Hozumi Nakadaira - Jazz Giants 1961-2013

Publisher Tokyo Kirara

ISBN 9784903883038

Hozumi Nakadaira’s dual passions of photography and jazz came together at a young age, when he first watched Art Blakey perform in Tokyo in 1961. Later that year, at the height of Japan’s enthusiasm for jazz music, he would open his own jazz café. In 1966, he attended the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, where he saw John Coltrane and took photos of him – what he describes as the most memorable experience of his life. From there he went on to New York City, Paris, Copenhagen, and Stockholm, all the while with his camera in hand. Over a period of more than 50 years, Nakadaira has visited countless jazz clubs and festivals around the world. This book is his legacy.

200 p, ills bw, 27 x 37 cm, hb, Japanese/English


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