Jazz Image Masters of Jazz Photography
The Jazz Image
Masters of Jazz Photography
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2006
  • Price: $45.00
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • ISBN: 0-8109-5749-3
  • EAN: 9780810957497
  • Page Count: 176
  • Illustrations: More than 150 duotone photographs, 176 pages, 10x12"
  • Format: Hardcover

The great improvisational American jazz musicians of the mid-20th century inspired a generation of photographers to develop a looser, moodier style of visual expression. That evocative approach is on striking display in The Jazz Image. Covering six decades of performers —from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to John Coltrane and Miles Davis—this unique collection is as much a comprehensive catalogue of jazz greats as it is a salute to the photographers who captured them.

Lee Tanner, a leading authority on jazz photography, has selected works—by such noted jazz photographers as Herman Leonard, Bob Willoughby, Milt Hinton, and Bill Claxton—that are iconic, candid, explosive, and intimate. They provide a simultaneous look at jazz, photography, and America from 1935 into the 1990s.

About the author

Lee Tanner has been photographing jazz musicians for nearly half a century. His photographs have appeared in Down Beat, Jazz Times, American Photo, and Popular Photography, on the covers of many record albums, and in several books. He lives in Sonora, CA.

Nat Hentoff is a jazz critic, historian, biographer, and columnist for the Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, and Jazz Times. In 2004 he was named one of six NEA Jazz Masters, the first non-musician to win this prestigious award. He lives in New York City.