Matto Fredriksson

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I like: Jazz Life

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.

I like: The Selby is in your place

This is simply awesome. To get a sneak peak into all kinds of creative and/or interesting people is simply awesome. After enjoying Todd Selbys site www.theselby.com for a couple of months, getting this was a no-brainer.

I like: The Hyena & Other Men

I like this photobook by Pieter Hugo.
Check pieterhugo.com for more information.

Back in 2004

I’d heard of the Secret Machines, but I hadn’t gotten around to actually listen to them. But back in 2004(?) I found myself at a small music festival and they were performing. They created a nice wall of sound and a good groove, really pleasant. I remember thinking “this sounds so good, but I will be sooo disappointed when I hear this shit on record”. And I was.

Still today I’m no fan of the Secret Machines. But at that concert they kicked ass.