This is huge! Measuring 29.1 x 40.7 cm (11.5 x 16 in.), you could probably kill a man with this. Of course you shouldn’t, but you probably could. I’m just saying. Whatever.

It’s not only huge, it’s really a giant piece of art. It’s the work of photographer William Claxton and German musicologist Joachim Berendt from their journey for jazz across america in 1960.

The amount of images is overwhelming. The book features photographs of Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, Gabor Szabo, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and many more.

Check taschen.com, and begin tracking down one of your own.