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The Jazz ImageSeeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography$
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Heather K. Pinson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604734942

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
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The Jazz Image
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K. Heather Pinson

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.003.0001

This chapter introduces the subject of study in this book, which is the photographs of jazz musicians and how these photos have come to represent the genre as a whole. Some of the photographs examined are those that belonged to Herman Leonard, whose depictions of predominantly African American jazz musicians in New York City became a visual representation of jazz in the 1950s. Additionally, Leonard’s photographs have also become the standard manner and means through which the musical style of jazz was, and continues to be, visually represented. The chapter introduces the focus of this study, which is the question of how one is able to recognize the peculiar sounds of jazz and establish the criteria for how a jazz musician appears and looks like.

Keywords:   jazz musicians, photographs of jazz musicians, Herman Leonard, African American jazz musicians, visual record

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