Of all the art forms, music remains the most ethereal, ephemeral, elusive. Before the phonograph, it was passed on musician-to-musician, archived in notations or memories. It was inevitable that this vibrational art would inspire/challenge photographers (an equally “magical” art) to chase and capture its essence in revelatory images. It’s no accident either that the most evocative, visceral and iconic photographs have been of jazzers, on-stage and off.
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