William Claxton Jazzlife
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Photographer William Claxton and the legendary musicologist Joachim Berendt traveled back in 1960 across the United States in pursuit of jazz. The result is the William Claxton Jazzlife book by TASCHEN when they bring authentic good taste to the music. They visited music halls, marching bands, side streets, and subways, documenting the musical phenomenon exhilarating America across social, financial, and ethnic lines. Berendt's collaboration was Jazzlife, revived in this new TASCHEN volume. This defining jazz voyage explores just what made up this most original of American art forms. Claxton's rapturous images accompany texts that examine jazz's regional diversity and its pervasive vitality and soul. Inside the book's pages, the reader will find photos of Muddy Waters, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Gabor Szabo, and many more thrilling pieces of history as a devoted unique honor to this unimaginable genre.