Jazz comme une image.
Banlieues Bleues.Paris, Scandéditions, 1993 Stock Code: 141756
NotesFirst edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed to the legendary jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named) on the title page, thanking him for their improvised, yet long-awaited, encounter: "Avec ma pleine amitié et toute mon admiration. Le souvenir d'une rencontre, improvisée, que j'espérais depuis longtemps. Merci pour ces moments partagés, rythmés et mélodieux. Guy Le Querrec".
William Claxton (1927-2008) became one of the greatest photographers of the jazz scene, with his sensitive images of artists such as Baker and Bird, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, and many others, appearing in countless magazines and record covers since the 1950s. It seems not unlikely that he would have come to the Banlieues Bleues jazz festival in Seine-Saint-Denis (greater Paris), which has been taking place annually since 1984 and welcomed performers like Nina Simone, Miles Davis, and Michel Petrucciani to name but a few.
Large octavo. Original pictorial wrappers with flaps, titles in black, yellow, and white to spine and front wrapper.
Monochrome photographic illustrations throughout.
Spine a touch sunned, a little rubbed, else bright, internally fresh; a near-fine copy.
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