VIP, Utrecht, 2008, First Edition. Kindly SIGNED, inscribed, and dated on the title page by the author, specifically at JazzFirst Books request, and uncommon, thus. In 2005 Dutch photographer and long-time jazz aficionado, Jaap van de Klomp, embarked on a pilgrimage which would take him across the United States and parts of Europe on a three year search for the final resting places of the great jazz musicians. This unique, handsomely produced book, is the result; a collection of photographs which records with simplicity, sensitivity and a quiet elegance, the grave sites and burial markers of the jazz greats. The coloured prints are accompanied by Scott Yanow's aptly brief and restrained biographical sketches, with archival b & w photos, an introduction by jazz historian and journalist Dan Morgenstern, and an essay by jazz bassist and writer, Bill Crow. Fine in black printed boards in a like dust jacket, as new.
A unique jazz photo essay, uncommon signed, in collector's condition. J1806