Item #6830 JAZZ 1970. Bernd Junker Bartholomew Gray. Christer Landegren, photos Alfred Hicks.
JAZZ 1970

JAZZ 1970

Djursholm: All and The Rest Production, 1970. Perfect bound in wraps. Offset on glossy stock. 36pp. 8 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. Spotting to wraps; else very good. Item #6830

Swedish photobook of prominent jazz musicians depicted in black and white portraits taken by Christer Landegren, staff photographer for Stockholm’s Orkester Jornal, Bernd Junker, and Alfred Hicks; with captions by Bartholomew Gray. Among the musicians photographed are Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Thelonius Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, B.B. King, Don Cherry, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, and Archie Shepp. Gray’s captions creatively describe or praise the musicians in simple musings:

“Duke Ellington. Pianist, composer. Who knows maybe there is a Nobel Prize waiting for this great teacher of love.”.