2004 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award, Silver Medal, Music
2005 AAUP Public and Secondary School Library Selection
80 stunning b&w glossy photos of famous jazz musicians hand-picked from the vast collection of Duncan Schiedt. Makes a perfect and popular show piece for your next jazz party!
Looking at these beautiful photos evokes a warm remembrance of times gone by. Many of the musicians were friends of mine, and thinking of the lives of these great men and women, devoted to their art, reminds me of the fine jazz they played. The short biography of each musician, like a minijazz history, serves to illuminate lives that were filled with music, which still echoes in our hearts and minds. Marian McPartland, host of NPRs Piano Jazz
Jazz in Black and White collects Duncan Schiedts classic black-and-white photographs of some of the worlds most famous jazz musicians. Each photograph is introduced by a brief biographical summary of the artist, along with a memoir about the photographs creation that gives the reader a sense of having been there. Included are Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young, and Thelonious Monk.