Jazz Day

Jazz Day

The Making of A Famous Photograph

Book - 2016
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When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn't own a good camera, didn't know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem 1958, bringing to life the musicians' mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer's day. Francis Vallejo's vibrant, detailed, and wonderfully expressive paintings do loving justice to the larger-than-life quality of jazz musicians of the era. Includes bios of several of the fifty-seven musicians, an author's note, sources, a bibliography, and a foldout of Art Kane's famous photograph.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763669546
0763669547
Branch Call Number: PS3565.R485 J39 2016
X781.6509 ORGILL
Characteristics: ix, 55 pages, 1 folded leaf : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Vallejo, Francis - Illustrator

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Feb 15, 2017

Excellent read, pictures. Lots of good info in the back of the book.

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