Jazz in Available Light (Hardcover)

Illuminating the Jazz Greats from the 1960s, '70s and '80s

By Veryl Oakland, Quincy Jones (Foreword by)

Schiffer Publishing, 9780764354830, 328pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2018

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Through both personal stories and stunning photographs captured behind the scenes--including scores of images never before published--lose yourself in this bygone era of jazz that celebrates dozens of the most recognized and formidable jazz artists spanning three decades. As a freelance jazz photojournalist who devoted nearly thirty years in search of the great jazz musicians, Veryl Oakland profiles the music's masters in a wide variety of settings--under the spotlight, in their homes, and far from the stage--in a personalized manner unique for jazz publications. Close followers of the entertainment industry and music lovers everywhere will be enthralled to see more than 340 iconic images of diverse stars--Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Phil Woods, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, Weather Report, and Wynton Marsalis--covering music styles from swing, to bebop, cool, hard bop, free, and beyond.

About the Author

Veryl Oakland is a California jazz photographer and chronicler who traveled the globe uncovering personally unusual, surprising, and compelling photo-stories of many of the jazz world's finest musicians. His distinctive images have appeared in more than thirty books worldwide.