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A candid collection capturing the essence of jazz musicians Mar 18, 1999
William Claxton's Jazz is the union of two art forms: photography and jazz music. It is a window into the hey-day of that truly American musical form. True, music can (and usually does) speak for itself, but when visual imagery is presented in such an honest and candid way, one is able to glimpse the artist, and at once feel the moment that has been captured on film. Whether caught up in a recording session, poring over a musical phrase, or simply enjoying the sound of the instrument that is their own, Claxton is able to portray the musician at work, at play, or at peace with his art form.
Of related interest: The Blue Note Years-The Jazz Photography of Francis Wolff