Lee Tanner

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May 2001    Books

Blue Note Jazz Photography of Francis Wolff
Francis Wolff

The friendship between two German teenagers in the 1920s led to the founding of one of the most important and successful jazz record companies in the world: Blue Note Records. It also resulted in the creation of a superb portfolio of photographs of many...

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December 1998    Photos

Indelible Images 5

This annual series of prints by photographers who are dedicated to capturing the jazz scene on film is in its fifth year. Once again there are several veterans of the “early days” of the art form. Katsuji Abé in Tokyo, Esmond Edwards in New York City, Ted...

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October 1998    Features

Miles Davis: Images of...

Miles is Miles. You can’t destroy that kind of musician. He can’t destroy himself. He’s just there....always. Sonny Rollins, saxophonist, composer A teenage Miles Davis got his first taste of the jazz major leagues while still in his home town of St. Louis...

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June 1997    Features

John Coltrane: Images of Trane

Essentially an unknown, 29-year-old John Coltrane was thrust into the jazz forefront in 1955…into the world of Miles Davis …when he was summoned to fill in for the absent Sonny Rollins in the new Davis quintet. So began Coltrane’s intense musical and spiritual...

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About Lee Tanner

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Photographer, curator and writer Lee Tanner’s photos have been featured in JazzTimes for more than two decades. Tanner lives with his wife Linda in Sonora, Calif.