William Claxton Collection

William Claxton Collection

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THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION

william claxton bio web images jazBorn in Pasadena, California, iconic phorographer William Claxton (1927-2008) is best known for his dozens of splendid portraits of jazz figures (especially those of Chet Baker, of whom he took the first professional photos) and Hollywood stars (such as his friend Steve McQueen). Claxton’s images graced the covers of countless records, and appeared in magazines such as Life, Paris Match and Vogue. Claxton wrote 13 books, held dozens of exhibitions of his photographs around the world, and won numerous photography awards. Claxton was celebrated for his moody black-and-white portraits of leading jazzmen such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Art Pepper and Thelonious Monk. His photographs of musicians at work around the US in 1960, taken on a four-month journey accompanied by musicologist Joachim-Ernst Berendt, were collected in the book Jazzlife.

Claxton took the famous photograph of a brooding Chet Baker with his face reflected on the piano (below). His Baker portraits were collected in the book Young Chet, with a note from Claxton that photography is “jazz for the eye”. Claxton’s photographs made striking album covers for Pacific Jazz Records, such as the shot of a seaborne Baker blowing his trumpet in the wind on the sleeve of the 1956 album, Chet Baker and Crew. Shooting LP covers was, wrote Claxton, a “simple and delightful experience” – and an intimate arrangement he preferred to the wrangling of executives and stylists that would accompany CD cover shoots in later years.

This collection presents perennial jazz recordings presented in 64 LPS and CDS all of them illustrated with superb images by the great photographer.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
37073 Sunday At The Village Vanguard  album cover The Bill Evans Trio Sunday At The Village Vanguard(LP) Jazz Images 37073 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37074 Stay With Me  album cover Billie Holiday Stay With Me(LP) Jazz Images 37074 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37075 Three Giants!  album cover Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach - Three Giants!(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Jazz Images 37075 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37076 What A Difference A Day Makes!  album cover Dinah Washington What A Difference A Day Makes!(LP, Album) Jazz Images 37076 France 2018 Sell This Version
37077 Byrd's Word  album cover Donald Byrd Byrd's Word(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37077 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37078 My Favorite Things  album cover John Coltrane My Favorite Things(12", Ltd, 180) Jazz Images 37078 France 2018 Sell This Version
37079 Milestones  album cover Miles Davis Milestones(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Jazz Images 37079 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37080 Walkin'  album cover Miles Davis Walkin'(LP, Album, Num, Gat) Jazz Images 37080 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37081 Muddy Waters At Newport 1960  album cover Muddy Waters Muddy Waters At Newport 1960(LP, Album, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37081 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37082 Sonny Rollins And The Contemporary Leaders  album cover Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins And The Contemporary Leaders(LP, Album, DG) Jazz Images 37082 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37083 Explorations  album cover Bill Evans Trio* Explorations(LP, Album, RE) Jazz Images 37083 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37084 The Unforgettable Lady Day  album cover Billie Holiday The Unforgettable Lady Day(LP, Comp) Jazz Images 37084 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37085 At The Lighthouse  album cover The Cannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Jazz Images 37085 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37086 The Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd  album cover Charlie Byrd Trio The Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd(LP, Ltd, RE, Gat) Jazz Images 37086 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37087 Ella & Louis  album cover Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis(LP, Mono) Jazz Images 37087 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37088 Out Of The Cool  album cover Gil Evans Out Of The Cool(LP, Album) Jazz Images 37088 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37089 We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite  album cover Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite(LP, Album, 180) Jazz Images 37089 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37090 Miles Ahead  album cover Miles Davis Miles Ahead(LP) Jazz Images 37090 2018 Sell This Version
37091 My Baby Just Cares For Me  album cover Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37091 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37092 The Shape Of Jazz To Come  album cover Ornette Coleman The Shape Of Jazz To Come(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Gat) Jazz Images 37092 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37093 Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music  album cover Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Jazz Images 37093 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37094 Way Out West  album cover Sonny Rollins Way Out West(LP, Album, RE) Jazz Images 37094 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37095 Big Band Bossa Nova  album cover Stan Getz Big Band Bossa Nova(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, 180) Jazz Images 37095 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37096 Blue Monk  album cover Thelonious Monk & Art Blakey Thelonious Monk & Art Blakey - Blue Monk(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Jazz Images 37096 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37097 Reflections  album cover Thelonious Monk Trio Reflections(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, 180) Jazz Images 37097 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37098 Groove Yard  album cover Wes Montgomery Groove Yard(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37098 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37099 Blue Train  album cover John Coltrane Blue Train(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37099 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37100 Django  album cover The Modern Jazz Quartet Django(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, Gat) Jazz Images 37100 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37101 Brazil’s Greatest Composer  album cover Antonio Carlos Jobim Brazil’s Greatest Composer(LP, Comp) Jazz Images 37101 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37102 Joe Williams Sings, Count Basie Swings  album cover Joe Williams, Count Basie Orchestra Joe Williams, Count Basie Orchestra - Joe Williams Sings, Count Basie Swings(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Jazz Images 37102 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37103 Meets The Rhythm Section  album cover Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Jazz Images 37103 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37104 Moanin’  album cover Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin’(LP, Ltd) Jazz Images 37104 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37105 Charles Mingus Present Charles Mingus  album cover Charles Mingus Charles Mingus Present Charles Mingus(LP, RE) Jazz Images 37105 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37106 Time Out  album cover The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE) Jazz Images 37106 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37107 The Jimmy Giuffre 3  album cover The Jimmy Giuffre Trio The Jimmy Giuffre 3(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37107 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37108 Kind Of Blue  album cover Miles Davis Kind Of Blue(LP, Album) Jazz Images 37108 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37109 Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown  album cover Sarah Vaughan, Clifford Brown Sarah Vaughan, Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown(12", Album, Mono, Club, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37109 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37110 Saxophone Colossus  album cover Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus(LP) Jazz Images 37110 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37111 I Get So Weary  album cover T-Bone Walker I Get So Weary(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Jazz Images 37111 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
37112 Movin' Along  album cover Wes Montgomery Movin' Along(LP, Album, RE) Jazz Images 37112 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
37118 Finger Poppin'  album cover The Horace Silver Quintet Finger Poppin'(LP, Album, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37118 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
38046 Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music  album cover Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music(CD, Comp, RM) Jazz Images 38046 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
38069 Byrd's Word  album cover Donald Byrd Byrd's Word(CD, Album, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38069 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
38078 The Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd  album cover Charlie Byrd The Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd(CD, Album, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38078 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
38080 My Baby Just Cares For Me  album cover Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Jazz Images 38080 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
38083 Big Band Bossa Nova  album cover Stan Getz Big Band Bossa Nova(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Jazz Images 38083 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
38301 Brazil’s Greatest Composer  album cover Antonio Carlos Jobim Brazil’s Greatest Composer(CD, Comp, Ltd, RM) Jazz Images 38301 Europe 2018 Sell This Version