Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography and Jazz by Benjamin Cawthra
Miles Davis, supremely cool behind his shades. Billie Holiday, eyes closed and head tilted back in full cry. Blue Notes in Black and White charts the development of jazz photography from the swing era of the 1930s to the rise of black nationalism in the '60s. Through text and photographs, Benjamin Cawthra provides a fascinating account of the partnership between two of the twentieth century's most innovative art forms.