Seeing Jazz: Introduction


Seeing Jazz refers to both visualizations of jazz and to understanding it: to get hip and then hipper, to say “yes, I see.” Modernist painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, novelists, and essayists have plied their own materials to evoke their experience of jazz in visual or verbal terms. This book illustrates how the music has made its cross-disciplinary mark.

* Seeing Jazz: Artists and Writers on Jazz. 1997. Foreword by Clark Terry. Introduction by Robert O'Meally. Afterword by Milt Hinton. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, in association with the Smithsonian Institution.


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