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French photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir (1931-2010) captured some of the most iconic images of jazz life in France from the 1950s to the 1960s. This book gives ample proof of Leloir’s amazing ability to immortalize performers and to capture candid moments at the airport, backstage, and in the dressing rooms of the most legendary Paris jazz and concert venues.

Among the multiple artists portrayed are Chet Baker, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Sonny Criss, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Lee Morgan, Barney Wilen. Most of the photos are never seen before.

Special introduction by the legendary Quincy Jones. Prefaces by French jazz musicians Michel Legrand and Martial Solal, and by jazz historian and critic Ashley Kahn.

TEXTS IN ENGLISH, FRENCH & SPANISH

HARDCOVER / 31x31cm

Born in Pasadena, California, iconic phorographer William Claxton (1927-2008) is best known for his dozens of splendid portraits of jazz figures (especially those of Chet Baker, of whom he took the first professional photos) and Hollywood stars (such as his friend Steve McQueen).

Claxton’s images graced the covers of countless records, and appeared in magazines such as Life, Paris Match and Vogue.

The selection of more than 150 photographs here has been carefully selected from Claxton’s immense catalogue. Among the multiple artists portrayed are Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans,¡Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Thelonious
Monk, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, and Nina Simon

TEXTS IN ENGLISH, FRENCH & SPANISH

HARDCOVER / 31x31cm

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