The Jean-Pierre Leloir Collection

The Jean-Pierre Leloir Collection

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THE JEAN-PIERRE LELOIR COLLECTION

French photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir (1931-2010) captured some of the most iconic images of jazz life in France during the 1950s and 1960s. Leloir was passionate about music from his early teens and started taking pictures as a 20-year-old. For publications like Jazz Magazine, L’Express and Le Nouvel Observateur, he photographed many of the jazz musicians who visited Paris or made the French capital their home in the 1950s and ‘60s, including Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Sydney Bechet, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus and Lester Young.

“The day Paris was liberated”, wrote Yann Plougastel in Le Monde soon after Leloir’s death, “a GI gave him a photo camera and his life changed forever. He would soon discover jazz at 18 at the Carnot high school, listening to Sidney Bechet, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. In 1949, after a festival that reunited Charlie Parker and Miles Davis at Salle Pleyel, he decided to quit his studies and devote himself exclusively to photography. In May of 1951 he published his first image in the Jazz Hot magazine. It was a portrait of pianist Jef Gilson. It was the very first of hundreds to come…”

To pay homage to Leloir’s work, Jazz Images has selected the most important classic jazz albums to match with his visual genius. The result is this groundbreaking collection consisting of 60 LPs and 46 CDs, beautifully presented all in fold open editions, showcasing the photographer’s work as the common denominator.

All photographs have been carefully selected from Leloir’s immense catalogue. Many had never been published before in any format. All photos demonstrate Leloir’s amazing ability to immortalize performers and to capture candid moments at the airport, in the dressing rooms and at the corridors of the most legendary Paris jazz and concert venues. “I loved the people I photographed, so I made myself as available, yet as discreet as possible,” he said. “I never wanted to be a paparazzi. I wanted them to forget my presence so I could catch those little unexpected moments.”
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
24738 Them Dirty Blues  album cover Cannonball Adderley Them Dirty Blues(CD, Comp, RM, Unofficial, Dig) Jazz Images 24738 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37001 Moanin'  album cover Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37001 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37002 Kind Of Blue  album cover Miles Davis Kind Of Blue(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37002 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37003 Alone Together  album cover Chet Baker Alone Together(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37003 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37004 Lady In Satin  album cover Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra - Lady In Satin(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37004 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37005 Giant Steps  album cover John Coltrane Giant Steps(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37005 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37006 You're Mine You  album cover Sarah Vaughan & Quincy Jones Sarah Vaughan & Quincy Jones - You're Mine You(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37006 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37007 Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson  album cover Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37007 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37008 Ella And Louis  album cover Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37008 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37009 Monk's Music  album cover Thelonious Monk Monk's Music(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz images 37009 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37010 Little Girl Blue  album cover Nina Simone Little Girl Blue(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37010 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37011 Portrait In Jazz  album cover Bill Evans Trio* Portrait In Jazz(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37011 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37012 Lady Sings The Blues   album cover Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues (LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, 180) Jazz Images 37012 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37013 Mingus Ah Um  album cover Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37013 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37014 Chet Is Back!  album cover Chet Baker Chet Is Back!(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37014 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37015 Festival Session  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Festival Session(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37015 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37016 Miles Davis Plays Ballads  album cover Miles Davis Miles Davis Plays Ballads(LP, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37016 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37017 'Round About Midnight  album cover Miles Davis Quintet* 'Round About Midnight(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37017 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37018 Affinity  album cover The Oscar Peterson Trio Affinity(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37018 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37019 Saxophone Colossus  album cover Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37019 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37020 Jazz Samba  album cover Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37020 France 2016 Sell This Version
37021 Waltz For Debby  album cover Bill Evans Trio* With Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian Bill Evans Trio* With Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian - Waltz For Debby(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37021 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37022 Chet Baker Sings  album cover Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37022 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37023 Time Out  album cover The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37023 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37024 Go!  album cover Dexter Gordon Go!(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37024 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37025 Like Someone In Love  album cover Ella Fitzgerald, Frank DeVol And His Orchestra* Ella Fitzgerald, Frank DeVol And His Orchestra* - Like Someone In Love(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37025 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37026 At Last!  album cover Etta James At Last!(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37026 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37027 The Great Summit  album cover Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Great Summit(LP, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37027 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37028 Sketches Of Spain  album cover Miles Davis Sketches Of Spain(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37028 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37029 Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud  album cover Miles Davis Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37029 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37030 Workin'  album cover The Miles Davis Quintet Workin'(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37030 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37031 Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson   album cover Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson (LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37031 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37032 Songs For Distingué Lovers  album cover Billie Holiday Songs For Distingué Lovers(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37032 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37033 Somethin' Else  album cover Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37033 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37034 Playboys  album cover Chet Baker & Art Pepper Chet Baker & Art Pepper - Playboys(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37034 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37035 Chet & Dick  album cover Chet Baker & Dick Twardzik Chet Baker & Dick Twardzik - Chet & Dick(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37035 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37036 In Paris  album cover Chet Baker Quartet In Paris(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37036 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37037 The Atomic Mr. Basie  album cover Count Basie The Atomic Mr. Basie(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37037 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37038 Nuages  album cover Django Reinhardt Nuages (Album, Comp) 37038 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37039 Helen Merrill With Clifford Brown  album cover Helen Merrill, Clifford Brown Helen Merrill, Clifford Brown - Helen Merrill With Clifford Brown(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37039 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37040 Blue Train  album cover John Coltrane Blue Train(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37040 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37041 For Lovers  album cover The John Coltrane Quartet For Lovers(LP, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, 180) Jazz Images 37041 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37042 Plays The Blues  album cover John Coltrane Plays The Blues(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37042 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37043 Birth Of The Cool  album cover Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37043 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37044 Legrand Jazz  album cover Michel Legrand & Miles Davis Michel Legrand & Miles Davis - Legrand Jazz(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37044 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37045 Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Songbook  album cover Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Songbook(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37045 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37046 Genius + Soul = Jazz  album cover Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37046 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
37047 Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown  album cover Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37047 USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37048 Stan Getz & the Oscar Peterson Trio  album cover Stan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio Stan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio - Stan Getz & the Oscar Peterson Trio(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37048 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37049 Brilliant Corners  album cover Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37049 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37050 The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery  album cover Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37050 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37051 The Jazz Giant  album cover Lester Young The Jazz Giant(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37051 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37052 The Lonely One  album cover Bud Powell The Lonely One(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37052 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37053 Takin'Off  album cover Herbie Hancock Takin'Off(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37053 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37054 On The French Riviera  album cover Dizzy Gillespie On The French Riviera(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37054 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37055 Autumn Leaves  album cover Miles Davis Autumn Leaves(LP, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, 180) Jazz Images 37055 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37056 Midnight Special  album cover Jimmy Smith Midnight Special(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37056 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37057 At Town Hall  album cover Nina Simone At Town Hall(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37057 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37058 Ahmad's Blues  album cover Ahmad Jamal Ahmad's Blues(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37058 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37059 Candy  album cover Lee Morgan Candy(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37059 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
37060 The Bridge  album cover Sonny Rollins Quartet The Bridge(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37060 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
38001 Portrait In Jazz  album cover Bill Evans Trio* Portrait In Jazz(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38001 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38010 Affinity  album cover The Oscar Peterson Trio Affinity(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38010 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38011 Stay With Me  album cover Billie Holiday Stay With Me(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38011 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38012 Chet & Dick  album cover Chet Baker-Dick Twardzik Quartet* Chet & Dick(CD, Album, RE, RM, 24-) Jazz Images 38012 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38013 In Paris  album cover Chet Baker Quartet In Paris(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38013 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38014 Chet Is Back!  album cover Chet Baker Chet Is Back!(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38014 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38015 Nuages  album cover Django Reinhardt Nuages(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Jazz Images 38015 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38016 The Atomic Mr. Basie  album cover Count Basie The Atomic Mr. Basie(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38016 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
38019 For Lovers  album cover John Coltrane For Lovers(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38019 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38020 The World's Greatest Gospel Singer  album cover Mahalia Jackson The World's Greatest Gospel Singer(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38020 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38027 The Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson  album cover Oscar Peterson The Jazz Soul Of Oscar Peterson(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Jazz Images 38027 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38028 You're Mine You  album cover Sarah Vaughan & Quincy Jones Sarah Vaughan & Quincy Jones - You're Mine You(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38028 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38029 Together  album cover Sidney Bechet & Martial Solal Sidney Bechet & Martial Solal - Together(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Jazz Images 38029 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
38030 Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson  album cover Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson - Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38030 Europe 2016 Sell This Version