Jazz Life (Taschen)
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From the December 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine

Jazz Life (Taschen)

Taken during a cross-country trip in 1960, William Claxton's pictures of amateurs and professionals at rehearsal and in performance, from a saxophone-playing postman in Washington, D.C., to a blues guitarist on a Memphis street, capture the high spirits, the humanity, and the creativity of a unique musical heritage. — Francine Prose