Jazz in Focus: The Photos of Arthur Elgort

Known for his photographs of models in glossy magazines, the photographer reveals another passion in his new book, Jazz

Vijay Iyer
Vijay Iyer, 2018 (photo: Arthur Elgort)

Vijay Iyer, 2018
“I did this especially for the book. My wife thinks he’s really good, and she had him come down to my studio. He didn’t look at me, he just played, and that was over half an hour. He couldn’t wait because he saw the lineup [for the book] and he said, ‘I can be in that lineup, with Benny Carter and Dexter Gordon and all them? I’m doing it.’”

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Mac Randall

Mac Randall

Mac Randall has been the editor of JazzTimes since May 2018. Prior to that, he wrote regularly for the magazine. He has written about numerous genres of music for a wide variety of publications over the past 30 years, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New York Observer, Mojo, and Guitar Aficionado, and he has worked on the editorial staffs of Musician, LAUNCH (now Yahoo! Music), Guitar One, Teaching Music, Music Alive!, and In Tune Monthly. He is the author of two books, Exit Music: The Radiohead Story and 101 Great Playlists. He lives in New York City.