Classic Jazz Artists In New Book By Renown Photographer Bob Willoughby
Bob Willoughby was one of the great photographers of classic Hollywood and its stars; his photos throughout the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s were seen in Look, Life, and Harper’s Bazaar. Willoughby was also a jazz lover who took hundreds of photos of the burgeoning California Jazz scene and its most pivotal and innovative magicians. For the first time these amazing photos documenting his passion for the music are lovingly chronicled in Jazz: Body and Soul published this week in the United States.
In Jazz: Body and Soul you’ll find unrivaled images of the most famous artists of all time—Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton and many others. In concert photos and candid backstage shots—many never-before-published—show the power and intimacy of both live performances and backstage jitters. Willoughby was a lover of jazz and had a huge appreciation for the art form, with a masterful feel for the character of artists and he was able to convey all this in the most difficult lighting conditions of recording studios and stage.
Jazz: Body and Soul is truly a beautiful book, 192 pages with over 120 photos and packaged in a slip case with book mark and pull-out ribbons. A must for lovers of jazz and photography this book will bring further appreciation to Bob Willoughby’s timeless and iconic photography.