Swing Era New York
The Jazz Photographs of Charles Peterson
ISBN10: 1566394643 ISBN13: 9781566394642 Publisher: Temple Univ Pr Published: Apr 1 1996 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 10.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Charles Peterson entered the jazz world of New York as a guitarist but made his true contribution documenting an era and its most notable performers. Among the countless subjects he enshrined on film are Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Lester Young and Jack Teagarden. Commentary by jazz historian and critic W. Royal Stokes connects the musicians featured in Peterson's photogrpahs to each other and to the music within the social world of jazz.