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Playing for the Benefit of the Band: New Orleans Music Culture (Hardback)

Lee Friedlander

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ISBN 10: 030020440X / ISBN 13: 9780300204407
Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2014
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) first visited the birthplace of jazz in 1957, and immediately set about photographing the aging pioneers of the art form. His love of the music and the people of New Orleans drew him back to the city, and the relationships he formed over time gave him intimate access to a scene that forged one of America s most original artistic traditions. A revised and expanded edition of his 1992 monograph The Jazz People of New Orleans, Playing for the Benefit of the Band features over 200 photographs taken by Friedlander between 1957 and 1982, many of which are published here for the first time. Storied figures such as Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson have been captured by Friedlander s disarming lens, and Sweet Emma Barrett, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Johnny St. Cyr, and other luminaries are seen in their homes and the back rooms in which they gathered to play. Also included are photographs of the city s second-line parades, whose jubilant dancing has long been a defining aspect of New Orleans jazz culture. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300204407

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Titre : Playing for the Benefit of the Band: New ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) first visited the birthplace of jazz in 1957, and immediately set about photographing the aging pioneers of the art form. His love of the music and the people of New Orleans drew him back to the city, and the relationships he formed over time gave him intimate access to a scene that forged one of America’s most original artistic traditions. A revised and expanded edition of his 1992 monograph The Jazz People of New Orleans, Playing for the Benefit of the Band features over 200 photographs taken by Friedlander between 1957 and 1982, many of which are published here for the first time. Storied figures such as Duke Ellington and Mahalia Jackson have been captured by Friedlander’s disarming lens, and Sweet Emma Barrett, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Johnny St. Cyr, and other luminaries are seen in their homes and the back rooms in which they gathered to play. Also included are photographs of the city’s second-line parades, whose jubilant dancing has long been a defining aspect of New Orleans jazz culture. 

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This revised and expanded edition of a classic book presents over 200 lively photographs of jazz performers, bands, and clubs in New Orleans that hold crossover appeal for lovers of both photography and jazz.

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