This book presents a selection of more than 150 superb Color & B&W images. Where previous jazz photographers captured their subjects in the dark, smoky environs of nightclubs, Claxton capitalized on the sun and surf of southern California, posing artists in unorthodox outdoor settings to represent a new era in the music's continued evolution. His work on Chet Baker remains an absolute classic, established Baker as an icon. "Claxton's innovative choices and airy style, which he called 'jazz for the eyes', worked sublimely to document and promote the rise of trumpeter and singer Chet Baker, especially." Howard Mandel

Jazz Images by William Claxton


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