovers
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Hands down my favorite book of photography (well, until Philip Buehler's book comes out anyway). Wonderful imagery of an age I wish I could have seen firsthand.
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