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Jazzwelt - Dennis Stock, Nat Hentoff

Jazzwelt - Dennis Stock, Nat Hentoff

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First (german language) edition of this groundbreaking backstage look at the world of jazz, with 130 velvety black-and-white photogravures of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and others.

Zurich, 1959
Second hand
Cover: Good condition (edge-wear)
Inside: Excellent condition

Magnum photographer Dennis Stock, whose work was honored in a 1977 retrospective at the International Center of Photography, offers an intimate, “unsentimentalized look at the men and women of jazz,” a contemporary classic that broke the mold of jazz photography. Jazzwelt (Plaisir du Jazz) features behind-the-scenes images of Miles Davis, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Lester Young and others: with an incomparable glimpse into the “essentially vagrant and avant-garde” world of jazz, capturing “all there is to say of Louis Armstrong… the sardonic posture of Billie Holiday… [and] the face of Coleman Hawkins as he regards his saxophone… It is the look of a man about to do battle with an adversary—beloved, but still an adversary” (New York Times). 

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