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, and begin tracking down one of your own.


Ok, it’s Rio de Janeiro by Mario Testino. Awesome. Next Testino I’m going for is Portraits.

Two out of two of the latest books I got from Taschen got pages that are ripped. That’s not good in a photobook. Please fix that Taschen. 🙂