Bob Willoughby is better known for his remarkable Hollywood film coverage of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, but here is the legendary photogrrapher early in his career documenting something he trucly loved, the golden era of Jazz.
With a foreword by legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, American photographer Bob Willoughby's timeless collection of jazz photographs pays homage to the greats who pioneered an unparalleled musical genre.
In Jazz: Body and Soul, you'll find unrivaled images of the most famous jazz artists of all time (listed below), as well as never-before-published photographs of inspired performances and backstage jitters. Accompanied by Willoughby's intimate recollections, this is a unique firsthand view of what it was like to experience the golden age of jazz, as part of what Dave Brubeck's son Darius proclaimed "the beginning of the beyond." Whether you're a seasoned jazzer paying tribute to your heroes, a newcomer educating yourself on all the key players, or simply a lover of gorgeous photographs, you'll find Willoughby's collection to be as enduring as the music itself.
Earl 'Fatha' Hines
Smilin' Smokey Lynn
Big Jay McNeely
"Willoughby’s jazz photos are evocative and resonant, sometimes spectacularly so... a handsome realization of a project the photographer was working on…Together they add up to a revealing snapshot of a serious artist at the top of his game.” - JAZZIZ
“A beautiful artifact, the book evokes, in words and pictures, the Los Angeles jazz scene of the early-to-mid 1950s as vividly as Francis Wolff's work in New York nails East Coast hard bop.” - AllAboutJazz.com