The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965Hardback
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- Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
- Format: Hardback | 268 pages
- Dimensions: 242mm x 282mm x 28mm | 1,660g
- Publication date: 8 December 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0307267091
- ISBN 13: 9780307267092
- Edition: 1
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 207,892
821 Sixth Avenue in New York City's wholesale flower district was a late-night haunt of jazz musicians during the 1950s and 60s, and Charles Mingus, Zoot Sims, Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk were regular visitors. 'The Jazz Loft Project' is W. Eugene Smith's illustrated account of these times.
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Sam Stephenson is a writer and instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He is the author of" Dream Street: W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Project" and" W. Eugene Smith 55." He lives in Chatham County, North Carolina.
"It brings a moment in jazz to life as perhaps no work in any other medium, including documentary cinema, ever has. Absolutely magnificent." --Booklist (starred) "[A] landmark book. . . an essential book for jazz fans, photography lovers and those interested in the history of New York." --"Publishers Weekly's Pick of the Week (starred)"